11 May Chronicles Of a Bargain Queen: 1
I am an unrepentant bargain hunter, my thing is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look good or have nice things. I will not buy anything I consider expensive just because; unless it consumes me to the point where I either cannot sleep or when I manage to sleep it haunts me in my dreams (yeah that serious), then and only then will I buy it (for my sanity). If its not that serious, then I’m NOT buying
until it goes on sale *sticks tongue out*.
By expensive, I’m not talking about standard expensive things like big designer labels, every now and again we definitely want to have those. I’m talking about basic
high street stuff. I know that what is “expensive” is relative and so to each his own but I’m sure many will agree with me that save a few stores, baffs things are just expensive in this jand the UK.
So what does a humble girl like me do? I wait till
the shops are ready to speak my language they go on sale, then we can discuss. You may not always get your size on sale but if I could sleep well without buying it full price then all’s well with the world, and if I find my size then yayy. Lets be honest, if you are in the UK Scotland for that matter or anywhere else that is cold you realise that you buy so many things you never really get to wear or wear them only to cover them up with thick jackets till its warmer, you might as well wait because by then they’ll most likely be on sale.
Today I want to show
boast to you guys some of my bargains… *Drum roll*
Let me tell you a story about these Topshop gems, in February I saw a pair on sale for £5 yupp £5, they used to be £75 would you believe it? They were the last pair and they were Size 41. I wear a Size 39 sometimes 40 depending on the style of the shoes. In all fairness I did not love these shoes at first sight and when I tried them on they fitted although slightly bigger, but
as a sharp naija girl I was not letting them go so I bought them. Fast forward till today during my lunch break, (don’t judge me,there’s a mall near my office), I stopped by Topshop and saw these same shoes situated at the “last chance to buy” stand. Mind you this “last chance to buy” is quite deceptive because it comes off seeming like sale stuff but is actually not I’ve since learnt not to fall for this ploy. Anyways I picked up these shoes and lo and behold they were still £75, haba something that was £5 in February. I then proceeded to the till to challenge make enquiries, Me: Hello, I got these shoes for £5 over a month ago, could it be that its been put in the wrong place? Topshop Girl: I’m afraid not, its definitely still full price £75 Me: eh ehn Topshop Girl: Hang on a second you are right, they are actually £5. Now these were Size 40 and fitted me perfectly, if I didn’t love them at first, I do now £5 AGAIN come on. So that’s how I got this lovely bargain twice.
I obviously cannot have both pairs and Segi has tiny feet, so I think I’ll be giving out the Size 41 ones to one of our followers sometime later, so watch this space (yes yes bribery and corruption)
And to piss you guys off some more, guess how much this gem was?
£0.50p, I mean 50p (at this point I don’t know whether to choose pride over shame or vice versa). It is Primarni, I had spotted a rack with a huge 50p sign hmmm interesting, I headed down to the rack and all I could see were hangers and ugly oversized clothes until I spotted the puffy arms/exagerrated shouders (which I’m a fan of), it hung on a Size 18 hanger but was actually
my perfect size a Size 8. Surprisingly, this top’s not flimsy at all, the material feels really good 🙂 .
So guys, am I the only one that loves a bargain or do I have many bargain hunting friends out there? Let me know your thoughts. I’m going to make this a mini-series and do more posts on my bargains/finds as well as giving tips on how hunt down bargains :)…Till my next post, take care guys.