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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christmas Sales

Maybe it's because the sales started before Christmas this year or maybe it's because I'm rapidly becoming an online shopping convert - but I wasn't impressed with this year's Christmas sales at all. Added with crowds of people, miles of queues at the tills and a constant rifling through rails of clothes and shopping quickly turns into hell. 


I'd seen most of the stock before and the so-called 'sale prices' weren't 'bargain-ous' enough to tempt me to fight fellow shoppers for that must have top. Whilst I love the actual experience of shopping normally - browsing, trying stuff on and coming away with a good deal  - I came away from shopping feeling quite deflated. Don't get me wrong, £2 for a top is amazing value for money but you also have to weigh up whether you'd actually wear it, because if the answer is a weary 'maybe' or one of those 'I'll wear it to the gym...', it doesn't even earn it's £2 status. 


For me, it's all about shopping online these days. I've already got my eye on several beauties from Topshop, H&M, Miss Selfridge and New Look that I'm keeping my fingers crossed come back in stock. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could tell a store your wishlist and they could message you as soon as it was re-stocked? 


I'm considering making a post for you guys about my top ten/twenty sales buys but what puts me off is that whatever post probably won't be in stock when you guys read it/look at it. But I'll probably do it anyway as a little momentum. 


Enough of my ranting, here's the pathetic sale buys I got. I spent a grand total of (drum roll please...) £9. Yes, £9. Not even rounded up to a tenner. And guess what, that was in Primark. 


Was £20, Now £6


First up was these shoes. I'm not picky when it comes to shoes. If it has a heel - we're a match made in heaven. But what I did like about these was the winter look about them with the shearing, leather effect, good grip and a kind of rock look about them. The majority of heels that I own are very ladylike and girly so I think I was drawn to them because they were something different. Plus, I currently have about 10 pairs of heels that need to be re-heeled so I'm in need of some new ones to tide me over. And for the price, I had to have them. 


£3

I also picked up this bargain of a bag. Whereas heels are a breeze with me (that's as close to rhyming as I'll get), bags are another matter. On a day to day basis, I like to carry a bag around that has the Mary Poppin's effect. Basically I like to carry around my life with me as I'll never know what I'll need. You'll see what I mean in my What's In My Bag post I did. However, I cannot carry a bag of the same size when it comes to night time which is when I struggle but I have to accept the down-size. I've been after a nice simple clutch for a while and this bag fulfils that request. It's black, plain, classy and can be used as either a bag or a clutch which is a bonus. I also won't mind if it breaks as paying £3 would hardly be a loss!




What did you guys get in the sales? Did you have more luck than me? Share your bargains!



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