January Outfit Post – Part 2

As promised, here is part two of my outfit post for January. This one features some of the sale bargains I found this month, including the final pieces which cost a grand total of £16 from Topshop. I’ve already worn the jumper on a couple of occasions, and I know the skirt will be a wardrobe favourite as I have it in a couple of different colours and basically wear them to death. I’m thinking of teaming it with a black jumper for the rest of the Winter, and then a cream cami and strappy sandals once Summer comes. The best sort of wardrobe buys are ones which are versatile and earn their keep in your wardrobe – I certainly think this skirt fits the bill.

I went on a lovely ladies trip to Lichfield at the end of January and got some great Charity Shop buys. The red and black striped dress was just £3.99, it was something I liked when it was in store at Dorothy Perkins and I pretty sure I tried it on at some point, so I was really glad to see it at such a great price. It is the sort of style you can wear formally, but it is also comfortable due to the stretchy skirt – fab if you want an extra cake at lunchtime. The pretty white blouse from F&F Clothing was another bargain, it is so unusual and I can see I will wear this a lot too.

As ever, I have added links to items still in store, or similar things if I could find them.

 

The Buddy Holly Story Press Night

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Dress Monsoon – charity shop find Boots New Look Bag Biba at House of Fraser

View all current Biba bags here at House of Fraser.

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Black Flute Sleeve Shift Dress Price: £25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Flute Sleeve Shift Dress
Price: £25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Shopping and Lunch

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Top F&F Clothing Skirt Dorothy Perkins Boots Clarks

Navy Stripe Lace Jersey Knitted Top Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Stripe Lace Jersey Knitted Top
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

black full skirt Price: £25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

black full skirt
Price: £25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Football Practice and School Run

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Top Charity Shop Find Jeans Primark Boots Clarks Necklace Past times

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**Vero Moda White Lace Blouse Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Vero Moda White Lace Blouse
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Hair Appointment at Rush Hair

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Dress Dorothy Perkins Charity Shop finds Boots Clarks Bracelets Vintage finds

New Dress from TK Maxx

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Dress TK Maxx

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Chi Chi London Plus Sateen Floral Print Prom Dress £65.00 Click to visit ASOS

Chi Chi London Plus Sateen Floral Print Prom Dress £65.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Premium Mono Floral Midi Prom Dress £34.00  Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Premium Mono Floral Midi Prom Dress
£34.00 Click to visit ASOS

Birmingham Lunch

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Top Monsoon Skirt Dorothy Perkins Boots Clarks

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ASOS Ruffle Top in Satin with Sheer Panel £14.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Ruffle Top in Satin with Sheer Panel
£14.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Premium Pleated Ruffle Blouse with Raw Edges £38.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Premium Pleated Ruffle Blouse with Raw Edges
£38.00 Click to visit ASOS

New Topshop Buys

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Jumper and Skirt Topshop

 

Dorothy Perkins – New season hero buys

It is August, and still the height of Summer, so, with the prospect of a bit of a heatwave on the way, it seems the perfect time to look towards…Autumn. But, on a serious note, the Autumn collections are starting to make their way into stores and online, as the last of the summer sales are swept away and stores bring in new trends, colours and styles.

Dorothy Perkins has a superb collection that is full of hero buys and style classics. Their ‘Fashion Favourites Collection’ is heavy on effortless, classic style that is designed to last and be worn again and again,  rather than on fashion that will last half a season, if you’re lucky.

It’s all about Cuban heels, wrap coats (the grey is so good!), shirt dresses in a range of lengths and colours and tailored trousers and soft blouses that would be great additions to your workwear wardrobe. In terms of colour, black is back, as both a base and a statement shade, while Autumnal rust and navy – which look so good when paired together, berry shades, deep bottle greens and oranges create a stunning palette that will help you add deep, rich colour to your wardrobe.

I love this collection so much, it is totally wearable. You know that these pieces will be much loved and much worn if you add them to your current pieces, and with some short sleeves and thinner fabrics, these are very much pieces you could be wearing now. I’ve taken my own advice and am already wearing the Rose Gold Daze Ballerina Court shoes, and now need the tan version in my life.

Do you have any faves from the Dorothy Perkins collection?

