Florence and Fred at Tesco

Living cross-country these days and mostly reliant on internet food shopping, I really don't get the opportunity to browse the clothing bits and bobs on offer in the supermarkets, like I used to.

There are a few well worn items in my wardrobe, which I've sneaked into the trolley over the years Trousers from Tu at Sainsburys, quite a few pairs of shoes from Florence and Fred, cute wellies and winter accessories from George at Asda, to name but a few.

I did have to force myself to drive over to Tesco's in Poole a good few weeks ago.  As food shopping is one of my least favorite things to spend time on, I had to try to calm the old trolley rage with a quick gander around the fashion floor.

I definitely fall into the 'impulse buyer' category,  I am a quick shopper, and if I see something I like, I usually will just buy it there and then, funds allowing.  I'm also a bit of a (albeit neat and tidy) hoarder of purchases. I don't need an immediate event to prompt or justify a buy.  One of the lovely things about living in Dorset is the mild climate, and it was still a really hot day when I scooped my leopard print coat, so it has sat in my wardrobe until a week or two ago.

I'm so pleased with this buy. Even though it isn't going to be the warmest coat in the depths of winter, for the price, the cut and fabric hang really nicely, and I know I have already influenced two other purchasers over on Instagram!

It's worked dressed up a little, layered over a little silk mix dress from Hush, as well as with black leather leggings from Baukjen and grey and white sweatshirts.  I love the shape and it's going to be big enough to bundle some warmer jumpers underneath, as we move into the colder months. 

Do you follow any of the supermarket labels on Instagram?  Florence and Fred are one of my favorites, there are some lovely winter accessories at the moment.  I've already put away some cute embellished wrist warmers and have my eye on their LEOPARD PRINT GLOVES, as well as the cute RED PLAID GLOVES (they are real leather)!  

The other two pieces that have gone onto my wishlist, are a fab grey WOOL MIX PARKA (25% off at the moment).

The cutest little pair of METALLIC BROCADE PUMPS which will look fab dressed up with jeans or pencil skirts for nights out over Christmas. 

I've even found a little red leopard SKATER DRESS which would be perfect for me to wear on days when I am working from our London office at work.

Florence and Fred have got a great Instagram account which you can follow HERE

 Have you had a supermarket sweep recently?


Candy Coat-ed

In the sweetest candyfloss pinks, take your pick and mix from funnel necks, detachable fur, duffle and duster.  ZARA are seriously tempting my sweet toothed coat addiction at the moment. 

Roll on birthday week ...!

The Leather Dress Post ...

Leather dresses.  I'm thinking more 'cool girl style' than dominatrix, but how can you be cool girl when you hit 41 in a few weeks time?

I think I can just about get away with it. Styled in the right way of course.  I hold Gray and Osbourn totally responsible, because it was their faux leather dress by Oui which I first spotted about a month ago.  It's sat on my sidebar showing off and teasing me each time I've logged onto my blog. 

I've already succumbed to a pair of Baukjen's leather leggings and I won't relax until I've at least tried the dress by Oui, therefore laying the leather dress ghost to rest.  It's on order.  It is birthday month!

In the meantime, I'm stalking a few of the street style 'Pinners' to see how they are styling theirs. Less seems to be more.  As much as I love the more dressy and evening designs, sadly they just aint going to work for my lifestyle at the moment. 

Ultimately I want to be Alexander Wang's niece Alaia, she has got the look down to the cutest tee.  Chanel, black Raybans and a pair of Nike, and you are sorted!

Arms covered, a pair of dark glasses, with either a hint of layered lace or a crisp white peter pan collar, and the street posse have nailed it for me in terms of day time looks.  


Legs eleven.  If mine were somewhere up to my armpits and I looked like this lot, I would be rocking out in leather night and day in a pair of killer heels.

Kind of loving these two and I know the Olivia fans out there think she can do no wrong, but I would be ditching the necklaces and red bag for a cleaner look.

Faking it or not, there are some lovely designs on the high street at the moment. As well as Gray&Osbourn and Baukjen, Reiss and Marks and Spencer are my other favorites.

Ok, so the first two pictures are the LANVIN PLEATEAD FAUX LEATHER, yes that's FAUX leather for the princely sum of £2,115 at Net-a-Porter but don't all rush at once because it's already sold out ;-)  The other is my little high end nod to the sixties by LOVE LEATHER at Browns.

A girl can dream! 

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