Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Whistles Order

Well, I ordered, I tried, I'm returning!  When I saw the dress I had 'Christmas party' in mind and thought I'd give it a try.  Be rude not to top the order up for free delivery and as I loved the cream jumper I added that in my basket as well.  As soon as I saw the jumper I knew it would be to short on me and I was right.  Another inch and it would have been ok but I wasn't in love with it either.  Nor was it on my shopping list this month - yes I know, when has that ever stopped me but my big holiday coming up has this time!

I would however still recommend it if you don't have as long a body as me!  The quality was outstanding, thick and soft and you could tell it was made to last.  At £95 originally I should think so too but for £30 I would say it is well worth it.  There are still some size 12's left if you fancy it, see here.  

The dress was larger than I expected and a lot more formal so I knew it wouldn't work. I love the shape of it and the bottle green colour (although in my haste ordering it, I thought it was black).  It was a long shot to be able to get a Christmas dress now but it was worth a try.  John Lewis I must say were super quick with their free delivery.  I ordered Saturday afternoon and it was with me by Monday.  Hassle free returns, will just drop it off at my post office and get proof of postage.  Anyone else started thinking 'Christmas party frock yet?  (Thank you to my lovely client who is far ahead of me and booked me for middle of October to be party frock ready in time - you've put the 'C' word in my head now!).

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Whistles Sale At John Lewis - Hurry!

I came across a gorgeous top whilst browsing for a client the other day by Whistles but via John Lewis.  It was heavily discounted.  I popped back on today to have a look and they have some real gems on there.  Frustrating as it is, they still have items listed that aren't in stock so you have to sift through but I think it is worth it based on the reductions alone.  Here are a few of my top picks.  I am so tempted by the first two but they aren't on my shopping list....... 
PS I've added links to the ones shown but if you just type Whistles in the search box everything will come up, including non-sale items).

£115 down to £55 Jenna jumper (wool) (updated after published, it's £35 at House of Fraser and in black also!)

£95 down to £30 Adora jumper 
£75 down to £30 Skater skirt

£125 down to £35 - now gone online I'm afraid, teasing I know by sharing but you may be lucky in store
£115 down to £35 Gracie Short (Michelle, I was thinking of you!)
£185 down to £60 Fee Sandals

£165 down to £45 Mystic mountain dress

I've caved.  But on what?!?  There is a method behind my madness, honest.  I promise to fill you in if it's a successful purchase!

PS I've just seen House of Fraser also have some pieces online so check there is your size is out of stock.  Most prices are matched however as now noted above, the first jumper is £20 cheaper with them!)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The One About The Boots

So after my last post on my purchases in August, I promised to share some pictures of the new items in action.  It has turned into a post pretty much about the boots though!  There I was deliberating over which colour to keep for at least a week, then once I decided, there was no stopping me wearing them!  

Top; J Crew
Skirt; Moschino
Boots; Topshop
Bag; Prada
Worn for the first time was my Moschino skirt from this blog post.  I was thrilled when I found it in the Bath TK Maxx but hadn't worn it yet.  I was starting to think it was a bad purchase as I couldn't get it to work for me, then the boots arrived in my life and the fate of it was decided!  Due to the tie being at the side, it had to be worn with a top tucked in. 

Photo bombed after an exciting party day (then poor Great Nan was about to get a headache of a visit!)
I love the frill around the front and yes, those are trainer socks you can see (from this angle only!)
The first outing for them actually came with my bargain Zara top and my very old and pretty faded black Topshop jeans, with a big turn up (I am rather partial to a turn up!).

Top; Zara
Jeans; Topshop - Baxter's (they don't make 'em like they used to...)
Boots; Topshop

Lastly and probably my least favourite outfit with them was teamed with my Gap jeans and new silk Whistles top.  Not 100% sure on looking back if I like this combination but I was in a hurry, it was way to early on a Sunday morning so it had to do. 

Top; Whistles
Jeans; Gap
Boots; Topshop
Bag; Balenciaga

What originally made me keep this colour boot was that I'd tried them on with a dark blue jean and loved them together.  However my favourite look so far is with the skirt, I love them with the polka dot.  I think the black would only have extenuated my short legs by having a dark blob on the end of them.  The nude colour works perfectly.

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