Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Sale Shopping

Today I headed in to Plymouth city center for my first, (and probably last), browse of the sales. I also tried on a pair of Dr Martens and decided that firstly I definitely need a pair and that secondly, I need a 5 rather than my normal 6, but it was so busy that I'm just going to wait and treat myself to them when I get my student loan in January! I've been trying to work out recently actually whether I've been wearing my shoes too big! I know that sounds absurd but I honestly thought I was a six...yet all of my heels are a five, (otherwise my feet slip too much), I fit into my Mum's size 5 Chelsea boots and now I need a size 5 DM's. Do I just wear my brogues too large!? Maybe I'm an awkward 5.5! Does anyone else have this shoe size confusion?

Anyway I just wanted to show you what I bought in the sale today - it's not much because I'm having to be sensible as I want to save and travel a little after uni! My first stop was H&M in which I found a pair of simple black skinny trousers for just £5. They're really comfortable and practical. 

 £5 H&M

I don't usually bother with Bershka as it really isn't my cup of tea, however today I went in on the off chance that they had a decent pair of black skinny jeans in the sale and ended up finding this lovely jumper! I love the sparkly, almost eighties style and the material feels absolutely divine! It's so comfortable and I feel like it can be worn both casually with a pair of jeans and also dressed up with a high waisted skirt or something. I can't wait to wear it out!


 £12.99 Bershka

I also looked in Topshop, New Look, Zara and River Island but unfortunately didn't find anything that took my fancy. I headed out of the mall and over to Debenhams as I was in dire need of a new black bra! Not only did I get myself a lovely new bra in the sale but I also stumbled across this delightful dress which was just £10! It reminds me of a Dahlia design. (Sorry I couldn't get a full photo, I'll get my boyfriend to get a snap of me in it properly when I'm home!)

I did also find a beautiful pair of wedged court shoes which had bows on the front but they were still £30...which is money that I could put towards my Dr Martens instead. I still feel heartbroken that I left them behind - they looked so so good! :(
 
 £10, Debenhams

Last night my best friend Ria popped over with her boyfriend Dan so we could have a catch up and exchange presents before I go home. We usually get each other tea related things - (we even have matching tea loving tattoos)! This year she got me loads of little bits and bobs which was exciting but my two favourite gifts were these delightful kitsch items: a teapot purse and a little owl decoration! I have no idea why but I'm absolutely in love with the owl decoration, it's so cute...I think I might try and make another one!


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11 comments

  1. Doc Marten's come up huge! Mine are a 5 and have to wear 2 pairs of socks to make them fit, so I'm getting a size 4 for my next pair. My size 5 creepers are too big too sadly :'( I'm a 4.5 and I know how awkward being a half size can be because no one caters for half sizes anymore.

    That jumper is lovely and that dress looks pretty from what I can see of it. Have you chosen what you're wearing for NYE yet? xx

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  2. So beautiful dresses!!! And cute purse<3

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  3. looks like you have more of a successful sale experience than me.. is it me or are the sales shocking this year? Beautiful buys though!

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  4. Oh my god your mention of student loan there made my stomach flip a little.. soo excited!
    Also, I just posted today and have the same bother with shoes! How strange. But I am exactly the same! I often have to get size 5 and painfully wear them in for a good few weeks; if I get size 6 then they are far too baggy after a few weeks.. It's a horrendous ordeal buying shoes. There are often many refunds taking place
    xxx

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  5. some great purchases, I love the jumper! :)
    x

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  6. love the second blouse, happy holidays!!

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  7. Ohh, I am completely obsessed over the nautical dress you bought! <3 <3 <3 I can never resist a pan collar - they are the best ever

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  8. Docs truly are so lovely...I nearly died when I got mine! ^_____^

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  9. I found the same thing with DMs, I had to get a size down and there's still loads of room in them. They are really stiff when they're new too, but they're so nice!
    Those black skinny trousers are amazing for £5!

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