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

 

My Summer Wardrobe – A Bumper Outfit Of The Day Post

Due to a family holiday in Cyprus which also incorporated my brother’s wedding, I am really late with my outfit of the day post for June. It really has been an incredibly busy time, and June was the oddest of months, with both my birthday and Father’s Day falling in the month, as well as some great blogging events and family gatherings. Clearly it was a month when my wardrobe was going to be earning its keep.

The weather was practically schizophrenic, one moment the sun was so hot the only thing to do was immerse yourself in a pool (of the paddling variety in my case), the next there was rain and temperatures better suited to late October rather than the supposedly flaming June. This meant that the jeans could not be abandoned just yet, and some days still required sleeves of the longer variety.

There were some new purchases, specifically of the holiday variety, and there were also some great charity shop finds, but June was very much a month when old favourites showed their faces again, as I tried to avoid washing and wearing new pieces that I wanted to take on holiday. Where I can, I link to any pieces currently in stores, but this has proved to be more difficult in this post.

Prezzo New Square Review

Top Charity Shop Skirt Primark (current season – check your store) Shoes Givenchy Vintage Basket TK Maxx Necklace Primark

Straw baskets

Strawberry Straw Shopper Bag now £18 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Pom Pom Beach Tote Bag now £12 Click to visit JD Williams

A trip to RAF Cosford

Top Dorothy Perkins Skirt Vintage charity shop find Sandals Clarks

Similar Top and Skirt

Lace Bardot Top
Was £16.00 Now £12.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Graciela Polka Dot Pocket Side Midi Skirt £20 Click to visit Boohoo

Sunday Lunch

Top M&S Culottes New Look Shoes Vintage Bag Vivienne Westwood (reviewed here)

Similar Culottes

Tall Emily Tie Waist Culottes £15 Click to visit Boohoo

School Run on a sunny day

Top Primark Skirt Dorothy Perkins (Charity Shop Find) Sandals Clarks

Similar top and skirt

Black Floral Print Bardot Top £18.00 Click to visit Evans

MADEMOISELLE R Pleated Skirt £15.60 Click to visit La Redoute

Shopping and Lunch

Top New Look Jeans Dorothy Perkins Necklace QVC Sandals K Jacques Bag Desigual

Similar Top and jeans

White Bardot Neck Long Sleeve Top £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Cobalt Eden Ankle Grazer
Was £18.00 Now £14.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Woman in Business Expo

Top and Shoes M&S Skirt 1980s vintage Charity Shop Find

Top now in the sale

Cotton Rich Striped Flared Sleeve T-Shirt now £11 Click to visit M&S

Dinosaurs in the Wild Launch

Dress Primark Shoes F&F Necklace Rock My Vintage (review here)

Date Lunch with Hubby

Dress New Look Bag desigual Belt Charity Shop sunnies Calvin Klein (review here)

Turkish Restaurant for my birthday

Dress Next Shoes Clarks (Review here)

Navy Floral Bardot Midi Dress £28 Click to visit Next

Running Wild Press Night

Dress New Look

New Purchases

Top and Skirt New Look Shoes Dorothy Perkins

White Floral Print Hanky Hem Midi Skirt
£16.00 Click to visit New Look

Shopping Trip

Denim Jacket New Look Dress Pearl Lowe for Peacocks Shoes Dorothy Perkins

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