July Outfit Post

Today I’m looking back at the outfits I wore in July. July was a bit of a funny old month, I’d just got back from my holiday and really wanted to show off my suntan, but the weather was changeable to say the least, with warm days teamed with rain, and days that were decidedly cool for the time of year.

In many ways my outfit reflects that weather, with longer sleeves on tops and colours that would be more suited to Autumn than the tropical Summer we longed for. As ever, there was a good mixture of new buys, many picked up in the sales which I think have been pretty good this Summer, and also some holiday buys that I picked up in Portugal, including my sunshine yellow Desigual bag. There are of course pieces that I have dragged from the back of the wardrobe, an advantage of finding it hard to part from my clothes.

My personal favourite outfit is the one I wore for Sunday lunch combining an orange Bardot top and animal print skirt. I think these tops are amazing, and New Look now has them in different colours and prints – they are well worth the money.

Did you make any new purchases for your wardrobe in July or August?

Sunday Lunch

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Top New Look, Skirt F&F Clothing, Belt Primark, Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo vintage

Top – New Colours

Blue Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top £12.99 Click to visit New Look

Blue Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top
£12.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Red Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top £12.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Red Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top £12.99
Click to visit New Look

Similar (bargain) skirt

 DARK ANIMAL PRINT MIDI SKIRT £5.99 Click to visit Select

DARK ANIMAL PRINT MIDI SKIRT £5.99 Click to visit Select

Eness Beauty Event

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Top M&S, Skirt Tu, Shoes M&S (All charity shop finds) Bag Desigual Necklace My Mantra at Fabulous

 

Bag Rotterdam Blick now £37 Click to visit Desigual

Bag Rotterdam Blick now £37 Click to visit Desigual

Similar shoes

 Lotus Lobelia animal print courts £64.99 Click to visit House of Fraser


Lotus Lobelia animal print courts
£64.99 Click to visit House of Fraser

Personalised myMantra Disc Pendant, 45cm Chain MyMantra £72 Click to visit Fabulous

Personalised myMantra Disc Pendant, 45cm Chain
MyMantra £72 Click to visit Fabulous

A trip to the SeaLife Centre

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Strappy Ikat Jumpsuit Style 03744265 / Colour Purple Was £25.00 Now £8.00 Click to visit Bon Marche

Strappy Ikat Jumpsuit
Style 03744265 / Colour Purple
Was £25.00 Now £8.00 Click to visit Bon Marche

Shopping Trip

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Dress Dickens and Jones at House of Fraser

Lunch and Soft Play

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Dress New Look Necklace Topshop Shoes Hobbs

John Lewis Beauty Event

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Top Dorothy Perkins, Skirt H&M, Shoes F&F

**Vila White Lace Detail Cami Top Was £15.00 Now £8.00Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Vila White Lace Detail Cami Top
Was £15.00 Now £8.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Parent’s Evening and School event

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Top Holiday buy from Portugal Skirt Dorothy Perkins Necklace Mango Shoes F&F Clothing

 Metal piece necklace REF. 63077574 - Fiorela c £5.99 (-70%) Click to visit Mango


Metal piece necklace REF. 63077574 – Fiorela c £5.99 (-70%) Click to visit Mango

Black Denim Pencil Skirt Was £15.00 Was £8.00 Now £6.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Denim Pencil Skirt Was £15.00 Was £8.00 Now £6.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Similar Top

**Vero Moda White Pom Pom Top Was £24.00 Was £12.00 Now £10.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Vero Moda White Pom Pom Top Was £24.00 Now £10.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kids Birthday Party

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Top Holiday buy Skirt Dorothy Perkins (as before) Bag Holiday Buy Shoes F&F – can you spot the photo bomber???

 

June Outfit round up – Part 1

The usual monthly outfit post has, for June, been split over two posts. The reason for this is that I spent the second half of the month on holiday in Portugal wearing a lot of outfits which I will share at a later date. So the outfits featured here are from the first part of the month, which was busy with football tournaments, shopping for said holiday, blogging events and my birthday (the outfit of which I featured on the blog here.)

As ever, I have featured the item and links to it in the post if it is currently available, but some of the clothing featured are old pieces from my wardrobe, whilst others are charity shop finds. This month is also a great time for sales bargains, so some pieces are now reduced, which may mean you get a better bargain than I did. One key piece in question is the blue dress in the first picture, I got this at 30% off the full price, but you can now get it at 50% off, which I think is a real bargain. As they also do this in a black and white version, I may well be heading back to House of Fraser to add that one to my wardrobe too.

Other pieces that come in different colour choices include the Topshop pleated skirt (an absolute favourite of mine) which also comes in silver (on the blog last month – check it out here) and also in a glorious new red shade that is currently top of my shopping list. The LK Bennett shoes are Kate Middleton classics, and I am also thinking of investing in a navy pair as I think they are timeless and elegant, and, for a heel, surprisingly comfortable.

