I’m sorry I’m not going to apologise for giving you another list of jumpers that I need in my life. Firstly because if you’ve been reading this blog even occasionally you will definitely know about my fascination – bordering on obsession – for the humble jumper. Especially in the colder months. And secondly, and more importantly these all have animals on so again what’s not to love? Honestly, I think we all need a zoo wardrobe in our lives.
1. 1969 legging jeans, Gap – £29.96 (with 25% off online – original price £39.95) – comfiest jeans ever. I have already worn these too many times to count. I’m very tempted to get myself a black pair soon too.
2. Printed raw-edge slub T, Gap – £11.22 (with 25% off online – original price £14.95) – a t-shirt with stars! How could I resist. I’ve actually been tempted to get these for ages, but I stayed strong. Until now that is.
3. Pointelle Sweater in Grey, Gap – £18.71 (with 25% off online – original price £24.95) – softest jumper I have ever owned. It’s got shorter sleeves so I can wear it while the weather is still mild without overheating. Always a good thing in my book.
4. Striped pointelle jumper, George @ Asda – £14 – One thing I’ve learn is that I shouldn’t be allowed into Asda without someone to be my conscience. This superstore has some lovely items and being by myself meant that I had absolutely no will power. Oh well, I only bought two pieces of clothing and this jumper is so nautical that I couldn’t resist.
I also got this peach shirt, which I can’t find online. So you’ll have to see my bad photography instead! I’ve been after a few more colourful tops for work and this one fit the bill perfectly. It’s not too smart that it stands out – yes this is an issue in my office.
Embroidered shirt, George @ Asda – £12
These next three items were all presents from my Mum and youngest sister when they were in Australia visiting our family. As well as bringing back three packs of Tim Tams they also did a bit of clothes shopping for me. How lovely is that, especially as it was completely unexpected.
5. Drapey Pants, Cotton On – Gift (original price £17.50). Comfiest trousers ever! Ordinarily I wouldn’t even look at these trousers but as they were a present I tried them on and proceeded to live in them.
6. Ugg Boots – AUS$80.00 (£60)
7. 90’s day dress, Cotton On – Gift (original price £17.50). Mine is a different pattern and colour but it’s not on the website. I love this dress. It’s long enough not to need tights, but it’s also perfect with tights now that it’s getting colder. An all year round dress then – what more do I need?
Necklace, H&M – £7.99 – I was admiring a necklace just like this over on brynnash’s August budgeting bloggers post and moaning about not being able to find anything like it in the UK. Then not 3 days later I found this necklace in H&M. How perfect is that. Clearly I should have moaned a bit earlier!
Not pictured – White knitted jumper via the charity shop. £4.00
Total – £97.88
Once again I’m linking up with Franish and the other budgeting bloggers so don’t forget to take a look at how they did this month too.
What about all you lovely people, what things have you been buying this month and is anyone else as obsessed with Gap as I am?
Hello my lovelies and welcome to this week’s favourite things post. Here we go…
This Jolly Jumpers post from Fi, I’d like them all please. But if that’s not possible then I’ll go for 1, 2 and 4. Pretty please with a cherry on the top.
You may have seen my tweet about this earlier in the week, but if not then don’t fret as I’m sharing it again. It looks like Starbucks Christmas drinks will be in stores on November the 2nd. Check out the countdown right here. I am way over excited about this. Fingers crossed for the Gingerbread Latte.
How gorgeous is this plate from Cath Kidston? Love, love, love. Want, want, want!
Dana at Wonder Forest shared advice on how to make a good blog header. Great stuff and perfect timing as I’m in the process of redesigning what I want my blog to look like and a new header is going to be part of this. Also on the whole design subject, Claire at House of Clicks shared a tutorial about joining shapes in InDesign something else that may come in handy with this blog design malarkey.
Debenhams have a blog competition that I will definitely be taking part in. Take a look here if you want to take part too. The winner gets £500 worth of vouchers fyi. Keep your eyes peeled for my bedroom design blog post coming soon.
I’m all set for the Innocent Big Knit thanks to these lovely free patterns from Deramores. I’m hoping to do the fox and the owl along with lots of stripy ones too. Plus you can create your own design with the big knitter. Genius idea and I will definitely be having some fun with it.
How is it the end of August and monthly budget time already? This has been a great month for me shopping wise (although if I’m being honest when isn’t it?) as I’ve managed to tick off both trousers and a blazer off my list as well as managing to stick to my budget too – what a great way to end the month! So what did I buy? Take a little peak below..
1. Aubergine dress with leather sleeves, Primark – £13.00 – I love this dress, it’s so me with the skater style and that gorgeous colour, plus I think the sleeves give it that little something extra.
2. Yellow leather flip flops, Gap – £6.99 (originally £16.95) – Yep, I finally bought these flip flops from Gap after mentioning them way back when in this Summer Wishlist. I waited for the sale and it was totally worth it, as they’re less than 50% now. Just in time for my Portugal trip too!
3. Pink skinny jeans, Zara – £9.99 (originally £19.99) – Isn’t the colour of these jeans just lovely? I’ve never bought jeans from Zara before, honestly it’s one of those shops that has always been slightly intimidating I think it’s the sleek shop and shiny floors that just isn’t really that welcoming. Plus back in my ‘fat’ days nothing in this shop would have fitted and I sort of still expect this to happen when I go in there. Anyway these are supersoft and super stretchy skinny jeans and I’ve worn them so many times since I bought them. They actually go with anything as I have so many plain tops and jumpers. I’d actually buy these at the full price of £20 – bargainaeous in my humble opinion. I’m already on the look out for a black pair for the winter.
4. Blue blazer, Primark – £7.00 (originally £14.00) Honestly how could I not get this when it is only £7 in the sale? Yes I got two blazers this month – it’s that age old thing of can’t find something for ages and then you find two at the same time. Well I grabbed this and the black one below as soon as I saw them in Primark. As let’s be honest if you don’t buy it when you see it then you will never see it again! The cut of this jacket is perfect and the electric blue colour is a great staple while being a bit different.
5. Black cross body bag, Primark – £8.00 – Another thing I’ve been searching for is a slightly bigger cross body bag in black. My smaller brown, green and navy bags can’t quite fit everything I need for everyday life. Both my sister and my friend have this one in teal and aubergine and have both been raving about the size and the number of pockets. So when I saw the black version I ran for the till!
6. Skinny Grey Cords – Red Herring @ Debenhams – £28.00 – I love my dark green cords and have been bleeting on about getting another pair soon in a more neutral colour. After trying them on and finding that they fitted perfectly I then proceeded to debate over which colour; grey or black. I went with the grey in the end but I have a feeling that the black pair may appear in my wardrobe soon.
7. Wine Lace Top – Dorothy Perkins – £16.00 – I think may be obsessed with this colour! It’s such a pretty top and bridges the gap between comfortable and smart so well.
8. Black blazer, Primark – £14.00 – Yep, here’s the second blazer, now check out the lining on the sleeves. They’re polka dots guys! I love polka dots!
Also last month I happened to be visiting my friend in Leeds while she was midway through a huge wardrobe clear-out and she spent most of the weekend trying to offload clothes onto me. Being the lucky lady that I am I managed to come away with a couple of pairs of shorts – perfect for my trip to Portugal next month.
So the total this month is a brilliant £102.98 so i’m £17.02 under budget. Woop woop for me!
As usual I’m linking up with Fran and the other budgeting bloggers so hop on over and see how everyone else did.