Some how, even when I don't buy new clothes, my wardrobe space seems to get more & more bunged. Every six months I do a clear out. I'm pretty ruthless too, and then I'm left with just what I actually wear; which somehow expands itself over another six months until it's time to clear out again.
It's not the worst household chore, I can think of many more tedious ways to spend a morning, plus you often come across a dress or jumper you've totally forgotten buying. Like a summer skirt you've bought in the sales thinking you're the bee's knees and bargain savvy. Then you do a clear out in September & find the floaty skirt, labels still attached and summer fleeting fast. Not so clever. So a clear out is sometimes as good as a mini shopping spree.
Here is another plus point for you. You can get cash for your clothes on Music Magpie. You don't pay postage to send them the items either. And your reward payment? Well, you can spend it on clothes of course.
How do you fancy these insane cat sweatshirts? Tie dye, sea punk, lightning bolts and pastels. I think my cat would run away if she saw me coming in one of these.
About two years back I bought this comical, fake fox scarf from H&M. It was very cute, even had its little face with black beaded eyes. I blogged about it here at the time, and every so often I will have someone contact me via this site, asking to buy it off me, sometimes for much more than I paid for it. I've never parted with my foxy, so I'm really pleased to have a link to one in the shops right now.
The M&S fake plush fox scarf is limited edition, I'm pretty sure it will sell out like its counterpart in H&M did, not least because it's only £19.50 Make sure you get one now before they all go.
Marks and Spencer is home to a forestful of wildlife this autumn. There's lots of deer and fox print clothing for all the family, and regal stag Christmas accessories like this ceramic stag decoration they sent me.
I'd heard the name Joules.com before, but I had the preconception it was a bit of a Mumsy clothing retailer. They invited me to have a peek at their new, autumn/winter tweed jacket and coat range this week, and while I was impressed, I ended up spending half an hour on the site oooohing and aaaahing at the entire women's collection. It's certainly not Mumsy- check out the Taylor-Swift-a-like in the classic navy striped dress.
The Joules range would work for anyone in the early twenties who wants a preppy, crisp, smart wardrobe, right up to those in their golden years who don't want to retire into granny smocks just yet.
I've decided I want to get rid of all my clothes and get one of everything please, Joules. How can I say no to jumpers with flying ducks, foxes and wire fox terriers on them? Here are my absolute favourites, starting with the ladies' tweed jacket collection at Joules.com
Wintour would wince; you can shop high fashion whilst relaxing in your pyjamas. Avenue 32 is a high fashion, online department store, with dozens of celebrated designers showing their latest collections.
Roberta Benteler founded the site in 2011, and already it's made a name for itself as the place to click to for luxury fashion. Avenue 32 was voted the second best online fashion store by Vogue UK, high praise indeed.
The website isn't simply a shop either, each designer curates their own department. There are videos, behind-the-scenes features and an insight into the thought behind the various collections. They also make available their Little Black Book.
If you've been following New York Fashion Week, you can compliment your wardrobe with pieces chosen from Avenue 32 in the same vein as the collections seen on the run way, thanks to a current feature put together especially for the site.
If you already know your stuff, then you'll want to jump straight into the shopping, and visit a globe s worth of talented designers, without leaving home. Up and coming folks like Thakoon Addition, Pinky Laing, Carolina Bucci and Oliver Peoples have stores nestling side by side on the virtual shopping avenue.
I adore high fashion, as it often is more quirky than high street, and I dress as weirdly as my personality. Unfortunately, I do not have the budget for high fashion, but now and then I do invest in one pricier item. Having one or two good quality, designer pieces means you can look smart by pairing them with high street items. For example having a leather handbag, can set off any outfit. I enjoyed having a browse round Avenue 32 and choosing my favourite items to share with you.
Heatons is an Irish Department Store, but readers outside the island can order on the website, and orders over £30 are delivered free.
I'm crazy about their leopard print cardigans which start at £6.00 each as some colours are in the sale. If you watch my Vine channel you'll see I'm very attached to my two green versions.
Heatons' website has lots of well priced fashion to carry you through autumn.
Out of Print's mission is to bring classic, often literally out-of-print book covers, and make them into wearable art. The illustrations from the last century make for clever clothing. The material itself is softer than regular tees, as Out of Print want you to be reminded of the feeling of holding a well-worn, favourite book.
There are dozens to choose from, in men's, women's, children"s and babies'. The book covers are also on sale as phone cases, tote bags and Kindle cases.
I chose the Fahrenheit 451 print on a ladies' XL tee. I'm a size 14-16 and its a very flattering size and fitting. Why not check if your favourite novel has made it onto Out Of Print's pages?
Find-me-a-gift.co.uk are currently stocking these super cool animated kids' slippers. We chose the Slippeez Shark, with glow in the dark eyes and snapping jaw action. There are also zebras, cats and a dinosaur to choose from.
They cost £14.99 a pair and come in a variety of sizes. Check out how they move in my Vine video.