Something a little festive for you all, Ikea's tea light holder, how cute is this? Oh and it only costs £2! They come in silver and black as well as my white and are called the 'Rotera'. I also grabbed a napkin holder, not particularly festive but it doesn't have to go away for the rest of the year. This was £3 and called 'Liksidig'.
Next up is my usual out of season buying bargain. I was on the hunt for some snow boots for the kids and just so happened to come across these little lovelies. I have blogged previously about my pink Jones Bootmaker ballet pumps and how well they have worn so when I saw these snake print ones, also leather, there were straight in my basket. £60 originally, down to £19. Hands up, I admit, I do not need these now and yes, it's Christmas and pennies are tighter. However when I come to buy these when the weather heats up, they will be 3 times as much, that infuriates me when I know I like something no matter what the current trends are. So there is my justification! Granted they will look a lot better with a more tanned foot, they look a little pasty now!
And probably my bargain of the year (considering the time of year, I still can't believe my luck buying a pair of boots at this price). Another love I've harped on about on here is the Timberland Earthkeeper range. Like a shoe with the comfort of a slipper, I can literally walk all day in a pair. Having popped to Bicester Village to look for a coat for the hubby (he did get one, also from Timberland!) I spied these on a sale rack. £90 down to £25. I remembered I had a 30% off voucher and they said they accepted them at the outlet as well! Wait for it, when they scanned they were £15, further 30% off = £10.50! Yes, I just paid £10.50 for a £90 pair of part leather/canvas boots. I know, I am still in shock. They don't look the prettiest of things but needs must on a school run and I think they happen to look a little trendy actually. Warmer than my animal print Converse, they are perfect for running around after the kids in. My Ugg's made me feel 'ugly' the other week and I am yet to find a good leather brown ankle boot so these are my interim purchase. However I have a feeling they may not be so interim after all. Anyone else been bagging a bargain with all these sales going on?
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