Maternity Pantyhose - Although not on the wish list below, I have actually missed the skin tone pantyhose not being available from my wardrobe. Having said that since buying these three weeks ago I have only worn them once. Still a good item to have.
|Bought from a charity store, still in their packets. |
Bought for a bargain £2 for TWO PAIR. Originally £6 each from
Mama Jo Jo. Love a bargain.
The outing to Bicester Village!!!
Bicester Village is similar to Woodbury Common in New York. Full of Designer stores selling off previous season's stock at discount prices.
I was determined to shop at Bicester for items ONLY from my wish list: a winter coat, winter boots, summer sandals, trainers and a white tee. I did not find these items BUT (oh my) I found some other lovely treasures. I could not help it and I don't even want to admit it here. I have to fess up and tell.
I was in Temperly London and the above beauties were heavily reduced
Dress size 12
Dress size 10
Hear me out whilst I try to reason...
The thing is, historically if I have found a stand out item that I love and it is at a good price then I have had no hesitation in buying it and keeping it for when I need it. This way I have always had something to wear and I never shop for an outfit on impulse or desperation.
Having spent the past year not buying a thing I really do think that I have missed out on some awesome bargains and I have missed out on buying the stand out items in my travels that I just love to find. And London my friends is certainly a place for one off vintage and designer finds. So how could I possibly resist buying these items at a third of the price??!!
I am proud of my purchases although I still have a case of the guilt’s. Here’s why...
I am heavily pregnant (any day now) and I really don't have a clue as to what size I will get back to after having the baby. I do feel a little silly having bought these dresses not knowing if they will even fit. Pre pregnancy I was an 8-10 and here I am now buying a 10 and 12. Oh dear I really do have the guilt’s, has my compulsion resurfaced so suddenly after such a great year??
The handbag on the other hand I absolutely adore and I don't have the guilt’s about this. It was sensibly purchased with baby in mind, an over-the -shoulder messenger bag is perfect for a hands-full mum.
Should I reveal the total cost of these items...hmmm. Ok well seeing my Mum and Dad don’t read my blog I will reveal.
Bag - £200 (originally £500)
Dress with lace - £215 (originally £600 and Blair Waldorf has one in peach and black)
Dress with studding –£150 (Originally £400)
Now for some more new purchases...
Hair ties (£1) Primark
Hair donut (£1) Primark (Please note: Boots sell them for near £5)
|Do you know what this little tool is used for? |
To get a perfect, volumnous hair bun. Look here:
I'm probably not surposed to post these images but look who else uses the bun donut:
I am happy with the latter two purchases - they were afterall kind of necessary. Although I am not sure if I will even be doing my hair once baby arrives especially in the bun.