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19 February 2015

A Spring/Summer wishlist of sorts!

I say of sorts as it's not so much of a wishlist as more a list of what I've already bought ready for Spring! Having been inspired by both of these looks on Pinterest I've been on the hunt for a beige trench/duster coat.



These are both easy ensembles to replicate as the rest of the outfits are made up of wardrobe staples such as white or denim shirt, a classic black crew neck sweater and black jeans or trousers! Just this one purchase will bring a whole load of new outfits together in my wardrobe! This is the coat I eventually plumped for from Topshop.


Moving on swiftly to my next purchase! I didn't even think about teaming up these two pieces together but I think they so just happen to go brilliantly with each other. In a bid to get myself out of an almighty jeans rut I have been look at some skirt options. Yep....you read that right....a skirt! I am preparing to immerse myself in all things 70's this Summer and so I've been trying to source a denim a-line skirt. The first one I found was this one which is EDC by Esprit which I found on Zalando. 


However, I would have to say I wasn't 100% happy with the quality of this one for £39. when the lovely Sue told me about this little number from Jack Wills. I waited patiently for it to arrive on their website, then snapped it up when it appeared last Saturday! For the same price it is a lot, lot better so grab it while you can if you are after one of these as they were literally the only two skirts in this style I could find anywhere in my size. I would point out here that both of these brands came up small and I ordered a 10 and 12 and needed the size 12.


These 2 purchases were just begging to be worn together and I couldn't wait to wear an outfit that whispered Spring.....not saying that too loud or else we will be back to zero degrees by the end of the week!


I have to point out here that I have cleaned the mirror since I took these photos!


I did also nip back to Zara to purchase the Missoni-esque cardy and I've enjoyed playing around with it after being inspired by Sarah over at 'What if I wore it the first time' and trying it on with a round-toed tan suede pair of Oasis boots I uncovered from the depths of my wardrobe that go perfectly with the flares! These boots are the perfect height with the flares and the colour is spot on with the colours in the cardy.


And finally, this has just *fallen* in to my virtual shopping basket! Anyone for cricket?! Love this Uniqlo sweater. Perfect with some boyfriend jeans and my Stans!


Quite a random selection of stuff but all the purchases will enhance what I already have....I haven't gone out on a limb anywhere. Maybe there is no need to have a plan for the season ahead, I may just have to go with the flow, thankfully these pieces should see me through these transitional Spring months nicely. Anyone got a proper Spring/Summer wishlist going?!

Finishing up with my outfits from the beginning of the week. We had a fab start to the half term on our little trip down to Devon, the weather was just glorious, though still chilly. The first couple of photos are some of the outfits from my previous packing planning post! I wanted to bring this mirror home with me as it's made me look a foot taller and slimmer!


Whistles Edie (recent sale purchase)
H&M faux leather leggings (current, here)
Aldo Bugiano boots (sold out)


Zara sweater (A/W 2014)
H&M faux leather leggings (current, here)
Adidas Stan Smith's (via eBay, buy here)

Back home again.


Topshop coat (A/W 2014, similar here)
Pull & Bear sweatshirt (S/S 2014, similar here)
Zara Jeans (current here)
Adidas Stan Smith's (via eBay, buy here)
Jigsaw bag (via eBay)


Zoe Karssen sweater (Autumn 2014 T K Maxx)
Uniqlo urban sweat joggers (A/W 2014, similar here)
Kurt Geiger Laurel skate shoe (S/S 2014, still available here)

For those of you lovely readers that also follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I was lucky enough to be the winner of the Topshop/Wardrobe Icons competition. Whoop whoop! I've won a pair of jeans of my choice and a personal shopping appointment where I can spend up to £300! I'm still pinching myself! Obviously I will be sharing my haul with you. That should sort me out for the rest of the season! ;0)

As always I love reading and responding to your comments.

I will be back shortly with unlikely celebrity style steal.

Michelle xx

23 comments:

  1. I'm on the look out for a denim button through 70s esque skirt. Got the MIss S one but its a tad short pour moi so I'm off to look at Jack WIlls. ( never thought I'd say that). Thanks for the shout out missus. I'm pleased that you saw sense and nabbed that "must be " Missoni cardi.

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    1. I hunted high and low for the Miss Selfridge skirt but alas I had missed the boat! I have to say when I returned the size 10 even my 8 year old asked me what I was doing in Jack Wills...lol! The youth of today! I think the Zara cardy will be flogged to death wear-wise, now I've had a try on I think it will work well with many other things in my wardrobe!

