So in comes a saving grace in the form of a new designer outlet just a skip, hop and moment away from my parents' home. The Wembley Designer Outlet opened just a few months ago. Whilst you can't expect the designer brands of Bicester, what you can be sure of is highstreet brands at ridiculously knocked down prices. From H&M to Gap, LK Bennett to All Saints. Already, I have bagged myself a £12 pair of Gap jeans that have become like second skin and a summer dress from H&M (which I had my eye on full price) for just a fiver. So style really needn't come at a price.
Watch this space on perfecting your front row looks in time for LFW on a shoestring and in the meantime, for you true romantics out there...here are a few Valentine's Day gifts that won't break the bank.
|ProCook Silicone Heart Shaped Cake Mould RRP £14, Outlet Price £7|
|The Body Shop Heart Lollipop Lip Butters, Outlet Price £15|
|Marks & Spencer Heart Print Chemise, RRP £9.50, Outlet Price: £5.50|
|Villeroy & Boch Octavie Champagne Flute, RRP £24.50, Outlet Price: £12.25|