So although I don't officially start my shopping trip until Saturday, I did manage to squeeze in a mini shopping trip while at my parents' local high street.
River Island lolly-pop
I'm not sure I'll ever eat this but I did like the colour and shape of it.
There's a great little shop called Now & Then which I always call into whenever I visit my parents. I never leave this shop empty handed. It has a selection of old and new, hence the "Now" and "Then". It is like an Aladdin's cave, really your eye doesn't know where to turn, there are so many things crammed into it. If you like interiors, antiques, jewellery and even doll's house furniture, it has a great selection.
This dress caught me eye, even though it is not a style or print I would usually choose or even a shop that I usually go into. But when I tried it on, it had one of those miraculous cuts that really flatter my body shape. Also, a bargain from £50 to £12, it will be a great work outfit.