Clothes & More

Have you ever seen Confessions of a shopaholic? Doesn’t your heart just flutter with recognition at Rebecca Bloomwood’s amazing quote ” You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that’s what it’s like when I see a store. Only it’s better.” I am not a buyer,I’m a looker.I will go on a 2 hour + shopping trip and will come home with a pair of sunglasses for £5.But I wander around touching and looking at as many clothes,shoes,accessories and bags.I gasp so much I could hyperventailate at any moment.I will admit my wardrobe is not great,imagine a perfect wardrobe,everything is in,everything fits,everything is organised so neatly in your huge walk in wardrobe.Look at your wardrobe,think of your wardrobe 10 times worse,that is my wardrobe.Everything is shoved on a shelf above the bare hangers,the doors are carelessly flung open and it doesn’t help that the wardrobe is not exactly Narnia.There is probably some clothes for 9 year olds in there somewhere and if I cleaned out all the stuff I never wear or never liked wearing I’d be left with nothing. Gulp.                                                                          

Jack Wills 

Jack Wills is a high street designer label in Britain.The common age range is high school teens to university
age.Being designer Jack Wills is very costly,the dresses are perhaps better value compared to other designers but the t-shirts,underwear ect. are way up at the top of the market. I am not sure as to whether I like this preppy shop for a few reasons against and a few reasons for.The shop has a beautiful interior which makes it feel old,the one I’m nearest to, has a very vintage interior with old books sitting dustily and snugly on shelves and an old green chair sits near the changing rooms.Along with the simple gold lettering on the black outline of the shop. it feels homely and very british.

The clothes can kill you,they are so beautiful and quality and preppy but not frumpy.They pull off the whole sexy british country girl,sexy british country girl goes swimming,sexy british country girl goes clubbing,goes riding,goes jogging,sitting,standing,walking. The window usually has a starch white mannequin that you wish was you styling a breathtaking dress or outfit or something that catches you like a gaping goldfish.

However the beauty has a downside according to me.It’s the same with all designers but where I live I feel that Jack Wills has it worse;peer pressure. More and more teens are ignoring what clothing style they really like to deck themselves from head to toe in the brand.And the stuff they buy is usually the stuff that plainly says Wills or JW something that will easily show that they have spent a lot of money on a designer brand.Which leads me to say that this peer pressure has its advantages,pressurised peers will buy branded clothes and walk around feeling great but they will be advertising to other teens to go to a store because it will help them fit in. Like a complicated version of a man in a hot dog outfit.

Don’t ask me how much I’ve bought there because as I said before I’m a looker,not a buyer and I’ve only discovered it recently so….I have bought a bag (on sale for a good price),a wills highlighter,two wills pens and a JW bracelet.4 out of 5 of those things had problems,so to avoid others falling in the cheap goods trap,I need and want to share these problems.I spent £10.50 in Jack Wills buying the highlighter,pens and bracelet.The first problem I had happened a minute out of the shop when I realised that the bracelet popper was so warped it didn’t stay on properly,I didn’t want to tell my dad because I know he would lecture me on how bad Jack Wills is.Added to that I didn’t want to go back and return it because the lady who’d served me had been so nice and it would have embarrassed me to be picky.The bracelet doesn’t stay on and so far I have only lost it at a friend’s house like 4 times but the day is coming when I will drop it in the street and the £6.50 I spent will have gone. The next problem happened a week later when the ink in my pens started coming out patchy and intervals of the ink flow.The third problem was with the highlighter.It took ages for the highlighter to malfunction taking 20 days.The highlighter had WILLS at the top end and the WILLS just erroded away also I found at times the ink falters so I guess it will run dry soon. That £10.50 was just gone the money had been burnt on cheap accessories.The moral of this story is spend a lot of money on good quality items.

So I have told you my rather confused opinion on the outfiters to the gentry but what do you think?Tell me your thoughts about Jack Wills,your stories about Jack Wills and tell me how you think my writing was.Either do it below or on your page. Susie xx



Festival Style

Recently I went to a festival with my family.The delight of sitting in the sun listing to music is unimaginable.I don’t care if they aren’t chart toppers,a sweet girl or guy with a guitar will do me fine.But I’m not here to talk about that I am here to tell you the must have for the 2011 festivals this summer!And that is ….

The absolute must have is a hat.I’m not talking about the normal sun hats or woollen hats I’m talking about out of the ordinary hats.So that cute guy you like on stage will see your unusual hat and…or so that you can be just as crazy as everyone else.Walking around the shops there were a few extraordinary hats that popped up in quite a few shop.Garlands were really big,you could buy them in the little stalls for £5 and  they are cute,wild and very hippie!Felt witches hats,minus the  brim and in a range of tie dye colour.Whatever you find,just find a hat that you like and suit!

So how do you think I did with this piece?What style have you seen at festivals?Tell me below or on your page Susie xxx


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