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20 January 2014

A few more sale finds!

After trawling the net in search of more bargains and coming away with an empty basket I decided it was high time I brave town as the kids have been safely back at school for a couple of weeks and so now is a great time to go and have a good old mooch on your own! By now of course everyone is doing the further markdowns so this is the time when you are more likely to get some genuine bargains too! First port of call was Gap as I got an email for a further 20% off sale prices. I went into town with a plan as I was about to order a merino v-neck in black from Uniqlo so my thinking was that if I could find something similar in Gap and it meant I wouldn't have to pay P&P for Uniqlo......well so be it! As luck would have it there was a choice of 2, either an eversoft or a merino both priced at 9.99 with 20% off lest not forget! Obviously the merino was of much better quality.....so that one will do nicely please! I took it to the till and low and behold some lovely member of staff had got a bit price gun-happy with the merino sweater! Luckily for me they honoured the £9.99 sale price and even took the 20% discount off even though it should have been £39.95!! Result....whoop-whoop! :0) 



I struck lucky again in Gap when I visited Clark's Village outlet in Street where I bagged another classic! I managed to score a lovely mac. Now I do already own a trench from Gap but it's of the belted variety and to be brutally honest I have always felt like a sack of spuds in it so it was relegated to the work wardrobe long ago. However the new mac is an a-line button though, just very simple! The second I put it on I thought about how great it would be with the new brogues! Sold! Another good deal too as it was £49.99 with 30% off taking it down to £34.99! 




Although I was trying to be strict with myself and only allow myself one purchase at the outlet centre, I did also manage snag this gem in the Whistles outlet.




Loved this when I saw it on the WIT blog a few months back, unfortunately it was sold out :0( So happy to see it sat there waiting for me.......for just £20 too! 

After my success in the shops I did go back to the on-line bargains. Hands up as I have been stealing Susie So So's style yet again! I got the Next cheetah print slip-on's a couple of weeks back and went back in for the black pony skin version as I knew they would be useful....at only £18 it would be rude not too!! There are still some sizes left in their clearance on-line.




Onto my final and favourite purchase. I have a big 40th bash in London next weekend and have been fretting for weeks about what to wear. I happened to stumble across this great little Jaeger boutique dress on ASOS



The dress arrived on Friday and I was so taken with it that I wore it out for dinner on Saturday night. It's jersey with a black sequin spot on it. Perfectly understated for me....think it will be brilliant for the party next weekend it was a great price at £42.

Another 5 sales purchases that I am really chuffed with. There are a couple more things on the hit list that I would like to procure, cue a lot more leg work but my spring wardrobe is already shaping up nicely! 


Which is your favourite of my bargains so far? Have you been buying sales purchases with Spring in mind? Have you bought anything new season yet? What's on your hit list? 

What have I been wearing these past few days? Here's a quick round-up of mostly school run outfits!



Zara coat
Hobbs sweatshirt
Gap skinny's
Zara scarf
Next pumps


Gap Sweater
Zara shirt
Zara jeans
Office brogues


Topshop coat
Zara jumper
Dorothy Perkins coated jeggings
Next pumps
M&S Bag
New Look beanie


Uniqlo fleece jacket
Uniqlo long line sweatshirt 
Gap legging jeans
Nine West biker boots
Primark scarf

I'm off to London at the weekend for the aforementioned party and I can't deny I've made sure there is a bit of time to shop in hope that I may uncover another sale gem or 2! Wish me luck and don't forget that I love hearing your thoughts and responding to your comments! 

Be back soon Michelle xx



42 comments:

  1. I just love the adorable little Whistles white top, I really want one. I think all of your' bargains are 'bob on' x

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    1. Feeling pleased as punch with these bargains Helen, they are indeed 'bob' on!! Lol! The white top is a triumph as I know come Spring it will feature in many of my outfits!! xx

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  2. Wow Michelle you've got some fabulous sales bargains here, all great classic which I'm sure you're going to get lots of use from. Have a wonderful time in London Jane xx
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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    1. Thank you Jane!! Think I have been so lucky to find some fab classics and I love them all the more as each and every one has been such a bargain.....and I do love a bargain ;0) x

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  3. Oh Michelle what fantastic pieces you[ve bought. I love the whistles top and the dress, well all of it but I have been thinking a lot about those slip on's lately, a post has been drafted lol.I had my eye on a John Lewis Mac in that shape about a year ago and ended up getting the Gap one because it sold out, I've never forgiven myself for missing out as it would be the perfect shape for me. Hair still looking good girl!

