So first up, this top came from the charity shop - one of those patterns and colours that catches your eye. I knew with the nude colour going through it that I could style it with my nude sandals and bag for a night out...and I got the opportunity on Friday night at a surprise birthday party for my friend Nikki.
Top - M&S Limited Collection via Barnardos Retail
Jeans - Gap Outlet
Nude Sandals - Debenhams (past season)
Sparkle Bracelet - Gifted
and here is the bag I brought with me - a structured quilted bag in a neutral beige/grey colour with gold chain strap.
I actually bought a few of these in for the shop but the mark up and postage/packaging would have made them £35 so I didn't stock them in the end as it felt a bit expensive for a non leather bag. I did LOVE it on Friday night though and it got me wondering? In any case, this one is sold out but I have 2 in black if you're interested...
Then on Saturday, to help my hangover, the postman delivered a parcel from Joanna....all the way from the USA!! Now it had 4 items in it - the main one being this coat..had to take a picture straight away to share with Joanna
Coat - M&S (Past Season)
Monochrom Breton Top - Hush (AW14)
Jeans - Vero Moda
Ballet Pumps ℅ Shoe Therapy (blog to follow - these are AMAZING!)
Then there was this quilted sleeve knitted cardi that I'd tried on in M&S last year and then missed out on. Bingo!!
Jeans & Black Top - F&F at Tesco (past season)
Slip On Trainers - Dune London (past season)
Necklace - SGS Shop
There's something quite satisfying about being able to wear and love an item that has been previously loved and doubly so when you find items that are simply stunning and you admired when they were in stock. I'd love to hear about your great finds too if you want to share them in the comments.
Meanwhile, it's off to bed for me and I suspect quite a few mums....proper BACK TO SCHOOL tomorrow and I'm immediately heading to Rogue Hair after the school run to have the greys covered and the out of shape bob put back into shape. Will share it all on Instagram :)
Good luck with the return to routine again my friends,