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1 November 2013

A leopard print themed Christmas wish list!

We are into November now so I feel it's safe to start talking Christmas! Marks and Sparks isn't somewhere I normally shop but after a recent peruse around their Bath store I realised that they pretty much have Christmas wrapped up for me! The idea for my leopard print themed wishlist came from my lovely friend Jane from My Midlife Fashion. Her love of all things leopard print is well documented! In fact she wears any animal print so well that she has inspired me to get a bit more of it in my life as I am seriously lacking in it bar a few scarves! I've recently mastered mixing the check & stripe look.....so now I totally want to nail the animal print action! I admit to not being as confident with bold patterns as I'd like to be so I'm starting small.....but I am endeavouring to do my bit for Bet!

A girl can never have too many accessories so first up is this lovely watch!


Or how's about these glorious gloves?


They have more than a few lovely leopard print scarfs....they literally catering for everyone's style and pocket! But since it's Christmas I've plumped for the luxe Pure Collection cashmere because I'm worth it!




They have really exceeded themselves on the animal print front with this lovely selection of bags! I won't be happy if I don't find one of these in my stocking!

This is my favourite as it could be an oversize clutch or crossbody bag, it's so versatile.......that's why it's top of the wish list!


But I'd be well happy with this fab bucket style bag


The shopper would probably be the most practical for me as I still seem to carry everything but the kitchen sink!


M&S have surpassed themselves in the style stakes with these amazing wedge boots....how gorgeous are these! I have it on good authority that there is 20% off M&S footwear until Sunday 3rd......so race you to the checkout!!


And then there are these......how wonderful are these courts?! These would be a great height for me! Also love the muted tones on this print. There are a couple of other styles on offer as well.....again something to suit every one in heel height and budget-wise!



You will no doubt remember my fondness of a blazer....this one ticks all the boxes! Such a great length and shape!



And I couldn't leave you without adding a stunning Limited Edition coat! It's purr-fect!



Good old M&S have come up with some corking gift ideas! Of course now all I need to do is make sure the DH catches sight of my wish list......I've made it easy for him this year as he need only visit the one shop! If you read this Mr Lee......I would be happy with any or all of the above!

Onto what I've been wearing these past few days.

First day of the school holiday.....spent enduring 3 hours of softplay!


H&M coat
Uniqlo crossover sweater
Primark white vest
Gap Outlet skinny's
Ash Genial wedges

An outfit for a trip to the M-Shed museum in Bristol


River Island pea coat via ASOS
M&S Autograph sweater (outlet purchase)
Topshop Baxter jeans
Oasis boots (ebay)
Episode bag (House of Fraser ebay outlet)

A trip to the park


There was a need to wrap up so I dug out last years parka


Whistles parka (via ebay)
Whistles sweater (outlet purchase)
Topshop Leigh jeans
Zara Boots
Warehouse scarf

Anything here floating your boat?! Have you started compiling your Christmas wish list yet? What is likely to be top of your list? Love to hear your thoughts!

Michelle x


24 comments:

  1. Oh I have been slack. Been away for a few days and slowly getting back in to reading and catching up with my fave blogs. And I have my eye on those leopard heels too - I feel that my wardrobe would definitely benefit from a pair of those to make me feel a little more current. And I didn't know about the 20% off shoes in M&S - thank you very much missus. Off to do my bit for the economy!

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    1. They are a great height Sue, I had a little try of them and would feel comfortable wearing them in the daytime as well as evening. I love the fact that the print is a little more subtle.These are a definate want especially after the success of the snakeskin, perspex heel sandals you and I both got in the Summer x

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  2. I have some leopard print courts from M&S but mine are a more rounded toe. I love them! They're stylish and comfortable. The watch and shopper bag is fab too! Lynne x

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    1. M&S have some really great stuff at the moment Lynne! I need to get myself in there more often. I tend to overlook them as I worked for them years ago and felt I'd had my fill of them but they have changed for the better! x

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  3. Looking fab as always Michelle. Love your berry Baxters.

    I think I saw the leopard print blazer earlier in the week when I popped into M&S for some bread!! If it's the one then it's really nice. Very stretchy and comfy. Also loving those wedge boots but I'm still holding out for the Michael Kors ones.

