Just a quick update post, I wore my new purchases today. Here are my shoes from Guess, and my bag from Aldo. I think the bag is perfect for winter, as it is roomy enough to stuff my hat, gloves and scarf in when I'm not using them. I just need to find a little fabric to tie on the handle to cheer it up a bit.
Funny story - when I was posing with the bag in front of the mirror at Aldo's - trying to decide if it suited me, an older lady with a Gucci bag and Burberry trenchcoat told me "No - that's not for you - you're young - you need something with more colour in it." I think unsolicited opinions are cute - especially with the hidden compliment thrown in (that I look young - he he!). I guess I've always been drawn to either very girly things - or very lady-like/conservative things.
Today I wore my Old Navy Jeans, Primark black t-shirt with New Look kimono top. Now that it's gotten colder, I'm trying to stretch out my summer tops by layering underneath.