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New Outfit Post - A Splash Of Red!

Three more sleeps until hubby returns - whoop whoop.....I'm sure I'm not going to sleep come Thursday night!  :-)

Bringing out the red capris today seeing as the weather is still so glorious - I can't believe it's already the last day of September, this year is whizzing by!!

Shirt - Massimo Dutti
Necklace - bought in Majorca
Bracelet - Massimo Dutti
Belt - bought in Majorca
Trousers - Zara
Bag - Boden
Slip Ons - Boden

Red,Chambray & Leopard Print

Shirt - Mango £29.99
Necklace - Mango £9.99
Trousers - Boden £59
Slip Ons - Boden £69
Bag - Boden £79

Have a great Tuesday!

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New Outfit Post - A Breton, Distressed Denim & Leopard Print

Start of a new week & I'm now in the final countdown to hubby's return, four more sleeps & counting....I CAN'T wait!!!!

Keeping things simple for the start of the week with my Mint Velvet zipped breton, boyfriend jeans & leopard print.

Top - Mint Velvet
Bag - Clarks
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Mint Velvet

Breton, Leopard Print & Tan

Jeans - Mango £44.99
Ballet Pumps - Boden £59

Here's to the next four days flying by!

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My Conclusion On the Wallis Style Adviser, My Picks From The Sale & WIWT

So this is my final post on the Wallis Style Adviser app & what can I say except it's got a lot to answer for!  Yup it really has been fantastic (hubby says lethal!) at suggesting some great new additions for my wardrobe.

Of course we all know I like to shop but seriously, when you're getting tempted by stunning beauties that would make stylish & classic additions to your wardrobe could you resist?!!

Now I know many of you are much stronger willed than me but to prove my point I thought it only fair to show *tempt* you ;-) with a selection of the stunners that have been taunting me.  Plus seeing as Wallis currently have up to 50% off, today seemed like the perfect opportunity.

So first up the Style Adviser suggested this gorgeous reefer jacket.  A great addition to any wardrobe as it's a style that you know is simply never going to date.  Plus it has the ability to make any outfit instantly look styled & chic just by throwing it on.

Next I was tempted by this stunning berry dress (which is also available in black, red or teal).  I just love how it's styled in the below picture but I reckon it would also look fab with some chunky biker boots layered under a biker jacket & scarf for a casual daytime look.

I was also tempted by this lace dress - ideal to team with a black blazer not to mention wear for the coming Christmas festivities.  And if you like the dress but blacks not your colour it's also available in berry.  Not to mention it's currently a complete steal at £22.50!

Of course you don't need to know me too well to know that I'm going to love the simplicity of this animal print dress.  Again a great one for throwing on with a biker jacket & boots.  Plus it would make a great summer dress for next year teamed with some simple sandals.

Now I don't need any more jackets/coats (perhaps if I tell myself this enough times it will actually get through lol!) but this is gorgeous.  Perfect for wearing to work, parties or even dressed down with some distressed denim of a weekend.

A little bit pricey but how stunning is this sheepskin gilet, just gorgeous & again a timeless & classic addition.

As soon as the Style Adviser suggested this next item I was totally sold.  I love how the jumper has been styled with the leather pencil skirt & seeing as I have a fair bit of faux leather hanging in my wardrobe for Autumn, I feel it would be rude not to give it a try & it just may have landed in my basket ;-)  Plus I can also see this working with my faux leather loose fit trousers & leopard print slip ons too.

The only thing is which colour to go for as it's also available in the following colours.

Now I've already featured this bag on my previous post on the Style App (see here) but that was before they sold it in grey.....just stunning & I'm now wondering if I could possibly justify this colour too as I have found my black one so useful already & I don't have a large grey bag!

As you can see the Style Adviser knows I love my bling & thinking ahead to party season these black glitter sandals would be perfect for teaming with a simple little black dress.

How expensive does this necklace look?  Certainly a lot more than the £8.75 it's currently on offer for that's for sure...so much so that I have clicked the button & indeed have already worn it a couple of times!  Style Adviser I'm blaming you!!!

And I may have also slipped this stunner in too as I think it has a great deal of potential ;-)

See what I mean about the Style Adviser being great with it's suggestions?!  I can honestly say I would wear everything that I've featured above.

