I think I can firmly say I am on that bench with liberty now! (For any skimming my post and thinking I am a total fruit loop, I didn't buy all those things, just the ones from Armani and Desigual!!) Marsha same here, couple of glasses of champagne yesterday too!
Hi everyone, just dropping in to say hello as I am madly tidying the house in advance of my Mum's arrival for a very rare visit. Loving your day shopping novice, how lovely. Credit to your DH as well, mine would have lasted about 20 minutes before reaching his shopping boredom threshold, even if we were shopping for him .
I have been fairly well behaved this week. Been enjoying my Pistols and leather trousers. My NAP mostly last of the sale order arrived but is all going back - which is nearly as good a feeling as keeping nice stuff ...maybe it makes the next actual purchase feel almost free?!
this skirt which is actually quite nice but I don't really know how I would style it/where to wear
these which would be great (for the gym, obvs), very flattering, except for the camel toe
And a Racquel Allegra jersey beach dress which was just too vile to even link.
I then took this skirt back to Zara as again, it is nice but I'm not sure where I would wear it and my legs would rarely be brown enough to wear it without tights and it looks wrong with tights
swapped for these but they are also going back. I love the print bit the fabric is really thick and stretchy, another case of looking like a pair of sausages. I picked up this t-shirt in Allsaints to go with it and it will probably be the one thing I keep, it is rather nice.
Got some lovely things for DS1 and DD in the Elias & Grace sale which made me feel better. Am madly ebaying stuff to fund my wishlist but most of the things on it seem to be selling out , probably just as well, they were silly prices - £585 for Preen pants, crazy...I need a more focussed S/S plan, a la Marsha.
Off skiing on Monday for 5 days so will be sorting stuff out, but will be checking in occasionally, internet access not great where we will be. Have a great week everyone.
What a fab shopping trip novice. Having been in centre parcs I haven't done any shopping recently and now we've had snow again I just can't seem to get my head round buying ss stuff that I can't wear yet.
I should say that dh is not normally this patient and we had a few erm refuelling stops! Without wanting to out myself, the day was laid on as part of a weekend of treats to celebrate <cough> an event. I could do whatever I wanted yesterday minus the dcs. I chose a lie in, brunch, an art gallery, a few hours of shopping then dinner.Haven't properly been shopping in about 4.5 years as I have done it all on line!
Chapeau Novice! That's quite a shopping trip and intrigued to know what the event is <nosy>.
The leather jacket arrived today and alas it's being returned. Lovely shape, lovely fit, perfect length and I like the simple lines but the leather is very fine and very soft and it feels like I would wreck it fairly quickly - it wouldn't survive getting a bit wet and being chucked on the back seat of the car with a change bag on top of it which is the inevitable destiny of all my outer layers. On the plus side like sleep I feel quite virtuous about my (accidental) thrifty ways and provided I don't buy anything else this month it means I am within my budget.
I find it hard to shop for S/S things too - need sunshine to feel inspired. But you should get them Marsha - you have talked about them so much on here that you have probably inspired others to get them and they could sell out <insert hysterical shopping emoticon>
I'm a bit undecided about the red bag. I'm looking at it hanging next to my winter clothes and it just looks a bit wrong. I wish the gold hardware was silver, that the strap was a bit longer, and it is a very bright red. But I think when the weather's a bit warmer, i'd regret sending it back. And my dvf red bag has gold hardware and I don't notice it anymore.
I've also bought one of these bad boys today. I can't believe that my baby's growing up <sob> he'll be 2 next month.
Novice, congratulations <perhaps>, you must have done something v. amazing to have such a giant sized treat. So lovely of your DH to go shopping with you, it's always good to have a second opinion. Now, what would I buy if I had that much at my disposal...a fab coat, bag and shoes and 'poof!' it would be gone. Health to wear as they say.
Marsha, get the shoes, Spring will be here soon enough.
Sleep, have fun skiing. DH was just saying this morning how he'd love to be going. It's the indoor ski centre for us this half term .
Bonsoir, your new sunglasses are adorable - you must be going for a certain kind of look <wonders>.