Noughts and Crosses

Wearing: Whistles knitted bomber, Next grid knit jumper, Vintage spot skirt, Ash ankle boots

I am having a real obsession with Whistles at the moment, they don't seem to put a foot wrong when it comes to beautiful quality and styling in their clothes, but they are also multi seasonal, meaning you don't get stuck with items that are quickly dated and past their best. I saw this knitted bomber in a store near where I live, but even in the sale the £75 price tag was too expensive. Fast forward a day and I had an email through saying there were further markdowns on their website. I had a look and spotted this bomber had gone down to £30 so I snapped it up. I always think it's worth investing in pieces you really love, and this, to me, is one of those. I don't have the money to afford to buy it at full price; it was £155 which is incredibly expensive to me; heck, £30 is expensive to me, but it's justifiable because I was longing for this for such a time!

I also bought a maxi dress via ASOS for next summer, it's black and white with a v-back and ever so pretty, again reduced to £25 from £95. It's actually on the Whistles website at £60 so it does pay to shop around to find the bargains, something I love to do!

The rest of my outfit is also pretty cheap chic! I got this grid jumper in the Next sale (£14) because it reminded me very much of both a JW Anderson and a Whistles one I'd seen. It's such a current print, that windowpane check is everywhere but for £14 it's a good buy even if I only wear it for this season. Which I don't think I will because I really like it, it's very soft and really warm which is an added bonus! Practicality and fashionability, that rarely happens!

My skirt is a little vintage French one I picked up in the charity shop for £6. I love, love, love this skirt; last time I wore it here it was a lot warmer and I don't think I'll be able to wear it again without tights, but what colour tights to put with it? I think black will be quite deadening....maybe grey? What do you think?

XO Amie
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