I’ve been shopping.
I’ve been finding me a few Autumn wardrobe items for both work and play. And frankly, the weather has been rubbish. Rain, then sun, then more rain…..what is with this British summer? how is anybody supposed to dress appropriately?!
Lord knows what you late summer UK ‘moon folk are packing, it must be a minefield. Or just a REALLY LARGE suitcase.
Anyway, I needed a frock. Not a posh number or an evening gown – a kind of business-but-a-bit-sexy type of frock.
I found this grey and black dress “Madame Mary” in French Connection, it is super flattering, holds you in in all the right places and is quite smart – I feel as though when I wear it I look as though I am making an effort.
The shoes were a bargain from Aldo at ASOS, they have a concealed platform so are super high but surprisingly easy to walk in.
For those of you that have ever read my various fashion related posts you will know that I am not a fan of my legs. They are stumpy, and a bit too muscular for my liking but I’m kind of….over it. They are healthy, they get me from A to B, I don’t want to be an O.A.P and wishing I hadn’t restricted myself to long skirts and trousers for all eternity.
Decided to do a one-eighty actually, invest in some cute city shorts… If you’re going to do it may as well do it properly and all that.
And I am having a bit of a braces moment. I have both a burgundy and a grey pair – from Rokit Vintage. I am aware it makes me look a little bit like Oliver Twist but I kind of like it, especially when paired with the new season H & M flatcap.
A few weeks ago I went even shorter, All Saints do these cute khaki/beige pair and they were in the sale. They would look cool with bare legs and flats, I tend to wear mine out with these man’s vests from All Saints tied at the back (I like the bagginess and the fact you can layer them over smaller girls-only items).
My go-to black tights are Walford 80 denier opaque matt. They are soft, smooth and last ages (well worth the *scary* £21 a pair).
It’s no secret I am generally a heels girl however, walking up those stairs to RMW HQ and across the cobbled carpark is leaving me with a desire for funky flats…so I bought these French Connection brogues in the sale. Gorgeous shade of pale blue but I’ll be honest, what the ruddy hell are you supposed to wear them with?!
So far it’s been black skinny jeans or um….black skinny jeans.
Oh and it’s only forty quid.
On the whole I’m not a huge Reiss buyer, I think some of the pieces are beautiful I just find on a whole the clothes don’t fit my petite/short arse frame that well. This “bubble” top is delicious though, and goes with just about everything.
And it’s half price in the sale – reduced from £79 to £39…..bargain.
Any of you lovelies the proud owners of brogues? What do you wear with them?
Have you discovered any immense sale bargains recently? do share your finds in the comments box below, particularly flat footwear and…..shorts (OBSESSED).
And is there any part of your anatomy that you have never been a huge fan of but just thought “sod it” – it’s about time I just wore what I want regardless?
Do let me know.
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