Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Perks of Impulse Sale Buys


I mean, it's not like I'm writing a whole post in order to justify my sale shopping habit am I? OK fine, maybe I am.

In my head I'm quite restrained when it comes to shopping these days. Gone are the times when I would 'just have a quick nosey' around the shops in my lunch break and gone are the times when I lived in London and had a student loan and a fairly OK paid job both funding my Oxford Street Topshop habit. I do, however, have an on/off relationship with the ASOS app. On/off in the sense that every now and then I delete it in a bid to become a less spendy version of myself and then hastily re-download it because OOOH SALE.

The thing with the ASOS sale is, it's pretty darn cheap. 70% off guys, just sayin'. This is something which usually results in a lot of rather unusual things ending up in my saved items that I wouldn't necessarily usually go for, but who's complaining at £7.50? So sometimes I may order slightly wacky stuff that looks horrendous on me (in which case, ASOS free returns hellooo) but sometimes my choices pay off.





Case in point, these trousers. I am not a floral person. I am not a wide leg trouser person (culottes aside). But for some reason they drew my eye and I popped them in my bag. And I bloomin' love them. They're more flattering than I thought they would be, they're so comfortable (and we all know that's a must in my wardrobe) and the print is gorgeous. They go with a lot more than I would have expected them to as well so that's always a plus. They are quite long on me (can we just LOL at the fact that they're ankle grazers on the model yet they touch the floor on me), but I love them anyway. To keep the focus on the trousers I paired them with this black long sleeved t-shirt from the Asos forever range. I love the forever t-shirts, they're so soft and comfortable and tend to be pretty reasonably priced too. Because I seem to have a new thing with matching my shoes to my top half I went for these black lace up sandals from Primark. These are super old and are really a little bit worse for wear, but they're old favourites and I can't quite let go yet.

So for all the bad rep that sales shopping gets - you buy things in the wrong size, you buy things you'll never wear or you're buying things just because they're a bargain - there are some perks to impulse shopping in the sales, because if it goes right you could end up with a banging pair of trousers. (And if it doesn't go right then see my point about ASOS free returns...)



Trousers - Asos (here) | Top - Asos (here) | Shoes - Primark (old)

Are you an impulse shopper in the sales?

Amy x
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  1. What a beautiful print and they look so good on you!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks so much Rosanna, hope you're having a great week xx

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  2. Lovely trousers, they look great on you. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, hope you're having a lovely week! xx

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  3. I used to be so impulsive! In my younger years I'd buy things for the sake of it and then I'd never wear them. I'm the complete opposite now, I only buy something if I feel amazing in it!

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    1. That's a pretty good rule to have! I'm at least quite good at returning things but I go wild when I order haha! xx

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  4. Alllll the high fives to this - I am a massive sales shopper (buying things in the wrong sizes or things I wouldnt usually take a second glance at is oh so familiar) but it's actually paid off for me so many times. Literally everything I've bought recently has been a sale item and I'm not complaining! Love those trousers, they look fab on you and I'm also a big fan of this (carpark?) as a photo location! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. It's the best feeling when they pay off isn't it especially as it's usually been such a bargain! And yeah, it's a carpark! We just drove past it and I was like 'I wonder...' (totes said that in Ollivander's voice haha) xx

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  5. Those trousers are so cool! I think the choice did pay off!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. It really did so I'm happy I went out of my comfort zone! xx

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  6. You look so cool! Love your trousers <3

    MERI WILD BLOG

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    1. Thank you so much! New faves for sure :) xx

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  7. Those pants look darling on you, Amy xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Thanks so much Edye, hope you're really well x

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  8. I love everything with floral print and these trousers are so cute, love them! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Thanks so much! I don't often go for florals but I love these! xx

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  9. I love this look, the trousers look amazing on you and the floral print is gorgeous! I can be a pretty impulsive sales shopper although I'm trying to avoid Oxford Circus when I'm short off money - but sometimes you just can't resist these offers can you. And you're right, impulsive purchases aren't all bad, I bought a beautiful black velvet top from Topshop for less than 10 quid and I still love it xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Thanks lovely! Oxford Circus is definitely dangerous! I have a velvet top from Topshop too I love it! xx

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  10. I love these floral trousers! So cute for holidays and we finally have some sunshine...hooray!!! I'd be the exact same if I worked near Oxford St Topshop, it would be rude not to right?! Love the photo location too.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. Yes they've been perfect over this bank holiday! Thank you lovely xx

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  11. I love the sales, they're pretty much the only time I buy clothes brand new these days haha! I adore these trousers, I'm so glad you went for them because they really suit you! That they're so comfy as well is a massive bonus! Perhaps I need to stalk ASOS more, although my bank balance may not thank me!!

    Abbey 💓 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely - Asos is OK price wise when it's the sale! xx

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