And so I'm back, after an amazing holiday. It took us 30 hours, a 5 hour drive, 2 plane journeys (totalling 15 hours), a bus replacement service and a train - but we did it! South Africa was incredible and leaving it was extremely hard, particularly as all our friends are out there for New Year. My first Christmas away from my family was tough, but I couldn't have spent it with better people and can confirm sunshine does make up for lack of mince pies and stockings. Above are a couple of pictures but I'll talk about that another time, for now - it's all about sale shopping.
Ben and I are spending today sorting our stuff out and sale shopping, we braved Oxford Street this morning (total fail, as we couldn't find our sizes so came home and bought them all), so I thought I'd share what we've splashed out on already (mainly me, and one from him...)! First up is something I managed to get my hands on whilst away, the Whistles Cable Knit I've had my eye on for months. I also made a cheeky purchase of this basic leopard print tee, as I'm stocking up on long sleeved tops at the moment as they're so easy to wear.
Next is a pair of double monkstrap shoes from Kurt Geiger, which I spied in Elle in October. For £69, they tick all the boxes for me - smart enough for work, fun enough for play and most importantly: flat enough to move in. The J Crew jumper was a must at £60, merino wool so super soft and perfect for work (but saying that, will look fab with my weekendI haven't bought the Cambridge Satchel yet, but I've never seen this colour before and it's reduced by £50 - what do you think? I've been after one for ages and have a thing for rose gold... Phew thats me done!
Last up, Ben's purchase. We saw them in Liberty first in a different colour and then came home and found a brown/burgundy version on Mr Porter. These double monk-strap loafers are exactly what he was after.
I really hope you have a fabulous New Year celebration and can't wait to get started on blog stuff for 2014 - 2013 was a good one for me, and with several big occasions happening next year I'm hoping the next will be even better. We're off to Soho House tomorrow night for dinner with friends, so New Years Day will no doubt be a solemn affair...