Firstly I'd like to wish you all a belated very Merry Christmas and I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day spent celebrating with your loved ones. Mine was spent a
little lot hungover, but I received some lovely presents (more on those later), and loved spending quality time with my family and friends, and that (so I'm told) is what Christmas is all about.
So, as promised here is a small selection of the goodies I picked up in the boxing day sales...I have to admit I don't usually go shopping on boxing day, normally because I've spent all my wages on everyone else's Christmas presents and/or I'm still recovering from all the Christmas 'cheer'. This year was different, I finally got my redundancy pay check just before Christmas and it's been burning a hole in my pocket ever since.
I decided to hit Boots first after admiring all the pretty Christmas gift sets a few days earlier. This was a mistake obviously, as although I managed to get lots of lovely things for half price, I then had a huge bag full of heavy gift boxes to carry around with me for the rest of the day! I picked up the 'cute or what' lunch box and flask ready for my new job (more about the job in my next post), although I'm starting to think perhaps I should have choose something a bit more grown up? I also got both the Ted Baker AND the Hello Kitty Liberty print gift sets, the Mark Hill Gorgeous and Glossy gift set, a pretty heart shaped storage box and this cute little teapot shaped kitchen timer (after my last timer melted on top of the oven). I spent £30 in total, which ain't half bad considering that I could have bought all these things two days earlier for twice the price.
I then went on to Topshop where I picked up a few things that have been on my wishlist for a while now, namely this Peter pan collar smock dress, this spot devoree pencil skirt and this pansy print tunic. I also bought this raspberry skater dress and an 'Illustrated People' scull t-shirt as well as a few bits and pieces from the jewellery section.
After a quick and delicious eggnog latté in Starbucks I had a mosey around New Look. I went straight to the shoe section, which I was a bit disappointed with as I was hoping the get some new boots, but alas it wasn't meant to be, so I went on the check out what was on offer clothing wise. Here I picked up a maroon skater dress, a floral print skater dress, a blush chunky knit sweater, a black pea coat with fur collar and a beautiful satchel that was reduced to just £12 due to a small scratch on the front (none of these items are still listed on the website unfortunately so I couldn't post any links).
I decided this year as a general rule to only buy 'classic' items in the sales, things that will last me beyond January, and I think I've actually been quite successful. What do you think? Have you picked up any sales bargains?