Well, I can tick off all of my three items from last month; bobble hat, black jeans and Christmas party outfit - now that's a first, what's going on?!? I only tried on a few hats in Topshop and saw a few pricier ones I liked on-line when I stumbled upon one in Primark. I am not a huge Primark fan but it has it's place and for £3, the colours would go perfectly with my grey wool coat and it looked fab. I compromised on the quality (acrylic - yuck) and the fur pom pom that I actually wanted but I'm pleased with the money spent on it as I have other hats I also wear a lot, this was just a fashion item for me that I liked.
The black jeans purchase came about in a slightly more random way. My friend had hugely recommended the Topshop Joni jeans to me. I have never been a high waisted fan and have recently fallen out of love with skinnies, favouring a straight leg style from Gap. I was actually after a comfy jogger style trouser to travel in as my flight was 8 hours. However, she was so enthusiastic about them I gave them a go. I neglected to take a photo of the blue colours I tried on as they were so awful on me and my toddler wasn't being very helpful at that point but thankfully I pushed on through and tried on the black. Wow. Not only did I feel 'cool' (yes, I still use that word) in them but my they were comfy. The ripped knee was a bonus as I think they do look good, despite being asked by various family members if I had torn my jeans by accident....Can I also just add that the rips in the knee also make them a hell of a lot easier to move in - more give! I travelled in them comfortably for the entire trip, not considering for one moment that I was uncomfortable. There was also no gap at the back when I sat down giving me a huge draft! So I ticked my black jean need as well as a comfy pair of trousers need.
|(I didn't go out with different shoes on - I was playing with footwear at that point!)|
And finally the Christmas outfit by way of a silk Uniqlo shirt. Random I know but I mentioned last month that I wanted to wear my black and white stripe skirt again. It's a fairly glam skirt in my books but I also wanted to keep it fairly sleek and sophisticated. As you may know I am a high lover of damn good fabrics, silk being one of them. Uniqlo had theirs on offer so I managed to grab this for £19.90. Yes, honestly, under £20 for silk. Bargain! I've tried it on briefly (was on holiday shut down mode) and it works perfectly. I promise to share in December when it get's its party outing.
|Just a simple, black, sleeveless silk shirt that can be worn again|
|I had tried this on from Topshop but it was to low cut for me and didn't fit right|
|To print clash or not to print clash, that is the question...|
Left shoe; Mulberry
Right shoe; Bally Switzerland
|I turned my back for one minute....Elizabeth got a bit of a telling off for this!|
So what I bought not from my list. Well I had a day trip out with some girlfriends and a little light shopping was done, rude not too. I found this animal print denim top in Warehouse reduced to £20. A lover of anything animal print I snapped it up and wore it with my new Joni jeans to travel out of the UK in. It's fairly loose fitting, making it super comfy.
This was so not properly on my radar. Joanna over at Poppy's Style has and amazing leather Mango skirt which caught my eye with the elasticated waist (can you tell there is a running theme of comfort with my style....?!). Whilst away she kindly alerted me to 30% off at Mango and after a few failed attempts (foreign, weak wifi - arrrgh) I finally managed to get it for £41.99. I've already worn it!
|Cashmere jumper; La Redoute|
Boots, Sam Edelman
|I promised my eldest I would include one she took (after a little cropping), thank you H!|
I think I may need to change the direction/title of this monthly update as my list at the bottom for the coming month always seems so short compared to what my research has been from the last months list but hey ho, here goes it;
Pretty much nothing on my list, Christmas is around the corner and that's never a cheap time of year is it.......BUT please Santa may I have this? I have worn my animal print gilet so much more than I thought I would and this colour looks good on me right? I have been a very good girl this year, eaten all of my dinners and baked lots of cakes for people. Love Natalie. X
|More pricey than my one but the fur was very lovely, I will give it that|