Finally the last dregs of the sales have disappeared and the shops are full of shiny new stock. However, it's that awkward time of year when the high street is trying to convince us it's spring already, peddling us open-toed shoes and flimsy jackets, while the weather tells a very different story. So here are some winter-appropriate things to spend your pay check on this month. And remember: it's never not the right time of year for a candle.
Is there anything more truly classic and timeless than a simple elegant black tote bag? Well, yes: a Saint Laurent elegant black tote bag. I guarantee you would use this so much it would be a cost-per-wear dream. Oh, and did I mention it comes with a matching clutch? What more could you want?
Still not over pendant lights. Or copper. Or exposed bulbs. Or just generally really beautiful interior pieces. This Marks & Spencer beauty combines all of the aforementioned obsessions into one absolute steal of an item.
Navy croc print trainers. What more do I need to say, really? Everything is somehow so much classier in navy.
Don't be fooled into thinking you don't need any more knitwear post-Christmas. Knitwear season is at its peak right now. This super soft jumper will look smart enough for work teamed with a pencil skirt, or be ideal at weekends with jeans too.
If you're looking to drop any Valentine's hints, this limited edition Diptyque candle should be at the top of your list. I had the Rosa Mundi candle a couple of years back and it was my favourite scent ever. Just divine.
Your social calendar may not exactly be full to bursting at this time of year, but that doesn't mean you can't find a good excuse to wear this beauty of a jumpsuit. It's the perfect winter-appropriate evening outfit.