October was a lovely busy month, and, as much as I hate the coming of Winter, October was also a fairly pleasant and mild month. I was able to still leave the tights off for most of the month so that was a bonus, and I avoided jeans as much as I could – another bonus.
I was busy with some lovely events that gave me a few chances for dressing up, including my mom’s 60th birthday which we celebrated in a rather lovely Italian restaurant, and saw me nab that Topshop cold shoulder dress that I’d spotted, and fell in love with in the window of Outfit in West Bromwich. I also had a few theatre press nights, as well as the opening party for the launch of The Lobby on the Hill.
I did a little shopping this month, there were some great sales around, especially online, and I would well recommend looking in the sale sections at both La Redoute and Boohoo which have some really lovely pieces. My blue dress below was just £10, but is now sold out, but there are lots of other great pieces. Similarly Boohoo have a brilliant range of net and tulle skirts that cost less than £15. When I picked up my striped skirt it was £5, but the price has risen slightly, although £7 is still hardly going to break the bank!
I also found some really great charity shop bargains this month. Top of the picks must be the Escada polo neck jumper that cost just £1 from a Charity Shop in West Bromwich. I teamed it with a lovely pleated skirt from M&S which was another charity shop find, this time from Bloxwich and costing £2.99. The brooch I added was found in a box at a Vintage emporium – I got 4 different ones for 50p each. I love to rummage for bits of antique jewellery and you can pick up some great inexpensive but pretty finds if you look carefully.
What have you been wearing this month?
Press Night for The Sound of Music
Shopping and Soft Play
Sunday Lunch and an afternoon in the park
9 TO 5 Press Night
School Run and Pub lunch
Similar print dress
Sister in Law’s Birthday Meal
An audience with Jo Malone
My Mom’s 60th birthday party
Halloween at Warwick Castle
The Lobby on Hill Street Launch Party