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I fell off the wagon….oops

I had been doing rather well on my self-imposed spending ban, but it all came an end in the last week or two. In my defence it was my birthday that triggered it off, and birthdays do need celebrating so I’m not feeling too badly about it. For various reasons I have not had as much time to wander around the shops lately which has had a very positive effect on my bank balance. Not visiting Zara on a weekly basis will probably fund a holiday this year!

Not that I’m giving up on buying, but I am only purchasing something if I really, really love it. To this end I have a secret Pinterest board, where I pin things I have my eye on. If I’m not bored of it after a week or two of daily visits then I’ll give it serious consideration.

And so the Marc Jacobs Dragon Scale scarf, which many of the fabulous WornOut ladies have, found it’s lovely way into my wardrobe. I spent about 6 weeks pondering over it! Ridiculous really, it is “my” shade, raspberry red, goes with lots in my wardrobe and I love it. I found it on Revolve for a pretty good price.

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IMG_5394I wore it out today with my Sonia Rykiel peacoat, and my Mulberry bag. Underneath, I had many layers, Heatgen long sleeved vest, charcoal cashmere jumper, last years Zara blazer, and Whistles crepe trousers from the January sales.

I am very impatiently awaiting delivery of this baby, 8 days and counting…come on DHL!

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I spotted it years ago on a blog, I think it was The Sartorialist, and loved it, but I had no idea where it came from. I was really pleased to stumble upon it on a rainy afternoon of web surfing. I want to wear it NOW! Here is the original photo which inspired the purchase. It’s from Konrath von Reumont, who have some other cheekily Diptyque-like items, I love them.

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And just this morning I bought these boots. I have been after gold ankle boots for what seems like years, my poor WornOut friends must be fed up hearing about my quest. But my shopping motto isn’t ‘Persistence Pays’ for nothing. After many gold boot disappointments, these are mine. Reduced too, wouldn’t you know with a cheapskate like me.

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I just had an excited try on now – couldn’t decide whether the jeans should be in or out! I am looking forward to wearing them with olive green skinnies, and my new t-shirt should the temperatures ever rise above 3 degrees. They are called Picker from Dune. The leather is lovely, the toe is pleasingly round (for I am fussy about toe shapes) and the heel is a good ‘running around without getting sore feet’ height. What more could I ask for?!

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So that’s me done for a while, I hope!

Lastly I wanted to give a mention to a great blog that I came across recently, written by the very clever indeed, and very lovely Mel. I have been home educating one of my children for the past while (hence the lack of shopping opportunities) and Mels blog has been invaluable in giving me ideas for working with him. Without it we would be doing algebra all day long, so my boy has a lot to thank Mel for! I’m sure that anyone with school age children will find something useful on ATeacherWrites.com.

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Burgundy is everywhere at the moment isn’t it? It’s a colour I’m not too sure about so when I saw this scarf in Zara I thought it would be a good way to try it out. So far I have worn it with  my navy Rykiel pea coat

And my black Day Birger et Mikkelsen cocoon coat ( I love, love, love the shape of this coat and am about to take a pair of scissors to another coat to cocoon-ify it)

I think I like it! And the scarf itself is great, not cashmere admittedly but very soft, a good big generous size and comes in quite a few colours.