Monday, 9 December 2013

New In November

Hardly the month to go spending lots of money on anything fashion related, especially with a weekend away and Christmas just around the corner, but I did have a few little indulgences. Everything I bought was reduced to be fair, and a couple of items bought in the House of Fraser brand event were early birthday and Christmas presents as my mum gave me the money early, something I will probably live to regret come full blown sale time!


The stress of the fifth and final day of wedding dress shopping led me to believe that I deserved this £8 Topshop necklace and after paying the dress deposit, I was lucky I had £8 left to be honest!


I wore it with a denim shirt and my camel coat but stupidly my camera covers that area!


I always seem to get the H&M bargain updates from Susie. Not only was she responsible for this navy jacket purchase by myself and a few other bloggers (half price at £19.99 with a £5 off code, now back to full price here) she was also responsible for a £3.99 grey sweatshirt I bought back in spring time.  A reefer jacket or peacoat  were on my "maybe another year" list so it wasn't something I was looking to buy, again, just couldn't resist such a bargain! The fabric reminds me of a donkey jacket to be honest, you know those coats that workmen used to wear, not for how it looks but for how it feels, not the softest of materials and it is quite heavy but for the money and the way it looks when worn, I think it is worth every penny. It is actually made using recycled wool and part of their conscious collection, so a great choice for anybody looking for ethically sourced clothing.


I wore it with my beloved LV scarf which has been bought out of it's box ready for winter, my Alexander Wang Rocco bag which hasn't seen the light of day for ages and my tan suede Oasis boots (similar here) which are now into their third winter and are proving to be a real staple so far this season.



On the advice of Michelle I decided to keep a beady eye out on Ebay to replace my ruined red New Look ballet flats.  I didn't want to spend out on a new pair at this time of year when they won't get worn until springtime so I was determined to get a half decent brand at a knock down price and achieved just that with these red patent India style flats from French Sole. A bit grubby on one of the toes but that has now cleaned off nicely. Seller probably had the hump that they went so cheap and refused to clean before posting!


Broke my self inflicted "I will only wear dresses with sleeves" rule once again with this Pied A Terre Cocoon dress. Well I was trying to think ahead to my daughters Marbella hen do with this one.


A quick try on with pasty legs, no make-up and the upper arms of a Russian Shot Putter and I declared it a keeper.  A dress that will work for all seasons, with or without tights, with or without a jacket. Thanks Mum and a happy birthday to me for the 15th. 


If you keep on, and on, and on about wanting something enough, someone is sure to give in, so thanks Mummy for my early Christmas pressie! See how I revert back to petulant teenager or Violet Elisabeth clone (I'll scream and scream and scream until I'm sick) until I get what I want. Laugh out very loud, no wonder my three girls are the same, oh dear what have I done? I do not a good example set. Just as my mum gives in to me, I give in to them but that is what mums are for, right?


I had to try them on immediately, hence unpainted toe nails and joggers, but once I had made it from sofa to dining table (you know I can't walk in heels any more) I declared them a keeper despite them making my toes look like a pack of Richmond chipolatas and hid a £10 note in the back of my purse for a taxi. Both dress and shoes were featured in my recent "Outfit du Jour" post here.



And finally a freebie! Love, love bloody love this Nails Inc polish that came free with the December issue of Glamour.  Anyone who knows me well will know that I only wear red polish in the run up to the festive season and although I have a large collection of various shades of red from Chanel, Opi and Shellac, this is by far my favourite.  Apart from the fact the name is so inviting to someone who is New York obsessed, Big Apple Red is the perfect pillar box shade for me.  I can't find this for sale anywhere online which feels like a tragedy, so if you know anything be sure to keep me informed!

What did you get new in November?

If you haven't noticed the Candis Blogger Awards icon over on the right hand side of the blog, I have been nominated along with 9 other amazing fashion and  beauty bloggers and would really appreciate it if you could click through here and vote for me. I know it takes time and effort but I would be eternally grateful xx


22 comments:

  1. Beautiful shoes - the heels are fab and it's nice to slip into a pair of comfy ballerinas every now and then. The coat looks great on you! Xx

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  2. What fabulous purchases - I laughed at your description of walking in heels! I'm exactly the same. Have voted for you as well .... fingers crossed!

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  3. Great round up and looks! I ordered that pea coat in khaki as I already got a navy one that I love. But they sent me the wrong size - could not be bothered to change it blah, blah, blah as the khaki was a bit too muddy and not green enough for me. The lapels are the wrong proportion for me but the coat looks fantastic on you - well done! xx

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  4. The peacoat is such a classic and this particular one is absolutely gorgeous. And I also adore the shoes and necklace. So many beautiful things! x

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  5. Ooh some fab new treats Sharron, I love them all especially the necklace & your Dune shoes...gorgeous xx
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  6. That green dress is great and will be so versatile!
    I need to tally up what I bought in Nov. It wasn't a lot I promise

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  7. Love all your purchases! The necklace is really pretty and the navy coat is perfect. I have a similar one from J.Crew that I've had for four years and still wear every winter.

    I haven't really bought much recently... waiting until the Christmas sales when I'm in Stockholm later this month! Hopefully I'll snag some good things then. xx

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  8. So glad you managed to snag such an excellent bargain pair of red pumps on eBay to replace your beloved New Look ones! Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!

    Love the Topshop necklace.....another fabulous bargain, along with the H&M coat! You look terrific in that whole ensemble, I have bag envy over the Rocco!! You have done so well with all your purchases x

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  9. Love your buys and some great bargains misses....well done!!! Love the heels especially and that outfit of the pea coat, LV scarf & tan accessories looked fab xx

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  10. Love the coat/scarf/tan bag and shoes outfit - that looks really nice - And red NP is always a winner - even better when its a freebie ! :0)

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  11. Some lovely treat s- you got my vote. Good Luck.

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  12. Oh I'm in stitches reading this!! Go easy on yourself Sharron! You are so gorgeous & your kids must be so proud of their super stylish Mama! I love all your treats & outfits! So happy you found some red ballet pumps at last too! Ax

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  13. Happy Birthday for the 15th! I love that necklace.

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  14. Sharron I have to agree with Andrea above - you cracked me up with your chipolatas! Love the dress and coat and the strappy shoes are so sexy!! I resisted the Nail Inc with Glamour and now wish I'd gone for it - looks lovely on - your nails look perfect! xx

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  15. Some lovely purchases, there, Sharron - you did do well. Love the French Sole ballet flats x

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  16. Love all the new additions - so sorry I missed out on that coat but I had to stop myself. And lol at you and your new heels...they are as fab in real life as they looked online. Definitely keepers. Good luck with the awards - have voted for you! xx

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  17. Oh Sharon - this is one of your funniest posts. I loved it from start to finish. And you look brilliant in your coat - I saw you on Instagram in it. It's heavy'ish but I really like the look of it on - the styling is good somehow. I had to shorten my sleeves a touch though and now it's ready to go ... just as we're about to hit another cold snap and I need to wear the heavy duty parka. And I'm kicking myself for not getting the red varnish over the black - I never wear black polish - what was I thinking???

    P.S. Thanks for the lovely mention :o)

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  18. I could well imagine how much you would have left after a wedding dress deposit.....I live in fear of what is ahead of me!!! Love your purchases and congrats on the award nomination Sharron,will head over now:)
    ~Anne xx

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