Sale items for now…and next season


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 Striped Jumper

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

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Last Friday of 2012 – Out with Friends


Dressing up to go out for dinner

 

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

Spending splurge


Who doesn't like shopping?For the past month I really haven’t been very well with my asthma confining me to the house and only my laptop and bf for company. Now that I am ready for the commute back to work (which also means I can start going out with friends and be sociable again) I have looked back at the last few weeks and realised that I might have gone a bit crazy spending wise. Normally just a little bit of window shopping in my lunch hour satisfies any spending need I feel.

With that ability taken away from me I turned to the virtual shops and Continue reading

Recycling my wardrobe


So you know the feeling. An invitation drops onto the doormat or a friend announces they are getting married or throwing a special party. My first thought is “what am I going to wear?” As a wedding guest you start to think about clashing with bridesmaids or, heaven forbid, the bride.

Dresses

I don’t know what compels me but I have this overwhelming urge, nay need to have a totally new outfit to wear including shoes and matching accessories. Continue reading

Wedding Guest Dress Dilemma


I’m on the prowl for a dress to wear to a summer wedding. Luckily this time there is no bride to show up so it can be full steam ahead on an outfit without worrying about clashing with bridesmaids or, heaven forbid, the bride herself.

Wedding Guests

Previous weddings have seen me wearing some kind of floral number, not ditsy but bold. Continue reading