Just because the festive season is over it doesn’t mean we have to pack away the sparkly clothes does it? Any time of year is good for glitter and sequins in my opinion. It doesn’t have to be full-on bling though. Sometimes a subtle shimmer is enough. With that in mind, I bought this gold sparkly jumper and glitter jeans in the sales recently.
The jumper had something of an epic journey. You see, I ordered it on Boxing Day from Marks and Spencer, as well as a few other things, including an identical jumper for my mum. I chose click and collect from her local store so we could pick them up while I was staying for a few days. Unfortunately the order wasn’t there on the day I’d selected. In fact it didn’t even get despatched until January 3rd, by which time I was back home in Cheshire.
In the meantime, I’d tried emailing and tweeting M&S to change the collection point to my local store, but was told they couldn’t amend the order. Instead I would either have to get a family member to pick it up for me (140 miles away) or let it go back to the depot and wait for a refund. As a last resort I chatted online to M&S and was told I could get the parcel re-routed once it had arrived at the original destination. But when I got the confirmation email saying it had arrived and called the store, it was a case of “computer says no”.
Sensing my frustration the assistant on the phone tried desperately to get hold of the manager, and eventually a very helpful lady spoke to me and said she’d split the order, leave my mum’s jumper in store for her to collect and post mine directly to my house. And so, finally, after a cross-country detour, I got my M&S sale order last week. Thankfully, it was worth waiting for. Good customer service prevailed…eventually!
The glitter jeans are also a sales purchase, and took almost as long to arrive as the jumper; Mango always leave my house number off my orders, but the delivery driver knows me by now! I’d never bought jeans from Mango before, thinking they might run small like Zara, but amazingly they fit, even after the Christmas indulgences. I kept the colour palette simple by sticking to two colours, but added the leopard print scarf to break it up.
You may recognise the bag – it’s the smaller version of the Jennifer Hamley Model KT bag I’ve featured before here, here and here. It’s actually a slight factory second (as the aubergine and salamander Model KTs are) but you really can’t tell. When Jennifer contacted me last year with the offer of buying one at a bargain price I couldn’t resist. This was the last leather handbag I bought and will remain the last, because it’s vegan leather only for me from now on. As finales go it can’t be topped because the quality is amazing.
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Mango skinny glitter jeans | M&S gold sparkly jumper (sold out, similar) | Pied a Terre boots (old, similar) | Jennifer Hamley Mini KT bag | Kenneth Jay Lane lion ring (similar) | scarf from charity shop (similar)
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