I've just bought these fingerless gloves in a tiny shop in Bayeux, France. They had the most gorgeous starched cotton organza petticoats, but all the clothing was over €200. I could just about afford the gloves, but they're so lovely, and I'm pretending to myself that it counts as a practical purchase because they keep my wrists warm.

When I get back to London tomorrow there will hopefully be several packages waiting of all of the things I bought in the sales. This is the first year I've gone in for boxing-day sales, and I may have gone a little overboard. I'm also not used to online shopping, so I have no idea what percentage of my purchases are going to fit properly/look good.

Anyone bought anything lovely in the sales? Or just on a whim?