So the 2016 winter sale started in early January. I am the kind of person who likes to save money and go shopping in the winter and summer sales, looking for things that I actually need, rather than just grabbing what I think looks cute, even if I know I will not wear it twice. I have bought some of my mostly worn/used items during sales and I know that also this year I got some very useful items for a bargain price.
The first item I want to talk about is my Timberland boots! You have no idea for how long I planned to get a pair of Timbs, but never really dared to because they cost about € 210, which is quite a lot. But I got very lucky when I was casually looking through Athlete’s World website and saw that the black boots were on sale for € 140. I immediately ordered them and I got them two days later. Let me tell you, they keep my feet extremely warm. They are indeed heavier than most boots, but that just shows how well-made they are since they serve their purpose. I think that I got value for my money. This is the link, but they only ship to Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal.
Next, I went shopping in a big shopping centre near Rome and I decided to visit some of my favourite stores, like Zara and H&M.
From Zara I got one of the things I’ve been lusting after for about two months. It is a tote and it is the most gorgeous and minimalist black leather bag I have ever laid eyes on, in my price range. It reminds me of those old bags doctors would bring along to their patient’s houses. Anyways, the original price was € 40 and it was on sale for € 30. Here is the link.
Also from Zara, I bought an oversized grey t-shirt that I consider a basic top that I’ve wanted for ages and now I finally got it.
Right after Zara, I went to H&M and got myself a couple of basics. I live off of basic items and that is what I want my wardrobe to me made of.
I got a very long t-shirt from the Divided part of the store. It is a men’s shirt, but I will definitely wear it as a dress since it almost reaches my knees. I got it in beige but there are many more colours. Here is the link.
Also from the men’s section I got the best-fitting sweatshirt I could dream of. Men’s sweatshirts are so much more flattering than women’s and they cost less, from what I have noticed. This one is from the collection that David Beckham did with H&M and it looks great. It is in a sand colour and I love it. I unfortunately could not find it on their website. You can see it worn by me on my Instagram, right here.
Next, I went to Athlete’s World, to see if they had the Timbs I then ordered online. While I was there, I got a new sweatshirt. It is grey and looks worn. It has elbow patches and I really like it because it has a neckline similar to that of the sweatshirt above.The brand I got it from is called Down Up. It was € 3o and I got it for € 15. Here is the link.
Also from the same brand I got a pair of grey sweatpants. They fit just great, not too loose nor too tight. Again, they were € 30 and I got them for €15. Here is the link.
I managed to get to the Calvin Klein store in order to get a pair of jeans. When it comes to jeans, I am very very picky since most do not fit my body right. I tried on a first pair and they didn’t fit great. The second pair fit amazingly and I had to buy them. They are mid rise and I love that, since low rise is a no-no for me and high rise is a bit too retro.
Next stop was Tezenis, an Italian brand mostly known for underwear. They have also expanded to loungewear and casual clothing. They have plenty of basics to choose from and I in fact chose a cardigan and two basic tank tops.
I have also done some makeup shopping. I had run out of a couple of things and decided to use this sale to restock. First, I went to KIKO and got a full coverage concealer for my spots, a brow spoolie to groom my brows and a couple of matte nude nail polishes to start my basic nail colour collection. Then I got the Voluminous mascara from L’Oréal, which is the same one that Kim Kardashian West’s makeup artist, Mario, uses. Let me tell you, it is the best mascara I have ever used and I am not lying.
This was about it for shopping adventure.