28 November 2011

PINS AND NEEDLES


You know the feeling.

You've finally found something that a) you like b) fits great and c) you can afford.

Hell, even one out of three isn't bad.

I found this Pins and Needles skirt in Urban Outfitters a year or so ago and it ticked all the boxes. It was even in the sale, and although £15 was a bit steep for me, I completely fell for the old red-sticker trick and was prepared to pay up for it because, hey! It was reduced.

A few moments after this rare decision I realised it'd been unlovingly graced with a huge pull and, due to scrambling around for it earlier, already knew it was the only one in my size.

Joy.

But rather than walking away empty handed, towards a perfect-skirt shaped hole in my wardrobe, I took it to the till and asked whether it was possible to have a further reduction as it was faulty and, frankly, I needed it in my life [again with gullible Danni and sales tactics].

Five minutes later and I'd got it for a mere fiver, as well as taking on a new found confidence to avoid settling for something that's not up to scratch.

The pull was rectified quicker than you can say snip, and despite not quite ticking the 'fits perfectly' box any more, it's an old favourite that I'll be wearing until it refuses to be tugged on.

Although judging by the ominous sound of snapping cotton the last time I wore it, that day might come a little sooner than expected.

x


Skirt: Pins and Needles [urban outfitters concession] // Top: George@Asda // Rings: H&M and abroad // 

25 comments:

Julia said...

£5 is an absolutely bargain ahah it's so pretty! x

Jem said...

There is something about grey lace on grey isn't there? Gorgeous skirt, so perfect with black tights!

Jem xXx

the style crusader said...

The skirt is gorgeous! Well done for scoring it for 5 quid! It's always worth asking for a discount if something isn't in perfect condition. It looks great on you. xx

Winnie said...

Wow a fiver is awesome! It's such a gorgeous skirt. Aww Danni, why are you so pretty, looking gorge as ever!

Harriet said...

Oh you can manage the whole 'wearing loads of rings and looking cool' thing how do you do that?! I wear loads of rings and I feel a bit daft but I love it so much on you!

Also love the skirt!

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

You know, I was just going to say I love the lace peeping out of your outfit but as a £5 skirt, I love it even more!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Caroline said...

Aww wow what a bargain! It looks so pretty :) x

Susie said...

That looks great on you and I can't believe that you got it for £5! Love your assorted rings too, btw :)

Sherin said...

That skirt is amazing. Definitely a great buy!! And can't believe it worked asking for a further discount!! I want to try that as well!

Sarah said...

love the lace finish and your rings!

sarah
500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
x

Mo said...

Gorgeous skirt, well worth the tenner even if it is a little fragile!
Love all of your rings too. x

daisychain said...

LOVE it! I've often bought the rejected goods and got my Mum to fix them up (I cannot sew, at all!)

You look insanely hot in this outfit. Damn you.

eliza said...

I love love love the skirt. I've been looking for a lace skirt but apparently they aren't available in Australia...

I love cheapo faulty buys which can be easily fixed :)

x

Angel In This Dress said...

Oh, but it's so pretty! And well done for your awesome bargaining skills! I've seen faulty stuff in-store before and it has never crossed my mind to ask for a further reduction - will definitely bear in mind! x x

Sadie said...

That skirt is lovely and such a bargain :) xx

Eloise said...

It's ridiculously pretty, and £5?! Corker of a bargain! I'm always too nervous to ask for more money off but kudos to you!

xx

Michelle said...

LOVE that skirt! £15 is quite good for a skirt in my opinion, but I'm just a ridiculous spender/too good at justifying unnecessary buys :P Really like your jewellery as well, such amazing rings (: xxxx

Maria said...

Oh hai legs! I love this skirt, especially with the floaty top :)

Maria xxx

Elizabeth said...

Nicely done lovely. And for a fiver, every time you wear it its a winner!
x

Angela said...

I love when that happens! I like your rings x

Lil said...

Danni you really do get more gorgeous everytime I "see" you. A fiver is a total bargain! Well done. Loving the rings too xx

Jazzabelle said...

i really do love your writing style, i wish i had the skill to write in such a way! the skirt was such a bargain, the detailing is lovely. xx

Celia said...

Gorgeous skirt, what a bargain! I would never have the guts to ask, so well done :) x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I think the unison of this skirt, and you, was fate. And you're bloody brave to ask, I guess the saying don't ask don't get is very true! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

claire eloise said...

Oh my, I have not been on your blog in so long but I just have to say that you look gorgeous!! Your hair is simply beautiful!!! xxx