Gold Sparkly Jumper and Glitter Jeans + Link Up

Gold Sparkly Jumper and Glitter Jeans

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 elusive M&S sales order

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”.

And so finally, after a cross-country detour, I got my M&S sale order last week. Thankfully, it was worth waiting for.

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!

Gold Sparkly Jumper and Glitter Jeans

I’d never bought jeans from Mango before, thinking they might run small like Zara, but amazingly they fit, even after the Christmas indulgences.

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 herehere 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.

Do you save glitter and sequins for special occasions or do you like to wear them in everyday outfits?

Gold Sparkly Jumper and Glitter Jeans


Gold Sparkly Jumper and Glitter Jeans


Gold Sparkly Jumper and Glitter Jeans

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)


Last week’s favourites were…

Suzanne of Crazy Blonde Life, Alexa of Fabes Fashion and Tiina of Elegance Revisited!

This is where I link up!

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      • January 25, 2018 / 3:55 pm

        Emma, I just wanted to let you know that this post will be featured on my new link up post coming later today!


    • January 19, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you Miri, you’re welcome!

  1. January 16, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I LOVE those pants! Such a pretty sweater too!

  2. January 16, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I had a problem ordering from H&M They left my order on the drive and it got swiped! By the time I got to sort it out all the items were sold out! Yours was worth waiting for though! xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Oh no, what a shame! It really annoys me when delivery drivers just dump things in full view of any passersby.

  3. January 16, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Wow, what a traveling clothes story! You have a lot of patience! 😉 glad it finally made its way to your house. love the mustard color with the beautiful scarf, it looks great with your haircolor. the jeans are fab, pretty rock and roll too! i order from Mango, but never tried their jeans1
    Beautiful look..
    jess xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Thanks Jess! I’m quite fussy about jeans so I’m glad I took a chance on these 🙂

  4. January 16, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Ha ha, computer says no! I say that a lot!
    What a journey and how frustrating that can be right! But it certainly was worth waiting for!

    • January 19, 2018 / 11:31 am

      I love that Little Britain character! Yes it was all good in the end 🙂

  5. January 16, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    I really like your sweater and those glitter jeans are really fun! So glad you finally got them after all that hassle!

  6. January 16, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Oh, I love this look! All the sparkles are pretty and the bit of leopard compliments this look wonderfuly. What a frustrating experience to go through, but I am so glad it all finally worked out in the end.

    • January 19, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Thanks Jennie! Yes it was a bit of a palaver, but worth the wait!

  7. January 16, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    What a story to get that sweater! It’s gorgeous though! Love the color!

  8. January 17, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    Lovely sweater, and what miles it traveled! Love the whole refined-glitter look, and thanks for linking up, xo


    • January 19, 2018 / 11:24 am

      Aw, thank you Cheryl! 🙂

  9. Amy Arnold
    January 19, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    It was worth waiting for, but wow, what a fiasco! Love the colors together.

    Michael P Flanagan Scholarship – For MSW student who is a single parent

    • Amy Arnold
      January 19, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      whoops, clearly pasted the wrong thing there. Sorry!

      Amy Ann
      Straight A Style

  10. January 20, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    So lovely!! These are your colors for sure! AND I haven’t packed away my glitter and sparkles yet either. lol! Have a great weekend!

  11. January 23, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Beautiful look, Emma! Love the bag too!!!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  12. January 29, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    I absolutely love this sweater! Visiting you from Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore link up ☕

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