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Lexilicious Thu 04-Oct-12 17:01:29

I'm off to a preview evening (or something) at Hobbs tonight.

What's good from there that is classic not frumpy, colourful but not busy, and not megabucks?

I am 5'4", size 12, average norkage and arse, short waisted, Brit-brunette colouring. Don't mind flashing leg, arm, decolletage, whatever.

Most of their clothes are pretty decent quality. Style wise they have a mix - some lovely classic things especially for work, and a few things that are frumptastic but you will spot them a mile off. I have several things from there and they tend to be quite durable.

Sizing - try stuff on, I have dresses in a 10,12 and 14 when I am normally a 14.

I did a market research thing for them a few weeks ago and they have some nice things in just now - some lovely coats and nice winter things. Also a few nice things in the NW3 range imo. I think their website undersells some of their clothes by not showing them on people!

ToastedTeacakes Thu 04-Oct-12 19:19:56

I love the knitwear and shoes this season, and such gorgeous colours (mulberry coloured brogues!).

Lexilicious Thu 04-Oct-12 20:34:58

yikes! I am £400 and 4 glasses of bubbles down. grin

I have got... (for 20% off)
a stripy knitted top
a cream and black square-spotted blouse with black pussy bow
grey cigarette pants (nw3)
plum jeans
a blue patterned silk dress, elastic same fabric belt.

links tomorrow....

and I have a 15% voucher for that store lasting a year, and a goody bag with bottle of cava and a cute little ponyskin card wallet.

nice evening out.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Thu 04-Oct-12 20:39:30


I live about 200 miles from the nearest Hobbs.


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