Is there anything left to buy in the sales?

I’m back…well, partly – it’s going to take my heavily pregnant body a bit of an adjustment to get fully back into work mode but I’m here in principle!

It’s always hard to come back to work in January as everything is on sale, but most is already sold out – yet I always enjoy a challenge so thought I’d find  few savvy pieces that will last you for the season/months ahead too (how good is the Mango coat?!).


1. Teddy coat: reduced from £79.99 to £49.99, Mango

2. Blouse: reduced from £85 to £51, J Crew at Net A Porter

3. Shoes: reduced from £130 to £65, Sam Edelman at Very Exclusive

4. Dress: reduced from £315 to £220, Rixo London at Net A Porter

5. Coat: reduced from £150 to £82, Topshop

6. Jumper: reduced from £89 to £45, And Other Stories

7. 18ct gold, hematite and pave bracelet: reduced from £89 to £53.40, Missoma

8. Shoes: reduced from £115 to £69, Sam Edelman at Very Exclusive

I’ve tried to pick some pieces that will stand the test of time in your wardrobe (always a bit of leopard print in there), but will also elevate your existing pieces – after all, a sale bargain isn’t worth it if it doesn’t excite you when it arrives through the door, is it?!

And there are a few investment pieces like the Rixo dress, as although expensive, this will last and last and be so useful for events, weddings, or even with trainers in the summer…

And what did I buy? Nothing…I’m still being good, and January is that hideous month for us where we owe building insurance, contents insurance, car insurance, MOT and car tax – never a good idea to move house in December/January – it makes for a very bleak new year!

But the good news is the house is getting there, there are just a few builders left finishing tiling and getting through the snagging list…we’ve started to prime and paint a few things on weekends and the deadline is looming.

I have, however, been eyeing up this dress from Next (new in) – thinking it might be a good pregnancy piece and for afterwards too with sandals this summer….

Dress: £55, Next


  1. Love your suggestions. Got a bone to pick with you though… You have introduced me to Sezane and my bank manager is not happy!

    1. Ooh sorry! Yes it’s an expensive habit! I would say that everything I have from there I love and has always remained in my ‘most used’ secion of my wardrobe 🙂 – and thankfully, most of it sells out so fast before I have time to buy it (!) x

  2. Hope is going well with the bump – thank you for yet smother inspiring post – would love a piece on Pettite women unfortunately some of us are only 5’ do styles can be very limited safe/boring. Happy NewYear to the three of you

  3. Happy New Year to all three of you! You may find that you don’t want to wear anything pregnancy related once you haven’t got a bump anymore? It’s only ever a bargain if you would have bought it anyway at full price. I always love the idea of “cost per wear”, works especially well with shoes.

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