I’ve gone cold turkey.  No not with the wine silly!  I haven’t bought anything, or clicked an order button for a whole week.  I’m not sure when this last happened.  I have, however, filled several carts with things I ‘need’.  It’s actually quite fun to keep checking them and looking at them knowing at anytime I could hit the order button if I want to – I’m teasing myself;)

Yesterday we had an afternoon of severe storms so I had some time to surf online, as you can be sure we were going no where near the surf outside.  The storms were pretty darn scary, with Tornado watches – and being in a wooden shack on stilts did not feel the safest place to be.  At one point we tried to drive away from the storms but quickly realized the whole of the Alabama coast was impacted.  I felt too much like a ‘storm chaser’ guy on The Weather Channel, so we turned around and hunkered down.  I calmed my nerves with a strong margarita and distracted myself with some online window shopping – no one else in the family seemed to be that worried as plastic furniture went hurtling past the windows.

So what did I drop in my carts?  Well first of all hooray for Zara – lots of new items have appeared, along with a new model who is a bit more engaging than the previous ones this season.

This green jacket is just stunning – it looks fabulous in this fabric.

Green Jacket


One item I know I NEED is a lovely longish lace dress – why?  Well I don’t have anything like this already.  I can see it worn with converse, thong sandals, flip flops or even my Dicker boots – very versatile for any occasion.  I just wish it wasn’t $159.

Lace dress


Of course there is another pair of patterned trousers that I love – this bird print pair are beautiful and will be perfect paired with a simple t-shirt.

bird trousers


Another pair of shoes perfect for my feet, yet still enough like sandals to be summery are these peep toe booties.  They’d look fabulous with dressy shorts like these, or skinnies of course.

peep toe boots


One item that will definitely be winging it’s way to me is this white jacket – once I can summon the strength to click order:)  Also I am not sure whether an XL here is really the usual TRF L – I ALWAYS need a large in TRF jackets.  I seem to be obsessed with biker style jackets this season.

white biker jacket

One of my favorite stores – AllSaints – is having a sale right now on selected items.  I adored this Kayo Sweater dress as soon as I saw it at the start of the season.  The cobalt is now in the sale and I’m thinking this gorgeous color will be a welcome change from my AllSaints’ greys and blacks currently in my closet.


Finally Asos.com has become another ‘go-to’ site for me.  I find it a little overwhelming navigating all their items – the same reason that I don’t really like department stores – but it’s so exciting to see all the UK brands I can get my hands on in one place, with free shipping and free returns.  Whistles, Oasis, River Island and some lesser known brands are all available.  Not to mention Asos’ own brand.  For less than $60 these loose Saxby boyfriend jeans are a steal – a great substitute for the Current/Elliott Dad jeans.


I also have a weak spot for this dress – I just wish it was short sleeved for the summer here.



Not sure how much longer I am going to go before caving.  I wonder if I can make it another week?


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21 thoughts on “Withdrawal.

  1. avenue57

    I have two items sat in my Zara inbox .. I’m just pondering even though I KNOW I need and want them!
    Please buy that dress so I can see how you style it

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      OH just said he hates it and much prefers the AllSaints Kayo dress – so maybe I won’t be buying it!

      1. Poppy's Style Post author

        I think it should be okay for evening time – I think it is pretty lightweight silk and merino – it’ll look fab with tanned legs:)

  2. dinagideon

    That model that they had last month was a bit somber looking, lol.

    Love the green jacket!

    We had some severe weather here this AM. Crazy summer storms, gotta love them…

  3. Martha

    I’ve got the voile v-neck in white & blue in my cart. Bought the black & it’s great for the heat of summer. Love the lace dress! Too expensive tho. When will Zara have their next sale?

  4. iolanthewears

    I just did 30days no spend after the horror of doing my taxes, was hard at first and I did cheat once (Boden return I treated as an exchange!) but overall easier than I thought. Of course our rotten weather helped, zero interest in buying lovely summery stuff at the moment…

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Wow I’m impressed – 30days! You see that’s the problem here it is now getting so warm and I want to revamp my summer closet:)

  5. Sue

    Don’t kid me Joanna. You’ve hit the button already!

    I didn’t see the long white dress today in store but I saw the more midi length one which was really pretty but knew I had nowhere remotely to go in somewhere so lovely so didn’t even try it on. The only time I stop looking and buying online is when there is no wifi. Sad but true.

    Glad you’re okay though.

  6. silverbrogues

    I love your first sentences;)
    Have just checked out school gate style and now can’t decide which patterned trousers to go with – love the bird print! I might just go fill a few virtual shopping baskets now…

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      There are always some amazing patterned trousers about – ASOS have some fabulous jersey rose print ones too that are just gorgeous.

  7. emma

    I totally love that Zara lace dress and jade green jacket, so I think you need to click the button so I can shop vicariously through you.x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I still can’t bring myself to pay $159 for it – I might have to wait for the sale. Not sure where my logic lies as I have just ordered more than that – but on multiple items!

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