A little while back I blogged about a Primark haul I had done and bought, amongst other things, a white space age style dress I loved but wasn’t quite sure how I’d wear it for winter. Well today I wore it!
With it being cold outside, I wore the dress with Topshop knee boots, thick black tights and a black rib Dorothy Perkins roll-neck jumper underneath. To carry the monochrome look through I added a black statement bib necklace I got a few years ago from House of Fraser which I love. Overall the whole look is quite space age!
With its quite structured shaped and jetted waist and a-line skirt the cut is really flattering. The quilted fabric is cosy too.
When I went out I wore a black leather jacket and black oversized knitted hat with the outfit and I must admit, I loved the look! I thought white might be difficult in winter but it really isn’t!
Would you wear white in winter? Let me know.
Dress – Primark
Jumper – Dorothy Perkins
Necklace – House of Fraser
Boots – Topshop
Being quite small and curvy I always look best if I’ve cinched in my waist. When I was much bigger than I am now, I had a dress with a great oriental style belt that someone told me was called an Obi belt. An obi belt is based on a Japanese style sash belt used for traditional dress that wraps round the body and ties at the front in a bow or knot.
I’ve been looking for a new one for a while and when I came across this one from Krisp clothing for only £5.99 it was a no-brainer! If you cant get to a store they have a great eBay shop which is where I got mine from.
If you order online it comes in the most adorable packaging with a promo code for your next purchase. I love little touches like that.
The belt is one size and wraps from front to back so would fit a variety of different sizes. I would say that my waist at size 10/12 and about 29″ is about as small as it would go without it wrapping over double at the back and looking quite bulky. You could still do it though I just personally wouldn’t like the gathering.
I teamed mine with a bright patterned South dress from Very.co.uk, black tights and black boots.
Dress: South at Very
Belt: Krisp Clothing
I was in London a few weeks ago and popped into the huge Marble Arch M&S store for a browse and to check out the Christmas windows (old window dressing habits die hard). Out of all the areas Limited Collection is my favourite brand and the area I buy most from. At 41 I guess I’m technically a bit old for it – but I don’t care about that – I’m a firm believer in that age is just a number and I’m going to be a fashionable pensioner!!! Topshop better be really for me in 2040ish !!!!
The one item that stood out in Limited Collection to me was a white t-shirt with black print and diamanté embellishment that said ‘make your own magic’. I loved the words and at £19.50 it was a great price too. I went for the size 10 – its a slightly loose fit so if you want very fitted go a size smaller.
For todays look I teamed it with skinny Jeans, metallic pointed shoes & a long M&S waterfall cardigan as I am always cold and its winter! I also bought some lovely earrings from Forever 21 while in London for only £3.50. They are diamanté with a curved pearl drop…I love them!
I love this t-shirt and think it will work well for casual and formal wear. While in Limited Collection I also bought a patent look PVC mini skirt to wear with it tucked in. Will feature that look nearer Christmas.
I think this top is going to become a favourite with me…
T-shirt – Limited Collection at Marks & Spencer
Jeans – Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan – Marks & Spencer
Shoes – Primark
Earrings – Forever 21
Today I met an old school friend for coffee and wanted a look to wear that was casual (but not too casual) and warm. When I say casual you should be aware I don’t really ‘do’ casual. Its not me. There are some days of course I want to be comfortable and chilled but generally you wont see me in a hoody or joggers…I just feel too scruffy!
I based my outfit around an amazing Jigsaw wool jacket I have. Its a dark khaki green and is lovely quality as you’d expect from Jigsaw. Underneath I wore a Primark cream cotton shirt buttoned up to the collar, layered with a Benetton grey wool slipover and skinny jeans. Overall a slightly preppy look. As it been raining I opted for some sturdy buckled Dorothy Perkins ankle boots on my feet.
Jacket – Jigsaw
Shirt – Primark
Slipover jumper – Benetton
Jeans – Dorothy Perkins
Boots – Dorothy Perkins
I love this look and it was warm enough so I didn’t need a coat on all day! Buying a piece like the Jigsaw jacket is definitely an investment purchase but once you have items like that in your wardrobe you’ll use them again and again. I know I do.
