Hi Everyone, Sorry for the long post but let me start with a little background info. I am 27 years old and live in the UK. I am in the process of loosing weight and have lost 13.5lb so far, with 5.5lb still to go. I am approx 5' 10" and used to be a size 14, I am now a size 12, and will be a more comfortable size 12 in a few weeks when the last 5.5lbs dissapear! I have spent the last two winters travelling so haven't been at home in winter since 2004. I am therefore in desperate need of a new winter wardrobe and would like some pointers of what to buy and where to go. I live in the north of England (near the Lake District) and don't have a massive choice of shops, but can shop online. My nearest shopping cities are Newcastle and Manchester. Anyway, sorry for waffling on. I'm thinking of buying the following: Black knee boots (have seen some on Office website) Ballet pumps (have seen some beautiful metallic bronze ones in New Look) Jeans (for everyday and going out, have seen some nice Ted Baker ones for going out) Basic vests, tshirts and long sleeved tops, for layering Chunky cardigan (have on of FCUK and Oasis websites) ? denim skirt (to wear with tights and ballet pumps/boots) Any other suggestions? I have a black winter coat that I could get another season out if, and bought a green John Rocha coat earlier this year in Debenhams sale. As you may have noticed, I'm high street all the way as I don't have a massive amount of money to spend. I also need some tops but am not sure which styles to go for. Can anyone else offer any ideas? All help greatly received. Tia, Rachael.