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Shopping in Blues and Greys

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.

coat and cardigan

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).

scarf and bird

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.