Maybe it’s because it’s been bitterly cold* in London lately, but I’ve found myself wanting to load up on jumpers. I finally took the plunge and bought this cashmere crewneck from Uniqlo in black today when I spotted it on sale for £49. It’s such a classic piece, I can image myself wearing it for many seasons to come. But it’s not just basic black staples that are catching my eye. I’m also coveting all of the colour-block jumpers.
Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner with your partner, having a low-key pub night, grabbing drinks with your girlfriends or staying in to binge-watch Netflix on the sofa, Valentine’s Day calls for a special outfit.
Sometimes on a lazy Saturday I like to play dress-up in my wardrobe and come up with new outfit combinations. Mostly they’re crazy – but occasionally I stumble on something that actually works.
It’s no secret that I’m a pretty huge fan of ASOS. I’ve spent many an evening sipping red wine, binge watching First Dates and scrolling through 100 pages of dresses, jumpsuits and swimwear. I’ll click the ones I like until I have 45 tabs open and I eventually have to restart Firefox. Then I’ll go through my edit, choose the best of the bunch and add them to my cart.
If you’ve been in a relationship for between two weeks and one year, Valentine’s Day is a special time to get all dolled up, shave your legs, spring for a blowout and a mani-pedi and enjoy an over-the-top romantic date night with your man. However, if you’re single or have been in a relationship for longer than a year, it’s pretty much just a normal day that happens to fall at a time when there’s loads of hearts and pink stuff in the store windows.
I think my husband and my bedroom floor would both agree that I have a lot of clothes. Many of them are random pieces from Topshop or H&M that I bought for a tenner and wore once but can’t bring myself to throw away.
(Note: I wouldn’t say I’m a hoarder, but I’m definitely miles away from adopting the Marie Kondo method that everyone’s freaking out about.
I must be getting better at hiding my deviant behaviour because somehow I seemed to fool Santa into thinking I deserved a place on the Nice List this year. After some super subtle hinting, I ended up with a pretty fantastic collection of Christmas gifts. And yes, I am including a couple things I bought for myself in the Boxing Day sales, as you do.
So over the last couple weeks I’ve spent A LOT of time scouring my favourite shopping sites for gift ideas. I’ve spent countless hours during and after work analysing everything on offer on the entire World Wide Web. (Unless I happen to work with or for you… in which case, I meant after work only.)
1. Oh my god, this is so exciting.
2. So many promo emails. Black Friday is like Christmas morning, but better.
3. I’m feeling all the feels.