Friday, 22 April 2011

Bits & Bobs

Having to work again so soon after well...quitting, was frankly shocking. I managed to cover someone's work and spent two days in central London with heat and too many damn tourists! Still it did allow me to enjoy a lovely end to a working week catch up with friends on the Thames at Southbank. Not before I'd have a cheeky drink with fellow stylist Waceystyle at our secret haunt Dego near Market Place. It really does do the best Italian wines and nibbles in the capital. So keep it to yourselves - okay. En route to Market Place, Upper Regent Street was resplendent in Union Jack bunting. This dressing up on the Crown Property street is a big plus of the impending Royal Wedding, there is nothing quite like a bit of stylish dressing up, just don't get me started on the minus things!




Before I quaffed, I managed to try on a dress in Reiss I've been admiring for ages. It say Italy to me, particularly the Italian Riviera. I tried it on and it was very disappointing to find the cut didn't work on me. Mind you I'm not sure if it is because the cut isn't right or my body needs to be longer. What I found was the size 10 was really voluminous on top and nicely fitting on the hips. This is not a match made in heaven. I couldn't go down a size as my hips would have caused a strain and I certainly couldn't go up a size to ease off on the hip area. In fact the waist could have been higher too. Sizing perplexes me as surely the trick is to deliver well to the mean and get your percentages right from there for the other sizes. Or maybe I should have tried the next size up to be voluminous all over but then it would have an open window to the world of my bust area. It was a shame as one nice summer dress would have done the trick.


Because I had unexpectedly worked I felt flush and had allocated a portion of my fees to much needed new bras and since I was never going to get the leather jacket I decided to dip in to that fund to buy something new and the rest I needed to save. It was definitely a case I want to buy something! I was of course thinking summer, however I ended up buying a knit on an exceedingly hot April day. It is a very fine knit that has a neat ribbon tie at the nape of the neck and is like wearing a knight's gauze with sequins. I felt it was the perfect top to fling with all manner of things, for all manner of occasions.


I'm wearing the Jigsaw shimmer sparkle tie back sweater (£109) that I bought after snapping a quick changing room photo of the thing on me. It was more than I was intending to spend but less than the Reiss dress, (which was £169) so of course in my girlynomics head it was a saving of £60!

Anyway I am very pleased with my purchase and am hoping for an evening out to wear it. Maybe if it is a cooler day next Friday 29th of April I can wear it for the Royal Wedding for our evening barbecue with the neighbours.

8 comments:

  1. Oooh, good choice with the top! That dress is very pretty but you could probably find a better, and better-fitting, vintage one for half the price. Very Riviera indeed!

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  2. I think that shimmer top is fabulous! It looks amazing on you.

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  3. Hi there-the silver top looks fabulous! Have a great weekend too x

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  4. Love that silver top. Isn't it the way, often we find the best items in the 'wrong' weather? Even more extreme than a knit in April -I bought a fantastic courderoy trench last August...was glad of it come the snow in December!

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  5. You look so good in tops! Shame about the dress, but at least you won't be yearning for it now you know it ain't right...

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  6. The top happens to look fabulous with the red pants!

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  7. The colour of that top is amazing and it looks brilliant on you. Definitely wear it to the Royal Wedding, are you just busting to see the Royal Wedding Dress? I know I am.

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  8. I'm glad you bought the top. I love it! xx

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