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V Thursday

Is it that time of the year again?

Today I am wearing the Danya belted dress from Whistles. This colour (Aubergine I think) is sold out on the Whistles website but the lovely people at Atterley Road have limited stock.

Whistles has now re-stocked the Danya in Navy.

Swoon. Am tempted, as you know Blue is one of my favourite colours, but not without a discount code. March time? Grazia?

Shoes are Nine West Flax black suede stiletto courts.

Nine West gets my vote for a generous size 9 (42) and good reductions can be found online and at House of Fraser.

Navy Blazer/Jacket is Gerard Darel from Ma Boutique and is part of a dress suit.

A little bit of red for V day has come out in this DVF scarf.

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Orange Tuesday

I wish I could but I just can’t escape them at the moment. There is no other option in this cold weather than thick opaques.

Mine are from Wolford. Falke is another favoured brand but Wolford are a better fit and richer black in colour if that makes sense.

The dress is from Gerard Darel worn with the black metallic belt again.

This dress is my failsafe throw on and rush to the station item of choice. No longer available but many similar styles available here and the sale is still on……Gerard Darel Ma Boutique

Please note I did not run to the station in the shoes as shown in the photos. My yeti boots took to the slippery ground instead.

The orange jacket/cardigan/knit is from Zara. I usually wear this in the Spring/Summer with white skinny jeans, black cropped jacquard trousers or over a jersey dress.

It is meant to be reversible but I have not got round to wearing it like that as yet. Labels need to be removed first.

DVF Alina shoes via my Wardrobe. I love the punk rock studded detail and the fact that they fit well for very pointed heels. My Wardrobe has a very limited number of US 11/UK 9 shoes available on their website so to fellow size 8+ shoe size readers, be quick!

I do not tend to accessorise too much apart from scarves and bags as the. incredibly witty and gorgeous Rachel worn out reminded me last night. This beauty I am carrying today is the Anya Hindmarch Huxley, in black of course. It’s one of my real favourites.

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Armchair shopping

 

Whay a day, bucketing rain here, lights on, heating on, slippers and wrist warmers on. What else to do but a bit of online browsing!

Given what I’m wearing this week I have been looking at dresses, but several questions spring to mind as I browse,  among them, why are there so many sleeveless dresses? It is winter! And is there a global shortage of coloured dyes because almost every dress on the high street is black, navy or charcoal? My criteria are long sleeves and non-muddy coloured, and there’s not a lot to choose from. If I was looking for a going out dress I’d be fine, but I want something lovely for everyday that won’t break the bank. If money was no object I would be wearing Carven dresses every day, but sadly it is!

 

Take the Me & Em site for example. I love their clothes and have a much worn heavy cashmere cardigan from them. But their dress colours are dark – black, navy, charcoal, even when they stray into blues and greens they are muddy and dull. Some of the styles and cuts look great but I just don’t need another dark item in my wardrobe.

I would love this dress in a colour, it looks like a flattering cut, and has pockets which I love in a dress. I could live with the lack of sleeves, and if it was available in a warm colour it would be on it’s way to me.

The same goes for Jigsaw and Whistles, there are some lovely dresses but the colours really let them down. Boden, on the other hand has pretty good selection, avoiding the fun prints of course.

Another place I love to browse is the Matches site, and their Style Steals section has some great Diane Von Furstenberg dresses with great reductions. I love this drapey cobalt one. Thermal underneath and blazer on top would insulate you,

 

and this Anglomania. The sizes are limited, but they might fit you, I hope so!

This morning, before it started to pour, I was wearing this DVF  Adeline dress which was a winter sale purchase from last year, but I fear I am ruining the look with my slippers and cardigan, so I think an outfit change may be in order.

Autumn Leather

No tugging? Tick

No powdering of thigh/ankle/calf or toes? Tick

No need for wire hangers to pull them on? Tick

Wearability? As much as possible.

Joseph Stretch Leather Leggings

 

 

I’ve added my comfy discounted DVF shoesMichael Kors clutch (bought in the sale from My wardrobe.com)  Joseph Stevie powder pink silk top (heavily reduced as there was a mark on it.) The mark has now gone thanks to the local dry cleaners) and TopShop plum jacket (not shown).  I was due to wear this Reiss top but as usual I was rushing to get out of the house so I’ll save it for another outing.