Thursday, 28 December 2017

4 Investment items to buy in the Christmas Sales

Nothing like coming back after a month away from the blog with a whole load of amazing bargains. Yes, it's my favourite time of the year for snapping up the key pieces that you'll wear again and again starting with Seven Boot Lane ankle boots. I know I don't need more but when they're up to 50% off, this is the time to grab them. The quality is incredible - these are proper investment items.

Starting with their best selling Grace boots, which are selling out fast and only now available in small sizes in the grey and black. But the fabulous Bordo suede option is still available in most sizes

I'm currently hovering over the 'buy now' button on these black Karis boots. I have several pairs of black boots but they are all heeled and I'd love a pair of flatter ones for running about and these (and the next pair below, are both possibilities)
Finishing with shoes, not boots. These are the most gorgeous loafers that if I'd not already bought my Dune ones, I'd snap up in an instant. Half price too! The most perfect spring shoe that you'll get tons of wear from over the next 4 or 5 months.
Moving on now to coats. This is the best time of year to get that investment winter coat and when I say investment, I'm talking a classic coat priced around the £100 level and with as much wool or cashmere as possible. Nothing too crazy in terms of colour - this camel cashmere blend coat from French Connection is a good example. It's longer than I'd normally wear but I've had so many people ask me to suggest some longer length winter coats. This one is half price in their sale with good size availability and it also comes in black.
And another staple of your wardrobe - the trench coat, first up one from French Connection..
And this All Saints one from John Lewis is amazing value - only size XS and S left but it's an oversized fit.
Or how about some leopard - I've admired this Boden coat all season and it's half price in John Lewis now.
Finishing with one last one from John Lewis and another Boden classic
Next up - Cashmere and if there's any left in stock, snap up those 100% cashmere jumpers now. This pink one from John Lewis is just £45 - size 16 only but you could wash and tumble dry it and it'll drop a size (as mine did last year). Can't be sure it'll work just as well but I'll leave that thought with you! By the way, all the other colours are £79 which is still a great price for 100% cashmere that you will wear and wear. 
(only size 16 available at time of writing)
Or there's this slightly more oversized fit drop shoulder version in light grey. Size 14 only but this is a style you could get away with wearing a size or two bigger:
Meanwhile, over in Boden, some colours in their classic Cashmere Crew Neck are down to £78.40 including a light grey like the JL one above and this vibrant red/orange colour.
And we couldn't finish off investment sale shopping without looking at a few handbags and this Chloe-esque saddle bag from Boden will never age...beautiful leather too!
or how about jazzing up your workwear wardrobe (or indeed, your nappy bag!) with this beauty with 60% off:
And one last shout out to a local company that I've featured on here before - Zohara. They've got an amazing 50% off sale on some of their range. Best investment bags include this navy cross body bag (which I've seen in the flesh and LOVE)
This tan shopper is also an amazing investment. Classic colour and shape in the most gorgeous and hard wearing safiano leather:
Finishing with this black cross-body with chain strap....all the handbag love and again, another bag you'd wear and wear.
And there you go....this could be the most expensive post I've written in a long time as I have baskets full all over the internet. Now to decide what I buy and what I leave behind....

I'm going to do a second post about the kind of one-off, fashion items that you should look to buy in the sales to. Stand by....the practical side of me is struggling with it but I'll do my best to have it live tomorrow.

It's good to be back

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  1. That Boden saddle bag😍😍😍

  2. I really want a crossbody bag but one that is big enough to carry around all the essentials my five year old girls require!! I was tempted by the Zohara Barker slouch bag in grey but the Boden saddle bag is gorgeous! My dream bag (at the minute!) is a grey Chloe so v similar to the Boden.

  3. I took your tip from InstaStories about the M&S cashmere and bought the grey one (same as your black) for £36 in a size 22. Perfect slouchy fit, lovely sleeve length (even on my long, long arms) and a bargain price! I have the black on order online in an 18, thinking that one might actually fit as it should if they run so small!


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