Today is Day 5 of the #mystylephotochallenge on Instagram, which is Sales Stash. I have posted a picture but I thought I'd talk you through the pieces I've bought!
I have been known *ahem* to go a bit mad in the sales before, just buying anything because it has a really good reduction but I've decided that from now on, I'm going for quality over quantity. I've bought too much crap in the past that's only lasted 5 minutes so I'm going to replace these pieces with wardrobe essentials that will mix & match with each other. That's the plan anyway.....
I know a lot of people moan about the Next sales in that they bring out a load of old stock to shift & although there are sometimes some questionable pieces for sale, generally I've always dropped on in their sale. I had every intention of getting up early this year but yet again, this didn't happen so I didn't get to the store until 11.30am. I wasn't expecting to find anything so I was pleased to find 3 items that I wanted, all half price!
First off, these denim leggings at £12. I've got 4 pairs of these now in varying shades of denim & I swear, they are the most comfortable 'jeans' you'll ever wear. They have a zip fly & waistband so essentially, just look like a pair of skinny jeans but the comfort factor is fab-u-lous! They're called a legging so as you'd expect, are super stretchy & for me, they fit really well. The solid black pair are next on my list to get.
I also picked up a v-neck fit & flare knitted dress in the berry shade. I bought this in black a couple of months ago & it's a great day dress. I like to wear mine with opaques, denim jacket, oversized scarf & my biker boots. Then I found a navy long belted cardigan too. This, I was in two minds whether to keep as I honestly think it would look much better on someone a lot slimmer than myself & it does have a hint of 'dressing gown' about it but, but......the more I tried it, the more it grew on me. Then Hubble pointed out to me that I'd pay £13 or more for a crappy cardigan in Primark so I'm keeping it. I can see myself wearing this in the spring with a breton top, skinny jeans (see above!) & my Converse.
Next up is a blazer that I've had my eye on for a while in Debenhams. I tried it on a while back & was surprised that it fitted quite well & would actually fasten over my boobs so when I spotted it half price at £27 & it was the last one left.....in my size!.....then I had to have it! A couple of friends of mine have lovely tweed blazers & always look so classy when they wear them - I'm hoping I'll exude the same air of classiness wearing mine, pfffttt!!! You can find a similar one here.
The next shop that I always go to the in sale is Gap, but usually to buy my son clothes. After picking him up some pieces, I spotted a rack of scarves & this super-soft winter white & navy check one just called my name. It was down to £10 & is ridiculously warm & snuggly, a fabulous buy. They also had some rain macs down to £24.99 but Hubble was losing the will to live at this point & I didn't want to push it so I left!! I might pop in tomorrow though & see if they have any left.
Last, but by no means least, I bought these gorgeous boots at the end of November. They are the Kendra Aviva but are not available in Clarks anymore although there are some on eBay. They fit like a glove & are immensely comfortable due to the extra padding round the balls of your feet & arches. I danced happily for hours in them & my feet were very happy!
What did everyone else manage to get?