I was brave today and did a bit of strict bargain hunting shopping! My rules were that something had to be at least half it's original price, and my limit was £40.
My first stop was my safe place - the sale corner at Urban Outfitters. Oh, the hours I have lost in that little cubby hole... I've been eyeing up this teal, gently pleated midi skirt for a while now, and it's finally been reduced from £55 to £20 - definitely less than half price! I snapped up the last small and it fits perfectly. Sorry for the lack of decent photo, I'm sure it will be featuring in a look soon enough.
The velvet body was an unexpected purchase. I found it at the back of one of the rails, all on it's lonesome, and fell in love with the fabric - isn't it just beautiful? £10 down from £26! I don't have the guts to wear it as a body, but I can't wait to try it under shorts and skirts, in particular I have a feeling it's going to look great with my faux leather skirt... Watch this space! I'm also planning on trying it out with my new skirt, I think the hints of blue in the body will look amazing against the teal.
My final, and perhaps most impressive find, is the playsuit on the left in the top photo. I found it in New Look, priced £25, but then discovered that the zip was faulty and there was some fraying around the buttons. It will take me no more than five minutes to alter, but I still decided I'd try and get a discount. I took it to the first cashier, who gave me an initial 50% discount, but then a senior intervened and knocked it down even further. With my student discount on top, it only cost me £3.50!
I'm definitely in the zone this week. On Thursday I'm going shopping in Bristol with my fiance and his friend, so I'll take my camera and we'll try and shoot a look on the streets - wish me luck! I can't wait to visit Primark, as much as I love Bath it's the one shop we're really missing.
I did have one moment of weakness today. Until today I wasn't convinced by the neon trend, however in River Island I saw the most beautiful skirt. It's a gorgeous light fabric with this weird and wonderful neon print - my description really doesn't do it justice! However it cost £40 so I had to put my foot down. Then again Valentines Day is approaching... Time to start practicing my puppy dog eyes!