Last year, I blogged about lingerie and Valentines being linked together in the tackiest way. This year, I thought I’d share some pretty sets that I wouldn’t be too heart broken to recieve (HINT HINT)
First up, from Boux Avenue, are the pretty, vintage styling of bras that we’ve come to expect from them. This purple satin bra* (£24) (described as bandeau style on the website, but lets face it, above a D cup, and you can’t really get a bandeau bra) is in my favourite colour, so is quite near the top of my wish list. This lacy balconette bra* (£30) and “Victoriana” (I’m not sure where the Victorian part comes from) hot pink satin bra* (£26) are close behind though!
Next up is the new range from M&S created with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I love the colours and the rose printed fabric, and this rose print bra* (£22.50) is almost too pretty to even wear, never mind be hidden by clothes. A simpler style of bra is available in this brown colour*, a pretty pink* or a “nude” shade – all £22.50 for the bra.
Valentines isn’t just about pretty knickers, and this rose printed camisole* (£35) and matching French knickers* (£17.50) set was made for flitting around in.
Finally, from ASOS (I know, I wouldn’t have had them down for pretty pants either!), there’s actually a great collection of lacy underthings. This lace panelled corset* is £75 (and pretty gorgeous too) whilst this blue satin bra* is £38.
Sod it, I’ll just go and buy them myself.
…and strutting and jumping and sploshing in puddles and…well, you get the idea.
Every year, I buy a pair of boots and wear them to death, but this year, I just haven’t spotted anything that I love. Which is probably why my feet have been freezing in a pair of leather pumps in the snow (or my short wellies from Primark – I’m not quite that stupid). Each year, this quest for the perfect boots takes up more of my shopping time online than I care to admit, but this year, I just haven’t bothered. Perhaps I should have been looking at these ladies boots by Clarks instead. When I was younger, I begged for a pair of Magic Steps and if they did them in adult sizes, I’d be all over that – since they don’t (despite Sarah’s best efforts to starting a campaign), here are a few of my choices:
I love these leather biker style boots (1) which are £64.99 which look sturdy enough to kick through the left over slush. I have a pair of boots similar to these brogue style ones (2) (£49.99) with a heel, but I’m not wearing heels so much lately. Black suede probably isn’t the most practical of boot materials this time of year, but these “Kendra August” heels (3) (£64.99) and the “La Mary” wedges (4) (£51.99) are unlike most shoes in my collection – and isn’t that a good enough reason to buy them? Finally, I haven’t worn a pair of long boots in years, but these black leather ones (5) (£99.99) may be what I’ve been looking for.
Written in collaboration with Clarks…but since when did I need to be asked to write about shoes?
I feel cheated.
Y’see, last year, I had loads of reasons to wear a pretty dress or five. Parties, events, gatherings – there was a week in December when I could have worn spangles non stop and no one would have batted an eyelash.
This year, I had two work do’s (a party and a dinner, for which I dug out old dresses and ridiculous shoes for both) and of course the wonderful SWBXmas party (which I did wear a pair of shoes I had already, but bought a new dress from Primark)
Still, that hasn’t stopped me looking at the Matches sale and making a very hopeful wishlist of dresses I would like to find in my wardrobe, please and thanks.
1 Marios Schwab £1172 – 2 Diane Von Furstenberg £168 – 3 Opening Ceremony £210 – 4 Goat £343 – 5 Issa £269 – 6 Giambattista Valli £1502 – 7 Rebecca Taylor £204 – 8 Jonathan Saunders £966 – 9 Rag and Bone £167 – 10 Goat £308
Is there such a thing as a dress fairy?