By Sarah Redman
I have noticed quite a few ‘shopping haul’ posts on the blogs I follow recently, so thought i would try my hand at it too. This weekend, due to a last minute change of plans my boyfriend surprised me by coming down to Bournemouth to visit. As we are both shopaholics of course we ended up heading to Castle Point shopping park to have a quick nose around. Otherwise known as a walk to get some fresh air, that, a few hours later and with our bank accounts a few pounds lighter!
The TK Maxx at Castle Point, Bournemouth is great – absolutely massive and with lots of great discounts as only TK Maxx can do. I must admit I was very good for me, sticking to one purchase, where as Josh decided to get some great investment pieces.
Leather jacket: DNR (Donar New Recreated, also known as Donar) – £150.00 (Down from £250.00)
Jumper: Tokyo Laundry – £19.99 – Sedgefield
This wool blend jumper has definitely grown on me, when he first picked it up i would have never have pegged it as his usual style, but i have always loved a nice warm over-sized jumper and as luck would have it that is what is needed to complete your autumn / winter 2013 wardrobe – the colours really suit him as well. His other purchase is a really fantastic leather jacket. I personally think a leather jacket is a great classic staple for any wardrobe and if you invest your money wisely and get a real leather jacket rather than the imitation leather found so often on the high street, the jacket will last you years. Don’t get me wrong i will pleather with the best of them – i’m still holding out for the perfect leather jacket. Josh’s jacket is 100% pig skin leather, its got a great worn leather look already and it very soft, whilst still durable. The jacket comes with a detachable furry liner, not shown, (personally i think it makes him look like an old fashioned aviation pilot – but i love the versatility aspect).
Coat: Gharani Strok London – £33.99 (Down from £120.00) Blue textured fabric
Jumper: Besh 5 – £14.99
Jumpers and coats seem to be the theme for this shopping trip. However, the coat was a previous purchase i never blogged about. I love this coat and have a had it for a few weeks now, it has been great on the handful of cold days we have had. The design is very simple and the cut is elegant, so it can be dressed up easily or can work well for everyday wear with boots, jeans and a jumper. The coat is light, yet warm – i love a cuddly jumper so went up a size to make sure i had the room – due to the streamlined cut it doesn’t look too big or frumpy. Bonus. This jumper is pretty much the spitting image of a shirt dress by Mary Katrantzou at Matches that i fell in love with, this is just a way more affordable version for a student! It is combined with the sports jumper style, making it versatile and paired on black; a statement print.
Have you ended up with a bit of a haul after a shopping trip? Or are you getting your winter wardrobe sorted? Let us know and leave a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog