Sometimes it's not until I get to the end of an outfit post and list where everything is from that I realise quite how much I shop in sales. It's not because I actively like sales shopping - far from it. You will not find me outside Next at 4am on Boxing Day (apologies to any readers who like to do this but I think you are MENTAL), nor will you find me elbowing other women out of the way in search of the perfect pair of cheap jeans. I don't see shopping as a competitive sport. I just wander round the shops every now and then and if I see something that's cheap, nice and wearable, I buy it. I don't tend to buy things full price because I am a skinflint (notable exception = Irregular Choice shoes).
This whole outfit cost under £30. If I'd bought all the elements of it at full price, well I can't actually tell you how much it would have cost, but easily double that. Possibly triple. I don't tend to remember the label price, just the price I actually paid. I am a great one for going "Ha! Only £7 in the sale!" when people compliment me on things. Should probably try and stop doing that actually...
The frock is tres cute but a wee bit clingy, so doesn't always look great when photographed. Here I am breathing in quite a lot:
And here, pulling quite the odd face. Best of a bad bunch I'm afraid.
Dress - River Island sale
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins sale
Jacket - H&M sale
Scarf - People Tree, birthday present
Bracelet - Shared Earth sale