No matter how broke the Christmas period may leave me, I can’t resist the January sales. It doesn’t help that I work on Regent Street, so am constantly being enticed by the ‘further reductions!’ and ‘70% off’ signs in the shop windows on my morning commute. However being a bit (okay, a lot) lazy (and not wanting to lose a limb in the crush for bargains at Zara), I prefer to do my sale shopping from the comfort of my bed, all onesied up while scoffing down my leftover Christmas chocolate.
My favourite thing about travelling to a new place is always trying the food, and I was excited to see what Cuba had to offer. The promise of cheap seafood, plenty of meat (I’m pescetarian 99% of the time, but when on holiday I relax my rules in favour of trying the local fare), and exotic new veggies had me excited to explore the country – via my taste buds. Also, not technically food, but I was looking forward to the MOJITOS. Keep em coming please bartender!
(Second alternate title: I have a shopping problem. Please send help/unlimited funds..)
I’ve spent so many minutes/hours/days browsing through the sales since they started circa Boxing Day that it seemed silly not to impart the wisdom gained in the form of some sort of guide to the bestest things to be bought for the goodest prices (ooh, another catchy title right there!).
When it comes to trends, I’m interested but not always committed. Growing up I remember being so excited when the Vogue trend reports were published for the upcoming season – I’d spend ages poring over all the catwalk images deciding which trends I liked and which ones weren’t going to make the cut. But as I’ve gotten older and more settled into my style I’m lazier about adopting trends, preferring to stick to tried and tested favourites.
Of course every now and then my favourites become trendy, and I accidentally end up on trend regardless. The seventies thing has been milling around for several seasons now, from big hats and flares to the current, more rock n roll reincarnation, and I can’t get enough.