Wednesday, 7 September 2011

"What's in my shopping basket ?" episode 3

Hello all!

Autumn is upon us and so the new wardrobe comes into play. Scarfs, hats, pretty jackets,... you can be really imaginative and creative with clothes and accessories, (I am the queen of accessories. That is what often makes my outfit). 

So, here is what is in my shopping basket these days.

I saw these in the Saturday's Guardian magazine and knew I had to have them immediately. Thanks to the good old internet, I ordered mine straight away and two days later, I had them! They will go very well with my knee length pantaloons.

The cats look mean, don't they?

Over the years, I have bought and collected many, many jackets. I have learnt that the more you spend on a good jacket the longer you have it (just like good shoes and bags). I now have at least 10 jackets and little coats in my closet and although I might not wear all of them every year, I still go back to them, even the ones I bought years and years ago.
This is a new addition to my autumn wardrobe. It is from a small boutique in Clapham Common in London, called Fever. They have tailored, beautifully cut dresses, shirts, tops, jackets. I find this boutique pretty dangerous - difficult to leave without leaving some money in there. Here is my new treat:

And the last item in my shopping basket is a perfume by Agent Provocateur. I am very fussy when it comes to perfumes. I don't like anything too heavy and usually go for fresh and light scents. Ten years ago I discovered Thierry Mugler's eau de toilette:

and I am never without it. When I first bought it, I bathed in it for days, 24/ 7. Very often I have people I don't know stop me to ask what I am wearing. I still believe it is one of the best things ever invented!!
Finally, I found something that although doesn't match the amazing Thierry Mugler, at least comes as the second best:

I am not sure, but I think it is their first perfume, called Eau Emottionnelle. It feels somewhat heavy on me as I first put it on, but half an hour later, it adopts to the skin beautifully and it feels light and fresh. I am always on the look out for new scents, so let me know what I should try next.

So, that's what's in my shopping basket this week. How about you? What's your favourite perfume, accessory or piece of clothing for the autumn months? Or maybe you just like wrapping up in big jumpers and not really care how you look on a rainy day?

See you all soon.

Red xx


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Well, we hesitate to mention this, but our shopping basket this week is still rather filled with tomatoes [for Gazpacho] rather than clothes as the summer continues here in Budapest with temperatures in the high 20Cs!!

Your socks are 'wicked'!!![if indeed, that is still the correct phrase]Scarily witty, we should be certain that no-one else will have a pair to come close to their artistic merit!!

Your jacket is so pretty. Tailored and elegant yet not too severe it will, we are sure, be your next best friend. And, you are so right that it is better to buy quality rather than quantity. That is certainly a mantra which we share.

fashion and frank said...

I think you are absolutely right and the better the quality the longer it lasts - lovely jacket btw x

Boye By Red said...

Hello Jane and Lance,

Although your shopping basket has no clothes in, fresh tomatoes for a delicious soup sound yummy.
And you are right, the socks do look wicked :-), i can't wait to wear them.

Enjoy the soup

Boye By Red said...

Fashion and Frank - definitely, good quality goes a long way.
Thanks for stopping by.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have a friend who would go nuts for those socks, but I have to agree with Jane and Lance my shopping basket is only likely to have food it it! Diane

Boye By Red said...

Hello Diane,

I am sure you have some good, fresh and delicious food in that basket.


Anonymous said...

That is a fascinating post!

Boye By Red said...

Thank you anon -:) xx

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