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What I've Been Buying In October & WIWT

Okay so I still haven't achieved my target of no purchases but this month I've focused on key pieces I feel I'm going to be living in over the coming months.  Plus of course the long weekend in Majorca at the end of October may have contributed to my purchases :-0  But hey it would have been rude not to take advantage of the savings & it's surprising how much you can squeeze into carry on luggage isn't it?! ;-)

First up this Zara cashmere scarf......yes a little pricey but it's timeless not to mention oh so soft & warm this is a great wardrobe classic so I felt I could justify the higher price.




Zara Cashmere Scarf


Keeping with the cashmere theme is this stunning off the shoulder jumper,  I just love how it's been styled below & it will be perfect for nights when you want to wear something a little bit dressier/sexier but can't bear to be parted from a jumper.




Zara Cashmere Sweater


This black shirt is a great alternative to a denim shirt, similar to the Mango military one I purchased last month but that little bit more fitted.




Zara Loose Fit Shirt


Oops another 'A' line skirt may have slipped in too - I just love the colour, perfect for Autumn.




Zara Faux Leather Skirt


Not such a classic investment piece but a great neutral & of course with my love of all things to do with stars there was no way this slogan jumper wasn't coming home with me.  Plus it is the softest knit ever so perfect for cosy winter days.




Zara Sweater With Text


I've also invested in a couple of extra pieces of footwear - not great when I currently can't wear shoes but at the time of purchase I had no idea I would be getting my toes done let alone as quickly as I did!  I don't know about you but I just love wearing a heel to help make the old legs that little big longer & slimmer so these block heeled boots are a no brainer.  Again classic in design so can be bought out year after year & the Brucie bonus I don't wobble with the thicker heel so don't need to cling onto hubby's arm, meaning I can go solo!  Now I just need my toes to heal so I can wear them for more than a few minutes!




Zara Leather Ankle Boot With Pull Tab


Now I originally ordered the black ones above & these blue ones to choose between the two.....I'm guessing you won't be surprised to hear neither got returned!!  These have a slightly more rounded toe & are super comfy - something that will be coming in handy over the coming weeks!




Zara Leather Ankle Boots With Block Heel


And I also just couldn't resist these - luckily I sized up in these so I'm hoping I might be able to start wearing these beauties again in a week or so :-0




Studded Ballerina Flats


And finally a couple of coat purchases.  Having tried this coat on I never wanted to take it off so oops this too has got a new home!




Wallis W Navy Military Coat


And I just love the relaxed style of this wool coat - warmer than a coatigan so perfect for that laid back look in the cooler months & it made the idea layer when we recently travelled to Majorca for the weekend.




zara Wool Coat


So not a good month in terms of no purchases but some great classic additions.....in my defence there has been much wardrobe sorting & eBaying to help - thank goodness!

Back to today & I'm keeping things comfy & casual & whoop whoop there has been progress in the toe department I can now just about cope with flat trainers for a short amount of time :-)   That's not to say I'm planning on spending the majority of the day resting my toes on the sofa....I could get used to this ;-)


My Midlife Fashion, Plaid blanket check scarf, boden hi top trainers, boyfriend distressed jeans, breton, stripes, boden mariner top


Parka - Hush Homewear
Breton - Boden
Scarf - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Hi Tops - Boden


Styling A Parka, My Midlife Fashion, Hush Fire Parka, Joules Tea Check Berkley Scarf, Boden Hi Tops, Boden breton, stripes, mariner top, mango distressed denim jeans


Jeans - Mango £39.99


So how about you?  Anyone been good?  Or perhaps you've been even naughtier than me?!  Come on ladies time to share your purchases I'd love to hear what you've been splashing the cash on.

See you in the morning & don't forget today's the last day for a Boden discount - there's currently 10% off everything with free delivery & returns.  Click here & use code 8X8X.

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15 comments

  1. Great purchases!

    Hmmm, I bought too much in October! A pair of dark skinny jeans, two necklaces, shoes, a black turtleneck, a wrap - I may have forgotten something... And I already bought some pieces in November - I winter coat (I really needed it), faux leather leggings, and a shirt.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one Andrea & like you a few purchases 'may' have already been made in November too ;-0
      Sounds like you bought some great pieces.
      Jane xx

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  2. Some lovely purchases. Would love to hear some tips on wardrobe sorting - I'm a terrible hoarder and seem to find a reason to hang on to everything!

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  3. It's all so tempting at this time of year isn't it Jane? I just love all of your purchases.... I can Imagine you will get loads of wear out of them!!
    Helen xx











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    1. Thanks Helen & yes far too much temptation & of course writing the blog doesn't help!! Well that's my story & I'm sticking to it ;-)
      Jane xx

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  4. Would love to know your eBay name! So love your style and I think we're the same size too. Pretty please.......

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    1. Hi if you want to drop me an email I'm happy to share it.
      Jane xx

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  5. Yay - we have shoe progress! I always forget about Zara doing cashmere - is it fairly thick? You've made some great purchases there, real staples. Can't wait to see you in them x

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    1. Thanks Natalie & yay to shoe progress :-)
      Yes the scarf is fairly thick - not too bulky just snuggly & soft.
      Jane xx

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  6. Hands up Jane....think I've have been just as bad this month....also thanks to a holiday in Spain and the great exchange rate! I need to seriously reign it in this month! You have made some great purchases though....all will be worn time & time again no doubt! xx

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one Michelle!
      Jane xx

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  7. I love cashmere, so I always think it's worth investing in. Great buys, Jane. Lynne xx

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    1. Yup I think I've come round to this way of thinking with the cashmere Lynne it feels so glorious next to the skin too!
      Jane xx

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  8. The studded ballerina flats are so pretty! I'm terrible at spending bans; I just can't help myself. I'm going to try extra hard not to spend anything on myself during December! xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk - natural beauty, affordable fashion, everyday life

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