Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a high heel was stirring, not even a blouse;
The stockings were packed in the drawers with care,
In hopes that some fine boots would soon make a pair.

The shoppers were nustled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Topshop sales danced in their heads;
And mamma in her jammies, and I in mine too,
Had just settled down for a dream about Schuh.

When out in the town there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter,
Away to the windows I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the streets filled with new-fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to products below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a bright red sign reading "reduced - to clear!"

With a little old store girl, so lively and quick,
She went through her sales list, checking each tick.
More rapid than eagles her shoppers they came, 
And she whistled, and shouted, to the till they all came.

"Now, Topshop! now, New Look!, now Miss Selfridge and Schuh!
On, Nike! on Harrods! on, Mac store, you too!
To the top of the street! To the top of the store!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fleet,
when they meet with an obstacle, made for the street
So up to the high street the shoppers they flew,
With their bags full of clothes, and makeup giftsets too.

Merry Christmas to all you lovely blog readers out there :) I hope you have a wonderful day!

I'm here to share with you my Christmas story :)
I have been pining for a fur coat the way a dog pines for it's master when they leave the house. Similarly, when the master returns home, the dog will begin to jump up and down and salivate madly in excitement. This was similar to my reaction when finding The Coat.

The Coat was in Miss Selfridge, for £98. With the £20 off promotion, it was down to £78. With my 25% off as a member of staff, it was down to my budget.
I was racked with guilt when purchasing it, spending that much money on myself at Christmas is simply unheard of. But the fur coat is timeless, and will last me forever.
Living in Scotland means I need some form of warm outerwear anyway, so if anything, it was an investment?

Whilst clearing out the Last Chance rail, I came across a little black tutu dress. £75. What a joke. I admired it, but put it back. Post the £50 odd spend on the coat, I could never justify £75 on this dress.
I daydreamed about the outfits I could make from it. I could wear it to the Sports Ball in April. I could team it with black tights and a baggy cardigan and court shoes and wear it shopping in London. Oh the dreams.

When the little machine was left out that tells you the price of something, and the future price of something, I took a little chance. There it was. £75, £40 on 24/12/2012.
I put it on hold.
Staff discount once again, brought it down to a nifty £30.

It is beautiful. And I cherish it. And it is beautiful and will be worn with pride, as will The Coat.

What are you all hoping to find in the Christmas sales?? And Merry Christmas!!! XXXXX

4 comments on " "
  1. Adoring your blog my lovely :) Gorgeous outfit here, and the nose suits you ;)
    Have a wonderful New Year xxx


  2. I take back what i said, I like this dress!
    Love Matt xxxx

    P.s. Yes I am reading your blog

    1. I love you :)
      And thankyouuu! xxx


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