Wednesday 3 October 2012

New: September

Now that I'm ever so slightly better off than I was, money-wise, I'm actually allowing myself a few treats every month. I'm still well on course to be out of debt by February and, sometimes, life is too short to go without treats. So I thought I'd start a new monthly feature and show you what I bought in the month previously and what I'm currently loving. So these are September's newbies. The necklace above is from Zara and was a little payday splurge last Friday. I'm utterly in love with it.

Shoes - ASOS
Jumper & T-shirt - JW Anderson x Topshop
Dress - c/o Next
Jumper - Olivia Rubin
Nail varnish - OPI's Alpine Snow and Essie's Mademoiselle & Ballet Slippers

The detail picture of the dress above is the same dress that I was wearing in this post. Next isn't generally a shop that I gravitate towards. I love their homeware section but I just never seem to make it up to the womenswear. I was very kindly offered a voucher for a purchase so I decided to revisit Next and see what I could find. There were actually a fair few pieces that I would happily have taken home with me but this dress just won out. It's beautifully detailed and I think it'll be perfect for both winter, with a pair of thick tights and a cosy cardigan, and summer, with bare legs and sandals. I can't actually find it on Next's website but I only bought it a couple of weeks ago, so it should definitely still be in store!

I spent my final weekend in September with some of my favourite people. There was a night out with old work colleagues on Friday, a cocktail masterclass at Harvey Nichols on Saturday morning, a visit to the Manchester Food and Drink Festival for a cheeky pint of cider on Saturday afternoon and then, on Monday, I spent the day with my lovely friend B and her little girl. When I wasn't galivanting around the North West I was at home, catching up on recorded TV, sleeping and even finding the time to try out blinkbox and watch movies online. The long weekend (thanks to Jewish holidays) was magnificent. Bring on the next one! 

Disclosure: I was provided with a voucher code for three films at blinkbox. I can definitely recommend it though.