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4 July 2014

A couple of little sale successes!

I am proud to report that sales haven't got me too carried away!! I only made a few little purchases, just a couple of things that caught my eye and I could justify! First up is this peasant blouse from Mango which has filled a little wardrobe hole and satisfied a yearning nicely! This top is already doing well on the pay per wear as you will see!


Another marvellous bargain that just happened to stumble across whilst hot-footing it through H&M was this classic black maxi. which was marked down to 7GBP!! I must have had the shopping fairy smiling down on me though as I think it was meant to be full price but even at £12.99 it is still a real steal!!


So here's another item I never thought I would see myself buying or wearing!! I don't think I've ever possessed a hoody but since my hubby is intent on camping at some point this year I thought this could end up being an excellent investment for those chilly mornings or evenings......would also do for the park life I will no doubt be participating in over the school holidays!! Another fantastic Primarni bargain at just 3 quid! I've convinced myself it has a whiff of Jack Wills about it!


Although these were not in the sale, these New Look silver sliders are such a bargain and I would say one of my best purchases of the season!! I have worn them so much already......you may have noticed that I have built many of my outfits around these sliders lately!!



So that's all my purchases revealed for the last couple of weeks! My goodness.....I have been pretty frugal for me! I am giving myself a pat on the back for spending less than £25 in the sales at least!! Anyone else had any really good luck in the sales or found anything that has been genuinely a great buy?! 

The usual round-up of my outfits for the past week! With this lovely weather the shorts have come out to play! Yay!


Whistles top (outlet purchase, early this year)
Vero Modo shorts (holiday purchase, old)
New Look silver sliders (new purchase)
Jack Wills tote (last year)


River Island top (last year, they seem to do a variation every year though!)
Zara cream linen shorts (last year)
Tesco sandals (last year)


H&M maxi dress (new sale purchase)
Birkenstock Gizeh's (gifted from the lovely Thrift My Style)
Mulberry Dorset tote (still available)


Primark boiler suit (recent)
New Look sliders (recent)


Mango top (new sale purchase!)
Topshop cargo trousers (old)
Birkenstock Gizeh's (gifted from the lovely Thrift My Style)


Whistles top (old)
Pull & Bear jeans (current)
New Look Sliders (current)


Whistles dress (old)
Birkenstock Arizona (Amazon)


Mango top (new sale purchase!)
Vero Modo shorts (holiday purchase, old)
Birkenstock Gizeh's (gifted from the lovely Thrift My Style)

So there we have it! I have already worn all of my sale purchases so I deem them great successes! Don't forget to keep me posted on any of your sale news!!

As always, I love reading your comments and responding to them!

Until next time!

Have a great weekend, Michelle xx


44 comments:

  1. Oh Michelle you always look gorgeous, some fab outfits honey and love those sliders! xx

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    1. Mwah Sharron!! Thank you! That lovely comment has made my day :0) xx

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  2. Wow you've been good Michelle! Love your new Mango top, I was tempted by this too but for once resisted!! As always you're looking gorgeous in all your daily outfits.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. I fear the halo may be slipping just a bit Jane....they could still be another purchase or 2 on the way now.....that is the trouble with reading to many tempting blogs!! xx

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  3. Oh Michelle - separated at birth or what! I bought that Mango top too but I returned it as I couldn't justify another pretty cream top but it's a fab bargain. Why I returned it when it only cost me £13 I don't know as it's just one of those little bung it on tops which always looks like you've made a bit of an effort with no effort, I don't know. I blame it on putting my pennies to all my recent Madewell acquisitions!

    And you really do rock that boiler suit well!

