End of Sales Bargains

If you are like me and you missed out on all the Boxing Day and January sales, fear not! There are still some good deals out there which I compiled for you this post.

The sales are near the end now, however, I find this is the best time to pick up some real bargains. An added bonus is also the recent Pay Day (….and there goes my money)!

My first stop was Zara and I was surprised at the great variety of coats and jackets on offer. I think January sales are great to pick up some winter essentials. Let’s be honest, the UK is not exactly the warmest country. So a coat, jacket or sweater will always come in handy. So picking them up in the sales is an extra bonus!

I actually found some great transitional pieces in the Zara sales, which can be worn into into spring, but also next autumn. Because they are such basic pieces, they won’t go out of fashion.

So here is my Zara Jacket and Coat selection:

Jackets Zara

  1. Short Double Breasted Coat £29.99 (down from £99.99)
  2. Coat with Wrap Collar £29.99 (down from £79.99)
  3. Double Breasted Frock Coat £19.99 (down from £79.99)
  4. Flowing Trench Coat £29.99 (down from £69.99)
  5. Short Flowing Trench Coat £29.99 (down from £79.99)
  6. Suede Effect Jacket £19.99 (down from £49.99)
  7. Leather Biker Jacket with Open Lapel £29.99 (down from £99.99)
  8. Short Double Breasted Blazer £15.99 (down from £49.99)
  9. Checked Blazer £15.99 (down from £29.99)

Some massiv discounts there and no item is more than £29.99! Pretty good value for money, don’t you think?

Asos does some nice knitwear, again, no item is more than £20. Here is my selection of favorites:

  1. Stradivarius Contrast Stripe Jumper £11.50 (down from £25.99)
  2. Brave Soul Bow Back Jumper £15 (down from £25)
  3. Vila Jumper With Tie Detail £20 (down from £29.99)
  4. Brave Soul Stripe Eyelet Jumper £9 (down from £25)
  5. Monki Knitted Ruffle Short Sleeve Jumper £10 (down from £25)
  6. ASOS Boyfriend Cardigan In Boxy Fit £11 (down from £22)
  7. b.Young Classic Round Neck Jumper £11 (down from £29.99)

There is also some pretty cute dresses out there. All reduced and great for the next summer holiday or night out:


  1. Floral Embroidered Lace Dress £10 (down from £30)
  2. Flounced wrap dress £10.49 (down from £17.99)
  3. Lace-trim dress £14.99 (down from £24.99)
  4. Hole-embroidered dress £16.99 (down from £29.99)
  5. Printed Wrap Long Sleeve Dress £10 (down from £30)
  6. Lace V-Neck dress £25.99 (down from £59.99)
  7. Velour wrap dress £14.99 (down from £24.99)
  8. Off-the-shoulder dress £12.49 (down from £24.99)
  9. Lace dress £14.99 (down from £34.99)
  10. Sleeveless Midi Dress £12 (down from £25)

And there you have it, my favorite ‘End of Sale’ sale items. Which item was your favorite? Have you spotted any bargains lately?





January Day Out in London

The New Year started off great for me, as I was able to spend the first weekend with my friend Petya. If you don’t know her you should definitely go and check out her beautiful Instagram feed here.

We decided to spend the day out in London and our first stop was the beautiful Langham Hotel for coffee – because every good day starts with coffee.

It was also a stunning location and perfect to take a few snaps. This hotel is #interiorgoals. Have a look yourself:

Beautiful – right? I mean indoor palm trees?

We decided to have a stroll around London and walk towards Kings Cross. We came across some cute little alleyways and stopped by the St.Pancras Renaissance London Hotel.

By that time we got pretty hungry. So that only means Pizza. One of my favorite Pizza places can be found in the area: Pizza Union. It’s fire baked, thin, 12″ pizza and super delicious. The place is very casual and the pizza’s are priced well. Prices start at £3.95 for a Margherita.

