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Frilly me

I went to French Connection yesterday, looking for Annie (beautifully embroidered top), but found Anoushka (cotton voile, lace trimmed dress). I thought she would be perfect for me. But even in a size 8, she was huge. What sizing madness is this?!

So, I went to Massimo Dutti where I bought a gorgeous, raspberry pink cashmere jumper for my husband, who is quite indifferent about getting new clothes. Clearly, opposites attract…

Anyway, outfit was: ASOS orange and cream frilly dress, Aldo gold leather sandals, Clarks Trapeze (Anya Hindmarch Gracie “inspired”) leather bag.



Long and short

Outfit: Massimo Dutti embroidered white cotton blouse (old) (“the long”), Mango black cotton shorts (old) (“the short”), Aldo gold leather sandals (old) and Coccinelle Queency bag (new-ish but sold out). So, that’s the long and the short of it. Boom tish.




Before I start my day, I thought I’d mention that the St Tropez Gradual Tan (on sale at Boots) in medium/dark is very good when mixed with an equal measure of moisturiser. No streaking, good subtle colour, limited fake tan smell.

Gradual Tan Everyday Body 200ml medium/dark: Amazon.co.uk: Beauty

What Have I Bought For Me Lately?

A little like Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, but a slightly different focus.  After being quite restrained for the last few months, the sales have begun and many of the items that I put on my Wish List have been reduced.  Or were in danger of being sold out, so I pounced anyway.  Here’s what I have bought for me lately:

  • Aldo Dobrus flats (£50)

Eve has these in the black, but I just bought Sam Edelman Adenas in black, so didn’t feel I could justify both.  So, I went for the nude colour.  A lovely shade they are, too, with a great shape.  I am between sizes at Aldo, annoyingly.  So I did have to size up to 40, and then put in an insole.  Just what wouldn’t these go with?!

  • Gap cowl neck dress (£30 down to £20)

I actually need this in a S, but its sold out, so could only get the XS.  This size is a bit tight round my apple shaped middle, so not sure if I will keep it, but am including it as its lovely and I did buy it.

  • Zara floral crystal necklace (£23)

Just in case you didn’t see it enough in my recent blog post…

  • Zara turquoise bib necklace (£20)

I think this will work with both black and navy, making it an All Rounder.

  • Zara bejewelled earrings (£10)

Not sure if I have blogged these yet?  They are gorgeous, but so heavy that I will have to convert them from pierced to clip on earrings.  On my list of things to do, so they glimmer at me, waiting to be worn.

  • Warehouse military trousers (£36 down to £20)

I wanted skinny cargoes, but couldn’t get happy with the pockets on the legs.  These are, instead, perfect for me.  And now only £20.  They are true to size – I need a size 10.

Skinny Military Trouser

  • French Connection blue top (£20)

I bought this on a day I was feeling tense and frustrated.  Bad idea.  Its not a great top – too long for me.  Live and learn, Ms Buy in Haste, Repent at Leisure…

  • Sam Edelman Adenas (£99, but on Brand Alley for £56!!)

Fierce and fabulously comfortable – an unusual combination…


  • Massimo Dutti strappy heels (£80 down to £56)

After wishing for these for a few months, I have also ordered these pretty things.  And I have something fun and lovely (waves to Chumps) to wear them to in a couple of weeks, too!

  • Coccinelle Queency (£185 down to £129)

Last but NOT least…!  I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this bag to go on sale, and when it had a decent reduction, It arrived the other day and is gorgeous!!  I will eventually have the strap shortened so I can wear it as a shoulder bag, but while I still have to chase The Bolters, a cross body bag is probably a better idea.



Oooh, I just checked and it has sold out, so I am glad I did’t dither.  I would have been really upset if my game of Sales Chicken backfired on me.  You know, where you try and work out whether you can wait for a further reduction, or risk it being sold out.  Not a risk I could taken for my Beloved Red Bag!

Apart from some shoes for The Bolters, I think that is me DONE for quite a while.  I think.

It’s black and white

A little Friday monochrome.

Outfit: Banana Republic black cotton blazer (bought on sale for £20 from £110.  Their sales are unbeatable!), Massimo Dutti black butterfly print on white silk shirt, TopShop white Baxter jeans, Australian brand sandals.  With Revlon Red polish.




Oh dear, toenail chip: I fought the pram.  And the pram won.  It always does.

Winter whites

After a few days of trying different styles of jeans and trousers, this morning I returned to skinny jeans.  And, like Jasmine WornOut, its the Baxter skinny jeans, only I am wearing them in white.  TopShop seem to do the white ones every year, and I’ve yet to find a thicker pair of white skinny jeans.  If you know of any other contenders, though, please do let me know, as I would like another pair.

Anyway, I’ve worn white skinny jeans, because I have seen a few pics on Pinterest of some great looking outfits featuring white skinnies in winter with ankle boots and coats/blazers and really wanted to be able to crack this look myself.  Its just such a nice break from dark denim.

Today’s outfit, Gap grey wool V-neck (bought yesterday from a charity shop – straight to work, my little bargain!), Zara sparkly necklace, Uniqlo black Heattech, TopShop white Baxter skinny jeans, White Stuff grey Daisy ankle boots.  And then also Massimo Dutti black pea coat and raspberry pink silk/cashmere pashmina (so luxe!  And definitely a deep berry pink, not the red it appears in either the eBay photo or my photo below).




Zara sparkly necklace

TopShop Baxter white

The main attraction: Baxter white skinny jeans

DAISY ANKLE BOOT | boots & shoes | White Stuff

Crazy about Daisy

And here are the photos that I have pinned on Pinterest of lovely winter outfits with white skinnies.  Enjoy!

sharp style- J.Crew


White Jeans  http://markdsikes.com/2013/03/04/white-now-part-3/

love the black and white..

Capucine Safyurtlu, Claire Dhelens and Geraldine Saglio at Hermès. #Paris

FRENCH EDITORS  http://markdsikes.com/2012/10/02/the-french-way/