Now I'm very lucky as Wallis very kindly let me choose an item suggested by the Adviser to style & whilst it wasn't an easy decision on what to pick I eventually decided on the reefer coat as surprise surprise I don't own a navy version & it's a style/colour I've been tempted by the last two winters to add to my collection, having found my black one so useful.

Needless to say the coat doesn't disappoint.  It's made from a lovely twill fabric (91% polyester, 5% elastane & 4% wool), has lovely gunmetal matt buttons & is even machine washable.  I ordered my normal size, which was the size also suggested by the Style Adviser & it's a perfect fit.  Fitted enough to wear with just a shirt underneath but not too snug that I won't be able to add a jumper or extra layer come the cooler months.  

As soon as I unpacked it I knew instantly how I wanted to style it & that was dressed down with some distressed jeans, a classic white fitted shirt & a splash of Bet.  Which in my view is the perfect combination.

Coat - Wallis Currently £56
Necklace - bought in Majorca
Shirt - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Next
Bracelet - J Crew £125

All I need now is for the weather to turn a bit colder so I can start wearing it!!!

Finishing with what I'm wearing today.

Blazer - Zara
T-Shirt - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Bag - Clarks
Slip Ons - Boden

Cream, Grey & Tan

Jacket - Mango £59.99
T-Shirt - Mango £17.99
Jeans - Zara £39.99

So what do you think of the reefer coat.  Is this a style coat you have hanging in your wardrobe & would be lost without come the cooler months?  What about the Style Adviser,  have you given it a whirl yet?  If not why not?!  It really is a great little tool that can also be blamed for the odd purchase or two you just simply 'had to have' ;-)  Don't forget there's currently up to 50% off for the next two days so if you haven't done so already you should definitely take a peak at what Wallis has to offer.

As always I love receiving & reading your comments & views, so let me know what you think.

Have a great Sunday, I'm off out for a girly day with my mum consisting of a bit of shopping & lots of fun!  

See you in the morning.

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30% Off Mango Plus My OOTD

After looking at Boden yesterday & taking advantage of their 20% off plus free postage & returns offer (use code H9P3) my halo for being a good wifey whilst hubby is currently working hard in India went right out the window :-0  So in my book this means I might as well fall off the wagon in style & take a peak at Mango too as with 30% off everything it would be rude not to!!  

Of course we all know this can only go one way but what can I say except while the cat's away this mouse is going to play ;-)

Now I 'may' have already placed an order & whilst I haven't ordered all the beauties below seeing as the offer runs till midnight tonight there's still plenty of time for me to realise how much I need & can't live without the items I've picked out....but I am trying to be good 'honest guv' ;-)

I'm going to try & wear a few more dresses this winter so dresses seemed a great place to start looking at what's on offer.  

As soon as I saw this dress I felt it had potential.  Available in red as shown below & also blue or green, I think this could look fab teamed with my new Clarks biker boots & biker jacket & for £13.99 with the discount it surely has to be tried no?!!

Mango Check Shirt Dress Currently £13.99

I also love the look of this printed dress, such a gorgeous neckline for layering with a couple of gold necklaces.  I've love to style this dressed up with a blazer & court shoes as much as I would with biker boots & jacket or layered with a simple long length boyfriend cardigan.

Mango Printed Dress Currently £24.49

Love the simplicity & colours of this check shift dress.  Although as some one that feels the cold the lower back neckline would mean I couldn't layer a thermal underneath so I think it's safe to say for me I'm going to have to pass.

Moving onto coats now & this boucle coat looks so snuggly & warm.  A really beautiful shade of grey, which although patterned would be great for going with so many colours in my wardrobe.

Now I've always been a fan of tan & grey worn together but seriously if I didn't own a camel coat I would be buying this beauty in an instant - simple, chic & elegant, what more could you ask for & is a look a definite mean to re-create over the cooler months.

And the same goes for this gorgeous grey coat too.  In fact thinking about it I don't actually own a grey coat (one of the few ones colours I don't admittedly) & would love this teamed with some of my distressed jeans, a simple white shirt & maybe a darker grey trilby....oh oh my finger is getting twitchy!!!

Luckily I have my Bet box ticked in the faux fur department so although I love this hubby is safe that it won't be winging it's way to me anytime soon.  But if you're on the look out for a leopard print coat with the 30% discount this brings the cost down considerably.

