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ok help me get a autumn /winter wardrobe

(20 Posts)
leolantern Thu 15-Oct-09 17:14:37

Ok I am planning a big shop next week and am in desperate need of some new tops, jeans cardis etc and maybe some brown boots. So far I have got.... wait for it......some fly london molo boots in black in the great sale at office.

Ok I hear you ask what do we have to work with? Well I would rather not spend too much on one particular piece so nothing costing $$$ (sorry dont have a pound sign). I am a size 10 or a small 12 , 5'2"(shorty), I have huge thighs (so no skinny jeans please), dark brown almost black hair, dark eyes and tanned skin, I tend to suit emerald green, purple, and royal blue rather than pastels.
I am a SAHM so no need for suits etc.

leolantern Thu 15-Oct-09 17:46:12


Bleh Thu 15-Oct-09 17:48:43

Have you thought of leggings, and maybe a shirt dress or a long top to go over them? Uniqlo have some good ones in at the moment.

leolantern Thu 15-Oct-09 18:22:32

thenks I have always thought of leggings as a no no with my thighs but maybe with a long enough top...hmmm
I think I need to go to town and just try some stuff on.
would anyone suggest which shops I should try with decent quality stuff?

Thingiebob Thu 15-Oct-09 18:36:22

Sweater/jumper dresses with leggings and your new boots. There are quite a lot of them on the High St at the moment. Can be casual but with accessories and a blazer thrown over the top could be dressy.

Thingiebob Thu 15-Oct-09 18:52:51

I've just realised I don't know what I'm talking about. I regularly look like I fallen out of a bin.

leolantern Thu 15-Oct-09 19:14:49

grin at fallen out of a bin.

bellavita Thu 15-Oct-09 22:25:29

The White Stuff have some lovely things in and I am sure if you put Mumstuff in for the code it is free delivery, however anything over £100 is free delivery anyway. They have lots of nice little dresses in that you could wear with leggings or jeans or thick tights and boots.

I am 5ft nothing and a size 10. I have recently bought a lovely black sweater dress from Monsoon - was about £60, but I have worn it with leggings and boots and with patterned tights and chunky heals.

leolantern Fri 16-Oct-09 06:29:25

thanks bella I will check out monsoon too.
I am only in the uk for a week so I can't do delivery and returns as there woun't be enough time.

bellavita Fri 16-Oct-09 06:45:40

The White Stuff do have shops though :-)

Just realised I mis-spelt heels arrgghhh!

leolantern Fri 16-Oct-09 12:48:18

thanks bella smile

paddingtonbear1 Fri 16-Oct-09 12:53:59

leo if you're anywhere near a John Lewis they stock white stuff, and fat face which is similar - ff have some nice tunics in at the moment, plus stretch cords (not skinny). Some of their trousers incl the cords come in shorter length too.

leolantern Fri 16-Oct-09 12:55:49

great I am planning to go to a face face store next week so will take a look then tunics etc look good I was just nosing around the ff website.

leolantern Fri 16-Oct-09 14:52:58

ooh what does everyone think of this here

bellavita Fri 16-Oct-09 16:04:58

The top is lovely smile

I have just ordered this dress and will wear it with thick tights or leggings.

Jajas Fri 16-Oct-09 16:14:01

Bellavita that dress is gorgeous! I so love all these tunics and dresses over woolly tights and chunky boots.

leolantern Fri 16-Oct-09 17:56:32

That dress is beautiful bella i might be stealing your idea and buying one too smile
did you order it in grey or pea, I quite fancy the pea colour myself.

paddingtonbear1 Fri 16-Oct-09 18:07:24

leo that top is nice. I also like the dress bella linked to, in pea but the pea is sold out in my size!

bellavita Fri 16-Oct-09 18:08:44

I have ordered it in the grey colour smile

Steal away, I don't mind, tis nice to share ideas!

leolantern Sat 17-Oct-09 09:32:34

Thanks bella!

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