August Outfit Post

It has to be said that I love August. Getting to have some quality time with my little boy is always a pleasure, plus it is also the month of my wedding anniversary, and we spend at least one week in Wales enjoying Summer. So whilst, in weather terms, it was far from a scorcher, there were still lots of opportunities to have a lot of family fun, and, with a few events thrown into the mix, it is a month that I’m already missing, especially as Autumn has arrived with cold, winds and lots of rain.

In terms of fashion, there were a few new additions to my wardrobe, but generally I have been hitting the charity shops with a vengeance. I had an extensive wardrobe clearout in August and donated around eight sacks of clothing and shoes to a local charity shop, but this has only made space for some more pieces, which is always a dangerous thing to do. That said, a positive of my cull was that I found lots of things that I’d completely forgotten about, which is a little like buying something new.

Two charity shop bargains were the black vintage M&S dress and the dotted dress. The black dress was a vintage St Michael label and still has the original tags on. I wore it twice last month, so for £4.99, it has already paid for itself. The dotted dress was a catalogue label, also still with tags, probably from the 1980s, but with a real fresh modern feel.

What sort of style did you opt for in August?

Sunday Lunch

Dress Vintage Charity Shop Find Belt River Island Shoes H&M

Signing Day at West Bromwich Albion

Top River Island Jeans Marisota

Brunswick in the Blitz

Dress White Stuff C/O High Street Outlet Cardigan Charity Shop Find Sandals Next Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs

New Yorker Beer Launch

Dress Vintage M&S Charity Shop Find Shoes Matalan Bag 1950s vintage (From Brunswick in the Blitz)

Similar Dress

Midi Slip Dress
£26.00 Click to visit Topshop

Brassed Off Press Night

Dress Charity Shop Finds Necklace Portuguese Cork Shoes Biba at House of Fraser Bag as before

Teal Dress

Chi Chi Karla Dress
£65.00 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Biba Daizie Slingback Kitten Heels £75 Click to visit House of Fraser

Shopping in Welshpool

Dress 1970s vintage (From Vintage fair) Bag Desigual sandals Clarks

Shopping in Wales

Dress 1980s vintage – charity shop find Espadrilles – From Menorca

 

Visiting Cymer Abbey

Top Monsoon Jeans Primark Shoes Hobbs

Similar Top

ASOS Body in Stripe with Long Sleeve Click to visit ASOS


Live Chat
Heavenly Soles Leather Ballerinas Extra Wide EEE Fit £25 Click to visit JD Willams

Car boot sale

Scarf Day Birger et Mikkelson Top Primark Skirt 1970s vintage Charity Shop Find Shoes H&M Bag Fairtrade

Curry Night

Top Peacocks Jeans Primark Bag 1950s vintage Shoes Bally vintage

Similar Top

Quiz Black Bubble Crepe Bardot Top
Was £16.99 Now £11.99 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Shopping

Dress Monsoon Shoes Matalan Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs

Green Print Dresses

ISSA Darcy Pleat Detail Printed Dress £109 Click to visit House of Fraser

Jaeger Jersey Banana Leaf Print Dress £45 Click to visit House of Fraser

Weekend in Tewkesbury

Top H&M Necklace Equilibrium Skirt George at Asda Shoes John Lewis

Anniversary Meal

Dress H&M Shoes Primark Bag Katie Loxton

Katie Loxton The Perfect Pouch, Blue £16.99 Click to visit John Lewis

Visiting Tewkesbury Abbey

Top Monsoon Skirt Monsoon Shoes John Lewis

Similar Skirt

Grey Tulle Hanky Hem Midi Skirt
£19.99 Click to visit New Look

First Match of the Season

Kimono and Top Peacocks Jeans Primark

New Dress

Dress River Island Shoes Tu (Charity Shop Find)

Same Print

River Island Bardot Floral Print Midi Dress
£28.00 Click to visit ASOS

River Island Plus Wrap Dress In Print
£45.00 Click to visit ASOS

 

May Outfit Posts

May was busy. In fact, May was an extremely busy month. It was filled with press shows, events and family time, and it also featured some sunshine, and weather that was decidedly sunny – hurray! That said, it almost ruined the Bank holiday by pouring with a rain storm that can only be described as biblical, which was a shame, as the Friday before the Whitsun bank holiday was hot, hot, hot. I was in Wales for the Bank holiday and have to say we had two nice days, and in Britain, two out of three isn’t bad.

In terms of my wardrobe, May was filled with lots of my vintage and charity shop buys as I finally embraced my summer wardrobe.  There were a few new pieces, including my white skirt from TK Maxx that has a fifties prom feel, and the lovely Topshop dress that has a Bardot style neckline and a lovely silver thread running through it. But in general, this has been a month of bargain spotting, from the culottes that I got thinking they were a skirt, pricely sum £2.49, to the Louboutins that almost had me salivating (£25), and the red 1980s pleated skirt that is so lovely and cost just £1.99 from a Compton Hospice shop. I love having fun with fashion and generally think I have more fun rummaging than I do shopping the High Street.

What did you get this month? Do you ever vintage or charity shop?

