3 Jan 2014

What I bought in the Christmas and New Year sales







I was fairly restrained in the sales this year -  got up in the middle of the night to queue in the cold for the next sale and only bought a few bits of jewellery!  But I was in need of some new work-wear, so I had a little online browse of Dorothy Perkins and asos and came away with this little haul.  The two dresses are perfect and although I didn't intend to get the oxblood studded ankle boots, but I decided they were required in my life, along with some new jeggings.  

The long-sleeved skater dresses from asos are a favourite shape for wearing casually with a cardigan or at work with a patterned jacket.  I've already got these in black and green.  I also wanted to pick up a few posher work dresses and managed to find two slinky pencil type dresses which should work really well with my favourite black peplum jacket.  I also got a couple of collared dresses as I wanted more necklines that work with a big old chunk of a statement necklace.  The shirt is a style I've fancied for a while and it was a bargain price so that went into the basket, and oops another black dress and then the shoes, well, I have no excuses for how they got there...

I also couldn't not take a quick peek at Space NK and bagged the Glamoxy snake kit.  I've tried a little sample of the snake serum before and was very impressed at the instant results, so as this kit had gone on sale for far less than the price of the snake serum itself, it was the right time to swoop in.  I'll do a review on this once I've given it a proper testing.  

Were you tempted by the sales this year?

8 comments:

  1. You've picked up some fab bits in the sales! Love those little asos dresses. So cute :) xx

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    1. Love them all - hope they fit after all this Christmas indulgence!

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  2. Ooh - we have the same taste! I already have the first ASOS skater dress (although I bought it before the sales). But I'm not 100 sure about it. So it's sitting in the box and might go back. But the cream blouse with black detailing is gorgeous. I bought it a couple of months ago and wear it all the time. It's a great, versatile top - fab for a smart/casual look during the day, or easily dressed up in the evenings.

    Those V-Neck dresses also look gorgeous - I may have to check the out!

    Victoria, x shabby-chic-home.com

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    1. How funny! I never wear those skater dresses alone as they're a bit plain but I love them with a jacket and big necklace / cardigan and scarf so maybe try that? xx

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  3. I found Dorothy Perkins great too for a work wardrobe update :) love the boots and dresses xxx

    Infatuation

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    1. Gotta love Dotty P for workwear! My office isn't overly formal but there's no jeans / leggings allowed so I tend to go for dresses a lot :)

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  4. You bought some great things - I love those boots! x

    lamourjosie.com

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  5. You picked up so many lovely things, I love Dorothy Perkins for workwear :) I purchased some perfume and that was it! Its my birthday in January so I try not to buy anything in the sales- Im trying to save for a trip to America! :) xx

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