This week I’ve been running around the house like a sort of fashion-crazed Quasimodo, moaning “the sales, the sales!” instead of “the bells, the bells!” Why has every store I like suddenly decided to have a sale all at the same time? This is the kind of stress that plagues me in uni holidays when I have nothing better to do.

Under the guise of handing in some forms, mum and I went into town to peruse the mid-season sales. Zara’s patterned trousers were out in full force but don’t worry, a small team held me back before I could race towards them in a buying frenzy. However, I could not be restrained in Topshop, where the real sale was going on. I emerged some time later, victorious, with lipstick smeared on my face, battle hardened. I clutched that midi skirt I’d seen online in one hand, and a pair of flares in the other. Here are a couple of looks with each of my beautiful new buys…

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This is the skirt of my dreams. It poofs out nicely, and the colour and grid print are just so cool. I paired it with heels (also Topshop) to get a bit of height back, and a letter print shirt (H&M), because patterns with patterns is what I live for.

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I wanted a more casual look too, because I never want to take the skirt off. I tried it with a crop top to really show off the high waist, and added a patterned bomber jacket (H&M) for warmth and detail. Summer sandals were a balance between the height from heels and a more casual feel. This is my absolute favourite look. Seriously, I’m planning events just so I can wear it.

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Next up, the flares! I’ve been wanting a pair of these for a while -after years of skinny jeans I’m sort of sick of them, but I want something other than my beloved mom jeans too. This is where the flares come in. As an added bonus they also make a relatively short person like me feel like Godzilla! What with all the velvet and fringing vibes this summer I dusted off my velvet crop (Topshop) to wear with it. I love the fringing because there’s a little bit of skin but it’s hidden.

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Following on with the whole hippie theme, I added peace signs in the form of a baseball top from The Ragged Priest. It’s more casual than the first look and more wearable in winter or day-to-day.

In other good news I’ve also stopped foaming at the mouth in excitement about half-price clothes so that’s a bonus. Stop by soon for more fashion craziness!

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