Stripes and by the way where did the sun go?!??!

I am very unimpressed by this abrupt backward turn in the weather…do you realise that it is exactly a month until the longest day?

What is going on?

Should we do away with all thoughts of buying a summer wardrobe and just opt for an all year round winter one?

For the eternal optimists amongst us, who are still looking to invest in summer items, stripes could be your go- to, fail safe trend.

(Also they can live on into autumn/ winter quite nicely too!)

In stripe world anything goes… regatta, patchworked, shirting, wide, narrow, vertical or horizontal, take your pick.

Here’s a look at how they appeared on the S/S ’13 catwalks.

I love the Paul & Joe combo!

For the high street, stripes are a godsend and an easy sell, there should be no shortage of them at a more reasonable price point.

Here are some of my high street favourites.

Whistles- Stina Stripe Dress,  £165

Whistles– Stina Stripe Dress, £165

Maison Scotch- Silky Stripe Top, £98 reduced to £45

Maison Scotch– Silky Stripe Top, £98 reduced to £45

Yippee, this was on one of my Lust Lists…I shall be bagging myself one!!

By Marlene Birger- Suave Stripe Skirt, £145

By Marlene Birger– Suave Stripe Skirt, £145

Crew Clothing - Blossom Vest, £48

Crew Clothing – Blossom Vest, £48

Gap- Harbour jersey rolled sleeved striped dress, £34.95 reduced to £24.99

Gap- Harbour jersey rolled sleeved striped dress, £34.95 reduced to £24.99

& Other Stories- Striped Blazer, £79

& Other Stories– Striped Blazer, £79

Comptoir des Cotonniers- Linen T- Shirt, £55

Comptoir des Cotonniers– Linen T- Shirt, £55

Suffice to say that there is a bountiful stripe selection out there…now all we need is a bit of sun to go with them!!

Until next time….


Bermuda Shorts and Bare Legs!

Hooray the sun is finally shining though we may only be on borrowed time…

The unhappy down side to temperatures warming up is the inevitable baring of legs.

It’s catch 22, we spend our time wishing for warm weather but when it arrives we realise that poor lily-white legs are not ready for the light of day; and worse, for them to be ready for the light of day they actually have to be exposed to it…what to do?!!

Never the less the summer trend for the city short (bermuda short if you’re in America) is a great alternative to a skirt but it is still going to cause problems in the initial/ potentially only warm days at the beginning of summer.

City shorts of all fabrics/ fits/ colours and prints were strutted up and down the summer ’13 catwalks in vast quantities so I thought I’d bring you a sample selection from the shows.

Assuming that all goes according to plan on the leg preparation front, I’m feeling quite good about the re – emergence of this particular item of clothing.

So where are my high street alternatives…are there any city shorts out there!?!?

My findings…

French Connection - Infinity drape tie waist shorts, £62

French Connection – Infinity drape tie waist shorts, £62

Whistles- Orchid print silk short, £95

Whistles– Orchid print silk short, £95

Hush - Chloe shorts, £46

Hush – Chloe shorts, £46

& Other Stories - Striped Shorts, £39

& Other Stories – Striped Shorts, £39

Great Plains - Tallahassee Shorts, £40

Great Plains – Tallahassee Shorts, £40

Topshop - Contrast tailored short, £35

Topshop – Contrast tailored short, £35

Zara- Bird print shorts, £29.99

Zara– Bird print shorts, £29.99

I think it’s fair to say that the high street has well and truly jumped on this band wagon. If it’s shorts you’re after then they are in plentiful supply!

Well that’s great, so now it’s just the minor problem of transforming my legs into somebody else’s!!

Hope the sun shines for the weekend and I can get to work on a base colour!!

Have a lovely bank holiday!!

Loving Leather!

It has been a week of bicycles and babies in the Radcliffe household.

In a desperate attempt to burn off the poundage gained over Easter,  I have been placing my well covered posterior on my newly acquired ‘Big Bum Saddle’ and getting on my bike!

And when I’m not giving Bradley Wiggins a run for his money, I have been visiting the many babies born to my friend over the last two weeks.

A few hours with said friends, (who are basically now sleep deprived milk machines) has made me remove my rose-tinted spectacles and remember the hard slog that is a new-born.

Lovely cuddles were had and then the gorgeous little bundles were happily handed back!!

