Fat chance of that. Clearly it would have been "just ok" if I hadn't needed anything. But the fact I was only going in the interests of research and the only thing I had on my wish list was one jumper (see further down) and a black polo neck, none of which they had in stock. So I just grabbed what I thought looked great and what for me are must haves for A/W.
So without further ado, here are my pics from what they had in store. Do remember that my Warehouse is pretty nay very pants. However I didn't to badly, as you can see.
All the prices are pre the discount code which is 25grazia for 25% off.
Turtle Neck Jumper £32 What's not to love - a lovely shade of pale charcoal grey.
Coated Skinnies. £42 Call off the dogs. These are amazing. Well they would be beyond amazing but they're just a tad on the short side for me. Actually they'd be fine if I was wanting them slightly cropped, in fact they definitely would work. On reflection, looking at the pics, they are PERFECT.
As you can see they're a fabulously high (but not too high) cut, perfect for hiding that omnipotent muffin. The other reason I love them is that they're a proper sturdy jean style as opposed to a jegging.
Totally on a denim roll and how did I not know about the High Waisted Skinnies from Warehouse? Black on black - these are perfect. The ideal black skinny. I defy anyone to find better. Perfectly high cut for those of a certain age who would rather have a glass of wine than a circuits class (not at 10am can I please just point out....), and actually a pretty good length for someone tall. Yes, they are slightly skinnier than the coated jeans but they're still a really good quality thick denim which does give it more of a jeans feel again, as opposed to a jegging.
5 pocket high rise skinny in black £38
It was all going so well..... And then I tried on the strapless culottes jumpsuit. To be honest, it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. In fact, I have to say, if I weren't quite so tall (honestly an inch or so shorter would be fine) but even then, I think I could make this work.
Culotte Jumpsuit £70
Right, yes that is my bra strap and this is the 10. (I would obviously wear a strapless bra...!)
And as you can see, it doesn't quite do up. I do have a very wide back, hence often a 10 doesn't quite fit. To be honest, with a bit of welly and help, I think I could have got it on but then the chance of me having boob or back fat hanging over the top would probably be high.
I then tried it on the 12 but that was too big. This really does need to fit perfectly otherwise....
.....this can happen. Hand in pocket and hey presto, the potential for nipples on show is high. Just want you want for that Christmas party, no?
But I've left the best till last. And DARN it, this is what has foxed me. As much as I love the jeans and they will definitely be my replacement purchases for when mine die, I came across this coat and it's true love.
A coat you cry? Do I need another coat? Hell no. Do I want this coat? Hell yes. In my defence this is dead ringer (ish..) to the Maxmara Teddy Bear coat from last year that a) was £1500 and b) was sold out.
Brown Oversized Teddy Coat £85
I sized up as I think this needs to be super oversized and I'm big. So this is a 14 - originally I tried the 12 but it looked a bit skimpy and I think the more generous the coat looks in sizing, the more expensive it looks.
I also wanted to see this which was pointed out by some lovely Twitter friend. I really really wanted to see this but they didn't have it. Maybe I shall have to order it... I can always return it, can't I?
Grey Noir Jumper £40
So has anyone else bought anything? I have to say I am SO over Mango et al that it was such a lovely treat to look at different things in Warehouse. Can't wait to hear what others have bought... (oh and how many camel coats = too many?)
Outfit pics from last night to begin with. Out for drinks with the girls, lots of prosecco, lots of chat, perfect night out. Head was delicateish this morning...
Black crepe top with coated sleeves - Cos
Black loose tuxedo jacket - Hush
Indigo distressed Baxters - Topshop
Studded ankle boots - Zara
Black clutch bag - Tory Burch
And today for a lovely day out my gorgeous daughter and her best friend for lunch and shopping.
Coated metallic skinnies - 2nd Day (I totally forgot I had these... and the coating is wearing off but they're a great fit)
Black Bardot Jumper - Boden
Camel dressing gown coat - Zara
Black ponyskin skater shoes - Next
Black Faridah Hobo Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs
So the smallest was good today and trotted off to footie camp but has gone downhill again this evening so it looks like another day with me is on the cards tomorrow. Hope everyone else is surviving half term!