Shopping: What She Bought

March 10, 2011

Daily Digest

Shopping: What She Bought

Shopping is our favourite pastime. Read on to find out what we bought this week and let us know us what you bought too.

A stone coloured mac (€29, Penneys, £15 Primark, pictured)

This prudent pick also comes in ivory, navy and black and is currently in store. It’s time to ditch the winter coat and look to a lighter, brighter option for spring outerwear. We’re wearing with a vintage style silk scarf from River Island (€27).

A classic mac silhouette is our favourite way to make the transition from winter to spring, or in Ireland’s case from very cold to cold-and-probably-raining. Other trench coats in the shops right now include short and long styles at Debenhams and for those after a high end fix, a classic Burberry trench (€950, Netaporter) – worn by, dare we say it the conservatively dressed Kate Middleton in Belfast this week and by singer Elie Goulding, who was treated to an edgier studded version by Burberry, just for their London Fashion Week AW11 show.

WSW Style Tip: Taupe or Stone is a good basic colour for Irish (pale) skin tones – the neutrality of it will ensure that it goes with most things in your wardrobe. The warmer nude or beige tones suit, like what Ellie is wearing, only those with sallower skin.

You bought..or steered clear of

‘Penneys trilby hats €5 in a range of styles, love them, couldn’t help buying more than 1 for that price. I’m avoiding stack heeled shoes. Yuck!’ DMcC

‘I’m avoiding leopard print.  It’s awful’ KB

We want to hear from you and feature your hot buys here on WSW too! Tweet us what you’ve bought at, email us on or post to WhatSheWears Facebook page. Or simply tell us which trends you’re avoiding in the shops right now!

P.S When we mention them, we’ve put your names up as initials instead of your full names. Some people just don’t want to appear when Googled! If you’d like your full name added though, do let us know and we’ll be happy to put it up here.

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6 Responses to “Shopping: What She Bought”

  1. Shelley Says:

    I just bought a gorge large trilby in H&M for around a tenner! I’m a bit nervous of the new snake print trend that is replacing the leopard print trend. Snake prints are difficult to wear!

  2. caterine buckley Says:

    seen the same coat in dunnes stores 25 euros in the savada range 4 euros cheeper than pennys

  3. Nora Says:

    great that people shops around now days, and with little effort anything from any shop looks good, accessorise your outfits to make the most of them

  4. Annemarie Says:

    HI Shelley, I see what you mean about the snakeskin. I tend to like it in small doses, ie on a bag or pair of wedges. Wrote about it back in 2009 and I guess it’s one of those things that comes around every few seasons, like leopard print!

  5. Annemarie Says:

    Nora – yep, 3 words are key here “accessorise, accessorise, accessorise” !

  6. Annemarie Says:

    Caterine, you’re on the ball, thanks for that tip :)

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