Thursday, 9 August 2012

August Purchases...

Recently since starting my new job at Newlook, I have been finding it seriously difficult to resist my 50% discount. Every shift I am secretly browsing for what I'm going to buy next! 

On my last wishlist post I added several statement necklaces, these are so on trend right now and can completely finish an outfit perfectly. They can make a mediocre styled outfit stand out. This is one I chose from Newlook and with my discount only cost me around £3. I love it! In the image below I wore it with a simple scalloped top and jeans and it gave such a simple outfit so much more edge! 

I've also been trying to hunt down an animal print maxi dress for some time. I wanted one for my holiday to Majorca for travelling in because they look amazing but are so comfy at the same time. I saw this one in newlook and fell in love! The fabric is so soft - perfect for my travels! And it was only £10 with discount. Even at the full price of £20 it would have been a bargain. 

I have ALWAYS bought my heels from Newlook. They have so much choice and are great value for money. My last pair of black heels I probably wore a hundred times and they lasted me ages! I thought I'd treat myself to a new pair of suede ones at only £15 how could I resist! They are the comfiest shoes also for ones so high. I would reccomend Newlook shoes to everyone!

August is my birthday month (yayyy) I wanted to find the perfect dress. I went to the trafford centre and found NOTHING! I was so dissapointed in Topshop and Miss Selfridge which are my usual favourites! Luckily I had bought the dress below from newlook for £8.50!!! I instantly fell in the love with the dainty style and the criss cross detail down the middle. This is the dress I ended up wearing for my birthday night out! The style was so flattering and I got lots of complements! So it just shows you don't always need to spend mega ammounts of money to find the perfect dress.

Obviously the dress is very simple and classic so I wanted to find accessories that were more over the top, to add a bit more sparkle to the outfit. I bought this clutch bag from Miss Selfridge, they had sent me a £5 voucher for my birthday so I got this for £25 which is a little pricey but seeing as I'd spent so little on the dress I allowed a little more for the accessories. I love this clutch so much, sequins are one of my favourite things ever! 

 Lastly, steering away from clothing... I had a few spare minutes before work the other week so went for a browse in body shop. This body butter is normally £12 but was on offer for half price. I smelt this one and couldn't resist! I've been using it every day for 2 weeks now and my skin feels amazing and refreshed. I would definitely reccomend this! I think it is still on offer too!


  1. The dress is so so nice, can't beat a LBD. A little jealous of the 50% off!xx

  2. I worked at New Look for a year before I went to uni and I know exactly what you mean about resisting the 50% off, it's terrible, they might as well just of paid me in clothes haha!