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

 

 

February Outfit Post

February. The shortest month but also one of the busiest. With half term falling at the end of the month I had to fit work around Joe’s soccer camp, football presentations and half term treats – this was one of those month’s when I really missed being at home, it seemed like I was out so much.

Clothing wise, there has been a mixture of casual and dressy, and I found that the shops were still full of bargains as the sales continued. I’m currently avoiding Spring as it doesn’t feel anywhere near warm enough to be wearing pastels and thinner clothing. That said, some of my best charity shop finds were in softer muted shades, including the pleated skirt that cost just £1 from a charity shop, and the two pieces that I found in the Heart Foundation store. I also found a lovely short sleeved red and white dress from the 1970s, this looks so lovely on and was another £1 bargain – I mean, what can you really buy for a pound???

Sales buys include the black Bardot dress I wore for the Thriller Live press night, and my new favourite pieces – the lilac Topshop frilled sweatshirt and the pink velour number from H&M, which looks so nice with the white floaty skirt. I got the two H&M pieces for £15 and know I will wear them lots this Spring.

I’m really looking forward to the weather getting warmer and being able to add some more Springlike pieces to my wardrobe. March is another busy month, with four family birthdays as well as Mother’s Day, and plenty of press events coming up. The wardrobe is going to be busy this month!

Shopping

Scarf Topshop Coat Primark Jeans Marisota Boots Clarks

Similar Coat


Jennie Coat from £94.50 Click to visit Boden


Lexi Super Soft High Waist Slim Leg Jeans Regular Length £24 Click to visit Marisota

Thriller Live Press Night

Dress Dorothy Perkins Bag Modalu Boots New Look

Similar Dresses

*Izabel London Black Cuffs Pocketed Dress
Was £18.00 Now £10.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Fit and Flare Velour Bardot Dress
Was £24.00 Now £7.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Floral Bardot dress
Was £32.00 Now £10.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Vintage Charity Shop Find

Dress £1 charity shop find

Dress for Valentine’s Date Night with hubby

Dress Izabel London From Dorothy Perkins Necklace Primark Boots Clarks

Dress with same print


Izabel London Floral Print Bardot Dress
£22 Click to visit House of Fraser

Press Night for Sister Act

Dress Pep&Co Boots Clarks

Similar Dress

ASOS CURVE Boho Off Shoulder Dress in Floral Print £22 Click to visit ASOS

River Island Cold Shoulder Floral Midi Dress
£45.00 Click to visit ASOS

Charity shop finds for a football presentation

Jumper Dorothy Perkins C/O Charity shop (Heart Foundation) Skirt M&S C/O Charity Shop Boots Clarks

Similar Skirt

Boiled Wool Knit Skirt
Was £55.00 Now £30.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lunch and shopping with Hubby

Jumper Charity Shop finds – Acorns – Vintage Skirt New Look via Amazon Boots Clarks

New Look Women’s Satin Pleat Midi Short Sleeve Casual Skirt £6.95 Click to visit Amazon

New Buys

Sweatshirt H&M Skirt H&M Boots Clarks

Sunday Lunch

Jumper H&M Skirt Vintage £1 bargain – help the aged Shoes Vintage Carvela Charity shop find

Kid’s birthday party on a snowy day

Coat Primark Dress Monsoon Wellies Hunter

Sunday Lunch

Top Select Skirt Topshop Boots New Look

Similar Skirt


**Pleated Midi Skirt by Glamorous Tall
Was £28.00 Now £18.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lunch Date with Hubby

Dress Dorothy Perkins Boots Clarks

Fun at the Hollywood Bowl

Top Primark Skirt Primark

Player signing at WBA football Club

Sweatshirt Topshop Skirt Dorothy Perkins

PETITE Ruffle Sweatshirt
Was £30.00 Now £18.00 Click to visit TOPSHOP

Saturday shopping and trying out a new Turkish Restaurant

Jumper Pep&Co Necklace Primark Skirt Anne Klein Charity shop find Boots Clarks

Beauty Review Selfridges

Top Next Charity shop find Skirt Miss Selfridge Necklace Primark