The buzz of Boxing Day sales has now died down, but there are still some great bargains to be had in the high street sales, and (thankfully) fewer crazed shoppers! Below are some of my favourite sale picks which are still in stock, happy sale shopping!
I recently received this gorgeous belted trench coat with faux leather sleeves courtesy of the wonderful Jovonna London and couldn’t wait to wear it! The ‘Deborah Trench‘ is reminiscent of the highly sought-after leather sleeved trench worn by the likes of Emma Watson, but at £85 is only a fraction of the price and is still just as chic. Worn buttoned and belted or open, its clean-cut shape and classic colours and textures mean that the Deborah Trench instantly adds class and elegance to any outfit. Here I’m wearing it with another new addition to my wardrobe: an American Apparel oversized chiffon shirt in a super bright neon shade which I bought with a 30% discount code and my faux leather pleated skirt from Primark. I finished off the look with heels with stud detailing from Dorothy Perkins and a Céline look-a-like bag from VJ Style.
Although as a whole this collection doesn’t completely blow me away, I’m pretty impressed with some of the pieces Primark have come up with for Summer! Amongst the now over-hyped and over-done aztec leggings and occasional uninspiring print, Primark’s Summer offering includes some real gems.
They have hit the neon-nail on the head with the pink and yellow bralets (£5 each) which will look amazing and bang on trend if styled right (think black or nude chiffon skirts or high waisted denim Levis), and the neon platform heels at a bargain £12 will make the perfect statement for an evening out. If neons aren’t your thing, I’m also very fond of the gorgeous nude, orange and leopard print platform heels, and the collection also includes some very pretty midi dresses, amazing tortoise shell sunglasses, intense statement jewellery and an adorable Rockabilly-esque cars print bodycon dress, and with the recession friendly prices taken into account, Primark’s Summer collection is not one to sleep on!
Check out some images of my favourite pieces below, and view the full collection at Look, what are your thoughts?
Almost every girl loves mermaids and the SS12 trend for all things underwater-fantasy is the perfect opportunity to channel your inner Ariel. I’ve been in love with this Topshop Premium Silk Shimmer Pleated Dip Hem Skirt since it first came to my attention but at £65 I chose not to buy it. Luckily for me it’s now in the sale for £35 or £30 for petite and tall versions (I’m wearing petite), so I jumped at the chance! The skirt is 65% silk and 35% metallic fibre and so feels very luxurious as well as looking ultra girly and pretty. Here I’ve paired it with an equally feminine mint green sheer blouse bought years ago in Primark and some nude heels from Garage, but I also can’t wait to wear it a black button-up or white crop tee and black leather biker jacket to toughen it up a little too!