Today at House of Fraser I bought a summer dress, four cute warm tops, and a pair of shoes for under 100 pounds.
255 down to 99, can you beat that?
Coincidentally, everything was French except for one top which was Danish, and the shoes. They were Carvela, but that is apparently under the Kurt Geiger umbrella. I have just learned he is Austrian but based in London. Now that is my brain cell used for the day.
The dress was siiiiiii francaiiiiiis! Cripes, now you are going to ask me for a piccie.
It was funny though, I put it on and all I could think of was summer in Paris and when I checked the label it even said made in France. That was the best deal, it was 60 originally, then half price which I reluctantly relented on, but at the counter as she scanned and folded, the conversation went like this:
"And this is 12."
"12 pounds. I know, it's nice to be surprised at the till."
But patience mes amis, today you have the earrings and the shoes:
All the buttons I wore on Wednesday
I love buttons!
Speaking of steals, that satin-lined velvet jacket was a steal last year from 98 down to 48 then 25, and at the till, 22.50!
The Gibraltar glass earrings from Mum that you've all been asking to see
I lost the paper but I gathered that in a special process the glass is bombarded with mineral molecules. Here you see a golden pink, if I turn they will be any colours you want them to be...
Guess how much?*
The pointy new Carvelas with my clumpy old Kenneth Coles
I couldn't bear to part with them, but I never thought I would ever find that deep red again. And lo and behold! Plus I can actually wear the new ones with skirts and they even make trousers more feminine. Still, not letting go of the KCs until the hairline cracks start peeling or something! Seven years on, they are still the only shoes that get the "nice shoes" comment out of random people.
What colour would you say they are?
And the only reason I went to the shop was to reclaim an umbrella I had left at the Biotherm counter the day before.**
Look at the time, I'm off to bed!
* earrings 10 euros
** Finally found a foundation and powder that control my oily skin.