Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sales!

Thought I would share my bargains with you and an do an outfit post (which is a bit blurry because my mam can't take photos)
The dress is ASOS curve and the cardi is from asda. I got the shoes in the sales in New Look for £8 and they are wide fit so I hope they will be nice and comfy. My brother usually takes all the photos but it's his turn to trawl the sales today and I'm staying with the dog so you get a nice blurred photo.
I got one red and one pink/purple pair of shoes in New Look and a cheap floral shopper bag and a HUGE tapestry bag which I can't find anywhere, only I could lose a bag that big in my house.

This eyeshadow wasn't in the sale but I wanted a neutral colour to wear to work and this fits the bill, it's a nude shade with a bit of shimmer, there was a bit of glitter fall out around my eyes but other than that I'm pretty happy with it. I tried to take a photo of it on but my camera couldn't focus properly.


I tried to buy loads of things on the Accessorize website and everything in the sale sold out in about in hour but my mam too me to the Cwmbran branch yesterday and I got a lovely collection of brooches and a few purses. The sets of brooches are about £5 each which is a great deal for three.
The purse was only £3!
This is a pencil case but it's lined so I might use it as a make up bag to put in my handbag, just £3 :)
I got this really cute cushion in Matalan for £4, doesn't really match my bedroom decor but it can go in the garage with all the other bits and bobs I've been collecting for when I get my own place.


I'm pretty happy with all my bargains, did you get anything good? Do you prefer to shop the sales online?
I'm waiting for ASOS to drop the sale prices even lower so I can swoop in and buy loads from the curve range.
xx

Gemma
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33 comments:

  1. that cushion is adorable!
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  2. i love that cushion, looks so kath k, not matalan at all. i did most of my sale shopping online but got a few little bits in town xx

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  3. That's what I thought Kidston but waaaay cheaper and I'm not neat enough with sewing to make my own, you can't see from the picture but it has lovely detail sewed on to it x

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  4. Thank-you for the Hummingbird tip :)

    I got a few stationary bits from the Accesorize sale yesterday, I love the Je taime case, I didn't see this one at mine, but I did get the sticky notes and stickers in the range.
    I also helplessly couldn't resist a ladybird stapler...even tho I probably have a normal stapler in my desk, but thats besides the point!

    I have to agree with Belle, the cushion is very Cath Kidston, but such a reasonable price. I adore floral prints :)xx

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  5. Hummingbird Bakery cookbook is great, I get good results every time and they taste just like they do in the shop :)
    Haha I'm a total stationery geek, the ladybird stapler sounds great xx

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  6. From the online sales I got a Topshop coat and some Schuh flats, and in store I got three tops and a skirt from Zara. They had tons of lovely stuff in the sale! Massive queue, though. I got a knitting needle roll with bamboo needles and a sewing box too from Lakeland. Tomorrow I'm going to brave the sales again and go to Accessorize, I had to give it a miss last time because our parking was up.

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  7. I love the dress and love Asos Curve. Got my eye on that cape! You know the one?

    The jewellery is cute but you need real vintage darling! You should check out my brooches ! lol

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  8. @Nicola- sounds like you did really well! I think going back tomorrow is a good idea, it's so stressful you need to break it into little chunks. I felt like I had done a 12 hour shift after shoppong the sales for a couple of hours

    @TeriWeri- I know the cape! I love the beige belted coat too. Real vintage is always better!

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  9. I hate sale shopping, until I find a bargain, then I'm totally in love with it again! The shoes that you asked me about are kind of odd, they look really narrow but actually they fit me fine. I have wide feet at the front and narrow feet at the back, so normally I can't wear New Look's wide fit range because they flop off. It all depends on where the widest bit of your foot is I think! I don't know if this will help because I don't know what shoe size you are, but I'm a 5 and the widest part of my foot is 3.5". I just measured with a ruler, all in the name of getting you a well fitting pair of shoes! If you're not sure and there's a Schuh near you I'd say buy them, delivery is free and if they don't fit you can take them back to the shop. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

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  10. thanks for going the extra mile, just placed my order :)
    I'm the same with Evans shoes, normal fit is too small and wide fit is to big, what a nightmare!
    x

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  11. Wow you got so much good stuff! I just started following you, I think its so cool that you are a library assistant! Those Accessorize brooches are really cute....we used to have an Accessorize store in Australia but then they shut it down :( x x x

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  12. i love accessorize! and the things you bought! x

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  13. Lovely brooches! They didn't have many left in the Cardiff branch of Accessorize.

    I've been sale shopping too, but my pics will have to wait until the New Year...
    Miss P xx

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  14. Hi, Gem! Thanks fro dropping by! This restaurant in Buenos Aires is really pretty. You should check it out if you're ever in the city :).

    You're so cute! I like your style! I think I'll be your neweset follower. I'd like to get to know you more :).

    Cheers!

    Miki.

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  15. Thanks Miki!
    I would love to go to Buenons Aires but I'm not sure my funds would permit it :(
    x

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  16. Love the pumps, didn't realise these were on sale. I have the heel version of the purple ones (also got them in pale pink) I haven't worn them yet but they were just so pretty!

    I love that pencil case, they have a matching laptop case too don't they? Sure I've come across it before...love anything to do with Paris! :D
    xx

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  17. @ScienceGeek- I just typed a really long comment and it disappeared!
    I love anything with bows on so I had to buy two pairs.

    I didn't see any laptop cases but the Cwmbran branch is tiny, my brother bought me a nice floral one for Christmas from Primark and it was only about £8, bargain x

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  18. insainly jealous of your bags, purses & cushions !
    Happy NY !

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  19. What a wonderful shop, I love the pumps (so cute) the Cath Kitson esque pillow (nice one Matalan) and all the Accessorize bits. Happy New Year xx

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  20. Thanks everyone :) Happy New Year to all of you xx

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  21. The shoes are really cute .. and the Accessorize items that you got are adorable! Saw them yesterday when I popped into Accessorize and I was really tempted to buy them! x

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  22. love your accessorize bits you picked up!

    sarahbox04.blogspot.com xx

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  23. if sites offer free shipping, i'm all over it! love the pins you bought. i've always liked patches and pins to funk up a shirt or jacket.

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  24. I do love free shipping, I think Accessorize is only about £2.95 though which isn't too bad. I always end up buying loads on asos because it's free delivery and returns x

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  25. Those flats with the bows are too adorable! I haven't really been taking advantage of the sales because I spent too much of my money pre-Christmas!

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  26. You scored some excellent sales!

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  27. i loveeeee the cushion! :) great finds honey! xx

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  28. So cute, I love your dress and those shoes!

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