Wearing: Leather skirt via eBay, American Apparel t-shirt, Primark lace necklace and brogues, Miss Selfridge ring, Pretty Polly tights
On: Friday 21st January
For: A house-shaped disappointment
If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen my excited tweets about a house we saw on Thursday… and then the dejected ones that followed a call from the estate agents. We’d been battling it out with another couple to win those original fireplaces and exposed beams, and unfortunately, we lost. The reason? We earned less. Ain’t that a kick in the teeth with still a week ’til payday.
The rental market has become fiercely competitive over the past year. More people are looking to rent because the cost of buying is so astronomical. The average needed for a deposit is £37,500 – a figure that gets a snort of derision from me. There’s just no way. So, more people are renting, and estate agents and landlords know it. They whip people into a frenzy with their ‘limited availability’ apartment blocks and ‘only one on this street’ houses. They push up prices, require seemingly limitless ‘admin fees’ and even ask for sealed bids on really hot properties, choosing the highest of the bunch. And they wonder why people jeer when they drive around in their branded Mini Coopers…
We’ve been looking for a place since September last year and we’re starting to get impatient. There’s only so many times a girl can check RightMove before she goes crazy and starts muttering about ‘tasteful, neutral decor’ and ‘5 minute walk from local bars’. So cross your fingers for us, dear readers – I think we need a miracle.
I shall end on an altogether more fashionable note. My wicked-awesome shredded fashion tights were another gift from the folks at Tightsplease, who have been veritably lovely to me recently. You can find the tights here… or how about some hold ups or stockings? Isn’t it Valentine’s Day soon? 😉