Yes finally the curse of the sales has got me. And I was doing so exceptionally well. But alas, as always (and I mean always) I reverted to the proverbial rabbit in the headlights. Panic. Must. Buy.
Did no-one hear my cry? Ok so admittedly it's normally in my head - a small voice screaming, "someone save me from myself". Which is then beaten to a pulp by the bargain obsessed other side of my brain who has no concept of need or budget. It tends to win. Darn it.
I have attempted to redeem myself by returning some things. (All of my Reiss order - I will do another post but I was utterly blown away by their Customer Service and Delivery/Returns policies. All other online retailers should take note), a number of things from Zara, ditto Massimo Dutti. Plus I had a complete result in River Island. Took back the one jacket that was too big and mentioned to them that the beading had come off the one I had worn. However I loved it and would like to keep it, instead of returning, was there anything else they could take off it? Yes, they would take off 50% which made it £12.50. Well for that, I was so definitely going to keep it, even though the chances of it not coming back from the second wear in one piece are hideously high. But it's a great fit and a wonderful little jacket (of which I appreciate I have 20 too many. Moving swiftly on.....)
So, so far, I have FCUK trousers, a white cowl neck top from Zara which will really come into it's own in the summer and a wine and off white breton top from Massimo Dutti. All keepers (I've a horrible feeling there's more I've squirrelled away and am clearly in completely denial about.....)
Here are my final (she's says ambitiously) sales bargains that I'm definitely keeping. Necklace and bracelet from Zara - £9.99 each.
Navy jumper - H&M
Navy, camel and black leopard print jeans - Whistles
Gold necklace - Day Birger et Mikkelson
Navy knitted pea coat - Zara
Beige scarf with gold studs - Taylor Stephens
Black suede & gold patent ankle boots - LK Bennett
Brown leather cuff with chain detail - Hultquist
Stone maxi zip satchel - Anya Hindmarch
So blog posts coming up. My first obsession of 2013. And ideas for your Rock up in Red outfits!