Sunday, 18 September 2011

winter wardrobe

I have wanted a winter jumper for months as I have seen so many in the shops lately. I had been to New Look in Oxford street ages ago and tried a grey chunky knit jumper on and loved it but didn't buy it at the time. Ever since then I couldn't find it in any of my local stores and I was adamant I wasn't going to pay postage online. I was going to buy the jumper online once I had bought my NUS card (which I am hoping to order soon) but I went into Dorothy Perkins this week and I was attracted to another jumper. I decided to try it on even though it cost £29 compared to the New Look one which was £23. I instantly loved the jumper and had an inkling that DP had 20% student discount at the moment. I went to buy it and the lady at the till was rather distracted so didn't even acknowledge that I had shown her my uni ID card. Once I had paid I looked at my reciept and realised that she had only taken 10% off so I thought I must have been wrong but as I was walking out I saw the tiniest sign saying 20% student discount for an unlimited time but the shop assistant still didn't believe me! After some time I was able to walk away with my new jumper at only £23.30 which was the same price as the New Look one so I felt pretty happy. I think I'm going to have to be careful when I wear it as I can see it snagging really easily due to the way it's knitted but overall it's so soft which is really nice to see in a knitted jumper. I have since looked at the website and I believe the 20% student discount is still going!

I wore this jumper out to the cinema on Friday for a test run and I really do love it. I did not love the film however. I went to see I Don't Know How She Does It with my friend Sarah and we were really disappointed. I will blog about it on my other blog.

Yesterday I was selling some clothes with my mother at a local clothes sale but I wasn't very successful. I was wearing this top which is my 'go to top' lately as it's so comfy and I like the style with it's tighter arms and flowy top. This was quite a find as I went into M&Co with my mum (for my mum) and ended up finding this in the sale and it said it was £15 and after trying it on I thought it was a bargain. When I got to the till it was only £10 too which was even better! This made me realise that sometimes shopping is a bit like picking up a book, you don't want to pick it up if the covers rubbish, hence not really wanting to walk into shops that I don't normally but perhaps we shouldn't judge a shop by it's name!

Going back to the clothes sale, I didn't do very well as I only sold two necklaces for a total of £1 but my mum did a bit better. The good thing about the day was that I got a few bargains myself (even though that wasn't the idea). I bought two more winter jumpers (yes they've all come at once) for £2 each, a navy body warmer for a £1, a pair of earrings for 40p (I need to sterilise them) and I ended up getting a top for free as I was eyeing it up for ages but didn't make the move to buy it and the stall holder kindly just gave it to me at the end because she obviously couldn't be bothered to take it home. In the selling department I didn't do too well but I was pleased with all my purchases for £5.40. I will blog my new garments as I wear them!

I also feel a bit naughty as I have bought a MissGuided cardigan in the mean time as I wasn't expecting to find so many things lately so I am definately kitted out for winter. If you haven't already guessed I love winter clothes as I love layers and scarfs because you can look and feel so cosy. I haven't recieved my cardigan yet as I ordered it a few days before the weekend but they had a 10% discount on knitwear so I thought I would go for it. It's not the usual style I would wear so I am interested to see what it will look like and if I keep it then I'm sure you will soon see it! Unfortunately they don't have the discount anymore but they are always putting up new ones so keep an eye out as they have some lovely things.

Have any of you found any bargains lately, I would love to hear about them?


  1. I love your hair so much! And that striped top is awesome! Wish I could pull off something like that. I'm following :) Follow back! x

  2. Aw thank you :) you could pull it off, you're gorgeous and your blog is lovely :) definitely followed! X

  3. Love the stripy jumper!! And my recent bargain was just all in one trip to Primark!

  4. Thank you :) loving the Primark goodies! :)

  5. Love the jumpers! Especially the first one, such an unusual colour!!

  6. Thanks :) yeah it is a unique colour! X


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