Theres no two ways about it – I love Primark.
Whenever I’m in London I always make sure I visit one of the big stores and have a good shop.
My haul this week wasn’t huge but full of bargains. I’m trying to cutback a bit on the amount of clothes I have so I was more selective than normal!!!
Metallic buckle shoes – £6 (reduced from £14)
LOVE these shoes and couldn’t believe when they went through the till at only £6! A dark metallic grey with three buckled straps and a small heel. They zip up the back so no need to fiddle with the buckles. They are so comfortable and perfect with skinny jeans or dresses – I’m in love!
Sequin green jumper – £10
I love green and this jumper for a tenner will be really versatile over Christmas. Got a size 10 and its quite long (covers my bum – hooray) with a relaxed fit. Looks great with a short leather skirt.
Leopard print maxi skirt – £5 (reduced from £14)
I had umm’ed and ahh’ed about this skirt when I first saw it but couldn’t justify the £14 full price tag and it came up very long at my height. In Oxford St they only had size 8’s left in the sale but I managed to squeeze into one as it has an elasticated waist…and being smaller its length came up shorter – result! Couldn’t resist it for just £5. Going to wear it with a black crop top and heels for evening wear.
White textured dress – £5 (reduced from £12)
Love this space age style dress. Its made out of a thick jersey with a textured prism type effect. Again went for the size 10 and its nicely waisted so great for my petite frame. How I’ll style a white dress in winter I’m not sure…but watch this space!
Love them or hate them all this for under £30 is pretty amazing. Have you bought some amazing bits lately from Primark?
Its great when a charity item is also a desirable item. Matalan’s Alphabet scarf for Alder Hey Childrens hospital is just that. Priced at £10 for adults and £5 for a kid version all the profits go to the charity. Loads of celebs are wearing them too which is brilliant. I fell in love with mine when I saw an Instagram of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing my design.
I picked the pink and grey version for something a bit different and its a lovely long soft scarf with an appliqué felt initial.
Since having my son, the idea of any child ill and in hospital, especially at Christmas just kills me and hospitals such as Alder Hey in Liverpool do an amazing job. I am more than happy to donate money to them and in a small way help a family in a terrible situation.
And here I am all alphabeted up!!!
Scarf – Matalan
Jumper – New Look
Yesterday I went to Bluewater shopping centre for a bit of quality time with my boyfriend. We went shopping, had a Nandos and then a date night at the cinema…it was perfect
Of course I had to look the part so I went for a Primark playsuit, black tights and Next ankle boots. I am a petite 5’2″ and since losing a lot of weight, find playsuits really work for my frame. I love this one as even though it has quite a busy print with its black collar and a black belt I added, it looks really smart. Its has an elasticated waist so doesn’t swamp me and I also love anything with pockets too!
I wore next leather ankle boots to keep the look cool rather than too dressy as I was wearing this mainly in the daytime.
For my hair and make up I kept it simple with a few flicks in my straightened hair and grey eye shadow and neutral lipstick.
Wearing my poppy with pride today. Obviously went for the big silky version! My grandfather was awarded the MBE for bravery during the second world war which makes me very proud. On a fashion note wearing Topshop chunky jumper, F+F biker coat and my new (fabulous) Dorothy Perkins Eden black jeggings. Have seen some great blinged up poppies, badge versions and wristbands. What type have you gone for?
I saw a picture of Myleene Klass on her Instagram wearing this jumper from her Very/Littlewoods range and I knew I just had to have it! Even though I love fashion that happens very rarely.
At £35 it wasn’t an impulse buy but I have a Very account and they are great at sending money off codes so it would of been rude not to!
I ordered the size 10 and I’d say its true to size and maybe even a little generous. The knit is lovely and fine and there a cool zip detail on the cuffs and edge detail on the inside of the arm seams. Its also plain grey on the back so not too busy. I teamed mine with a faux leather mini skirt, black opaque tights and knee boots.
And best of all after I posted this pic on Instagram Myleene herself liked it and added a ‘love’ comment. Praise indeed!
It’s now been reduced to £28 – so grab it while you can.