When you’re a Stay-At-Home-Mum, it is so easy to wear the same things over and over again. It’s tough justifying a new outfit when your children need new shoes – again. But I knew I needed some new outfits to wear for my various 40th birthday celebrations. So I thought I would share my new bargain dresses.
The dress at the top is a fab little number from Oasis that I got from House of Fraser a couple of weeks ago. The dress fits beautifully and made me feel fab. And at only £15 in the sales, I was even more thrilled. I teamed the dress with new sparkly heels from Hotter shoes (they are cushioned and so comfy). I always see people tweeting about Hotter, so I thought I would see if they really were as comfortable as everyone says (they are). And I got them in the sales (woohoo) for £34.00 (birthday money from my mom, so it was like they were free). I will be wearing these to every night out in autumn and winter.
I got my clutch bag last winter, from SimplyBe. I love that it is roomy, and with silver and gold accents (looks great with everything). My Cluse watch was a birthday gift from Husband. I have been wanting a gold watch for ages. The combination of gold and black feels very modern, and a bit gangsta.
When you turn 40, you simply cannot have just one celebration. You have to properly celebrate such a milestone birthday. So I needed another dress. I wanted something casual that I could wear for lunch with friends or even to afternoon tea. With trainers and a cardi (or my trusty denim jacket), I can still wear it on the school run in the autumn. I found this Izabel London dress on the House of Fraser website. Another bargain at £15.