How to pull together a bit of this and a bit of that to make a new outfit (plus the 25% discount code for Whistles)

Today dawned vaguely sunny so I decided to wear a dress – which I then wore as a skirt, which kind of defeated the object but never mind.  Anyway, because it’s so versatile I wore my Pia jersey dress from All Saints (no longer available but the Marilla dress by All Saints (£88) is pretty close) with a striped GAP top, cobalt blue GAP jumper, Kausar cobalt blue bag (sadly no longer available), Whistles scarf and M&S leopard shoes.

With a very fitted bottom half, I wanted a looser and more relaxed look on the top half, so this jumper fitted the bill and the cobalt blue in the scarf and bag tied the outfit together – but hopefully not in a too matchy-matchy kind of way. I like it when a variety of random items comes together to make a new outfit – it’s a bit like conjuring up a new recipe for dinner -sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but I was happy enough with this ensemble.

Forgive me for bleating and tweeting about Whistles again but I just wanted to let you know that the Grazia offer has finally arrived and there’s currently 25% off. If you’re buying online, just quote the code WH25SS14. If you’re buying in store, you will need the voucher from the magazine. If what you’re after is showing as sold out, don’t panic. Whistles has the most fabulous customer service department. Just email them at with your query and they will let you know which store has the item you are after. You can then call that store and purchase over the telephone. A friend of mine has already used the service today with great success.

So far I’ve heard of people buying sweatshirts, tops and bags. What bargains (in the loosest sense of the word of course) have you bagged? I’m off to take a look now…..


  1. Jan McIntyre
    March 4, 2014 / 10:48 pm

    Hi Beth, love the colour blue on you. Wish I could layer like you but I'm a bit unadventurous for work! Skirt and blouse/top combo!

  2. Carol
    March 5, 2014 / 7:26 am

    You look fab, especially with the quirky addition of the shoes! I have just bought very similar navy suede block heels from M&S, with black ankle strap and black heels. Love them. Is the scarf still available at Whistles? I am considering a bag to fill a black bag hole in my wardrobe (not very Spring-like I know but needs must) – I love the Duffy bag which can be worn under the shoulder or cross body.

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