Sunday, 4 October 2015

What I've Been Buying In September & WIWT

These monthly confessions sure as hell roll by don't they?!

Naturally me being me there have been a few Zara purchases made including these lovely pointed ballet pumps, which look far more expensive than they cost.

Zara Embossed Print Ballerina Flats

In fact they're on a roll with their shoes this season as these mid heel courts have also been purchased.

Zara Mid Heel Shoes

Along with these ankle boots, which although high are a sturdy sensible heel & what I particularly liked is that the boots are pretty fitted on the ankle.

Zara Leather Cowboy Heeled Ankle Boots

As soon as I spotted this shirt it was love as I just love the military touches.  A great alternative to a denim shirt & perfect for layering plus the material is lovely & soft.  I'm planning on layering this up with grey as it's a really dark shade of navy.

Mango Military Soft Shirt

Something that has already been worn several times & was purchased after more wardrobe detoxing & eBaying is this beauty.

Mango Buttoned Jacket

Also I seem to have had a bit of success from H&M this month.  As I've previously mentioned on the blog this shirt had me as soon as I spotted the gorgeous collar.  I had to size down in this & as I've previously mentioned don't be put off by the length of it, it's really easy to wear tucked in.

H and M Shirt Dress

Again this blouse had me with the frill detailing.

H and M Blouse With Frills

And if you follow me on Instagram you'll already know this stunning navy & gold maxi dress was also snapped up from H&M last weekend.  I can't wait to layer it over my Marks biker jacket.  Again size wise I had to size down in this.  

Talking of H&M for anyone who's tempted there's a free delivery code doing the rounds (3143) but hurry it's only valid until the end of today.

H and M Chiffon Dress

And finally I thought I'd give the cropped trouser a whirl for Autumn.

Zara Straight Cropped Trousers

Just the one discount code for today - Wallis have 24% off for today only.  They've got some stunning pieces currently in stock.  So forgetting all my recent purchases I'm now currently eyeing up these beauties.

How gorgeous is this red dress, a real classic that would be perfect for the festive season.

Wallis W Asian Necklace Dress

And although I've yet to jump on the culotte band wagon this next look is seriously tempting me - elegant, stylish & comfy what's not to love?!

Wallis W Sleeveless Cowl Neck Tunic Jumper and Wallis W Split Waistband Culotte

If you're thinking of trying out some leather look leggings this season then these are a great buy for the money & I just love how they've been styled with this chunky knit.  Such a useful jumper that would equally look fab teamed with boyfriend jeans & trainers for casual weekend attire or teamed with a leather effect pencil skirt, such as this one (currently £21.28).

Wallis W Colour Block Knitted Jumper & Wallis Leather Effect Pull On Leggings

And this jacket would be perfect for teaming with leather leggings.

Wallis Grey Zip Jacket

As you may have already gathered I'm loving all things military inspired this season, including this click or not to click, that is the question!!

Wallis Black Military Cape Coat

And finally if you're on the look out for a stunning winter coat then how gorgeous is this long red one?!

Wallis W Red Judo Coat

Back to today & sticking with flats for comfort, here's what I'm wearing.

My Midlife Fashion, Styling a white shirt, Boden Glitter slip ons, zara distressed denim boyfriend jeans

Shirt - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Watch - Jord Watches
Slip Ons - Boden

Classic White Shirt, My Midlife Fashion, John Lewis Helen Stretch Shirt, Mango distressed jeans, boden sparkly slip ons

Shirt - John Lewis £39
Jeans - Mango £39.99
Slip Ons - Boden £49

So what about you, have you taken the plunge & started adding to your AW15 wardrobe or are you still looking & waiting to see what's coming into store?

I'd love to hear what's got you clicking the button.  Perhaps you've resisted as there's a special something you're holding out for & are currently waiting on a discount code.  If so I'd love to hear.

Decisions, decisions - to polish halo or not to polish halo, what's a girl to do when Wallis' discount only lasts for today?!!  Hope everyone has a fab Sunday & don't forget click here to take advantage of the  24% discount at Wallis!

See you in the morning.

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Saturday, 3 October 2015

WIWT - Metallics & A Biker

Happy Saturday ladies.  

A quiet morning at home today as our son has decided to take a few weeks off karate while he throws himself full swing into work.  Which is probably a good thing as he's actually working all weekend this week & I have to admit it's rather nice not having to be tied to karate times on a Saturday, especially when it's usually bang in the middle of the day.

Still suffering with my back but thankfully it seems a little bit better since my sports massage (hour of torture!) so I'm keeping with trainers in the hope this will help keep the niggles at bay.  Then as I'm needing to wear layers to keep my old back warm I'm teaming a metallic skirt I managed to pick up in the Zara sale at Christmas for £5 with my black biker & a simple white tee.

My Midlife Fashion, metallic skirt, zara leather biker jacket, mango leather trousers

Biker Jacket - Zara
T-shirt - Zara
Skirt - Zara
Trainers - Mango
Bag - Zara

Metallics And A Biker, My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Quilted faux leather biker jacket, mango lace up leather trainers, mango patch pocket t shirt, marks and spencer metallic effect skirt

Biker Jacket - Marks & Spencer £59
T-Shirt - Mango £17.99
Trainers - Mango £44.99

We're off into Birmingham later to watch our son in action as he's helping with part of the filming for the Selfridges four day Live & Loud event.   It will be lovely to watch him at work & have a wander round Grand Central.  Then we're planning on staying out for an early dinner before crashing in front of Strictly :-)

Hope everyone has a fab day.

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