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    1. The slip ons are so comfy Sharron....I would definitely go for them!! They've surprised me, more so in the black because they are inbetween a trainer and shoe if that makes sense! I love them!
      The mac is a such a great shape too! Maybe John Lewis will repeat the same style again this Spring?? Don't you just hate it when you miss out on something!! Thank you for the lovely complement about my hair.....I'm still over the moon with it! xx

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  4. I adore that dress - what a great find - so simple yet stunning on you! xx

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    1. Thank you Joanna! I am feeling the ASOS love just like you!! There is so much great stuff on their site at the moment....I could spend a fortune with them!! xx

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  5. Fabulous buys. Probably the first trench I've really liked (hate belts!) and between yourself and Sue, you are really bringing me around to those slip on pumps, That dress is stunning on you. Have a fab time in London

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    1. Tis a great trench isn't it! Very fuss free without a belt!!
      Could you be coming around to the idea of a trainer Helen? The slip ons are a step in that direction?? Lol! xx

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  6. Hi Michelle!! Well done you, you have sales shopping down to a fine art and each item here is just super stylish and well worth the money spent!!
    The Jaeger dress looks gorgeous on you and I'm sure will be a firm favourite, as will the cute Whistles top and the Gap sweater was a fantastic find!! Loving your daily outfits too, always so casual chic and the Next sneakers look fab on too, very stylish and versatile!

    As always, thanks for your lovely comments, I really admire your taste and style too and wishing you a really good weekend for the 40th!! xxx

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    1. Hey my lovely! It most certainly helped to have a kind of plan! Just like you I had an idea that I just wanted to bag a few classics and I managed not to deviate!! Yay!
      I love your style too.....you've given me tons of inspiration....loving your latest post! I aim to get thrifting this year all thanks to you!! xx

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  7. Can't believe how cheap you got the Gap jumper for...that's such a good deal!! Love the mac too, so timeless. Spookily I have the exact same Whistles top, I bought it in the Sale last year & even then it wasn't £20 so you got a great deal!! Love the black dress....gorgeous! Looks fab with the leopard heels.
    Must get down to Clarks village, I always forget about it & it's only just down the road! x

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    1. I always seem to get lucky when I get myself down to Clark's Village Sian! Have managed to get some really great bits in Whistles and I find that the Gap outlet is always good for basics!! I love Jaeger for shirts and sweaters for the DH too!
      Isn't the white top fab!! Can't wait to wear it or the mac! Hurry up Spring so I can wear my new stuff! xx

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  8. Wow! Fab bargains here, Michelle! I'm sure you'll get plenty of wear from them all. I live the Whistles top - so pretty! Lynne x

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    1. Ahh thank you Lynne! If my first batch of sales goodies are anything to go by you may get fed up with seeing me in this stuff!! xx

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  9. Love the hair, the mac and the Whistles top, well done Michelle! x

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! So, so chuffed with it all! It has been all about trying to make investment purchases and that is most certainly something I could learn a thing or 2 from you! xx

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  10. Bargain Hunter should be your middle (two) names! LOVE the white Whistles top - love love love it!

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    1. Lol Fiona!! There is just something so satisfying about getting a great item with a great discount!! I am loving me new title!! Michelle Bargain Hunter Lee.....it's got a great ring to it don't you think!! xx

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  11. Very well done, you found some great bargains, Michelle! My favourite is definitely the black dress, it's gorgeous! Also love the white top. I bought a white lace jacket in the sale but will probably not wear it before spring.

