First stop is always Monsoon. As you may have realized from this blog, I have a bit of an obsession with dresses. It's an instant outfit, sexy, slimming and can be professional or fun. Monsoon always has a terrific selection of dresses and separates that are trendy and unique from size 2 to 22 (UK22=US 18/20)
I bought a few "Mad Men" inspired shift dresses since they fit so sexily and not boxy. Here is one of the more glam shifts I got for roughly $90. I also got a red gown for only £20 on sale with grey beaded necklace piece that drapes like a dream. Now all I need is an occasion for this. The dress below is amazingly Blondie-esque and has a lot more use in my daily life.
Now on to Evans. UK's answer to Lane Bryant but much, much cuter! Though I loved a lot of the muted modern tones and military inspired items, I opted just to spend cash on something more rare. Sexy shapewear! Functional and flirty together at last! After which I went to New Look for cheap and trendy sweaters, Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Karen Millen for some upscale looks and Primark for as many pairs of lace tights as I could get my hands on.
I love London!!
But I also love Leeds! My friend was taking me around the beautiful arcade shopping district in leeds when I stumbled across Rose & Co. with cute bath items on the first floor and retro pin-up clothing in the basement. With great looks from Stop Staring and Bettie Page Clothing. Sadly I didn't have enough room in my suitcase for crenoline skirts and circle dresses but I did get one cute dress.
I will be back for the summer sales and at this rate I will need a bigger closet. I just can't help myself!!