Thursday, August 28, 2008

Never walk away from a bargain...

Yesterday my friend bought a Topshop denim jacket for £40. This reminded me of the time I went to my local high street and found a £2 Topshop denim jacket and decided not to buy it even though it was in my size. I don't know what came over me...but I was jetting off to Hong Kong the day after so I guess I wasn't thinking straight! I doubt it's there anymore but I plan to peruse the charity shops tomorrow. So lesson learnt, you should never walk away from a bargain!

I am also very aware that my shopping hiatus is over! After 2 weeks of non-shopping I have finally broken and bought the following t-shirt off the Topshop website. I couldn't find it instore and saw that online most of the sizes are selling out including size 10 which is what I usually have. Even though I am not a 12 I bought it hoping it will fit and just be a baggier fit. I figured it's easy enough to send it back to the Store anyway for a refund.
I also couldn't help myself and bought two bows from Topshop. I don't know what I'm going to do with them and feel a little guilty as I could have probably made them myself. Oh well. I got a black satin one thinking it would look cute on a white shirt for future job interviews.

I'm off to meet my friends in the pub later for a bit of a catch up and some food! So I decided to dig out a skirt I got in Hong Kong. I love the shape of it because it is cut in an almost rectangular shape and drapes really nicely as well as it looking nice with the straps worn down too.

I'm wearing...
Dress worn as a top (Therapy)
Skirt (Bread and Butter, HK)
Necklace (HK)
Shoes (Stark)

I really love the rocking horse necklace and was bought for around £2.50 in HK. Not suprisingly for the price, the gold has started to fade into a bronze colour but it still looks alright. I also thought I would show you a photo of my bag bought from HK too. It's Vivienne Westwood and I assure you I haven't fallen into the trend of being Chinese and buying into the Westwood brand. It's funny because the Asian countries really love her and so when I saw the 50% off sign in the window I couldn't resist. It's such a nice shape too!

Photos may be a little scarce as my own camera is on it's last days and I broke my parents camera this morning. I stupidly dropped it when the lens was fully extended. I am so annoyed with myself!


  1. i LOVE topshop!!! and you're right, NEVER walk away from a bargain :)

  2. i really like your outfit too. and the bag is so cute. i hope i can make it to go to HK next summer. will shop till drop lol

  3. oops, I hope your parents don't get too cross :-( Like your outfit, the skirt is really cute!!

  4. loving the tshirt! might it be long enough to wear as a dress? also a veeery cute necklace

  5. That is a cool skirt and you should have bought it! Oh well lol. Maybe it's still there.

  6. That's horrible news about the camera. Can it be fixed?

    I love that skirt. I've never seen a skirt in that shape before. You look great in it.

  7. i love your dress, you look fantastic!

    a kiss!!

  8. i love what u bought from vivienne westwood !! and your room with all those posters on the wall is so rock & roll

  9. cute, cute, cute! I'm glad to read your that back spending, someone's gotta push the UK economy out of an impending recession.

  10. Cute outfit! I do the same thing when shopping. I also pass up on amazing vintage finds because the price is slightly higher than I had in mind to spend. Sigh, I always regret.

  11. I adore the Vivienne Westwood bag!

  12. You have a really beautiful wall! & wow, a topshop denim jacket for 2pounds?! Lucky you! :) & you look geeat as well :)

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  14. I always have a hard time walking away from a bargain, it hardly ever happens. If i want it and the money is there I'll buy it, it's a bad habit.

  15. I know what you mean...I have a few regrets about bargains I decided to pass on. Now, if I find any great items for cheap prices, I always get them!

    Your outfit is really lovely - cute rocking horse necklace!

  16. I love your outfit!

    Hope you had a fabulous time in HK, I absolutely adore that city. :)

  17. the necklace and the tee are too cute, i love miniature things on jewellery! for my birthday, my sisters gave me two matching silver karen walker necklaces, a little bunch of carrots and a mini watering can.

  18. Love all ur outfit, is so kidy and pretty



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