Monday, 23 December 2013

Pre-January Sale Sales

I haven’t updated in a while and this can be put down to two things: hideous university work. And I’m lazy. 

Oh well, things have a way of reappearing when you least expect it and I think the last few days of 2013 need some appreciation and attention before the inevitable ‘fresh starts’ of the New Year. Now is the time to forgo any New years resolutions and do exactly the opposite, e.g. eat lots of food and spend lots of money on fun things.

I’m not an expert on the food front (you’d have to ask Higella about that) but I’m much more familiar with the latter.
But you know what’s better than buying things full price? Yes, buying them on sale.
And because the world of retail appears to be speeding up every year you now don’t have to wait until January for the January sales. Great thinking there.

So without further ado here is the very scientific and specific 2013 pick of the pre-sale sales:

We begin at the mothership of online shopping - ASOS
What to buy you say? Well just about EVERYTHING is on sale so go ahead and spend endless hours browsing crop tops and creepers. 
Or you could accept that a good coat or jacket will do the trick for the cold months ahead.

 This blue one will do nicely for Spring too, down from £85 to £42.50:

Or how about finally embracing the coat trend of A/W 2013 - teddy bear coats. This emerald number is a steal down to £45 from £90:

And this one has many materials and leopard print which is always pleasing, was £150 now £90:

What was that? You want to dress like Rihanna and Cara? 
(Really? Like is this a thing people want to do? I never understood the lure of the tracksuit).
Anyway, you can make it look somewhat more slick by heading to Browns.

       Cara and unidentified friends                                         

SEEEEE identical.
The jumper is half price (silly Cara bought too early) to £50.
While you're at it how about pick up a sports-chic top from Les Plus Dores NYC from £70 to £50.
I'll take Van Noten thankyou.

Whilst we're on my Christmas list and you're checking out Harvey Nichols I would very much appreciate this Kara pouch and Juicy Couture beach dress, both 30% off in the 'pre-sale' - it ENDS TODAY (Monday 23rd) so hop to it!

Another sale-heavy website at the moment is Whistles, it's been on a while so there's not a huge amount of sizes left but always worth a look (slash if you're procrastinating).
Highlights include the Slate print pieces, seen here in the top (down to £80) and the trousers (£85), so Stella McCartney A/W '13. 

Without forgetting their ubiquitous camo print of this season, unfortunately most of it is sold out now but there is a pretty camo-esque top still around that I wouldn't mind opening on Christmas day down from £135 to £80:

To go with the above shirt I'd then maybe hop on over to Kurt Geiger, where again everything seems to be on sale, to get some snazzy new pull-ons, because you can never have too many right?

And then, why the hell not, this AMAZING rucksack because it's soft and lovely and I want it very much, was £200 now £119: 

And it essentially turns you into an Olsen twin due to it's similarity with the Row's own slightly most expensive versions.

And, finally, yes I know it's gone too fast, head on over to Net-a-porter because nothing bad ever happens there. 
If you really want to find a bargain then it's clear that you should find the most expensive thing on sale because you'll save thousands, it's basic maths.
I really think this Gucci would look fetching on you:

And you could save over £6000. 
Every little helps.