This is a new feature that I would love to introduce regularly; I spend a lot of weekends shopping, sometimes for me, sometimes for my home but mostly it’s research for the blog (well that’s what I love to call it)

So much of what I see or touch doesn’t make it onto Loved by Lizzi, and that’s not because I don’t love the item, but maybe it doesn’t tick the box of the theme I’ve chosen to write about.

Then there are items that I buy for me, again they may be odd items that I wouldn’t potentially write about on it’s own and so I feel you are missing out –  and I can’t have that! 

My new SEE IT, BUY IT feature will be a lovely mixture of items that I’ve either purchased or have tried on that I think you should know about, plus some tips or advice as to what I found when I tried them on.

House of Fraser

CARVELAKankan X Body Bag

Was £59, currently in the Blackout Event sales at £47.50

This gorgeous little number I’ve picked up a few times, I love this pink. Highly tempted and if I had a wedding coming up in the next few months I would be purchasing! And then I’d be on the hunt for a dress to go with it (LOL).


Military Jacket

Available in Khaki and Mahogany Rose


I have purchased this jacket in the khaki and I am absolutely loving it – it’s going to be such a versatile item for this spring, and I know I will end up wearing it right up until a colder Autumn. You can see me wearing it more than once on my Instagram. I purchased the 12 and it’s quite roomy you don’t want this to be a slim-fitted item, so I would say size is true to fit.


Rafia Zigzag Shopper Bag


I’ve actually returned this item back to the store this weekend; I bought it online as I am looking for a new summer tote, and I loved with this one you could zip up, bonus! I loved the colourways and I thought it was a really great price, but for me it was a tad too big for everyday use. I think it’s a great bag, a great price and ideal for travel, especially as a flight bag and perfect for the beach too.


Openwork Sweater


I bought this red knit for my Instastores Live feature that I did with Lizzi Parson’s this month – I teamed it with my new Topshop jeans and nude heels, I also added my Chanel brooch as I didn’t feel a necklace quite worked. The holes are fairly big, so I’ve worn it with a red cotton vest underneath. I purchased the large and it fits just right, so if unsure go up a size, because the knit doesn’t stretch, it’s fairly stiff.

Lizzi Richardson and Lizzie Parsons
Lizzi & Lizzie – Instastories Live Night


Shirt Dress with Belt


Zara have this little number is various colours in store, be warned though if you are buying online, the price may be very tempting, but the cotton is very thin so it would be great for the beach or for weekend home life to keep cool on very hot days.


Abstract Print Dress



I was hugely disappointed when this was delivered to me, I had been quite excited about this dress; I love the colours, I love the design so what could go wrong?! Well the material, it’s 100% polyester that is completely see-through, it also just doesn’t feel nice – the only way I can describe it, it’s like the soft packaging filler they put into boxes to protect items – hugely disappointing purchase.

That said, I do think it has a use and for me this would be as a beach cover up, perfect for holidays.


Capri Trousers


Comes in a wide range of colours

Now I have purchased these trousers in various colours over the last couple of months, the pink wasn’t the right pink for me, the red was lovely but then I decided I didn’t want red. And if the navy blue had been a deep navy blue rather than a washed-out blue, then I would have kept them for my recent holiday to Portugal. The fit is lovely, they are a modern style that shows off the ankles. Ideal for Spring and Summer, ideal too for the office so I do highly recommend and they are a fabulous price at £28. Sizing is true to fit.


Crinkled skirt


Now I did buy this, and the fit seemed right in the changing room but then when I got it home, upon closer inspection there was a few things about it that made me doubt it so I have since returned it. 

Firstly you definitely need to size up at least one size, the fit was tighter than I thought. It’s also a tad see-through, and even with nude underwear you may have to wear a slip – at £19.99 they have not put a lining in which is a shame, because if they had I would have been happier to pay £29.99 than have to deal with adding a liner myself. 

I’m indecisive so if I see the right size in store then I may try again.

River Island

Red mixed weave cross body bag


My obsession for my Chanel mimic cross-over bag continues, I love using it, in fact I was out shopping wearing it this weekend! I’ve spotted that they do a similar version for the summer in this red. Well it’s a 10/10 from me!


Printed shirt dress


I loved the style of this shirt dress however the length of the skirt on me needed to be  slightly longer and it’s for this I didn’t buy it. It’s a very pretty print and I loved the look of it, but the fit has to be right, or it’s simply not right. So if you are smaller then 5ft 6 or you like a shorter the length then this may just be perfect for you!

I truly hope you enjoyed this style of post, as you can see you would have missed out on some fabulous items – If you do like any of them, then click on the links (I’m not part of any affiliates programme, so I won’t earn anything by you doing so) however I cannot guarantee you’ll find them in store, as some are from a good few weeks ago.

Lizzi Richardson

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