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So, what's the best thing you've bought this Summer?

(29 Posts)
Mumsnut Fri 31-Jul-09 11:38:06

Martinique dresses from Johnnie for me: comfy but make me feel and look as if I've made an effort.

missmelly Fri 31-Jul-09 11:54:33

have had no luck on the shopping front at all this season

llareggub Fri 31-Jul-09 11:55:46

An umbrella.

StinkyFart Fri 31-Jul-09 11:59:47

yy to boden - I have the riviera and it's lush


aquavit Fri 31-Jul-09 12:05:16

White Lilly dress from Fatface (it has pockets!) and <whispers> leggings to wear under it and all other too-short more thigh-chafing or shaving, lots more leg!

janeite Fri 31-Jul-09 15:08:18

A white skirt with cowboys on it - love it!

MitchyInge Fri 31-Jul-09 15:10:14

pimms and gin and gin and pimms and fruit and lemonade

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 15:11:20

a kew t shirt.
Dorothy perkins slouch handbag this kind of thing
and some dangly ethnic earrings from claires that everyone admires

janeite Fri 31-Jul-09 15:11:55

Mmmmm Pimms...I have a bottle unopened in the cupboard - but am too dosed up on tablets at the mo to indulge.

Ooh I bought a watermelon too!

squeaver Fri 31-Jul-09 15:12:07

I've "discovered" Comptoire des Cottoniers this year. Love their long-sleeved tops.

And Rose, obv.

squeaver Fri 31-Jul-09 15:13:02

That should be with an accent on the e. Not some random woman name Rose.

southeastastra Fri 31-Jul-09 15:14:22

topshop green check shirt, love it so much, it reminds me of my fav one in teh 80s

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 31-Jul-09 15:19:45

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BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 15:20:29

ah re birkies
they are too big
god market in barely worn ones onebay - i got £12 for mine.

you ned a size smaller
i love mine now - hate the gizeh ones though

Oliveoil Fri 31-Jul-09 15:22:09

flouncy shirt with long sleeves to keep the sun off

cropped trousers

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 15:22:37

hola olive! its me wink

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 15:22:51

how shit is the shopping then?!

janeite Fri 31-Jul-09 15:24:50

Badgersarse - is that YOU (as in you know you?) Or are you MrsBadger?

I like that squishy DP bag.

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 31-Jul-09 15:25:08

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BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 15:28:08

its me
I got hte bag in purple - kind of the purple that tutti fruttis came in.
its so comfy over the shoulder.
kew t shirt good as is long and thick

Oliveoil Fri 31-Jul-09 15:29:02

oooh g'day

australia is so fab, I have been on a picnic today with dd2 by the ocean spotting whales - non today boo hiss - but they have been seen by the beach up the road, mum and calf

shopping is fine tbh

I have mainly been wearing the stuff I got from uk (did big shop before I came) and it is winter atm - hahahahaha 22 degrees WINTER - so I just wear a hoodie in the morning until it warms up

tons of little shops with good stuff, tons of crap as well, probably have to pay more for something nice than in the uk

however, I live mostly in shorts and flip flops so I do not feel the need to go spending

I thought of you the other day when this woman went past in the WORST pair of jeans in the world, so unflattering

janeite Fri 31-Jul-09 15:29:42

Purple tuttifruities - yum. Do they still make them?

I have really, really narrow feet, so Birkies are a disaster on me.

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 15:29:52

How is your mum managing?
and MIL

Oliveoil Fri 31-Jul-09 15:31:28

not meaning that you wear shit jeans (!!), just a fgs do you not have a mirror woman. It would have made a MN thread about crap jeans that reach your armpits

Oliveoil Fri 31-Jul-09 15:33:31

my parents are coming out next year (my sister with fat wallet paying)

inlaws, hmmm, they really miss girls but talk (and skype) all the time. They can't come as MIL's dad is 90 and doddery and can't be left

it probably is hard on them but their family is scattered all over the world so they are used to distance tbh

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