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What I've Been Buying + WIW - Boxing Day

my midlife fashion, john lewis and partners samantha rectangle shade, john lewis and partners beth ceramic lamp base

Morning ladies & happy Boxing Day.  Before I share my outfit I thought today would be a good day to share with you some recent purchases both on the home, beauty & fashion front.  

Starting with the above stunning blue & white table lamps.  If you follow me on Instagram you'll know I have a huge obsession with blue & white vases & have amassed quite a collection from vintage fairs, so when I spotted the above table lamps I knew they would be perfect for my hallway.

j crew vintage straight jean in rip and repair

Now a lot of my recent purchases on the clothes front have been preloved buys but there have been a couple of new additions that are new.  Firstly this cropped straight leg pair of jeans, which are a much nicer denim finish than shown above (in fact I'm wearing them today!).  These have just the right amount of distressing if you don't want to compete with your daughter, that add the right amount of interest & are cropped just above the ankle bone with a nice straight leg fit.  In terms of sizing I went for my normal size, which is a 25.

sezane babeth blouse

Babeth Blouse, available in black & ecru here 

The other item of clothing I've bought recently is this timeless 'V' neck navy blouse.  I have something similar in design in black & find it incredibly useful for dressing up or down & wearing under a blazer/biker that I've been on the lookout for a navy style for a while.  Again in terms of sizing this fits true to size.

jo malone orange bitters limited edition cologne

The last of my recent purchases are all beauty related.  Starting with Jo Malone's limited edition Orange Bitters Cologne, which I love worn on it's own or paired with Tuberose Angelica.

rodial glamoxy snake mask

Having recently fallen in love with some of Rodial's skin products (see here) I've been adding to my collection with the above skin mask, which can initially be a little hard to get out of the tube but is definitely worth the effort.  This is a peel off mask, which is quite relaxing to peel away after leaving a thin layer on your face & neck for 15-20 minutes & leaves your skin feeling incredibly fresh, smooth & brighter/radiant. 

rodial dragons blood sculpting gel

The final product I've recently treated myself to is a new face cream, again by Rodial.  This sculpting gel smells incredible, absorbs into the skin immediately & is easy to apply with a handy push down dispenser allowing you to not use too much product.  Designed to define facial contours & add volume to sagging skin it's also 100% vegan & vegetarian & a definite new favourite of mine.

Back to today & after a fabulous day yesterday it's all about the oversized knit for a cosy day in at home & of course a Boxing Day walk with the fur babies in the hope of walking off some of the excesses from yesterday!

my midlife fashion, acne studios oversized wool turtleneck sweater, marks and spencer stiletto heel velvet ankle boots, j crew vintage straight jeans rip and repair

my midlife fashion, acne studios oversized wool turtleneck sweater, marks and spencer stiletto heel velvet ankle boots, j crew vintage straight jeans rip and repair

Jumper - Acne Studios
Jeans - J Crew - now in the sale!
Boots - Marks & Spencer *

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Jumper - Fat Face
Jeans - J Crew - now in the sale!
Boots - Next

Have a wonderful Boxing Day ladies, I don't know about you but our fridge is groaning full of food & treats, but that's what Christmas is all about isn't it.  Oh & talking of treats Hush have got 20% off everything here!

Back as always in the morning.

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  1. Great look Jane! I have yet to try the Jo Malone Orange Bitters cologne...sounds like something that I would love. Does it maintain an orangey scent throughout the day? Happy Boxing Day to you!

    1. Hi Deborah yes the scent lasts really well & is definitely my new favourite & would highly recommend it. Love it layered with the Tuberose Angelica too!
      Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas & a relaxing Boxing Day.
      Jane xx


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