Did you know that people who live alone spend almost twice as much per person as those in couples? Yep, according to research only this year, the 'cost of living premium' for being single comes in at an average of £860 a month, factoring in typical expensive from rent and energy bills to food, wifi, and the Netflix subscription that you simply cannot be without. Not to mention the mental tax of having to deal with some of the wild potential suiters on the apps. Thankfully, house shares exist and there are plenty of perks too when it comes to proudly living life in your own lane. Unparalleled freedom, for one, holding yourself as your top priority, two, and a whole discounted shopping day dedicated to the fact
Make note of 11th November, aka Singles' Day - a holiday first created in China whereby unmarried people commemorate the occasion by treating the love of their life - themselves - to gifts and presents that are often discounted just for the occasion. Forget Black Friday - Singles' Day has become the largest online shopping day in the world by quite some margin and it's even here in the UK, at one of my favourite retailers to boot - Karen Millen.
Karen Millen is known for its fantastic discounts these days, and they'll also be running a special offer on Singles' Day too. With Christmas just around the corner, this time of the year is all about treating others, picking out perfect presents and being a good elf, right? But what we forget is that we need a treat or two, for ourselves too. So, why not treat yourself to a new party dress, a present or five, or something a little spenny after all the good work you've done shopping for others?
In a busy market filled with so many temptations, this brand has really outdone itself this season, which really isn’t a surprise. A jam-packed partywear section that has something for everyone and every possible style preference (sequins, sparkles or bold colours), a slew of collaborations with the likes of America’s Next Top Model icon Tyra Banks, and influencing sensation Lydia Millen, plus all of the dreamy high-quality pieces KM is generally known for.
Ahead of the big day, I've done a service to single people everywhere and curated a me-first edit of fabulously indulgent pieces that you’ll want to add to your festive wardrobe – from gorgeous, sumptuous knits, to glittering dresses, stylish co-ords and stuff that will make you feel even more amazing than the discounts on offer. Better still, if you can't wait around for Singles' Day on 11th November, you can still make use of their current slashed prices right now (but I have a feeling the best things come to those who wait!).