It's that time of the season again.
25% off at Whistles KLAXON. Code is WH25SS16.
Yes, all other blogs shelved for the day as it's the one discount code a year which I really look forward to. Having said that, I always think I have loads of things I want and then rarely buy anything. But it's always worth a look...
So thanking you kindly Grazia for giving me the excuse to spend an hour not walking the dog as it's completely peeing it down with rain (I'm walking miles with her tomorrow morning so don't feel remotely guilty, plus she loathes the rain - strange/sensible dog) and I had a hairy drive round the M25 first thing for a meeting. So tea, toast and a gander at the Whistles website was just what the Dr ordered.
I buy a fair bit from Whistles and have done for years - in fact, my first ever suit was from there, I remember almost crying at how expensive it was but I wore it for years.
Dresses are one of my favourite purchases and two in particular - cocoon dresses, I bought four years ago, one in a bright yellow and one in a navy leopard print and both are still Summer staples.
This year is no exception with ones I would wear.
Amelia Lace Dress £220 I feel this needs an injection of oomph in shoes. I'm thinking strappy, I'm thinking colour, I'm thinking another blog. But the dress would see you through the Spring/Summer.
Kelly Cut Out Dress £160
The perfect LBD. Ideal to dress up for a night out or throw on with sneakers for the school run (once it gets warmer. If we can actually think that far ahead. It seems like a mere pipe dream now, no?). This fabric from Whistles a) never creases and b) washes like a dream. The perfect dress to also roll up and take on holiday (like the ones I have.. I think I should probably add black to the equation).
Paige V Neck Crepe Dress £120
But instead of a dress - how about a top and a bottom option. I will admit, the inspiration for this came from this pic when I thought COOL JUMPSUIT and hey ho - it's a top and trews. Which ultimately is a lot more useful.
Textured High Waisted Trousers £130
And the One Shoulder Rib Knit Black top £95
Another top option is the Rib Knit Long Sleeve Bardot top which works perfectly with the trousers - £95
I'd also wear both these tops with A line leather skirts...
These have been on my wishlist since last Summer. Never in stock in the Winter so although it seems barking to buy it now, you'll never be able to snag it with the 25% off usually. A complete classic that you'll have forever. And you won't need to buy a coat next A/W. Just layer this over - well, anything, but when it's super cold, over leather jackets these are just gorgeous (admittedly this isn't such a great solution if you don't have a leather jacket...).
If you did need any further persuasion these are reversible so essentially you're getting two jackets for the price of one.. and if you're going to use 25% off, the more you spend, the more you save (ok, totally clutching at straws with this one. It's logic I tend to use with the husband... it makes TOTAL sense in my head).
Longline Sheepskin Gilet £695
And in the black
Molly blazer in grey £95
And in the black again £95
And whilst we're here, the one bag (and yes there is one sort of bag I don't have) is a backpack (ie the one above). If you'd told me this time last year, I would be lusting after a backpack I would have guffawed. However here we are and I can *actually* envisage myself wearing one - tourist stylee... Who'd have thunk it? Before we know where we are, I'll be drooling over a bomber jacket. (Dear god no, please no. Not on me. Just not right.)
Verity Backpack £280
Now as you can see - a riot of colour today on the blog today... so continuing the theme with some ummm black sandals.
Laxo Croc Platform Sandals £175
And since it seems futile to now throw in any form of colour, I'm finishing with white. I had these on the blog way back in Jan (I think..) when they first came out and the love affair with flatforms was first mooted. I thought I might have gone off them. I got the Nike Air Force Ones (sporting today) as I thought they were more weather friendly and half the price. Well I definitely fell in love and am more than tempted now by these.
These I think would be unbelievably versatile. I love with all sorts of trousers (be them skinny, tapered, wide legged or cropped), culottes and skirts.
Melby Espadrille Trainer £165
Do I carry on plundering the sneaker look or do I try and ring the changes with a mid block heel? I am throwing these in now as I had either a moment of genius or a moment of madness yesterday thinking I NEED a pair of mid heel shoes. In the cold light of day I'm not convinced, I won't lie. But I'm throwing these in as a definite maybe. And shall be back to explore the subject in more detail shortly.
Ness Patent Mid Heel Mary Jane £160
And then honestly I have to stop as I will keep going. Anything you fancy? What have I missed??
In the meantime, the weather is so dull, I refuse to mention it. Suffice to say, what a difference a day makes.
Grey Essential Roll Neck Jumper - Cocoa Cashmere
Black faux leather joggers - ASOS
Grey and camel Air Force Ones - Nike
Grey double face coat - Whistles
Black Haworth bag - Village England
I have so much that I want to blog about at the moment - suddenly full of ideas I want to explore for new season. I also have a theory about which direction I'm going in for the Spring. Which I shall be talking about in more detail in person at a hush evening next Thursday 10th March in London, that I'm talking at which everyone can come to! All details can be found here. Would be lovely to see some of you there!