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Cake, Mint and Brie.

Hey everyone,

I hope you're all good in your hoods.

Everyone enjoying the sales?

If I'm completely honest, the idea of sale shopping gives me a bit of a headache.
Trailing through racks of slightly off-season stuff that's often pulled out of shape by somebody frantically trying to force it over their head, to save standing in the maaaaaooosive queue for the changing rooms which is more than likely wrapped around the entire store like a snake.

However, I was in the mood for treasure hunting, and the lovelies at SoFeminine.co.uk set me a challenge of finding the best sale bargains - and I've tried my very best!

River Island has always been BY FAR my favourite shop when it comes to sales.
Their prices are fantastic - often everything is around half price, instead of lopping a few quid off and attempting to masquerade around as a 'sale!'

It helps that they section everything - sale tops, sale skirts, sale dresses, sale bags and sale accessories are put together (sometimes by size if you're lucky!) so you don't have to go rooting around big piles of stuff.

Many a time I have picked up an item and not sure if it's a skirt or a top. I NEED GUIDANCE AS I AM A BAD FASHUN BLOGGER DON'T YOU KNOW! Hehe.

One of my favourite things I bought in the River Island sale was this pretty mint green dress for only £15!
The top does keep coming undone slightly which is rather indecent, so I'm for the moment wearing the top buttons undone, and a vest top underneath.

DRESS: River Island.
CARDIGAN: Forever 21.
VEST: Dorothy Perkins.
NECKLACE: Vintage.
BELT: Dorothy Perkins.
BAG: River Island.
SHOES: Primark.
POINT OF FASHION: Mint and cream.


Annnnnnnnyway, I ended up walking away with about £100 worth of stuff.
It isn't all photographed yet as my sister has taken my camera to London with her, for her Photography A-Level work (also the reason why the above picture is not as nice quality as usual).
But I promise to do a post all about my bargains soon.

I haven't worn pastels a lot this year, as I think I tired myself of them slightly last year.
But I was flicking through one of my favourite blogs the other day - French For Cupcake - and was inspired by this post of a fantastic pastel coloured cake, which inspired me to team this with my beige cardigan.

So yes, I indeed felt like a big cake.
Mmmmm, cake.


(Picture shamlessly schtolen from Claire's blog!)


In other news, if you follow me on Twitter you'll know that there is a new member of the family.
Yes, at twenty-two years old I have bought my very first pet.
She's a six-week-old Syrian hamster, and I've named her Brie.

I was originally going to buy two gerbils, and call them Brie and Bacon (my favourite sandwich).
But Italian Catholic Mother instantly vitoed TWO rodents, so I went for a hamster, who like to live alone.
*hums Independent Woman*

She's such a clever little thing.
Quite the acrobat too - she loves climbing along the wire railings of her cage like a monkey. D'awwwww!


Anyhoo, that's all for now.
Stay tuned though, as I've got my second - and probably third - parts coming up with all my lovely sale bargains.


Muchos love,
MessyCarla.

19 comments:

  1. Love, love the color of that dress!

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  2. Lovely dress! I love how you've paired that already gorgeous cut and print with that amazing cardi! AAAAnd.... I am in love with your purse!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  3. the dress is beauuuutiful:) I love how you paired it with the cardi as well, it looks so lovely x

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  4. The dress is so pretty, love it and that cake, drooooooool!!!

    http://peachfizzz.blogspot.com/

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  5. Great outfit! And that cake looks amazing, and as for your new little friend... CUTE!!!!!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  6. You look great in that dress! I got an amazing skirt in the River Island sale plus a top for my holiday and for really reasonable prices too :)

    half the world away.

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  7. That dress is lovely! Ans I agree, River Island has the best sales. I do most of my sale shopping on the internet though. Your cake looks delicious. And Brie is such a cutie! :D

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  8. Everything about this outfit is pure win.
    Love it!

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  9. She's so cute! I've got a mega soft spot for hamsters and got one for my birthday last year. They're such good pets and they're enormously friendly too.

    The dress is so pretty. I'm really feeling mint green clothes and accessories at the minute - don't think I've have mint nail polish off my toes for ages!

    Laura

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  10. love the dress, its such a nice shade! Also brie is so cute! x

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  11. This dress is gorgeous on you! I tend to do most of my sale shopping online now. I just walk in shops and glance at the sale rails and it puts me off....a few goodies I ordered from River Island came today but I was quite dissapointed the delivery took a week and a dress I ordered looks nothing like it did online colour wise :-( xxx

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  12. Ah you translated the cake into an ensemble beautifully. It's lovely proof that fashion inspiration can be found in some very surprising things.

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  13. I love this dress on you, the colour is gorgeous! Brie is such a cutie too <3

    Maria xxx

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  14. I never find any clothes in sales in store, I always look online. They get so trampled and messy I just give up after a few minutes!

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  15. Brie is cute!!!!!!!!!! I love hammies! I bought my boyf one for valentines day this year, cant remember what the type is called ... it's the small russian ones! They look so lethargic at the petshop but boy, do they like to play on the wheel! So entertaining to watch! Hope to see more of Brie on the blog! xxx

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  16. AWW Brie is adorable! I also LOVE that dress. Good to see your face my gorgeous Geordie babe! I've missed you! :)

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  17. That dress is stunning, such a gorgeous colour
    xx

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  18. Love that outfit, the dress is so pretty :) Your new little hamster is so cute, I have a hamster who I think was bred in a nuclear power plant cos she is a monster everyone who visits always says how huge she is! You'll love having her though, for such tiny animals they are so entertaining :)

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  19. Aww Brie is so cute! That's a great name too! Bacon and Brie is so delicious though hmmmm.

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