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Please help - been given £200 voucher for White Stuff and don't know where to start

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thequietone Sun 03-Mar-13 21:52:14

I've had a tough few years which have taken its toll on my self esteem etc. I'm stuck in a rut of skinny black jeans and safe jumpers to hide the slight tummy I'm so embarrassed of. I want to look nice again - what do I buy?

Please help me start my wardrobe again with some cracking key pieces, and maybe I can find myself again.

BerryBlast Sun 03-Mar-13 22:16:41

Can't help with the clothes, but it's 20% off this Thursday smile should help your £200 go a bit further!

thequietone Sun 03-Mar-13 22:18:40

Ker-ching!! Really? I'd better get researching. Thanks!

redwellybluewelly Sun 03-Mar-13 22:27:35

I've bought white stuff pieces for years and had good wear from them. I now get a bit of a discount due to being such a regular.

It depends on your shape as to what will suit, their soft knitwear doesnt tend to last well but I've some dark jeans and shirts which have been washed loads and still look good.

I would go in at a quiet time (ring in advance if need be) and just say you are looking for a capsule wardrobe, their jewellery is also lovely. Often colours which they use in skirts and dresses can be matched in cheaper shops, so an expensive skirt could be part of two oor three outfits when matched with h&m vest tops or t shirts.

Their 'look' is heavily based on layering, id recommend browsing their website for ideas as well. HtH

AlisonMoyet Sun 03-Mar-13 22:28:12


cant you swap them?

thequietone Sun 03-Mar-13 22:31:37

That's fantastic, redwelly. I was thinking along the lines of short denim or cord skirt, then match with some nice cardies, tights and chunky boots and get the layers elsewhere.

Are they any good for trousers? I'm only 5'2" so most trousers in shops are way too long.

Also, are their tops flattering to the stomach? I'm just very self conscious of the overhang from my second child that shows in anything too clingy. I'm hoping some of their clothes flatter and aren't skin tight. So many shops I end up walking out of in despair because everything is so damn tight!

thequietone Sun 03-Mar-13 22:34:09

Woah, AlisonMoyet, where did that comes from? I asked for the vouchers from my husband and was just asking for some help.

AlisonMoyet Sun 03-Mar-13 22:34:57

oh oyu LIKED them? Oh I see. Was wondering if they had been thrust upon you.

couldnt you just have had cash?

PotteringAlong Sun 03-Mar-13 22:39:49

Cash gets swamped up by bills and stuff. Vouchers are great because you have to spend them on yourself!

I'm very jealous - have fun shopping and enjoy!

AlisonMoyet Sun 03-Mar-13 22:40:23

if your h gives you cash you go and spend it on bills? Even if its for you?

thequietone Sun 03-Mar-13 22:44:12

I happen to like the clothes in White Stuff, but haven't been able to afford them. This is a huge treat and PotteringAlong is correct - if I'd been given cash I would only end up using it on things the family NEED, rather than treating myself for once.

Anyway...where's this going? Have you any advice or bought anything nice from there AlisonMoyet?

AlisonMoyet Sun 03-Mar-13 22:48:10

Shit no - i hate their A line ditsy prints

ProphetOfDoom Sun 03-Mar-13 22:49:30

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MechanicalTheatre Sun 03-Mar-13 22:49:57

Alison, don't piss on the OP's chips, come on.

Off to have a look on the website OP, I love looking for clothes!

novelsituation Sun 03-Mar-13 22:50:44

Unnecessary Alison...

A good friend of mine looks gorgeous in dress. It 's a very flattering shape. Runs large. Unfortunately only left in a 10 online, which would be a 12 in any other shop. The sizing is huge.

I would agree to steer clear of the knitwear. It looks very tatty very quickly.

The marshmallow shirt in white is a good Summer basic. Would be great with one of their pretty, colourful scarves.

Hope you enjoy your spree smile

bunnymother Sun 03-Mar-13 22:51:55

The Daisy charcoal grey ankle boots are £80 and are terrific.

novelsituation Sun 03-Mar-13 22:52:06

Oops, here

germyrabbit Sun 03-Mar-13 22:53:55

saw some nice boots and bags in there recently but have to agree that the clothes are a bit dull

ProphetOfDoom Sun 03-Mar-13 22:54:58

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OneMoreGo Sun 03-Mar-13 23:01:51

You lucky thing! I love their stuff. I have just bought the carpenter denim skirt and a cardi called I think the Pemba cardi?, can't wait for both to arrive. I think the code you need for 20% on the day is PARTY, by the way.

MechanicalTheatre Sun 03-Mar-13 23:21:26

How about this with this and some wooly tights?

this with a vest and cardigan.

these would be nice with some brogues and a tunic type top or a jumper.

scarlet76 Sun 03-Mar-13 23:22:57

What a lovely gift and a great pick me up for you OP. I too think White Stuff have some nice bits. Definitely wait til Thursday and get a bit extra with your vouchers!
The brown leather Lola satchel is nice if you are after accessories and a good price with the 20% off.
Their scarves are also nice. Just bought the one with large blue spots.
Have a look at jewellery as they have some good bits at the moment.
I'm petite and at 5ft find their trousers too long for me. Their cotton shirts and tops fit me well. They do some nice skirts and also footwear.
Agree with others that knitwear is not the best.
Please report back what you buy!

Pancakeflipper Sun 03-Mar-13 23:24:08

If you go into a store the staff are usually lovely and will carry all the clothes to the dressing room and help you pick out things.

I love their denim skirts - soft denim and super comfy.

OP I hope Alison hasn't scared you off with her shit stirring. Lots of us are at the post baby wardrobe/body/self esteem crisis stage and look here for support. Ignore.

White Stuff do have some lovely things. Personally I would go for plain over prints, and stick with basics to layer up elsewhere as already mentioned. The a-line skirts can be unflattering but they do shorter lengths (I have a lovely side fastening grey cord mini) As said above I would avoid the knitwear as it bobbles and looks tatty very quickly.

Sizing is a little odd, I'm a 10 in their jeans but a 14 in tops sometimes. Tights are brilliant quality and very comfy. Wedge ankle boots (Bonnie I think) look lovely. Reviews are good, so spend time browsing.


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