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    1. Thank you Evi!! Love the sound of your white lace jacket.....hope it's not too long before I get to see how you style it! xx

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  12. Love ALL your recent purchases, the dress, the MAC, the Whistles top etc... The dress will look so good on holiday too with sandals and the white top will look lush with denim shorts. Loving your hair too my lovely xxx

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    1. I am loving the idea of the white top and shorts....that sounds fab!! You are so right about the dress with a pair of sandals for holidays too.....superb inspiration!! Thank you my lovely xx

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  13. Love all your purchases especially the dress and Whistles top - gorgeous. I saw the sweaters in Gap today, the Merino ones only had a tenner off them if I remember correctly. You did sooooo well and 20% off as well x

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    1. Didn't I get lucky with the merino sweater Donna....I saw them too yesterday, not much of a reduction was it!

      Know I will get tons of wear from the dress and top so thrilled to bits with them! x

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  14. You jammy girl! What a steal for the merino jumper from Gap! And I love the Whistles top - I saw it last year and they sold out by the time I decided it was cheap enough for me to indulge in yet another pretty white top. And I did notice you'd picked up the black pony skin ones as well. They are really comfy aren't they? And an absolute steal. Might have to go back for those but I think I would be shot for buying another pair of shoes. I have rather overindulged in footwear in the last few months - I didn't even know I had a problem until I pulled out all my shoes and thought - ooh they're new, and those and those!! Arghgh.

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    1. I had a real inkling that it had been priced incorrectly when I went in the fitting room with it Sue since I had paid full price for a grey one the week before!! So when I went to the till I had everything crossed in hope that I could get it for the reduced price.....I love it all the more for it being such a great deal in the end.....£7.99 for a merino sweater! Whoop whoop!

      Tell me about the shoes! I've just ordered a pair of Nike Free trainers and after the success of the M&S leopard print heels I'm after the M&S silver courts.....I will have to smuggle them in when the DH is not looking! xx

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  15. Hi Michelle....I absolutely adore your style....love checking in on Fiona's site also for daily inspiration. That Jaeger dress is gorgeous! Hope you have a fab weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Hello Anne....I've just become acquainted with your great blog! Love your style too! Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment....I look forward to following you x

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  16. Wow, love love all of those buys..talk about buying capsule from the sales you have completely nailed it! I would love every single thing you have bought...I am sooo tempted by the ponyskin slip ons...but have seen some pale grey lace up Vans on sale in my local shoe shop..aarghh really need them both but like Sue I think my husband would lose the plot if he saw me in some more new shoes..there are just so many around at the mo! decisions, decisions! Looking forward to seeing you styling all your new buys xxx

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    1. Hey Frances....I've tried to be good and stick with a plan! Think it's worked so far! The pony skin slip ons are fab.....but the grey Vans sound divine and will fit in perfectly with the pastel shades for Spring!! Can't wait to see whether you end up with one or both...lol! xx

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  17. That dress is beautiful! I don't believe I've seen you in a dress before. It's perfect for you. And I really love the checks and jumper outfit... Love those brogues :)

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  18. Celina....you are right! Dresses do not feature here very often!! Meaning to get a few more in my life this season!! Thinking casual dresses to be worn with tights and the brogues....see the brogues really do go with everything x

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  19. Wowsers! So much to take in there....FAB dress find and the white top too is stunning. I want to go shopping with you sometimes..you are brilliant at finding bargains xx

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    1. Avril....a shopping trip together is totally in order....we could trade tips! How awesome would that be.....you are just as fab at finding the bargains and putting together perfect looks! xx

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  20. U nabbed some great bargains, I'm so jealous haven't bought any clothes in weeks now! Your blog always reminds me that I need more jumpers, so I'm going to concentrate on those for a while.

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    1. Trea....I fear we are in for a cold spell and I may well wish I stocked up on more jumpers!! I need more classic round neck and v necks in my life!! I'm sure you will more than make up for this clothing dry spell once the latest addition to your family arrives xx

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  21. I am VERY jealous at that Whistles top - what an amazing find & price! I bet you get loads of wear out of it x

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    1. After a quickie reckie around my wardrobe Natalie I realised that was my 3rd purchase of a white embroderie anglasie top! Hmmm.....bit of a pattern going on here!! But at least I can be sure of getting my wear out of it....lol xx

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  22. Beautiful finds, I am in love with the dress and broderie anglaise top! x

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    1. Thank you Natalia! Been lucky to find some great bargains and classic items to boot.....I'm one happy bunny! xx

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