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Sales Shopping

I said I wouldn’t do it this year but………….

I dragged my sister out yesterday with me as the other Wornout ladies were busy.

Ahhh my sister! My sister is very good at helping me shop. I can be sure at least one of the following stock sales shopping statements will be muttered by her during our expedition together:

Adopt sisterly voice.

1. Put those back, they are vile.
2. You are too old for (insert item name)
3. Where do you think you are going in that?
4. Can we now stop for tea and cake please? I’m done.

I still love her very much.

I’m pleased to say all my outfit today was either purchased in sale or with discount.

Happy sales shopping to you all.

Acne Pistols
Citizens of Humanity jeans (still too short for supposedly longer length jeans)
Joseph Cashmere roll neck
Joseph Navy poncho
Gerard Darel grey 24 hour bag
Gerard Darel Gloves and beanie.
RayBan Jackie O Sunglasses
Lots of thermals


Workwear round-up

No opportunity to post for the last few days, work is just manic. A quick round up of the last three days follows:

Friday – Whistles

Fridays are a bit more relaxed in corporate attire but not in workload. The ever elegant and incredibly stylish Tracey found this dress last year. I could not resist. It is the Whistles Marla dress. Oh how I wish Whistles would re-issue this dress and in another colour – cream for Summer please. It’s a really great fit, the sleeves are long enough for me and I love the mini Dynasty shoulder pads. No photo of me wearing it though, sorry. No time, just too busy. I wore my Marla with opaques and the LK Bennett Una shoes.

Thursday – The Grey Skirt Suit

So here I am on Thursday wearing a grey skirt suit from Reiss.

I am not really into peplum but as you can see the Axel jacket is trying to be different with the pep feature at the edge.

The top is Zara, slightly puffed shoulder in style and very old. A very similar top here.. It’s long in length so I have tucked it in and put a belt (old from Reiss) around the waist.

I make the most of the suit by wearing the Axel jacket with a dress or cropped black or navy trousers and a cream silky t-shirt. The Harper skirt skirt has been worn with a thick black, cream or bright blue jumper and often with the cream blouse I had on last week.

Shoes? DVF Alaina as worn before and for many more days and nights to come.

Wednesday – Zara Victoriana

Zara Navy Boucle Jacket worn with Zara “Victoriana” high collared white shirt. Please do not ask me to find the links on their website as that is a massive task in itself but here is the link to current Zara blazers.

Trousers are from Gerard Darel as worn last week and mistaken for Black. Belt is as before from Reiss.

The shoes are from Jones the Bootmaker and are called Callaghan. A cheaper version of the LK Bennett Shilo. The heel is much thinner and tend to wear out too quickly as seen here.

I stepped into a loose pavement slab, ripped the leather and made an emergency and very tacky repair with Sellotape.

Have a great weekend.







Tribute to Simone

I spoke too soon about the Sun. It came and disappeared as quickly as the weekend so please accept my apologies for daring to mention brighter days ahead.

Today I have decided to pay a little tribute to the Simone suede shoe boots from Sam Edelman. I am a shoe fiend, buying when and where I find a pair that comfortably, reasonably, errrrr make that simply fit but, oh my, they are just perfect.

They have been worn out literally with everything from dresses, skirts (both maxi and mini), cropped trousers, long trousers, jeans and even a jumpsuit (still have one or two of them lingering in the wardrobe).

I like the fact that they are not only very comfortable and versatile but have a mid heel to tolerate my heavy walking. Don’t you find the bigger the shoe size the higher the heel or is that just me? The suede is oh so soft and easy to keep clean. How could I forget their name last week as there was deep discussion amongst us worn out women on purchasing them a couple of years ago?

So with the opaques and the layers of thermals back on too I am wearing the shoe boots with a very old Gerard Darel via Ma Boutique grey wool shift dress in the office. No link as so old. I will quickly swap into the LK Bennett Una for meetings today and remove the scarf.

Simone is soon to be joined by her little sister Salina
Great news that they too are available in a size US 11 (UK 9). I know they will fit. A quick and happy shoe purchase will be made before the end of the dreary outlook for this week.

Anyone for a heavily discounted size 8?

Simone suede shoe boot by Sam Edelman
Salina suede shoe boot by Sam Edelman. There are many versions of this style of shoe boot. I like the heel on the Jigsaw version, the sizing is not so generous.
Gerard Darel Grey wool shift dress
DVF Scarf






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.





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.