Since the last time I did a ‘What’s In Our Wardrobe’ I have bought so many clothes and shoes its ridiculous. I could have done a weekly feature but then my dad would have taken my card off me if he knew just how much I’ve been spending!
I knew I had to calm down so in the month of October, I put upon a spending ban and I did so well. Hardly any money was spent shopping during that month, only on using up my gift cards (partial payments). But that was October and my gift cards have now all been used.
So to cut a long story short….I went shopping again.
To be honest, I absolutely love everything I have bought! I know I’ll get my wear out of it and I have proved that with the stuff I bought previously this season. I love A/W. There’s nothing I don’t like in the stores from casual knits to the glitzy party wear. I’m currently really loving New Look- a store where most of my money has gone to this season.
Here are just *some* of my favourite buys over the past few months:
Camo Army Jacket @ Topshop £48.00
I really wanted this army jacket but couldn’t justify paying £48.00 for another jacket (my wardrobe is bursting with outerwear!) but thanks to a giftcard from Westfield Merry Hill I was able to buy this beauty without feeling guilty. As a fan of Only Fools and Horses, I’ve always wanted an army jacket because Rodney had one- I told you I find style inspiration from the most unusual people! I love wearing it dressed down but also over dresses like Leona Lewis. Totally don’t regret buying this at all!
I too can now be a plonker like Rodney!
Leona Lewis in her Topshop Camo army jacket
Tell me about it, stud! I really love the stud trend this A/W and have bought quite a few pieces which feature studs and spikes. New Look has been the place to go to this season to satisfy the rock chick in me. I’ve been spoilt for choice! I couldn’t resist buying these studded heels, so fit. After trying on many leather look trousers which were either WAY too tight or made me look horrid I had given up my search. But a few days ago I saw these trousers and I can actually get them up my legs! RESULT. I’ll be going back to New Look soon, I have seen so many party dresses that I want that would look great with my new heels.
Black studded strap cage heels @ New Look £27.99
Talking of studs and spikes, I also bought this Warehouse stud collar high low hem dress in the Debenhams up to 25% sale. I’ve been trying to avoid buying black dresses but I always go back to black! This dress is currently discounted on ASOS so if you like it then get it now before it goes back to full price!
Warehouse stud collar high low hem dress @ ASOS was £55.00 but currently £38.50
To be honest, I have bought so much since August that I can’t even remember all my purchases! But these are some of the things I have bought this week. I’m quite chuffed with these actually.
Gold Tweed skirt @ George at Asda £10.00
Jacquard formal skirt @ George at Asda £12.00
Black cowboy boots @ Matalan £22.00
I can’t believe the prices of the first two skirts, total bargains don’t you think? The picture for the second skirt doesn’t do it any justice by the way. It looks much prettier in the flesh, a metallic petrol blue colour. Both the skirts are from George at Asda and you know what I could have bought more from there if they had my size in the items. The party wear stuff is gorgeous and affordable. Just looking online i’ve seen more things which weren’t in store. Go George at Asda!
Another store which I like to visit is Matalan. Over the years I’ve picked up a few bits from there which have become my wardrobe faves. The collections definitely get better each season. Like George at Asda they’ve got a pretty good party wear range which again is affordable. There wasn’t much in my local store compared to online else I would have gone crazy. As well as finally getting some black feather earrings (I am Mrs T) and a sequin trimmed blouse, I got these cowboy ankle boots. I can’t wait to wear them in the day and even at night. I’m not sure if I’ve picked a dodgy pair but the ankle bit on my right foot looks quite stretched compared to the left foot so it just looks weird. It’s the reason I haven’t worn them out just yet. I’ll have to pop back in store and see if I can get another pair
Oh! Last but not least I have to mention this t-shirt I bought from Truffleshuffle (nuff love) before I got my new job.
Ladies grey Monopoly ‘Skint’ tee @ Truffleshuffle £19.99
It totally sums me up! It’s no wonder i’m always skint the amount I spend on clothes and shoes!
What has been your favourite buy this season so far? What do you think of my purchases?