So I’ve been completely distracted by the Very Exclusive 30% discount since missbudgetbeauty alerted me to it - and when they added free next day delivery, all willpower went out the window! Of course I had to share the love with you guys, so these are the items I’ve been basket dancing with (anyone else do this?) and a few that I’m just daydream-style swooning over. I’m of the opinion that extremely rare big discounts like this should be used to purchase things I wouldn’t otherwise spend on (ie be able to afford), so here we go - a mix of beauty, style and accessories on my Very big wishlist…
Starting with beauty, and a foundation I’ve wanted to try since it launched - By Terry Terrybly Densiliss. I couldn’t bring myself to part with £75, but for £52.50, just maybe. I’m a sucker for Fig perfume (Diptyque Philosykos is my all-time fave) and I’m intrigued to try Figue Amene by Miller Harris (was £65 now £45.50) - love to know if any of you have it? I’m already smitten with Stila Eyes are the Windows palette in Spirit and would love to try its matte sister, Eyes are the Windows palette in Mind (was £30 now £21) - the colours all look so soft and wearable and I think it’s already great value at full price.
I adore the colour, shape and day-to-evening element of this Cooper Ella jade tassle blouse - and a slightly dipped hem is always flattering. The jeans aren’t a million miles from my M&S 70s style pair, but these Current Elliot ones look more chic and streamlined for evening wear. I’d pair them with the jade top and heels for evening and the grey Karen Millen stud pocket tee and Stan Smiths (most comfy shoes ever) for daywear, accessorised with these lustworthy gold Ray Ban Aviators.
I’ve been eyeing up these gorgeous ASH Patchouli Aztec Sandals for a while now - and this discount code has put them *just* within reach. Love the fringing, block wooden heel and front strap detail - perfect with everything from jeans to a dress. ASH Gang Suede ankle boots in tan (also in navy) look almost identical to my ASH Jalouse, which I blogged about here - my most worn boots ever and still much loved, but getting a bit rough around the edges.
I desperately need an evening bag to replace my £5 Primark one (no kidding and people are always surprised when I say where it’s from). This black quilted DKNY Gansevoort bag (avail in several colours) is a much more gorgeous version of it and probably the closest I’ll ever get to a Chanel. It’s also available in a smaller ‘proper’ evening size, but I like the idea that the bigger one would work for daytime too… value for money, right? I’m kinda fed up rooting around in huge bags, usually filled with 327 receipts and 15 lipsticks, though this See By Chloe small drawstring bucket bag (ps it’s not that small) could be a good compromise (dream on, Nic).
The black and gold Day Birger et Mikkelson is a much more ‘me’ style of evening bag… I adore this and like that it can be switched around to show the black side if you’re not in the mood for gold. Teamed with a black jumpsuit and the rose gold Maria Circle necklace, this would be my idea of a perfect evening outfit.
Now who’s up for a girls’ night?