Monday, 20 January 2014

Just another blogging challenge - Of sales and cheapie cheapness


For what must be the first time EVER, I had some success in the sales this year, in that I bought things I actually "needed" (blatant lie, I don't "need" anything. These are things that I "wanted". I've lost track of why I'm using speech marks now so I'll stop) - Hurrah! 

Jersey 3/4 sleeve body con dress: New Look
Floral bra: Rosie Huntington-Whitely for Marks and Spencer
Oversized boyfriend jacket: River Island
Chunky silver choker: Topshop
Floral pants: Rosie Huntington-Whitely for Marks and Spencer
Large leather bag: Accesorize
Now, I've MAJORLY failed here by not getting the before and after prices of what I've bought, but I don't believe something is a "bargain" unless it's 50% off or more. I know I didn't spend more than £70 in total so I did pretty damn well here. All in one shopping trip too! 


I'd decided that this was all I was getting, NO MORE. I didn't "need" it (it's those speech marks again) BUT then I went shopping with some fellow gorgeous enablers (in that they pretty much enforce the spending of my hard earned £££) and New Look in Doncaster happened. *Sigh*

I ended up buying this lovely fluffy blazer, which I am unable to move my arms in BUT NEVER MIND BECAUSE IT IS SOFT. AND LEOPARDY. I also bought this entirely impractical tassley flocked floaty kimono wotsit which I am blatantly going to end up dangling in the toilet or tangling up in bad places. I swear it's these women! They bring out the Bett Lynch in me...


I can proudly say that I have worn every single item, the jackets have made it into my regular rotation, the bag is now my grown up professional day bag (it's entirely full of crap. Including some Beano plasters) and the underwear is my favourite thing to wear on nice nights out (sometimes with other clothes on top) Sadly, the dress was involved in a freak washing machine incident, meaning there is now a giant hole in one sleeve that I hope I will eventually fix. The washing machine also bounced back with some help from a hammer and some swears.


I wasn't totally selfish. I also bought the cats an igloo each. When they're in them they look like giant houndstooth snails. Very chic I'm sure we can all agree.

Houndstooth cat bed: Wilkinsons


All in all, I'm pleased with my sale purchases this year. What's been your best ever sale buy? Mine is a white sequined waterfall jacket from River Island that I somehow ended up with for £7. I DONT KNOW HOW. 

Don't forget to check out how my fellow bargain hunters have got on!


Gemma - http://www.pinkgemma.com
Becky -http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com


Em x

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