Saturday, 15 February 2014

Bagging A Bargain

Like most of y'all out there, I love a bargain and this Winter, I was desperate for a new coat. Although the worst of the Winter is now over (supposedly!), I am so glad that I waited and managed to bag this bad boy;

Coat - Newlook Inspire, Dress - ASOS Curve, Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Socks - Primark, Boots - Dorothy Perkins, Bag - Primark. 

I literally adore this coat. It is the Winter coat I have been waiting for all of my life haha! It's a fairly heavy knit material, with a lovely satin lining. It's really warm and cosy, without being sweaty or stifling, which I do find an issue when I'm picking a coat because I do get really hot! I bought this coat 2 sizes bigger than my normal size. I think the loose fit cut really benefits from having additional material and I wanted to make sure it looked and felt like a coat, not a blazer/jacket. I would really recommend this coat to everyone, I love it and could not be happier with it! The fact it was £20 in the sale was just a super bonus.

Speaking of bargains, in the New Year I picked up this gorgeous jersey skater dress in the ASOS Curve sale for just £12.50! It's so comfortable and the skirt has such a cute pleat to it. The sleeves are a lovely 3/4 length and I often wear this dress in work as well as out of work. I adore the length and the gorgeous floral pattern is perfectly feminine without being too OTT! 

Now I'm not really feeling the new 'structured bag' trend that I've seen popping up all over the place. This isn't because I don't like the style but it's simply because I find it so inconvenient! The bag itself takes up so much more space! So when I found this lovely simple, black, faux leather shopper in Primark, I was totally chuffed. No structuring and it contains this amazing connected purse that can be used for storing more important/delicate items to make up for it's lack of pockets! I paid £9 for this and I absolutely love it! 

I don't often buy things in TK Maxx but when I found this Models Own Ice Neon Collection polish in Pukka Purple (I apologise that it looks blue in this photograph) for £2.99 I knew I had to have it! It goes on super smoothly, dries amazingly and lasts really well with a good topcoat! I would have happily paid the RRP of £5 for it!

During lazy weekends, I try to not wear too much makeup, just to give my eyes and skin a little rest. However, today I was particularly happy with my eyebrows so I decided to share a photo of my face with you haha! This look contains Illamasqua Skin Base, Body Shop pressed powder, Calvin Klein bronzer, Collection 2000 eyebrow pencil in blonde, Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara and a dash of generic brand bronze eyeshadow! I'm not particularly experimental with makeup as once I've found a product I like, I will religiously stick with it so 99.9% of makeup looks i post will contain the same products. 

However, the ultimate bargain of this weekend definitely goes to this gorgeous vintage Panasonic record cabinet we picked up in a charity shop for just £2.99! It's amazing! 

Lots Of Love,

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