Cheap as chips

Grab these bargains while you can ladies!

Floral print bow back dress

This River Island dress has been a popular favourite of mine since it launched in stores and online. It was first featured in the brand’s Style Insider magazine where I fell head over heels with their ‘flora’ trend. I’ve tried it on many a time, but always failed to part with its £60 price tag. So at the weekend when I noticed it was on promotion for a mere £25 (that’s £35 knocked off the original price guys!) I was stunned and there was no doubt in my mind whether to buy it or not.

The dress has many features, firstly, a very Mary Katrantzou-inspired floral print. Florals are of course, perfect for summer (that’s if we ever have one here in miserable Britain!) but also very versatile in what you can wear with them, dressed up or down.

Secondly, the dress sports a padded shoulder, which I particularly love, and a large bow across the back. The creates an even prettier effect on such a structured dress.

This floral number is also made with an excellent quality of materials, it is thick to give the dress its structured shaping but is also very well lined, with tulle to boost the cocoon/tulip effect.

The £19.99 Zara messenger bag you’ll love – steal!

Zara have ceased to fail me with their accessories for a long while. I absolutely love them. The quality is never hindered in place of style, which I find with other high street brands. I am one of many, who fell for the big and beautiful A/W shopper last year, and have been craving another Zara fix to carry on my arm. So when I came across this messenger bag online, I couldn’t believe the price. My instant reaction told me that maybe the bag was a not-so-nice to touch plastic bag that wasn’t much bigger than my hand. How I was proved wrong.

I visited my nearest store and this cheap as chips bag was irresistable. The grey colour is my favourite and is as soft as it’s touch which rather resembles an elephant’s skin. The rose coloured gold fastener and handle links compliment the rest of bag too. Once the bag is filled up, it sits extremely well by the waist, and is also large enough to use as a work/school bag. After being utterly suprised by the quality for such a price tag, I nabbed myself one, and so should you!


Floral & pastel co-ordinates

I’ve been searching for a floral co-ordinate set for a while now. I know Topshop has a beautiful shorts and blazer set, as well as River Island. These can however, be quite pricey, with blazers ranging from £45-70 before you’ve even considered the shorts to match. So you’ll believe me in saying that I was truly surprised when I came across Matalan‘s website today, where I could bag a pastel daisy print blazer with matching shorts for just £25!! The blazer has been reduced from £20 to £14 and the shorts, £16 to £11. The only downfall- the blazer was sold out in my size online, and when I checked back a few hours later the whole page ceased to exist. I’m going to visit a store tomorrow and hopefully they will have some left! If not I’ll be gutted I missed out on such a great bargain and might have to just settle with the shorts.

Here is a little moodboard featuring the co-ordinates and what I’d like to dress them with:

Floral & pastel co-ordinates