Yes the pretty awful weather we are experiencing (AKA Summer) had to have some benefits - the most important being that the sales have already been going on for a couple of weeks.
Sooo, what do you do? Do you grab the pieces that you want straight away or do you wait and take the chance that they will go to second reduction?
Well personally, in the winter sales I tend to buy the pieces that I want as soon as the sales start - I think that is probably because we seem to get so much more wear out of winter pieces in the UK and it is wretched to miss out on something you have really been wanting, but in the summer I only really buy the pieces that I wanted at full price, or if there are only a very few left in stock.
So when the Net-a-Porter sale started there were only 2 items in my wish list that I was hoping would be reduced.
I loved this dress as soon as I saw it - in fact I thought about getting this dress for the Garden Party at Buck House - But I still struggle with paying hundreds of pounds for Topshop Unique - I know that they are obviously better quality than your regular Topshop - but you know - it's still Topshop designers!
So I was crossing my fingers that it would go into the sale
Belfour Silk Tea Dress by Topshop Unique was £225 now £135
and I was hoping for the same with these boots.
If you haven't tried Rag & Bone - try them if you ever see them on sale - they are so cool - but also really comfortable so you can wear them all day and not give them a second thought.
Rag and Bone Harrow grey Ankle Boot £375 now £188
Well they were delivered today and they are both keepers. The dress is beautiful - even at sale time Net-a-Porter get it right - it came in a black garment bag and boxed - and the colour and feel of the silk is stunning.
And the boots - totally brilliant too (and smell amazing!!) and with this weather it is not like I am going to have to wait long to wear them ………..
and I have mentioned it on Instagram but I got exceptional service from Mulberry recently.
They tracked down a bag for me that had sold out online within 10 minutes of it going into the sale.
It was the Rose Petal Lily Bag in Ostrich (it was my birthday!!)
They gave us lovely treats of Champagne & chocolate truffles
Loving the brand new Dark Green Mulberry Bags - with thick ribbon handles
and this beautiful little purse is from the new season collection
Mulberry Candy Small Zip Around Purse £145
Very Cute together
And the Blossom Mulberry Totes went into the sale and they are a really awesome bag at an awesome price if you are looking for a work tote or a throw everything in bag!
Reduced to £297 from £495 the leather on these bags is stunning
I liked Neon Blue the best so chose that one
It is hard to get excited about anything else as we just don't really have the weather to justify buying them - so all of these pieces will work all year round so I am super happy.
Would love to hear about what you have managed to buy in the sales.
Thanks for reading xx