Now I am properly sick. I am feeling exceptionally sorry for myself, I think I may have proper flu. My head feels like there's a sledgehammer going off inside it, my ribcage aches, my shoulders ache, I can't breathe through my nose, I am a vision of gorgeousness.
Actually I've been asleep all day which is totally unheard of for me and I am typing from my sick bed.
I forgot I have to get The Husband another present. I'm quite lucky in that he doesn't read the blog so he will have no idea (just in case someone in his office decides to share my cunning plan with him though, I'm not going to reveal the one thing I already bought him. This is something he asked for months ago and *punches air* I got it. I should probably explain that I did in fact forget to get it and managed to miss numerous money off codes and then had to panic buy the last one nationwide at full price. What a total numpty.)
But whilst I was having a little look at Matches Men, I sort of swerved into the Women's department. It's really not that exciting shopping for men. There. I've said it. Men's wallets or women's bags? Err that's not a proper comparison surely?
Now I don't need a bag (well that's not true, I do actually *need* ie I would like) another black bag as I am black bag tastic at the moment. And it would be remiss of me not to share (from the sick corner) the bargains that there are at Matches at the moment, especially of the DVF variety.
To be honest, when it comes to "designer bags" hers are really good value anyway. But with 30, 40 or even 50% off, they are my definite recommendation for under the tree this year (seeing as a Bottega Veneta bag is never ever ever going to happen!)
Starting with black, there are some lovely options.
Courier Rail Shoulder Bag from DVF was £360 now £180
Sutra Hobo Bag from DVF was £305 now £213
The Red version is even cheaper now was £305 now £183 and there are some gorgeous other colours online as well.
The other bag shape I adore from DVF is the Sutra Duffle Bag was £280 now £186
Whilst I was there I also thought I'd have a quick look at some of the accessories. These aren't cheap, they're still really expensive but it is Christmas...... Neither of these will be some people's cup of tea but I think with a plain dress or a tee and blazer, you'd have these for years. They are rather "out there", I'll give you that.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Multi charm necklace 30% off at £374
Rosantica by Michela Panero was £505 now £353
But a more reasonable little number would be some sunnies. I have two pairs that I've had for years and both are absolutely cream crackered. Seriously, my old Tom Ford glasses are verging on frosted glass, they're that scratched. And the arm of my Dior ones keep falling off. I am one step away from Jack Sugden style sellotaping it back on.
But these from DVF again look pretty darn perfect.
However I abandoned Matches for His present as after a quick little google, I did manage to find it cheaper at ASOS. It just means I'll have to wrap it myself *delegates to 10yr old* (she's still at that age when she loves wrapping presents - I remember so so looking forward to it every year. And now? Well I'd rather poke forks in my eyes. I'm not well remember.....)
Paul Smith Reversible Stripe Scarf was £65 (still is at Matches!) now £45.50 in blue. Done. Other colours again available reduced at ASOS - I just put Paul Smith Scarf in the search bar.
So I did actually accomplish something on my sick day. I have no photo of any outfit as I have honesty worn my pyjamas for three days. I can't actually remember being this ill, but at least I've hopefully got the worst of it over before next week when the festivities commence. I now need to go and lie down. Please send get well vibes as I have so so so so much to do tomorrow, let alone Thursday. GAH!