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

 

The season of the cold shoulder

One of the key fashion trends of Spring/Summer 2016 has been the bare shouldered look. Whether we are looking at strategic cutouts to give the cold shouldered look, or at full on Brigitte Bardot style, shoulders seem to be fashions new erogenous zone. This is a style that is everywhere, and works for both dresses and tops.

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Shoulder baring tops do not conform to one style or trend. They can be worn casually with jeans a la Olivia Palermo, or as a fashion-forward directional look like that worn by Solange. Boho, sexy or worn with dungarees, Bardot styles are possibly the perfect summer top, with a style that can satisfy every taste.

JD Williams currently has a great range of Bardot and cold shoulder tops, and I wore one of my current favourites during the glorious Bank Holiday weekend. The frill Bardot top has a real 1970s retro feel due to the cheesecloth material, and comes in a slightly longer length which makes it a great choice to wear loose over jeans or trousers.  I chose to wear it with a long maxi skirt and mustard wedges for a boho 70s look that I think is great for sunny days and for packing in your holiday suitcase.

Frill Bardot Top £20 Click to visit JD Williams

Frill Bardot Top £20 Click to visit JD Williams

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This top is brilliant in that you can wear it two ways, sitting on the shoulder, or pulled further down in full Bardot style. The neckline is super pretty, with a large frill detail which goes all the way around the top, and the colour is a really vibrant mustard shade that looks so good when contrasted against deep primary colours, or worn with classic black or denim.

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This is super comfortable to wear, is true to size and is already a summer staple in my wardrobe. It also comes in black and ivory, I’m definitely going to add the black to my wardrobe before my upcoming holiday.

At the Cinema

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To view the full range of tops at JD Williams, click here.

 

Channel Christmas Downton with Miss Selfridge

Downton Abbey is one of the jewels in the ITV Christmas offering, showing on the evening of Christmas Day, and always much-anticipated. This years episode promises to be a sparkling affair, with the official ‘coming out’ and presentation to Royalty of Lady Rose. This means a chance to drool over a splendid range of beaded and glittering 1920s fashions, gorgeous flapper frocks, jewelled headbands and glam gloves and shoes.

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Miss Selfridge is this season taking us back to Winter’s past with a stunning party range that has a definite vintage feel. Of course, that has to include dresses that are just perfect if you are coming over all decadence and Downton yourself.  Fabulous beaded evening dresses, Art Deco style box clutch bags and diamante jewels will help you channel the spirit of Gloria Swanson and The Great Gatsby, making sure you will be the belle of any ball.

Teal Flapper Dress     Price: £170.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Teal Flapper Dress
Price: £170.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Red Flapper Dress     Price: £190.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Red Flapper Dress
Price: £190.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Crystal Stone Headband     Price: £14.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Crystal Stone Headband
Price: £14.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Vintage Style Stone Headpiece     Price: £10.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Vintage Style Stone Headpiece
Price: £10.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Geo Metal Clutch     Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Geo Metal Clutch
Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Pink Sequin Flapper Dress     Price: £150.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Pink Sequin Flapper Dress
Price: £150.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

All Over Embellished Maxi     Price: £180.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

All Over Embellished Maxi
Price: £180.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Flower Embellished Hardcase     Price: £39.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Flower Embellished Hardcase
Price: £39.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Faux Fur Cape     Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Faux Fur Cape
Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Fairy Choker     Price: £30.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Fairy Choker
Price: £30.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Sally Bow Town Shoe     Price: £47.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Sally Bow Town Shoe
Price: £47.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Midnight Sparkle Collar     Price: £50.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Midnight Sparkle Collar
Price: £50.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Flapper Embellised Dress     Price: £95.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Flapper Embellised Dress
Price: £95.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Gold Embellished Cape     Price: £28.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Gold Embellished Cape
Price: £28.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Embellished Feather Cape     Price: £85.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Embellished Feather Cape
Price: £85.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge