Tuesday, July 26

perusing the sales!

Don't you love it when you peruse the summer sales, buy a few random items, then come home to discover they all accidentally match?

Clockwise, from top left:

Cath Kidston + sale = a recipe guaranteed for success. I bought this make up/toiletries bag for £10, reduced from £16. There was a lot more I could have bought. In fact I'd just like to buy the whole shop. But I restrained myself.
I have no idea whether 'fashionistas' think Gap is really uncool, but I don't care - I like it. Their Breton t-shirts are THE BEST (believe me, I've tried many kinds of Breton tees), they're super soft and never lose their shape despite being worn a lot. I liked the colour scheme of this one - it's slightly different and will be better for autumn/winter than the usual blue and white styles. £10.95, and on a 3 for 2 offer.
I own far too many pairs of cheap sunglasses, but I couldn't resist adding to the collection with these, which were £4.99 from H&M.
This cotton denim style shirt dress was a steal at £9.99 from Uniqlo. Uniqlo are similar to Gap in their simple colours, cuts and fits - simple, classic styles are what I'm trying to aim for. The dress is light and has a lovely feel, with a similar shape to this one I found in a charity shop. Love!
My absolute favourite bargain of the day was this skirt from Topshop. The usual Topshop story - I saw the skirt when it first came out, and loved it, but didn't love the price. Then I spotted it lurking at the end of a sad-looking sale rack for a CRAZY £7! It was the only one left, and a size 6, so I wasn't feeling too optimistic - but somehow it actually fits! I can never squeeze into size 6 clothing because my shoulders and hips are too broad (painting such an attractive picture of myself right now) so I think this must be destiny. I love the centre buttoning and the colour will accompany me all the way into autumn.

Last but not least, I bought this little pencil charm necklace, which was down from £9 to £2.50 in good old Accessorize. I feel it's a necklace reflective of my character!

Have you had any stupendous summer sales steals? Or are you impatiently waiting for the autumn/winter looks?


  1. I can't say I've ever been in a sale and found stuff that matches... I'm lucky if I find 1 item in the sale! but this is a great outfit, totally agree it goes very well together xx

  2. Brilliant sale items! I've definitely come home with matching items before by coincidence. I love Gap too, especially in the sale because they usually do incredible reductions. Might pop in for a decent pair of jeans before this one ends.

  3. You've find the best sale items! I am in love with that necklace.

  4. What a haul! I especially love the skirt, and pencil necklace x