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18 November 2013

Fancy a bit of Urban fleecewear?!

Sounds pretty cool huh! Fleece always makes me think of little old ladies in heather coloured offerings from the classic collection at M&S but this range from Uniqlo has well and truly won me over! The temperatures are really set to drop this week and so thankfully I mayl have found the perfect solution just in the nick of time!! I have to say I'm sorely tempted by a lot of it......which could be really bad news for my budget challenge!

I'm diving headlong into the best bits of the range.....no point in beating about the bush!! This fluffy fleece crew-neck T-shirt is fab.....would look great layered over one of their long sleeved Heat tech tops and is a brilliant price at £14.90. This looks so cuddly....not to mention warm!


These micro fleece track pant style trousers look fantastic too.....love the sporty luxe look about them!


Presenting the heat-tech fleece hoody 


Here's the heat-tech crew neck long sleeve t-shirt, there is also a short sleeve version if you prefer!


There are some great pieces of outerwear too, starting with this fleece vest


If you want sleeves there is always the fleece blouson



Next up is this lovely coat.....looks like a cross between a duffle and a parka......and oh-so snug! 


By far my favourite of this lovely collection is this Woolly Fleece Coat which is on special offer at £29.90!! Race to to the checkout for this one!! Love it!


The range only seems comes in black (with the exception of the fleece coat above which comes in cream too).....guess that's where the catchy 'Urban fleecewear' title (Uniqlo's term not mine) came from! It certainly does look quite edgy and 'street' being all black. For me this is the perfect alternative to the loungewear out there at the moment, as a lot of the stuff I've seen seems a little bit too glam for me to sit around in (oh-so practical I am!) and of course you wouldn't look like you were popping out in your pyjamas......if the need arose to dash to the shops for a pint of milk! 

Can you see yourself being won over by this trendy range of fleece? Will you be taking the plunge and going for any of Uniqlo's offerings?? Have you purchased any loungewear yet? If not, what kind of loungewear do you see yourself going for? Would love to hear your thoughts!

And so onto the outfits I have been wearing these past few days

Starting with a school run outfit from last week


Zara coat
Gap long sleeve top
Primark white vest
H&M tie-dye jeans
Ashe Genial wedges
Primark scarf

Next up is a slobby Saturday look for a day on the sofa nursing a fuggy head and trying to fight off the lurgy!


Warehouse Cardigan
Uniqlo long-line sweatshirt
Topshop Leigh jeans
Zara Hi-tops
Primark scarf

You may have noticed I don't dress up much.......but here's the proof I do now and again! We had a christening on Sunday which did require me to be a bit smarter than usual! Got myself in a real tiz about what to wear and was a bit wary of going all black but after reading this lovely little saying, my fears were relieved a tad!


So a big thank you to a certain very stylish @Mrs W over on Avenue 57......this made me feel a whole lot better about going dark......after all who am I to argue with Christian Dior!

Here's the outfit!


Zara jacket (last year)
Vintage LBD
River Island shoes
H&M pearls

Finishing with today's outfit


H&M sweater
Uniqlo shirt
H&M jeggings
Steve Madden boots

Time to share a few new purchases. The first purchase was a little bit of new bling to liven up the christening outfit! I have been after a pearl statement necklace for a while, I knew this would be a good way to liven up a smart outfit and they were several looks on my pin board featuring pearls being worn with a shirt and sweater combo so you see.....I had a plan. As funds are pretty low this month budget wise I have been particularly resourceful in trying to secure all my fashion yearnings (all my scrimping and saving may well have gone out the window now thanks to Uniqlo!!). I managed to scrounge one of the £5 off £20 spend H&M vouchers (thanks mum! She copied my H&M boucle coat!) to purchase the necklace........and another wishlist item which was the cable knit sweater in the above pic! Here's a close up of the necklace, as you can hardly see it in the outfit photo!


You may have also noticed the addition of a couple of new Primarni scarves in the shots above! I was simply unable to resist getting the red tartan one and then I saw the cream one and well no point in tormenting myself into trying to decide between the two......so I just got both! That now leaves me with £16 in the budget to last until 1st December! I still have a wishlist as long as my arm and now Uniqlo have thrown a spanner in the works.......what's a girl to do??

Until next time!

Michelle x

22 comments:

  1. Hi there!! I love the Uniqlo range, especially that woolly style jacket! Snap, great minds think alike- I am wearing the same Primark scarf in today's post!! It's a good buy, stylish and cosy! Xx

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    1. Uniqlo is great for the odd couple of pieces each season......so wish I had a store near me.......mind you that could prove to be fatal!! Hope the wooley fleece turns out to look as good in the flesh!

