I went shopping on Bank Holiday Monday, I just popped into our local shopping centre for a little wander about. I had some vouchers that I needed to use up in House of Fraser and I have been a bit fed up with feeling cold so I wanted to buy a couple of lighter weight spring jumpers. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the stock available but may be that was as much to do with the weather as anything else. I have been keen to sort my summer wardrobe out but it is too cold to wear it yet. But my winter layers have had to go! Too dark, not the right colours so as you know I am struggling again, something I complain about every time the seasons change.
I bought two jumpers in House of Fraser, one was virtually free due to said vouchers, not complaining about that!
First up just a very basic cashmere jumper from Hallhuber in a pale pink / blush and at £79 a very good price.
And then this Navy Stripe Knit from Mint Velvet at £59, now I know I said no more stripes but I failed! This top is lightweight, lose and will see me through spring (now) and into summer. I can wear it with denim jeans and white jeans and I can wear it around my shoulders 'just in case'.
I then headed into Gap, which hasn't impressed me much just recently but I was given a discount card for 40% off the new collection so I had to at least have a look ... I decided to give their new Sculpt Denim Jeans a go, they are £69.95 but with 40% off definitely worth a try. A white blouse also caught my eye (Long Sleeve Peplum Top £44.95), now I am not really supposed to wear pure weight and mostly I am buying ivory but I really loved the shape of this one.
And then looking back at my past summer wardrobe. The thing with summer in the UK is that well it so rarely actually gets warm, so we buy all this lovely stuff (and I do LOVE summer clothes) but it never wears out as it hardly ever gets worn. Even two weeks in the sun means very light dresses and lots of bikinis!
I love my denim shorts from Mint Velvet, they are a good few years old now but they seem to have just the right amount of stretch and they are not too tight. This top is also from Mint Velvet and will make it into this years wardrobe again too.
I love this 'pom pom' trim top again from Mint Velvet. The trousers had to go as they go too big for me but this top looks great with denim jeans and shorts.
This was another simple top I picked up from Zara last year - love the shape and it is similar to the new Gap one I have. It is a M though so not sure if it might look a bit big this year but I am hanging onto it for now! Can you spot a theme!?
These two dresses come out every year! Boden Jersey Halter Necks, they are so comfortable, ideal on holiday, don't crease and are flattering. I've not seen anything similar in this years range yet.
I always buy a pair of Gap Leather Flip Flops, I wear them at home mostly but they are comfortable and easy and look stylish! Lots of different colours available.
So that is how my wardrobe is continuing to shape up right now. It's freezing here today and I am in jeans and a jumper. I am off to see my parents and was hoping to sit in their lovely garden but that is not looking likely.
I will share with you a few new items from Hush and Boden when I next get time and do follow me on Instagram where I will post me wearing some of these outfits, see how I style them!
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