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Wish List – Sale Shopping

I am terrible at sale shopping. I get stressed by messy shops (must be the memories of Saturdays spent folding jeans), I get my head turned by stuff that is not on sale and inevitably come home with stuff I don’t actually want. So this year I’m being more considered.

The work ‘black-tie’ event appropriate dress Asos Skater dressFirst things first – avoiding last minute “whaddya mean it’s black tie?” panic. This Darling Skater Dress with Polka Sleeves from ASOS would do the trick nicely. And Hallelujah – it has sleeves! Down from £59 to £38.

Trainers. For ‘sports’ SchuhUrgh, yeah New Years resolutions and all that. I need some decent trainers and I like these Nike Air Max Triax 94s from Schuh. I like Nike as they tend to be quite narrow and I have narrow (but long) feet. Down from £87 to £56.99.

New, non-tatty Boyfriend Jumper Urban Outfitters jumperI love a slouchy jumper to wear to work, but the ones I have are looking a bit worse for wear so need replacing. I love this BDG Waffle Boyfriend Jumper from Urban Outfitters, especially the colour. £20 down from £45.

A Treat for being a Good Shopper Asos t-shirtBecause you can never have too many cat themed t-shirts. This CAPTURE by Hollywood Made t-shirt at ASOS is £18 down from £55. What an adorable bargain.

And that’s it. Er, not counting the Lush order that’s on its way. Total cost is £132.99. Not too bad considering I totally need this stuff! What do you have your eye on in the sales?


Friday Favourites – 16 November

Another week of favourites. This week I’ve mostly been looking forward to an event rather than lusting over objects… although some of that too obviously.

Topshop Geek Tee

Seen this t-shirt about lots recently and I’m really loving the cut, colour and the slogan. Maybe if I get my Christmas shopping done early I can treat myself. It’ll go with all my genuinely geeky t-shirts – seriously, I have dinosaurs, Batman, Jaws and more.

Available at www.topshop.com for £18.00 Pricey for a tee but very cool.

Indie Christmas Cards

As much as I love the high street I am a big advocate for shopping in independent stores and buying from artists where possible. When it comes to cards, I always buy charity cards, especially at Christmas and now I have found the perfect combination. I absolutely love these Christmas cards by Sarah Clark, especially the ‘Holidays are Coming’ design. You get 8 gorgeous cards for £4.50 and 50p from each sale will be donated to Parkinson’s Disease Society to boot. I think I’ll get some to send, and some for myself to pop in frames for decoration.

You can buy these from www.etsy.com/shop/SarahCatherineDesign.

John Bellany

The Voyage (1973)

Ok, so this might be something I’d like to buy, but it would never happen! John Bellany is one of my favourite artists, probably my favourite Scottish painter anyway (oh wait…Howson… no I can’t choose). In honour of his 70th birthday, which I’m sure he can’t believe he’s seeing, there is a huge retrospective of his work at National Galleries Scotland opening tomorrow. I’m going to see it next week and I can’t wait.

For more information about the exhibition, see here.

Short post, but that’s my favourites for this week. I hope to do a review of Bellany’s exhibition next week so be sure to have a look back if that’s something you would be interested in.