Hi everyone! Just a word of warning: as I write this you have less than an hour until I close entries for my Bijou Bijoux giveaway so get cracking if you want to enter!
Also, I’m up for blog of the month at British Style Bloggers – please vote for me? I’m way, way behind, oh dear.
As you may have noticed I’ve not been posting many outfit photos recently. A lot of it is due to the fact most of my winter clothes are about three years old and falling apart, and seriously, who wants to see that? I’ve not been buying any clothes (apart from tights, which I manage to rip within 10 mins of opening) due to lack of money so my daily outfits have all been worn to death and just don’t feel interesting enough to put on the blog!
Here is one outfit featuring Actual New clothes though, and I think is quite quietly smart.
What’s basically tied me over this season is gifts, which I feel terrible admitting, but there it is. This outfit features two: one from Yours Clothing, a short black fake fur jacket, and a jumper which was bought for me by my mum.
Because my mum works at Sainsbury’s she gets a staff discount, including on their clothes. I find their line a little mumsy usually, but occasionally they have a few gems here and there. This jumper was one of them. It’s also available in red, I believe. It happened to be in the sale for about £8, so she bought it for me. It’s actually a knitted dress, and comes past my knees! However, I’m not mentally comfortable in knit dresses, because I don’t feel my shape really works with knits. But wearing it tucked into a skirt is great.
The Yours skirt I bought back in the summer (when I still had money!) and it was the last in store – otherwise I’d have bought 10. They’re the perfect length on me and so comfortable. I practically live in mine! Funnily enough I had another cropped, black, fake fur jacket by Yours many years ago, which I think I lost or chucked out and have mourned ever since. I was offered something by them and took the chance to fill my black fake fur void. It’s a lovely jacket – I look Michellin-Man like but I don’t care! It keeps me so warm.
I got a packet of chocolate biscuits, a chocolate coloured bag – although I’m not sure whether it’s a shoulder bag, or a bum bag/fanny pack? – which is very handy since my last bag is on death’s door! My favourite is definitely the “fashionista” necklace pictured below (and check out my crappy DIY half moon nails, too):
Thanks, Nefertiti! As for my presents, because of dealing with all the fraud stuff I haven’t bought mine – but they’ll be on their way very soon, I promise!