Anyway, my ban was to last four weeks. Three days in, I had a close shave in House of Fraser when some studded sandals actually called out to me (at least, it seemed as though they did), but somehow, from somewhere deep inside, I found this amazing strength that enabled me to turn my head and walk swiftly away. I was so proud when I got home, I rewarded myself with cake (I actually did this quite a lot during the ban). There were several more hairy moments over the next three and a half weeks: a dress in Oasis, some pink shoes in Dorothy Perkins. But I survived. I did it.
Happily, on the day my ban was finally lifted, I had the day off work. This was convenient, as I was planning on going wild in the aisles at MetroCentre. And so I did. Which brings me to my purchases....
White Floral Top £12 from Tesco, Pink Shell Top £12.99 from New Look, seen here with my CandyRocks White Russian necklace.
Jewelled sandals. The magpie in me spotted these and loved them immediately. £24.99 from New Look.
Floral Kimono. I've been after one of these for a while, and love the print on this New Look one. Here I've paired it with a Gap tee and my CandyRocks Coconut Ice necklace. I can't see this kimono online, but it was £17.99.
Geo Jumpsuit from Dorothy Perkins - £38. I had a long internal debate about whether I could pull of a jumpsuit, and concluded that I loved it so was going to buy it regardless, so there. And actually, this is surprisingly flattering.
Lemon Leopard Scarf. I love yellow, I love leopard print, I love scarves. £12.50 from House of Fraser.
Lemon pumps - to go with the scarf, obvs. Dorothy Perkins, £12.
Pink Leopard Print Dress. I spotted this in M&S on the sale rail and grabbed it. As I said, I love leopard print, and the pink in the design just makes this pop. And it was a tenner. Eeep!