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17 December 2013

My sale snag list.....so far!

Ok.....it's time for me to put my hands up! I have already bagged my first sale bargain! No surprise there then! I just happened to get lucky.......again! I took my mum out on Wednesday to our local retail park to finish off her Christmas shopping and whilst perusing for her in Outfit I stumbled across a great black boyfriend coat in Topshop. It is very similar to my camel boyfriend coat which was £89 last year. This years style was a lot more reasonable at £58 but I didn't buy, I thought I'd hang on until after Christmas in the hope that it would be reduced. Anyhow, I kept thinking about the coat and looked it up online on Friday only to find it had been reduced to £45 which is a steal!! I know.....I need another coat like a hole in the head but I blame Pinterest and the love of my recently acquired New Balance trainers! Here is the look that lead me down this road.....now I know these trainers aren't NB but you get the idea.......


And here is my bargain coat from Topshop


So between the coat and trainers I have pretty much spent my budget for December. Now I need to sit tight and wait for January. But that doesn't stop me from making lists!! One of my New Years resolutions is to buy less (I hear you all go yeah, yeah!!) but I mean to buy better so my new challenge will to try to buy investment pieces. I already have an occasion in mind for my first purchase of the New Year.....it's a top again!! I have a friends 40th bash in London at the end of January. I don't think it's going to be an uber dressy occasion, as it's a private dining experiance with Gingerline which looks quite theatrical (if anyone has been a part of the Gingerline experiance please let me know!!). I don't think it's the kind of occasion I need to go all out and get a dress! I have been contemplating something along the lines of heels, boyfriend jeans and a fab top! I am very much keeping in mind that is it January and likely to be freezing so I need to be sensible.....no skimpy, flimsey outfits from me I'm afraid!! I am looking at the brands which I have bought from in the past where I have found some real winners in items that I wear again and again so first up is a little selection from Jaeger.

I adore this top and it is definately something I would be prepared to splurge on as I could easily recreate this look as I already have a beautiful Jaeger silk, collarless tux style jacket that would be perfect over this and a lot of my other selections I might add!!






I think this gold spot jersey sweatshirt would also look great with the boyfriends


And then there's this gem collared sweater which I featured before in my work do conundrum but that I never got around to trying but I think would be fab and slot into my wardrobe nicely!


I thank the wonderful Susie So So for pointing out these 2 gorgeous tops which would most certainly fit the bill!
Scallop edge t-shirt 


This ruched neck crepe top is the most lovely shade of pink....both of these could be contenders as they would take me right into Spring, with the added bonus that they are much more versatile than some of the sparkly numbers that are likely to languish in the back of wardrobe!


All the Jaeger tops are currently reduced......I am hoping that by January there will be further reductions!!

Onto Whistles now who aren't in sale yet.....but I live in hope as I've been lucky with snaffling some bargains there before!!

This could really work.....smudged silk spot sweatshirt, love how they've styled this especially with those gorgeous shoes!



The very pretty Alexandra top


For a more cool and edgy look camo jacquard top


Finishing with the spray paint silk top



I'm keeping my fingers crossed there will be some great reductions at Whistles! I am looking forward to a bit of time to myself to have a really good look around in the sales and having a huge trying on session!

There is also one other wish list item I am yet to bag. I've so far bought 3 and returned 3. I just can't seem to make the fur gilet work for me! The New Look one which I featured a few posts back was an utter disaster as the collar was huge and it totally overwhelmed me. I also bought a black one from Next but umm-ed and ahh-ed about it for a week before I took it back. Then last week I bought this Zara one whilst in London but it's been in the bag all week so it's going back as if I truly loved it I'd have worn it by now! I think it's a bit to in your face for me!!


I'd still trying to hunt down the perfect gilet so if this one ends up in the Zara sale I may well be purchasing it!



Or if Topshop can come up trumps on the reduction front again, I wouldn't mind this one either!


Anyone joining me in making these sales wish lists? Maybe you have bagged a proper bargain already?!

