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14 September 2014

The impulse buy......

that slotted perfectly into to my A/W plan! Thanks to a Uniqlo email notification in my mailbox last Tuesday this fab little Lulu Guinness sweatshirt has found it's way to me! It's a fab statement sweatshirt that works brilliantly with everything on my wishlist.


The Lulu Guiness collaboration with Uniqlo went on sale on last week. It's not like me  to be so rash, I normally dither but I purchased immediately. Just as well I did snap it up straight away as it was sold out the next day! There are  a few more Lulu Guinness styles, see here. The only other one that really caught my eye was this black, white and red top.....bit of a theme going on here!



The sweatshirts are £19.90 and there are a selection of t-shirts at £12.90. One thing I will say about Uniqlo is that I found their delivery to be super speedy.....I ordered on Tuesday and it was with me on Thursday! That's what I call excellent customer service! Here's a little ensemble of things from my Autumn/Winter plan, to make up a great outfit!


Uniqlo sweatshirt (sold out)

You may have noticed from the collage above that I've since become a little obsessed by Lulu Guinness and added another cheeky little addition to the Autumn/Winter stash! I have also purchased this foldaway shopper bag. I managed to score mine on eBay but you can also buy them from House of Fraser.


It folds into this which will go neatly in your handbag. Perfect for those spontaneous acquisitions!


Anyone else have a thing for Lulu Guinness? I love the red lips!

A roundup of what I've been sporting over the past few days! Really enjoying this late Summer sun, it's a chance to get a bit more mileage out of some of my favourite Summer outfits.


Mulberry top (old, factory shop purchase)
Zara jeans (Spring 2013)


Mango top (Spring 2014)
Zara coated chinos (Spring2014)
Mulberry Dorset tote


Zara top (old)
Gap Always Skinny jeans (old)
Mulberry Dorset tote


Pull and Bear dress
Birkenstock Gizeh's (gifted by my lovely friend Sharon)
Mulberry Bayswater (ancient)


Gap denim jacket (old, via ebay)
H&M maxi dress (Summer 2014)
Birkenstock Gizeh's (gifted by my lovely friend Sharon)
Mulberry Dorset tote

The weather seems to be getting a bit chillier now so it won't be long before we are breaking the Autumn/Winter clothes out!! 

As always I love reading and responding to your comments.

Be back soon!

Michelle xx

52 comments:

  1. My middle daughter just bought a lime green perspex Lulu Guiness lips clutch and I love all things Lulu. The sweatshirt is fab, can't wait to see it on Michelle xx

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    1. Ooh! Love the sound of your daughters clutch!! Envious you will be able to borrow it!! Thought the sweatshirt was a bit of fun.....a slogan without being a slogan if you know what I mean xx

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  2. Love the sweatshirt Michelle....lots of styling opportunities there and it looks a little different to the ordinary ones I've seen! I could use one of those foldaway bags also, great idea:) Have a good week.
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne....the red lips are a way of introducing a much needed bit of colour to my wardrobe!!
      I used the bag for the first time today...very handy indeed!! xx

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  3. I love the sweatshirt, brilliant price too!

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    1. Thank you! I was quite surprised by the price.....you would expect them to hoick it up a bit seeing a Lulu Guinness has put her name to it wouldn't you?!

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  4. Trust you to find such a covetable item. Impressed by your quick fire purchase as well. Sometimes you just know it's got to be done.

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    1. I have missed out on way too many of these designer collaborations to dither over this purchase, it just goes so well with the rest of what I've bought so far too! It is worth getting a lot of junk in your email box just to get lucky with a gem of a notification now and again! xx

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  5. Fab sweatshirt Michelle, I can't wait to see it on you.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Cheers! Jane! With the way the weather is going is looks as though it will be stashed away for a couple more weeks....not that I'm complaining xx

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  6. I love the sweatshirt. xx

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  7. Hi Michelle

    The sweatshirt is fabulous - I love lulu!

    I've never bought from Uniqlo before - what is the sizing like?

    Many thanks

    Emma

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    1. Hi Emma, thank you for the lovely comment....I am loving my bit of Lulu!