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  2. Loving all your new purchases Michelle, they're going to be great for creating lots of different looks.
    Huge congrats too on your Topshop win, I can't think of a better winner & I can't wait to see what your choose :-)
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thank you Jane! What a lovely comment! :0)
      Lots of diverse purchases....quite a few different fashion personas going on here but all things that will work well with what I've got! xx

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  3. Ah well done Michelle, I didn't notice you were one of the winners! Fab, enjoy your spending spree!! x

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    1. oh and I love the trench/duster coat. x

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    2. Thank you Annmarie! I didn't notice either until I looked at the comments and everyone else was congratulating me! I was stunned! So chuffed! :0) xx

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  4. Great purchases Michelle. I ordered and returned 2 'cricket' jumpers from the Atterley Road sale. They didn't fit right but I'm definitely in the market for one,this year although I do recall having one an old one somewhere so shall be hunting it out. Love the cardi-jacket - utterly gorgeous x

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    1. You know, I remembered seeing a cricket sweater recently....didn't realise it was you! I did see one on Insta yesterday and the seed was sewn again! So pleased with the cardy, it will go with loads, it's a kimono shape but cosier than a silky one so a lot more wearable in our temps!! xx

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  5. Wow some fab buys already Michelle. ...just love that little denim a line skirt, like you said a great change from all the jeans etc! That cardie is such a goodie too, I think we are all going to have a 70's moment this year! Well done winning... can't wait to see what you get?!! Helen xx

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    1. Thank you Helen....if I carry on at this rate there will be nothing left for me to buy! :0/
      I am so excited about the personal shopping appointment....I can't wait to be dressed by a fresh pair of eyes as such! xx

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  6. Loving your new buys, Michelle. You in a skirt??? I can't quite believe it! So cute though. You look fabulous as always. Lynne xx

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    1. Thank you Lynne! Wonders will never cease....me in a skirt!! I blame the Aldo boots....all of a sudden I have the urge to get my legs out!! :0) xx

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  7. Where do I start??! You look fabulous in all your outfits as usual, but I love the softer look of that cardi, you definitely did the right thing going back for it! The trench and skirt are just perfect together, I have a black one from Zara that cost about £25 or something daft, in the sale and I'm going to bust it out as soon as it's warm enough! And congrats again on the prize, a well-deserved little treat for you :-)

    Becky x

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    1. Thank you Becky! I think the cardy will come into it's own with this 70's thing that is going on!! I love it and can't not fathom why I didn't just snap it up on the spot...though being a Libran, well that explains everything no?! I need more skirts in my life....you have sown a seed!! Watch this space as I now appear to be on a mission!! xx

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  8. Oooh you're in a skirt...looks great on you! Love the Zara cardi...perfect for Spring! I've been on the look out for a light grey Duster style coat, really like the style of your Toppers one...x

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    1. I know Sian...a skirt?! And I am totally feeling the skirt love!! Don't think I could pull off dungarees but have seen a skirt/dungaree! Can I pull that off?! Now on a skirt mission!! Love the TS duster....does crease but I keep thinking so does linen and I've got over that?! xx

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  9. Hi Michelle, great finds! Love the flared jeans on you but then again they are my new obsession...That skirt is great, I'll copy that look tomorrow I think. I have likewise items but never combined them like that!
    www.fashionsabbaticaldress.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi there! Ahh yes the flares seem to everyone ones new obsession don't they? Hoping to get mine out again this week...weather permitting, it is lashing down here at the moment and soggy flares just won''t do! I wore the skirt yesterday....it's an absolute winner!! xx

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  10. Fab pieces you've bought, I seriously seem to have lost my shopping mojo at the moment - I just don't know what to get! I must be ill.......... ;)

    I really love the Zara cardi & huge congrats on your Topshop win, I can't wait to see what you choose x

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    1. Yep Sarah....sounds like you are going down with something! I'm sure you fashion mojo won't let you down....you are bound to be tempted by something any minute now! ;0)!

      So looking forward to perusing and choosing some new stuff from Topshop! :0) xx

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  11. Congrats on your prize! Love the Topshop coat I've been on the website looking at that one myself, still not bought it though. And styled with the skirt a lovely outfit. Might just be copying that one. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! They only had a couple of the coat left in my local store the other day so I'm glad I snapped it up while I did as I've already worn it a couple of times! I am really getting into skirts at the moments.....must be cos Spring is in the air! xx

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