January Outfit Post #WIWT

My hatred for the month of January knows no bounds. It is always a cold month, and following on from all the brightness and sparkle of December, it would be hard to it to shine. No-one seems to have any money, there’s not a lot going on, and to top it all, some of the most amazing people seem to choose this month to bow out, with David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Dolores O’Riorden and my football hero Cyrille Regis all dying in this most depressing of months. Yes, January is horrible.

Janaury’s outfit post is a mixture of old favourites, charity shop finds and sales bargains. The end of sales can be a bit of a mess, but can also yield real bargains, and many websites still have extensive sales sections where you can grab a great bargain with up to 70% off. The Dorothy Perkins floral blouse and River Island white lace top were both fab sales pieces that I know I will wear again and again, whilst the black sequin dress which I wore for my sister’s birthday was a £10 bargain from Peacocks, a classic look that I can wear for parties for years to come.

I discovered a great new online store this month. LOTD (Look of the Day) is chocked full with wearable pieces that are super affordable. I love my black boots and the mustard coloured jumper is just so versatile – and that colour is a wow!

What did you do/wear in January?

Birthday Lunch with my sister and mom

Earrings Next Dress River Island Tights 1960s vintage find

Same Dress in black

River Island 3/4 Sleeve Hanky Hem Swing Dress £42 Click to visit Asos

Shopping the sales

Scarf Oasis Coat Simply Be Skirt F&F

Sister’s 40th Birthday

Dress Peacocks Boots LOTD

Black block heeled sock boots
£20.00 Click to visit LOTD

Shopping and Coffee Morning

Top and skirt Charity Shop Finds Belt Asda Boots Clarks

Shopping and Coffee Morning

Coat Peacocks Scarf Julian Macdonald at Debenhams

New Dress sales find

Dress Peacocks

More shopping

Scarf From Cyprus Dress Primark Bag Day Birger et Mikkelson Earrings H&M

WBA V Brighton and Hove Albion

Hat H&M Scarf WBA Earrings Net Top TK Maxx Jeans Dorothy Perkins (see below) Boots Hotter

Strangers on a Train Press Night

Top and Skirt M&S Necklace Pandora

Similar Skirt

Monki Velvet Pleated Drawstring Midi Skirt now £22.50 Click to visit Asos

Meeting sister for lunch

Jumper Cynthia Rowley at TK Maxx Skirt Primark

Similar Skirt

Joanna Hope Metallic Pleated Maxi Skirt £41 Click to visit Simply Be

New Years Day

Jumper River Island Skirt M&S Bag Joules Earrings H&M Shoes Dorothy Perkins

Similar Skirt


Velour Pleated Skirt £32.50 Click to visit Marisota

Same Bag different colour

REVERY BRIGHT Reversible Shoulder Bag £59.95 Click to visit Joules

Sunday Lunch out with my boys

Top Dorothy Perkins Belt Asda Skirt Charity shop finds Boots Clarks

*Tall Navy Floral Print Frill Front Top
Was £26.00 Was £7.00 Now £6.30 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

School Run and Dentist Appointment

Necklace Primark Jumper and skirt M&S Boots Topshop

Early Man Cinema Trip

Scarf LOTD Top River Island Jeans Dorothy Perkins Boots LOTD Bag Oasis

Yellow zig zag pattern scarf
£3.00 Click to visit LOTD

Silver Grey ‘Frankie’ Jeans
£22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tea with Parents

Jumper LOTD Skirt M&S Boots Primark Necklace Mango

Mustard flare sleeve jumper
£8.00 Click to visit LOTD

Similar Skirt

Tall Lola Pleated Velvet Midi Skirt £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Cinema Trip for Jumanji

Top and Hat River Island Jeans Dorothy Perkins

River Island Frill Front Lace Sleeve Blouse £16 Click to visit ASOS

Blue ‘Frankie’ Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

November Outfits Post #WIWT

November is always a busy month, because it is when the road to Christmas really begins. So this month has been filled with really lovely events, shows and parties which has been a great excuse to get into my second wardrobe. This is one that lives in my son’s room and contains my party wear, the clothes covered in sequins, sparkle and glitter. Because, if you can’t sparkle at this time of year, I’m really not sure when you can.

As ever, I have tried to link to pieces that are in shops now, or have featured alternatives in similar styles, cuts and colours. My second wardrobe is one that I dip into every year, so many of the pieces are season’s old, but prove that when you buy classics, you can wear them year in, year out, without ever really falling out of fashion. A case in point is my Gudrun Sjoden red velour dress that I first wore last year. I wore it for a trip to the theatre and had so many comments and lovely remarks on my Instagram feed. The green sequin skirt I wore for the grotto at House of Fraser was first worn on Christmas Day 2014, and made another appearance, although it is now too big so I have to wear a safety pin on the waist to keep it from falling down!

Now we are into December I am really giving that sparkle an airing, and will look forward to sharing the December #WIWT post in the New Year. But, for now, I would love to know what outfits you are wearing and loving as we head towards Christmas.

A trip to the local Garden Centre

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Coat – from my mom Bag Knomo Coated jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Dulcie Sue £65 Click to visit Clarks

Dulcie Sue £65 

New Dress

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Dress Monsoon

An evening with Arthur Price at the Grand Theatre

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Top Charity Shop Skirt Monsoon Bag John Lewis Shoes Vintage Necklace gift from mom

Similar shaped skirt

 Monsoon Trinity Skirt £79 Click to visit Monsoon


Monsoon Trinity Skirt
£79 

A meal with the family

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Jumper vintage Skirt Primark Boots Clarks

Similar Skirt

Oasis Metallic Skirt, Gold £45 Click to visit John Lewis

Oasis Metallic Skirt, Gold £45 

New Dress

 

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Dress Monsoon

 Monsoon Ella Frill Dress £119 Click to visit House of Fraser


Monsoon Ella Frill Dress
£119 

A trip to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at the New Alex Theatre

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Dress Gudrun Sjoden Necklace Vintage Boots Clarks

Similar Dress

Black Velour Swing Dress £25 Click to visit Simply Be

Black Velour Swing Dress £25 

Velour Skater Dress £24.50 Click to visit Simply Be

Velour Skater Dress £24.50 

Dirty Dancing Press Night

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Dress Vintage Bag Aldo Shoes Office

Dune Armorel Mary Jane Block Heel Court Shoes, Burgundy Suede £75 Click to visit John Lewis

Dune Armorel Mary Jane Block Heel Court Shoes, Burgundy Suede 

Round Toe Mary Jane Shoes £16 Click to visit Matalan

Round Toe Mary Jane Shoes

Treasure Island Press Night

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Dress Kaliko c/o High Street Outlet Bag Primark Shoes Vintage

A trip to Hatton Enchanted Christmas

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Hat independent Shop Coat Vintage Jeans Marisota Boots Hunter Gloves Primark

Similar Coat

Black Faux Fur Coat £49.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Faux Fur Coat £49.99 

Hunter Short Classic Welly Hunter Green £75.00 Click to visit Office

Hunter Short Classic Welly Hunter Green

 

Sunday Lunch

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Dress Charity Shop Shoes M&S

The opening of the House of Fraser Grotto

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Faux Fur Vintage Sequin Skirt Dorothy Perkins Bag John Lewis Boots Clarks

Similar Skirt

Dark Green Plain Sequin Print Sexy Bodycon Club Pencil High Waisted Skirt £24.82 Click to visit CiChic

Dark Green Plain Sequin Print Sexy Bodycon Club Pencil High Waisted Skirt 

 

A little late – March Outfits Post

This is a little later than usual, we are well into April, half way through it in fact, and yet I am only just getting around to doing a March outfit post. The problem has been that I went away for the latter part of March, not coming back until we were well into April, and I am now playing that age old game of catch-up. So, apologies for the lateness.

March was a fairly quite month due to the fact that I was struggling health wise for so much of it. A combination of sinusitis, which I suffer from dreadfully, and Colitis, meant that some lovely events I was meant to attend, at The Miailbox, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, were all cancelled, much to my dismay. In addition, a much needed holiday in Wales meant a little bit of recuperation time that was much needed, it was great to leave the computer behind, if only for a little while.

So here are some of the outfits from March, where there has been a lot of jeans, quite a bit of shopping the wardrobe, and plenty of vintage and charity shop finds which prove that these shops are an absolute treasure trove when it comes to finding stylish pieces. Key amongst them are the 1980s blue top, complete with small shoulder pads and a tie side detail, I love the print on this and it looks so modern worn with skinny jeans and ankle boots. I also found more Bally shoes, I seek these out in charity shops as they are super quality and have a heel I can cope with for every day wear.

What did you get up to in March? What did you wear?

Friday night at Pizza Hut

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Top M&S Vintage (Charity Shop find) Necklace Primark Skirt M&S Shoes Bally Vintage

 AUTOGRAPH Faux Leather Pencil Skirt T508340 £49.50 Click to visit M&S


AUTOGRAPH Faux Leather Pencil Skirt £49.50 Click to visit M&S

New Buys from Dorothy Perkins

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**Tall Khaki Button Front Skirt Was £24.00 Now £18.24Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Tall Khaki Button Front Skirt
Was £24.00 Now £18.24 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Saturday Afternoon at the football

Afternoon at The football

Top underneath Next Jumper Select Jeans Primark Boots Clarks Bag Marc Jacobs Necklace Gogo Phillip

Meal with my boys

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Top Primark Skirt Linea at House of Fraser Shoes Bally Vintage

Similar top

Supertrash Trosha Top in D-Bull Stripe £40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Supertrash Trosha Top in D-Bull Stripe
£40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Friday Night at Nando’s

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Coat Primark Top Peacocks Jeans Dorothy Perkins Boots Clarks Necklace Primark

Easter Sunday in Wales

 

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Cardigan Jigsaw Dress M&S (Charity shop finds) Boots Clarks

School Run, shopping and Tuesday night football

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Top Vintage Jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Shopping in Aberystwyth

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Jacket Primark Top and Jeans Dorothy Perkins Bag TK Maxx

Fresh Blue 'Frankie' Ultra Soft Jegging Jeans Was £22.00 Now £16.72Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Fresh Blue ‘Frankie’ Ultra Soft Jegging Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £16.72 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

A trip to the Seaside

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Cardigan Oasis Top Next Jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Sleeveless Top £15 Click to visit Next

Sleeveless Top £15 Click to visit Next