Rubbish Weather & More of the Sales...

I spent the last 2 days in gym gear. The weather has just been so rubbish and cold and I can't seem to get myself in gear to pull an outfit together. It did encourage me to go to the gym yesterday though which was a result.

Today, I focussed on getting dressed in proper clothes, despite the rain and wore this...
Kimono - The Style Retreat, Lisburn
Cream Top - New Look (old)
Jeans - F&F at Tesco (old)
Sandals - Palmairas
Necklace - SGS Shop
...though as soon as I had to go out the door, the Palmairas were replaced with boots and I had my Target Dry parka covering everything else up!

So what's a girl to do when the weather's like that? Online shop of course :) all in the name of research! The sales are down to crazy reductions now and there are some great pieces that will take you stylishly into autumn, starting with Mode in Pelle where this slightly pointier take on the skater shoe gives a feminine edge. Loving both the metallic silver and the snakeskin and they're leather too!

Metallic Betha 

Snakeskin Betha
Absolutely love these navy loafers with their on-trend white sole. I think they would look amazing with indigo jeans, a breton and a light trench...very French!
Carinas in Navy Leather
For anyone who thinks trainers are too sporty for day to day, these fabulous ones are 60% off and are bang on trend for AW15 with their animal print.
Argelia Animal Print Trainers

Moving on to Hush where the sale is close to ending. Unlike many retailers, when the sale is over in Hush, it's over so don't dither hoping for further reductions! There are tons of bargains worth thinking about for next summer (or for an Indian summer here!) but I've picked two items that will work for AW15...great basic skinny jeans:
Hush Skinny Jeans (limited sizes)
and this waterfall cardigan is not unlike the jersey top I got in M&S recently - really useful piece that also comes in grey.
Summer Waterfall Cardigan
Boden has a few gems also. This knitted jacket comes in three colours, navy is my favourite (surprise surprise). Sizing is petite so you're recommend to size up.
Knitted Bomber Jacket
and this pretty jumper has 5% cashmere for £23.60! Lots of colours and sizes available still
Pretty Jumper
and these Johnnie B suede boots are a steal at £34!
Suede Boots
Finally, if you can be bothered waiting ages for your delivery, Mango have some great AW15 buys including this parka with detachable gilet inside for under £45:
Detachable Gilet Parka
and this lightweight trench is only £34.99
Zip Trench
what about a dark denim jacket for £14.99? Amazing value - every wardrobe should have one..
Dark Denim Jacket
more stripes, I know, but I love the shape of this top - very wearable now and would be great layered on colder days
Stripe Textured Top

I hope that whizz round the sales will help brighten up your cold Wednesday .... unless it's sunny where you are in which case I have the ENVY!

PS be sure to pop over to the NI4Kids website on this link to read my guest style column. It's a local printed parenting paper here in NI so the piece looks lots better in real life - but the words are the same online...and I've mentioned a few other bargains on there too!


  1. Love your outfit Avril! I'm still hopeful for some sunshine in N.I before the kids have to go back to school! Love those mode in pelle trainers too, thanks for the round-up. Very tempted by the top ones! x

  2. You look really lovely Avril. x

  3. Some amazing bargains still to be had Avril.....fab picks! Love the Kimono on you! I'm off for a closer look at those snakeskin Bertha, they look like a great transitional purchase!! xx

  4. Anonymous13:05

    Really love your outfit! Great picks; the knitted bomber jacket is gorgeous. xxx - natural beauty, affordable fashion, everyday life


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