Part of me felt I ought to maximise the effects of my discount and invest in some really classic pieces that would see me through season after season. I felt as though I should be buying at least one leather skirt or pair of shorts but got to the point in the fitting room where I couldn't tell if I actually liked them or whether I was completely indoctrinated by the glossy magazines forever drumming in their essentiality. I decided instead on these velvet shorts, which remind me of the ones Alexa Chung did for Madewell only in navy and brown. They're by Topshop's Premium range, limited in number and appear to have sold out already on the website, hence my own picture. The only trouble with them is that the size 8 were extremely short and clingy and skimpy and the size 10 a little on the baggy boyish side, however I knew I simply wouldn't wear them enough if I didn't feel comfortable in them and so will have to make do with them flapping frumpily around my thighs for the next couple of months.
2.This was the last piece I bought - I spotted it on my way into work and instantly swooped it up in my size. It's so classic - the Breton will never go out of fashion - and I love the sixties' shape and quirky pocket details. I can't wait to wear it with some mustard yellow tights or with bare legs, cute ankle socks and cream mary janes in the summer. It's still in stock and you can buy it here for £38.
Let me know what you think of my choices and roll on February for the next batch!