Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A letter from Emma about: Monochrome


Dear Reader, 

Today's bargain was not located in a charity shop but instead on the high street, although I love shopping in charity shops I do not locate all my clothes from them. This dress is a bit out-there and I am pretty sure you will either love it or hate it. I guess I could call it the marmite dress, so here it is: 

 


This dress was originally £46 from Topshop, however it was reduced in the sale to £25 and then further reduced to £10, with my student discount it came to the gran total of £9. Not bad, considering it's original price was over £30 more than what I paid. When it comes to high street fashion I rarely ever pay full price for anything... it's just not worth it. With a little patience and planning you can buy your favourite high street clothes at a fraction of the price if you wait for a sale. Often I decide on a price I'm willing to pay for something and refuse to buy it before it is reduced to that price or until the store do a 'student discount' special. 
It is also important to note that when your buy something brand new and at full price it's value dramatically reduces. So, the less you pay for an item the more likely you are to make a little bit of profit if you decide to sell it on. 
This year monochrome has really made its way back into fashion, and at first I wasn't overly convinced but after consideration I really like it. It brightens up 'black' a little bit, also if you are clever and buy horizontal monochrome pattern clothing its very flattering (plus stops you from looking like a robber).

Anyway, I quite like the dress. If all else fails I can wear this for fancy dress; either as a Zebra or a Mint Humbug.

Yours, 

Emma Dilemma

P.S. Quote of the day-  "There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles."
- Van Morrison

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