Lenten Promises (For The Shopaholic)

After the delicious pancakes Tuesday afforded us, Lent is officially upon us. For some of us that might mean no more sweets or cocktails, no more bingeing on TV box sets or less time on social media perhaps. Essentially lots of dramatic ‘no mores’. But in all that we’ve pledged to give up or deprive ourselves of this Lent, let’s not be so hard on ourselves as to not have just even a little sneak peak at some of the pretty little shiny things catching our eyes (and shopaholic hearts) in stores now. If even it’s just to look. Wink wink!

So with no sweets or cocktails till Easter, a few things we're allowed to enjoy together (if even from a far) begin with this totally cute and actually quite rock-chick ring from New Look. The overall success of an outfit always lies in the details and this little piece is the perfect day-to-day detail for any outfit, casual or otherwise.

newlook_1093595364146341 Silver star ring, New Look €2.50

Next up we have these SUPAstar shades, again another piece of fabulosity from New Look. Having spent silly amounts of money on sunglasses over the years they’re really something that don’t require breaking banks over it seems. It’s much handier to be able to throw them in your bag without worrying and if or when they do happen to fall or snap, you won’t have to sell your soul to replace them. I’m loving the added touch if chic with the cream top on these particular ones and the slight cat-eye shape is one that never goes out of style.

newlook_10935951841338540 Cream and black sunglasses, New Look €9.99

Now this clutch is a must. Coming in three different colours it’s the ideal wardrobe staple for the coming of summer. Pretty yet not too pretty it’s got a whole lot of attitude in the colours available. For just €19.95 it works as a clutch and a crossbody. Crossbody bags are so on trend right now and being head-over-heels in love with them myself, this little beauty is one I’m most certainly eyeing up and adding to the wishlist. 

Beaut1 Poly Envelope Clutch, Parfois €19.95

Seeing as we’ve given up diamonds for Lent too (right ladies?), let’s go with the fact that shoes can be our best friends for the next little while. And as the days begin to get longer and the air a little warmer, what better pair to adore than these sexy beauts from H&M. Perfect with jeans or a skirt, culottes or a pair of sports-luxe pants, you can’t go wrong with a nude sandal in your wardrobe. 

shoe Sandals, H&M €29.99

I’ve found it hard to get into the whole long-length Kimono thing but if I were to choose just one this month it would be this hottie from River Island. 

kimono Black Floral Mesh Kimono, River Island €33

So whatever you’ve chosen toggle up this Lent make sure you DO something to replace it with. Let’s go SHOPPING!

Love fashion? See more, lots more, here!


Rebecca tweets from @hautesofabulous and you can find her Facebook page here Find her on snapchat @hautesofabulous

Related Articles

More from Style