Tuesday, 14 October 2014

New Look Haul

I do love New Look. I always have. I particularly love their sale. When they say sale, they mean it and big discounts are to be had.

I bought some boots (not in the sale but did need an item to boost my basket to be over £50 so I qualified for free delivery), a dress (£9) and a jumpsuit (£9). The latter two items were from their tall range.

The boots are amazing but they smell of cheap synthetic material - I've suede protected them and frebrez'd them and they're all good now. They are exceptionally comfy and for £24.99 I'm impressed!

I had high hopes for the dress because of the pattern, the colour and of all the ways I thought I could style it all year round (denim jacket, little cardigan, court heels, ankle boots etc etc etc) ... WRONG! It was MASSIVE! I ordered a size 10. Here it is on the site, the model and on me. The model must be over 6ft for it to appear as short on her. I'm 5ft 9 and it was most defientlay knee length.

If I pinned it back (as I suspect the above model has) it was marginally better but still, I think this dress is wearing me! I'm returning which is a shame because £9 is a total bargain.

On to my favourite item - the jumpsuit. I absolutely love this. It fits like a glove on the top, the bottoms are long (because it's from the tall range) and its RUDDY COMFORTABLE!

And look how easy it is to wear during the day - I cannot WAIT to wear this!

Have you been over to New Look to check out their sale? There are LOTS of bargains!


Monday, 13 October 2014

Animal jumpers

The good thing about having too many clothes is that you often discover little gems in hidden wardrobes around the house. This morning I was in my sons wardrobe sorting his rail out when I noticed to the left a WHOLE load of hangers with my things on them. There must have been 10+ items. So I quickly sorted through and found an amazing jumper with a fox on the front. I bought on a whim last year from Sainsbury's. I know I know I know I know, jumpers with animals on them are like marmite. I've always hated them but in the past 12 months I've come to love them. I'm not alone, check out these three beauties from the NEW AVENUE 57 GROUP ON FACEBOOK:

Left - Right: Hannah, Amanda and Kat

Where to buy an animal jumper today online?

ASOS - £28

Next - £28 (borderline daft I know)!

Joules via Next - £70

Peacocks - £16

John Lewis - £45

Topshop - £42

Dickins & Jones via House of Fraser - £49 This is my absolute favourite

Boden - £69

Biba via House of Fraser - £55

Joules - £69.95 (check out the front and back)!

Joules - £69.95

Here I am in my £18 Sainsbury's one from last year.

What do you think about jumpers with animals on the front? Best left for the children or funky and quirky for adults?


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Black shoe boots

I bought my first pair of shoe boots/shoots/shoebooties/schbooties - whatever ... around 3 years ago from Clarks. I'd seen a few people on Avenue 57 rock the dress/shoe boot look and thought I'd better have a go. I also bought the most amazing pair of ankle boots with a little heel that I also wear with dresses/skirts etc but the heel just broke and I will admit that I nearly cried. I'm going to take them to the cobblers (such an old fashioned term) to see if they can do anything. If they can't, then I will cry.

There is a very fine line between and ankle boot and a shoe boot. I actually think all of these are ankle boots. The phrase I'm seeing on all these sites is 'heeled chelsea boot'. The great thing is they can be worn with jeans/trousers/skirts and dresses - probably the most versatile piece of footwear you will ever own.

My top 5 picks for black shoe boots:

New Look - £24.99

Clarks - £69.99

Office - £75 (low stock, be quick if you like)

Marks & Spencer - £35

Dorothy Perkins - £29

Here I am today in my shoe boots with a skirt (I swear the tights and the shoes in real life do look ok and not as crap as it is showing here)!

What do you call them? I call mine shoe boots!


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Top 5 Grey Jeans

I saw this look on Kate Moss the other day and I adored it. I have never thought about tan and grey before but it works a treat. Someone on the Avenue 57 Facebook Group posted a pic of herself in grey jeans and tan boots and I thought 'amazing colour combo' stealing that.

Grey jeans can be bought from:

Topshop - £42

River Island - £40

New Look - £22.99

Mango - £39.99

Levi's via House of Fraser - £90

Here's my attempt at the grey/tan combo

Grey and tan? Like it? Worn it? Inspired by it?