19 January 2019

Saturday style!

I've been looking forward to today all week. I've met up with my coolest friend......her style is amazing and she always inspires/influences a purchase or two ;0) We've been into Bristol with our daughters who go off and do their own thing leaving us plenty of time to meander around our favourite stores. We ended the day on a high note with a cheeky glass of Prosecco in Harvey Nichols.......as is our tradition! So what I am wearing for the such an occasion. It's the standard uniform for me I'm afraid. 

Jaeger coat - similar here
Balenciaga bag, ancient similar here


18 January 2019

A style steal!

Who remembers when I used to these on a regular basis? 

Now I saw this dress on the super stylish Mia Lia before Christmas and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Why haven't I clicked the button I hear you ask? The colour. I've been cautious as I'm not sure whether this will suit me. However as it is patterned I think I may be able to get away with it. So should I take the plunge? Admittedly I haven't much call for another dress but I think until I scratch the itch I won't be able to get it out of my head. And it will take me through to spring.......and read on to see how much it goes with in my wardrobe........


17 January 2019

January purchases - back to basics!

Here goes with the first of my weekly purchase confessions. If you want to see what I've purchased since the beginning of January there will be regular updates here and here. In truth I need nothing. I've had a huge purge since Christmas and really pared back to my signature look pieces. I've gone back to my Pinterest boards and I realised that I was missing a couple of things that would just bring a few more looks together from the outfit inspo I'd pinned. I've been grieving the loss of a H&M black pleated skirt that I ruined trying to remove a grease spot. I have hunted high and low to source a replacement but to no avail.....not one measured up to my original. So I decided to try something slightly different instead. I've gone for a black satin midi from New Look. It is a super flattering shape......leaving none of the bulk around the middle that pleats are prone to doing. It's an absolute steal at £17.99. I've gone for my usual size 10 which is perfect though the reviews say it comes up large.....I am accommodating a few extra pounds after Christmas but not a whole size worth!


16 January 2019

a modern classic!

Hand on heart I wasn't 100% about this coat when I bought it (A/W17) and I almost put it on eBay. Teddy coats had been around the previous Winter season but I was worried that it would be a one.... maybe two at a stretch, season wonder. So glad I hung onto to it as I no longer view it as a trend item....it is definitely now one of my go-to classics. It is so cosy and much more versatile than I originally imagined. The colour goes with loads in my wardrobe and it lends itself to a leopard print accessory really well! Mine is from Warehouse and it must have been a winner for them as they've done a similar one this year. Still worth investing in one as I predict I will be bringing mine out for years to come!

Warehouse coat A/W17, similar here
Great Plains Guernsey stitch sweater, one left here - mines a small
New Look boots, sold out - similar here


15 January 2019

Winter uniform

This is one of my "if in doubt" outfits. Monochrome......stripes of sorts, black skinnies, Converse hi-tops and a tailored coat to top if off. My version of wardrobe classics. My signature look. Red is always a good choice......I find it an uplifting colour to wear. All these things are great at keeping those January blues at bay.

Stradivarius coat, past season - alternative here (superb reduction!)
Donna Ida sweater, past season - fab alternative here


14 January 2019

addicted to animal print! #ad

It's official! I'm addicted to animal print! Zebra print has now joined my menagerie!