So yes, we do have the navy DP satin shoes which I am ridiculously pleased about.
But I have another definite gem to report back on.
The fact I've bought two things in the sale is a freaking miracle (and I have wracked my brains to see if there is anything I've forgotten but nope, I think this is genuinely it. All faint at once).
And I am so ridiculously pleased with the second bargain. Big win on the Sales Rules - it works perfectly with my entire wardrobe and it was on my wishlist (I actually bought it twice) plus I wanted to use it straight away (always a really really good sign)
However... I may have failed (oh hell this is abysmal) on my Resolution.
So my item in question is a new bag. A new black bag at that.... And I clearly have one, my Alexander Wang Diego, that I can use every day. But that's the whole point - I do use it nearly every day. I also use it all Summer as well.... soooooooo I can sort of justify another one. Especially when I managed to snag it for £40. The most gorgeous soft leather (yes, proper leather), ideal for every occasion and the perfect NY bag.
And do you know what? It is the most amazing every day pick me up. I actually don't care how shallow or mindless that sounds, to me it really does give me instant gratification using it. For some people that may be chocolate, you can keep your chocolate (I'm a random, I can totally leave it) for me, it's my new bargain bag.
I've been asked if it was an RM love bag and no it's not, but I have to say, had I not bought it, I may have caved on one of these in New York. Absolutely adore this bag and really good price for a designer brand - plus not one that you see often in this country which I really like (I'm an Aquarian - what can I say?)
Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body bag $325
They also do it in a black version. Which I have to say I think I might prefer.
Although call off the dogs.... Khaki. Oh this is a whole new area of love I need to explore.... How fab would this be? With tans, winter (or summer) whites, navy, black, grey - gorgeous.
Leather Holdall £65 in khaki
I love these from Oasis - leather, under £40, bright yellow to add sunshine to any grey January day. And whilst we're talking grey, this is the ideal bag for those who have a very neutral wardrobe palette, so shades of grey, navy and black.
Oasis Leather unlined shopper bag in yellow £38
Actually I'm not sure if I could choose between the yellow or the tan.
And I managed to track down a navy suede bag - new season at Mango. £59.99. Stunning.
Before I do go though, I have decided to do a running tally of what I buy this year. If anything is going to put me off buying something unless I LOVE it, it will be seeing it down in black and white. This will be coming with me every time I buy something, I totally recommend you do your own. Feel free to add them to the comments so they are in print and you can't deny anything you buy. Our very own shopping diaries!
Navy pointed satin shoe boots - Dorothy Perkins £10
Black leather handbag - Zara - £39.99
I'm vaguely impressed with myself for the middle of Jan... long may it continue (fat chance, let's be frank....)