What did I end up wearing to my work do?? Sorry to say I didn't end buying anything new! I just did not have time to properly shop and try on as my mum has been poorly so I've been helping her out by doing her Christmas shopping and wrapping! I went with a dress and leopard print pumps (I needed flats as the venue meant a walk across town) instead of skinny's and boots. The photo was taken when I got home so please excuse the wretched quality!


Zara biker jacket
Vintage LBD 
Oasis leopard print pumps (eBay purchase)
New Look tusk necklace

Onto Saturday's outfit fit for the food shop and a bit of ice skating!


Topshop coat
All Saints jumper
Gap legging jeans
New Balance trainers
Primark scarf 
Marc Jacobs bag

Lastly is Sunday's outfit for going to visit Santa and his reindeer.......showcasing my Topshop bargain coat


Topshop coat
Uniqlo long line sweatshirt
Dorothy Perkins coated jeggings
New Balance trainers
Primark scarf
New Look beanie
Marc Jacobs bag

No doubt next time there will be more stuff to add to the growing list of sale items to snag.......that is if I have the time to surf the net!! The next few days are going to be very busy as it's the little 'un's school play tomorrow, 2 performances no less! Then I have work and once we've broken up on Friday it'll be time to hit the road to see our dear friends and deliver presents! Please excuse me if I'm quiet on the blog front until the festivities are all over! Phew.....pooped just thinking about it!

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Until next time! Mx

22 comments:

  1. Fab coat and what a bargain. I have to say that I'm a lot in love with the flower Jaegar top. A real investment piece and paired with the Tux is something I love and would wear again and again. I'm with you re investment pieces, my wardrobe is packed full and I may follow your lead in the New Year re this. I know that whatever you choose will be awesome. Vikki xx

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    1. The Jaeger black & gold sparkly top is my favourite Vikki!! I have been very good as they are offering a further 20% on Jaeger today so fingers crossed it will be further reduced in the future!!
      My wardrobe is bulging....I hope I can stick with my new challenge in January!! Please do join me....I need all the encouragement I can get!! xx

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  2. Fab sales bargain Michelle & I'm sure come the next few months you're going to be getting a lot of use from it! I really love the spray print silk top from Jaeger too just gorgeous & it would be such a useful addition to the wardrobe...oh may I can feel a purchase coming on lol!! Jane xx

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    1. I can feel a splurge coming on in January Jane!! By my standards I have been so good these past 3 months....really hope to get some great bargains in the sales!! xx

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  3. I haven't made a list really although there are a few things in my head! Your coat was a real steal, love it! Like you I feel I have enough coats but it's not true, I still need to replace my old black puffa, Gap one is nice and on sale but out in my size! Hope your Mum is feeling better xx

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    1. Sharron.....please spill!! What is on your snag list other than a puffa??

      And thank you for asking, my mum is a bit better than she has been of late!! Fingers crossed she is better over Christmas so she gets to enjoy the festivities xx

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  4. Great coat & what a bargain...it would have been rude not to buy it, lol! I am also waiting for the Whistles sale as I have a few tops & a jacket I've had my eye on! I bought a couple of things in the Gap sale but they are going back. Love the Topshop gilet & the gem collared jumper...gorgeous! :) x

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    1. So happy with the coat Sian....it's a winner as wore it straightway!! That's my sign that I'm going to get my wear out of it!!
      I'm sure I'll have my share if buying and returning!! I did do a reccie around Gap during the 50% off last weekend but only ended up buying for the little 'un!! Whistles normally have some great reductions so bring the sale on!! x

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  5. I love how you're using Pinterest for so much outfit inspiration. This coat is fab on you and I'm sure you'll style it many ways to perfection! Lynne x

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    1. Officially obsessed with Pinterest Lynne....if I'm not sure what to wear I check out my favourite looks for ideas!! I'd be lost without it!! x

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  6. I really like the tops with the gold patterns. And that gilet from Zara is gorgeous...Hopefully you manage to snag one for a great bargain. I just love to bargain shop!

