17 September 2015

Trends to try out!

Now I've got a few A/W staples under my belt and some of those great discount codes are starting to appear it's got me thinking about a couple of the trends that I've spotted that I'm ready to indulge in! After seeing this shot in a Marks and Spencer brochure.....I think I will be needing a waistcoat in my life! Luckily I have just received some Friends and Family discount vouchers just waiting to be spent so I will be happily snapping this little Limited Edition number up!

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Of course this gorgeous little neck tie blouse looks amazing underneath the waistcoat so I will be giving this a whirl as I can also bag this with the 20% off. I think this will be perfect under my Dorothy Perkins pinafore too!

I've also been toying with how I could make a bit of Winter boho work for me and after seeing a bit more fabulous inspo from another one of those *A Style Album* girls I've decided to try a floral maxi dress and try to recreate the lovely Emma Thatcher's style here......

This is the one I've ordered!

I'm thinking the waistcoat would look great over this dress too! I might try and work this look with the accessory of the moment....the skinny necktie! Another trend box ticked!

So these are the trends I'm going to be toying with....what's on your radar as far as this seasons high fashion purchases go?

What I've been donning during these past few early Autumnal days.

Topshop Shirt, current here
Dorothy Perkins Pinafore, current here in black
Converse, here
Topshop bag, past season via eBay

Topshop Dress, similar here
Kurt Geiger Kad Sandals, past season similar here
Mango Clutch Bag, past season

Zara T-shirt, current here
Uniqlo Sweatpants, similar here
Kurt Geiger Madison Espadrilles, current here

Topshop Jacket, past season, similar here
Gap Sweatshirt, similar here
Topshop Jamie Jeans, here
Converse Hi-tops, here
Marks and Spencer bag, similar here

Gap blazer, past season, similar here
Jigsaw T-shirt, past season
Gap Original Fit Jeans, past season
Converse, here

Topshop Jacket, current here
H&M T-shirt
Zara Jeans, past season
Converse, ancient, similar here

I shall be back soon with the results of my trends trying on session!

Last word......just wanted to say a hugethanks to www.peacocks.co.uk for featuring me on their blog, Style Stories all about school run mum looks, you can have a read here! It was a lovely surprise to come across this on a dreary Monday morning!



  1. Love the white blouse, the colla and cuffs on this piece do it for me
    Laurie x

    1. It's so pretty isn't it Laurie! I think there are fair few looks to be created with that little blouse! xx

  2. Oh that's so funny Michelle I've also featured this New Look dress on my site today, great minds & all that!! I may also have clicked the button too!
    Will be interested to see what you think of the M&S blouse I tried it on but it's been returned as it wasn't quite right.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

    1. Lol Jane....the dress I found is from DP! Looking forward to getting my hands on it so I can have a play around with it!
      Hoping to get into town tomorrow to have a major trying on session in M&S as the DH has a few bits earmarked to bag with discount too! Off to check out your blog now! xx

  3. Love, love, love the dress! Can't wait to see you in it - I always feel SO out of my comfort zone in girly clothes! I'm in my Uniqlo sweats today! I love them!

    1. The dress is gorgeous isn't it Joanna?! It's not something I want to spend a lot of money on and I think the Mela one will be great value for the money.....fingers crossed it works out and my expectations are met! You know what it's like when you imagine something will be wonderful....but doesn't always work out! xx

  4. I saw the white blouse the other day, it's gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing how you style it. Love the dress too.
    Sue x

    1. I am looking forward to having a little try on of the blouse Sue....I think it will look perfect under the pinafore with the TS Ghillie style shoes! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the dress too! xx

  5. I love that M&S blouse Michelle, spotted to today ..... It will look great under black dungarees or a pinafore like you say. x

    1. Really hope the blouse lives up to expectations Annmarie....I think it could a very versatile asset to my wardrobe! :0) xx

  6. Looking forward to seeing how you wear them, Michelle. I particularly love the maxi dress - I'm the same as you in that I don't wear them when it's colder either. Can't wait to see! Lynne xx

    1. I really would love to be able to wear dresses all year round Lynne....those *A Style Album* girls are really showing me how to! xx

  7. Lovely choices, the maxi will look fab on you. Just waiting for my M&S blouse to arrive too. It looks a cheeky little number! X

    1. Thank you Beth! The maxi would be a great alternative to the good old jeans this Autumn and I am hoping the blouse is going to be super useful too! xx

  8. Ooh I love that blouse! And you know I'm all over the floaty stuff of course! Can't wait to see how you style them! xx

  9. Love that white blouse Michelle it looks such a goodie...I spotted it the other day and have so far resisted but never say never!! I am so into the whole Boho maxi look at the moment seems perfect before we get heavily into coats etc the Dorothy perkins maxi is such a fab price too...oh no brief spending ban goes to pot again!! Helen xx