The 12 outfits of Christmas – The Primark Jumper and the Whistles dress

Thanks to our eldest who wanted to spend her Christmas money, today I was treated to a couple of hours in the shops. Whilst it was very enjoyable, I must admit to being a little ambivalent about the sales.


The best of the bargains were snapped up on Boxing day when the locusts descended and in any event they would probably still have run into a few hundred pounds. What’s left still seems a little on the expensive side, although there are lots of nice pieces in Whistles – primarily cashmere and leather. No, I shall wait a couple more weeks to see whether the things that I have identified are reduced further.


I think that the crux of the matter is that my sights have moved on to Spring/Summer ’13 – not in a “I need to have” way but more of a wistful kind of way. The brighter colours, the lighter fabrics – they all just look so appealing. Which probably accounts for the fact that I left town with two pillow cases.


For today’s trip I wore grey GAP trousers, Primark jumper, Cos shirt, Topshop belt, Rockport loafers and a Reiss bag. I fancied mixing lemon and grey together for a change and I liked the pop of colour that the turquoise belt added – but of course others may disagree! The trousers are quite a good shape as although not a boot cut, they have a slight flare which does a good job of balancing out the hips.

This evening saw us nipping out for some drinks so I wore the Whistles Isabella dress that I wore on Boxing Day together with a Whistles scarf (on the basis that it could add a layer of warmth if needed) Hobbs necklace, Boden clutch and Jigsaw shoes.


I hope that everyone is still having fun and that for those who have had to return to work, it hasn’t been too bad. Time to gear up for those New Year celebrations soon!



  1. Sue
    December 29, 2012 / 5:25 am

    I'm with you on looking forward rather than backwards – I've just snapped up some of the Aubin and Wills Spring Summer 2013 range before the brand disappears.

  2. Thea (Journey To Style)
    December 29, 2012 / 9:22 am

    I agree about the sales – lots of mean little reductions ("was £69, now £59"), and many things still very expensive. Also studs everywhere, which I fear scream 'last season' very loudly!Did your daughter find anything?

  3. Kitty M
    December 29, 2012 / 11:55 am

    Aww I never have the patience for the sales – although I must admit this year I have become a little obsessed with the online ones!I did do a very quick runaround Next with my mum a few days ago to see if we could spot anything for my little boy, but I'm not brave enough to queue for the Boxing Day sales 🙂

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