      Think I will find this scarf invaluable......such gorgeous shades in it, it will go with loads x

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  2. Love the woolly fleece coat Michelle - a real bargain & you look lovely in what you wore for the christening, I think black is such an elegant colour to wear especially when teamed with pearls xx
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    1. Isn't the fleecy coat such a good price......just hope it lives up to expectations.....have already taken the plunge and ordered! i figured it was better to itch the scratch now rather than wait until December and run the risk of it being sold out!
      Was pleased with the christening outfit.....glad I took a spare pair of leopard print flats in my bag though....they were life-savers after the actual service, could do with a bit more practice in the heels! Lol x

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  3. You look gorgeous in the christening outfit Michelle, lovely pearls too! I like the wooly fleece. I'll have to check out your past blogs re your budget - sounds like a plan for me. Thanks for the mention, you made my day : ) Vikki xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment.....you should take much of the credit for making me feel I had worn the right thing! I was seriously stressing about going in all black! It was the perfect thing to wear in the end though!

      As for the budget.....I was trying to stick to spending £100 per month for October, November and December.....all things considered I don't think I've done too badly, although that could all change now.....no thanks to Uniqlo! I guess budgets were made to be broken! I like to think I've chosen my purchases a bit more carefully......only time will tell! Roll on the end of December when normal service will be resumed ;0) xx

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  4. What to do indeed! It's a difficult one for sure. Loving the fleece pieces, especially the first two, then I saw the coat and oh wow it is gorgeous but the last thing I need is a new coat. Fab necklace and you look lovely for the christening. I don't dress up much either especially since I no longer have a school run, I'm always in loungewear! x

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  5. I'd love one of each piece as I would be guaranteed to get the wear out of all of it as it would be dual purpose for me!! Great for slobbing indoors but looks good enough to do the school run in.....decisions, decisions!! I'm all about practicality these days! I like to think a fair amount of thought goes into each purchase at the moment and there aren't so many of the impulse buys that linger unworn in the back of the wardrobe x

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  6. Looking fab as usual Michelle, you are he queen of layering! And god knows we need it in this temperature drop!! X

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    1. Not to blow my own trumpet....but I am getting down with the layering at the moment Trea.....it's a case of needs must! It is freezing here x

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  7. Adore both of those new scarves - didn't see them last time I was in so I may have to go for another look. I was drawn to that Uniqlo range too - really like some of the wee jackets - would be perfect for layering in this weather. x
    PS great christening outfit - you look gorgeous!

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    1. The scarves are already 2 of my most favourite purchases this season so far.....love them both!! Loving the Uniqlo stuff! It looks perfect for these plummeting temps!! xx

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  8. You look gorgeous as always, and I must admit I was amazed to see that the scarves were Primark. They look gorgeous ... might have to pop along and have a look in our local store. The red one is wonderfully Christmassy!

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    1. Thank you Helen! Definately worth a trip to Primark to secure these lovelies......guarantee you won't be sorry! Love both of them, well worth the money xx

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  9. Ooooo now I not only love the fleecy coat I am loving the look of those fleecy bottoms....how super comfortable would they be?! I am off to Uniqlo tomorrow! X fab christening outfit btw! X

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    1. Hope you got in there quick with the coat as I've looked today and the black has disappeared!! They still have the cream though!!
      Sounds as though the general conscencous was that I picked well with the christening outfit.....phew!! x

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  10. I had a look and put the fleecy bottoms in my basket but haven't hit the button yet. I have a hugely practical family who don't bother with the luxuries of Christmas and prefer something like a fleece which they will actually wear rather than a bottle of perfume they won't use. So I might just put a huge Uniqlo order in and then hit the button, sneaking in my fleecy bottoms whilst I'm there. A cunning plan yes?

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  11. Have to agree that is a most excellent plan Sue!! Wish I had thought my order through a bit better!! Lol! This Christmas shopping malarkey is hard work......we deserve a treat for doing it all no?!! x

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  12. Fabulous pearly necklace. Also, you're making me want to go out and purchase wedge sneakers.

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    1. Why thank you!!

      Have to say the Ash Genials have to be one of the best investment purchases I've made over the past year or so as they are great at livening any outfit up and making it feel up to date x

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  13. Love the "todays outfit" look. I am hopeless at layering:(

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  14. I love that woolly coat! It just looks so great! The Primani check scarf is perfect! I'm gutted theres not one more local! You look fab as always Michelle! Ax

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