Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

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”).

Shoes tend to be a mix of cute flats and heels from New Look, or sneakers from Converse. Mmmmm, Converse….

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! 🙂
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  1. Riot Kitty
    22nd January 2010 / 5:38 pm

    I totally want a zebra print dress!

  2. Christielli
    22nd January 2010 / 10:00 pm

    Oh how I love shopping and Converse too. I really enjoyed shopping in the UK. 🙂 Even though things are more expensive for me there, the novelty was super fun.

  3. wigsf
    22nd January 2010 / 10:32 pm

    Marks and sparx, oh. Haven't heard about that store in looooooong while. They pulled outta Canada in the late 80s early 90s. When I was a little kid, that's where my mommy bought me my clothes.

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