25 August 2014

A transitional purchase or 2!

I had one item on my Autumn/Winter wish list that I had been hankering after for a few weeks thanks to this post from Net-A Dresser. I managed to sit on my hands for a while and boy am I glad that I did! Before I went away my finger hovered over the purchase button for these Superga 2750 Lamew which at the time had been reduced to £35 from £50. However I was pretty determined that I would go a month without spending anything so I held tight! Low and behold when I returned from my holiday they had been reduced further from £35 to £25! Happy days!

Well the first purchase was bound to be shoes wasn't it?! These are a lovely black metallic fabric, here is a close up.

These are a great investment as there are already so many outfits planned around them in my minds eye. I didn't expect to be wearing them so soon but they are perfect for today's typical bank holiday weather! Here's today's outfit.

Uniqlo shirt (spring 2014)
H&M (spring 2014)

Next up is what happened when I popped into T K Maxx for a new phone cover! After a quick flick through the rails I spotted this gorgeous Zoe Karssen sweater. Of course I snapped this one up as it was a bargain at just £29.99, I knew it was an item that would slot perfectly into my wardrobe! Again, this was another purchase I didn't expect to be wearing quite so soon but as we were off to a family BBQ and it was decidedly chilly so it also got it's first airing! Sign of a great purchase if you want to wear it immediately!!

H&M jeans (spring 2014)
Kurt Geiger Laurel skate shoes (see here)
Added my Topshop parka and scarf here as I knew we would be sat outside!

So now I've made my first 2 A/W purchases I am on a roll! I have made a wish list which I will share with you soon. 

As always I love reading and responding to your comments.

Happy bank holiday....I'll be back soon!

Michelle xx


20 August 2014

One year on......

and I am still blogging......just about! It was August 20th 2013 when I published my first post and what a year it has been!! The most amazing thing has been making some brilliant new friends, you know who you are, ;0) so thank you for all your support ladies!! Here's to another wonderful year!!

Admittedly I've been a little quiet of late which I shall blame on the school holidays, the annual family holiday with a bit of bloggers block thrown in for good measure....I blame that on being in-between seasons! I didn't make any purchases for a whole month so there is nothing new to report at the moment! The hubby banned me from using the phone on holiday, threatening to chuck the 'damn' thing in the pool if he caught me using it which turned out to be a good thing! I definitely feel refreshed after taking a break from all things internet related!! I managed to get a couple of shots of holiday outfits which I will share with you!

Our first evening in Majorca!

Zara dress (summer 2014)
Kurt Geiger Kad sandals (summer 2014)
River Island clutch (ancient)

Mango dress (summer 2013)
Kurt Geiger Kads (summer 2014)
River Island clutch (ancient)

Gap dress (ancient)
Kurt Geiger Kads again!!

Now I promise I didn't wear black every night!! I kept forgetting to take photos though so are 2 outfits where the pics were taken before I went on holiday, which I didn't get around to sharing on the blog! The first dress I wore out for my anniversary back in July. It was a fab bargain in the sale.....it cost me about 13 quid!! The hubby calls it my Marilyn Monroe dress....I think it's safe to say he likes it!

Gap dress (recent)
Kurt Geiger Kad (recent)
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag (recent, The Outnet)
New Look necklace (last year)

Lastly, my Mango dress got another airing on holiday too!

Mango dress (summer 2014)
Zara sandals (ancient)

And so onto a few of the outfits I've been wearing since I've got back. After a hideous night flight home, comfort was required so just in some Cosy Joe's to slob around in.

Zara sweater (old holiday purchase)
M&S loungewear trews (old)
Kurt Geiger Madison espadrilles (summer 2014)

Holiday blues setting in here!!

Gap shirt (summer 2013)
H&M boyfriend jeans (summer 2013)
Superga trainers (summer 2012)

Whistles sweatshirt (old)
H&M skinnies (old)
River Island slides (summer 2014)

So there we have it! It is now feeling decidedly chillier, so hence I am now in the mood to begin compiling the A/W wishlist....I shall be back soon to spill the details!

As always I love reading and responding to your comments!

Until next time, Michelle xx