Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Fund raiser purchases.

Having stuck to my resolution about not spending money on clothes etc. I knew I needed a wardrobe top up somehow without breaking into my MA survival funds. I've been working my wardrobe quite well so any item I felt served no further purpose was put on ebay.

Two good things happened as a result of this. Firstly I breathed new space and fresh organisation into my closet. Secondly I got to shop for me! I compiled my fantasy wish list - you know it only reads like a Net-A-Porter or my-wardrobe.com editorial script - then I went on a high street reality check and made a proper list. Which consisted of a pair of trousers, day dress, going out dress, skirt, top, earrings, belt and sandals/shoes. My hit list shops were narrowed to items in Zara, Topshop, Reiss and Cos.

Luckily for me Mr MDS bought me the coveted belt from Reiss as a Valentine present. It is a gorgeous dusky pink patent number with a gold buckle detail.

I tried on my lusted after items and then thought about it for a day before I purchased. I decided to get the Zara items as they would go quicker than the Cos ones - it is a retailing fact, merchandise moves quickly in Zara. And also I got two pairs of earrings in Dorothy Perkins as its cheaper than Topshop but I still get 10% student discount!

Zara (Chloe-esque) blue cotton trousers £25.90


Zara (quite YSL 70s vibe) Orange Dress £69.90


Dorothy Perkins faux gold dangly numbers £7 and silve butterfly hoops £4 (- 10% discount £9.90 in total)

I have to confess this small retail therapy indulgence felt good!

15 comments:

  1. Hi there-yaay, so pleased for you and you chose very well-the dress is a lovely colour and style!!

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  2. I love that orange dress too. Gorgeous!

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  3. Love the trousers and I bet you've been on a high since :)

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  4. Oh I want to go shopping as well! I love the dangly earrings and the dress. Tells me that spring is fast coming!

    x Grayburn

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  6. These look great! I love how much new, spring colour you've injected into your wardrobe with these purchases.

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  7. Love these Spring goodies. Nice reward for getting through the first terms. You deserve it.

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  8. Great colour for the pants and the dress... love it!!!

    Very nice all the stuff.

    xoxo

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  9. Love the Perkins earrings!!

    Yay for retail therapy!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. jealous of those lovely trousers, wonder if I can find them over here?

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  11. fun fun fun. When I was shopping addicted I used to dig out reciepts and return things, then spend it all again 3 times before I got out of the shop. your way is much healthier.
    xx

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  12. Nice buys and you totally deserve it :) Jx

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  13. I love these blue trousers--great finds!!

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  14. Nice choices, Kate! I love what you bought.

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