Because we still had time before our next activity we decided to head to Simmons for a cheeky cocktail. There are multiple Simmons around town, but this one, was just around the corner. It’s the tiniest little bar and super quirky with a skull-shaped disco ball and tea-pots everywhere – really cool. During the week this place is super busy, especially during their happy hour – so so cheap. But we were lucky and it was pretty empty. So we enjoyed our Raspberry Mojito and Pornstar Martini before heading towards Tobacco Docks where our next destination was.

Petya and I booked ourselves in for Rooftop Ice-Skating at Skylight London. Skylight is pop-up bar and food destination on top of a multi-story car park. We opted for a package that included 45min ice skating, a cheese fondue and a bottle of wine. It was a great deal, however, the ice-skating disappointed a little bit. This was mainly down to the ice-skates being  very uncomfortable. So we did a few rounds and went inside for some cheese fondue and wine. Have a look here:

What did the new year bring for you so far?





So here we go…

My first blog post.

It feels weird. Despite knowing that not many (if anyone at all) will read this, it feels strange to write on this blog. Putting something out there into the World Wide Web for everyone to see. Especially since I really don’t know how to start. What to say, what to write? Do I write a post about myself, do I go straight into a blog post about food, fashion or travel? …Someone please help me out here.

But then I thought: Calm down, Isabella. Let’s make this easy and tell them 5 random things about yourself first. Easy right? Okay, here we go then:

  1. Big city, small town. I lived in London for many, many years and loved it. All these things to do and see. Eventually, I started craving the country-side and a slower life-style. I imagined a Stars Hallow life – hands up if you love Gilmore Girls! So my husband and I decided to make the move, well, and move. One of our goals was to purchase our own place. But with London property prices being astronomical we took the opportunity and moved to Folkestone where we bought our home. No doubt you will read more about our new home here.
  2. I love books. No, let’s rephrase this: I love owning books. We have a book shelve full of books and I read 20% of them at most (that includes books I had t read for my studies). To add to my collection I asked my husband to get me a bunch of books last Christmas – which he kindly did. It’s now half a year later and I have not finished ONE of the books he got me. I did start reading two of them though. That still counts, right? But I thought I set myself a challenge on the blog: I will read a book a month. That’s doable, no? To check on my progress, I will post a review every month …. Challenge accepted.
  3. I am a cat lady. I was a cat lady before I had cats. After we purchased the house my dream of having a cat(s) came true. We got our babies Daenerys and Sansa – named after Game of Thrones (we love GOT and many, many other TV shows). The first thing I did when we got our kittens was to take them to the vet of course. I proudly present my babies to the vet and introduce Daenerys and Sansa. The vet takes one look at Daenerys and says: “Looks like Daenerys is a little Danny!” Insert shocked emoji. The vet was brilliant though. Being new to this whole cat mummy thing, she took the time and explained all the important things to me. All I had to do was go home and break the news to my husband…the GOT theme music was playing in the background as I told him.
  4. Don’t ever trust me to book your travel. I mean don’t let me near a booking site if you want to reach your destination. My god, the amount of times I booked flights and hotels wrong. We are talking wrong dates, wrong times, wrong names –  now insert eye-rolling emoji here. I once booked a flight for my husband and me. He was my boyfriend back then. Instead of his last name I used mine, oops. Today I see it as a sign of course, as we did end up married. Since then however I get him to book everything. Better safe than sorry, right?
  5. I like to travel. I know I know … everyone says that. But I genuinely do. I got around a little bit – but still not as much as I’d like to. I admire all these amazing travel and lifestyle blogs out there that take you all around the world and to the most beautiful, secluded places. One thing that sometimes holds me back is my fear of flying. I hear you say: “How do you enjoy travel when you’re sacred of flying?” I wasn’t always scared, but it took one bumpy flight for me and just the thought of being in the air puts me in a state of panic. But not enough enough to hold me back. You can still meet me on the plane, but I won’t be my happy, laid back self.             Travel for me doesn’t necessarily means going half-way across the world. I enjoy trips around the country and weekend trips to the continent. Because how convenient is it to live near the Eurotunnel and the ferry ports? So you will definitely see some travel posts coming up.

So there we go, 5 things about me. That wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Guess it’s time to work on the next post.

Thanks for stopping by guys,