The summer has officially ended in Ireland. The kids are back to school, the traffic is back to full volume (oh the joys!) and there’s a definite hint of Autumn in the air. Some of us (smug expression alert) are actually running away next weekend to Marbella with the girls, but once I return it will really be a case of settling back to the usual routine.
This of course has not stopped me from sniffing out final bargains that will come in very useful next year when the sun shines again. (Again! *snort*) The best bargain available right now is courtesy of the Mango sale which was brought to my attention by Donna. Originally €59.95 but now only €17.95, this linen blend trim blazer is an absolute steal. And yes, I’ve ordered it! Honestly, I think it’s a great little addition to any summer wardrobe. Still available in all sizes, so go forth and shop immediately.
I recently did a post about some bargain buys suitable for office wear and only yesterday I spied a new selection of the draped blouses in Primark, complete with long sleeves. I think at this stage, it is a well-documented fact that I am no fan of Primark, but these tops are definitely an exception. A very flattering and forgiving shape, these look great either on their own or under a jacket. At €13 they’re not going to break the bank and will certainly ensure full skin coverage. The great joy of these is that you can remove your jacket without fear of exposing angry psoriasis. I’ve now added the blush colour to my collection.
|Not the best colours if you have scalp psoriasis, but would look great under a white blazer. |
Also available in a teal shade
|The white is very sheer, but the blush shade works well (nude coloured underwear recommended)|
After years of declaring that ‘Black is not your friend’ and ‘Embrace a paler palette of grey, taupe & cream’, it seems that the concept has caught on … as I ran through Mint Velvet yesterday, I was most amused to see this tee in the midst of their new collection ‘Grey is the new Black’ How right they are! I think I might just have to add this to my wardrobe. Well, it would be rude not to?!! Think how great it would look with skinnies, blazer and huge scarf in the Autumn? Or skinnies, long cardi and knee length boots? Oooh! (Can you tell this is my favourite season?)
I’ll be back next week with my thoughts on ‘transitional dressing’, aka what to wear as the temperatures cool down. Fashion vocabulary is really ridiculous sometimes, isn’t it?!
Have a good weekend.