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Let’s celebrate – it’s Boxing Day sales time

Ok, so I may be dismissing Christmas before it even gets here but let’s face it, don’t we all secretly long for a gift voucher or cash to spend up on some must-haves the day after?

Sorry, maybe that’s just me.

See, every year, I go so hard on Christmas presents for everyone else, meaning there’s never much in the bank come December 26 to drop on a bargain or two for me.

Which got me thinking … is it the bargain or the thrill of the chase that I’m yearning for at this time of year?

Perhaps it’s both, so if you’re planning on some serious sales action this Christmas, here are a few tips from Styling You.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

1.  Take no prisoners – or helpers. This is a time when it’s every fahionista for herself.  You don’t want to be weighed down by others who may not share your enthusiasm for a 1/2 price pair of Prada sunglasses.  Nor do you want to take a friend who will be a bit too enthusiastic about those said sunglasses and fight you for them all the way to the checkout.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast. No time to stop for trivial things like coffee.  Food, schmood … remember how many rum balls you consumed the day before?  Now get shopping!

3.  A bargain is not a bargain if it comes home and sits in your wardrobe never to see the light of day – or worse, never even makes it out of the bag in which it came.  Repeat after me, “do not leave any store without first trying a garment on“. Simple, really.

4.  Do not leave your inner style goddess at home. That little voice of reason will come in very handy when you are standing in the change room contemplating whether the bright yellow chiffon top will make you look very Jennifer Hawkins, when in reality your inner style goddess is thinking, “Good God, girl, get a grip – you look like a duckling and not a very cute one at that”.

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