Skip to main content

Bargain Basement

Well it's mid-season sale time again and most of the time I boycott sales as its super busy and usually the tat that they couldn't sell 4 years ago on the racks. Seen as I had a day off today I wandered round the shops in the hope of finding a nice plain jersey maxi dress (which never materialised).
I did however get a maxi skirt and a t-shirt - both from the sales!! 
The skirt is just what I was looking for and I know it's not going to be anyones cup of tea but here we go..

It's from the Lipsy sale and was £12.50, lovely colour and texture and I'm loving the contrasting waistband.
Next from the sales was this t-shirt from Topshop and was meant to be £12

I talked the guy into a further 15% off as it had make up on the collar. I don't want to go all Mary Portas on you but if a garment has ANYTHING wrong with it, make up, a defect or a pulled thread always ask for a discount. It's worth it in the end. For the sake of sticking this in the washing machine I got it for £10.20. You may not always get a discount but it's worth asking and most places usually will as what are they going to do with items with make up round collars?? Go for it.

Ps how orange was the girl that tried this on??!!! 
Michelle

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I think I’m turning Gluten Free

If you didn't sing the title of this blog to the tune of 80's classic "I think i'm turning Japanese" by The Vapours, then we can't be friends. I'm joking. Mostly.
Gluten Free is a pretty big buzz word these days and, having grown up with a Coeliac mum, and two aunts and various extended family members, from a young age, I’ve always been keenly aware of the impending possibility that some day I may get the dreaded news. Well that day has come.

As if I didn’t have enough issues trying to cope with IBD and various other issues already I now have to be one of those people who reads labels, double checks menus, and asks restaurant staff “exactly how is that prepared?” To try and avoid cross contamination.  One of the things I vowed during these early stages of my transition in to living a gluten free life, I am not going to be a complete nazi about things. Yes I’ll avoid binging on donuts and huge amounts of pasta and bread - I made that mistake once - but I gave…

Creamy Delights and Disapointing Discoveries

It's been almost a year since I was privileged to spend the afternoon in Pamela Smyth's makeup studio and in that time not only has she won, yet more, awards for her work but I have taken her words to heart. One of the pieces of advice she gave us was to match product types when trying to achieve a natural look. Cream on cream. Powder on powder.

It's so simple when you think about it. Sticking with similar product types reduces the risk of your make up caking and allows for a more perfect blend, all allowing for that perfect 'no makeup' makeup.

With my skin leaning towards the drier side, although recently I have notice that changing as age and diet changes kick in, I stick to using cream products but I've struggled to find the perfect shades of cream blush. Yes, there are plenty of premium cream blushes out there, but not that many high street options. I do have an excellent palette from Make Up Revolution, but none of the shades give me the 'barely there&…

Lush Belfast Gets a Glowup!

Stop everything you're doing right now. Lush Belfast have opened their new store in castle lane and it is everything and more and you need to go to it now. Ok maybe not now - it's quite late at night while I'm writing this - but you know what I mean. 




To give you an idea of size, the new giant sized shop is split in to 5 main sections - face, body, bath, scent, hair - each of which could have taken up the old shop on their own; gone are the days of claustrophobia whilst queuing for a sniff of the latest product, now you can take a seat and relax while you try them out. Speaking of products there are a tonne of new ones to choose from, with quite a few having previously been Oxford street exclusives. Now, I'm a die hard fan of the bubble bars and bath bombs but I think my new favourite section is the wall of bath oils. Designed to looks like tiny hand made chocolates, you may want to keep an eye on the kids if you're bring them with you, according to my source (ha!) …