MMM {weekend} The day-to-night sales buys I’ve invested in

Despite the fact I work in fashion, sales don’t really do much for me. I would never, just for example, queue up at 5am on Boxing Day waiting for the stores to open.

And even online, I might have a half-hearted scroll through, but, meh.

This year though, there were two pieces I’d had my eye on all season and promised myself that if they went into the sales, I’d snap them up.

And they did!

One was a longline chambray shirt from J Crew which had sequin tuxedo stripes down each side. I love the preppy look of this, but also knew it would work under a crew neck during the day – which meant it didn’t need to be saved for going out. Price per wear and all that.

And the other was a jewelled khaki dress coat from the ASOS White label which had more than a hint of Marni about it and was something I knew I would wear year after year. I loved the colour – khaki is such a brilliant colour to team with berry and black, so a perfect Winter buy. Plus it was HALF PRICE!

Since going freelance, I’ve really worked out what I need in my wardrobe and have realised that things I buy have to work for lots of different occasions to justify their place. So here’s how I’m making the most out of both my sales buys – for day and night.

THE J CREW SHIRT

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THE ASOS COAT

 

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Did you manage to find the pieces you wanted in the sale? Let me know.

Have a lovely weekend everyone x

  • Comments ( 6 )

  • avatar
    Chloe

    I’m with you on the sales shopping in store. No thanks. But online makes it so easy. I bagged some navy cropped wool trousers in the Boden sale. Beautiful cut and fit and a bargain £26 down from £89!
    I also bagged the Sophia Webster for J Crew orange star high heels. £320 down to £160.
    Loving the JCrew shirt with sequins. Might have to take a peek!
    PS love the app!

    • avatar
      Erica

      Thanks so much Chloe – well jel of your Sophia Webster bargains! x

  • avatar
    Lucy Mitchell

    My sales buys were pretty conservative – mens pj’s in small from Toast, fleece lined birkenstocks from Amazon and Hudson boots (got them on Amazon too – the riley in black). Love your shirt and coat – I got an ASOS coat last year in the sale and its worn well, I still love it.

    • avatar
      Erica

      But they all sound like things you’ll wear to death, so thumbs up! x

  • avatar
    Sophie

    I love waiting for the new season stuff, but I did bag an olive green biker style jacket from Zara and I was chuffed with that at less than half price.

    Only recently come across your blog and I love it!

    • avatar
      Erica

      Thank you so much Sophie – very happy to hear that! x

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