Oversized, Cosy and Cream - 3 words that describe a lot of my wardrobe - Cable Knit on the front, back, sides and arms, with fluency most commercial thick jumpers have lost. That and the lack of tags, have me believing this is homemade, which improves this staple, with added quality and individuality. Although god knows I have many fine knits, my body was feeling the lack of layers when the truly biting chill came, and this is a classic I will never again be without for that very reason. Aswell as it quickly becoming my designated takeaway uniform. Men's Large, £4.99, Salvation Army.
Same price, same place - Seasonal, just not this season - A 'new with tag's' pair of rich mid wash/midrise, denim shorts, I even skipped trying it on. Courtesy of unwanted 'Trader Denim'/Debenhams, these have a soft stretchy feel that even the legendary look and all the will in the world, I just can't get out of Levis. 'Back in my Napa-day's' shorts, just need to be moved on, and made way for more modest and movable alternatives.
F&FMy first foray into printed sportsbra's and I'm loving it. Ironically, so far, it's been used for the complete opposite - comfy loungewear alternative to a normal bra - but for light aerobics, and adding some much need colourful endorsement to exercise, this will work a treat. Galaxy Print, so glad you stuck around. Well worth £5.
It's true what an awesome workout outfit can do for the exercise enthusiasm - Yoga is calling for this trio, and I'm already warming up
As part of Dad's Christmas Present, I found a beautifully bright Indigo work shirt, in his size. I always scour the men's section, often heading there first, and I seem to come across a fair few shirts supposedly YSL. As my supposedly would suggest, I'm a little skeptical as to whether they actually hold the designer label, but this was such a fab colour (yet still manly), in perfect condition. The Children's Trust, £4.50.
I find Dad really hard to buy for, and clothes can be a boring gift to some people - but he has since assured me that he loves the clothes I pick, and that fact that I have picked them, in a true dadish fashion.
J Brand Jeans, £4 from Cancer Research, bought with the sole intention of selling. 29 inch waist, Rich Navy 'Agnes' style, with chambray accents on the pockets, fauz zip front pockets and long zips up the sides of the cuffs. Merging of a stretchy jeans and Chinos, just unfortunately not in my size.
The Factory Shop
A button up tarten brushed cotton pyjama set; I've hit my 40's mentality before I've even passed the half way point.
The shirt was a guilty pleasure since, I love a plaid shirt, and this ticked both the long sleeved and longline requirements. Both a beautiful rich red, and incredibly soft, I'm hoping I could even pass this as day wear - and not call it pyjama day.
The bottoms were to replace a simliair pair I bought from Primark - seen in my Christmas Day Post. Unfortunately, they had been miss labelled/hangered, and I didn't notice that I'd come home with a size 18 until it was too late to return them. Luckily, these fit much better, and I'm feeling both Christmassy, and comfort in my first Co-ord.
Though dry on the beauty front this month, at £8 for the shirt and £4 for the Trousers (both sale), The Factory Shop has shown some worth with their clothes game too.
Beauty and Accessories
Both the Apricot Body Scrub(30p) and L'oreal Eyeshadow(£2) are courtesy of Superdrug's take on the Clearance section. Faulty products rather than overstocked lines, like in Boots.
Loreal's reason for kicking out the infallibles from their line (one I will sorely miss) - this example's fault was the pressed eyeshadow product had come away from the pan, and the case was smudged and missing the back sticker. I cleaned it up with nail polish remover, which clouded the case and removed some of the plastics colour - a mistake I will not make again. As yet, I have not found a way to re-set the shadow, but the colour is a rich shimmery brown - annoyingly I couldn't tell you specifically - and besides being unattached, is as good as new. I'm yet to try the scrub, but it's so damn cheap I doubt it'll disappoint.
I also atempted to fight my current Skin battle with a 3for2 Skincare offer in Boots - So far, not so good.
On the flip side, my 'Best Winter Sale find' - Accesorize, 70% off, including Gold and silver lines - has left my reflecting wherever I go. My only regret would be not buying more.
'3 months late? Still great' - Thanks Dad.
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