This Monday just gone was my Birthday, so of course, celebrating in style had to be done; which meant a cheeky new purchase was a must! I adore metallics and all things shiny at the best of times as my readers will know, so imagine my delight that the trend is back in stores! It was love at first sight the moment I clapped eyes on this beauteous little rose gold number in River Island, and I knew it would make the perfect Birthday statement piece. I wanted to stick to quite a muted palette so that the skirt would stay the main attraction, so teamed it with this cute little mohair vest with a gorgeous sequin trim (because a girl's gotta have a little sparkle on her Birthday!) that I picked up in a local charity shop not long ago, along with my new boots and favourite purchase of the year so far, my gorgeous camel cape! Around Christmas time I walked past an almost identical one to this in John Lewis, but it was unfortunately out of my price range, so I decided to turn to my favourite online shopping destination to see what I could find. eBay. I am obsessed! From home interiors to clothes and toys for Theo, to fashion bargains, I just can't get enough! And did it let me down this time? Absolutely not; I found this beauty for an absolute steal!
I had a really wonderful Birthday this year, and was very much spoilt by my lovely friends, family and the two men in my life (if anyone is a new reader, that sounds awful...I am referring to my Mr and my bubba!) These photos were taken at the idyllic location of the Cowherds pub in Southampton, where we went on to have a delicious Birthday, family lunch.
Speaking of eBay, I also picked up this stunning Pinko cardigan which was in immaculate condition from there, for an amazing price as well! If anyone has yet to get into the auction site, I would urge anyone who loves a bargain or who likes to mix up their wardrobes with something a bit unique, to jump on board, as it's really amazing what you can find if you search properly! The same goes for charity shops, I know they are very much an 'in' place to shop now, but that hasn't always been the case! I've been browsing in them for years with my Mum, and it was considered so uncool as a mere teen, and I think there is still a little stigma attached to shopping in them, but if you go to the right places, they are usually full of hidden gems at incredible prices!
What I'm Wearing:
Fur trimmed cardi: Pinko from eBay
Knitted sequin trim top: Thrifted
'M' pendant: Topshop
Rose Gold mini skirt: River Island
Grey suede boots: eBay
Fur trimmed camel cape: eBay