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

Envy and other women


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.

The Devil Wears Prada

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

Hot right now – quilted jackets


Quilted Coats

I’m on the hunt for ski wear for a trip early next year and in doing so have seen a flood of quilted jackets in stores and online. My sister-in-law grabbed a quilted down coat for a bargain £29 in a charity shop recently and said that wearing it felt like “I’m wrapped in a duvet” which sounded like the perfect solution for the cold months ahead.

These are some of my favourites. Continue reading

My favourite picks from the sale at The Remedi


I receive lots of emails from clothing sites, all trying to tempt me with their shiny wares. Including The Remedi who stock beautiful clothes, lots of silk dresses, tops and accessories but alas my purse is normally scared into a hidey place by the prices so I instead stalk their sales.

The Remedi now on Sale

So when their recent sales email tumbled into my inbox I couldn’t resist a little peek at what they had on offer. Here are some of my favourite pieces. Continue reading

Autumn is here, & so are new collections from Hobbs & Mango


As we edge nearer to Winter our pastel coloured clothes are carefully stored away till next year *sigh*, and out come the warm knits, the woollen skirts and cosy coats in woodland colours. This Autumn/Winter is it all about deep reds like ox-blood and crimson, tweeds and leather.

Hobbs new collection includes a range of printed dresses, coats and boots that I’d love to have in my Winter wardrobe. Here are some of my favourites.

The Lucy Ankle boot in a warm chestnut colour £179.00

Lucy elastic side ankle boot at Hobbs Continue reading