|Jumper: £29.99, H&M (in store now). Leather skirt: £160, Hush. Bag: Sophie Hulme. Shoes: Next (old).|
|Grey coat of my dreams reduced to £500|
But I walked away empty handed (that bag is from the White Company!)…
Anya is definitely worth looking at. I spoke to a reader at Laura’s J Crew event on Wednesday who had the most gorgeous raffia embroidered clutch she bought from Bicester, which I was gutted I didn’t see! But the leather wallets were £115 and the glitter ‘Valorie’ clutches were between £122 and £175.
Silver, (almost) flat and this season’s Mary-Jane style – these are different to anything in my wardrobe and would look great with a pair of girlfiend jeans (I love the Topshop ones) and a classic grey coat.
But….they were £220 so above budget grrrr…
So I move to The White Company, which always makes me happy. If you, like me, love all things grey and white and would one day love a White Company life, then this store is definitely worth going to – classic white bedding, candles (which I stock up on presents for ‘impossible to buy for’ people), dressing gowns and baby clothes for gifts. I bought a hand towel for £6, which for once, my husband approved of the purchase!
Rupert Sanderson had some good deals – heels for £99…
SO….what did I decide on??
|Jumper: £29.99, H&M (in store now). Leather skirt: £160, Hush. Bag: Sophie Hulme. Shoes: Next (old). Sunglasses: £90, Ray-Ban|
They’re very different to any other shoes I own, so they’ll take a bit of getting used to – but I love them. Funnily enough, between writing this and posting, Red Magazine came round my flat to shoot and they brought loads of shoes in this kind of style – so they’re obviously a ‘thing’ (phew!).
Next time you’re considering a visit to Bicester, don’t let budget hold you back, it’s such a wonderful day out, open late most nights (8pm Mon – Weds and 9pm Thurs – Sat) and the feeling you get from bagging that designer piece (even if it is something as simple as a Le Creuset pot – which is also a v good store if you’re in the market) is priceless.
This post was in collaboration with Bicester Village (but my trip was overdue anyway).