I purchased a few new items of clothing since my last post and will share them with you over the coming days. Most of them have been sale items of summer attire in readiness for my upcoming holiday in Tenerife.
My first items are a lovely tangerine orange top with a scallop hem from New Look which I have worn with black skinny jeans, black open toe sandals and a black chiffon, longline sleeveless waistcoat with a crochet hem.
These longline waistcoats will also look great with ripped denim shorts for holidays as I think the nice weather in the UK has sadly left us.
I must admit I’ve been a little green with envy as my other half has just been on a boy’s skiing weekend. So in a bid to cheer myself up I have participated in a little retail therapy.
I bought some knee length black boots from
MandCo. They have gold buckle detail to the side and are quilted at the back with a small block heel. I also bought a sequin shift dress from Kaliko and will be wearing it on my birthday night out tonight. I have picked up a strapless black and white stripes dress from River Island which will be perfect for Ascot or my brothers wedding later this year.
And I found a few tops for work in the January sales from New Look and Dorothy Perkins. So all in all a very productive shopping trip and I must say I feel much better.
I’ve had a splurge on buying woolly jumpers for the cold weather we have been having in the UK of late. And if the weather forecast is anything to go by it is likely to get worse.
These jumpers are from various shops, New Look, FandF, Primark, TKMaxx by GingerG and Brave Soul and are all very different and range from plain to patterned to number logos. They can also be worn casually for a last minute shopping trip or glammed up with a skirt and knee high boots or some accessories for a night out.
Apologies I haven’t posted anything for a while. I have been on holiday to Tenerife and then was away last weekend on a fitness weekend with some girl friends. And also I have broken my iPad and I feel lost without it. 😥
The big thing for AW 14 seems to be checks of all sizes and colours. I have my check blanket wrap which I have already posted a while ago but another recent purchase is this check longline jacket from New Look. I have worn mine with black leggings, a Primark black vest top, as it’s still quite warm and knee length black boots which were from George at Asda two years ago. I think they make really reasonable priced leather boots that last although I will probably need a new pair for this winter.
I was feeling the mulberry vibe yesterday and wanted to try out my new blanket wrap which I’m loving for this autumn / winter. They are so versatile and will be great for those upcoming Halloween and Bonfire night parties and will keep you nice and cosy when you are stood outside in the cold night air. Mine is a tartan wrap p, which I will link below, but there are a whole host of colours and styles available in the high street.
I have teamed mine with black skinny jeans from H&M with a small turn up and black New Look Chelsea boots. My mulberry coloured chiffon blouse, again New Look, and a black and mulberry Primark handbag.
Check out these beauties I bought today £12.99 from New Look. They seem to be my shop of choice at the minute. They are black with a mock croc effect. I’m wearing these with my H&M black skinny jeggings that I have turned up slightly and a leopard print tee again from, yes you’ve guessed it, New Look.
I’m feeling a little worse for wear after a long overdue night out with the girls. It’s a rarity that we are all free on the night. We had a few bottles of Presecco between us and a few Cosmopolitans for the road. I wanted to be a little glam but also casual so wore my skinny jeggings with a balck silky vest top from River Island and a new little jacket from New Look with a rose print design. I glammed it up a little with a pair of black New Look shoe boots with a great platform and the obligatory silver statement necklace.
Well a slight exaggeration but I wanted to share the new dresses I have recently purchased. The first one was a bargain from River Island at £12 in their sale.
Separately I also bought a New Look block colour clutch which also has a chain strap so can be used as shoulder or cross body bag. But the colours match this dress perfectly. And to finish off this look are some gorgeous day-to-night ankle strap with ankle strap, block heel and platform.
My second dress was not such a bargain but I find it hard to get dresses that as well as feeling comfortable, also look good and this ticks all those boxes. Plus it is a stretch fabric so has a lot of give in it and it is a beautiful bright blue and I love the neckline.
Getting up for work today was a little difficult, to say the least, after a weeks holiday in the sunshine. To add to that my poor little car wouldn’t start so had to get a lift to work so the day didn’t start too well. I wore a pair if black three quarter length Primark trousers and a black vest top with my Matalan kimono and my black New Look gladiator wedge sandals.
I went to see my niece and nephew today as it was their birthday. Indulged in some cake and a few glasses of pimms. As it was such a nice sunny day I thought I would take the opportunity to start trying out some holiday outfits.
I’m wearing some denim shorts and grey vest top, both from Primark with my New Look kimono and some sandals I’ve had for a few years from F&F. Oh and my Oakley sunglasses.
I also did a spot of web surfing this morning and found some nice shoes on a website I’ve recently discovered called http://www.spylovebuy.com and in their sale I found the following boots. I’ve been in love with this style of boot all winter but couldn’t find any suitable ones. So I saw these today and bought them for the winter. Mind you with the current weather not being able to make up its mind I might be wearing them sooner rather than later.