      I would size up....I wish I had! I bought the small but would prefer it if the sweatshirt was a bit slouchier! Hope that helps xx

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    2. Thank you so much - I've ordered the large - I was going to get the M but went with your advice xx

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    3. Brilliant!! I hope you love it as much as I do! xx

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  8. I'm glad you didn't dither either, it's gorgeous xx

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    1. Phew...so I am I Donna, I'd have been gutted if I'd seen it on someone else xx

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  9. Wow, I love that sweatshirt! And it's such a reasonable price as well x

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    1. It was a great price wasn't it?! I 'd expect to pay that for a plain sweatshirt never mind a statement style! Thank you xx

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  10. FAB sweatshirt - I was expecting it to be way more expensive actually - off to have a closer look, Ax

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    1. It is a great price Avril, for a designer collaboration piece I would have expected to pay a lot more....no wonder it sold out so quickly! xx

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  11. Sweatshirt is fab..love the red lips & what a great price too! x

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    1. Thank you Sian! I am now officially obsessed with Lulu's lips! xx

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  12. Oh God, I want that sweatshirt - off to browse the collection !! As always, you look fab x

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    1. Well?! Have you ordered it yet?! ;0)
      Thank you for the lovely compliment!! xx

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  13. I have the fold away shopper - it's so cute!
    LOVE the sweater and can't wait to see it on you!

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    1. Love, love, love the shopper!! It is so cute....very smitten with the sweatshirt too!! xx

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  14. Loving the red, black and white accents Michelle. I might be following suit on the colour front with a similar coloured bag. But it's good to know I'm on the right wavelength if you're also clocking the same colours.

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    1. I am really getting into the red Sue!! Have just spotted a red coca cola sweatshirt.....may have to get that one too!! I have also purchased a red and black shirt....looks like we are on the same wavelength once again!! xx

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  15. Loving the Lulu Guiness, Michelle. The pop of red is fantastic. Your outfits look fantastic as always! Lynne x

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    1. Me and red....who would have thought! Normally a colour I would shy away from but I am loving it this season! xx

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  16. That is a fab sweater, absolutely love it, it will look fab on you. I am super slow on the collabs I must get quicker, well done on getting this one and your fab ebay purchase! X

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    1. I'm glad I saw it and snapped it up Frances! I'm normally too slow for these things too, I'm not really an impulsive shopper, I generally really consider my purchases but I just knew this would go perfectly with what I shall be wearing this A/W xx

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  17. It's fabulous, absolutely love it! It will go so well with lots of things in your wardrobe! Love the bag too, really great purchases!
    A x

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    1. It will indeed slot perfectly into my wardrobe AbbI! Loving the bag too....so useful xx

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  18. The girl did good, very envious of your sweatshirt. You seem to be sticking to the plan.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. I am resolutely sticking to the plan Sue! Thank you for the lovely comment! xx

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  19. Hi my lovely!! What a fabulous sweatshirt and an amazing price too- you did well to snap it up and the bag was a shrewd style buy too, I can see why Lulus items can be addictive!! Great outfit posts too and I hope you have a great week ahead!! xxx

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    1. Hey Sharon....I did good didn't I?! Lucky to snaffle both items I'd say!! Hope you are having a super week too! xx

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  20. Find your blog via Twitter and I´m amazed! Love all your looks, you look wonderful in each of them. Very tasteful chosen peaces :)

    many greetings from Germany
    Dana :)
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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    1. Hi Dana! Thank you! I've have checked out your blog and love your style too! xx

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  21. Missed that one didn't I? Red is definitely having a big moment right now......its a colour that I normally shy away from, but loving it so much right now! You look fab in all your late summer outfits too! Xx

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    1. Yep.....you did need to be quick off the mark to bag that bit of Lulu Helen!! I normally shy away from bright colours altogether but I do seem to be leaning towards a fair bit of red this season! I just need to find the perfect red lip for my colouring now! xx

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  22. Michelle I've been following your blog for a while but never commented before...you have great style and always look fab. Re the Lulu Guiness sweatshirt - does it come up large or small - or true to size?

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    1. Hi Carol, glad you like.....and thank you for the lovely compliment! I wished I'd sized up as I would have prefered mine to be a bit slouchier! I ordered a small but wished I'd got a medium! Hope that helps :0) x

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    2. Thanks so much..I have ordered both M and L - am usually a Medium at most stores but when I lived in Hong Kong Uniqlo was always a tad on the small size! Hope it looks fab anyway - looking forward to seeing how you style it!

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    3. You are welcome Carol! Good idea to order both sizes to see which fit you like best xx

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    4. Received both - and am keeping the medium after all! The large was too shapeless around the midriff - and the medium is still roomy enough for a shirt underneath. Beyond thrilled - thank you for the heads up!

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    5. Brilliant...thank you so much for taking the time to let me know! I feel relieved too as now you've tried the both I've probably ended up with the right size too! Enjoy Carol! xx

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  23. Really cute purchases Michelle! The sweathirts are a great price aren't they? The shopper is just perfect & will be super useful! you look lovely as always & I can't stand the thought of packing my P&B dress away until next Summer! Ax

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    1. Thank you Andrea....I think the sweatshirt is such a great price considering the cute detail!! I've used the shopper so much already!! The Pull & Wear dress is still hanging in the wardrobe hoping for one last wear this year! xx

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