Friday, 24 April 2015

Things I want to buy

99.9% of the time I buy online. Why? It's easy. I work part time, I do everything else (blogging, running the shop, being a wife, cleaner, ironer, taxi, gardener, laundrette manager etc etc) around this part time role (15 hrs a week for a web development company) and I have a husband who is out of the house 14-16hrs a day. I don't have the luxury of being able to mooch around the shops and our local town has some shops I like but they are small.

Ordering online is easy - you purchase, it arrives, you try, you keep or you return - simples!

Someone on Avenue 57 the other day was talking about Esprit and I suddenly remembered " I LOVE THOSE GUYS" but had somehow forgotten about them. Naughty Fiona.

I've just spent 45 mins on the site drooling over their stuff. Here's a quick run down of my needs/wants/lusts/desires. With free delivery and returns (think this is new because when I looked last year I'm sure you had to pay) what's not to love?

Navy blue cotton top - £15 (bargain and comes in orange, green, black and white)
Can already picture me in white jeans and tan wedge heels.

Padded stripey swimsuit - £30 (love the detachable neck tie)
I always need padding due to the fact I have two backs/no boobs.

Silver trainers - £45 (NEED THESE). Remind me of some that were in Jigsaw a couple of years ago at twice the price.

Mid rise slim fit white jeans - £45 (love the subtle distress)
You can NEVER have too many pairs of white jeans.

They have an amazing sale on right now. Here's what's available in my size (make sure you use the size filter whenever you are on any website)!

Jersey wrap dress - £32.99

Grey sweatshirt - £19.99
LOVE this

Long down filled parka - £79.99
At nearly half price it would be one to buy for next winter for sure

I had NO IDEA they did homeware either .. check this beauty out? I have a boring cream sofa and I reckon this would look fabulous. I like the idea of a couple of couples that DON'T match.

I want to jump right into their website and have my whole house decorated in their stuff whilst swishing around in their clothes.

Don't forget to sign up to their newsletter for 10% off (I just did because now I can be reminded about them instead of forgetting)!

Esprit - fan or not?


Monday, 20 April 2015

Tan Wedges and WIWTW

There seems to be a new must have item for the season ahead - tan wedges. I've seen a few posts via Avenue 57 of women showing off their shoes. They look good with any outfit.

Take Nic - she looks fabulous here in hers.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

What did I buy in H&M?

It's rare I actually go proper real life shopping in shops. I love online shopping but even that has taken a downturn over the last 18 months.

Husband got back from a 10 day overseas trip and was not feeling up to coffee in town with me so off I went alone. HOORAH!

Did a couple of dull chores (returning HIS clothes he bought that didn't fit at home) and then slowly walked by H&M talking to myself "I'm not going in, I'm not going in, I'm not going in. Why buy high street when you have your own shop and can steal". I went in.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Closet London Clothing

When Closet London got in touch last month asking if I'd like to review something from their online store I skipped off quickly to have a look. Yes, very nice, very me and where to start? I cannot tell you how long it took me to decide on an item. I wanted something I don't have, would wear day or night for work or play.

Here is what attracted me first of all and this goes to show how hard (and how long) my decision was.
All can be found very easily online here.

I FINALLY decided upon this yellow dress. I am wearing a size 10 and to be honest it's a snug fit. If in doubt size up. I LOVE the colour, the style, the pockets. This is a dress up dress down dress. Wear with heels as I am or trainers and a denim jacket.

I am so used to taking a selfie that I think I get the best poses? Although the lighting is better with the ones the reluctant photographer took!

Don't forget to check out their sale too - the quality of the dresses is second to none .. absolutely stunning.

Which is your favourite?

PS, I want hair JUST like the model in the photographs - swoon