Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Purchases: Gap

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you've had a great Christmas and New Year and are well fed and rested.  I've managed to get out a few times and shop the sales, but with it at it's peak, I tend to get to overwhelmed by the mess in most shops so I am picky as to what shops I spend time in.  Thank goodness for Gap and their tidy store!  On Boxing Day they had an additional 20% off online, not sure what stopped me but I'm glad I didn't check out.  Their sale in store is so much better, be warned!

Shirt & boots - Topshop
Bag - Prada
Slightly in love with my new trousers!
I found some wet look black jeans for £14.99 (£32.99 online here) they feel amazing on and suck in your legs if you know what I mean!  Even my 6 year old loved them.  Then there was the cape.  Mixed feelings from the family as I walked out the changing room, husband didn't get it at all, 6 year old pulled a face, 1 year old had given up and was asleep.  Maybe it was the mood the jeans had put me in but I loved it.  And I will hold my hands up now, there is acrylic in the mix…….I am trying not to be too hung up on fabrics.  How long that will last I have no idea, maybe after it bobbles with a few washes I will revert back to my old obsessive ways but at £24.99 I grabbed it.  It is currently £39.99 online here.

You can just about see the sheen to them
Lastly was a green leather 'pony hair' belt.  I loved the bright colour and for £7.99 I couldn't walk away from it.

No doubt there will be another sales post, but for now my top tip is get to a Gap.  After a bit of a disastrous trip to Westfield White City (they closed the car park!) we ended up popping along as you do to the Stratford one instead.  We got there a lot later than planned so we hit the crowds, it was heaving and the stores a mess.  It was my first visit there and I did like it, but I prefer White City.  Now this is going to sound odd but I like my shopping centres to have a flow and easy shopping route.  White City is pretty much like a square doughnut (in my head…) and I can navigate it easily.  Stratford seemed like an arch shape with a bit outside you had to walk through if you wanted to get back to the start without going back on yourself.  I'm stopping there before I sound like a bit of a freak when it comes to shopping centres!  

What greeted me at Westfield Stratford

All those poor shoes!
I just want to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal readers.  I've spent more time than ever on my blog this year and I feel it's really grown along with my styling business.  Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me.  I hope next year comes with more growth and readers.


  1. Wow looks like there has been carnage in there!! I LOVE that cape xx

  2. You look amazing (unlike the shops WTF?!!)
    I went to Gap but it was a really small store and I walked away empty handed


  3. Got to say, love the cape! As for the shops, awful...... I really struggle shopping at the best of times (as you well know!), and those shops would have put me off even more!!! Love your blogs, and love the pictures. Keep up the good work Glamrosie!x

  4. Oh I couldn't face that kind of mess - you are a dedicated shopper! And it paid off - love the Gap look great.
    Natalie, it's been so lovely meeting you in 2013 and I love reading your blog. Keep up the brilliant posts in 2014 and here's to our meet-up in March! xx

  5. I would have turned on my heels at that carnage! Sale shopping is stressful enough without that. You got some great bargains though. I me at to look for a cape, thought it would work well with bump, but not so sure now. The coated skinnies are lovely too, don't know how I managed so long without a pair although mine don't fit me anymore! :(

  6. Happy New Year!! I Love the green pony hair belt. I hope your blog and business continues to grow in 2014, love Liz xxx

  7. OMG, I would walk straight out of that shop. What a mess! Love your buys. Coated skinnies are the bizz; I love mine! And strangely, despite my general aversion to all things resembling a poncho, I really, really like the cape too! Great buys

  8. Thank you all! I wasn't 100% on capes for a while until I did a post for British Style Bloggers on them and that got me thinking! The messy shops I walked straight out of (after photo's of course!) it was a bit of a mission. However being the shopaholic I am, I persevered!! x

  9. Oh my! I'm so glad I don't work there! Great sale buys Natalie! I love the green belt! Ax


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