Tuesday, 30 July 2013

High end, high street...

Even though I have a lot of clothes, I don't have much from the high end of the high street. A few Hobbs pieces aside, the majority of my clothes are from places like H&M or Tesco (I have absolutely no issue with picking up my clothes in supermarkets!) I don't tend to venture to the 'expensive shops'- even Topshop or Miss Selfridge are too expensive when it isn't sale time but I have been trying to add a few more hard wearing pieces to my wardrobe, Primark just doesn't cut it for me any more. I completely blame Gem and Sarah for my recent foray into the Jaeger sale, they are very good enablers and very bad for my willpower! ;) Strangely enough,  this outfit manages to combine Tesco, Hobbs, Primark and Jaeger in one. Not bad really, especially considering I didn't pay full price for any of them...

Jacket: Tesco, top: Hobbs, shorts: Jaeger, tights: Primark, shoes: New Look
 I really love the print on this top and whenever I wear it, I get loads of compliments, from both men and women, something that it is pretty rare - usually women will like something and men just hate it, or is that just with my wardrobe?! Usually I would go for a more traditional colour on my nails but I actually love this bright blue colour. I layered up my Barry M nail paint in cyan blue with a shimmery blue Max Factor nail varnish (I hate how they don't name the shades!) weirdly it makes it so much more wearable.


I bought these shorts as the only other ones I own now seem too short to be worn out of the house and I felt really self conscious in them (is this what getting old is like?) I love the frill on the bottom of these (little details really make all the difference) and although they are still pretty short, they are loose enough that I am comfortable wearing them, they really are perfection in shorts form!


Do you ever venture into the expensive shops? Who are your enablers?

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13 comments

daisychain said...

I rarely venture in to the more expensive shops and even more rarely make a purchase. Need to embrace quality over quantity! x

joanna said...

Those shorts are dreamy! High end wise; I usually get smarter pieces from the Jack Wills Outlet or ebay for bits from Zara, Mango and next on my list are bits from Whistles and COS.

x

Helen said...

I'm hoping to be able to buy from places like Hobbs once I'm earning next year! I always walk past and sigh at their dresses!

HighlandFling said...

These shorts are so lovely, love a good ruffle. Also, your legs look amazing by the way!

Em x

Jo said...

I love the ruffle detail on your shorts, looks very cute with the polka dot tights. I saw a gorgeous red tweed blazer from somewhere in John Lewis recently but just couldn't justify the £300 price tag sadly :( Most of my stuff is from gap, h&m, dorothy perkins and tesco with the odd slightly better quality item.

Law whalebone said...

This has to be one of my fave outfits of yours! That top is so pretty and I love the tights with the ruffle shorts. I love a good mix of high end and low ...mines more all low haha so poor. Loveage xx

char said...

I only created a Jaeger account last week to order that ladybird dress, which Sarah and Gem can be blamed for as well! I need to try and track one down in the right size, it's so lovely! I don't think I own anything from Hobbs though - not sure why - and your top is lovely!

Sarah said...

Hobbs have such lovely pieces. I love Jaeger (especially their Boutique range) and we all know I'm obsessed with Whistles!
x

The Style Rawr said...

That top is so pretty! Sadly I don't tend to bother with the pricier high street brands, I prefer to save my pennies for the quirkier Australian/American ones. I wish I was as chic as you!

Tara xo

Gem said...

hahah sorry Maria and Char!

Harriet said...

Ahhh Jaeger has the best sales! Those shorts look awesome on you!

Temporary:Secretary said...

I don't go anywhere near expensive shops because I get sad about seeing all the pretty things I want but can't afford! (usually handbags!) but i do love high street! I agree that topshop/miss selfridge are too expensive now, a night out dress would cost at least £45, which is ridiculous! I wouldn't mind if it was at least good quality. Having said that, i like to treat myself once or twice a month with a new outfit (such a love/hate relationship with topshop at the moment) x

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

I think you're probably the only person I know who works the high street in such a way as I always think it's a lot more high end than it is, you're style has a comfortable maturity to it that's tough to do with high street. That said, I have tried to move towards a focus of well made pieces because I get fed up of things not washing and wearing so well.

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