Party Season Dresses

I love getting dressed up, but if I’m totally honest I very rarely go anywhere that requires it and my cupboard is full of clothes that really don’t get worn as much as they should do. This makes me sad. Very sad indeed. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to stop browsing and as you know I spend a LOT of my spare time doing just that. You never know when a dress with your name on it may come calling, and there’s always space to squeeze one more thing into my tiny wardrobe… Actually, I tell a lie, there really isn’t, but I’m always up for giving it a go. Squeeeeeze.

If you are going to invest in new party season dresses, then now is definitely the time to do so as the stores are just bursting with an array to suit everyone. As Christmas (yup I said the C-word) fast approaches, plenty of us will be looking for that special dress to knock ’em dead in, and considering I’ve been browsing it would be rude of me not to share my finds. I think there may have to be a few posts on this topic though because once I started picking out some of the best, I just couldn’t stop! There are so many wonderful dresses on offer at the moment, and surely one of them has your name on it!

Feel like a splurge….

Party Season Dresses

From top left to Bottom right:

1: Edun Burn Out Velvet Mix Origami Dress
2: Jigsaw Organza Dress, Midnight
3: Frock and Frill Sequin Dress
4: Karen Millen Velvet Dress

Feeling the pinch…

Party Dresses

1: ASOS Sequin Top Skater Dress
2: Warehouse Lace Bodycon Dress
3: Warehouse Baroque Panel Bodycon-Dress
4: Lipsy One Shoulder Glitter Dress

Flats are back

So, apparently flats are back. Great news for people like myself who constantly have trouble finding nice looking shoes. There’s definitely a bit more choice in the stores at the moment, but the trouble I’m having is that I’m constantly attracted to suede shoes, which really don’t do well when it rains. Even with a protector spray, I find that they damage a lot more easily… Perhaps I  just need to be a bit less fussy and just deal with a few marks here and there. Probably.

I have to be careful when it comes to the style of shoes, because I don’t have very shapely legs and a rounded front just makes my legs look tree trunk esk (stumpy). Luckily I’m often drawn to a more pointed loafer and these  can be found in abundance at the moment in all sorts of colours and patterns. Below are a few of my favourite shoes in the stores right now. I love, love, love Charlotte Olympia’s Sleeping Kitty slippers, but ouch that’s quite  some price to pay!

Flats are Back

From left to right – Top to Bottom:
1: CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA –  Sleeping Kitty velvet slippers
2: Nine West – LAVALU5
3: KG Kurt Geiger – Lexie
4: ACNE – Noa fabric slippers

Flat Shoes

ASOS Picks

I’d been waiting for what seemed like an age for a new ASOS code* and wrote a long blog post centered all around not having one last night, then low and behold one dropped in my inbox before I had time to share it with you all… Mustn’t grumble as I really did need that code, but that blog post really did take some time to write. Typical!

My wish list was growing bigger and bigger by the day, but I refused to shop without a code because every time I do, a new one pops up directly after. I kept getting emails about the ‘wonderful’ 50% off ASOS offers, but we all know those are the average clothes they are just trying to shift from their warehouse and all I really needed was the items I’d saved.

I’ve become a very lazy shopper recently. Rarely roaming the high street stores, with just the occasional trip to Bluewater to check out the quality of some items before I purchase them online. Bad for the high street I know, but good for my bank balance, what with all my little money saving code and Quidco skills. Practically all of my clothes have come from the ASOS petite range of late and some from the rest of the site when I’m lucky enough to to fit into them. I bought a great skirt from Topshop the other week – The picture on the site doesn’t do it justice at all, but the feel and fit is just right. It’s the perfect little skirt for the black faze I’m going through right now.

Anyway, so while I wait for my much needed parcel to be delivered,  I thought I’d put together a few of my favorite items on ASOS at the moment. Some petite, but most not because you aren’t all as vertically challenged as myself.

 * The code I have for ASOS is for premier accounts and is: PREM20 – Available until Sunday.

Asos Picks

From left to right:

1: Sessun 70s Jersey Dress
2: ASOS Blazer In Floral Rose Jacquard
3: Mango Floral Print Top
4: PETITE Exclusive Quilted Shift Dress In Leather Look

Asos Recent Picks

1: Warehouse Scallop Embellished Jacket
2: Sessun Shirt in Abstract Camo Liberty Print
3: ASOS Pleated Kilt in Camo Print
4: ASOS PETITE Exclusive Biker Coat

 

Of Life and Lemons

I love Etsy, but the sheer volume of products on the site means that I often leave without making a purchase. It’s simply jam- packed with SO much lovely stuff that my spare time is sucked dry! I don’t often get much time to look through the site, but a few weeks ago, I decided to take a little browse and that’s when I came across  Of Life and Lemons store; a lovely place to shop, offering lots of fabulous poster prints and other goodies. I was actually searching for a canvas tote, but as usual ended up bagging (sorry) more than I intended. Just one extra item this time… and naturally it had to be gin related!

Of Life and Lemons

Gin Print

These prints would make great gifts for Christmas – Yes, I said the C word, but rest assured I’m not thinking about donning my festive sweater anytime soon!

Life is Too Short  Coffee Print  Dog Print oflifeandlemons

 Do you spend much time on Etsy? If so do let me in on your favourite stores.

 

 

Sister Jane

Every now and then, I head on over to Asos and buy a whole heap of clothes that I’m almost certain won’t fit, or suit me. I do this because I sometimes get stuck in a bit of a ‘clothes rut’ and I like to test out new styles without having to wander the high street for hours on end, only to come back home in a total grump after not finding anything different that suits me… I much prefer shopping online and trying things on in the comfort of my own home, even if I often have to send most of it back.

It has been quite some time since Asos has stocked things I have liked. I’ve spent many a Saturday afternoon browsing over 1000+ dresses in my size, only to come away not having seen a single item that I have wanted to buy. Last week, I appeared to have struck it lucky when I came across the Sister Jane brand and I may have gone a little bit overboard and decided to order three of their dresses and one skirt – Armed with my voucher code and purchasing via Quidco for an even bigger discount of course.

Whilst praying that at least one of them would look good on me (I’m in dire need of new clothes), I opened my Asos parcel and it suddenly dawned on me that my bank balance was going to take a little hit… Sister Jane is right up my street; full of beautiful bold colours and made with with quality material, there’s no way I’m returning these wonderful clothes! Unfortunately, they do need a little bit of alteration work, but I’ve come to the conclusion that if I’m ever going to wear the style I want, then this is going to have to be the case for most things I buy.

Anyway, I’m very happy to have found Sister Jane and now I’m not allowed to do anymore shopping for quite some time. *sad face*
Have you got any Sister Jane clothing? Here are some of my favourite pieces…

Sister Jane