Now this is not the smoothest of transitions but I’m now going to start twittering about leather; something that I currently have a bee in my bonnet about.

Leather has been a huge trend over the past few seasons and one that is set to be big for the summer

There is an explanation for this sudden leather fetish but that will be for a later post… promise it’s not as 50 Shades of Grey as it sounds!!

With no further ado I thought I’d bring you some of the summer leather offerings from the catwalk…kicking proceeds off is my current lust, this gorgeous Theysken’s Theory leather and ribbed panel jacket.

Theysken's Theory- Jadra Leather jacket, £1045

Theysken’s Theory– Jadra Leather jacket, £1045

I’m rather fond of this Jil Sander jacket too..

Jil Sander -Nostradamus peplum back leather jacket, £2280

Jil Sander -Nostradamus peplum back leather jacket, £2280

...and the back!

…and the back!

Let’s not forget dresses, tops and trousers!

Saint Laurent- Asymmetic leather dress, £2400

Saint Laurent– Asymmetic leather dress, £2400

J Brand - Lena leather mini dress, £822

J Brand – Lena leather mini dress, £822

Jason Wu- Leather shift dress with lace panel, £2699

Jason Wu– Leather shift dress with lace panel, £2699

Gucci- Leather t- shirt, £1080

Gucci– Leather t- shirt, £1080

J Brand - Stretch leather skinny pants, £875

J Brand – Stretch leather skinny pants, £875

Balmain - Cropped leather skinny pants, £1817

Balmain – Cropped leather skinny pants, £1817

This is just the tip of the leather iceberg offering…if money is no object then you’re spoilt for choice.

Unfortunately for me, money is an object and one I’m don’t seem to have mountains of, so to the High Street I will be heading…Will I find good quality, well designed leather at a slightly more palatable price point?

My findings…

All Saints- Slate leather Biker jacket, £398

All Saints– Slate leather Biker jacket, £398

Warehouse- Soft leather biker, £140

Warehouse– Soft leather biker, £140

Whistles - Colour block leather dress £375

Whistles – Colour block leather dress £375

Oasis- Leather skater dress, £120

Oasis– Leather skater dress, £120

Baukjen- Liv leather Tee, £249

Baukjen– Liv leather Tee, £249

Whistles- Leather peplum, £250

Whistles- Leather peplum, £250

Joseph- Leather and gaberdine stretch legging, £495

Joseph– Leather and gaberdine stretch legging, £495

Baukjen _ Liv leather leggings, £299

Baukjen _ Liv leather leggings, £299

I’m happy…I think that the above shows it is well within the realm of possibility to acquire a very respectable leather garment at a relatively reasonable price…now, next question, what to buy!!?!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tiffany’s and Tee-shirts!

I’m a happy bunny…A couple of days ago I missed a parcel delivery.

I duly went to collect said package, (with minimal enthusiasm it must be said) only to find a very covetable box inside…


Obviously my enthusiasm for this package increased tenfold!

Inside was a beautiful Tiffany’s necklace – A thank you for looking after my Godson (to be) for a couple of days whilst his baby sister was born!

Please excuse the dud photography…would have worn it but an extreeeeme close up was just too scary!!


He was a dream to look after and give him to me for a week if this how I’m thanked!

Utterly brilliant, there I was thinking that I needed another Alex Monroe necklace, when in fact what I really needed was a fabulous Tiffany’s necklace!!

Moving on swiftly, and todays topic is the humble Tee – shirt.

I’ve got to say that along with jeans, the Tee – shirt is an item of clothing that I just could not live without.

It would however seem that the humble Tee – shirt is moving up in the world.

Where once it was relegated to a gym workout or a slobby Sunday; the Tee – shirt shape has now taken on a life of its own…

Tee – shirt tops are addressing a multitude of wardrobe dilemmas and I think you would be hard pushed to find a more versatile item in your wardrobe!

Cop a load of these beauties!!

Derek Lam, Macrame Top, £1050

Derek Lam, Macrame Top, £1050

Marni- printed cotton jersey and cotton canvas t- shirt, £220

Marni- printed cotton jersey and cotton canvas t- shirt, £220

Simone Rocha- Neon embroidered organza T- shirt, £695

Simone Rocha– Neon embroidered organza T- shirt, £695

Mulberry- Cotton blend lace top, £495

Mulberry– Cotton blend lace top, £495

Hmmm, slightly of the spenny side, once you’ve bought one of these you’ll probably be saving your pennies and watching a lot of TV!

