You can usually tell when it's sale time... that's when I buy the most. It's also a good browsing session and sometimes I try things that I wouldn't normally try and end up finding a style I wouldn't have considered before.
Mainly this dress by APC:
APC's clothing is made with the willowy/straight up and down females in mind. Their necklines are always very high and not suited to larger chested women. So I spotted the this dress and loved the navy colour with the pattern but it buttoned all the way up and it's long sleeved which I rarely choose as a dress style. It also looks like sleepwear...
This is how I wear it-
A couple of buttons undone and the sleeves rolled up. With the tie provided, it doesn't look like a maternity dress ;-)
Another sale find - Sessun silk skirt.
Sessun is another French brand with cute whimsical clothing- again lots of high necklines but there are some gems from time to time. In Australia, you can find it on Asos.
The best place to shop for swimwear?
Try Selfridges in December! They are on sale and lots of sizes if you get in early.
By Marc by Marc Jacobs and 20 pounds each!
A cotton tee
After discovering Timberland for my boots last month, I found they did very nice sweaters and cardigans.
A grey and green sweater
Grey and navy long cardigan
I also succumbed to buying a parka from Timberland and it's awesome for rainy days. The hood was also big enough to fit my head and the longer length also meant it covered my bum from getting cold/wet.
Urban Outfitters shirt on sale, a pop of colour for my wardrobe
The next two I went to an Orla Kiely sample sale and found these:
A very thick wool cardi
A thick wool skirt
This is a lightweight sweater I bought at a second hand market for 6 pounds!
Band shirt from the Jason Mraz concert in London
And finally- don't know what possessed me to buy these pair of leggings. Maybe because it was winter??? I had in mind a ski-lodge look... Safe to say they've been donated!!
So that wraps up 2012! There have been some very good hits but also a misses that I wouldn't like to repeat.
As 2013 comes to an end and 2014 starts, I do need to be firm with the amount of clothes I buy. I don't think it's a question of quality anymore, it's the quantity I need to concentrate. Months like this when the sales are on make me cringe at the amount of photos I have to load.