I'm also loving this sweatshirt in all 3 colours.  It would be such a great addition for my wardrobe as it would go with so many of the neutrals hanging in there.  So useful for teaming with a white shirt & distressed jeans & my leopard print slip ons as it would dressed up with my faux leather 'A' line skirt.  The question is which colour to go for?!!

But then this camo-print one is equally stunning too!

Or what about this sequinned version, perfect for the coming festive season.

Or this American heart.

Now I wore this shirt yesterday & totally love it.  It has a really flattering neckline & is a great length for dressing down jeans.  I've had a few comments of where the shirt is from so I thought it would be rude not to include it in today's post.

Love, love, love this chambray/cotton shirt, which has a great boyfriend vibe to it.  Plus its the most gorgeous shade of blue.

In fact the above shirt would look stunning teamed with these cigarette length grey trousers.  I really fancy getting a darker grey pair for winter as an alternative to jeans this year so these are definitely being added to my short list.

And seeing as I've already mentioned the festive season & sparkles, what better addition for this time of year than this lovely sequin miniskirt .  Yes it's short but when teamed with some thick black opaques, a simple white 'V' neck t-shirt & black blazer I think this would look absolutely stunning.

As would this faux leather pencil skirt, again teamed with a white t-shirt & loose fit blazer & my leopard print slip ons - how cool?!!

Moving onto footwear & these pointed flat suede shoes would be a great addition, so extremely useful plus at £27.99 a fantastic price too!

Dare I say I'm also very tempted by these black suede buckle boots too.

Finally of course I wouldn't turn down a Chanel quilted bag but whilst I'm waiting to win the lottery this quilted number would make a great alternative at a fraction of the price & cross-body bags are just sooo useful.

Or what about this nude version.

Now I don't know if you've notice but there seems to be a lot of fringe detailing around at the moment.  I'm not sure it's something I'm going to buy into but the more I see it the more I'm falling in love with it & this looks a gorgeous bag, which also happens to be available in black too.

Of course we all know I can't resist a bit of Bet & this double wrap fur bracelet is gorgeous but seeing as I already own a leopard print bracelet I'm guessing I should resist.  The trouble is it's such a fab price & would make a great Crimbo pressie.

Now the below checked scarf looks exactly the same as my Zara one that I got last year & just love.  I found mine so useful last winter for wrapping round me & keeping me warm even when teamed with just a simple blazer that if you're tempted I'd advise not to hesitate as they're stunning.

And finally I'm very tempted by this snake print scarf - a real beauty that would look fab teamed with my khaki skinnies & a white shirt.

Oh dear so many temptations, so little time....do I be good, click the button or just stick with my original order of a couple of pieces?!!!  Luckily for hubby & our bank balance I'm in sole charge of the karate run this morning & then I'm off out on a sneaky late lunch date with our son after watching him at karate.   Then once home I've got a mega long 'to do' list which I madly drew up to keep me distracted & to avoid missing hubby.  

Dare I say that on the list it includes the writing of our Christmas cards & the start of the wrapping of all the Christmas presents I have brought so far!!!  Yes I know I'm TOTALLY bonkers & it's a little early to start getting ahead on the festivities but if it keeps me out of trouble you won't hear hubby or our bank manager complaining ;-)

Having said that I'm knocking off tonight & am planning to enjoy the odd chocolate & bubbles for Strictly, which might prove a good *lethal* time to click the button!!!

Finally here's what I'm wearing today.  Bet you can't tell I'm loving my new Boden slip ons lol!!!  Thought I'd team them today with my faux leather leggings, oversized white shirt & a boucle jacket.

Jacket - Massimo Dutti
Shirt - Zara
Necklace - Massimo Dutti
Faux Leather Leggings - Zara
Slip On Trainers - Boden
Bag - Wallis

Monochrome With Leopard Print

Blazer - Mango £59.99
Shirt - Next £36
Faux Leather Leggings - Next £28
Slip On Trainers - Boden Currently £55.20
Bag - Wallis £59

So what about you, have you brought anything in the Mango bonanza?!  I'd love to hear what you've ordered or what's tempting you.  Just don't forget to use code '5WEEKEND'!

Have a fab Saturday, as we're half way through hubby's time away from home I think I may have to have an extra glass of bubbles to celebrate!! Cheers :-)

See you in the morning.

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