    Great finds! Donna x

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    1. I was whizzing through to the shoe section when I saw the blazer Donna, it was on display and it literally did stop me in my tracks! It did look like it was lovely quality for the price.....exactly what you's expect of M&S. As for the boots, well they are stunning but totally understandable that you would want to hold out for the Michael Kors ones as they are pretty fabulous too! x

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  4. Ooooo those bags are fab, I love the small one, definitely one for my Christmas list! Loving the shoes too! Good spot! X

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    1. Aren't the bags fab! Think I am going to go for the small one! I would love the courts too......hope Santa see's this! x

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  5. Anonymous2/11/13 16:11

    I have the small leopard bag. I bought it after seeing it on the Frugality blog. The bag is amazing and I love it! Somebody asked me if it was from Whistles. I got 20% off on friends and family day which made the purchase even better. Great blog!

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    1. Glad you like the blog!

      There is now even more incentive for me to get the bag now if it's been mistaken for a Whistles number!! Luckily I was telling my lovely mum about it yesterday and she said she would get it for me.....bless her! That's one down on the list x

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  6. Wow some stunning leopard print pieces here Michelle, I can't wait to see you rocking a bit of Bet ;-) Thanks for the lovely mention too Jane xx
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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    1. You are welcome Jane.......nobody rocks a bit of Bet quite like you though! xx

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  7. It's definitely time to talk about Christmas. What a fab selection Michelle. I love the gloves and wedge boots xxx

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    1. Wish I had the lifestyle for the wedge boots.......just can't quite envisage myself doing the school run in them Liz! Lol! The pumps I would definately get the wear out of! The gloves are so glam would love to get some of those x

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  8. I love your peacoat BTW but as for leopard print, well I'm an addict too! I'm sitting in my leopard print dressing gown as I type this and have loads of the stuff! My most treasured possession is my Louis Vuitton scarf a xmas pressie from about 4 years ago x

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    1. You lucky thing.....I would love the LV scarf, how fabulous!

      I almost featured a leopard print onesie Sharon......let's face it if you are going to lounge in such an item you may as well do it in style no?! Lol! Think I'll just settle for the lovely things on my wish list! x

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  9. I absolutely love those leopard print wedges. I was very amused one day in Marks, when I stood admiring them ... and two 'elderly' ladies came past and remarked that they were truly awful and who on earth would wear them! I decided that probably wasn't the best moment to try them on !!

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  10. Lol Helen! I can just imagine 2 little old dears passing judgement on those leopard print bad boys!! Tut tut!!
    Thankfully these days M&S do cater for everyone!! Please do report back if you do get to try them on!! x

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  11. I love the bucket bag its super cute & would brighten up most outfits with just the right amount of Bet! I've got some harem leggings, heeled pumps from M&S, a couple of scarves & the kids got me a clutch for my Birthday! All of these I totally blame Jane for too! :) Ax

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    1. Aren't we all embracing the leopard print at the moment!! Sounds like you have done so well birthday girl!!
      I'm sure the bucket bag is an homage to a designer style....it looks so familiar, no wonder I love it!! x

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  12. Gorgeous shoes and gorgeous blazer! I like the yellow-ish leopard print better than the orange one,it's more subtle. That shopper is ace too.

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    1. I would be ecstatic with any of the bags.....but then I am a bit of a bag junkie!!
      I'm totally with you on the more subtle coloured print though.....it's much more of a neutral in my eyes xx

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  13. Hi there! Wow what a coincidence, i bought the pointy wedge leopard boots this afternoon, they were 20% off and I absolutely love them! I also bought a leopardprint scarf on Friday and am after a woolly one too-I'm a real leopardprint addict, just love it! Fabulous post, so very tempting for a lot of these items!

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  14. Oh wowsers!! They are so fab.....you did well getting them with the discount!! I'd love a pair!!
    I am definitely getting myself on this leopard print band wagon!! I'm getting a bit braver and mixing up the prints a bit more.....can't believe I managed stripes and camouflage today!! I'd love to try out leopard print and tartan next!

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