Probably for the best, but I didn't actually end up going January sales shopping! These goodies were found either at the local charity shop, at the end of December, or as a stray away from staples shopping. Bad Amber. But all bargains - so no worries!
A standard denim shirt, originally Topshop. 100% cotton, a specification that was important to me. A staple hole in my wardrobe which is now filled. Scope, £3.99. May end up doing a post focusing on this entirely, as I've been loving it so much.
2 cream knits, they may as well be my second skin. Someone control me please!
The first, adorned with a bejewelled pug face, this was an alter job. Originally Tesco's F&F, but found in the Salvation Army, I ummed and ahhed and bought it. The risk was worth my while because, although it took some time, all the studding was coerced off by either me or mum, with a little help from some tweezers. Now, you wouldn't know the difference. A simple Outfit Post ft. the jumper revamped.
Before & After
^Oops on the fuzzy focus
My aunt had been given a few John Lewis vouchers for Christmas, and as there isn't a John Lewis close by, we made a trip. It was manic, I tell you, but they had some awesome deals on concessions; with goodies from Mango and various Arcadia groups that were all up my street.
I'm unsure if they'd still be around, but there were hundreds of jeans. Talk to me this time last year and I was all over the leggings, but I've made a switch.
No, I do not need more jeans, but I could not pass these by. At £38 originally, I paid £5! Grey tone khaki, from Warehouse's 'Utility' range, with pockets and zip calves. Fully worth the wait for the changing rooms. I was sceptical on the price, but it was only at home that I realised the faults. There were holes on three of the linings; the best bit, I fixed them all in less than 10 minutes on the sewing machine! Would've been less if I could work the monster properly. In conclusion, love these with a white long-sleeved shirt/tee, cream converse or boots, might even go crazy and accessorize with some green eyeshadow.
Finally, these two gems were in the bargain bucket of a local Boots, when I popped in for shampoo. That's how Boots gets you, with the walk through the cosmetics - except this time they were only a quid each!
I have nothing similar to either product in my collection: a 'skin glow' pencil eyeliner and a '3D effect lipgloss' No.53, both from Bourjois. I've been testing them out, and they both appear in a recent Face Post. The rumours are true - nude liner really does make a difference to how awake you look. Probably the buy of this month.
I thought this series would inspire you to indulge in the idea of thrifty retail therapy. Although you're unlikely to find the same pieces as me, it may prompt you to search the back of your wardrobe, and either donate or use again yourself. Or go searching for your own bargains, I would love to hear about them!