Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Bit of a Blip

Today, a bit of a blip occurred with regard to my aim this year to buy better, buy less with regard to clothes, shoes, etc. On an errand to the Post Office, I just happened to pop into Clarks on our local high street, ostensibly to see if they had any knee high boots on their sale rack. I'd bought my previous pair from here 5 or so years ago and I'm coming to the point where I need a new pair.  I wasn't necessarily looking to buy any at that moment in time, I just wanted to take a look. Big mistake!  I ended up buying a new pair of shoes. This pair to be exact.

At £24.99 these Teal suede fringed brogues just had to come home with me.  I've admired this style of shoe for a while, even contemplating making leather fringes to put on my own tan brogues, so when I saw these for sale at such a good price, I'm afraid the temptation was too strong.  Although not on my capsule wardrobe list, they are a lovely addition to my wardrobe and are very comfortable. I can see them becoming a firm favourite.

If this had been my only misdemeanor, it might not have been so bad, but I also snook into Primark to take a look at their new season items.  I'd say it was a mistake, but I don't honestly think it was, it felt more like kismet.  I was instantly drawn to this lovely oversized cocoon style black longer length jacket/blazer.

Now, a new blazer/lighter weight jacket was most definitely on my capsule wardrobe list and I've been looking for one for a long time now, so I don't regret this purchase at all. I love it's very simple design and I particularly like the collar which can be worn flat or folded back and the lovely deep patch pockets on the front.  At £23 it isn't really an example of buying better, buying less, but I'm really pleased I did buy it and I can't wait for the weather to get a little warmer so I can wear it.


  1. It was 'spoil yourself Wednesday' then! :)

  2. Oh boy. I don't think I could have resisted those shoes either. Good deal.

    God bless.

  3. Those shoes are very, very nice. I don't wear leather, but I still always stop and have a look in the window at Clarke's, such lovely footwear.