Image from Weheartit and edited by me
It doesn't count if it was bought in a sale, with a discount code or from Primark...right?! All of the summer sales coincided very nicely with pay day this year which you could call lucky or dangerous, the state of my poor bank balance now shows that it's the latter. I don't know about you but as soon as a few quid has been knocked off a price tag, I don't just want it, I NEED it. With that mindset here is the damage that has been done...
I've wanted this jumpsuit for a couple of months now but just couldn't justify the £39.99 price tag when there were place mats and cushions to buy. When I was browsing the Zara sale and saw this and the fact that you'd get change from £20 and all the home wares had been bought well, come to mama! This is actually my second purchase of this jumpsuit as when the first one was delivered and I tried it on there was a massive frayed rip all the way down one leg, I was gutted! This is a really nice thin material which is quite see through but I can imagine it to be good to chuck on when the sun has surprised us all and come out but you haven't shaved your legs. The shoulder embroidery is so pretty, it's such a lovely touch. I ordered this in a small and that was more than enough room to fit the twins in, for all you bigger boobed ladies out there, the crossover neckline is so flattering and it keeps them nice and covered up with no shelf effect!
I was meant to stop at the jumpsuit but what can I say, I'm a sucker for anything stripey! I absolutely love this dress, it's t shirt material and quite tight (not very forgiving for any lumps and bumps) There are so many ways to wear this, in the summer with sandals, in the winter with tights and a leather jacket, in that annoying transitional period between summer and autumn tightless with ankle boots and a trench coat, even for a night out with sky scraper heels and a bright bag. I need to remember all of those for when I'm having a wardrobe nightmare!
Zara Perspex Clutch £15.99
Something else that I'd had my eye on for a while! I knew that Zara had a range of brightly coloured versions of these perspex bags but I had my heart set on a clear one, after a week long online hunt and even Ebay not coming up with anything reasonably priced I gave up and forgot about them until I saw that this little baby was in the sale, it didn't take much persuasion for me to add to basket believe me! It's a lot smaller than the usual clutch bags I go for, you won't be fitting your flats in here but it's big enough for the essentials, there's a detachable chain so you could wear it as a shoulder bag and the yellow pouch inside is detachable too. Unfortunately I think that the rest of the Zara sale shoppers had a perspex bag urge as well as I can't find it on there any more to link back too, sorry!
You know one of those things that you know you're not going to buy because you don't need it and can't spare the cash but every time you go into the shop you actively look for it and give it a little stroke, maybe hold it against you (yep, it still looks amazing), check the price tag again (yep, it's still too expensive). This has been mine for the past few months every time I've stepped foot in Topshop, the amount of times I've nearly bought this and then talked myself out of it, thank you sensible side because I've now nabbed it for half price! The print on this skirt is so lovely, I love the colours and the style of it, I don't own anything else like it but it is SHORT, I would say it's about half an inch off getting arrested for indecent exposure and that's coming from a 5"2 midget!!
What haul would be complete without a few beauty bits?! Technically the Topshop Lip Bullet in Covet and Cream Blusher in Head Over Heels weren't sales purchases but I needed to make my order up to get free delivery, come on we all do it! I'm on a peachy blusher frenzy at the minute, I need to be restrained!! The MAC All About Orange collection hasn't just been my favourite collection of the year, it has been my favourite collection of my life, that is a bold statement to make but all these peachy orangey colours are right up my street, I'd already purchased two lipsticks but missed out on Sweet and Sour so to ease my pain I made a cheeky little Selfridges order of Royal Sunset which seems to have now sold out on there but you could maybe still get it from a MAC counter. My peachy cheeked rampage was not over there as when Debenhams had 10% off beauty going on I also picked up immortal flower (which is also now out of stock but not at Selfridges) and an In Sync lip pencil. Just as my bank account thought it was safe I got an email from Feel Unique with a 15% discount code and these Limited Edition Real Techniques Duo Fiber Brushes were mine!
What was your best buy from the summer sales?