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14 December 2014

My top 5 favourites pieces this season

Time to reviews my favourite purchases of the season! I like to do this to give me an idea of what I might like to try and bag in the sales! It goes without saying that top of the list it's footwear again! For me it is definitely the shoe, boot or trainer (for me in most cases!) that makes the outfit. I am totally in love with my black Converse hi-tops and I have worn little else since I got them about a month ago. They are such a classic, they do go with everything, hence I've been wearing them practically everyday!!



On the odd day off from my Converse I tend to wear my other footwear love, my Adidas Stan Smiths. Wearing these at the moment is weather permitted as I hate being cold so tend to only bare the ankles on the milder days! These are another classic and have been brilliant for pulling together more than a few outfits from some of the pieces featured below!

Adidas Stan Smith eBay £36

What I do love in Winter are my coats........as you know I have quite a few! Your coat and your footwear are generally all people will see of your outfit! This grey Topshop coat has been my favourite this season. I love the colour, it's been a great neutral for me. I tend to wear a lot of black at this time of year and this coat has been great for mixing things up a bit and getting me out of the darkness into a few lighter things! I love it with navy and it is great with the Stans!

Topshop coat £58

And of course the Stan's and the Topshop coat have looked brilliant with these H&M patchwork jeans. Now admittedly these jeans aren't the most comfortable jeans I own but I think they look the business and they have been brilliant for pulling together some of the navy pieces I have to make up some of my favourite looks.

H&M patchwork jeans £19.99

Last of the top 5 had to be the Zara sweater.....I love this! Such a lovely chunky knit, I love the colour and again I have loved wearing it with the H&M patchwork jeans and the Stan's! One of my other favourite outfits has been this sweater with the sparkly H&M harems and the Converse.....it is so versatile!! 

Zara sweater purchased £45.99

So, there it is, a round-up of my best purchases so far this season. I've been trying to think of anything that I've bought that's been a bit of mistake and hand on heart I can honestly say I don't think I've made any mistakes, everything I've bought so far has earned it's place in my wardrobe. Will this exercise help me at all when sale time comes? Not really, it's just proved that I don't really need anything as everything I have is working perfectly well together! I did fancy trying to bag a faux fur......H&M have let me down big time as the one I ordered appears to have got lost in transit....but hey, I'm not too devastated so maybe I don't want one as much as I thought I did. I think I would like some more chunky knits.....but how many does a girl need?! Definitely no further shoe purchases required! Hmm what's left to buy? Not a lot! The Husband is breathing a sigh of relief anyway!

So let's get onto what I've been wearing this week.....quite a few of these key pieces in play here!


Topshop coat (current, here)
Uniqlo shirt (A/W 2013 similar here)
M&S sweater (old similar here)
Gap always skinny (old, similar here)
Adidas Stan Smiths (via ebay, you can buy here)
H&M snood (current here)


M&S Limited Edition coat (current, sold out online)
Jaeger sweater (A/W 2013, same here)
H&M jeans (sale Spring 2014)
Converse black hi top (current via Surfdome)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)
H&M snood (current, here)
Marc Jacobs bag (old)


Wallis coat (current, here)
Uniqlo Lulu Guiness sweatshirt (current, sold out)
Uniqlo silk shirt (Spring 2014, similar here)
Gap legging jeans (old, similar here)
Converse black hi top (current via Surfdome)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)
H&M snood (current, here)
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag (Spring 2014 via The Outnet)


Vintage coat
Whistles sweater (old outlet purchase)
ASOS Ridley jeans (current, here)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)
H&M snood (current, here)
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag (Spring 2014 via The Outnet)


Zara coat (old)
Gap merino sweater (Winter 2013, similar here)
Topshop Jamie jeans (Autumn 2013, similar here)
Primark scarf (current season)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)
Converse black hi top (current via Surfdome)

Do you do a season *reccie* to see what's worked and what's not?! What have been your favourite purchases.....I am looking for sales purchase inspiration here! Is there anything you are hoping to snag in the sales?

As always I look forward to reading and responding to your comments!

Until next time!

Michelle xx


7 December 2014

Just an outfit round-up really!

We are suddenly careering towards Christmas and I don't know where the time has gone....so much so that I've only had time to throw together this post which is just sharing my outfits from the past week!! There is a new addition to the wardrobe which I shall share below!

First up is Monday's school run outfit....taking advantage of the mild weather we experienced at the start of the week to get the leather jacket out!


Superdry leather jacket (old, via T K Maxx, similar here)
J Crew sweater
H&M harems (as above)
Converse black hi top (current here)
H&M snood (current here)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)

So, Tuesdays outfit consisted of piling on some layers to keep the cold at bay! The change of scenery was due to me spending the best part of the day helping my folks get their Christmas decorations up!


Topshop coat (current, here)
Pull & Bear sweathirt (Spring 2014, similar here)
Whistles t-shirt (old, similar here)
Gap always skinny (old, similar here)
Converse black hi top ( current here)
H&M snood (current, here)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)
Anya Hindmarch (Spring 2014, The Outnet)

On Wednesday it was all about finishing the Christmas shopping with the DH! Again tons of layers to bob in and out of the toasty shops!!


Damart gilet (current, here)
Whistles jersey biker jacket (old)
Brave Soul shirt via ASOS (sold out)
ASOS Ridley jeans (current, here)
Converse black hi top (current here)
Primark scarf (Autumn 2013)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)
Anya Hindmarch (Spring 2014, The Outnet)

Then there was the Christmas work do! There were layers for this too! I had some walking to do from one place to another and as I wanted to wear the New Look shoes, so to make up for potentially cold tootsies I tried to make up for it by topping my outfit off with a bit of fur to keep warm and glam things up a bit!


Damart gilet (current, here)
River Island drape cardy (Spring 2013)
Zara coated jeans (old, similar here)
New Look shoes (current, here)
H&M bag (current, sold out online but I have seen in store)

Saturday's outfit was fit for a trip to our favourite garden centre to see Santa and participate in a bit of ice-skating.....that was the 8 year old, not me I might add!! 


Topshop parka (Spring 2014, similar from River Island here)
Boden Off Duty sweater (bought from clearance sale, similar here)
Dorothy Perkins jeggings (Winter 2012, similar here)
Converse black hi top ( current here)
Anya Hindmarch (Spring 2014, The Outnet)

And finally onto that little purchase I mentioned! Whilst in town on Wednesday I was flitting through the menswear department in Primark and this little blazer caught me eye. I tried it on and the DH nodded his approval and exclaimed it would be his treat! Who was I to argue! It was mild enough to go without a coat today so I gave it it's first airing.....I love it! It's grey herringbone, the lining is a cute paisley fabric which is great for turning back the long arms!! I see myself getting lots of wear out of this!!


Primark mens jacket (current)
Uniqlo v-neck merino sweater (current here)
Uniqlo urban sweat pants (current, sold out online)
Converse black hi top ( current here)
H&M snood (current, here)
New Look hat (Winter 2013, similar here from H&M £3.99!)
Anya Hindmarch (Spring 2014, The Outnet)

What do you think of my little Primark bargain? Have you had any luck in the menswear department of a store lately! I may have something under the Christmas tree, also from the menswear section of another large High Street store! ;0) Santa willing....all will be revealed in a couple of weeks!!

As always I love reading and responding to your comments!

Wishing everyone a fab week!

Be back soon!

Michelle xx