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So...I have a lovely bonus to spend...who would like to help me ?

(6 Posts)
Northumberlandlass Tue 05-Jul-11 13:45:36

I will be receiving my bonus at the end of July. It's not massive and I will only have say..£400 to spend on myself. The rest will pay off some debts, deposit for holiday next year etc.

So, I have a list......I would like:

Skinny / straight jeans (inside leg 35" or above so limited)
Grey converse
hangbag (tote style I think)
Work Trousers (boo, but needed)
Coat for winter

I'm not sure I have given myself enough money ? I have already seen a dress in Damsel in a Dress (the pink Jasmin one in the sale) which I would love.

I know the subject of foundations & bags are done to death on here, but am looking in the same old places everytime and need some new input !

Any ideas / comments / suggestions would be gratefully received ?


Northumberlandlass Tue 05-Jul-11 13:48:25

Oh - am 6ft tall, size 16, 38 yrs old, v fair freckly skin, blue eyes, brown (highlighted) hair in bob with heavy fringe....just in case this may help !


LuckyMrsT Tue 05-Jul-11 13:50:27

I came within millimetres of pressing the checkout button on this Temperley bag earlier but MUST stop spending. The outnet has some nice stuff in, worth a look round if you're flush.

Northumberlandlass Tue 05-Jul-11 14:03:12

Love the bag LuckyMrsT...however my £400 (could be £500 at a push) is for ALL of that...I may be feeling flush, but I NEED loads of things! grin

LuckyMrsT Tue 05-Jul-11 14:34:51


Topshop do tall jeans for about £40. They also do tall trousers are brilliant for perfume at very good discounts and they have a great range to choose from.

I've been using Revlon Colourstay foundation (£12ish) ever since my Prescriptives colour got discontinued and am so impressed I didn't bother to buy a fancy one for my wedding.

Grey Converse can be found at discount at amazon - wasn't sure which ones you wanted.

No suggestions for coats I'm afraid. I've never managed to find one I really love.

Buy the dress you mentioned if you love it or you'll regret not getting it when you had the chance.


...The bag isn't cheap but it's a classic style in black leather so it would be an investment - and the discount on it is impressive. You'd feel amazing having a really nice bag and a bonus is a chance to get it.

I've got time on my hands today as you can tell. I'm trapped under a sleeping post-jabs baby with only the laptop within reach smile. Happy shopping.

Northumberlandlass Tue 05-Jul-11 14:46:21

OH - thank you MrsLuckyT ! That's amazing smile

I really want to spend wisely ! x

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