Grey and Camel Wrap Coat Price: £49.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Grey and Camel Wrap Coat Price: £49.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Chiffon shirt midi dress Price: £40.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Chiffon shirt midi dress Price: £40.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Rose Gold 'Daze' Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Rose Gold ‘Daze’ Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Green Keyhole Contrast Blouse Was £24.00 Now £19.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Green Keyhole Contrast Blouse Was £24.00 Now £19.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Monochrome High Waisted Tapered Trousers Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Monochrome High Waisted Tapered TrousersPrice: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue zip front shirt dress Price: £32.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue zip front shirt dress Price: £32.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tan 'Daze' Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tan ‘Daze’ Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tie Waist Tapered Trousers Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tie Waist Tapered Trousers Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tab Neck Embroidered Blouse Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tab Neck Embroidered Blouse Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Conker Side Tab Ankle Grazer Trousers Was £18.00 Now £14.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Conker Side Tab Ankle Grazer Trousers Was £18.00 Now £14.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Bardot midi dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Bardot midi dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red Frill Shoulder Blouse Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red Frill Shoulder Blouse Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

To view the complete fashion Favourites Collection, click here.

Offers

20% Off New Season Styles
Start date: Thursday, 11th August
End date: Saturday, 13th of August
T&C: Selected lines

Click here to view

 

 

 

A little late – March Outfits Post

This is a little later than usual, we are well into April, half way through it in fact, and yet I am only just getting around to doing a March outfit post. The problem has been that I went away for the latter part of March, not coming back until we were well into April, and I am now playing that age old game of catch-up. So, apologies for the lateness.

March was a fairly quite month due to the fact that I was struggling health wise for so much of it. A combination of sinusitis, which I suffer from dreadfully, and Colitis, meant that some lovely events I was meant to attend, at The Miailbox, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, were all cancelled, much to my dismay. In addition, a much needed holiday in Wales meant a little bit of recuperation time that was much needed, it was great to leave the computer behind, if only for a little while.

So here are some of the outfits from March, where there has been a lot of jeans, quite a bit of shopping the wardrobe, and plenty of vintage and charity shop finds which prove that these shops are an absolute treasure trove when it comes to finding stylish pieces. Key amongst them are the 1980s blue top, complete with small shoulder pads and a tie side detail, I love the print on this and it looks so modern worn with skinny jeans and ankle boots. I also found more Bally shoes, I seek these out in charity shops as they are super quality and have a heel I can cope with for every day wear.

What did you get up to in March? What did you wear?

Friday night at Pizza Hut

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Top M&S Vintage (Charity Shop find) Necklace Primark Skirt M&S Shoes Bally Vintage

 AUTOGRAPH Faux Leather Pencil Skirt T508340 £49.50 Click to visit M&S


AUTOGRAPH Faux Leather Pencil Skirt £49.50 Click to visit M&S

New Buys from Dorothy Perkins

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**Tall Khaki Button Front Skirt Was £24.00 Now £18.24Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Tall Khaki Button Front Skirt
Was £24.00 Now £18.24 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Saturday Afternoon at the football

Afternoon at The football

Top underneath Next Jumper Select Jeans Primark Boots Clarks Bag Marc Jacobs Necklace Gogo Phillip

Meal with my boys

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Top Primark Skirt Linea at House of Fraser Shoes Bally Vintage

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Supertrash Trosha Top in D-Bull Stripe £40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Supertrash Trosha Top in D-Bull Stripe
£40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Friday Night at Nando’s

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Coat Primark Top Peacocks Jeans Dorothy Perkins Boots Clarks Necklace Primark

Easter Sunday in Wales

 

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Cardigan Jigsaw Dress M&S (Charity shop finds) Boots Clarks

School Run, shopping and Tuesday night football

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Top Vintage Jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Shopping in Aberystwyth

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Jacket Primark Top and Jeans Dorothy Perkins Bag TK Maxx

Fresh Blue 'Frankie' Ultra Soft Jegging Jeans Was £22.00 Now £16.72Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Fresh Blue ‘Frankie’ Ultra Soft Jegging Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £16.72 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

A trip to the Seaside

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Cardigan Oasis Top Next Jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Sleeveless Top £15 Click to visit Next

Sleeveless Top £15 Click to visit Next