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What has been your absolute best buy of the year so far?

(96 Posts)
freddiefrog Sun 03-Mar-13 19:09:48

I'm on a spending ban so want to live vicariously through other people's purchases grin

Mine is a pair a pair of Primark tan ankle boots

I've been on the hunt for a pair since autumn, but never really found 'The Ones'. Nipped into Primark last Sunday, and there on the shelf was the perfect pair. Only one pair left, and amazingly my size! For three quid

It was fate grin

JumpHerWho Tue 05-Mar-13 11:41:28

Freddie it's quite a warm day today wink

nowrinklesonamelon Tue 05-Mar-13 11:48:44

A gorgeous soft pale blue leather jacket from la redoute with a huge offer discount, worked out only about £50.. here

rockinhippy Tue 05-Mar-13 11:59:42

Full length cream, furry lined suede coat - spotted being put on a manikin in a charity shop window - new with tags - my size exactly - £35 - label is Top Shop for £185 grin - its warm, its elegant, it sponges down well with baby wipes - the lady in the shop said they were pricing it low as they thought the colour would put people off smile

freddiefrog Tue 05-Mar-13 12:39:10

Freddie it's quite a warm day today

grin. I did mention that this morning. DH just rolled his eyes at me

OneLittleLady Tue 05-Mar-13 12:47:29

Answering a bit late butLibertychick the DKNY came from the House of Fraser outlet.

MorrisZapp Tue 05-Mar-13 13:12:15

QuinnFabray, I'm going to be in London soon! Where can I avail myself of Monki jeans?

Absy Tue 05-Mar-13 13:54:15

A pair of apple green heels (summer shoes!) that are awesome.

But as a result I have no money to buy more clothes etc. this month.

fl0b0t Tue 05-Mar-13 16:11:06

Ooooh just to add, I happened to be in Milan last weekend (I know, I know) and I found a MiuMiu skirt for a friend (It was a pink A-line circle skirt, NOT for me) which was marked down from 1200 Euros to 100 Euros!!

Iwantmybed Tue 05-Mar-13 16:20:22

This [ jacket]] Its so flattering and cosy.

Iwantmybed Tue 05-Mar-13 16:21:16

try again bloody phone

impty Tue 05-Mar-13 16:22:46

Monki is in carnaby street. Check out the sake section upstairs. wink

impty Tue 05-Mar-13 16:23:15

sake? sale obviously smile

MorrisZapp Tue 05-Mar-13 16:56:05

Awesome, thanks smile

BikeRunSki Tue 05-Mar-13 19:05:35

Some Next indigo "sexy straight leg" jeans, £3 from a charity shop. They fit perfectly and have given me confidence to step away from the bootlegs (have recently lost 2 dress sizes and can not get used to wearing anything skinny, fitted or a 12).

DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Tue 05-Mar-13 19:14:51

Boden empire line top in Navy. I am wearing it as a maternity top and reckon it will see me through until at least 6-7 months and no doubt will be wearing it for months after baby arrives too, love it! (but wouldnt like it if I wasnt pregnant as it definitely has a maternity-look to it!).

homeaway Tue 05-Mar-13 20:01:13

Thank you jumpher, I think I might order it as I have just sent back a dress, trousers and cardigan to baukjen so my credit card will be happier !

FrancesFarmer Tue 05-Mar-13 20:06:37

My two new Brora jumpers. They are cozy and go with so many things in my wardrobe.

hettie Tue 05-Mar-13 20:09:01

Speedos.... Have been pondering proskins for a while, what do they look like on? Could you wear them for Gymn and under dresses? Also do you have to wear them all the time for them to work?

Somethingtothinkabout Tue 05-Mar-13 20:28:33

Mine is Babylis Hot Rollers.

They make my hair do exactly what I always wanted it to.

Just need to find a way to make my hair hold the style for more than a few hours

Speedos Tue 05-Mar-13 20:29:47

hettie they are amazing. My legs look lean and smooth with them on alone for the gym and you can't notice them under trousers as they are really thin material, thinner and lighter than any other gym capris I have. Wore them today for spinning class and I thought legs would be wobbling but they didn't.

I have only worn them about a week but managed to wear all day as you hardly notice they're there, not sure if they would be hot in summer though.

I just do not understand how they can work but I'm sure my cellulite is not as bad, it is still there though....

I am a 10 but had only the size 12 on offer, £30 instead of £45 for the capris. I have also just ordered a 10 in the longer version as I gym everyday and they need to get washed!

The only negative is the cost as they are bloody expensive and the offer above is the only one I found anywhere.

hettie Tue 05-Mar-13 22:37:11


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