Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Sale Time...

Merry Christmas!!!!
I hope you were all thoroughly spoilt and ate your body weight in food...

My lovely tree - instagram @beaatreides

Life has been a bit manic of late (to say the least), but now it's Christmas time, I finally have some time to myself to relax a little.

Christmas is my favourite time of year and I'm a big fan of winter fashion... namely you get to wear more and layer up!!! I've read a lot of amazing Gift Guides and Wish Lists, they were exceptionally helpful when writing my own list to Santa. 

To be honest, I'm a tad late to the game to publish one myself, so I thought I'd share my tricks and plan for the Sales (that had actually already started before Christmas itself... who said Christmas was becoming a commercial holiday?)

I am by no means a 'savvy shopper' or 'bargain hunter'... in-fact, I HATE the Sales, they are literally my worst nightmare. But, I would be a fool to ignore them entirely. A lot of these tips I have picked up from friends and other bloggers, it's kind of my own adaption on a 'How to...'

  1. Firstly and most importantly, know what you want! I can't stress this enough. Keep your Christmas List, write a list of everything you want/need. I do this normally anyway (here), I also highly recommend you look at Anna's from South Molton St Style  (my bible).  I keep a visual reference on my Pinterest too. It keeps me focused and makes sure I buy clothes I will love, need and fill holes in my wardrobe.
  2. Don't buy something just because it's cheap, the amount of things I bought because they were £5 and never wore... add that money together and I probably could have purchased something I really wanted, full price. 
  3. Invest in classics. Personally, I don't think that Sale shopping is a time to buy trends, they come and go; instead, buy a classic dress, footwear, great denim, knitwear, jersey or accessories.
  4. Make note of pieces you have lusted after all season and could never buy, now might be your  chance!
  5. Think ahead, what pieces would work for summer or even better next winter or forever...
  6. Shop ONLINE, it takes away the horrible crowds and long queues.

What's on my list...

  • Denim - particularly jeans and a good denim shirt
  • Jersey - what I own is feeling very 'loved' so it's time to update my collection
  • Black ankle boots - mine have finally given up 
  • Jewellery - I'm always wanting more, particularly statement necklaces
  • Curling Tongs - technology quite often goes on sale, I've been wanting some for a while...
  • Basic knits - ideally a grey and black plain round neck
  • LBD
  • Dresses for work
  • A pair of loafers
  • Homeware, I plan to start re-decorating this year, so want to invest now whilst things are cheaper.
  • And anything else on my list....
However, I don't plan to spend much or fulfil all my wants/needs, these things take time and patience.



  1. Oooh, this is helpful! I personally quite like the hustle and bustle of sale shopping, but I know a lot of people that don't! I have lots of things bookmarked that I hope are in the sale, and as I'm quite picky about fit/sizing etc, I trawl through websites to spot things I like, then see if they have them in store as I HAVE to try most things on. It's a bit hit and miss, but I sometimes find them, haha! x

    1. I'm glad I can help! That's a perfect way of doing it, I know that I like to try something on first too, I always worry if I buy online I will be so disappointed if it doesn't fit! Good luck Sale shopping, hope you had a lovely Christmas xx