Off for a day in the shops in a little Hobbs, Reiss, Jaeger Boutique, Zara and LK Bennett – and all bought in the sales


Yesterday I hit the stores to do some shopping in preparation for an event at a set of Barrister’s Chambers tomorrow. As well as being on the look out for pieces which do a particular job style wise – whether because they are perfect for a particular body shape, because they are a great basic, because they are versatile, a great accessory or representative of new trends – I was also on the look out for bargains!


For some of the pieces that I was after, Hobbs was the best option by far. Some pieces had up to 70% off, they had a good range of sizes and they hadn’t just recycled the things that hadn’t sold in the summer. From Hobbs perspective it wasn’t so great but it was good for me – and possibly for the ladies tomorrow. I will try and bring you some pictures of some of the pieces, depending on their “hanger presence”.


Jaeger Boutique, Whistles and Ted Baker also had some great reductions, as did Aubin & Wills – although the brand will cease to exist soon so it may be worth checking it out sooner rather than later.  



I always need to be really practical and comfortable when I shop as I end up walking so far and carrying so much. So, I wore skinny Hobbs jeans, Reiss navy pea coat, Zara boots, LK Bennett cross body bag and neon pink Jaeger scarf for a pop of colour.  I bought the Hobbs jeans just before Christmas and have had to persevere with them as initially they weren’t that comfortable but they have been worth the effort.


Today I was doing shopping of a different kind. Although I have recently had some amazing party invitations – in particular to one at which Mark Wright and Arg from TOWIE will be present (!) I was shopping for our now 5 year old’s birthday party. It was really embarrassing and, as I was unpacking the contents of my trolley on to the converyor belt, I felt like saying to everyone that I don’t normally buy ten tonnes of jammy dodgers, ice cream, party rings, chocolate fingers, hula hoops and fruit shoots (plus one bag of carrots) for our weekend’s food consumption. Well, not every weekend anyway.

Sale buys that I am wearing!

Zara boots – summe sale, Hobbs jeans – just before Christmas, Reiss pea coat – 2 years ago, LK Bennett bag – Bicester a few years ago, Jaeger scarf – in store now!



  1. The Flaky Fashionista
    January 11, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    Love that outfit – all of it! Laughing at your supermarket story. I had a similar experience before Christmas as I was visiting my sister in the US & tons of Cadburys was requested. I was truly mortified at the checkout as I piled the multi-packs onto the conveyor belt 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      January 14, 2013 / 2:53 pm

      Ah Cadbury's – if you were brought up with it, nothing beats it does it – despite its low cocoa content! The Cadbury's factory is only a couple of miles away from us – dangerous to visit as you come out like Humpty Dumpty!

  2. Sue
    January 11, 2013 / 11:46 pm

    Love the neon scarf – that was the first thing that drew my eye! Off to take a look!

    • StyleGuile
      January 14, 2013 / 2:54 pm

      Hi Sue – did you find one? They are a good price now. We still have them in Selfridges here so if you wanted me to get one for you am happy to send it across.

  3. GlamRosie
    January 12, 2013 / 7:44 am

    Oh no Aubin & Wills – I didn't realise! I may have to pop to the Bicester Village store then and stock up! x

    • Sue
      January 12, 2013 / 11:33 am

      If only I lived nearer – I would be stocking up there too!

    • StyleGuile
      January 14, 2013 / 2:54 pm

      You have until the end of the month for the stand alone stores ladies – better get shopping!

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