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layered vests, purse & Zara bag


My recent favourites.  The H&M Chiffon Top in black, a sleeveless chiffon top with raw edges, a double layer front section, and slits at the sides.  H&M £14.99.  The Mango Double Layer Chiffon Top, Black was £29.99 down to £14.99, available at JohnLewis.  The Oasis Stud Detail Vest features a scoop neckline and metallic stud detailing on the shoulders, a double chiffon hem and dip feature on the reverse.  The black, £18 down to £12, the blue down to £8, from Debenhams.  The Oasis Leather Zip Top Purse in blue leather, just the perfect size to carry change, notes and a card or two.  I don't recall the original price, perhaps £18 or £15, I found it when it came down to £4.  The Zara Quilted Leather Messenger Bag in black leather with a metal chain strap with leather reinforcement to the shoulder and a soft sheepskin interior.  20 x 26 x 9cm.  £79.99.

    H&M Chiffon Top  
      Mango Double Layer Chiffon Top black tartan  
      Oasis Stud Detail Vest black  
      Oasis Stud Detail Vest blue  
      Oasis Leather Zip Top Purse  
      Zara Quilted Leather Messenger Bag  
Silver name necklace


The Nameplate Necklace in Lowercase Font from MyNameNecklace.   I chose a 45cm Sterling Silver Rollo chain with my name adding another 4cm to the total length.  Available currently at £29, down from £44, but there seems to always be some or other at least 10% discount off.  

    silver Name Necklace  


Block heel

  The Oasis Bailey Peeptoe Slingback.  Leather uppers and gold-tone buckle, a slight peeptoe and a bang on trend 9cm stacked block heel, gorgeous and comfortable. £50. These are my daytime sandal block heels.  The Kurt Geiger Carvela Kommand, a leather upper, silver-tone buckles and a 6cm block heel.  Was £85, currently £59, I got them on a special 24hr sale day, at only £39 from Kurt Geigers Shoeaholics.  The Kurt Geiger Carvela Terri, black leather, silver-tone buckles and a 4.5cm block heel.  Originally £150, down to £49 at Debenhams.  
    Oasis Bailey Peeptoe Slingback   
      Kurt Geiger Kommand  
      Kurt Geiger Carvela Terri boot  
Maxi dress


The Yumi Sheer Layer Maxi Dress, originally £48, down to £25 at HouseOfFraser.  The Red Herring Crochet Back Jersey Maxi Dress in black from Debenhams was £28, now half price at £14.  The South Petite Channel Maxi Dress in the blue/white tie-dye stripe, was £25 now £15 and in the black, was £20, now down to £14.  The racer back, scoop neck and drawstring waist give these petite length dresses a comfortable relaxed fit.  Both from Very

    Yumi Sheer Layer Maxi Dress   Red Herring Crochet Back Jersey Maxi Dress in black  
      South Petite Tie-Dye Stripe Maxi Dress              South Petite Channel Maxi Dress in black  

  I'm an UGG fan, usually the Tall Classic in black, I also have a pair of the Bailey Button in black.  Today I discovered the Zea. With a wedge heel, the Zea ankle boot brings height and support to the foot while maintaining warmth, comfort and very Christmassy.  Usually £130, I got mine from DanielFootwear for only £90.99.  
    UGG Zea boots in black   


The Fossil Multi Beaded Bracelet £45.  The vintage-inspired stainless steel Fossil Georgia Three Hand Leather Watch in the Smoke and Rose £58 and in Black and Silver £46 from Watches2U with free delivery.  For an additional 10% discount, enter PAYDAY10 at the checkout.

    Fossil Multi Beaded Bracelet  
      Smoke and Rose         Black and Silver  
star crockery


The beautiful Black Star Ceramics range from Bloomingville at HouseEnvy.  The Black Star Plate D 1.5cm and W 26cm diameter is £20.  The Black Star Mug is H 12cm and W 10cm diameter, £6.50.  The Black Star spoon W 5.5cm H 3cm D 16cm, £6.

ring ring ring


From Avalaya.  Gorgeous statement pieces.  A bold, fashion-forward ring in a burst of silver and black/blue colour, can be worn on just about any finger due to the elasticated band.  The ring is made of polished, faceted, black/blue glass beads on a rhodium plated stretch band.  The head of the ring measures about 3cm in diameter, and the elasticated band about 10mm in width.  Black Glass Bead Cluster Flex Ring In Rhodium Plated Metal.  £15.  The Space Jam Dome-Shaped Crystal Cluster Ring (Silver Tone).  Made of bezel set sparkling clear crystals set on a burn silver finish stretch ring, again...fits just about any finger.  Each crystal measures 4mm across, the dome of the ring itself measures 3cm x 3cm.   £9.30.  The Midnight Blue Semiprecious Chip Cluster Flex Ring features a cluster shape design, made of semiprecious stones in hues of midnight blue.  The head of the ring measures about 30mm in width, and the elasticated band is about 15mm in width.  £3.50.

    Black Glass Bead Cluster Flex Ring In Rhodium Plated Metal  
      'Space Jam' Dome-Shaped Crystal Cluster Ring (Silver Tone)  
      Midnight Blue Semiprecious Chip Cluster Flex Ring  
sheer, fine knits and leopard pumps

  The G21 Sheer Panel Shift Dress is adorable.  With short sleeves and a back zip fastening the sheer mesh paneling to shoulder, sleeve and hem is the sassy-adding-making of this otherwise understated and smart shift dress.  £16.  The G21 Jersey Sheer Panel Maxi Dress is a jersey grey fitted vest top continues down to a mini dress below a side-split chiffon maxi skirt.  Smart and relaxed.  £18.  The G21 Talent Sheer Panel Midi Skirt is a deliciously elegant and refined stretch jersey body-con pencil skirt with two mesh panels at the hem.  Designed by Ryan Farrell, £12.  The George (very) Oversized V Neck Jumper is a relaxed fine knit V neck jumper with dropped armholes and a nice slouchy length, dress it up or down, £14.  The George Textured Knit Cardigan is cut in a slouchy fit with a open front and two front pockets.  A relaxed cover-up with shimmering sophistication, £14.  The George Leopard Print Peep Toe Ballet Shoes are a textile upper slip-on...light, comfortable and a really good stay-on fit, £6.  From George.  
    G21 Sheer Panel Shift Dress  
      G21 Sheer Panel Pencil Skirt  
      George Oversized V Neck Jumper  
      George Textured Knit Cardigan  
      Leopard Print Peep Toe Ballet  
Zara sale

  I've been too busy with interior design and attic storage to give the sales much attention, however...Zara.  A bag, shoes and a T-shirt, classy.  

The bag.  This is the Zara Leather Bucket Bag With Zips.  Real leather, in a bucket shape, with zips, I like Zara's descriptions, the name says exactly what it is, keeping it simple. The bag is 43 x 40 x 18 cm.  Was £59.99, down to £39.99.

Zara Leather Bucket Bag With Zips

      The shoes.  Zara Leather Block Heel Ankle Boot Style Sandal.  Was £69.99, down to £39.99 in the sale.  These are very comfortable, thanks to the on-trend block heel at 7cm.  
      Zara Leather Block Heel Ankle Boot Style Sandal  
      The T-shirt.  Zara Striped T-Shirt in navy blue.  Nice length with sheer stripes.  Was £19.99 down to half price, £9.99.  
mmmm   mmmm mmmm
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