Oversized blazer ,Clothes and Beauty Haul
Shopping wasn’t supposed to be on the agenda this weekend (I’m trying to be good) but the rotten rain ruined any of my good intentions and I quickly found myself sheltering among the shops.
It seems fair therefore that I blame this impromptu haul on the weather and not on my weak willpower!
However, laying blame aside, shower shopping proved fruitful and I’m really happy with my new wardrobe additions.
My style doesn’t seem to have changed a whole lot in the past few years, dark skinny jeans have been a daily essential and my drawers are overflowing with camis and cardis.
But yesterday I threw caution to the wind and adopted a slightly different approach to shopping by trying trends I’d previously dismissed.
I’ve always completely written off the whole bandage dress/skirt craze thing as a style I just wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing but for some reason recently I’ve been craving a skirt to wear.
After asking the twitter fashionistas where to find the best one, the answer was unanimous and off to Topshop I went. I tried, I loved and I left with one.
As usual H&M never fails me.
I’ve been on the hunt for a light summer jacket for weeks now and I found ‘the one’ yesterday.
It’s a neutral coloured, lightweight boy blazer which has a smart but casual feel to it with it’s rolled up sleeves and slightly over sized fit, a good alternative to the granny cardis I feel!
Accessorize have been a little disappointing lately as they seem to have some sort of obsession withdiamantes and slightly tacky styling at the moment but I spotted this one off necklace and had to have it.
Simple, gold and tortoiseshell – perfect.
Seeing as I rarely wear silver jewellery anymore I thought my Thomas Sabo charms circa 2005 would never see the light of day again but the designers new wrap bracelets have reignited my love for them.
I know it’s a little Kabbalahesque but strangely I like it.
The silk wraps come in about ten colours and can be worn as an anklet, hairband, belt, necklace etc as they are a metre long.
They cost £6.95 each which isn’t bad but personally I reckon you could nip down to your localhaberdashery and buy some silk cord much cheaper.
Anyway, it’s a nice new way to wear your old charms this summer if you have any lying about.
And finally, a haul just wouldn’t be a haul without a few beauty purchases now would it?
I’ve been using a sample of Clarin’s Wonder Perfect mascara for the past week and surprisingly I love it. The wand looks very generic but somehow this stuff works wonders quite literally on my lashes, a review to come soon.
And as there was an offer at Debenhams where you got 1000 (£10) of points if you spent over £25 I couldn’t resist their undereye concealer stick too which I can’t wait to use, the colour looks perfect for erasing circles.