Sunday, 4 November 2012

The best use of time on a Sunday

..Is to spend it queuing through the Dartford tolls, just to reach Lakeside, so some new vest tops can be purchased from Primark.

Poor husband. In fairness to myself, he wanted to use the opportunity to peruse the latest laptops on offer for his pre-Christmas splurge. (Let's skate over the fact that we could have done that much closer to home, ahem). Upon witnessing the horrendous queue resulting from the closure of the second tunnel, the husband suggested we head to Bluewater instead. Unfortunately for him, I was behind the wheel and too stubborn to give in. One hour of colourful language later and we were through. Bloody Lakeside, bloody shopaholic tendencies of mine and stubborn old goat personality.

I intended to purchase a good handful of the longer length vest tops that I love so much for layering beneath jumpers and sheer tops. Of course, after the 'trying' journey we had endured, the colours I wanted (black and white) were nowhere to be seen in my size. Why would they be? This is Primark after all. Grrrr. I did manage to purchase a navy and nude shade that fit seamlessly into the winter wardrobe so all was not lost. As this only brought me to the grand total of £4 I decided to add to my wares and snapped up some thermal socks and a blue and white print dress for work. Beyond chuffed until I arrived home, hung it up and noticed a hole underneath one of the armpits. Not. My. Day.

But, oh well, I have an excuse to return and rummage in more depth now (always difficult when the husband is tagging along, bless him, he is really very good and quite easily appeased with sweets and his kindle, but still).

Now for weekend outfits, last night I had a catch -up with friends over dinner. First opportunity to wear my TK Maxx Antoni and Alison bargain:

Nude long line vest: Primark
Cream linen mix top: H & M
Grey jacket: Antoni and Alison
Zebra scarf: Zara
Oxblood coated skinnies: H & M
Black wedge heels: Faith
Bag: Mulberry East West Bayswater
Leather cuff: Mulberry
And again today:

Beige long line vest: Primark
Burgundy boxy jumper: H & M
Horse print scarf: Dorothy Perkins
Leather cuff: Mulberry
Light blue jeans: River Island
Shearling cuff boot: Red or Dead at Schuh

Grey jacket: Antoni and Alison
Grey wrist warmers: H & M
Bag: Mulberry postman's lock hobo
Now obviously I am a completely pap photographer, although in my defence, taking pictures on an iPhone in a dimly lit room at night is quite a challenge. The day pictures are slightly better but still leave a lot to be desired. May have to purchase the new camera before Christmas, have mentioned to the husband but he is knee deep in laptop research right now so it may be a few more weeks... could just purchase one myself but ultimately that is a recipe for disaster, I will probably end up picking on on how shiny it is. Hmmm, will have a think.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Downton soon. I am not moving from the sofa!

17 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I have recently come across your blog when I was researching Mulberry bags (I want to purchase my 1st soon)-I love love love your Postmans Lock hobo!Could you tell me is it really hard to get things out as the flap of the bag is so big?!

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  2. Hi Victoria, the style is obviously different to other bags but I wouldn't say it is difficult, there is a knack to it though. I love it too because it's very secure - less chance of someone putting their hand in your bag! xx

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  3. Thanks for the quick reply-I do love the look of it, I really want to make the leap and buy a Mulberry but would hate to make the wrong choice as there not cheap!Do you have to take the bag off your shoulder to get things out? Thanks again! :-)

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  4. Nope, can easily unlock it and put my hand in if needed. Go for it I say, the quality is second to none and they are so classic they will last a lifetime! Beware they are addictive though, I have two now and only see myself adding in the future! xx

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  5. One more question is the leather soft? Have you noticed the leather changing over time?
    I believe when you say they are addictive, I think when I start I won't ever use any other brands again!

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  6. Haha yes indeed, I did have a think about diversifying and had a look at some Marc Jacobs bags but it just wasn't the same somehow! Yes the leather is nice and soft and hasn't changed at all over time. I use a spray that is recommended by Mulberry called Collonil waterstop (they sell it in the Mulberry shop. This helps protect it further (only need to use it every few months). xx

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  7. Thanks for all your advice i'll let you know what I decide!!:-)

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  8. I love your Mulberry bag! The whole outfit looks brilliant and so well put together! I'm so glad I just stumbled across your blog because I LOVE it! Definitely following you now :)

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  9. Thank you hun, will follow right back : ) XX

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  10. Adore your jacket!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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    1. Thank you Adele, it is nicely lined too so very warm : ) xx

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  11. Lovely outfits!!
    I've tagged you on my blog for the Leibster award!

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    xxx

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    1. Ah thank you Hun I will have a look xx

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  12. Well I have to say you are the best dressed teacher I have seen for a while although there is one young teacher at my little boy's school who is also worthy of a mention :o) Love the mix of high end and cheaper items - a bit like me with the mix and match budget. Oh and it would be rude to spend just £4 in Primark - let's just add another few items to the total afterall you did have to sit in the Dartford Tolls for so long.

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  13. Haha thanks, and yes completely agree it would be rude to only spend £4 in Primark! Completely agree in regards to high end and high street also, a few high end items mixed in is key, the British high street is so good these days that it works perfectly, and you get so much more for your money! But a few little designer items are always nice : ) xx

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