Never fear, the High Street have produced some lovely offerings and they won’t break the bank…too much!!

Whistles- Sporty lace sleeve top, £95

Whistles– Sporty lace sleeve top, £95

French Connection- Broiderie Anglaise short sleeve top, £72

French Connection– Broiderie Anglaise short sleeve top, £72

Warehouse- Metallic knit tee, £28

Warehouse– Metallic knit tee, £28

Zara- Cut out faux leather top, £39.99

Zara– Cut out faux leather top, £39.99

Baukjen- Liv leather tee, £249

Baukjen– Liv leather tee, £249

Topshop- Broiderie high neck crop tee, £28

Topshop– Broiderie high neck crop tee, £28

If only the sun would come out and stay out I’d be living in these!!

What’s your go to/ must have wardrobe item?

Until next time…

Flower Power

The Easter holiday fun continues….

This weekend with the arrival of sun, family Radcliffe took a trip to Halford’s and got biked up.

I have not ridden a bike for about 20 years, t was a sight for sore eyes!! After about an hour and a half in the saddle I was definitely feeling very uncomfortable!

According to Mr R, I am completely wrong to expect cycling to be comfortable and apparently saddles are not sofas… I beg to differ my new ‘Big Bum Sprung Bike Saddle’ is on order!

the sofa of saddles!

the sofa of saddles!

Now onto the important stuff, my summer trend du jour is ‘florals’.

I’m a sucker for a floral so this trend will suit me down to the ground. Flower power has hit the catwalks and so in turn the high street.

This seasons florals are not the BHS variety of flat garden prints. No florals literally sprang forth from the catwalks of S/S ’13, taking on 3D forms. They were oversized, playful, placement, embroidered and photographic.

They took us on a journey through the decades from the floaty and feminine 20’s to the ditsy print tea dress of the 30’s and on to the graphic 60’s.

In fact you name it, it was there.

There surely has got to be something for everyone with this trend?

So what about the high street, what will we find there to satisfy the budding horticulturists amongst us?

Whistles- Victoria Floral Cotton Dress, £135

Whistles– Victoria Floral Cotton Dress, £135

Zara - Floral Print Trousers, £35.99

Zara – Floral Print Trousers, £35.99

NW3- Birch Flower Dress, £169 reduced £118

NW3– Birch Flower Dress, £169 reduced £118

Coast - Multi Winslow Dress, £125

Coast – Multi Winslow Dress, £125

Ted Baker- Novaas lace skirt., £169

Ted Baker– Novaas lace skirt., £169

Karen Millen - Signature fit printed pencil, £160

Karen Millen – Signature fit printed pencil, £160

So will you be blooming marvellous this summer or has another trend caught your eye?

Until next time…

Pyjama Parties and Red Noses!

Happy Red Nose Day Everyone!!

In support of this worthy fund-raising event my two girls are attending a sponsored Pyjama Party at school.

Much to my horror, I was informed by them both that my favourite item, ‘the onesie’ was required,  “Everyone will be wearing them!”

Against my better judgement I acquired a couple of the offending articles and packed the little darlings off to school!!

They actually don’t look too bad.

Doing something funny for money!

Doing something funny for money!

I won’t be spending the day in my pyjamas or a onsie for that matter, but I thought it would be fitting to write a post about the latest trend for S/S ’13, and happily it ties in perfectly with todays proceedings…

Yep, the pyjama trend has taken hold and it’s far too stylish to be kept in the bedroom.

Being dressed head to toe in a print may not be for the shrinking violets amongst us, but done well this can be a very elegant and relaxed look and not necessarily that tricky to wear.

Stella McCartney and Diane Von Furstenberg championed the trend during the S/S ’13 shows and the look seems set to stay as it continued to gain momentum throughout the recent A/W ’13 fashion weeks.

Stella McCartney, sent her girls out in a block printed, relaxed alternative to the trouser suit…I’m sold, if only I could look like this!

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

At Jonathan Saunders, the look had a more daywear feel to it. Wearing the pj pant back to a loose-fitting but plain pj top, is an easier alternative to the head to toe look.

Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

Diane Von Furstenberg played with contrasting opaque and sheer fabrics to break up the wall of print.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

And at Hermes there was not a print in sight, just relaxed, layering creating a languid pyjama- esque look.



Fast forward to A/W ’13, and Louis Vuitton has upped the nightwear ante, going all out for the look. His femme fatale collection of satin printed pyjama suits, chemise dresses and slips worn back to mens coats as bathrobes was elegant and definitely brought nightwear out of the bedroom!

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So how is this trend being interpreted by the high street?

Whistles - Safari leopard print bomber and trousers

Whistles – Safari leopard print bomber and trousers

Ted Baker - Rosaro geo printed trouser, Amberley geo print knit

Ted Baker – Rosaro geo printed trouser, Amberley geo print knit

Zara - printed pyjama bottoms, printed silk blouse

Zara – printed pyjama bottoms, printed silk blouse

H&M- trousers, £24.99

H&M– trousers, £24.99

Am I alone, but the more I see it, the more I like it? I will definitely be trying the pyjama trend out, will you?

Have a good weekend everyone!

February Lust List

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?

It’s lust list time again.

Following on from January’s Lust List, I must inform you that birthday money is now burning a hole in my pocket. The Mulberry or the Stella McCartney bag may soon be mine. I will keep you posted.

Onwards, to the things that have turned my head this month… so that would be a fair few of the A/W ’13 collections then!

I’ve decided to stick to the here and now and go with current ranges.

Up first is the Lena Jersey Jacket from Whistle, included in a recent post. I have decided that I absolutely must own one of these.  Spring is very nearly upon us and it will become a much worn item in my wardrobe. Plus at the moment you can get a further 25% off courtesy of Grazia. I make that £71.25 but my maths is quite ropey so this could well be wrong! If you work it out to cost more please don’t tell me, as I’m happy being blissfully ignorant!

Whistles, Lena Jersey Jacket, £95

Whistles, Lena Jersey Jacket, £95

My next lust of the month is something that I’ve had my beady eye on the a good few weeks now. I’ve yet to try them on but, like Kat over at ‘Does my bum look 40 in this?‘, I have a soft spot for what I like to call ‘comfy slacks”. This pair look like they could well have my name written on them. However as I said, as yet they remain untried. There is strong likelihood that I could end up in French Connection looking like a pig in a sling for the 2nd time in as many weeks! But the Nix Nights Tie Front Trouser have a place in my lust list…for the moment.

French Connection, Nix Nights Tie Trouser, £87

French Connection, Nix Nights Tie Trouser, £87

I am constantly on the lookout for tops that can do a multiple of different jobs. If I can dress it down for a school run and dress it up for a night out, (that’s a few drinks or a meal, not a ‘out out ‘ night out!) then it gets a big thumbs up from me. I think I may have found a contender in this top by Splendid currently being sold by Atterley Road. Also I do have a bit of a thing for grey, so for this it gains a double thumbs up!

Splendid, Two Pocket Shirt, £102

Splendid, Two Pocket Shirt, £102

My amazing (though possibly slightly insane) friends, have asked me to be Godmother to their son. The Christening is in June and so the search for an appropriate outfit begins. I’m loving this dress by By Marlene Birger and it could definitely be worn again and again. It’s a bit ‘spenny’ and black may be an issue but mixed with a coloured blazer/ accessories I think this could be a winner.

By Marlene Birger, Pacha Silk Dress, £469

By Marlene Birger, Pacha Silk Dress, £469

My final lust for February is a piece of jewellery. I am already the very happy owner of an Alex Monroe bee necklace. It’s a really lovely piece and it goes with literally anything. For this reason, I think my little bee needs a friend to help with the workload. I am therefore hankering after this gorgeous Hummingbird necklace.

Alex Monroe, Hummingbird Necklace, £132

Alex Monroe, Hummingbird Necklace, £132

And there we have it, I think I’ve been very restrained!

What do you think, do you like or loath my February lusts?

Happy weekend everyone!

Desperately Seeking a Sweater!!

Well it’s official, I am now 38 years old and edging ever closer to the BIG four 0000HHH!!

The momentous day was passed at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Yes, I spent my birthday looking around ‘The Warrior’, a 150 year old warship, on a boat trip around the Portsmouth Harbour and then the Piece de Resistance…lunch.

