I never used to care about birthdays, in the days when I bought things for myself all the time, it didn't really matter that I got a few extra things once a year. Now that I don't have so many "me" times, or even the desire to buy things, it's something I look forward to for a while (usually because I can get a babysitter!) though a bad birthday puts me in a terrible mood for months. When I was pregnant a few years ago, I insisted to hubby that I wasn't bothered about presents, since nothing fit me anyway and our house was choccablock with "stuff". On the morning of my birthday, true to instructions, he had got me nothing! I cried for days, I was beside myself. That has never happened since.
Anyway, we had some time to ourselves this weekend, and spent a night in a hotel in Leeds, shopping, stopping for coffee or a glass of wine whenever we felt like it, it was a lovely change. Anyway, here are some of the goodies I spotted.
First, I had a look in M&S as I wanted to get some Cigarette Pants (this is the actual name of trousers!) I've decided that bootcut trousers looks scruffy and unflattering on me now, so I wanted to get some tapered leg ones. I looked in my usual haunts, but as everyone of mine gets ruined anyway by tiny hands, I wasn't keen on spending £100 on some in my new favourite shops, Hobbs and LK Bennett (more on that later). Anyway, I thought these ones were a cinch at £29.99, Really flattering and slimming too (my new byword, when I buy something now it has to be "slimming").
|M&S cigarette pants|
While I was in M&S, I spotted this cosy jumper. I tried it on and it really suited my colouring, however since getting it home I have realised I will never ever wear it as it is not, you guessed it, slimming! So it's going back, sorry jumper.
Now I must have been a very good wife this year, as on my birthday I was presented with my very own Louis Vuitton handbag! It is very very lovely, however I am now constantly paranoid wherever I go that everyone is trying to steal it! This is the problem with having expensive things, they end up owning you, don't you think?
|Louis Vuitton Handbag|
I have also made a momentous decision about my choice of shops, I am no longer going to shop in Oasis and Warehouse. I am too old, that is a fact. I have decided that I am going to buy less stuff in better quality shops, so I popped into the lovely LK Bennett (yes the fact that my idol K Middy shops there wasn't exactly a bad thing). It was very expensive which made me scared, but they did have this lovely cowl neck top left in the sale which was £40. I bought it, it is slimming and goes with everything. I love it. I don't know if it's psychological or not, but it seems like a really good cut and fits me far better than a similar item at Oasis/Warehouse. The annoying thing is though, it's handwash only, does anyone actually ever do that?!
|LK Bennett, A La K Middy|
What is your favourite shop and why?