My favourite buys of the season (which are mostly now in the sale...)
Actually it's pretty much from the start of the Summer as well, as the A/W season did seem to start way back when I was on holiday in August and some of these are from then.
So what have I loved? Now here's an interesting one. It's not what I thought I would. Let me rephrase that - I thought I would have worn different things and I put that down, not to me not liking those outfits, but the lack of cold weather. I thought I would be snuggled up in chunky knits and my selection of biker style boots. But barely a day has gone by when I haven't been able to flash the ankles. Winter? What Winter?
However that's not to say that I won't be wearing these come January/February so I will include some of my "proper Winter" faves.
But starting with those items I have worn and worn and worn and now are mostly in the sale. I will continue to wear these into the Spring so they are still great buys. Seeing as I'm still wearing them on a daily basis, these are proving to be bargainous.
Top of the pops has been my fringed bag. It appears that I have been drawn to wearing a lot more plain outfits - seemingly the cleaner lines have worked for me during most of this year but a bit of fringing on my bag has been the perfect outfit finisher. It's the ideal size too, not too big and not too small.
The Mario bag from Jerome Dreyfuss now only £285 from £475 at Coggles
Golden Goose Superstar trainers from Selfridges was £290 now £145
Not many in the sale but I honestly think these are worth paying full price for. (I did pay full price for one of mine but then along came Black Friday and I got them for 40% off however I had planned on stumping up the whole lot.)
Super Star Sparkle Low top sneakers from Golden Goose £280
Speaking of full price - I am in love with my 1970 Bella Freud jumper in the red, but oh my lord, in the pink, it is amazing. Alas, it's a) in cashmere so heinously expensive and b) it's out of stock in my size already!
Bella Freud 1970 wool jumper in cashmere £380
Alternatively there is the neon pink at the "cheaper" price... and yes, already sold out in my size AGAIN.
Bella Freud 1970 jumper £280
Back to footwear and boots that I bought last year that I have again worn lots and will continue to wear into the Spring are the Toga Pulla boots.
Some now in the sale at Farfetch.
Embossed burgundy buckle boots by Toga were £290 now £145
Toga Pulla embossed boots in red were £290 now £145
And the Camel again only £145
But now let's look at my bargain finds of the season and you may or may not have noticed that for me, it's the season of the black skinnies. I have lived in them, morning noon and night and the best thing is , most of them were super affordable. So much so that I have actually stocked up on the New Look
Boden High Rise Super Skinny jeans in waxed black £55.20 - limited sizes left These are definitely waxed ie coated as opposed to pleather looking... There are many more sizes in the Porridge wax which, actually I'll get lots more wear of into the Spring.
Now for the "are they aren't they" leather numbers which are EXCELLENT from New Look...yes I bought two pairs as they are that good.
Black High Waisted Coated Skinnies £24.99
And of course I couldn't not mention the real leather leggings which have saved my "out out" bacon on pretty much every single occasion I've wanted to feel great. I cannot recommend them highly enough but dang it - the hush ones I have are OOS (but it's always worth bookmarking the page as they do get returns.. (I'm sure someone said their returns go up at 1am or something? Sorry that's probably about as much use as a chocolate teapot)
However whilst looking for the Boden jeans, I did come across these, which I thought looked definitely worth a try.
Leather Leggings from Boden were £399 now £159.60 - amazing reduction. I think these have slipped through the net and just not been on your average Boden Customer's radar. Go forth and get a bargain.
Now I had thought I'd be snuggled up all Winter in my "acquired in early September when I was still in a tee-shirt" Acne cardigan. I have worn it but not nearly as much as I had anticipated. However that doesn't mean it won't get its outing daily in Jan/Feb as we battle knee deep snow (no I don't know anything, I made that up). Here's hoping. I have the khaki but that does seem to be sold out but the teal and the (bargain) grey are still out there. And the grey is still full price most places.
Acne Studios Alan Wrap in dark teal was £300 now £210
Or the Grey one which is now reduced to £178 at Monnier Freres.
What I have been living in though, in this ridiculously mild weather, is this from Me+Em which I have posted a lot but I'm posting again as I have a) worn it loads b) plan on wearing it even more and c) is now a bargain.
Flannel Longline Blazer from Me+Em was £215 now £107.50
And of course, it goes without saying - my hush blazer which I have lived in for a year now. I got it last Spring and honestly, I think I have worn it every week. In fact, had it on today. The hush sale hasn't started started yet, but there is a pre sale 20% off everything and so much has sold out, if you want anything, I would suggest you don't wait!
hush Black Jacket was £65 now £52
So clearly this isn't an exhaustive list but this has taken me two whole days to go as I have been so sidetracked by other sales things! I need to do a part two of this which I will bring you later in the week.
Now my outfits from the last couple of days... Dog walk. Then lunch with the inlaws which I ditched the hat, scarf and boots (and socks) and donned my red Jemima Vine shoes.
Black and cream cashmere jumper - Joseph
Black blazer - hush
Black coated jeans - New Look
Buckle boots - Toga Pulla
Soho Disco bag - Gucci
So I did manage to snag a couple of bargains with in the sale which I will report back on, maybe Thursday as tomorrow is my mum's funeral. Obviously I had complete panic coat buying today, one of which I bought as I thought I "should". The other I bought as I LOVED it and so I'm going to plump for that one.
Can I just take this opportunity to say the hugest thank you for all the messages, comments and emails that I have had offering support and anecdotes. I can't thank you enough.
PS. Things I've learnt today. If you have a couple of large glasses of wine whilst trying to finish a blog, it will take you three times as long as you have to retype everything five times. In case anyone was interested.....