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Wednesday wishlist

This week, I’m channelling autumn. I love everything about this season; the crunchy leaves underneath our feet, the colder nip in the air, snuggling up to scarves when we venture outside, the autumnal smell in the air, a roaring fire.

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Red tartan blanket scarf, £15, River Island

One way I can tell I’m getting excited about autumn is that I start dreaming of wearing tartan. One place I always think of when searching for my new tartan piece is River Island. The shop has an endless supply of plaid pieces come this time of year and what better way to prepare for autumn than with this beauty of a blanket scarf? I feel a shopping trip coming up.

Lille ankle boots, £89, Jones

Lille ankle boots, £89, Jones

Next up, of course, is a sturdy, yet lovely pair of boots. I literally live in boots in autumn and winter and, sadly, my current chelsea boots are just about to give up the ghost. I was in Bath at the weekend and I saw these and, knowing my love of a classic pair of footwear, it has proven hard not to buy them. These ones are from Jones, a company that I first discovered while at uni. Although a little pricey, you can’t beat the quality of their shoes and really, isn’t it worth investing in a decent pair of boots? Can you tell I’m trying to convince myself?

Cecile sweater, £99, Toast

Cecile sweater, £99, Toast

And finally, one of the must-have items for this colder weather is a cosy jumper and this raspberry coloured one, from Toast, would make the perfect addition to an autumn wardrobe. I’ve loved this colour for as long as I can remember and, as well as a mustard coloured jumper, this piece will be going on my wishlist. Plus, it can be worn with almost anything as the colour is so versatile.

What’s on your wishlist this week? Have you embraced the colder weather yet?


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Wednesday wishlist

It’s Wednesday again and it’s time to talk about what has made my wishlist this week.

Orla Kiely dress, £52.50, People Tree

Orla Kiely dress, £52.50, People Tree

Dresses are my downfall, I swear, and having been in love with the People Tree brand for years, their collection of designer pieces really make me swoon. This Orla Kiely collab is one of my current faves and, best of all, it has been reduced in price within the last week. What better excuse do you need to snap it up? If you’re after another though, the print is made up of dancing girls, neatly hidden so that you have to take a closer look to see them. If you love Orla’s designs as much as I do, then this is the dress for you.

Saltwater sandals, £49.00, Toast

Saltwater sandals, £49.00, Toast

I know everyone has been talking about these Saltwater sandals lately, but with all the lovely weather we’ve been having, I’ve been craving a pair of sturdy-but-cute sandals and, after attending the Toast sale at the weekend (more on that coming soon), I saw a few pairs of the sandals. Unfortunately, there were none in my size and so I had to go way empty handed, but these exclusive-to-Toast purple Saltwaters will brighten up any summery outfits perfectly and also add a pop of colour to the below skirt.

New Look lace skirt, £39.99, ASOS

New Look lace skirt, £39.99, ASOS

This New Look lace skirt is perfect for covering up those white (or sunburnt) summer legs, great for evenings spent walking along the beach and would even be ideal for a Sunday afternoon stroll. I am a big fan of white right now (probably due to Wimbledon recently taking over my life), although sadly I don’t have the tan to make it look awesome, but that won’t stop me from wearing it. Although a white top would look great teamed with the skirt, a colourful cami would also suit it well, don’t you think?

I’ve spent a bit too much money on clothes in the past week, so sadly I probably won’t be able to purchase any of these for a few weeks at least. However, that means I do have a few posts to share with you in the future. Please let me know if you like these types of posts. And have a good week!

More of the same kind of posts can be found here and here.

 


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The Toast clothes sale

Earlier today, I ventured out to a village hall for the annual Toast sale. Toast is a shop local to my hometown which sells ladies and men’s clothing as well as beautiful home-wares. It was started in Wales in 1997 and currently has nine shops in the UK. Unfortunately, much as I love the designs, it is usually a little pricey for me and so when I learnt of this weekend’s sale, I jumped at the chance to browse and stock up on some of the company’s classic clothing.

Clothes were strewn all over the hall and shoppers had to rummage through to find the bargains

Like many other jumble sales, the clothes were strewn all over tables in the hall and shoppers had to look carefully through to find the bargains. But this only added to the excitement of the sale and everyone there soon got into the spirit of finding themselves a good buy, with many friendly strangers admiring and helping others by observing what clothes suited them.

Bargain hunters had to have a good eye to look through all the clothes

The hall was quite busy for a Sunday morning

There were quite a few good bargains and some which weren’t so great, as unfortunately many of the clothes had minor snags and tears and some of the shoes had been worn and returned. But all the imperfections were highlighted by stickers and labels and some were still a good buy even so. And I suppose it’s a small price to pay for shoes and clothes that were originally approximately £100 and upwards.

Some of the items I picked up

Shoes were on sale for a fraction of their original price. This pair were £10

I came away with some really nice items, including a silk dress, which I paid £15 for, but sadly not the brogue-like shoes I could only find one of.