Magazines (and newspapers) drive me insane by featuring clothes that either won't be in the shops for months or are from two years ago and are impossible to buy.
I once saw a nice jacket featured in New Woman (yes, it was that long ago) and when I rang the number in the 'stockists' listing it was only available in one shop in Kendal. Kendal!! And they didn't do mail order or online.
The second time was about three years ago when Stylist showed a nice top from Red Valentino (before it was £££). Turned out, when I rang the stockist number (which turned out to be a clueless posh woman who presumably did Valentino's PR), that the wretched garment was only on sale in Italy. Thanks a bunch, Stylist!!
Don't waste your time in most shops showing them a picture of the garment allegedly on sale. You will usually be greeted with a blank look and "we don't know what's coming in".
So, a mere three months later skirt is available on the ASOS site. Of course, the jumper that was photographed with it appears to have been available on Uniqlo at the time and is now sold out in my size.
Ooh, that's nice - typical though, they don't have any left in my size. Did manage to find this in my size though . Have ordered the ASOS skirt - now just to acquire a jumper (basically similar to the Warehouse one, but in a camel/beige) for the skirt.
Thanks Decaff - PU and me do not get on as well as I'd like though - tends to stick in all of the wrong places. I may well have a look in store though to see if there's one I can try on to see if this sad state of affairs has changed. [hopeful]
herecomes - teeny-tiny? . Seriously though, the style is a lot more flattering than you'd think if you get one where the waist sits correctly.