Vintage Weight & Pay @ The Hexagon

Hello Lovelies,

You know what, I’m going to get straight into this, if you know me then you know I love a good bargain. I grew up buying things from charity/thrift stores, jumble and carboot sales. A friend and I spotted the Vintage Weigh & Pay being advertised on Facebook and decided to go along – we both love a good second hand sale and this promised to be delivering at least 6 tonnes of vintage goods including berets, dresses, Dr Martens and converse. All of my favourite things. At £15 a kilo this was not a cheap venture and whilst some things were capped such as the Converse and Dr Martens this could get pretty costly pretty quick, but I really wanted some new boots and berets and the photos shown on the FB page looked great, so we figured, hey, why not!

We decided on getting the £3 early entry and turned up at 9:50am to find that there was no sign of the sale anywhere – the Hexagon was locked up and there was no information anywhere (Hey to the queue jumpers who pushed in front of us whilst we were waiting). The doors to the Hexagon opened at 10:00 am and we found there were quite a lot of people waiting downstairs already who had gone in via another entrance. Honestly, it would have been a really, REALLY good idea to have some sort of signage pointing at where the sale was taking place or which entrance we should have been taking.

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Afternoon out in Reading

Hello Lovelies! I was very lucky on the Easter bank holiday week and my lovely Beccy came to visit! We don’t get to see each other that often as we live at opposite ends of the country. We spent the Friday after shopping in Reading before going for Dinner at Cosmo with my Husband.
Beccy drove all the way to our house and Harry was very happy to see her when she arrived! (He really does love everyone, especially Beccy!) He spent most of the weekend being Beccy’s shadow.

We stopped for coffee at BBS Muffins – it’s been for ever since I went out for coffee and it was lovely to sit and chat. We’d been walking around the shops for quite a few hours by this point and it was very busy in town because if the holiday. We did get quite a few nice things though! My highlight was the River Island sale where I got a dress reduced to £10 from £100 and a cute pair of pink shoes for £3.75!
Somehow we both ended up wearing leather jackets! It was probably a good choice as it started raining quite hard.

 Beccy wanted something from the Urban Decay Counter in Debenhams – I really love their counter, it looks so pretty.

 

We found this funny little Iwako whale eraser in one of the stationary shops. There seems to be a lot of ‘kawaii’ stationary shops cropping up aside from paperchase recently. Reading has at least three of them.

Then it was time for dinner at Cosmo! For those of you that don’t know, Cosmo is an all you can eat buffet place – but it has food from all around the world to choose from! My favourite is the the Dim Sum and some of the other dumplings, but that was out of order when we went (Can I use that as an excuse to go again??)
So I totally forgot to get photos inside the restaurant, because it is a little rushed (You have a time limit as it’s so popular and it’s always super busy).
 Beccy’s cute plate of desserts – they have lots of tiny little cakes to choose from.

My plate of dessert – I didn’t each much of this as a lot of it wasn’t what I expected. The apple crumble and the chocolate cake were nice though!
All in all, it was a fun day out, even if the weather was bad and it was so, so busy! (The queue in Primark was half way down the store!!) I can’t wait till Beccy comes to visit again.
Ta-ta for now,
X

My favourite things about summer!

Hello Lovelies!

I’m guessing that most of you are having ridiculous hot weather right now? Here in the UK it’s been humid, hot and thunderstormy for the last few weeks. Normally English summer consist of grey skies and rain, with the very rare sunny spell that usually lasts a week, but it seems this year we’ve been lucky!

With all the good weather this got me thinking about what my favourite things about summer are:

Summer shoes, specifcally, Jelly Shoes. With out a doubt I love these – I used to have a pair when I was younger and re-invested in some for our holiday! These are really comfy for all day wear too! I love the way the sparkle in the sun shine.

Summer clothing – Yay for pretty dresses and not needing 10 jumpers!

Summer foods – BBQs, ice cream and icey sodas! Bring on the fun!

Being able to go outside with out getting soaked! Going for walks with Harry in the woods near our home, with out getting covered in mud and take the motobike to work instead of the car.
 Harry’s also just learnt he can swim and he loves this too! It’s pretty cute to watch him sploshing about.
And lastly, because its warmer Harry’s been napping a lot and he just looks so adorable!
What are your favourite things about summer? I’d love to know – leave a comment below!
Ta-ta
X

New Shoes ~ An*tai*na* Frilled RHS

Today I received a pair of shoes I’d bought on-line! These are An*tai*na* 9238, and I have wanted them for a very, very, very long time! I was lucky enough to find these second hand for £31 including shipping, and I’m very happy with them! The only thing I’m finding with them is they rub a little across the top of my foot. I think it’s because they appear to be quite new, or because I’m not used to them. (I’m not sure the previous owner wore them at all, as they don’t look worn!)But despite a lot of people asking they are super easy to walk in! They are a little higher than I was expecting but it doesn’t make them any more difficult to walk in. So if you are looking for a pair of comfy RHS I would recommend these!

Nottinghill Reading – An everything for £5 store!

On Saturday I ventured into Reading on the bus to meet a friend for coffee!

After we were finished at the lovely Boswell’s café (I would highly recommend their Skinny Caramel Latte’s!) We made our way through the Christmas shoppers in the Broad Street Mall to the Nottinghill store.

Nottinghill is clothing store which offers Women’s clothing, accessories and shoes. Any item in the store is £5.00. They have also introduced a small children’s clothing range. The store is quite big, well laid out and has a nice atmosphere (probably from all of the happy shoppers!) Large range of clothing, and an ENTIRE wall of shoes!! I’m guessing by the multiple labels they work in the same sort of way as many of the £stores. I would say however that most of their sizes seem to be around the 8-12 UK size, but if you look hard enough you will find others.

On this particular trip I purchased these shoes from a label I don’t recognise. They are super comfy, and I love the fairisle print on them! Perfect for this time of year.

I also bought a brown cardigan, the odd thing is though, it’s an Edinburgh Wool Mill product. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything of theirs reduced to £5 in their own stores let a lone a discount store, so I was really pleased with my find!
The staff in the store are really polite and helpful. They do have a exchange policy in place – items can be exchanged up to two weeks after purchase, but they won’t refund. They do have a separate policy for jewellery, but as I wasn’t buying that, the cashier didn’t advise me of it. They also don’t accept cards, so if you are intending to purchase in here, you will need cash!
So in summary, if you are looking for a bargain that is possibly cheaper than Primark, and possibly from one of the big high street labels head to Nottinghill! I’ll definitely be going back in a few weeks as stock seems to change rather quickly!