I can’t be the only one who did the big wardrobe switch-over and realised that most of last year’s clothes were a little tight? Having a 30-year-old metabolism is a hoot. Now certain items are looking a bit ridiculous (such as this now childlike dress) and I’m trying to replace a few key components for a slightly bustier frame.
It’s always a bit frustrating when clothes don’t fit but I’m trying to have a bit more of a Marie Kondo attitude to getting rid. No jeans are going to spark joy if you can only fit one leg into them. Expect to find some gems at the next Bloggers’ Market.
Read on for a mix of wardrobe updates mixed with old faves. I’ve also listed what was bought on sale and I’ll be chatting about my strategies later this week ahead of Black Friday. No one needs to pay full price for ASOS.
The Dress Made For Frolicking Amongst Leaves
You know you have a floral dress problem, when your housemate opens up your wardrobe and quickly pulls out five very similar looking items. It just so happens that brands keep making them in shapes I like and I end up buying them all. The print of this one may not be particularly groundbreaking, but it won’t date and can be worn all year round.
Y.A.S is a Danish brand you need to know about if you want the Ganni look for less than half the price. This midi dress is a nice slightly sporty shape made from a stretchy mesh. I’m hoping that they bring out some more exciting patterns soon. I’d love something a little more Rixo, that I can actually wear a bra with. Is that too much to ask?!
The Jumper That Doesn’t Scream Christmas
Most of the time I end up living in jumpers. Knitwear doesn’t care if you have an obsession with M&S bake-in-the-oven cookies and can survive many a dress size change. Boden are great for decent quality, they have a few sparkly jumpers that are a great alternative to the usual Christmas fare. You can even get away with them in January, when the pigs in blankets are a distant memory.
These are the Topshop jeans I bought in my recent shopping video. I like them (anything that doesn’t make my legs look sausage-like is a win) but I do wish that they did in-betweeny sizing. There’s now a bit of gape-age in the bum area, nothing too drastic but I’m starting to think that I should have held out for a better pair.
The Top I Found Hidden In The Mango Sale
All hail Mango and their wonderful clearance section. The thing to note is that a lot of their gems are nowhere to be seen in store. I spotted this top during an intense browsing session and immediately thought of it as a layering piece. I needed an alternative to this H&M top, which has actually ripped at the wrist (booo) and can be a little uncomfortable. Stretchy jersey is everybody’s friend.
I bought the black and white to wear with dungarees and pinafores, as well as adding a bit of pizzazz to any denim. Be prepared to imitate the dancing lady emoji and show off your sleeves at any opportunity.