A boozy 3 course meal, I hear you ask?

Don’t be ridiculous Mr R treated me to jacket potato, cheese and beans in a boat shed!!!

I wonder, does he knows me at all!?!!

Birthday done and with the weather doing its usual yo- yo, warm / cold / colder act, I have decided that I need to jump on the sweater/ sweatshirt bandwagon and bag myself one.

In dreamland I would like a wardrobe full of Markus Lupfer sweaters, but unfortunately I must live in reality, and £250 (plus the rest) just can’t be justified for day in day out school run attire…or can it?!?!

Markus Lupfer, Ice Cream sequin - embelished knit - £322.

Markus Lupfer, Ice Cream sequin – embellished knit – £322.

With kids in tow, I managed to smash and grab through two shops at high-speed, before the inevitable whining began, don’t you just love half term?

First up French Connection. I have to say, I wasn’t bowled over. This may be doing FCUK a huge injustice, I was, after all trying on in a hurry and I do find that having children around in a fitting room tends to make everything look horrid!!!!

The Solitude Sweatshirt, £55, did me no favours. the neck was very wide but this was the least of my problems, I looked akin to a pig in a sling! So bad, in fact I can’t bring myself to put the picture on here!! Instead here is the model doing a much better job…I personally don’t believe it’s the same top!

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I then moved onto the Lovebird Sequin L/S Sweater, £67. Not quite as offensive but, again I don’t think it’s ‘my style of beauty’ as my Gran would say. I found myself thinking that I may be better off spending the extra £200 and going for the Rolls Royce!!

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Beginning to panic now…I’m running out of time!!

Onto Whistles… I feel like a cracked record, but they do always seem to come up trumps for me!!

BINGO – The Jamie Woven Back Sweat, £65, was a much better fit and the woven back was a really nice detail. Definitely a piece I could wear day and night. I think I will be going back to purchase this lemon delight. Apologies for the rubbish pic, I was trying, ( an it appears failing) to show the woven triangle insert at the front neck.

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I left the back view to the pro's

I left the back view to the pro’s

Next I tried the Contrast Sleeve Textured Tunic, £85. Probably won’t be buying this, but a great knit with faux leather sleeves. Again apologies for the photo…that’s my ‘concentrating’ face!!

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Finally I somehow managed to veer completely off track and found myself trying on the Lena Jersey Jacket, £95. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise, I have been circling it as if it were prey for a while. Anyway, It didn’t disappoint. I would very much like to have one, if not 2 of these, preferably plain and striped in my wardrobe. Great fabric, cut and colour, ( I am obsessed with grey!), YES PLEASE!

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And so it is, that I shall probably find myself back in Whistles come the end of half term, making a couple of purchases, Huzzah!!

Any successful, ‘shopping with kids’ tips will be gratefully received…obviously getting shot would be no.1!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!

A Trans-Seasonal Wardrobe is the Answer to Problematic Weather.

A couple of weekends ago, with our friends, the Bennett’s in tow, we ventured to Box Hill, ‘to do the Olympic cycle route’…in a car!

Once at the top, we were thrown a curve ball – it was covered in about 5cm of snow and ice. This was unexpected…we adults were not dressed appropriately at all. The bottom of the hill had given no clue to the Narnia that waited at the top!!


So it is, that we are entering a time of year, when our unpredictable weather plays havoc with our wardrobe.

A promisingly, sunny morning can disintegrate rapidly into wind and rain. The pretty tea dress/ knit combo that you so optimistically set out in, is bedraggled, and no longer looks so tea party ready.

Likewise, the heavy parka you wrapped up in to protect against the sleet, hail and snow is now making you sweat profusely as the sky turns blue and bright sunshine appears!

What are we to do?

The answer to this very British problem is, The Trans- Seasonal or Transitional Wardrobe.

Well chosen, mix and match, wardrobe essentials. Pieces that effortlessly carry you from, cold to hot  (ok, lets not get carried away…warm!) in an instant, using a method that’s as old as the hills  – layering.

With this in mind, I’ve pulled together 6 key items that I will hopefully buy for my trans- seasonal wardrobe.

Lets take it as read that jeans & tee- shirts, play a role in this wardrobe.

