Friday, 6 November 2015

*Frugal Buy* - Dorothy Perkins clutch

Resin zig zag clutch: £30, Dorothy Perkins.  Monogram candle, £6, Marks & Spencer
I haven't been into Dorothy Perkins for ages, but recently I've been seeing more and more products online that have caught my eye. When I saw this clutch, I knew it was good - part Edie Parker, part Charlotte Olympia - but was dubious on the quality. But in real life, this clutch is pretty similar to its designer counterparts - you can't really fit much in it, true, but I always end up carrying a second bag for trainers, work diary, huge wallet etc etc anyway. So why not let your 'chic' bag be amazing?

This will be your party go-to, trust me. And although I prefer it as a clutch, the detachable straps make it far more versatile. Here's how I'll be wearing it this festive season:

Tuxedo blazer: Dagmar (old but buy similar from Topshop here)
Gold-plated 'pins' on jacket (coming soon), Astley Clarke
Resin box clutch: £30, Dorothy Perkins
Merino sweater: £79.50, J Crew
'Slim Phoebe' jeans: £102 in the sale, MiH at Matches Fashion
Illuminating radiance powder: £50, Eve Lom
'Cristina' suede heels: £79, Dune
Express bronzing mousse: £30, James Read at Asos

Wool and feather dress: Topshop (old)
Mules: Office (old) 
Geranium and verbena cologne, £44.71, Jo Malone
Bangle, H&M (old)
Red nail polish: £18, buy a selection at Debenhams
Resin box clutch: £30, Dorothy Perkins
Gold-plated ear cuff, £38, Tada & Toy
Camera ready BB water, £29, Smashbox

And on the subject of partywear, those of you that are London-based might be interested to know that there is an Erdem Sample Sale on Monday 9th November (8:30am-8:30pm) and Tuesday 10th November (8:30am-6pm) - discounts between 70% and 85% off the original prices. It will be held at The Music Rooms, 66 South Molton Lane, London, W1K - see you in the queue!

Erdem A/W 2014 runway - available to buy at the sale


  1. I never go into Dorothy Perkins anymore or shop online, but that clutch is lovely - I've just ordered it oops! Got 10% off too for signing up to their newsletter so that was a bonus :-)

    1. Me neither! I actually found it because I was trying to diversify for my last post (festive jumpers) as I was thinking I always use the same stores - H&M, Topshop, Asos etc...just goes to show when you look outside your comfort zone, you often find something!

  2. Love that clutch I think I will have to order it, I am loving all the sparkle things coming into the shops at the moment the bag is a the perfect way to wear a little bit of glitter without it looking too much, fab spot Alex xxxx

    1. Think it will look fab with a faux fur jacket and jeans, too (aka on you) xx

  3. I love that clutch ❤
    I do pop into DP every now and again as I've had some decent stuff from them in the past and it's usually reasonably priced. May have to treat myself to.thIs :) thanx for sharing x

    1. Glad you like - I must admit, i'm not very good at diversifying with my shopping -but it pays off when I do! x

  4. This place has the most perfect environment for whatever fun activity you are looking for. If you want a low key and more intimate atmosphere, come and hang out here. If you want the party scene, weekends at venues in atlanta are where it's at!


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