Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Mini Sale Finds

Ahh January, the time when we all lose ourselves and release our inner mammals into the wild, the shopping centre being our jungle in this scenario, hunting down great bargains, elbowing anyone in our way to get the last pair of Jimmy Choo's (I can dream) before the lady with the Cruella De Vil inspired hair do man-handles them first. Even babies get in with the craze using their rattles as weapons so no other little tot could get their snotty hands on the last Elmo toy at 50% off. The shopping centre, now crammed with deranged, bargain hungry shopaholics, racing and pouncing on one another, soon limping their way home with either a black eye or a baby rattle bruise on the left cheek, recapping on the days hunt but feeling happy with their purchases none the less. Worth It (pretty much described myself there).
As I've said in a previous post, I was greatly disappointed with the sales this year and only managed to find a few things that tickled my fancy on the sale rails, so I thought, hey why not do a post on it all (yey). Also excuse the poor quality of the photo's, as my camera is broken, I had to make do with the one I thought I'd never be seeing anymore, the one that was hidden way down deep in a drawer full of random bits and bobs. At first the quality wasn't bad, but then the battery started to die and for some reason the quality started to die with it.. I don't understand! humph. 
 H&M Find : £7. I believe this was part of the Lana Del Rey collection. Beautiful peplum top, the pattern won me over. Very vibrant in real life and it's quite fitted. However, I was rather sceptical about buying the top at first as I've never really had the confidence to wear something that has such a bold pattern and colour to it,  but now I just bloody love it, so silly of me to have second thoughts. 

The cutest little shorts.. Miss Selfridge £17.50. I think this was my favourite purchase. I love lace, and I've wanted new plain black shorts for a while but never found the right ones, until now. The scalloped edged hem is just soo darn tootin', it adds more character to the shorts.
Two main things I loved about these shorts: the fit and the elasticated waistband. Being annoyingly petite and having a very tiny waist, it gets under my nerves that whenever I buy high waisted shorts, they fit everywhere else but the waist, so I then have to belt it or I find shorts that will probably fit my waist, but they never go past my thighs; I was stuck in shorts in the Topshop changing rooms once, because I couldn't get them past my thighs and then they wouldn't come off (rookie mistake) and the friend I was with was still browsing around in store, with my bag, which conveniently had my phone inside, so I had to call the assistant to go find her, the lady stood and stared for a bit, probably restraining herself from laughing, before hopping off to find my dear old friend, twasn't a marvellous sistuation- Anyway, these shorts fits all the nooks and crannies of my lower half and the waistband fits perfectly on my tum. They're also so comfortable. Excellent, I can now go commando (belt free) ;)
 And this is when the camera decided to get annoying. Excuse the quality.
Topshop Top £20 : I was actually going to buy this top back in the beginning of December when it was about 30 something pounds, but I bought something else and a month later, Bang, jammin' on the sales. I love this top. the mesh and lacy (?) detailing are beautiful, as well as the colour. I did buy this in a 12 though, as this was the last size there, hehe, but surprisingly it fit pretty well.

 Primark £5 : Lovely sheer top. The embroidered collar is darling. Also the top is flowey with a bat wing thing happening and the back is open so I thought that was rather snazzy of Primark. 



Topshop £10 : Such a cute little bag. It's suede (faux probably) at the front and the detailing all around is just stunning! It brings a pop of colour to the bag and livens it up a little. The pattern is really cute too.
However, the way to close it is incredibly annoying, instead of the usual bag clasps, I have to slot in a round button stud into tiny holes, it's not a quick process I tell thee!

 ASOS £3 : This might be a little bit of a cheat as I never got it from the ASOS sale (hehe) instead, I got it from my local charity shop, that I'm currently volunteering in. It was donated completely new, tags, everything and it was my size, so I saw it as fate, I needed a new winter coat anyways. And when my manager said she'll sell it for me for £3 I was like woah! HO'KAY as this was probably way beyond £3 in ASOS land. I love the softness of the coat and the style, my favourite purchase of 2013 so far, closely followed by a Chicken Legend meal with both mayo and salsa sauce I treated myself with, a gurls gotta eat ;)

27 comments:

  1. I love all these purchases! I've wanted the Lana Del Ray top for a while, peplum always looks so flattering on.

    And oh. my. god. The jacket was 3 POUNDS?! That is amazing!!

    Amy x

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    1. I know right! I too was shocked, I had to ask her for the price again as I was convinced I was hearing things haha

      Aya xx

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  2. Ahh, love this blog its so pretty! And so are the clothes you buy!
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  3. Oooh awesome finds! I love sales posts. And the Primark shirt is really pretty!

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  7. love the Miss Self. shorts, i never think to look in there.x

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    1. they are a rather dashing little number :') xx

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  8. That Lana Del Ray top is sublime! I love a fitted peplum top. The fact that is has such a delightful print is just the cherry on top of the icing!

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  11. The H&M peplum is so cute and I love the Topshop bag! xx

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    1. they're my two favourites hehe thank you :) xx

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