7 February 2017

a spot of outlet shopping.....and some purchase updates!

Every once in awhile I get the urge to pop to my local outlet for a spot of shopping. My mum loves a trip to Clarks Village which is our most local, so off we went last Saturday. Glad I had my mum along on this trip as she spotted this gorgeous boho top in French Connection. Although our St Tropez glamping trip does seem long way off (6 months to be exact!) but I knew this would be perfect for the holiday box. I can just see me chucking this on over my bikini with some cut-offs and flip-flops for the beach. Equally perfect with boyfriends and strappy tan flat sandals.....sold! Thankfully you are able to able to get your hands on some of the outlet offerings online these days as many of the stores have outlet sections on their websites. French Connection being one of them.......I can spare you a picture of me in shorts at the moment!

A closer look....

So the holiday box is underway! 

Onto some other purchases.....I promised an update on the New Look dresses. Happy to report hey haven't disappointed. 

Urban Outfitters shoes, check out these doppelgangers from New Look

I adore this dress.....love the 1940's feel of it. My only gripe is that I've ordered another as I'd have liked a bit more of the pattern near my face (gosh I sound like my mum!). As it's quite high at the neck I'm hoping that a bit of floral next the face will be a tad more flattering. It's all in the detail isn't it?! Fingers crossed that I get one with the pattern placed like this.......

The style also comes in other colours and patterns and I think it's bargain at £29.99!

It looks beautiful in khaki....perfect for occasionwear. It would look fab with some nude coloured accessories.

And lastly, just in plain red.

The denim dress was a no-brainer too! I would have worn this already.....had it not been for the fact that it is just too cold for it at the moment. However you will see me wearing it like this in the coming weeks.

Pavement boots via hi*hi store website here

Excuse the pasty legs here but you get the gist of how I'll be wearing this come Spring/Summer.

Converse, here

That concludes my trying-on session. It always helps to see stuff on doesn't it?!

Moving swiftly on to a couple of my outfits over the weekend.

H&M coat, here
Jaeger sweater, past season alternative here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Topshop boots, here
Jigsaw bag, past season alternative here

Zara coat, ancient alternative here
Twist & Tango sweater via hi*hi store website here
M&S vest, similar here
H&M jeans, past season similar here
Converse, here
Village England bag, here

I promised a post on dressier evening options....that will be coming soon. We are off for some R&R in half term and so I will actually get the opportunity to dress up for dinner for a few nights so hoping to get some photos then.

That is all for now though....be back again soon.



  1. Adore that New Look dress - looks amazing on you!! x

    1. Mwah! Thank you Avril! I am rather taken with it.....it's such a lovely shape and good value for the price point xx