Tuesday, 29 December 2015

The Sales Part 3 - Boden, ASOS and hitting the sales wall....

Final day of the sales edits - if I look anymore, I'll be divorced! Too much temptation :)

Starting with Boden where unfortunately for Johnnie, I only every buy in the sale. Though I suspect the full prices take this into account as it's rarely you won't find a discount code available.

There's 20/30 & 40% off lots of fab things but I'm concentrating on the deep discounts here, starting with the Zoe navy coat with 60% off. Can't find a picture of anyone wearing the navy version of this, though there are plenty of photos of the checked version and I do like the shape.
Boden Zoe Coat in Navy - £63 (was £159)
The Double Layer Lace dress has a whopping 70% off and gets really good reviews. Available in 3 colours with the black having the best size availability.
Double Layer Lace Dress - £44.70 (was £149)
and a big favourite of mine from my Boden party - the Lara sparkle dress in the wine colour way is 50% off now. I'm still holding out for the navy going to 50% too (currently at 30%)
Lara Sparkle Dress - £49.50 (was £99)
Love the colours in this jumper (and I have a Katie too!) but the reviews are off-putting. At 50% off, it's worth a try-on...size down apparently!
Katie Jumper - £44.50 (was £89)
Totally impractical shoe time but with 70% off, these are FABulous! Available in 3 colours and all at the same great discount.
Lille Heel - £38.70 (was £129)
Finishing with an off-piste one....a candle. Who knew JB had home stuff?! In fact, there's actually quite a nice (though small) range of tableware (coasters, placemats) and tea towels & aprons but this candle is calling me. If you've ever had a Boden party, you'll know that you get a Boden scented candle to burn on the day of the party. It smells divine and lasts for ages so my bet is that this one is from the same manufacturer and should be worth a punt. Would make a great gift too - maybe worth stocking up on a few for teachers/housewarming etc?
Boden Fig Candle - £12.50 (was £25)

Next up, it's the monster that is ASOS and if, like me, you find their website a bit overwhelming, it's worth just searching for specific items or brands, rather than just scrolling endlessly. Also narrow by size and colour if you can.
It's a great place to pick up River Island, Warehouse, Adidas, Nike etc. and also their own premium brand, ASOS White, where this first jacket comes from - a great Spring Summer buy:
ASOS White Printed Panel Jacket - £36.50 (was £75)
White trainers are not going anywhere according to the fashion press so here's a great opportunity to buy something bang on trend that's not from Adidas (for a change)...
Puma White Croc Effect Trainers - £38.50 (were £55)
Loving the colours in this scarf:
Liquorish Blanket Scarf black/blue - £22 (was £45)
also comes in a navy/blush colour way
Blanket Scarf navy/blush - £22
and in fact, the whole Liquorish range is fab (see this link) - a bit overpriced for Acrylic but the sale prices are about right.
In my own search for a navy coat, this fur gilet came up - looks like lovely quality and would work well with a leather jacket underneath, thanks to the PU trim on the side.
Influence Navy Faux Fur Gilet - £27 (was £90)
I've seen some gorgeous instagram photos of leather look leggings with Adidas superstars so I've got these in my basket. May end up being too mutton for me but worth a try with free delivery & returns (update - have bought some Topshop Joni coated jeans instead - see below)
ASOS Leather Look Leggings with Elastic Waist - £22 (whoops...not in the sale)
Back on track with some amazing neutral ankle boots in real suede. Lovely heel height and colour.
Oasis Western Zip Size Suede Boots - £48.50 (was £65)

Last shop I had planned for this sales update was Topshop.....where I have to confess, I hit a wall. There is just too much rubbish in their online sale. Which is pretty much what I think of their in-store sale too come to think of it. They score so many hits each season but there's SO much randomness too. And it all seems to be in  this sale. Instead, I got distracted by some Joni black coated jeans which were not in the sale. In fact, not only were they full price but they're only available in petite in my size....desperation made me order them. And then I threw in these lace up shoes which were only £10! I know I'll end up sending them back but they were worth a try and ensured free delivery of my (too short) jeans....I'll stop drinking the baileys now I think <hic>
Flick Lace up Ghillie Shoes - £10 (only available in size 40)

Ok - I'm all sales'ed out now...though still standing guard for the hush sale. Will keep you posted!

Ax



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4 comments

  1. Should try app called shopstyle - put in what you are searching for e.g navy coat and it will show results across all brands/ websites and you can refine on size, price, brand etc, really good for searching a specific item across lots of sites quickly :)

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    1. Thanks for that - I've used it before but not for a while. Off for a look now!

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  2. Huge respect for all your hard work! And I"m finally caving under the pressure. Off to check out those gorgeous Boden heels!

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  3. Great post! I always get lots of inspiration when I visit here, so thanks. I've blogged about the sales too, today at styleican.co.uk and given you a little mention ;-) x

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