1 April 2013

River Island Mini Shop

I was on holiday again last week as I had some more to use up and whilst  I love being off work, I get bored quite easily if I don't plan stuff to do. Being bored inevitably results in me going shopping which is very very bad for my bank account. However, as I am being frugal this year (supposedly) I only purchased this dress because it was in the sale and because I know I will get more than a few wears out of it over Summer. 

For those of you that haven't ever been to Walthamstow (my new endz) there are slim pickings when it comes to clothes shops. There is a New Look, a River Island, a Dorothy Perkins, an Evans, a BHS, and the world's smallest Topshop (situated on top of Dorothy Perkins). Topshop is usually my go to for shopping but the one in good old E17 really isn't even worth looking in so I opt for New Look or River Island as back up. 

River Island is one of those shops that can be a bit hit or miss. Sometimes I really love their stuff and other times I get a bit overwhelmed by the amount of rhinestones on display. Being on a bit of a budget I was happy to see that they were having a sale but didn't really expect to find very much. Having worked on the high-street before I know that an awful lot of old tat is wheeled out for the sales so I tend not to shop from the bargain bins but hey, beggars can't be choosers. 

The first thing I picked up was a new suit jacket for work. I didn't take a pic for you but it was quite a good bargain. It was £20 down from £45 and is plain black with a beautiful pale pink lining. Then I spotted this dress which is a bit different from my usual style. I loved the 70's floatiness and for £15 thought it was a good deal. The lace detail and cute buttons are really nice features; the lace goes all the way down to the waist seam at the back which is really pretty. I can envisage myself wearing this little number in Summer with some nice block-heeled sandals and a glass of Pinot. 

I picked the rings up for £2 each which I thought was very reasonable. They are new season stock. The skull ring is a finger top ring - not just incredibly teeny. The heart ring is actually a thumb ring. And of course I couldn't resist nipping in to Boots on the way home to pick up a cheeky nail polish (or three). This L'Oreal shade is a real beauty. It's a bluey mint which applies very nicely. I will be doing a post on minty nail polishes in April so you will see more of this shade. 

Have you found anything interesting in the sales this season?


  1. Love that mint nail polish!


    1. It's a beauty! I will be doing a mint related nail polish post soon so watch this space. xx