As most of us have probably done, I went sales shopping after Christmas! I wasn’t at all tempted to try and hit the sales on Boxing Day and I wouldn’t have been able to anyway, as I went to my boyfriends Gran’s with his family for a party. Either way we hit the shops last Saturday and bloody hell it was frustrating! Not the shops may I add, the parking!
We went to Merry Hill as we wanted to go to Nando’s for dinner after shopping and I knew all too well how bad The Bullring can be for sales shopping, so I suggested Merry Hill. As my boyfriend is from Coventry he didn’t knew what to expect as he had never been to Merry Hill before and for what he seen of it for the first time, parking wise, I felt somewhat sorry for him.
It only took us 20 minutes to drive there, but to park it took an extra and therefore necessary 20 minutes! I was about to give up and drive us back home when all of a sudden we found a space in one of the tower car parks and I quickly zoomed into it before anyone else has the nerve to steal MY spot. We parked, got ourselves ready and ventured to the shops!
I have to add I was extremely disappointed with what shops are offering in sales for the majority this year and the only thing I actually managed to pick up in the sale that was on my list was one of the diaries I picked up.
We visited two Calendar Club stands in Merry Hill, the first one I wasn’t able to find the Simon’s Cat diary and instead I bought this cute fox one instead, because everyone knows how much I love foxes! It’s an organiser that has loads of various sections inside of it. This is going to be kept in my handbag for my hours of work, my photography business that you’ll be reading about soon, as well as any other dates I need to know and such. Originally it was £7.99 but I snapped it up for £4.79, total bargain!
When I ventured to the other Calendar Club stand I found that they had one Simon’s Cat diary left and I quickly snapped it up with both hands before someone else came to take it away! It was £8.99 but I snapped it up for the bargain price of £5.39! I nearly bought this on eBay for over £9.00, so I’m really glad I didn’t! This diary I’ll keep in the house but my bed, like I have done with all my previous Simon’s Cat diaries! This is probably my third or fourth Simon’s Cat diary now. I’m not obsessed!
Sorry to show these off to my lovely readers but I bought myself some gorgeous knickers from Ann Summers to match the bra that I bought in November. These were originally £14.00 but I got them in the sale for £8.00. As my boyfriend and I walked around Ann Summers I began to wonder if they were too much but he persuaded me to buy them (I wonder why!). But either way these are gorgeous and everyone woman loves a gorgeous lingerie set. I did have a look at the other items in Ann Summers sale and whilst some were nice, I wasn’t overly impressed, although my boyfriend and I did both see something we liked the look of, but sadly they didn’t have my size left and by the looks of things have sold out online too. Sad times.
I’ve always loved Element clothing since a young age, but I’ve only ever owned one t-shirt by them and that was a huge large t-shirt with one of Bam Margera’s designs on the front. I only wear this for bed! Either way since meeting my boyfriend he has introduced me to shops that sell Element clothing for women and one of these is Two Seasons. We had a look on Merry Hill’s website to delightfully discover that they had a Two Seasons shop there and as we walked around we spotted it and went in for a look. The women’s section was TINY but when I asked one of the shop assistants why this was, she told me that it was a massive section, at least half of the store but due to the sale they’d sold most of the women’s clothing and had to make it smaller so that the shop didn’t look bare. Seems like a logical reason! I found two Element t-shirts to try on and upon doing so I ended up buying this t-shirt! It’s a gorgeous crimson red and is a size large, which is too big for me but it was the only size left and at the moment I like that baggy look and this tucked into a skirt or with some skinny fit jeans will look great any time of the year! I’m probably going to wear this on New Years Day with some skinny fit jeans and a boyfriend cardigan. This was originally £20, but was reduced to £10 which I thought was a bargain! On Two Seasons website this is still for sale at its original price. Two Seasons have some amazing stuff in their sale for both women and men, so go and check it out if you like this sort of clothing.
BTW as well as seeing this t-shirt in the store, I saw a gorgeous Solomon snowboarding helmet that I may buy in the near future! I just hope the next time I pop into Two Seasons that I can find this helmet again as it was a steal at just £55! I tried on the one on show and it fit me perfectly. I just wish I had more money or I would have bought it there and then.
I knew I wanted to pop into Topshop whilst we were at Merry Hill as their sale is usually great and I always find something good in store as well as online. I was in search of some new jeans and maybe a jacket but when I had no luck with either I was tempted to leave the store, but I hadn’t had a good look through the clothing so I sifted through each item and low and behold, I found this gorgeous black skater skirt! There were a couple there one in the size I bought and one a size up from this. The one I bought said on the label that it was £15.00, but the one a size up said £10.00. So I asked one of the customer service assistants if she could check how much it was and to my delight she came back over and told me it was coming up as £10.00 on the till! I didn’t want to worry that the skirt may not fit me if I didn’t try it on, so I went over to the changing rooms and tried i on. It’s a very thick skirt which will make it perfect for autumn and winter and was originally £28.00! I knew I had to have it and took it straight to the check out. This was probably my favourite purchase of the day as it was just a great find and for an even greater price! I know I’ll wear this loads during the rest of winter, maybe even during spring and I know I’ll wear it with all sorts too, so that £10.00 will go a long way!
After this we ventured to Nando’s for some dinner. My boyfriend received a £20.00 voucher for Christmas so he decided to use it on us. We bought a whole chicken to share with large peri salt fries and two drinks. We enjoyed our food and after this wandered off to HMV to grab some DVD’s to watch for the night, which were both Studio Ghibli films as we both fancied watching some anime.
As we were walking out of Merry Hill we walked past Build A Bear and I’ve never seen my boyfriend so excited! He’s never made a Build A Bear before and I think it’s one of his goals now to go and make one. Upon going inside for a look we joyfully discovered that you can make a Red Panda! We both love Red Panda’s and it’s what my boyfriend reminds me of as he’s ginger and when we first got together I dyed half his hair black, with his permission of course!
So we have both said that soon we shall be going into Build A Bear to make one of those together. I’m excited!
This wasn’t a sale buy but I wanted to show it! This was one of the things I was after in the sales, as online Game have this in their sale but not in store… What the hell is with that!? On the way home we ventured to Tesco to buy some food to have for lunch the next day and as I went to the toilet my boyfriend popped this into the basket and offered to buy it for me. It cost £25 and it was lovely that he bought it for me as he said he knew how much I’d wanted it and he wanted to play it too.
My boyfriend has really spoilt me since we got together and I just wish I had more money so that I could spoil him back.
On the Sunday we played this all day and when he went home I finished off the level I was on and I won’t continue to play it until he’s back here for New Year’s Day as I want him to see what happens in the story. If he had a PS3 I would lend it him, but alas, he’s a 360 owner…
So that’s all I picked up in the sales! I have ordered a few pieces in the sales, one is a dress and one are some new skate shoes as my Mom said it was about time I get some new ones. My Vans that I wear pretty much most of the time alongside my Chelsea boots are nearly 10 years old and when it rains my feet tend to get wet. Although I have ordered these, my Mom is giving me the money for them as she’s offered to buy them me for my birthday, bless her!
Those will be shown off in a birthday present post mind.
So, what did you pick up in the sales? Let me know in the comments down below.
Until next time, take care all!