A touch of Westwood from OD’s Designer Clothing

OD’s Designer Clothing is a one stop shop for all those with a love of designer labels. Stocking a range of clothing, fashion and accessories for men, women and children, OD’s is a place to look if you love Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, Olivia Burton, Moschino, Raymond Weill, Thomas Sabo…the list is, quite literally, endless, and is just full of quality items, whether you are treating yourself, or looking for a gift for a loved one. (Father’s Day anyone?)

OD’s has a great range of bags from my favourite designer, Vivienne Westwood, and the WV Westwood Bag may well be the perfect versatile bag for any event this summer. A sleek black leather design in the classic Messanger style, this cross body bag would be so useful and practical whether you need your hands free on the school run, want to party away at a summer festival, need something classic and elegant for a summer wedding, or just want to be able to hold more carrier bags on a shopping trip.

The bag is surprisingly roomy, with an internal security pocket with a zip, all lined in gorgeous Westwood orb print fabric. I found I could easily get a small purse, keys, phone, lipstick, tissues and an eye liner in the bag and still have a little room. The zip fastening on the top is another security plus, and it also looks great with the orb engraved for that extra luxurious look.

The bag is such a classic design. It is plain except for the enamel orb on the front, which makes it a bag that can be matched with so many outfits. The long strap could be worn over the shoulder, or cross body style which not only looks cool, but means your belongings are always in front of you.

This bag is so versatile

For Sunday Lunch

For a shopping event at Topshop

A shopping Trip teamed with a Vintage Skirt

A trip to Wales

I love that when you place an order with OD’s Designer Clothing, you get a beautifully gift wrapped package in a stylish gift style bag. Vivienne Westwood bags also have the dust bag that makes them extra special, and wonderful to give or receive as a gift.

The WV Westwood Bag costs £105 and you can find it here.

Reviewed – Clarks Aldwych Wood Boots at Cloggs

Since it was founded in 1979. Cloggs has been a great place to find branded shoes and boots at really great prices. Currently it has a fabulous range of shoes for men, women and children from the likes of Fitflop, Birkenstocks, Converse, Joules and, my personal favourite, a range from Clarks that includes shoes from the iconic Clarks Originals. Recently Cloggs got in touch to see if I would be interested in a review post, and of course, the brand I was drawn to immediately was Clarks.

The Clarks Aldwych Boots are truly the best of both worlds. I have an addiction to suede boots, always buying suede when I need new boots. Unfortunately, as pretty and stylish as suede looks, it is not the most practical of fabrics, particularly when faced with a very wet Winter/Spring like we have been this year. (As I write this, it is raining again.). That is why I love the Aldwych boots design, which incorporates a partial suede upper for a style effect, with more practical and durable leather for the rest of the boot. This boot is just gorgeous, and is a perfect match for a couple of Vivienne Westwood bags I currently have my eye on.

Clarks - Aldwych Wood - Black Combi Leather £36 Click to visit Cloggs

Clarks – Aldwych Wood – Black Combi Leather £36 Click to visit Cloggs

The VW bags on my wishlist that I want to team the boots with…

 Vivienne Westwood Frilly Snake 6571 Small Cross Body Bag £95.00 Click to visit Garment Quarter


Vivienne Westwood Frilly Snake 6571 Small Cross Body Bag
£95.00 Click to visit Garment Quarter

 Vivienne Westwood Frilly Snake 3655 Small Evening Bag £90.00 Click to visit Garment Quarter


Vivienne Westwood
Frilly Snake 3655 Small Evening Bag
£90.00
Click to visit Garment Quarter

 

The Aldwych Wood is an ankle boot with a chunky 7cm heel. This makes it easy to walk on and perfect for shopping trips or the school run.  I love the durable rubber sole with Cushion Soft layers, it makes the boot extremely comfortable, even for me (I’m currently suffering with a problem ankle so comfort is extra important.) The zip fastening makes these easy to get on and off, and even when new in the box, the zip wasn’t stiff or hard to move. The boots are fairly true to size, I chose a size 5 and would probably have gone for a half size if available, but these are breaking in nicely for me.

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Ankle boots are great in that they are possibly the most versatile of looks. I will always pull these on with jeans or trousers as it is a no brainer, they look great and work so well with pretty much any trouser shape. But I also love this particular boot with a skirt or dress, it toughens up the look and can also give Summer dresses a lease of life for Spring, just add opaque tights and these boots.

Worn with jeans

Worn with jeans

With a Hotsquash dress

With a Hotsquash dress

With a coloured jersey dress

With a coloured jersey dress

The Aldwych Wood boots are currently reduced to £36 from £59.99 so you can get a really big saving at the moment, making these a must buy if you are on the look out for a transitional pair of boots that will last right through Spring, and can be picked up again in Autumn.

 

*I was gifted my boots by Cloggs.

my-wardrobe – Pick of the sales

The best sales are about to begin. No longer do you have to wait until January to get the pick of the bargains, and no more do you need to be stood queuing outside from 5 in the morning in order to grab that designer bag you’ve had your eye on since September. Now you can grab a coffee and a custard cream, settle down with the tree lights sparkling, and enjoy browsing the net at your leisure.

My-wardrobe is always one of the most anticipated sales due to those amazing markdowns on designer pieces. With labels like Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood and Preen all on sale, you are sure to grab something totally amazing – whether it be a last-minute present for someone else, or an end of year treat for yourself.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Pink Large Kempton North South Nylon Tote £77.00 Was £110.00 (30% off) click to visit my wardrobe

DKNY Caramel Tote With Shoulder Strap £164.00 Was £235.00 (30% off) click to visit my-wardrobe

Tibi Lurex Glitter Luxe Top by Tibi was £257.00 now 50% off - £128 click to visit my-wardrobe

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Metallic Drape Boudicca Dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomani was £199.00 now 50% off - £99 click to visit my-wardrobe

Anya Hindmarch Marano Dancer Flashing Lights Clutch by Anya Hindmarch was £495.00 now 50% off - £247 click to visit my-wardrobe

PROJECTD LONDON Dakota Fitted Gold Sequin Jacket by PROJECTD LONDON was £288.00 now 50% off - £144 click to visit my wardrobe

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ivory Silk Puff Sleeve Blouse by Marc by Marc Jacobs was £220.00 now 50% off  - £110 click to visit my-wardrobe

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ivory Silk Puff Sleeve Blouse by Marc by Marc Jacobs was £220.00 now 50% off - £110 click to visit my-wardrobe

Preen Ella Monochrome Print Stretch Cotton Satin Dress by Preen was £1,022.00 now 50% off - £511 click to visit my-wardrobe

To view all sale, click here.