What did you wear in May? Did you head out anywhere special?

New Dress from House of Fraser

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 Therapy Harriet High Neck Midi Dress now £17.50 Click to visit House of Fraser


Therapy Harriet High Neck Midi Dress
now £17.50 Click to visit House of Fraser

Menu tasting at Chaophraya

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Shoes Evans

Tall Orange Crepe Bardot Neck Top £9.00 Click to visit New Look

Tall Orange Crepe Bardot Neck Top £9.00 Click to visit New Look

Khaki Elasticated Back Culottes £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Khaki Elasticated Back Culottes £9.99 Click to visit New Look

 

Afternoon in the park with my boys

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Top Peacocks Skirt from boutique in Menorca Necklace Zara Taylor London Sunglasses Superdry (review here)

Joe’s football tournament

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Top Primark Jeans New Look Cardigan Kaliko Necklace Zara Taylor London shoes ASOS

 

ASOS LEONIE Square Ballet Flats £14.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS LEONIE Square Ballet Flats
£14.00 Click to visit ASOS

Shopping morning

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Dress Peacocks

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Wolverhampton Grand

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Top Mango Belt Primark Skirt Boohoo Shoes Biba at House of Fraser

Boohoo Plus Plus Phoebe PU Midi Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Plus Phoebe PU Midi Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Biba Deneuve brooch open courts now £45 Click to visit House of Fraser

Biba Deneuve brooch open courts now £45 Click to visit House of Fraser

School Run and Working from home

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Top Primark Skirt vintage

Shopping for my holiday

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Playsuit Store 21

 Chevron Playsuit Was: £10.00 Now: £6.00 Click to visit Store 21


Chevron Playsuit
Was: £10.00
Now: £6.00 Click to visit Store 21

Joe’s football presentation at The Albion Foundation

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Jumper Gap Culottes New Look Shoes Clarks Necklace Primark

Black Elasticated Back Culottes £9.99 Click to visit Boohoo

Black Elasticated Back Culottes
£9.99 Click to visit Boohoo

Shopping and school run

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Top M&S c/o Charity shop Jeans New Look Bag DKNY Shoes LK Bennett

Black Supersoft Super Skinny Jeans £19.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Supersoft Super Skinny Jeans £19.99 Click to visit New Look

Sasha Fawn Patent Leather £175 Click to visit LK Bennett

Sasha Fawn Patent Leather £175 Click to visit LK Bennett

A birthday party and Cosmo lunch

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Top Primark Necklace Frank Usher Skirt Topshop Shoes Givenchy vintage

Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt £32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt
£32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Outfit post – April

Yes, I know it is almost the end of May, but outfit posts are always something that I forget, and then suddenly remember, usually at four in the morning. So here we are looking back on the busy month of April, which started with a mini holiday, and ended with a couple of Theatre press nights.

April was a month where the weather was changeable, hence the abundance of long sleeves, dresses which still needed to be teamed with tights, and the need for jackets and my trusty Primark khaki mac, which was first seen last month and has been a fabulous buy (already worn to death, so for £15 – a total no brainer.)

Again I am shopping my wardrobe on the whole, with a few new pieces added in. I think this proves that if you buy classic and versatile pieces, you will get far more wear out of them than if you buy strictly fashion pieces.

What have you been wearing this Spring? Have you invested in any new pieces, or have you been shopping your wardrobe and recycling favourite pieces from the past?

 

Family Meal Night

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Dress Phase Eight Bag Betsey Johnson TK Maxx

Cocktail Masterclass at Bar Opus

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Top (similar style here in a different colour) and skirt Dorothy Perkins, Boots New Look

A trip to the Cinema

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Jacket Next (Charity Shop find) Top F&F Necklace Gift from Mom Jeans Dorothy Perkins (similar here) Bag Betsey Johnson Shoes Debenhams

Football and the Harvester with the boys

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Dress Primark Boots Clarks (review here) Necklace Primark

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Press Night

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Dress QVC Bag Daxon (review here) Necklace Vintage Crystals

Saturday Shopping

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Top Monsoon Skirt Dorothy Perkins

Indigo Denim Pencil Skirt Price: £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Indigo Denim Pencil Skirt
Price: £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

End of the Rainbow Press Night

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Dress New Look Brooch Vintage Bag Vintage

Midweek Charity Shop Trawl

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Coat Primark Clutch Markus Lupfer Top and Jeans Primark

Out to lunch with the hubby

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Jacket Monsoon c/o High Street Outlet Necklace Oasis Jeans Marisota Top Peacocks Bag TK Maxx

School Run

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Top F&F Skirt Tu at Selfridges

Similar Skirt

**Vila Black PU Flippy Skirt Was £32.00 Now £19.20Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Vila Black PU Flippy Skirt
Was £32.00 Now £19.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins