Outfit post – January looks.

I generally hate January, it is a dull, miserable, cold and dark month that is such a disappointment after the bright lights and fun of Christmas. And, for me, this January has been no exception to this rule, made even more depressing due to a worrying health scare I have been living with, one now made a little easier due to some pretty drastic tests last week. Thankfully it seems that my worst fear won’t be realised, although I will still need some more tests and appointments in the coming months.

But January hasn’t been all doom and gloom. I have hit the sales with some avengence, picking out some great bargain buys for my wardrobe that I have been super pleased with. I’ve had the chance to review some great shows, including Strictly Live, and have had fun taking part in a cocktail masterclass that will be on the blog this week. I have also become a proverbial footie mom, with a woolly hat and scarf fully in place (not quite got an anorak yet, but the Uggs have made an appearance.

Here are the best of the looks that I have been wearing out and about in January. Where possible, I have added a link to the same, or a very similar piece, but as many have been picked up in the sales, or when shopping my wardrobe, this is not always possible.

Happy February folks.

Joe’s football training

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Shirt C/O Next (Shown below)

Mid Blue Denim Shirt £26 Click to visit Next

Mid Blue Denim Shirt £26 Click to visit Next

Trousers Primark

Boots New Look (Featured here)

 

Nando’s Date

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Jacket Primark

Top BHS (via Charity Shop)

Jeans Primark

Boots New Look

Scarf Marisota (See here)

Bag Cath Kidston

 

Football at the Hawthorns

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Hat and Scarf – Official WBA merchandise

Jeans C/O Marisota

Boots C/O Marisota (pictured below)

Coat Primark

Sole Diva High Leg Boots Standard Calf Extra Wide EEE Fit now £42 Click to visit Marisota

Sole Diva High Leg Boots Standard Calf Extra Wide EEE Fit now £42 Click to visit Marisota

Sunday Lunch at my parents house

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Cardigan New Look

Top underneath DKNY

Skirt Hobbs (charity shop find)

Necklace Asda George

Boots Clarks

At the theatre for The Snowman

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Top Billie and Blossom at Dorothy Perkins (the same in blue below)

Skirt Tu at Sainsburys

Shoes Bally vintage (Charity Shop find)

**Billie & Blossom Cobalt Embellished Blouse Was £26.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Billie & Blossom Cobalt Embellished Blouse
Was £26.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Strictly Come Dancing Live

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Top c/o ASOS

Skirt Dorothy Perkins

Necklace Primark

Beefeater Review

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Dress Select ( Twitter competition win – See below)

Boots New Look

 DOUBLE CHECK SHIRT DRESS Code: #S042/0406/012_RED now £11.99 Click to visit Select

DOUBLE CHECK SHIRT DRESS
                          
                             now £11.99 Click to visit Select

More Football training

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Top Dorothy Perkins sale

Boots Ugg (see below)

Jeans New Look

Necklace Primark

Women's Michelle £170 Click to visit Ugg Australia

Women’s Michelle £170 Click to visit Ugg Australia

Birthday Party

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Top Clements Ribeiro

Skirt M&S

Necklace  C/O Zara Taylor London (shown below in detail)

Shoes c/o Shoezone

Fairy Cameo Long Chain Pendant £22 Click to visit Zara Taylor London

Fairy Cameo Long Chain Pendant £22 Click to visit Zara Taylor London

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Jumper Michael Kors

Coated Jeans Dorothy Perkins (pictured below)

Boots and necklace Primark

Bag Scotsburn Croft (reviewed here)

Black Coated Bailey jeans Was £25.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Coated Bailey jeans Was £25.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cocktail masterclass at Bar Opus

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Blouse and Jeans Dorothy Perkins (Similar blouse below in black and white)

Shoes Debenhams

Necklace Topshop

Black Spot Bell Sleeve Top Was £25.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Spot Bell Sleeve Top
Was £25.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

What have you been up to in January?

 

 

 

 

 

December looks post

It has been quite a long time since I did a looks post, but December is certainly the busiest and best time when it comes to making the most of your existing wardrobe, and adding a few new pieces (in the form of Christmas gifts) to it. For someone like me, who loves glamour and sequins, faux fur and pretty dresses, I always try to make the most of all those opportunities to get dressed up, and although this is not a comprehensive list of everything I have worn for the festive period, these are some of my favourites.

It is also a post that is definitely demarcated by illness. The majority of the looks featured were worn before Boxing Day. That was the point I became ill, really ill, spending days in bed ill. The only thing I wore for the next few days were pjs, and I was literally so poorly that I didn’t even want to change these – they could’ve literally walked to the wash basket by themselves by the time I started to feel better, so not a good luck. This also explains my dressed down New Year Outfit, it was a makeshift trip to Pizza Hut to just get us out of the house for a few hours, but boy it felt good to get out of the jama’s…

I really hope you’ve had a good Christmas and are now enjoying a great start to 2015. If you have any outfit posts for the Christmas period I would love to see them, please leave me any links in the comment box.

Happy New Year!

Joe’s Birthday Meal

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Dress Dorothy Perkins (Similar here) Bag now £7 click here to visit  Topshop

A trip to the German Market

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Dress George at Asda but similar here Jacket Wallis – similar here

The World’s biggest panto

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Boots Clarks (SImilar here)

Womens Pleat and Embroidery Vest now £10.00 Click to visit Peacocks

Womens Pleat and Embroidery Vest
now £10.00
Click to visit Peacocks

Womens Black Coated Panel Jeans now  £14.00 click to visit Peacocks

Womens Black Coated Panel Jeans
now £14.00 click to visit Peacocks

A show at the Town Hall

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Fur Stole Marisota now £24 click here to view Top Boohoo Skirt Tu (now in the sale instore)

Date Night with the hubby

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Jacket as before Top Peacocks Jeans Primark Shoes Vintage

 

Womens Black Halter Top £12.00 now £8.00 Click to visit Peacocks

Womens Black Halter Top
£12.00 now £8.00
Click to visit Peacocks

Christmas Day sparkle

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 Chevron Sequin Tube Skirt now £15 click to visit Topshop


Chevron Sequin Tube Skirt now £15 click to visit Topshop

 SHORT SLEEVE EYELASH JUMPER now £8.99 click to visit Select

SHORT SLEEVE EYELASH JUMPER
now £8.99 click to visit Select

Black Eyelet Trim Chelsea Boots Now £11.00 Click to visit New Look

Black Eyelet Trim Chelsea Boots
Now £11.00 Click to visit New Look

Boxing Day

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**Luxe Pink PU Shimmer Skirt     Was £32.00     Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Luxe Pink PU Shimmer Skirt
Was £32.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory Lace Victoriana Top     Was £16.00     Now £10.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory Lace Victoriana Top
Was £16.00
Now £10.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Party dress I didn’t get to wear

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Navy Belted Wrap Bodycon Dress £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Navy Belted Wrap Bodycon Dress
£24.99 Click to visit New Look

New Years Eve

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Top M&S Vintage Boots as before

 

**Luxe silver prom skirt     Was £38.00     Now £25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Luxe silver prom skirt
Was £38.00
Now £25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

New Year’s Day

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Coat Primark Jeans Primark Shoes Jasper Conran at Debenhams

 

 

Colourblock Faux Fur Stole     Was £32.00     Now £18.00 Click to visit Debenhams

Colourblock Faux Fur Stole
Was £32.00
Now £18.00
Click to visit Debenhams