Winter Wardrobe Essentials

As we move into Winter, it is time to update our wardrobes accordingly. The good news is that we don’t have to buy reams and reams of new clothes, we just need to make a few savvy purchases that can be used in a versatile manner to ensure that our wardrobes stay fresh while we stay warm.

Here are my key pieces that will keep you warm and gorgeous this Winter.

A Blanket Scarf

A blanket scarf is an item I discovered last Winter, a real versatile piece that you will wear loads. Why? Well on milder days the scarf can be worn rather than a coat, layered over a cosy jumper for just the right amount of coverage. This is a great look if you are shopping in heated shopping centres where you melt in your winter coat. But, come the big freeze, you can actually layer this over your coat, it is so much warmer than your traditional scarves. Good places to find blanket scarves this year include Joules and Dorothy Perkins.


Pink Pearl Embellished Blanket Scarf
£15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

A Chunky Knit

Chunky knit jumpers have become one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. The simplest way to wear it has to be the jeans, jumper and boots combination, but chunky knit can also be worn over tea dresses to extend their life from Spring.Summer to Autumn/Winter wear. Another gorgeous way to wear your chunky knit is over a tulle skirt, a look which combines a mixture of fabrics and styles to devastating effect. Look to Boden for elegant knitwear.

Imogen Roll Neck Jumper £90 Click to visit Boden

Cashmere Socks

The ultimate in luxury, a pair of Cashmere bed socks are the epitome of pampering yourself and proof that some of your best and most beloved wardrobe items never need leave the house, Look to The White Company for the softest bed socks around in the best shade of baby pink.

Cashmere Bed Socks – Pale Pink £26 Click to visit The White Company

Knitted Gloves

I love leather gloves, but here’s the thing, they look great, but they are not warm. For warmth you need to opt for a knitted version instead. M&S have a great range of soft knit gloves in a range of colours for less than £10. Definitely worth a look.

Soft Knitted Gloves
£7.50 Click to visit M&S

If you are in need of some winter wardrobe inspiration you could look to Lyst who have curated everything from new season style to stone cold neutral shades, as well as some of the most current sales if you are looking for a bargain. All the big High Street stores are also now well stocked with great ideas and ranges that embrace Winter weather in great style.

What are your Winter Essentials?


Christmas Gift Idea: Beauty Feet – Review and Giveaway

We spend a lot of time on our feet, but they are one of the parts of the body that is most neglected when it comes to giving ourselves a little TLC. Wearing uncomfortable shoes, walking around in bare feet, it has to be said that our feet are not always treated the best and this can lead to hard, dry and rough skin, particularly on the heels.

The SockShop have come up with a rather brilliant, pain free solution in the form of its Beauty Feet socks. These are socks that have a heel pad, that is also an active nourishing pad, containing a patented nourishing formula, a closely guarded Chinese Herbal recipe and Nano-silver. They say:-

Making your feet beautiful is now as easy as pulling on a pair of socks!

The great thing about these socks is that they are very wearable and perfect for everyday wear. They come in classic black which makes them a great work wear, trouser sock. They are also not too thick, so they can be worn with your smartest heeled boots as well as with Uggs and Wellies when it gets very cold.


In terms of effectiveness, 92% of people saw a marked improvement in the appearance of their feet. It is best to give the socks between 7-14 days to completely revive your heels.  The socks work best when you wear them for at least 8 hours a day and are machine washable and remain effective for at least 300 washes.

Beauty Feet would make a great stocking filler, but if you want to try them before Christmas, you can enter the competition below to win.

Competition Time


Beauty Feet Giveaway

Autumn #WIWT Post

OK – My bad. I usually do an outfit of the day post at the end of the month, but I totally forgot in September, and then got caught up in Christmas at the end of October. So today I bring an abridged version of #WIWT for the Autumn months so far, with a promise that November will have a proper post.

September is a bit of a transitional month when it comes to fashion, and this Autumn October proved to be surprisingly mild too. So some Summer pieces have had a prolonged life and I’ve been able to stick with bare legs for far longer than I normally would. Both months were busy and lively and had a few new purchases, some Charity shop finds and a little vintage style (although I have kept that for another post).

My fave buys of the month were the pearl sleeved sweater from Marks and Spencer which I have lived in since I got it – it is warm and pretty which makes it very versatile. The tassel earrings from Next are just amazing and get fabulous comments every time I wear them (most recently a lady on the till at Wilkinsons who said they were hypnotising her) and my bargain leopard print Kate from Primark – the best £30 I have ever spent. It is just the right side of Kate Moss rock chick and I am living in it, I’d sleep in it if I could!

What have you been wearing this Autumn? Any new buys? Any bargains?

Birthday Meal at Ego

Top M&S, Necklace Next, Skirt Charity Shop Find, Shoes Dorothy Perkins, Bag Primark

Blush Velvet ‘Gabrielle’ Court Shoes
Was £30.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Purple Velvet ‘Gabrielle’ Court Shoes
Was £30.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Similar Top

V-Neck Flute Sleeve T-Shirt £29.50 Click to visit M&S

Cinema Afternoon

Jacket New Life, T-shirt Oasis, Jeans Dorothy Perkins, Shoes H&M, Bag Lulu Guinness (Charity Shop Find)

Blue ‘Frankie’ Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £16.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mom’s Birthday Meal

Skirt and Top Per Una at M&S Shoes Dorothy Perkins Bag Yoshi Bags Earrings New Look

Shell Pink Tassel Drop Earrings
£8.99 Click to visit New Look

The Night Before Christmas Event at John Lewis

Jumper Clements Ribeiro, Skirt Charity Shop Find, Earrings Next

Tassel Earrings £8.50 Click to visit Next

A trip to the Hollybush

Skirt New Look Jumper M&S Necklace Primark Shoes Dorothy Perkins

Textured Round Neck Pearl Sleeve Jumper £35 Click to visit M&S

Similar Skirt

New Look Women’s Tulle Hanky Hem Skirt £13.99 Click to visit New Look

Shopping Trip

Top Select Skirt Topshop

Similar Top

£10.99 Click to visit Select

Similar Skirt

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Pleated Midi Skirt in Satin with Splices
£35.00 Click to visit ASOS

A night at the Ballet

Dress New Look (Charity Shop Find)

The Wedding Singer Press Night

Dress Jacques Vert (Charity Shop Find) Earrings Next Shoes Topshop


Scarf House of Fraser Top M&S Charity Shop Find Skirt Dorothy Perkins Shoes H&M

Contrasting Edge Roll Neck Jumper
£27.50 Click to visit M&S

Cilla the Musical Press Night

Top H&M Skirt New Look Bag Damart

Black Mesh Stripe Midi Skirt
£27.99 Click to visit New Look

Hairspray Press Night

Top Dorothy Perkins Skirt Tu Bag Accessorize Shoes Topshop

Sunday Morning Football

Jacket Paul Costelloe Charity Shop Find Jeans Dorothy Perkins Jumper M&S

Coat Primark Jumper Michael Kors Skirt M&S

New Coat!