Pics by Jay.So when I finally found a wee bit of cash to indulge myself in a bit of retail therapy, (because let's face it, that's exactly what it is!) I headed straight to Penney's. For those readers who are not Irish, Penney's is the life saver of students and the broke! Affordable clothes that includes up to the minute fashion and all the basics and more. What's not to love? And with a party in mind I knew what I was looking for. A guna was needed. A dress. Definitely. And just look what I found! For €17! The minute I spotted it I had to have it...
I can tell this guna deas (lovely dress) will be getting a lot of wear over the summer!
And look! This divine blouse was either €5 or €7, definitely under a tenner. I've been living in it.
And then, today, I had one of those moments of madness where I threw caution to the wind and bought a cardigan that I spotted on the sale rail in Avoca. It was originally €98.97 (I swear!) and reduced to €37.89. Now I never, ever would have paid the original price in a fit, but as I looked at the sale tag I thought of two dear friends of mine, Lisa and Carole, who with perfect guile and gumption, will have no qualms of asking for another reduction at the cash desk, even in places as snobby as Avoca. Every time. So I sent a surreptitious text message to Carole and asked 'What's your line?' and received back a quick 'Is this going to be reduced any further soon?' So I tried it. And without batting an eye the woman said 'I can reduce it to €30 for you now, if you like?' So out came the dusty visa card and swipe away madam!
I think I'll love it even more because as a result it feels slightly naughty and misbegotten!