Yellow tartan and a pop of turquoise

The January sales have been good to me, not least in the form of this lovely, bright yellow tartan cape – love, love LOVE! It’s so practical for work as I get really cold at my desk in the winter. The blue snood is so thick and warm and I love the colour: I’ve had that and the brown Bertie boots saved in my Favourites on Asos for a few months – as soon as I saw them seriously reduced I knew they were mine. The tortoiseshell cuff and gloves were also in the sale… OMG I think I need help!!

So here’s a good tip for thrifty online shopping (only works for retailers that have a Favourites/Saved Items facility): if you’re not prepared to pay full price but still love an item, save it to your Favourites. Check back now and then and especially just as their sale is starting: you’ll usually find it reduced. Buy it immediately if you’re serious about having it, because I guarantee you it’ll sell out (that’s the chance you take)!

Hope everyone’s having a nice week – only four days till the weekend 😉

Wearing: Cape: Asos (sale), Snood: Asos (sale), Blouse (just seen): F+F, Skinnies: Gap (2011 sales), Leg warmers: New Look, Boots: Bertie via Asos (sale), Leather gloves: Accessorize (sale), Cuff: Accessorize (sale), Glasses: Kyusu, Lips: Revlon Coral

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40 Comments

  1. January 17, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    That tartan cape is spectacular! I am consumed with envy, and I love how you've pulled the accent color with the gloves and socks.

  2. January 17, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    I like the red and turquoise accessories with that cape. I'm afraid to visit ASOS because they DO have amazing sales and the free shipping is a nice bonus. Your boots are seriously testing my resolve. 🙂

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

  3. January 17, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    You are the Queen of color! I Love everything about this look 🙂

  4. January 17, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    Like Jenn, I *must* stay away from ASOS today, as your outfit is too tempting. You look fabulous in your plaid cape — love those gloves too.

  5. January 17, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    I'm totally diggin' your tartan look!!! U look sooooo fabulous and that pop of purple from your gloves is the BESSSST! And love those frames..soooo chic!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  6. January 17, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Fabulous look!!! I love that poncho x

  7. January 17, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    This look is so fun and fabulous! I love all the colors, and THAT CAPE! I'm seriously considering heading over to the Asos website right now and buying it.

    • January 17, 2012 / 11:56 pm

      Thanks Stacey – I think it would look amazing on you with your hair colour! Go for it!! It was still on sale earlier today – very cheap x

  8. January 17, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    you have such a great style. The poncho is so lovely! And you put all the colors together so well, very chic and not over the top. Following you!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

  9. January 18, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    I think I would look like a hot mess in that but you look fantastic! You have such an amazing flair. I'm a wee bit jealous.

    By the way, love those booties. You are the first person to make me want a pair. They are fab!

    • January 19, 2012 / 12:37 pm

      I've been looking for a while for some boots like this Alissa… finally found the perfect pair (and on sale)!! C xoxo

  10. January 18, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    Yellow+tartan+poncho should be a hot mess but it is gorgeous!

  11. January 19, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Love how you are not afraid to mix up those colors! You look FAB!

  12. Lis
    January 20, 2012 / 12:48 am

    Love, Love, Love the shoes!! I wish I could wear capes,they never look quite right on me. You look great in this, I love the colors!

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