January Sales And Birthday Treats


I’m not going to lie, I’ve done well in the January sales. I have a little tradition of going shopping each year, normally on the 27th December, and picking out a few pieces for my birthday presents. It’s hard for my friends and family to buy my birthday presents, because being so close to Christmas it’s easy to duplicate. So people tend to give me money and I go out and treat myself!

Most years I do struggle, not only with the sheer hell of the volume of people in the sales, and rummaging through the tat, but this year I had a list of items I was after in the sales. At the top of the list was a pair of knee high boots. I’ve been looking for a good pair for years, and struggle to find any which fit me properly around the calf and come the right height up my calves so as not to make me look dumpy!!

I got some great bargains in New Look and was treated to some non-sale items in Dotty P’s by Mike for my birthday.

Below are some of the items I purchased and links to the websites.

Black boots from Debenhams


Tan boots from Debenhams


These were both cheaper in store – I’m not sure why they’re more expensive online. The black boots were £50 and the tan boots were £57.50.

I needed some thick jumpers as we’re going skiing soon, and also for general winter wear, and these were a bargain from New Look.

Nude jumper (I also bought this in burgundy)


Black jumper dress


Hoody – I actually bought this in a bottle green, but they seem to have run out of it in that colour on the website. The drawstrings have earphones attached to them, if you like that sort of thing!


I thought these tops would be perfect for layering up in the cold weather



Mike treated me to this GORGEOUS bag from one of my favourite stores, Oliver Bonas


… Plus these items from Dorothy Perkins




Didn’t I do well?! No more purchases for… Well, a very long time now! Maybe I should add “curb shopping habit” to my New Year’s Resolutions?!

Have you snagged any bargains?


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