I’ve rounded up my fave brands and their Black Friday discount codes, as well as my fave picks below, and I’ve included the pieces I’ve worn and I loved, that have now gone into sale.
Obviously it’s easy to get caught up in the Black Friday madness, buying things you don’t need just because they are a discounted price, so I’m only including shops I regularly shop from and/or love. Last week I made a list of all my favourite things I’ve been lusting after, and I’m waiting to see if they’ve been added in any Black Friday sales. Shop sensible and you’ll have things you’ll love for a long time, for the best price! I’ll be adding to this list when I see or find out more, enjoy lovelies! (Please note some are affiliate links.)
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My check trousers are now on sale! I always get loads of compliments on these and they are super comfy, easy to throw on and look great with jumpers. Click To Shop.
As the last few days have been the most horrific windswept rainy nightmares here, I feel like this post is well needed. As we are all very much aware England is THE MOST cold and miserable (and rainy) in winter. But your wardrobe doesn’t have to be! (Sorry bit cheesy there) Because I live in a country where unfortunately it is guaranteed cold from Nov-March, I’ve now decided to view coats in the same way as I view dresses, one for every occasion. And it’s hard to find just one or two coats that go with everything. Because let’s face it, the winter is so long here you will get bored of just one winter coat, and you spend so long wearing them you should really have a great selection. Oh god, do I sound like an enabler here? I don’t mean to be, in fact two of the coats below are from last year but can you tell? I feel like when you find a great style of coat it will usually come around again next winter.
PLUS there’s then you have way more choice to go with more winter outfits, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you need to have hundreds of coats, but it is always nice when you live somewhere cold to have a good solid selection on rotation. You’ll always get cost per wear because we all know come December you can’t go outside here without a coat on, and you know you’ll also be wearing them next year too. Point proven below ! So without further ado, let’s get to the coats (with a couple of jackets thrown in here too).
This Autumn Winter time I’ve mainly been loving the following styles of coats: anything checked (short and long) a faux teddy bear/borg (preferably brown) and anything vintage suede with fluffy collar, then classic leather and fringe (not so much full on winter but for slightly warmer days with a chunky jumper). I do eventually want to find the perfect faux leopard, but the hunt is still on for that.
So I’ve rounded together the coats/jackets I’ve been wearing on rotation recently below, and I’ve linked some of my favourite coats in the sections too, enjoy!
I’ve got that horrible feeling that our beautiful glorious British summer is slowly coming to an end, already.The weather just hasn’t *quite* been the same recently, and when it has been sunny there’s more of a crisp chill in the air, and I can’t get it out of my head that Autumn is coming. And I’ve decided I don’t want it too. I did nearly get swayed the other day when looking at And Other Stories new in and THIS JUMPER caught my eye, and I couldn’t stop thinking about wearing it. But then I remembered what wearing it would actually mean, winter. This year has been the one year when I’ve actually exhausted my summer wardrobe (and actually worn it all in the UK and not just on holiday) I actually can’t remember the last time I wore a jacket, and I’ve been to Brighton beach and in the sea more times than I can count on both hands. Plus I’ve had a few too many vodka lime and sodas after work, because, well simply, summer. Let’s make the most of it, it won’t last forever, has been everyone’s mantra I think, including mine, and it’s been incredible. But of course, like all good things, it has to come to an end, ready or not.
Luckily we’ve just booked a little last minute holiday to Greece early September, a little summer farewell, which means I get to wear this chasing unicorns dress one more week until I have to layer it with a polo neck and a jacket, not that it won’t look great like that, I just quite honesty, don’t want to. Not just yet at least.
I’m struggling with my AW wardrobe, of course I’m loving all the snake skin/ leopard / brown tones that are everywhere at the moment (anyone want a post on my faves? Let me know) just look right at my pinterest pins, I’m alllll over it. But I know I just get into a jean rut when it’s colder that I can’t get out of. HELP ME, NO MORE PRETTY DRESSES. What will I do? No more basket bags either, as much as I love them, they’re just not the same in Autumn, let’s face it. Omg and no more shells! This is worse than I thought.
I thought the title of this post was quite fitting as, 1. I’m wearing lemon and 2. I’m heading to Italy today, home of the title drink. I’ve been loving a little bit of yellow recently, of the faded pastel variety rather than the mustardy colour I usually favour. Getting outside of my comfort zone with (even more) sunshine-y shades.
This shade really does remind me of Italy and the faded colours of the pretty buildings there, glinting in the dappled sunlight. And of course the fresh lemon trees with their sweet citrus fresh smell. It’s funny how much just a colour can evoke such feelings.
I’ve not done a full ‘lemon look’ yet, (haha how weird does that sound?) unlike my beloved mustard, I’m holding out for the perfect dress. I feel like lemon is quite a tricky colour to pull off for me personally, unless I have a golden glow, so I’m sticking to this colour for the summer. Plus I have a new found love of leopard print, I’m leaning more towards 70s style rather than 90s, I love the leopard pattern of this pretty Rixo number. I love the warmth of this particular leopard print with the top.
I am definitely combining a few new things I’m into recently all at once, this colour, shell jewellery and leopard print, oh and yeah let’s throw in some cream cowboy boots for good measure, it makes for an interesting combination but I feel like it works?
Ok, so it’s not really my usual style of dress, and it’s *technically* not really a slip dress, it’s more of a cami style, or according to ASOS anyway, (a cami is more fitted around the boobs) but whatever,this has become one of my most-worn summer dresses, especially in this heat. I usually shy away from anything strappy as I feel it makes me look out of proportion (I’m smaller on the top that the bottom and I’m so self conscious about it) but luckily I don’t have that problem in this dress as it flares out all lovely like. And kind of makes me look like I have more boobs than I actually have, which is always a good thing. Oh and did I mention the pretty coppery colour? One of my favourites. Plus it looks great with a tan. I am just singing this dress it’s praises!
I actually first got this dress back in January, and was desperate to wear it without tights, so much so I actually did and nearly froze to death. Petition to let winter never come back please. Back then I layered it with polo necks and styled it up with cowboy boots, and I’m so glad it’s now hot enough to throw on with a pair of sandals and sunglasses. It’s one of my go to dresses when the weather is this warm. Dress it down with flat sandals or up with a pair of heels.
SaveSaveDress: ASOS (linked below) YES I’ve finally figured out how to do this