I was planning on writing the obligatory 2015 recap month by month featuring some of my favourites, but instead i thought i’d mix it up a little. I was either going to do Top 5 Favourite Items, clothing wise, from 2015 or Favourite Fashion Brands this year. The latter won out, as i was scanning the last years blog posts there is a definite trend as to my favourite places to shop.
Some are new favourites, some are oldies but still goodies.
So here we have my Favourite fashion Brands from 2015
I’ve had a bit of a love affair with Whistles this past year.
I went from owning no pieces to about 10 in 12 months.
Each item i add to my wardrobe is a piece i absolutely love. The price tag of each always makes me really question before each purchase, how much i will wear it and if i will continue to love it way after the first couple of wears. Which i have to say really makes me a more conscious shopper, rather than the crazy buy-all-the-stuff shopper i have been known to be previously.
Here’s a few of my favourites from the past year
The Perfect dress for a Summer Wedding (that would be chanel lipstick on my boob.. i smooshed my wine glass up against my chest whilst intoxicated.. thankfully it came out but i had to walk around for the entire evening with lipstick on my dress.. typical me really!)
Warehouse has been my clothing weapon of choice for years. In need of a dress? I know i will always find one i love at Warehouse. This year i had a friends birthday to attend, had nothing to wear so simply popped to Outfit and found instant love with not but one two perfect dresses. Needed something nice for my birthday, found the white knit dress below. I find that they always carry some gorgeous prints in the summer months that are never too chintzy or twee. The cut always fits my height well and this year i even mastered the awkward midi length thanks to their gorgeous dresses.
I’ve just bagged another dress in the sale that i’d had my eye on (coming soon) I also love this one. I do love their sales. Its not all last seasons tat, its usually the things that I’ve lusted after for prior weeks. And if you’re in the market for a gorgeous coat, try this.. it looks divine. Alas i do not need another green coat. You and I both now that never stopped me before (step awaaay from the green coat Rachel :(…)
Hush is one of those gorgeous brands that i literally lust after everything in their Lookbook’s. It’s a tall statement, but if i had to choose just one brand to dress myself in for the rest of time, I strongly think it would be Hush. And because i can’t buy every single item they sell, i will often taken inspo from their catalogue and do a little re-create as best i can with what i have.
This year, i’ve treated myself to a couple of dresses including the Annabelle below, a bright yellow jumper (not pictured), the quilted Jo dress and the gorgeous Nessa Cardigan (which is on sale to £88.00 ..But on Jan 5th at midnight their mega sale hits and i have information that it will be going down to £75.00!) Now paying over £100 may seem excessive for a cardi, but the quality is beautiful, the craftsman ship and the fabric are sublime. And also because it was a large chunk of cash, it makes me want to get my wears worth out of it. It is the cardigan i find myself reaching for every week. Since i got it in Autumn i don’t think a week has passed when i haven’t worn it at some point.. even if it is just as an extra layer at my desk when it gets chilly.
Its something i will be looking at a lot more in the New Year: Investment pieces and are they worth the outlay.
Great Plains (French Connection’s sister company) has been on my radar for a couple of years. I love their timeless, modest silhouettes that always appear chic and effortless. The other thing i love about their clothing is the comfort levels. Its like each piece is designed to be worn by real women. You know, no teeny tiny short skirts, no crotch riders, just practical wears but stylishly done. I wore the Intergalactic dress on Christmas day this year as its sublimely comfy, but makes me feel like a lady too, which is always nice;) The checked trousers are also up on my favourites list this year, perfect for those days when you just don’t want to wear jeans.
Also on my ever growing striped clothing front.. i added the Red & Navy stripe top and the grey stripe dress which is my casual go-to dress for sure. All these pieces are now on sale, so some absolute bargains available.
Boden shoes got me good this year. With my first pair being the navy lille lace up flats. These shoes were like butter. I wore them so much that i decided to get them in the orange also.
I then splashed out on the Alice heels for an evening out and finished the year with the Boden Embellished jumper.
This is another catalogue i just love to peruse and be inspired. Very much looking forward to the next seasons offerings!
That sums up 2015.. another year done and dusted, can you believe it?
I would just like to so say a huge thank you for visiting, becoming friends and supporting this blog. I love doing this and it just wouldn’t be the same without you (kind of like a crazy lady just babbling about pretty shoes to herself.. they’ve committed people for less i believe)
A big thank you for making me not look like a total crazy lady.
Wishing you and yours all the very best for 2016!
Here’s to a fantastic year!