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What I've Been Buying In May

Boy oh boy it's that time of the month again.....forgive me hubby for once again I have well & truly sinned!!!!  Although in my defence I did have a dress size hole in my wardrobe so naturally it needed filling ;-)

And what better way to fill it than starting with this stunning striped dress that I have previously featured on my blog all about stripy dresses (see here) & yes for the record it is slightly longer on me than the model & I'm 5'7".







Next up is this abstract top from Zara, which I have already worn & for someone that doesn't wear much patterned clothing (excluding my beloved Bet of course!!!) this just really appealed in a simple kind of way not to mention it's something a little bit different to the hundred & one tops already hanging in said wardrobe!!!  Plus if green's not your thang it's also available in a blue tone.






Of course as soon as I tried this cream boucle dress on that I featured in my blog on cream dresses (click here) it was only ever going to end one way!!!  I'm thinking this will be a great little stylish dress for taking away with me.






Now it wouldn't be a monthly confession without a jacket purchase (I know I already have enough jackets....but seriously how could I resist this baby?!!!) & I did say I needed a grey jacket ;-)  The fact that it's nothing like the style I had in mind is of course a fact we'll skip happily & quickly over!!!  Plus it was purchased with 30% off ;-)






Another dress (yes hubby the dress sized hole is getting filled nicely I promise!!!) & again one I've already featured on the blog not to mention already owned up to - so this one doesn't count in my monthly purchase tally right plus it was purchased with the first 30% Mango offer!






Not a dress but a tunic & yes there is a difference - this one definitely requires some form of bottom half to be worn with it.  Love the laid back look & vibe to this plus the fact it's pale pink means it's something a little bit different to all the cream bohemian tops doing the rounds this time of year & again has already be worn for my press day to Mint Velvet (see here).






Couldn't resist this puff sleeved top from H&M something that little bit different.






Now this sweatshirt from Boden was too good a bargain to resist as by the time I'd applied a discount code & used a voucher it came in at a little over £15 plus it's a great wardrobe staple......plus I think we can all agree that you can never have enough stripes in any wardrobe ;-)






And finally a purchase to satisfy my inner Bet.  Love the cobalt blue border so much that I just couldn't resist - surely scarves & leopard print ones at that are another one of those items that you can never have enough of?!!!  Of course this might just be me ;-0






Finishing with my outfit for today, which looking at the beautiful blue skies outside may soon be swapped for shorts & a t-shirt....that's if the breeze dies down of course!!!




Jumper - Massimo Dutti
T-Shirt - Zara
Scarf - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Pumps - Boden


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Jumper - Next £16
T-Shirt - Next £14
Scarf - Mango £17.99
Jeans - Next £32
Pumps - Next £25


So come on time for your monthly confession.......tell me I'm not the only one that's been a bad girl once again!!!!  Of course my Mango purchases from last week are conveniently being moved to June as they arrived in June......well that's my excuse & I'm sticking to it ;-)  Plus seeing as we have no internet connection following our Home Hub literally going up in smoke from what we think was a power surge after the horrific lightening & thunder storm yesterday it's safe to say hubby is breathing a huge sign of relief that there will be no internet 'research' being done for today at least!!!!

Have a great day & see you in the morning.

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24 comments

  1. I'm still on the search for a stripe dress Jane, I got outbid on an eBay one sadly! I can't remember what I've bought, not a lot I'm sure! X

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    1. Sharron you're too good ;-)
      Jane xx

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  2. The striped dress is simply PERFECT. I love everything about it. I look forward to seeing you wear it. I also LOVE the tunic from Mango and have almost purchased it several times- ha ha. I was worried about the length which is what held me back. I was hoping for a dress. I'll have to see you wear it maybe. All the pieces you got are pretty awesome. Enjoy

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    1. Aww thanks Athena...how tall are you? I'm 5'7" & although it's short it's not too short especially for summer. Will wear it as soon as the weather heats up enough so you can see.
      Jane xx

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  3. Beautiful choices! Love your casual chic look too!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm not adding up anything as I fear I may have a coronary if I do...love your new purchases. I agree , one can never have too may stripes in ones wardrobe!

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    1. Amanda it's scary not sure what I started with this monthly what I've been buying...each month I say I don't need anything each month I purchase ;-0 One day I may surprise myself & everyone else & not purchase a thing....on the other hand pigs might fly!!!
      Jane xx

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  5. Some cracking new purchases Jane.....think you shall have to be renamed Zara and Mango addict though, lol!! Love your super casual for today xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle & funnily enough I was thinking the exact same thing!!!
      Jane xx

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  6. LOVE that jumper from Next in that last pic. Totally totally gorgeous x

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  7. stripes can never do wrong in my eyes so i am totally loving that dress (and have been eyeing up similar also!) and teh breton top is perfection!X

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I just love anything stripy in fact I think the only patterns I really do are stripes & leopard print!!
      Jane xx

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  8. The H&M top is amazing!! I have fallen in love with River Island at the moment - they have some amazing prints for jumpsuits and dresses that I have ordered from Asos! xx

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    1. Thanks Joanna, I love all the jumpsuits you've recently ordered. Can't wait to see your new haul of dresses too!
      Jane xx

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  9. Great purchases - sure you'll enjoy wearing all of them. Not spent an awful lot in May - bought a lovely dress from DP plus shorts, 3 tops and a pair of sandals from Dune. I do feel rather guilty as my wardrobe is bursting with spring/summer things to wear - lots with labels still on. So need to stop myself spending any more until the sales when I can justify the spend!!!

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    1. Hi, I know what you mean I'm still hoping for a glorious summer so I can get my wear out of my new summer dresses!!!
      Jane xx

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  10. Erm yep I spent £0.00 in May...! A little in June already admittedly, about £30 so far. Car insurance, last few weeks of pregnancy = no point even having a budget or looking about really.

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    1. Oh Lou you are good, I bet you're getting excited about the arrival of your little one :-)
      Jane xx

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    1. Thanks Emma....I may have ordered a few more already this month from Mango ;-0
      Jane xx

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  12. I wasn't too bad in May tbh but it looks like I'm making up for it in June! I've already bought my winter coat, a parka from ASOS & I'm feeling super smug about it! I love your confession posts & its really great to see all your purchases together! Ax

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    1. Wow you're doing well Andrea.....I fear I might have been just as naughty in June!!! ;-0
      Jane xx

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