Back with my best finds in a few favourite stores other than Zara (yesterday's post). Getting this up pretty fast as I know some of these items are going to sell out...
Starting with Seven Boot Lane who make the most amazing shoes and boots. Sadly, my grey ankle boots are not in the sale but my Elena Black Loafers are really well reduced and I can't recommend them highly enough. It's a beautiful shoe that has served me at choir concerts, nights out, at work and on the school run...oh and on Christmas Day too! Hard workers that still look as good as the day they arrived with me.
Elena Black Leather Loafer - £70
My other pick from Seven Boot Lane are the Esther boots, which although are listed as being black, have a distressed finish that I think makes them look more like a grey...hence they should be really wearable. Should I order to try out??! All in the name of research...
Esther Black Leather Ankle Boot - £80
Next, over to Ted Baker where I've had my eye on this navy coat for ages. I find Ted Baker expensive even when on sale but the quality and cut is gorgeous in all their pieces so for an investment item like this coat, it's worth pushing the boat out
Appia Wool Wrap Coat -£179
I've also always wanted one of the Ted Baker wallets and in fact my husband did buy me one for Christmas (which I need to exchange....don't ask!). LOVE this pale pink one online:
Kodee Leather Crystal Clasp Purse - £55
Moving onto French Connection - where I'm focussing on dresses. There's a huge selection on this link but given my success with their sequinned ones this party season, I'm linking directly to a few sparkly numbers. Every wardrobe should have one - they're timeless and effortless. Pop them on and you're ready for any night out!
This first one is only left in size 16's sadly....absolutely gorgeous
Winter Wave Sequinned Dress £66 (was £210)
Equally frustrating, this next one is only available in 6's and 8's!
Cosmic Sparkle Midi Dress - £112 (was £160)
I've been looking everywhere for a great cross-body with silver hardware and this one is calling to me...wish they would put a photo online of a model carrying the bag so I can get an idea of the strap length and size of the bag!
Elina Leather Bag - £70 (was £165 - also available in a gorgeous pink shade)
Finally from FC, when boot cuts were all we wore, I always bought my jeans from them as the fit was impeccable. I've not tried these on but on reputation alone, I'd try them if I was going to go down the bootcut route again <sits on hands>
Belle Bottom Flared Jeans - £32 (were £80)
Next up, I couldn't resist a peek at the Yoshi sale and I have these two bags currently in my basket - amazing prices for the quality of leather.
Cullen Black Leather Cross Body - £37.50 (was £70 - available in 4 colours)
and this beauty is just £20 - real leather and beautifully made....available in 3 colours but this navy one will work hard for you:
Jenner Ink Handbag - £20 (was £40)
Next up, it's Warehouse where the reductions are never massive (in a Zara style) but they've lots of great pieces, starting with this lighter weight camel coat that I keep going back to look at (because I *need* more coats in my life!) mainly because it would be a great shape on me:
Brown Asymmetric Belted Coat - £70 (was £90)
but for me, Warehouse is one of the best places to pick up dresses and going out tops. This maxi dress was worn by one of my friends in choir at our concert and it looked simply stunning on her. Perfect if you have occasional formal events to dress for - this time of year is best for finding well priced gowns.
Black Lace Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress - £45 (was £70) - comes up small according to the review
This black jumpsuit is gorgeous in real life too - again perfect for a night out but actually, it would be great in a work environment too:
Black Belted Detail Jumpsuit - £45 (was £75)
I was tempted to get this next dress for nights out and choir concerts but I was worried the velvet would be too heavy. It's so beautifully made though and really well priced now.
Black Lace Collar Velvet Dress - £45 (was £70)
I could share SO much going out stuff but I won't and instead here's a daytime top. I don't know about you but the weather's been so weird, I've not really worn any of my polo neck jumpers yet. I love these jersey polos from Warehouse that are light enough for this weather but are reminiscent of the Boden off-duty knit.
Relaxed Side Split Polo Tunic - £20 (was £26 - also available in navy)
Lastly, Warehouse are amazing for denim also - these skinny jeans are a steal at £20
Signature Skinny Jeans (were £40)
Moving onto Jigsaw where this khaki breton top has caught my eye
Retro Jersey Stripe Amelie Top - £29 (was £39)
and if I had a grey coat gap in my wardrobe, this one would be filling it:
Urban Boucle Knit Coat - £138 (was £198)
Finally, a stunning pair of black heeled boots...
Erica Zip Midi Boot - £118 (were £169)
Over to &OtherStories now and this 100% cashmere jumper is just £63 in the sale - gorgeous shape:
Cashmere Sweater - Dark Purple
and staying on a purple theme, this wool coat is half price:
Wool Blend Coat - £83
and blending in nicely with the berry tones, something I didn't realise they sell on this site, Nike trainers. These are a great colour for day to day wearing (as opposed to gym wearing)
Nike Air Pegasus - £53
Final online store for today is Whistles which has been well picked over by now but these gorgeous ankle boots are still available in most sizes:
Hadd Cleat Stud Boot - £97.50 (were £195)
oh and they're also available in brown
Last of the sales updates tomorrow with Boden and a few others too....do tip me off if you've found a good sale anywhere. I'd hate to miss out!