Monday, January 5, 2015

New Look Inspire Sale Haul

Happy New Year guys! And with the new year comes all the sales! I have to say I haven't been overly impressed with sales this year, I didn't even get anything in the Boots sale (shock horror!) and most online sites have shipping added to what you want and nothing really seemed worth it or I just didn't like the items enough until I spotted a few things on New Look online!

Now first thing I have to ask is, how bad are their stores at the moment? Especially for the plus size range "Inspire". The closest New Look to me is Mullingar and its Inspire section has gotten so dreadful. I then go to Dublin thinking it would be much better and nope, same stuff or more clothes that would fit an older woman better. I then hear they've actually gotten rid of the Inspire range from their stores over the years in the UK and it's still on going. So is it going to happen here?

Well all I can say is they have awful stuff in store but then online they have completely different stuff that are actually really good. But the downfall here is, unlike in store I can't tell if the stuff will fit me. I found New Look's Inspire sizing is all over the place. I have a size 24 top which is actually more like a 14-16 from the Inspire range. And then you see some other 24 sized tops and they're even bigger than what they should be. It also costs about €6 for shipping (unless you spend over €65 for free shipping) and they don't have free returns either so if you get the wrong size you have to spend more money but if you were in store you could try them all on and get the right size for yourself. As well as that, sometimes their quality isn't great and you need to be able to see them before buying.

All that REALLY puts me off buying from the New Look website and had these items not been on sale there would have been no way I would have gotten them. Oh and the sizes are all weird but luckily I kind of knew what way the sizing was going to be for some of them and guessed right.

Inspire Grey Ghostbusters T-Shirt (Can't find on the site anymore) - original price €14.99 - bought on sale for €8.99

I'm going to start with the two awesome t-shirts I got. First up is the Ghostbusters tee which I really love. I got this in a size 22 which just fits. This runs a good bit small so you need to size up with this kind of tee from New Look. I will also say that both are not worth their original price.

Inspire Grey Nirvana Photo T-Shirt (Sold out but still on the site) - original price €17.99 - bought on sale for €9.00

I done the same with this Nirvana one which runs a lot smaller than the Ghostbusters one. Both are super light and will be great for when the weather gets warmer again. I'm a massive Nirvana fan so I couldn't pass on this one and I know I'll get great wear out of this. Also I love the shape of both of them and they have just enough of a little sleeve.

Inspire Dark Red Flounce Skater Skirt (Can't find on the site anymore) - original price €14.99 - bought on sale for €8.99 

This skirt comes in two colours, black and dark red. The red was the only one on sale unfortunately! Had both of them been on sale I would have bought both colours. I got this in a size 18 and it fits perfect. It will go so well with both tops above and others I have. It also sits better on, than in the photo above. I'm sure I will have outfit posts in future with it so you can see it a bit better.

Inspire Black Leather Look Pencil Skirt (On the site but sold out) - original price €22.99 - bought on sale for €13.79 

This is a really nice pencil skirt but definitely not worth the orginal price. The leather look is more wet look and the zip on the side is so terrible! But it's still really nice haha! It has a great shape (better than what's in the photo) and its nice when it's on. I got it in a size 18 and it fits well.

Wide Fit Stone Leopard Print Flatform Plimsolls (still on sale in lots of sizes as I'm writing this blog post!) - original price €17.99 - bought on sale for €7.20

I'm in love with these shoes and I'm so happy I got them on sale! The print on them is really nice and they're comfy! I don't actually need to get wide fitted shoes at all and these fit just like regular shoes so I'm not sure why they're called "wide fit". Anyhow, best shoes!! :D

Purple Dragon Print Socks (Still on sale as I'm writing this blog) - original price €2.50 - bought on sale for €1.50.

How cute are these socks?! So so flippin' cute! You can actually get 3 pairs of socks for €5 but if I'm honest I really don't need anymore socks as I've got a drawer overflowing with them. But I couldn't pass on these super cute ickle dragons! :D

That's all I have for now! Let me know if you like any of the items mentioned and anyone else who shops in Inspire, how have you been finding the selection in store?!

Thanks for reading!

P.S. check out my Alternative Curves outfit post over on my new blog Spooky Ash! My Alternative Curves posts will be over on my new blog but keep an eye out for other outfit posts here in future!