Wednesday, 29 December 2010
My best bargains in the sales so far!
So what did I manage to find? I actually bought two Rare party dresses - one from Topshop, and the other from New Look. The Topshop one is covered in gold sequins, bodycon, with black mesh sleeves, chest and back. It was a steal at £20 (reduced from £45, I think), and I got a further 10% using my trusty student discount. Ahh, I hear you thinking "But the party season is over now..." That may be true, but I've been invited to a January party to which the theme is "sparkle", and let me tell you now - this dress definitely sparkles.
The New Look one was even more of a find at a mere tenner! I couldn't believe my luck. It's also a party dress - purple, brocade, strapless... totalement jolie! (Yes, any avid readers of my blog will recall my saying in an earlier post that I didn't want ANOTHER purple party dress, but realistically... would you have passed up this opportunity? I think not.) Anyhoo... I do have another occasion coming up that calls for a gorge dress, and this one is just perfection. SUCCESS!
I always find the sales a good time to buy your underwear, ladies (and probably gents, too, for that matter). On a student budget one can't always afford La Senza, or even Topshop actually (they're pretty pricey, but oh-so-cute!), but in most places I visited on the high street, the lingerie was all around 50% off, if not better! So there's no excuse not to be looking sexy under all those layers this winter.
I bought two fahbulous pairs of flats in trusty Topshop too (alright, alright... yes, I had a bit of a spree). One littel pair of floral print booties, and some other cosy mocassins - at £20 and £8 respectively. Pretty sweet deals, no?
Miss Selfridge also had many a student-friendly discount going on, along with River Island, H&M and Zara.
So, dear friends, my advice to you is to embrace the sales! Go forth and get more for your money! Hit the high street and don't look back! I tell you, when I came home and tried on all my purchases again... I was so happy (again with the materialism/consumerism... I know). And there was absolutely not a whiff of shopper's guilt, as I knew I'd got such great deals.
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