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Going shopping

A friend of mine recently asked me to pick up a few things here in the UK to bring home to her.  There is an extraordinary variety of mid-low cost clothing here so my challenge is where to start!

My own shopping habits have changed a lot over the last two years.  I now have a checklist of questions to ask myself before reaching for the credit card - and these are the things I put to her:

  1. What do I need?
  2. What is in style this season (or coming season)?
  3. Do I have things to go with the item I’m considering?
  4. Does it suit me (good shape, colour, etc)?
  5. Will I wear it?
I’m actually waiting for an online order at the moment.  I bought the following items – already I’ve planned at least four ways for each to wear them together - watch out for them all in this week's outfit posts!

Matalan Camel Skinny Jeans

Matalan Printed Tea Dress

ASOS Black Chelsea Boots

Matalan Mustard Jumper

ASOS Black Gladiator Sandals