Tuesday, 30 December 2014

WIMW: Two Sequin clutches: Haul.

I am a magpie for sparkles.  They can be completely impractical, but I still gravitate towards them.  I purchased a(nother) sequin clutch this season.  I have been pretty good in the sales, so I don't feel too bad about purchasing this mermaid sequin clutch.  When I saw it, my heart skipped a beat (and my mouse clicked the clutch into my shopping bag!)

Isn't it pretty?  Love at first sight.  Mermaid Sequin Clutch.  Very spacious, faux leather back, internal zip pocket and TONNES of SEQUINS!  Unlike anything I own.  It is strikingly gorgeous and matches the shoes I blogged about in the last post!  I can see it paired with a black outfit, small heels and a cute jacket.  There aren't too many left but it is an affordable treat and a great January pick-me-up (link).

I purchased the one below in the summer it is now in the sale and sits perfectly for any season (winter festive sparkles, or a spring/summer wedding).  It is a mixture of silver and gold, meaning that it will compliment any jewellery.  The chain strap is delicate and can be be tucked inside, or kept on display if you prefer a more 'shoulder friendly and hands free' bag.  You can view further details here.

I am trying to be restrained, but something about sequins hypnotises me.  I also have a Michael Kors gold sequin fold clutch (sorry no photos*) so that brings my total to three... for now ;)

*My camera is charging so I hope to extract my Christmas Day outfit pictures shortly :) An actual OOTD post!

Do you like sequin bags?  Are you doing anything special for new year?
P.s. I have tweaked the blog a bit, and made a new header.  I'd love to know your thoughts!

Stand Tall x

Friday, 26 December 2014

Sale Picks

Boxing Day Sales.  Got to love them!  It does get a bit annoying when you see something you picked up a few weeks ago, suddenly appear with a huge reduction!

These shoes by Steve Madden caught my eye.  They are gorgeous duo-chrome in a turquoise with petrol hue.  Be warned, the heel is high, though they are well made.  I picked them up full price but had to return them because I fall between sizes.  If you are looking for a New Year's Eve outfit (or just a bright shoe to wear to work, then I an recommend these (and they are now £41) at Dune (link) and House of Fraser (link).  If your size is not in stock, then keep checking for returns.  I have stalked many items which are 'out of stock' until the returns flood in.

It's no in the sale, but I can't recommend this black jumper with beaded collar enough.  I wore it on Christmas day and I was so warm.  I did take a few outfit photos so I will try to upload them shortly.  I went up a size and it fits really well (and is long enough!) so don't be afraid to go up a size.  (Link)

I am also stalking Hush Homewear online a fair bit.  They make lovely items (long items!), and the quality is good.  They currently have a pre-sale on (which is 20% off everything).  However their real sale starts January 6th (and I'll be pressing refresh from the minute I wake up!).

My feet get so cold (#TallProblems) so I purchased the most soft and fluffy boot slippers I have EVER found.  They are the Freya booties from Fat Face and have worn then everyday since.  My feet are toastie warm.  Sadly I paid full price in November, but they are now £15. (link)

I'm now going to check out the French Connection Sale- I normally pick up a few skirts or dresses from there, an don't find the lengths too bad (though I tend to go for midi or knee length skirts, not the minis!).

Where have you been shopping?  Let me know if you have posted on what you have purchased!

Stand Tall x