March 19, 2013 § Leave a comment
It’s another Oasap post! I ordered a black fur coat as my super organised replacement for my beloved leopard, which is beginning to look a liiiittle bit like an old teddy…
I chose the smallest size because I am a tiny pixie person and can be very easily swamped by a fur coat. Unfortunately the sheer volume of this coat still looks a little bit ‘little girl dressing up in her mummy’s clothes’ but we’ll see: if it gets cold enough next winter there’s no telling what I’ll do with it!
My own size issues aside, this is a gorgeous coat. It’s so real-looking that when I opened it I was actually a bit afraid I’d accidentally bought a real dead animal!
It’s not, but it sure feels like it. It’s heavy and SLEEK not fluffy like most fakes. The huge lapels make it look very expensive and it would definitely keep even the chilliest mortal warm. Go check it out.
Oh! And they sent me a little surprise gift – a teeny mouse ring. So cuuuute.
September 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
What a week. What a friggin’ WEEK. Ups and downs, but praise at work! Imagine. People in the trade that I ply are usually far too busy to even notice me doing well, let alone take time out to comment on it. But I’ve had a veritable landslide of me-related appreciation. Thanks!
In other news my new fur coat is arriving tomorrow, mmm. Not so my leopard print leather boots which MAY arrive in 5 weeks. You can forget everything I’ve said about Next recently – they are charlatans and swindlers. Lovely A/W collection for women and children but charlatans none the less. It took me an hour to purchase my items and arrange delivery because they have obscure rules regarding billing addresses, business premises deliveries and VERY expensive returns. You’d think that a high street giant could do what many MANY other stores are doing – in store collection, free delivery, free returns – but no, they are stuck in the past AND they’ll cheat you into buying a Next Directory and setting up an account. Yes they will. I know. I worked for them and they STILL managed to fool me.
I’ve been WANTING a lot this week. First the hundred odd quid on the coat and boots, then complete infatuated love lust for some Gina look-alikes from Schuh. If you want to find your own Gina-esque beauties without the price tag, keep an eye on howlblog.co.uk for my byline…there might just be some shoesie secrets coming your way…
September 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
Next have a great new kids range for Autumn, which I will be exploiting to skip the VAT and risk of looking the same as other people…Wearing kids’ clothes is a trick I’ve been pulling for years. I’m about the size of most 15-16 year-olds which gives me access to styles not seen in ‘grown up’ shops: tutus and bows and prints and hearts and all sorts of great stuff.
Coats are a problem for me. I need a 6 to fit my waist and arms, but a 10 to fit my boobs and hips…however, kids’ coats are often more straight up and down, and if you choose the right style, say 60s mac or faux fur, you’re on to a winner.
Shoes are another tricksy cheat: if you have size 4 feet, why pay £100 for leather boots when you can get them VAT free?! And where else have you ever seen leather worker boots with leopard print for £44?