Father in Law’s Birthday meal

Top Charity Shop Skirt TK Maxx Bag Sonia Rykiel Shoes Vivienne Westwood Necklace Primark

New Season Launch at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Top and Culottes Charity Shop Shoes Clarks Bag Vintage

Joe’s special Class Assembly

Jumper Charity Shop Bracelet Bombay Duck Skirt H&M Shoes M&S

Funny Girl Press Night

Dress Charity Shop Bag Vintage Shoes M&S

Wedding shopping with my Brother

Top Primark Skirt Vintage Shoes Dorothy Perkins

School Run and working from home

Jumper M&S Skirt Tu Shoes Charity shop

Shopping

Jumper Tu Skirt F&F Clothing Shoes River Island

Sunday Lunch

Dress Vintage Bracelet Vintage Shoes Office

Traveling back from Wales

Top New Look Skirt Charity shop Sandals Clarks Basket TK Maxx

Wet Day in Wales

Kagoul New Look Top Primark Skirt Dorothy Perkins Sandals Clarks Bag Vivienne Westwood at OD’s Designer Clothing

Sunshine in Wales

Necklace Vintage Top Primark Skirt Topshop Flip Flops Store 21 Bag as before

School Run

Top Charity Shop Skirt Vintage Shoes Vintage Ferragamo Necklace Kleshna

Date Night

Dress F&F Clothing Shoes Louboutin (Charity shop find)

Sunday Lunch

Dress 1970s vintage Shoes Vintage Ferragamo

Tommy Press Night

Jacket 1980s vintage top and coated skinnies Primark Necklace – gift from hubby Shoes Primark

A day in Barmouth

Necklace Topshop Top and shoes Primark Skirt Charity shop

The Verdict Press Night

Dress Wallis Shoes Dorothy Perkins

Imelda May at the Symphony Hall

Necklace – Gift from Mom Jumpsuit Primark Shoes Dorothy Perkins

Joe’s football presentation

Dress Joanie Clothing Bag Vintage Shoes Clarks

dress Topshop
Shoes Givenchy vintage

March Outfit Post #WIWT

Another month has been and gone, and I have to say, where is the year going? March is always a month I dread. Sure, I love the coming of Spring, the lighter nights and sunny days that we did get to enjoy last month. But with all that comes a month of birthdays – my dad, my brother, my brother in law and my hubby. It makes March a very expensive month.

So thank goodness that Spring also brings more sales, and I have been able to pick up some real bargains over the last month, both online and in store. The charity shops have also been amazing, I have already highlighted some of my best finds, including the fabulous Burberry mac that I got for £15. (You can find that post here). This post is also about shopping your wardrobe – the F&F coatigan is an old fave that I reviewed some time ago, and was great as a cover up for a night at the theatre. Other old faves include my Pearl Lowe for Peacocks tea dress – surely that was one of the best high street collabs ever? The dresses are still so wearable and look glam, and I’m pleased to say I have four still in my wardrobe.

As ever, I have put links to some of my new season buys that are still available online, I would definitely check out the sale at Topshop which is still a real winner with plenty of lines still being added. Boohoo is also a brilliant place to shop the sales, my strapless dress was a real bargain.

Did you get any fashion bargains in March?

Shirley Valentine Press Night

Coatigan F&F Clothing Bag Day Birger et Mikkelson

Dress F&F Clothing Necklace Primark

Shopping Trip

Dress Jaeger Vintage – Charity shop find Belt Asda George

WBA V Crystal Palace Match

Hat Topshop Top Asda George Necklace Primark Jeans Marisota Boots Deichmann

Plain Fluffy Beanie Hat
Was £12.00 Now £2.00 Click to visit Topshop

Bell Sleeve Top £10 Click to visit George at Asda

 

Joe’s Football Practice

Necklace Wallis Sweatshirt H&M Denim skirt Dorothy Perkins Boots Clarks

Sweatshirt Topshop Boots Primark

Ruffle Satin Sweatshirt
Was £20.00 Now £10.00 Click to visit Topshop

New dress

Dress Wallis

Navy Zip Front Shift Dress
Was £36.00 Now £20.00 Click to visit Wallis

Billy Elliot Backstage tour

Earrings Dorothy Perkins Dress Boohoo Shoes Clarks

Ari Double Layer Bandeau Midi Skater Dress £8 Click to visit Boohoo

Gangsta Granny Press Night

Top and brooch Vintage Charity shop finds Skirt Joy Shoes Dorothy Perkins

Valley of the Dolls Kimmy Lurex Midi Skirt £45.00 NOW £22.50 Click to visit Joy

Soft Play Hell

Dress Pearl Lowe for Peacocks Necklace Design by DC

Sunday Lunch at Podge and Tin

 

Top Dorothy Perkins Skirt New Look via Amazon Necklace Vintage Shoes Lotus

New Look Women’s Sammy Snake Pleat Midi Skirt £7.66 click to visit Amazon

WBA V Arsenal Match

Necklace Tatty Devine Jumper M&S Via Charity shop Trousers Primark Boots Clarks

Billy Elliot Press Night

Top Select Skirt New Look via Amazon Boots Primark Bag Biba at House of Fraser

New Look Women’s Tulle Midi Skirt £7.66 click to visit Amazon

Hubby’s birthday at Rub Steakshouse

Necklace Mango Top Jaeger Vintage charity shop find Skirt Topshop Shoes vintage Lotus platforms charity shop finds

TALL Metallic Jersey Pleat Skirt
Was £34.00 Now £20.00 Click to visit Topshop