March Outfit Post – #WIWT

March. Well that was a strange month wasn’t it! It started off with the Beast from the East , and some of the coldest conditions I think I have ever lived through, and ended with Easter, which also promised snow, but turned out to be not too bad after all.

For me, March was the month of many birthdays, a few nice theatre visits, an amazing bottomless brunch, and a trip to Wales for a good wind down. It was busy, and seemed to fly by. (Is it just me or do the years seem to go even quicker as you get older?)

In terms of clothing, it was a very mixed bag. I did get a few new things, and found a few things that I had bought previously and then totally forgot about – the dress I wore for hubby’s birthday being a key point and a new favourite. There was still a lot of wear for the winter wardrobe of jumpers and boots, but also a few thinner tops and even shoes during the day as signs of Spring crept up on us all.

As ever, I have added links where possible, or suggested items that are similar.

The Rat Pack Press Night

Top Vintage Skirt M&Co Belt Primark Boots Look of the Day LOTD

Similar Skirt

Chi Chi Tiesa Skirt
£57.00 Click to visit Chi Chi London

School Run

Earrings River Island Scarf – Gift from mom Jumper Vintage Jeans Dorothy Perkins Boots Ugg

Similar Scarf

Animal Lilac Stripe Scarf £16 Click to visit Next

Blue ‘Frankie’ Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £16.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

The Greatest Showman Cinema Trip

Top M&S Jeans Dorothy Perkins

Petite Yellow Lace Yoke Blouse
Was £25.00 Now £18.75 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mother’s Day

Top & Skirt Tu at Sainsburys Belt Primark

Similar Skirt

*Luxe Pink Floral Print Prom Skirt
Was £45.00 Was £20.00 Now £18.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Dad’s Birthday – Pub Lunch

Cardigan Jigsaw (Charity shop find) T-shirt Oasis Jeans Dorothy Perkins, socks new look, shoes H&M

Similar T-shirt

Ivory Flamingo Sequin Motif T-Shirt
£15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Pale Pink Lace Yoke Cardigan
£14.99 Click to visit New Look

Bottomless Brunch

Top River Island Skirt Tu at Sainsburys

Saturday in Barmouth

Jumper Topshop, Coat New look, Jeans Dorothy Perkins, Bag Accessorize, boots Clarks, striped bag Asda

Soft Slouch Hobo Bag
4907844000
£32.00
Click to visit Accessorize

Maison de Nimes Striper beach bag £20 Click to visit House of Fraser

Hubby’s Birthday Meal

 

Earrings River Island Dress Peacocks Belt Primark Shoes Melissa Westwood

Similar Dress

Black Floral Print Sheered Midi Bardot Dress
£28.00 Click to Dorothy Perkins

Black Floral Sheered Midi Shift Dress
£28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Family Meal

Top & Skirt M&S Necklace Frank Usher Boots LOTD

M&S Collection
Pure Cotton Slash Neck Half Sleeve T-Shirt
£6.50 Click to visit M&S

M&S Collection
Textured A-Line Midi Skirt
Product Line Number:T594411
Price £35
Click to visit M&S

Brother’s birthday Meal and Dog racing

Dress Biba Belt Primark Earrings Accessorize shoes Vivienne Westwood

Football

Jumper M&S Jeans and boots as before

Star Jumper


Star Jumper £28 Click to visit Simply Be

Mint Velvet Red Apricot Star Cocoon Knit Jumper £69 Click to visit Next

 

Shopping Trip

Jumper LOTD Earrings New Look Skirt Boohoo (Charity shop find) Shoes Next

Plus Eva Floral Print Scuba Midi Skirt
£20.00 Click to visit Boohoo

Lipsy Gold Heel Detail Court £49 Click to visit Next

 

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

 

December Outfits Post

December was lovely. December was fun. It combined lots of opportunities for going out, to theatres, shows, for a long weekend in Blackpool for Joe’s ninth birthday, but it also had to be juggled against horrendous flu, which made me feel miserable throughout the fun.

In terms of outfits, December is the perfect time to wear sparkle, a time when you can find those pieces you have hidden in the back of the wardrobe, and wear them because you really shouldn’t be outshone by your Christmas tree. I found items like the golden skirt that I’ve had for a few years, but always drag it out again at Christmas, and my New Year’s cape effect dress. I got this in the Boohoo sale last Christmas, but didn’t wear it until the last night of 2017. It was a similar story with the Jersey Boys dress, picked up for £18 at the end of Summer from Oasis, and then kept in the wardrobe for a sparkly occasion.

Christmas saw some new additions to the wardrobe in the form of gifts. This included the tulle Swan Lake style skirt and gold glitter Cuban heels that were both pressies from the hubby this year. The red glitter knit jumper from H&M was a present from my mom, and I really wish I’d have also got it in the silver version as it is so warm and pretty.

The sales are now well and truly under way, so now may be the perfect time to have a hunt around to see if something you loved before Christmas is now available at a lower bargain price – who doesn’t love a bargain? I’ve already grabbed some Topshop earrings and a pair of Dorothy Perkins slippers, plus I’ve got a great Betty Jackson jacket at a charity shop that I will share soon in a charity shop haul post.

Pre-Christmas Family Meal

Earrings Next Top H&M Skirt Boohoo Shoes Bertie Bag Accessorize

Aanisa Polka Dot Ruffle Hem Tulle Full Midi Skirt 

Worcester Christmas Market

Hat Lincoln Christmas Market Scarf Moschino Coat Primark Boots Hotter Skirt Fenn Wright Manson charity shop find

Similar Coat

Y.A.S Leopard Print Coat

Snow Day

Hat H&M Coat Simply Be Scarf Joules Bag John Lewis Jeans Dorothy Perkins Boots Hunter

 

Pre-Christmas Drinks

Top 1980s vintage charity shop find Jeans Marisota

Wolves Grand Panto

Coat Primark Blouse vintage Jacques Vert – Charity shop Find Skirt Gok Wan Charity Shop Find Bag John Lewis

Joe’s Birthday in Blackpool

Dress and Earrings Dorothy Perkins

Silver Shimmer Bodycon Dress

Jumper Boohoo at ASOS Trousers Primark Boots Clarks

Boohoo Twist Back Jumper

The Worlds Biggest Panto

Top Select Skirt Dorothy Perkins Bag John Lewis Boots Clarks

Jersey Boys Press Night

Earrings H&M Dress Oasis Shoes Vivienne Westwood Melissa Bag Accessorize

Christmas Day

Top New Look Skirt Asos Shoes Dorothy Perkins Necklace Pandora

ASOS CURVE Tulle Midi Prom Skirt with Tiers and Tie Waist 

Boxing Day Meal and Party

Top River Island Sparkle jeans Dorothy Perkins Shoes ASOS

River Island Embroidered Blouse £17 

Pewter ‘Frankie’ Glitter Coated Jeans

ASOS SIMPLY Block Mid Heels 

Coatigan Primark

Top Peacocks Earrings River Island

Football Match

Hat Gift from Hubby Jumper H&M Jeans Marisota Boots Hotter

New Years Eve

Dress Boohoo Earrings Topshop

Similar Dress

Boutique Mona Beaded Cape Skater Dress