Monday, 27 May 2013

Car Boot tips

As the warmer months approach, I love nothing more than getting up on a Sunday morning to go to a car boot sale, on the hunt for a bargain or two. Although many have some hidden gems people often feel put off by the rows of stalls that seem to be filled with unwanted clutter. Think again, you never know where you might find your new favourite wardrobe piece. I thought I would share a few tips that may help anyone wanting to become a little more car boot savvy...

Timing- Getting there early will allow you to make the most of whats on offer, having first pick of what sellers have. It can get pretty busy first thing with many eager bees waiting, so be prepared.

Planning-Sometimes it can be a good idea to have an idea of what you are looking to buy. Try to limit yourself to taking a set amount of money, this will help you to budget and make sure that you don't overspend and come home with lots of junk. Resist impulse buying as you will end up coming home with lots of clutter.

Do some rummaging- It can very often be off putting seeing piles of clothing scattered on the floor. Have a rummage through, as I have often found some great pieces hidden in the heaps of clothes. I find it helpful to look at the sellers too, as this can sometimes give you an idea of the sellers style and size and whether their stall is suited to you.

Buying for profit-Selling off car boot finds on ebay can be a really good way of making a bit of extra money. If this is what you are intending to go for, it is good to keep an eye out for current fashion trends, popular brands and items which are in a good condition that will prove popular with ebay buyers.

Haggling-Something that I used to be afraid to do, this really does make a difference. Remember sellers are there to make money so be reasonable, but it does no harm offering a price a little less. As they say if you don't ask you don't get!

One last tip, check for faults and counterfeit items, being extra careful to look out for imperfections such as ripped seams, broke fastenings or stains.

Hopefully this may have helped some of you who want to try out a little car bootin' this summer..happy shopping!


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Weekend wishlist


Here are a few things that have been added to my very much spring summer influenced 'if I only had an endless supply of money' wishlist. How beautiful is this Rock 'N' Rose crown! They have so many lovely headpieces on their site which would be perfect for the festival season. Remember you can treat yourself to a cheeky 20% off of Motel using my code '500days', which I plan to make the most of once I sell some pieces on my ebay.

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend. I am currently in bed with a stinking cold, drinking copious amounts of tea and lemsip whilst browsing Pinterest. I recently signed up and am already hooked. Feel free to follow me


Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Mrs Carter show and new favourite shoes

Jacket-c/o Sheinside
T-shirt-The Mrs Carter tour
Shoes-c/o She Likes
Last week I went to see Beyonce at the 02 and she was bloomin amazing! That woman has so much energy it's unreal, putting on one hell of a show with us all trying to do our best booty shakes to Crazy in love (note to are not Beyonce). I couldn't resist picking up this top, it's really simple but can be pretty versatile. I teamed it with my new Zara jeans which I absolutely love, they're the perfect boyfriend fit jeans and are uber comfortable.

Another addition to my shoe collection are these absolute beauts from Shelikes. After deciding to return a similar pair from Zara (I posted them on my instagram recently) I was on hunt for a similar style, et voia I noticed this lovely pair. I think I actually prefer these to the Zara ones, they are SO much more comfortable, a little bit more subtle and cheaper.  Definately check them out if you're looking for shoes this style, you can now get 20% on any purchases using the code 'EDIT20' at the checkout so gogogo! I am also still selling a few things on my ebay, so feel free to have a nose here.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Birthday haul

As promised, I thought I would do a birthday haul post for you guys. Just a little disclaimer, by doing this post am I in no way boasting about what I recieved. I am so so grateful for the things I got and didn't expect them at all! Personally I love being nosey and seeing what other bloggers are treated to on their birthday, so I hope you feel the same :)

It's safe to say I am now stocked up on body creams for a long time! One of my favourite things here is the Mac 'Rebel' lipstick. After umming and ahhing for ages I realised I needed it in my make up collection. Having already worn it lots, this lipstick is fast becoming a favourite.

I have also updated my ebay with lots of new bits so check out my page if you fancy picking up some bargains :)


Blogger Templates made by pipdig