I’ve convinced myself that apparently I need a camisole!! I’m going to China for work in T minus 2 days. It’s 28 degrees where I’m going; currently enjoying ‘Poor Air Quality’.
Crikey – I can’t get there fast enough.
It may be 28 degrees outside. Inside the AC in the meeting rooms will be set to arctic.
I’m only in China for 3 days, a day setting up, a day of the actual meeting, then a day re-capping to the team.
So what to wear in this dilemma when all I’d probably prefer to wear is my hotel dressing gown & courtesy slippers? Sleeves. Have to have sleeves due to the AC.
I found an M&S Chanel inspired cardigan that I’d filed away years ago it must be 5 years old, at least. It probably comes out each winter but I don’t think I’ve actually worn it for a few winter seasons. But now: it feels right. With jeans & good boots & big big earrings.
But. I neeeeeed a camisole for under it… I was thinking a white t-shirt/vest would do. Something more delicate/feminine is required. That can be delivered by Monday lunch time. No pressure.
Hush Silk & lace cami £80 – perfect
A more purse friendly version from H&M £12.99
H&M with pearl detailing £12.99; I do like how the cami is styled over this t-shirt. Not sure I could get away with it though…
Silk with a wider eyelash lace & button detail from La Redoute, £45
Or a higher neck version in velvet with lace trim from Monsoon, was £39, now £31.20.
In gorgeous Midnight blue velvet from M&S £20, check out the back neck detail. (There is a french knicker available to match…)
Simpler styling from La Redoute, £25 – velvet & lace again.
Now, if lace trims are all a bit much, how about some more subtle mesh detailing, French Connection crepe cami, £22
From Zara, £19.99 Simplicity itself.
V-neck again but super plain Next £15
From H&M, drape neck £8.99
Too simple? Do you *need* something with more sparkle? Then how about… this sequin cami from Next, £16.
Or this Midnight blue from Monsoon £39.99. Gorgeous.
Finally this sequin number from Mango – love this… and the second photo layering styling idea… maybe slightly more do-able? Mango £29.99
So… I leave home about 4pm tomorrow. Cami-less. I ran out of time to order. Did a mad Oxford Street dash yesterday with the daughter who frankly wasn’t that concerned about my clothing dilemmas – far more interesting in the buying of things for her impending Year 6 school trip.
So I’ll be mixing and matching and over packing weeping at the loss of Zara from Terminal 3 which used to provide last minute pick me ups… sad times.