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My Picks From The Mint Velvet Sale & WIWT - Brocade & Distressed Denim

Ok hands up I admit it, I just couldn't resist sneaking a peak at Mint Velvet's sale.  Yup I know I DON'T need any more clothes (sorry hubby I know I promised I'd be good!!!) but hey when has that every stopped me?!  Plus with some brands (& Mint Velvet is one of them) it would be criminal not to check out their sale as there really are some great bargains to be had.  Plus if further justification is needed (trust me it helps!!) you just know that with brands such as Mint Velvet any sales bargains are going to be classic investments that will last you many years to come.  After all who doesn't like a bit of relaxed glamour?

So without further ado & before said gems get snapped up here's what's caught my eye & is now going round & round in my head calling to me & tempting me to click the button.

First up is this gorgeous biker dress.  I just love the detailing of this dress, which I could see being so easy just to throw on with some metallic silver sandals and clutch.  

For a truly classic summer dress that's going to look stunning with a denim jacket & gold accessories then what about this lovely classic white brodrais sundress.  Simply perfect for summer holidays & sun kissed skin.

Another great summer dress that has caught my eye & would again look great with a denim jacket is this Carola Print sundress.  Perfect for hot summer days & sightseeing *shopping* on holiday ;-)

Moving onto trousers now & I love these crepe ones, which are true classics.  Perfect for teaming with ballet pumps & a blazer for work, flat sandals & a camisole for holidays & court heels/strappy sandals & a more dressy top for nights out.

Now if you wear jeans half as much as I do, you'll know that they're also a great buy in the sales & I love these dark grey triple zip ones, although be warned some sizes have now sold out!

Of course you won't be surprised when I say I love these next trousers, (well I am a leopard print addict!!) & this looser fit trouser is perfect for taking on holiday & teaming with a camisole & flat sandals.  If I didn't already own some very similar I would definitely be clicking the button for our coming holidays.

Love this next cut out embroidered top.  How stunning would this look with some strappy sandals & boyfriend jeans for a night on the town.  Or teamed with a simple pair of denim shorts & sandals for sightseeing or lazy summer days at home.

Love, love, love this gorgeous soft grey leather biker jacket.  A real wardrobe investment that will look stunning come the cooler months.

Now I previously featured the cream version of this tuxedo jacket in my celebrity style steal last week (see here), which is now only available in a few sizes.  But if you want to invest in a jacket that's going to work for all seasons then this black tuxedo is just perfect.  I get so much wear out of my black tuxedos as they're perfect for smartening up a pair of jeans let alone teaming with wax effect skinnies or faux/leather trousers for an evening out not to mention of course party season at the end of the year!

Moving onto accessories now as they're great for a little treat without breaking the bank.  I love this rose gold skinny belt.  Perfect for adding that bit of style to a simple white t-shirt & jeans plus it will look stunning teamed with an all navy outfit.

Now who can resist a scarf or two?!  I know I certainly can't & I love this shade of pink.  In fact I just love how Mint Velvet have styled it with the stripes & boyfriend jeans & of course it would also look fab with grey jeans & a cosy jumper come autumn too.

This next scarf is just one of those really useful accessorises & I love the bobble edging that adds that bit of interest to an otherwise plain scarf.

Now with our main spell of summer yet to hit us (she says touching wood & crossing all fingers) & summer holidays coming up then these tan metal strap sandals would be extremely useful for going with simply most things.  Not to mention extremely useful if weight is an issue when packing for your holidays, although you might have to act fast as sizes are also selling out in these babies!!!

And finally what about these lovely blue suede court shoes (Elvis eat your heart out!!), you can't tell me these babies won't come in handy come autumn & how stunning would they look teamed with some boyfriend jeans, a simple white shirt & navy blazer.

So come on, anyone else tempted to click the button or have you beaten me to it & already shopped Mint Velvet's sale?

Finally here's what I'm wearing today.

Top - H&M
Leather Cuff - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Next
Bag - Massimo Dutti

Brocade & Distressed Denim

Top - H&M £29.99
Necklace - ASOS £6
Jeans - Mango £39.99
Shoes - Next £42

So what are you wearing today?  I'd love to hear.  Plus of course I'm always free to hear your Mint Velvet sale confessions......come on surely I can't be the only one being taunted?!!

Have a great Monday, I'm probably going to spend the majority of the day tracking my son whose on his first day of work experience.  He's working at a media company in Birmingham & wanted to go for the full on experience including catching the train in.  Of course a recce of walking the 15 minute route from the train station to the offices has been carried out but how much of that went in goodness knows!!!  Hence the 24 hour surveillance on my iPhone, phone numbers in his bag & written instructions just in case!!!  Now I just need to remember to breath, he'll be fine right?!!!

See you in the morning.

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  1. Love the biker dress.....and the leather jacket but I'm trying to be good Jane!! Superb outfit of the day.....gorgeous top! xx

    1. Thanks Michelle, it's so hard being good isn't it when there's so many lovely temptations about!!!
      Jane xx

  2. I've had on my eye on the biker dress for a while but I really don't need another dress!! Adore the leather jacket & embroidered top too, fab choices! x

    1. It's a fab dress Sian, I can really see you in it too....worth a try on?!!!
      Jane xx

  3. Some great picks, Jane. I love the carols print dress and the tan sandals - so tempting! I must be good... Lynne xx

    1. Great choices Lynne, I can especially see you in those tan sandals ;-)
      Jane xx

  4. Great picks Jane, I must admit I loved their collection this year ( the anglaise did it for me) I can really see you in those pants. Loving your outfit today the H&M top is gorgeous. Xx

    1. Thanks Annmarie, they've had a great collection this summer haven't they & the sneak peak I had of their AW collection is seriously gorgeous too!
      Jane xx


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