Now, on to much more important things, as I'm sure you are completely fed up hearing about my social life, plus I'm beginning to sound like Tara what's her face. Right, I could certainly do with some of these tummy- sculpting knickers, sorry briefs, especially when I've been a little piggy and eaten far too much. They are designed to gently hold and enhance the body contours as they have a reinforced tummy panel. The cotton and Lycra briefs from Marks and Spencer (pictured) are available in high or low leg and have a matching cropped top, without a reinforced front, thankfully, as we wouldn't want to squash our boobies would we? Breath in now girls. Speaking of undies, Bhs have organised a Lingerie Fortnight. From 9 to 23 November, if you spend pounds 30 or more on underwear you will receive a pounds 5 voucher to spend on womenswear (by the 24 December). And why not?
Check out the new collection created by Top Shop. TS Design is a range of sophisticated, modern pieces created for the Top Shop girl who has a bit more cash in her pocket and requires a little more elegance. Sexy pin-stripe suits, simple evening dresses with delicate ribbon straps, twinset cardigans and thigh-split skirts are just a few of the pieces that caught my eye. I particularly like this embroidered evening dress, modelled here by the lovely Emma Balfour (whose fringe could do with a little trim, in my humble opinion). Prices range from pounds 25 for a crochet vest to pounds 85 from a double-breasted coat. Available from selected stores across the country.
Okay, I give in. Christmas - I can't help but mention it. You see, House of Fraser have sent me a picture of this rather nice bag by Via Republica (left), which I feel would work rather well with the dress above. House of Fraser have every accessory you need for the festivo season, from feather boas, trimmed gloves (if you're a proper girl you won't leave home without them) to diamante crosses and earrings. If you don't fancy wearing them, I'm sure they'll make the perfect gift for a loved one instead.