Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. I hope the festive season was good to you and you are all relaxed and ready to face 2016! I have had a busy few weeks as we have lots of Birthdays after Christmas so I haven't had a proper good sales shop. I have however used the sales to really look at investment pieces, only purchasing a few cheap vests but saving my Christmas and Birthday spends for bigger, heavily reduced items. That being said, there's still time for me to make some silly purchases yet.....
Pre Christmas I always find it hard as the sales do start early but I don't ever want to buy too much and peak too soon. I had seen the Topshop Magnificent boots in a pre-loved shop. I hesitated as at £60 (£79 full price) even though they had been worn once and weren't scuffed, I didn't feel the discount was good enough. When I went back to collect some of my unsold items they had gone down to £45 - no brainer! With £30 towards them after I had sold on some pieces in the shop I felt the £15 was a very good deal. I also grabbed this leather Jigsaw bag for £20. I have had my eye on rucksacks for a while but didn't want to spend a lot in case the style doesn't work for me. I love this soft gold leather one and can't wait to start using it properly.
Even though I am a serial returner (I do like the comfort of my own home and wardrobe to make decisions, coupled with the fact I usually have a 3 year old in tow who limits my time) there is something to be said for a no returns policy. It makes me think, quickly. There's no time for said items to sit there in my room waiting to be used. The boots were testament to that and were worn the next day then pretty much stayed on my feet for a few weeks.
|Coat; Zara (before you ask, it's very old, about 5 years and from the Brussels store. I adore it even now and still get asked about it!)|
|Merino jumper; Boden|
Jeans & Boots; Topshop
They do have a block heel, which is higher than the heel of the Ash boots I'm used to for day wear. I did over wear them and have sore feet so I gave them a break. However it hasn't stopped me since and they have been worn on the school run too. I have actually enjoyed a higher heel, it always makes me stand better and being short, I love feeling tall even if it is fake!
These boots do soften quickly. The leather is very supple but they are also fairly tight to start as they are called a sock boot. I haven't worn them with a skirt yet, only with jeans turned up, sitting just over the top of the boot. The soft point at the front if also very flattering on the foot.
Jeans & Boots; Topshop
Topshop have reduced the cream and navy to £55. The brown I have are still £79 but they've also added some suede ones to the collection - damn, my absolute favourite material for shoes! If I hadn't have got the above at such a silly price, I do believe I may be parting with my cash for these ones below, utterly gorgeous.