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    1. We are definitely telepathic Sue!! Lol! I wanted a peasant style top but having already bought and returned a dress from Mango with as my husband described 'bits hanging off' (meaning he didn't like the tassels) this little top was the style but with out the dangly bits!! Tis the perfect thing to chuck on with shorts and jeans!!
      After having a bit of a wobbly over the boiler suit I am so glad I kept it now....it is a brilliant alternative to jeans!! xx

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  4. Hi Michelle...I have that Mango top also....need some shorts to wear with it! Mind you it is lashing here today so hope the sun comes back soon:) Lovely outfits you styled....enjoy your weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Just saw the Mango top on your blog too! It's a fab little investment isn't it? Can't wait to see you styling it with some shorts Anne! Hope you have a lovely weekend too! xx

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  5. Hi Michelle, very impressed with your 'sales' haul particularly like the Mango top, just love that look, great shorts too. Fab looks as always, love to seeing what your wearing, I am very envious of your boiler suit, looks really good on. Sue x

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    1. Thank you Sue, not a bad sales haul for someone who wasn't really looking! The little blouse is great....expect to see it featuring in my outfits a lot.....will have to say the same goes for the boiler suit too! Had lots of lovely compliments about that! Thank you for the lovely comment xx

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  6. Lovely sales purchases, particularly the H&M dress which looks so much more expensive. Must get those new look sliders!
    A x

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    1. Thank you Abbi.....the maxi dress is such great quality for the price, they do it in some other lovely colours too! Yep! You need the sliders in your life....total wardrobe staple! xx

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  7. I saw the H&M maxi the other day & if they'd had in navy I would have snapped it up (I've been after a plain navy one for ages & I love the style of this one!). Love the Mango top & what a great price! You New Look sliders have been a great buy & they go with everything!! I haven't bought much in the Sales....a maxi skirt from Great Plains & a jumpsuit, but there have been so many discounts during the season I've already bought most of what I wanted (plus the car is due it's MOT/Tax/Insurance etc this month so need to be semi restrained!! ;) Love your outfits, you look great in shorts & I love the Whistles dress...fabulous!! x

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    1. I saw the maxi in navy in Bristol yesterday Sian....when we next meet maybe we should do another shopping trip to Cabot Circus?! The Mango top was a steal, I almost bought another peasant style red one in Mango but I reigned myself in....it was the same great price too! The sliders are ace....they do indeed go with everything!! I am loving the sound of the Great Plains maxi skirt and jumpsuit!! I am also trying to be good this month, saving my pennies for a holiday splurge!! xx

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  8. Wow, you've done really well. Very impressive. But then, as my mother used to say 'it's not the clothes - it's the hanger'!!! and you really do manage to make everything look incredibly stylish!

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    1. What a great saying....and a wonderful compliment Helen! Thank you xx

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  9. Hi Michelle, my finger has been hovering over many a sale bargain, but a bit like you, I have been (in my eyes) quite good?! Love your Mango top though......may just have to let my fingers do the clicking this weekend! So many super stylish outfits.......Honey, you just get it right! xx

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    1. Oooh! I'd love to hear what you have bought! I think I have enough summer clothes so as I'm tempted by many a bargain (or anything in general FULL STOP! Lol!) I am trying to be a little bit sensible and bought a couple of bits I felt I was missing and the ever so practical hoody!! Thank you for the lovely compliment too! xx

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  10. I love that peasant top and it looks fantastic in every outfit. I particularly love it with the cargos and the denim shorts. Fab styling! I've been pretty good until the Boden sale email landed in my inbox and an order was placed immediately. Whoops! Lynne xx

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    1. Look forward to see what you have purchased from Boden Lynne! I resisted the urge to look at some of their lovely peasant tops.....seeing as I've already worn the Mango top a couple of times I maybe should have invested in more of those for Summer!! We shall have to see! xx

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  11. So loving your H&M maxi dress and the Whistles anglaise top / looking good in the denim shorts aswell Michelle! I am on a spending ban and inching to purchase!!! Glad I missed most of the designer bargains while I was on holiday x

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    1. I may have to join you in the spending.....it's got to be easier if someone else is doing right?! A stroke of luck that you were away when the sales started.....you were too busy having a lovely time and I can't think of a better way to avoid them than that! xx

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  12. Michelle, you are doing summer so well!! You look amazing in all your summer outfits really lovely and that mango too and maxi dress are are summer 14 perfection!! Xx

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    1. Thank you Frances! It is so good to be able to get the high summer stuff out.....we are in shorts at last!! Yay! xx

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  13. Its not a bargain unless you use it so you have done so well Michelle! I love the blouse & the sliders! The maxi is a total winner & what a steal too! Looking lovely as always in all your outfits! Ax

