Saturday 25 January 2014

looking for reasons I can't find

 paisley blouse miss selfridge / black cardigan la redoute / berry satchel internacionale / dark grey acid wash 'Ridley' jeans asos / berry snood primark / nails: barry m peach melba

This paisley blouse has been my first high street bargain of 2014. A few months ago I saw it in it's new-in glory, fresh and wonderful yet a disappointing £25. Don't get me wrong - that in itself is a bargain for some, but I'm a sixth former. I (unfortunately) don't have money leaking out from my ears. So I waited. Waited for it to be reduced, hopefully by a notable chunk or as a last resort I would grab it with my 25% Arcadia employee discount. Even at £18.75 I still felt it was a little steep - it's essentially a short sleeved blouse made of polyester...I live in work it out. It didn't promise to keep me warm for the 8/9 months of the year when the weather isn't all that fab. So the other day I trawled on the Miss Selfridge website (daily online musings, really) and found this on sale for £12. Perfect! Oh, and MS wonderfully had an extra 10% off when you checkout. So I took it to the next level, being a little cheeky I guess..and a bit hopeful. I entered in my NUS code et voilà- £8.64. 

And that, ladies (and gentlemen), is how you find yourself a bargain. Patience is a virtue. NUS cards are absolute godsends if you're a student - it's arguably the best £12 I've spent in the past year. And may I just say, for berry-tinged paisley, the wait was worth it.


now playing: foxes - let go for tonight 


  1. such a pretty blouse, i love the pattern of it! i still haven't got around to getting my NUS card, should probably get one soon! xxx

  2. I used to have those suede booties! They're super cute, I loved being able to match them with pretty much anything. I like your nails.

  3. I will dearly miss my NUS card at the end of August this year. No more student discounts for me. *sob*

  4. Such a good buy, I'm in love with paisley patterns at the moment!
    Megan x


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