If there's skill in life I've developed over the years, it's finding a bargain. Ok, maybe it's more luck than skill, but you know what I mean. In fact, recently, I managed to bag not one but two ridiculous bargains in the one week!
Firstly, these cute little sneakers from Forever 21 which were reduced from £33 to £7.50 in the sale. Not only do they have little bats all over them, but they also have teeny wee spikes on the heel. Sweet.
Unfortunately they have a little bit of a 'heel'. I kind of wish they were flat so they were more comfortable, but I guess the little heel makes them a bit more feminine (also for £7.50 I ain't gonna complain).
Secondly is this jumper by Poizen Industries. I walked into a Barnardo's charity shop the other day and and the shop had an entire wall full of goth clothes. I'm not even kidding. They were all brand new too. Either someone had decided to become a goth then changed their mind very quickly or, more likely, a kindly company had donated all the clothes to charity (which companies apparently sometimes do). Now my first thought, of course, was: 'Waaait a minute. A massive selection of gothic clothing with nothing over a fiver? I've been in this situation before... I'm in a dream aren't I?' But nope! It was all real so I ended up snagging this jumper and another little blouse for work.
And I can't even tell you how much this is just the perfect jumper. It's long enough to cover my bum (for coziness), it's got a corsetted back (for prettiness), ridiculously long sleeves with thumb-holes and a massive cowl-neck that you can wear about 12 different ways (as I'm trying to demonstrate with the pictures). The best way to wear the cowl-neck though, of course, is over your head as a massive hood! Very goth-ninja indeed.