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Oops I did it again…

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…got paid on Friday and blew all my cash, oh baby baby!

Yes I’ve been shopping again for all manor of things. Also there is a sale on at Topshop – dangerous.

After buying and trying those berry coloured jeans from the aforementioned Toppers, I was disappointed that they were about two inches too long (despite it saying they were a 32inch leg, and I am a 33. Weird!) So I got a refund and now am currently waiting for these £28 red mahogony jeans by Vero Moda at ASOS to come in the post. I’ve just bought this denim shirt (£14.99) and a short sleeved version of this stripey tee (£3.99) from H&M to go with them for a rockier edge than the animal print jumper (mentioned in a previous post). I shall add some flat black ankle boots and a big buckled belt to finish.

After a bad afternoon at work on Friday, I popped into Oxford Circus Topshop and tried on a few little naughties. I continue my love affair with all things leopard print by buying this multi-collared top for £28. A little on the pricey side, but I do love very muchly. Teamed with a black pencil skirt and some pearl earrings, it looks pretty wicked. I also tried on a cool flannel tartan sleeveless shirt. When I typed that it made it sound awful, but I promise you it is super nice – and it’s so new it’s not even online yet! Will pop online as soon as I can find it.

Then I popped next door to Miss Selfridge and tried on this lovely dandelion print dress (£45) with blue belt. I also found these Sassy blue courts (£45) to go with it, but avoided purchase as they didn’t have the shoes in my size, and the dress I tried was damaged. Booo.

I have been relatively restrained I guess (for me), but my Christmas list is going to be pretty long this year…

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In love with the Hof

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No, not hairy baywatch adonis and crime-fighting, borderline autophile David Hasselhoff, I’m talking about the other HoF: namely House of Fraser.

Now, generally I tend to avoid department stores for two reasons:

  1. Beautiful clothes, but at prices that make my debit card need counselling.
  2. The ever present danger of stealth attack from a ninja beauty counter worker with a perfume atomiser.

But I’ve just been up to Manchester to see one of my besties, and she works in House of Fraser, which we duly paid a trip to in the ritual shopping trip that always happens when we see each other.

After administering a mild tranquiliser to my purse as a precautionary measure, I was advised that, when it comes to women’s clothes in this department store, the higher up the floor, the more expensive the clothes.

Naturally then, I stayed on the first floor.

So, you might ask, what delights did I come upon in the HoF?

First of all, I found this Vivienne Westwood-a-like cut jacket by label Maggie and Me. They seem to only have the grey version online, but I bought it in black for £45. Not bad for a classic black jacket. I happened to try it on with these amazing indigo flared jeans (AW11 – 70s style baby, get involved!) by Therapy, also £45. You can’t see so well from the picture, but these are monster flares – you get a lot of fabric for your money! Voila, I had an outift. So I bought them both!

My bestie is in love with another label sold at the HoF – namely Label Lab. She gets staff discount on this stuff (lucky biatch) but without such a discount, I’m afraid that Label Lab was a tad too expensive for me. They do have some awesome pieces though, and I tried on this funky cyber-print dress, which I may have to buy on my next payday, £49 in the sale, reduced from £70.

I also liked, but somehow failed to try on, this tie-dyed sheer shirt for £30 from other great independent label Vila. My super-stylish friend, of course, already had it and I’m sure she wouldn’t mind me saying that she had teamed it up with a white vest top (I’m sure we all own one like this Topshop one, £6) and bleached cut off shorts, like these Vero Moda jobbies(also available at HoF for £28) and looked achingly/enviously cool.

Needless to say, now I have experienced the HoF once more, and have an insider to let me know about all the latest drops, I’ll be keeping my eye on this little fishy a lot more… x