So I wasn’t going to blog until NYE and instead spend time with the kids and husband but (at time of writing) I’m just back from an 8 mile cycle with my son and the girls are away with their dad so I think I deserve a blog-fix to fill you in on what I’ve bought (so far) in the sales.
Throughout, and I’d recommend this to those of you heading out sale shopping, I’ve tried to buy items that will see me into spring. I’ve resisted gorgeous winter coats from Zara, chunky knit jumpers from Mint Velvet and cosy fur boots from Boden…and instead reminded myself that the weather’s going to improve from February and sure we’ll have our summer in March like last year, so I’ll work the winter wardrobe I have until then and instead focus on buying some useful transitional items.
First up and typically, this item wasn’t actually reduced – tho I did have a voucher so it’s a bargain in my book. My sister in law had a session with Gemma, the Belfast House of Fraser stylist just before Christmas and she got a couple of light knits from a brand called Wal-G. Dodgy brand name but gorgeous and really well priced so I picked up this one in a navy marl after seeing it on her:
|Cowl Zip Shoulder Knit – £25|
This zipped version comes in 3 other colours and has a flattering wrap detail across the tummy. Also comes with a stud detail on the shoulders, which looks stunning in the burgundy colour..
|Wine with stud details – £25|
It’s hard to do it justice without wearing so I’ll share it on the blog in the next week.
I also picked up these shoes in Office. Loved the strap detail and the fact that they are leather lined. Reduced to £25 but no longer available online. I saw some in-store on Boxing Day though (yes, while we’re coming clean about sales purchases, I’ll admit I was in House of Fraser at 8am on the 26th!!)
|Office ‘Back in Time’ in black – £25|
Also on Boxing Day, I picked up some Linea loungewear – a soft jersey draped cardigan (similar) and some wide-legged pants (similar).
Finally, on this post, I’m sharing my most favourite sale purchase. Do you remember when I had my session with Rebecca, the Victoria Square stylist and she put this jacket on me?
|Boucle Biker Style Jacket – River Island
(different colour way on link)
Well, I resisted (very reluctantly) at the time and guess what? There it was – only one…waiting for me in the River Island sale. Down from £60 to £30. It is now in my wardrobe. Worth the wait I’d say!
I still have some M&S purchases to share from a visit there yesterday, and some Christmas presents to show you. As Miranda’s friend says ‘bear with, bear with’ – I’ll get it all on the blog really soon, I promise.
Hope you’ve all had some success either in-store or online. Please do share any great bargains. Already on the Facebook page, I’ve been recommended the Great Plains and the Whistles sales. Just in case you needed some more temptation…