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    1. I bet the Mango top and H&M dress will be up there with my best buys of the season Andrea! 2 very useful wardrobe additions!! Thinking of dragging the maxi out again today as the weather isn't that great but it's still a little muggy so the dress will be perfect for what I have planned for today! xx

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  14. Looking amazing as always! Love the h&m dress - must keep an eye out for that. And the NL sliders are perfection - quite like my Next ones so I can vouch for their usefulness too xx

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    1. Ahh thank you Avril! Didn't realise how truly useful the H&M black maxi would be!! Like the Mango top the dress is already on it's 2nd wear today!! The silver sliders or sandals are another must have item too!! xx

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  15. The H and M maxi dress is my favourite look. It looks fantastic. So well styled and and and an absolute bargain.

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    1. Thank you! I've just found the receipt which confirms it was an accidental bargain as it should have been £12.99....thanks to a pricing gun happy sales assistant I got it for £7!! This dress is definitely going to earn it's keep!! xx

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  16. lovely outfits, I should be doing something useful, but instead I am enjoying looking at what other people are wearing, is it just me that finds it a bit strange when I try to analyse it?!

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    1. Oh I love looking at what other people are wearing and I while away many an hour doing so! I do feel exactly like you, a bit guilty that I should be doing something more useful but hey it is something I take pleasure in doing so it's not such a waste of time after all! :0)

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  17. Hi my lovely!! Well done on snagging some excellent investment style items that were amazing bargains and look gorgeous- the Mango top is so pretty and loving the black maxi dress, so casual chic!! The sliders are just so cool too!! Can't wait to see you soon and hope you're having a lovely weekend xxxx

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  18. Hi again!! So sorry for the two comments I didn't think the first one published so I rewrote another one- oops!! xxx

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    1. You can leave as many comments as you like Sharon! Lol! Thank you for the lovely comment....not long now until you visit now....whoop whoop! xx

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  19. Well done, Michelle! Some great purchases, especially love the maxi dress (it looks a lot more expensive than it actually was) and all the white lace tops, perfect for summer!
    The only thing I bought so far is a jacket from the H&M sale, it was 20Eur instead of 50Eur and it`s all shades of blue. Then the Boden sale started and I ordered some fit and flare dresses and a bikini, as if I didn`t have enough bikinis yet ;)

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    1. Thank you Evi! It is always great to pick up a couple of classics in the sale....I would quite happily paid full price for the H&M maxi and the Mango top and that's always a good sign!! I seem to get quite lucky with H&M in the sale, you obviously do to but that's a great reduction on your jacket!! Look forward to seeing your purchases on A57! xx

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  20. Looking great, Michelle, as always. That Mango top is a huge hit. It's fabulous for summer and goes with so much. I adore that maxi dress as well- really suits you. Love that Whistles dress, too. I must say you look amazing in those denim shorts- great legs :)

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    1. Hey Celina, thank you so much for the lovely compliment!! The Whistles dress was another great sale purchase a few years ago now, so if my new additions fare so well I shall be delighted!! xx

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  21. Anonymous7/7/14 12:22

    Hi,
    I'm looking for a bit of sales advice. Namely trainers. I am thinking ahead for a/w but haven't a clue what the current "in " trainer is. Love your pics in the new balance trainers and also like the nike trainers. Any advice much appreciated x

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    1. Hi! I will dragging the NB's and Nike trainers out again this Autumn! I am looking to buy some more trainers and I'm going to go for a new pair of Adidas, probably Stan Smiths! As much as I love the New Balance they are fabric so no good in the rain! I need a leather pair that I can wear all year round! If you use Pinterest I would do a bit if research on there for what latest styles will be as that's where I spotted the NB's and Nike's! Hope this helps! x

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  22. Love love love it all - I cannot type anymore because it's all so amazing. The mango cream blouse, the all white shorts number, the silver sliders - YOU - ALL OF IT!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you Fiona! xx

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  23. Birkenstock Gizeh's (gifted from the lovely Thrift My Style). Mulberry Dorset ... birkenstockgizeh43.blogspot.com

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