Having a second girl I immediately imagined the gorgeous clothes she would wear. I was so convinced even before my pregnancy scans that Erin was a girl that I had bought girls things. The nausea I had experienced with Chloe but not with Dylan told me for certain that I was carrying a girl and a scan at 32 weeks finally confirmed it. At earlier scans Erin was never in a good enough position to identify her gender.
I have enjoyed dressing Erin ever since and she is a girly pink and princess type of girl. Recently she had a school disco and one of Erin’s ‘wants’ is also sparkly shoes. For me this has always been a no no. With DDH, a bendy foot and weak ankles held up with insoles flimsy shoes stay on the shelf whilst I spend a fortune on kickers and supportive boots. However now that Erin is getting older I have to relent and let her make some decisions so that she does not feel left out. This led me to agreeing with her that I would buy her some party shoes to go with her beautiful party dresses and outfits.
Therefore when I was meeting a friend for lunch this week I decided to see what was left in the final sales. I always like to grab an absolute bargain by waiting until the very end of the sales. This shopping trip was no different.
I snagged Erin the much coveted sparkly shoes at Accessorize in Cheltenham with 70% off. This meant that I paid under £5 for these little pumps that made me girl grin from ear to ear. They will bring her lots of joy and as they will only be worn inside and at parties I think I got a great deal.
In addition to the shoes I also popped into Joules who I have a love affair with (especially in the sales) for Erin. Chloe had been given a voucher but doesn’t really shop there preferring TopShop and NewLook, therefore I did the mum thing and bought the voucher off her. I knew it would be spent on Erin! Again in the last of the sale items I found a few things in her size. One was a gorgeous tweed blazer and I so nearly bought it. Part of me wishes I had but then I don’t know realistically how much wear she would have gotton out of it. I was so cute though! However I did buy her a sweater which is very much in the Joules style and colours. It is just perfect for springtime and throwing on in summer evenings after the sun has gone down. I knew that this would get plenty of wear. this was reduced fro £35 to just under £16 and therefore another good buy. I know Joules clothes wash and wear well and I can probably Ebay it afterwards too. you need to excuse a tired looking Erin in the photo, we had a bad night with her asthma which is why she is at home and not at school today!
This will also go with the skirt I picked up in the House of Fraser Challenge.
I have linked this post up with style wise where I am in awe of some of Karen’s recent buys.
My three sales tips are 1: Have the children’s shoe sizes written down in your diary. I can never remember all the shoe sizes when shopping. This way when you come across a bargain you can check the sizes needed.
2: Hold out till the end unless you are looking for something specific as they are normally better bargains then.
3: Shop on your own because if I am with the children they just distract me.