Oh yeah, it’s “show us your life” time again, and this time it’s all about shopping, as we share our favourite places to shop. Now, I like to do some of my shopping in small, local stores, but I think there is also a lot to be said for bigger places too. And those are the ones I’ll probably share here.
I’m not actually doing much shopping at the moment as I am working to be more frugal, but I figure a bit of window-shopping never hurts, right? This is what I tell myself, but it can be hard living in a place as shopping-centric as London!
For work clothes I love Wallis. They cut for a curvier figure, and tend to be really well made and hardwearing (and essential when you’re running around after eight year old boys all day!). I get lots of pieces from there. There’s a zebra print dress over there I currently have a bit of a crush on!
For going out clothes, I quite like Marks and Spencer. They also do great beachwear.
For jeans and casual clothes, I am becoming a Next girl. I have a pair of bootcut navy jeans from there that are just themost comfy things ever, and brilliantly are just the right length! Getting the right length jeans is a major find for me – at 5′ 5″ ‘short’ jeans are too short, but most ‘regular’ jeans are too long. Argh! But that’s a whole other post!
My tee-shirts tend to come from Threadless, which I found a few years back. It’s my go to please for cute and quirky teeshirts. I just bought a cute one, the funds from which, brilliantly, will all go to help Haiti (“Men anpil chay pa lou” = “Many Hands Make the Load Lighter”).
Last but not least is not a clothes shop, but is probably my favourite shop of all. Paperchase. Just the cutest stationery and quirky stuff ever! I swear, if I could get away with it I would spend more cash in there than all the other shops combined!
So that’s a glimpse at my shopping favourites – now to go read everyone elses! 🙂