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    1. I'm attracted to the gold and blingy ones the most......but I am trying to keep my pratical head on and go for something that is a bit more all round, as in could be used for day or evening! I'm sure there will be a lot more temptation around one those sale emails start dropping in the inbox! x

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  7. Hi Michelle!! Your black coat was indeed a chic style steal and I'm sure you are going to wear it often, it looks great!! Shame you couldn't track down a good gilet, if it's not quite right then it's not worth keeping. Love your pick of tops too, I do like the crepe pink one. Thank you for your lovely comment, I can't wait to our meet up with Andrea, here's hoping we all score a fab charity shop bargain so we don't dent the budget too badly, hehe!! Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas too xx

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    1. Hey Sharon! You can't go wrong with a simple, chic black coat can you?! Think I definately have all the coat shapes covered now though! I have tried so hard to find the right gilet.....I've even stalked a few on eBay but with no luck, I'll keep on trying in hope I can find one to suit!
      Isn't the pink crepe one gorgeous, I love the fact it is still quite a neutral shade and as I am looking to get a bit more colour in the wardrobe that one would be a perfect addition!
      I can't wait for our little meet up....hope to get some amazing tips from you so that I can unearth some thrifty treasures too! Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas too! xx

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  8. Loving the black coat, how completely useful is that going to be and such an amazing price...good spot! I am loving the whistles look with the black trousers and white shoes, looks gorgeous. As you know I love Pinterest too so much outfit inspiration on there!! Your outfits look fab as always love the nb's you look great in them x

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    1. The coat is proving so useful already as I love it dressed down but I smartened it up a bit yesterday for the school play and I think it will be great of an evening, so very chuffed with that purchase!! At the moment I am relying on Pinterest to get me dressed!! Short on time so it makes things a bit easier instead of taking ages to get ready and mulling over what to wear....I check out my boards for ideas and I'm good to go! x

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  9. Isn't it amazing how a pair of burgundy NB's can go with so much? Makes them a fab buy doesn't it? And you will be glad to know that I officially christened them on Monday when I went Christmas shopping in them. And yes, it's lovely being comfy isn't it?

    So many lovely tops and I have to say the Jaegar gold detail one is lovely - on the right side of dressy and timeless. Thank you too for the lovely mention. What I can't get over is your will power. I have fallen off the bandwagon so badly this week. All this Christmas shopping for everyone else got a bit boring so I did a little bit for me too. I just can't help myself!

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    1. Who'd have thought the NB's would go with so much Sue!! Undoubtedly my best purchase of the season so far...I love them!! And now you know why! They are super comfy and they just seem to liven up every outfit and make me feel cool!!

      I love the sparkly Jaeger top, I know I would wear that for years to come, all I need now are the trews and brogues as I love that whole look!!

      As for the willpower, well it's being tested to the max at the moment!! Like you though I do buy stuff and take lots of it back! I tend to think if I don't love it enough to wear it straightaway it's not worthy of staying in the wardrobe!! x

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  10. Thank goodness I'm not the only one who can't make the fur gilet work! I too have bought and returned quite a few. I always think I look like a mini Viking when I wear one. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the break x

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    1. Love your Viking analogy Helen...lol!! It describes how I feel perfectly!! I think it's time I found another piece of clothing to obsess over! x

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  11. Jaegar, not one of my go-to shops but love these! I'm torn at the moment, should I be the early bird that catches the worm and buy now or risk waiting for the 'proper' sales.

    Love your outfits, so stylish. x

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  12. Jaeger have some great pieces especially the Boutique range!! I have had some great luck in their outlets too!!
    It's a hard one to call whether to dive in and scoop up the sale stuff you want now or sit tight and hold out until after Christmas isn't it?! Trouble is the likes of Zara don't start until then and I'm left torn!! Arghhh!! I must try not to lose my sale focus and just go mad and buy up everything in sight just because it's a bargain!! x

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