I’ve been working hard recently and enjoying spending a fair amount of time after work socialising and so my blog has been neglected a little (okay a lot). But I recently went along to Vogue’s Fashion Night Out on the 23rd of September, an evening where Regent’s Street, Oxford Street and the surrounding area came alive after hours with added attractions for shoppers and bloggers alike.
In an attempt to stop the temptation of shopping I am merely going to show some of the sale items currently on offer that have caught my eye recently. Repeat after me… I will not buy everything….I will not buy everything…I will not…oh maybe just the one then 😉
Christmas, New Years and a holiday have all rushed past leaving me in a strange mood as I attempt to finish my first full week back at work since the beginning of December.
My overwhelming spending desire seems diminished and I am struggling to put together outfits for work from my bulging wardrobe.
This morning as I walked to work I tried to think what was causing this. Was it post-Christmas/New Year/Holiday blues? Then it hit me. I missed the simplicity of living out of a suitcase. It sounds a little odd but think about it for a moment.
I try to travel light and take only the essentials. I long ago realised that packing 3 or 4 party dresses when I’m off to stay with relatives or in very cold weather just isn’t needed.
When I travel I pack only what I will wear and Continue reading
It is all too easy to fall into the trap of buying clothes that are really only suited to one time of the year, i.e. Christmas and the party season. Shops are packed full of discounted sparkly jumpers and dresses that although beautiful are not much good if they end up languishing at the back of the wardrobe for most of the year, constantly vying for your attention with their festive glitter but looking so out-of-place in Spring and even Autumn.
I’m trying to keep a sensible hat on this year. Stick to buying items that I need in my wardrobe or as my friend Jess suggests in her sale pick post, replacing items that are now worn out. By choosing items that can be layered for cold weather or teamed with different accessories to suit the time of year I’ll end up wearing them more and really getting my money’s worth.
Mango – was £34.99 now £24.99
This striped jumper from Mango can be worn with a denim shirt or vest to keep warm in the winter or added to shorts in the summer for a nautical Continue reading
As part of my new resolution (nothing to do with the upcoming New Year) to wear more of the clothes I own and sod what some people may think (take note bf) I am finally giving my leopard print dress an outing. I bought it in the sales months ago and never found an occasion that I thought would Continue reading
Walking through the train station this morning I am faced with walking behind a woman who is immaculately turned out from top to toe. Her boots are the ones I would love to own, they scream sophistication and elegance. Her black jeans fit perfectly and have no creases. Her long funnel neck black wool coat tops off the look giving her a slick polished look. Feminine but smart.
If someone were to edit her into the scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Anne Hathaway walks across the road in her variety of newly made-over outfits this woman would not look out-of-place. Do it with me most mornings and I’m sure people would stare and think “who the heck is the bag lady?” Continue reading
I love a bargain. So much so that I am quite willing to sign up for mail shots from sites that I regularly shop from like Oasis, ASOS and House of Fraser. The problem with this is the constant offers that pour into my mailbox each day. I see the sneaky subject lines trying to tempt me to open the email.
20% off all shoes!
Amazing, only going to happen once, blink and you will miss it, make sure you shop today or you’ll hate yourself for not buying something at this crazy price.
Ok, that last one was made up, but that is how they make me feel, like I might actually regret not spending my cash on Continue reading
The sales just don’t seem to stop and I’ve been trying to ignore the windows covered in red sale stickers and emails pouring into my inbox offering huge savings.
But today, as I lounge around having a lazy Sunday, I have caved in and had a look at some of the clothes that are currently on sale.
Oasis currently have a lovely range of floral and botanical prints. Continue reading
I started to have a clear out of my wardrobe late last year and sold off a Vivienne Westwood jacket and a French Connection dress.
I still have quite a few items that I no longer wear so off I went to ebay to list a few more in the hope that I can earn a little money to pay for some of the lovely things I’ve been adding to my wish list over on Pinterest.
I’m yet to have another serious clear out. One where I try on everything I haven’t worn for a while and really take a look at how I look wearing it. I am terrible at hanging onto tops that have gone out of shape just because I love the colour or print. Continue reading
As I mentioned in my post about Audrey Horne, I love Twin Peaks. Every time I lay eyes on my box set of the series I have the urge to watch it all over again.
Whether you love Audrey Horne’s brogues and sweaters or the check shirts and oversized knitwear of Donna Hayward, I’ve been nosing around finding what I think would be perfect to recreate the Twin Peaks look this winter. Continue reading