Monday, 2 November 2015

Autumn Fashion Hall: New Look, River Island, Ebay & Peacocks

Moving house has given me the chance to sort through my wardrobe and finally get rid of those items that I keep telling myself I will wear one day but in reality I never will. It's also allowed me an insight as to the sort of things I did actually need to buy (okay, maybe not need need but I'm sure you understand!). I've bought quite a few things so far this season so I thought I'd do a little haul post and show you what I've been purchasing this autumn.
The first few items are from New Look. I ordered a sparkly clutch bag online last month for my friend's wedding, and as I had a birthday discount code to use, I decided to buy something else that I would get more wear out of. I've been wanting a skater skirt for a while, so I opted for this one which is a high-waisted skirt in a gorgeous dark teal/forest green colour. It was £9.99 and comes in a few other colours too.
Last week I was in Truro and spent ages having a proper browse of the New Look there. Loads of pieces caught my eye, but some things didn't suit me (being petite I sadly look swamped in oversized jumpers) or were out of stock in my size so in the end I came away with three things. The thing I actually went in there needing to buy was a pair of slipper boots to keep my feet cosy now that it's getting colder. A staff member was just putting these cute pink booties out on the shelf, saying they were last year's stock and they'd just found them downstairs.They were only £5 so I snapped them up. The materials are all man-made; the outside is a chunky knit and they are lined with super soft fleece. I've been practically living in them ever since I got them, they are so warm and comfy!
I don't have many shirts or blouses so I decided to get this khaki one, which is one of my favourite colours to wear this time of year. It was £17.99 and I think it will look nice with a chunky cardigan or layered under a jumper.
I also got this mustard boxy jumper which was only £7.99! I didn't think it would look right on me as my figure looks best in more fitted items of clothing, but it looks really nice on and isn't too baggy at all. I love the colour so much! They also had this in black and camel but they didn't have any in my size left. It is 100% acrylic.
I had my sights set on coming back from Truro with a pair of black ankle boots, a classic wardrobe staple I shockingly do not own. Having had no luck in my search for the perfect pair, I decided to try River Island. The first pair I tried on were gorgeous but were a little too big. My friend actually picked out this pair for me, and I'm so glad she did because I am in love with them! They were £38, have a chunky, wearable heel and are made of soft faux-leather. 
I've had a bit of an eBay addiction lately, and I'm finding myself adding new things to my wishlist all the time. I wanted some new coats for a while and as I had very specific ideas in mind I decided to try eBay. I decided to get a classic beige trench coat to wear now it's getting a little chilly, but not quite cold enough for a thick winter coat. I was initially outbid on the first trench I wanted, but I happily managed to get this lovely one for only £10. It is originally from Primark and had only been worn a couple of times so it was in excellent condition. I was really pleased with this purchase and I've been wearing it loads already.
Another coat I really wanted was a navy quilted jacket for casual outings and walking Jack. I saw a few with tweed or cord effect detailing and I liked the look of them, so when I saw this one for £15 I decided to buy it. It was listed as a size 8 but when it arrived it was a size 6. Luckily it does fit but I won't be able to wear any thick jumpers under it! I still really like it though and I think it will be good for the spring time as well.
My favourite accessory is probably a scarf and after getting a red/blue tartan one last year, I wanted to get this beige tartan one after seeing similar ones all over Instagram and Pinterest. It was only £7.98 including delivery and it is so so soft. It is made of acrylic and is a blanket scarf so it's huge but really snuggly! I think I'm going to be living in this scarf this season.
Another thing I spotted on Pinterest was a chunky mustard coloured cardigan. A quick search on eBay lead me to this one, which is 100% acrylic and was only £7.89! They had loads of other colours so I decided to get a cream one was well. I am tempted to get a wine one too if there are still some in stock!
Lastly is this checked shirt which was £12 from Peacocks. I've been wearing this under jumpers for a preppy look.
  I have a couple more shopping trips planned, so check back soon for another autumn fashion haul!
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  1. I haven't gone properly shopping since ages. Your post makes me want to go right now ;) I really love your new black boots- these are my kind of style for autumn/winter ;) Have a great day, xx Maja


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