leopard print dress topshop link | black biker boots topshop | black biker jacket miss selfridge | black shoulder bag dorothy perkins | nails: barry m vintage purple | purple earrings vintage
Over the past three and a bit years of blogging on here I've made it pretty clear that I freaking love a good bargain. I pride myself in my ability to find them. Oh, and they never lose their excitement. That's the thing about fashion for me..I adore it, but my wallet doesn't. It doesn't take long into the pay month for my wallet to feel the wrath of fashion, and considering I'm a student working part time in retail it's not as if my wallet had much to show off about in the first place. Anyway, this leopard print dress from Topshop was originally £40 and when I tried it on a couple of months' back in my fave Toppers branch (Knightsbridge, FYI) I just knew I loved it. But at £40 I let it go, thinking that at the end of the pay month I'd grab it for £30 with my Arcadia staff discount (which has since expired, RIP my baby). But no. I didn't even need to go that far. About a month ago Mum and I were in the flagship branch in Oxford Circus and I grabbed it for a mere £15 as it was on sale for £20. It's moments like those, when you're rummaging through the sale section desperately clinging on to that last ounce of patience et voila! you find the one. The one you've been looking for all along. So thanks, leopard print dress. You may not be very typically 'me', but you make me feel empowered as ever so for that I am hella grateful.
And on that note of empowerment I simply need to mention - Happy International Women's Day! Ladies, let's keep rocking this world like you wouldn't even believe.