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20 August 2013

I've only gone and done it!!

Can't believe I finally got myself here!! My first foray into blogging!!

After posting my looks on Avenue 57 for the past 10 months and some gentle encouragement from one of my favourite bloggers Susie So So I thought it was about time I gave this blogging malarkey a go!!

I have learnt so much from following blogs over the past year or so. I think they have definitely enhanced my style (.....well I can live hope right??!!) So with this in mind, I felt the time was right for me to share my wardrobe, my wants and my new purchases in hope that someone somewhere may benefit from any of info that I may now bombard you with! I do love a bargain and am always happy to spill the beans about any good deals I may come across!!

There we have it!!

Onto the serious stuff!! Everyone seems to be talking Autumn/Winter wish lists at the moment, and although I intend to eek out wearing my Summer stuff for as long as possible, I do have a very modest wish list on the go!!

First up is a pair of boots that I have had my eye on for a while. They are truly gorgeous though I'm not sure if they are all that practical for me! I have seen these styled with some very cute little dresses, think festival.....not a road I'm entirely sure I should be going down but I'm sure these would still look great with skinny's


Next on the wish list is an item I already have in my wardrobe! Last year I bought a fab brand new Whistles parka from eBay. Got it for a song, had lots of compliments on it and have been delighted with it. However it doesn't have a hood, which for those of you with youngsters will know is totally invaluable whilst doing the school run on rainy days. I also think a parka is better in khaki (Liam Gallagher, the epitome of cool in his parka, swaggering about in one always springs to mind...lol!). I shall be splashing out on this little number from H&M but may hang around and wait for a code......such is my love for a bargain especially on such a practical item!!


 
So now onto a staple that would look gorgeous under this parka! I have never bought anything from Cos and it's true I do have a few sweatshirts but having seen this one in the flesh it may be my cheeky splurge in Birmingham when I meet up with some of the Avenue 57 ladies in September!
 
 
 
There must be an accessory just to top this little ensemble off!! I need another cuff like a hole in the head but I really love this one from Banana Republic and as I have a birthday coming up in October....well I'd be most upset if the birthday fairy didn't bring me this one (huge nod to the DH) as it's right up my street!!
 
 
 
Going off on a tangent now....a slighty more formal item. I need a blazer. I've wanted one for ages. I've tried loads. The problem is I don't want it to look too worky.....if that makes sense?! I keep going back to this one from Zara as I like the shoulder detail which makes it seems a tad less traditional and of course in my eyes an item that could easily go from a day to evening look.
 
 
So there we have it!! The items that I want to work their way into my current wardrobe. They won't break the bank (phew!!) but they will complement what's already there.
 
What's on your want list?? Is it going to add to my woes??!! We're not even into September yet!! Which will neatly bring me into the subject of my next post.....all things transitional!!
 
Thought I would leave you a peek of what I wore today!!
 
 
 
 Zara Jacket
Topshop Camisole
Gap Original Fit Jeans
L K Bennett Sandals
Longchamp Planetes Tote
 
Think I now deserve a stiff drink.....my nerves are in bits!!
Hope you like!! How did I do?
Would love to hear your thoughts, Michelle x
 

23 comments:

  1. HUGE congratulations on your first post - there, you've done it! It's brilliant and I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

    YAY!!!!

    Fiona

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    1. Thank you so much Fiona! I owe so much to you and Avenue57. I have received so much amazing encouragement and get so much inspiration from all the lovely ladies A57.....I can't recommend it highly enough!!

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  2. Hey Michelle congratulations on your first post....it's absolutely FANTASTIC :-) Your style is just effortless & I know you're going to end up costing me a fortune!!! Looking forward to post no. 2 already ;-) Jane xxxx

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    1. Jane, you too are responsible for getting me to give blogging a go!! I love your looks and have stolen your style many a time. Your blog is fantastic so I am honoured that you approve of my first post!!

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  3. Fantastic, Michelle! Loved it! If I had just stumbled across your blog I would be browsing through older posts and avidly reading more. Can't wait for no.2. I agree with Jane, you are so effortlessly stylish and I always look forward to seeing your outfits on Avenue 57. So come on, get writing the next one :-) Lynne xxx

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    1. So glad you like it Lynne!! I really look forward to seeing what you are wearing on A57 too! You totally have the knack for putting together great outfits!! The good news is I've already started on my 2nd post so you shouldn't have too long to wait....I can see this could become very addictive!!

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  4. Congrats Michelle, always thought u should be blogging too!! Great first post! Looking forward to more! X

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    1. Thank you Trea!! Have always found tons of inspiration on your blog!! Really chuffed you enjoyed my first post!!

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  5. well done on taking the plunge, what a great start! looking forward to more posts!

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    1. What a plunge it was too!! The nerves nearly got the better of me but I'm so glad I have given it a go!! I couldn't have envisaged a better start. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment!!

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  6. Oh huge, massive and ginormous WELL DONE YOU. Brilliant first post and we are all right there behind you and will support you every step of the way. Can't wait to meet up. xx H

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    1. Ahh Helen, thank you so much!! Your post on A57 today was amazing, I love the way you tell a story with each outfit!! You should really be giving this a go too!! You are always so supportive of everyone and you are one very cool mum.....I can't wait to meet you too!!

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  7. Well here you are girl and about time! Excelllent first post - lovely clear layout and love finding out all your insider shopping tips. Like Jane says - you're going to end up costing me a fortune.

    BTW, I thought I'd get you a code 0560 for the H&M parka. 25% off the most expensive item online. I looked at that today believe it or not and that will keep you toasty (I'm too short for it unfortunately) and the sleeves are padded too which is a bonus (hate cold arms). Hope it works for you.

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    1. Sue....I could kiss you!! You are a gift!! I love your style, your blog is the business and I consider myself most fortunate to have come across you!! You absolutely made me believe I could do this, for which I shall be forever grateful (sorry to gush!!) I never realised until I started writing just how much I may come to love doing this.....I have had the most amazing day.....such a rollercoaster!! Then to top it all off you give me a code....just when I thought the day couldn't get any better!! Big hugs, kisses and best wishes going out to you!! Thank you xx

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    2. You're most welcome :o) And gush all you like - I'm not going to stop you!

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  8. Love your effortless style, well done on the blog, I will also be watching avidly for more x

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    1. What a lovely comment, I am as pleased as punch that you like it! Many thanks Germaine xx

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  9. Well done you. Now you've taken the plunge there will be no stopping you. Looking forward to your updates.

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    1. That is praise indeed coming from you Emma! Thank you so much!

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  10. Anonymous21/8/13 18:25

    Well done Sis...like a few said before always effortlessly styish!!! Wish i could be more like you!!! So proud of you...it's been a long time coming. M xxx

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    1. Thanks Sis! That brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye! You have always been very stylish too!! I guess it runs in the family (Mum??)!! xx

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  11. Well done Michelle, great first post, as you know your style is right up my street. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the new season. Xx

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  12. Jo, I can't wait to see your Autumn/Winter purchases as I always get tons of inspiration from you!! Have missed seeing your looks on A57 while you've been on holiday!!So glad you enjoyed my first effort!! xx

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