Ok Dotty P's. I cave. I looked. I haven't ordered anything yet (I'm hoping if I type that fast they may not notice and punish me with yet more emails. It's pretty obvious I have no idea how this technical marketing malarkey works, isn't it?) but I do have till Sunday. And despite it being 30 degrees today (I'll even venture so far - wash my mouth out - as to say too hot. The kids and I have been hiding inside since school pickup, they didn't even want to go swimming!) tomorrow it's due to drop 10 degrees in temperature and pour with rain. Is this Autumn on the horizon?
So there is a high possibility that I will get my clothing mojo back and be bashing the computer keys and the credit card over the weekend. We have until Sunday night.
Whilst Dorothy Perkins isn't my usual port of call (although I do still love my coated jeggings from last year - excellent buy and also in their 25% off week I seem to recall - and my wine jumper which was very useful last season but has since relegated itself to the charity bag. I may have worn it quite a lot.) it's always worth a cheeky look.
Here are my picks:-
*disclaimer* I haven't seen any of these in the flesh so will be not be held responsible for anything that is crud. I will of course take full credit if everything is marvellous. Obviously.
Firstly a top which I think is perfect for over jeans with a blazer, black biker jacket or (thinking of myself here) jersey one. Great for work and an easy top to wear out in the evenings as well. For the end of the summer, would look lovely over white jeans. Love the pattern and the colours.
Luxe Blue Print tee - £24 before discount.
These I have stolen from a wedge boot thread I'm working on as they are too good a bargain now not to throw in here. Navy and black together - lush. Would be more lush if they were leather but for £39 before discount, what's not to love?
Navy/Black wedge ankle boots
Continuing my obsession with all things sweatshirt, if I didn't have a billion jackets burning a hole in my wardrobe, I'd buy this in a heartbeat. Utter bargain with 25% off.
Grey Quilted Zip Jacket £35 before discount
I also wonder whether this is worth a look - certainly if the arms are as long as they look. Probably worth a shot for 25% off £15! I've been drawn to it every time I've flicked through the site.
Grey Rib Crew Jumper
I like it even more in the navy I'm thinking with straight leg jeans turned up, pumps (I didn't buy those Ash Virgos in the end but they'd look fab with it - however my Virgins will do just as well) and a trench coat (which I still don't have - details schmetails) - Autumn Chic. Ooh would also work as well with a pea coat. Lovely (no I don't have one of those either. Bum)
Thinking forward to (sorry, I'm going to say it...) Christmas when all things go bling, this is a great little clutch bag. Personally I'd use it all year round - great to add a bit of edge (sorry - pants expression) to a dressier night out outfit.
Black Oval Bag - £28 before discount
With my magpie head still on, there are some fab looking (again don't blame me if these feel like they're from a cracker, although in my experience, these things are normally pretty darn ok. I shall be ordering to check.....) jewellery pieces.
Supersize my bling. All prices pre 25% off.
Jewel Stone necklace £20
Jewel Stone Bracelet £16.50
Sparkle Pearl Collar Necklace
Jewel Stone Earrings (these may be my favourite - to go with above bracelet. Perfect for transforming a plain old tee and jeans) £14. I lived in mine from Forever 21 last year and these would just add that that bit of colour. Could do with them for tonight actually.
For a fiver. Five Pounds. Yes, really! I would wear these during the day. Thinking forward to polo necks and a pony tail (I will put trousers or a skirt on as well just to add) - these would work a treat. In the basket.
Pretty Cut Out Drop Earrings - £5
So have you managed to find anything at Dorothy Perkins you can't live without? I shall be placing a cheeky order on Saturday and we'll see what it's like in the flesh.
Finishing with the final week of the school holidays and what a fabulous result with the weather. I am however, so over my summer clothes, it's beyond ridiculous. Which is pretty evident in these photographs as I'm looking slightly on the beyond it side. That and the summer holidays which have clearly ruined me! I have been nowhere this week more exciting than hanging out with the kids at a nearby pool, enjoying the sunshine and doing absolutely diddly squat. Limping towards the end of the week. I may have given up......
Snake print top - All Saints
Chalk shorts - All Saints
Tan suede stud sandals - Primark
Khaki and black leopard print jumpsuit - By Malene Birger
Tan gladiator sandals - Aldo
Tan studded cuff - Warehouse
Black and white paint effect jumpsuit - M&S
Black Diego bag - Alexander Wang
Hat - TK Maxx
Black flip flops - Primark
Tomorrow, I'm off to Victoria. A date with the passport office. I may be going to Italy next weekend and I may have neglected to remember that something runs out on Thursday.... Nothing like leaving it till the last minute.