I hold my hands up. I have bought some new clothes. I have blown the budget. Yes – I’m now having to do a packed lunch for work because I have spent my lunch money as well. However – I have made some lovely purchases, so I thought I’d share.
My first purchase was this gorgeous coat by John Rocha for Debenhams. I got it in the 20% sale, so it was under £100. Bearing in mind my last expensive winter coat lasted nearly 6 years and cost me £200+, I was fully prepared to make the investment again. Makes more sense than buying a coat each year, which is what I was doing.
I wandered into Debenhams and there it was, calling to me. This is what it looks like in the catalogue.
I chose not to wear the tie. For some reason, these types of “dressing gown” ties aren’t very flattering for me, so when I wear it, I tie it behind me.
My second purchase was this lovely cardigan from Mint Velvet. I’m
unlucky lucky that Mint Velvet have a concession stand in the department store opposite my office and, quite frankly, I would buy almost every piece, every season, so I often just have to step away.
No matter how many pictures I took, I couldn’t show this cardigan in its true, soft, gorgeousness. Here is the pic, alongside my new coat.
Ahh, you spotted the scarf! Yes, I may have bought a scarf as well. I’m not a scarf kind of girl, but I thought I should. This blue and the slight off white looked like it may tie in with a lot of my outfits, so I took the plunge. I have worn it twice in the last 2 weeks. I think I love it. This was a Mint Velvet purchase too. £35.
Last pic is a close up of the scarf, which I think is really pretty (hence my overdoing on the photographs) and my last purchase, was this gorgeous bird print tunic/top from Mint Velvet which I wore out with my River Island Plether strip tight skinnies and ankle boots. I really like this outfit (photo taken just before I left, in the dark, so apologies). It felt dressy, without being too dressy and whilst all the other nursery mums were wearing dresses and heels for a cocktails, I felt a little edgier, a little younger (despite actually being the 2nd oldest there).
The bird design on the top, pretties it up a bit and the fabric is shiny, so definitely a going out top.
There you have it. My October purchases. Purchases that make me very very happy.