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Cashmere pink crew neck jumper

cashmere medium pink crew neck jumper

Plan ahead this autumn/winter with cashmere. I love high street cashmere, it’s generally good quality. I bought this medium pink jumper from M&S and it’s available in another 13 colours. I usually take a size 8, but had to size up to a 10. At £79 it’s great value.

Here’s the link to this jumper on the M&S website:

http://tidd.ly/e815d8c9

Tulle skirt

From the kids’ department in Boden. Mine’s age 15-16 but probably could have got away with a smaller size, but I like a roomy elasticated waist. It’s a lovely lightweight, floaty, sparkly skirt:

https://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/lurex-spot-tulle-skirt-ivory/sty-g1116-ivo

Colourful pom pom bag accessory

You’ve got to check out Pom Pom Galore’s website if you want any sort of pom poms. Lots and lots of accessories to choose from and I was gifted this one. If you type in ‘Friend15’ you’ll get 15% discounhttps://betsyandfloss.com/collections/round-basket-bag/products/corfu-circular-basket-bagt but it finishes end of August so be quick!

http://www.pompomgalore.co.uk

White faux collar

Faux Collar from The London Mummy’s Shop 

I bought this gorgeous white cotton faux collar from an Instagram account I found called @tlmedit. A faux collar is less expensive than buying a shirt; it’s comfortable to wear as there are less fitting issues; doesn’t add bulk under a jumper, and there are lots of colours, designs and shapes to choose from. TML Edit has very kindly offered my clients 20% off with the code: fcstyle20. Here’s the link to their website: https://www.tlmedit.com/collections/collars

 

Brown heeled knee high leather boots.

Brown knee high heeled leather boots

Just bought these fabulous leather boots from Clarks for £159. They come in a regular width fitting and I love them as they are snug on my calves. I find it hard to find boots which don’t gape and flap around my calves. However, these boots aren’t ideal if you have a calf measurement of wider than 38 cm. These boots look great with skirts, dresses and you can tuck skinny trousers/jeans into them.

Here’s the link to the boots:

http://tidd.ly/9ea420f1

My 100% cotton kimono and PJ bottoms

I bought these from @dilli_grey as I discovered this gorgeous brand on Instagram. The website is www.dilligrey.com The kimono is £59 and the bottoms are £29. I love what this brand stands for ethically hand-made garments from Rajasthan. I’ve taken the PJ set on holiday and it’s so cool to wear on warm mornings. They stock so many gorgeous pieces for you and your home, so do check them out. Here’s the link for https://www.dilligrey.com/collections/kimonos

Navy cashmere crew neck cardigan


navy crew neck cashmere cardigan

This is my second cashmere purchase from M&S

It’s available in nine colours and an excellent buy to travel in especially in air-conditioned environments – planes, hotels, restaurants etc. I’ve gone for a classic navy as it will go with all my neutral and colourful clothes. At £89 it’s great value and I had to take a size 10 as I am normall a size 8:

http://tidd.ly/5d7e49e1

 

Captioned wool crew neck jumper

Bella Freud 1970 wool crew neck jumper

Such an iconic jumper and eye wateringly expensive at £360 plus £5 postage. However, I’ve had my eye on these jumpers for the last 5 years and finally I succumbed as 1970 was the year I was born and I’m 50 next year – hey hey! I’m a size 8 and the small fits perfectly. It’s not for everyone, my husband hates it and I haven’t even told him the price! Here’s the link:

https://bellafreud.com/1970-sequin-jumper-lotus-green.html

Blue silk summer dress

blue silk dress from Hobbs (John Lewis)

I was kindly gifted this bright blue dress as I did an event for Hobbs in Covent Garden. Such a versatile comfortable dress to wear for the summer whether it’s a day at the races, a cocktail party, a smart lunch, wedding etc. It’s also reduced to £119:

http://tidd.ly/c176c682

 

Black cotton halter neck dress

Halter neck black cotton dress

Great to dress up and dress down for a casual day time look. Please take a look at my Instagram feed to see the number of different ways I’ve worn this dress. Sexy halter neck and black detail and such a comfortable dress (with pockets) for £59. Still available in all sizes:

https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/women/dresses/product.halter-dress-black.0744331001.html

 

 

Straw bag

Corfu circular basket bag from Betsy Floss, £65

The Corfu circular basket bag is perfect for any occasion – work, rest and play for me! From sunny holidays so this bag will definitely be joining me in Barcelona and India to trips to the farmer’s market. The double handles mean it can be worn over your shoulder or hand held. Made from seagrass straw with leather handles it’s the perfect medium sized round bag. Betsy Floss have very kindly offered my clients 15% off with code ‘ANITA15’. I know it’s a bag that lends itself better to warmer climes, but I tend to buy out of season to make sure I get a good deal and ‘early bird catches the worm’. Here’s the link:

Corfu Circular Basket Bag

 

Animal print dress

Baukjen dress in animal print

As soon as I got this dress, I wore it on three different occasions in the same week. It’s made from viscose and has lots of lycra in it which makes it super stretchy and comfy. It’s true to size and I’m wearing a size 8. It’s great to dress up or down so it’s versatile for work, rest and play. I cannot recommend this dress enough, I know I’m going to wear it loads and it’s very flattering. You could try it with a belt and gilet too. Here’s the link, my autumn/winter must-have dress for you:

Alanah Tie Dress