Yes it is that time June and the sales are upon us, I have been so restrained as I am so busy clearing my wardrobe.
At this time of year I am focussed on filling any gaps and finishing outfits.
That is the key, write down what you need to finish outfits and stick to it! So what’s on my list?
This year I am really trying not to buy too many random things, ok I have fallen down but then I use my Ebay shop to clear them, obviously for a lot less than I paid but you soon learn your lesson.
Dresses and Jumpsuits
I need more dressed up formal things to wear, it is something I struggle with but I have earmarked a few items that I am going to be looking out for in the sales. Some of the items such as the red jumpsuit from The Shop at the Bluebird and the Raey dress, are expensive but I will hold on for these, until the end of the summer and if they get marked down to 70% off.
I am so tempted by the Iris and Ink one shoulder dress, as it is in navy, there are so few dresses in navy and at £195 it is really well priced. T by Alexander Wang also is a favourite of mine and I have my eye on the black dress with the drop shoulders.
I adore the brand Loup Charmant, I have tried on the red scooped back dress above and it is what I need for summer nights in Marbella and again as it is not a must have, I will wait for the sales.
You have heard me talk about Mes Demoiselles, they are my top choice for floaty summer dresses. Keep an eye out for their sale which is one of the best.
Tops and Trousers
I adore Raey , Matches own brand and I want everything in the Summer Collection, the white pants featured are already in sale.
Solace, is a brand I have just discovered and the one shoulder flounce top, would be great over jeans, shorts or dressed up with the trousers featured above. It is one of the best priced brands on Net a Porter and selling out fast, if this top goes check out MSGM. The white jumpsuit is also from Solace and I am constantly checking the site for it to go on sale.
I live in jeans and I tend to buy them from Shopbop in the Sale, the pair featured above are from Frame, they are the perfect cropped length, colour and in the summer I like my jeans to be distressed.
I found a Row blazer on Ebay last year in navy, it is so comfortable and the shrunken fit is so flattering. I would love love the white version, this is a piece worth investing in.
I have ignored the Gucci loafers but I think I am going to have to give in and buy a pair, I am spending hours searching for them preloved but they cost more than the new ones.
It is all about slides for me, I love how they toughen up a summer dress and I have to be comfortable, there is nothing worse than shoes rubbing on your heels in the heat. I have been eying up this pair by Marc Jacobs as I love that they are a bit more dressy. Love the nude pair from Balenciaga as well as this pair from Ancient Greek Sandals, they are denim and super lightweight, they had them at Selfridges so I am sure they will be in sale soon.
The nude jewelled slides by Simone Rocha are the perfect way to dress up but avoid heel in the heat of Summer and they are on sale at Browns.
A midi heel is as high as I will go in Summer and the black Givenchy ankle strap pair are something I would wear and wear. They are not in sale yet but keep an eye out at My Theresa.
As I now need to cover my chest from the sun, I have been eyeing up all these high neck versions . I have tried on the white swimsuit and it fits like a glove, it is from the fabulous Prism. Check out Shopbop for other options.
I have really not engaged yet with the sales, the longer I wait the higher the discount! The key is to make a list to fill and gaps in your wardrobe and stick to it!!
Lets see how long I last.