Writing from my sick bed (I wondered why I had been feeling ill all week then took a look at my poor tonsils today!) I feel in need of some hope that Spring is coming soon. Thankfully I've had emails dropping in my inbox all week with some colour which has cheered me up. I am having a dry February (I hardly drink so yes, you've guessed it, I'm talking clothes shopping). I have a little bit left from my birthday money which I'm in no rush to spend. I don't really want to buy Winter bits now as that's just too depressing but it's still too cold for a Spring wardrobe. So it's a good excuse to go cold turkey this month! Please note the disclaimer here, should something pretty amazing turn up, I have the right to spend my birthday pennies ok?
So here's some of my favourites from the emails I've received this week.
This a-line dress is £150 so fairly pricey but knowing French Connection and their quality, it will last a long time. I love the simple elegant cut with the contemporary twist coming in the form of the print. They also do a skirt for £70 if the style isn't right for your shape but like me, you love the print.
How adorable is the above? I don't wear midi skirts as, as of yet, haven't found one that does my small frame justice and doesn't completely dwarf me. However I feel when I am next passing a Miss Selfridge, this one needs to be tried on. Yes, just in case you missed it, this is a skirt and top combo. The skirt is £45 and the top £35. (PS they are having a flash sale tomorrow - Friday 13th February 12-2pm, use code FLASH20 for 20% off full price items. I hear there may well be a 25% voucher in Glamour magazine floating about too).
I love this whole look from Boden but in particular the peach jeans. These are £49 which I don't feel is an unfair price for jeans. I have a cornflour blue pair of ankle jeans by Ralph Lauren that I only wear in the Summer months and I love them as the colour really does make them a more versatile Spring/Summer wear. These would look just as chic with a trainer/plimsole style shoe.
Some very Spring colours above, for now though, I'm back for lots of layers and of course my trusted thermals!