1. No surprise to Lust List readers, the Whistles, Riley Trench is taking this spot.

Whistles Riley trench coat £155

A great, lighter weight coat, you can slip it over a tee-shirt or add layers underneath it.

2. No trans-seasonal wardrobe is complete without a blazer or item jacket, I’m plumping for the Crossed Blazer from Zara. £79.99.

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3. ‘The Essential Dress’, I love this one from Whistles. The Erin Colour Block Dress, £135.

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This is  a go to dress for all occasions. great with bare legs or tights, strappy flats, ankle boots or heels. For a chillier day, layer over skinny jeans and add a long-sleeved jersey underneath. or team with a sweater and wear as a skirt.

4. This Maison Scotch, Silk Striped Top, £98, is another must have. I’m a sucker for a breton stripe, and as they’re on trend for summer it would be rude not to. Ideal as an under blazer layering piece, and fine enough for warmer moments. Dressed up or down, versatile is this tops middle name.

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5. I bought an oversized knit from Cos a few seasons ago and it has been a Godsend. My update would be the Kiliann Cotton Blend Cardigan from Etoile Isabel Marant, £340. The perfect keep warm piece for when its chilly, but not cold enough to demand a coat. With a dress or jeans, it’s a peach!

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6. A toss-up between coloured cropped/ full length trousers or a scarf. Jeans are a given so I’ve opted for a scarf. You can never have too many and they’re always great for whipping out of a handbag when there’s a nip in the air. I’ve developed a soft spot for Banana Republic’s  Ciara Snake Print Scarf, £39.50.

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 18.55.52Fingers crossed, all of these pieces will be creating the frame-work for my trans-seasonal wardrobe.

Have I missed anything?

Until next time…

January Lust List

January has been a miserably, frugal month for me…and it’s been very painful.

I don’t know about you, but whenever I have a lack of funds, I constantly see things that I simply must have in my life. Unfortunately, these desirable items never seem to be found in abundance, when I do actually have money burning a hole in my pocket.

Why is that?

Regardless of this minor problem, I’ve been steadily building my January Lust List. The anchor pieces that, in my dreams will become my spring wardrobe!

I will, of course, let you know if I do, indeed manage to acquire any of the following beauties!

I need a new bag, or rather I’ve come to the conclusion that I need two. A tote and a smaller shoulder bag to be precise.

First the tote.

The choices are many and varied, but I cannot seem to get the Falabella Chamois Fold Over Tote, a Stella McCartney staple, out of my head. An absolute snip at £665!

I love the fact that this gorgeous bag can be a tote, but can also be carried as a shoulder bag. I know, I could sort both bags with just this one, but where’s the fun in that? Why spend less, when you can spend more?

Stella Falabella chamois fold over tote £665

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So, in order to spend more, I’ve set my sights on the Mulberry, Lily Textured Leather Shoulder Bag. This is a timeless, classic little number and, I think I’m being eminently sensible by considering black. There’s another £595 I need to find!

Mulberry = Lily Textured leather £595shoulder bag -

Oh, I’m getting the sweats just thinking about this; lets move on to something slightly less spenny!

I’m thinking that a trench coat could be a good, classic purchase. This one, the Riley Trench, from Whistles, ticks the box at £155.

Whistles Riley trench coat £155

Much as I love my Tom Ford sunglasses, I’m feeling the need to diversify. I wanted to get a pair of these Ray-Ban Aviators last year but, alas, it didn’t quite come off. Will this be the year?

A provisionally, well spent £120, I think. As £’s/ wear go these could be a proper billy bargain.

Ray- ban aviator sunglasses £115I have been hunting high, and low for a heeled, ankle boot that I can spend the day in. I haven’t managed to find better than the Acne Pistol boot, £350. as unoriginal as it is, they fit the bill. I’d like a pair in coffee please.

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I’m going to digress a bit for my last lust of January.

My newly decorated living room has a corner, that is crying out to be filled. This Strasbourg Armchair, £645 reduced to £580, from Brissi, would be a perfect fit!

Brissi Strasbourg armchair £645:580

I’ve just added that little lot up, “aarrgghh!” is all I can say.

Oh well, it is a lust list, and for the most part, I think I will just have to keep lusting!

But, if insanity does take hold which bag should I buy?

Until next time.