17 January 2019

January purchases - back to basics!

Here goes with the first of my weekly purchase confessions. If you want to see what I've purchased since the beginning of January there will be regular updates here and here. In truth I need nothing. I've had a huge purge since Christmas and really pared back to my signature look pieces. I've gone back to my Pinterest boards and I realised that I was missing a couple of things that would just bring a few more looks together from the outfit inspo I'd pinned. I've been grieving the loss of a H&M black pleated skirt that I ruined trying to remove a grease spot. I have hunted high and low to source a replacement but to no avail.....not one measured up to my original. So I decided to try something slightly different instead. I've gone for a black satin midi from New Look. It is a super flattering shape......leaving none of the bulk around the middle that pleats are prone to doing. It's an absolute steal at £17.99. I've gone for my usual size 10 which is perfect though the reviews say it comes up large.....I am accommodating a few extra pounds after Christmas but not a whole size worth!

This is destined to be one of the key pieces in my wardrobe.......I will be styling like this!

Hush velvet blazer - great reduction

All items I've styled with are things currently residing in my wardrobe (if they are past season I've linked something similar). 

As I mentioned I have bought a couple of other 'basics'. 

These are all just filling wardrobe holes! I am preparing for the "Beast from the East" with some cosy knits to layer and wear with some jeans and boots.

And last but not least these. I'm in two minds about them. If I don't wear them over the weekend I will be returning them. I feel I have a gap for something dressier footwear-wise. I fancied something pointy with a bit of a heel to wear with straight jeans. I need something warm with a manageable heel to walk to the pub in. These from Miss Selfridge fitted the criteria and were a bargain to boot!

A good old declutter does help you to see the wood for the trees doesn't it? Anyone done a wardrobe edit? Have you found a few holes? What are you filling them with? Oh.....and where are you finding your inspiration these days?

Back tomorrow with a style steal.....that's now on my wish list.


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