It is all very well deciding to forgo the sales, not getting crushed, shoved or anything vulgar. Rather, choosing to peruse the online sales at leisure, in the warth and comfort of your own home, mince pie in hand (hmm put down that millionth mince pie or the only thing you will be buying is spanx).
The other main problem is that I know the Chanel sale will be happening in a couple of weeks and if I spend all my money now, I know I will see something there I really want (not going is not an option).
So do I trust in the lure of these beautiful boots and just be happy with that as my sales fix, or do I hold out incase I see something better (more practical). I keep telling myself that if they were ment for me they will wait for me – but keep checking they didn’t sell out like an OCD.
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By Malene Birger Imala pants ┬ú75 now ┬ú22.50 and T by Alexander Wang denim and jersey shirt was ┬ú85 now 50% off ┬ú42.50
I decided to brave the wild weather, which actually wasn’t all that wild, and venture into town on Sunday. Due to the mess the postal system seems to be in I have given up my plans for ordering everything online and had to got get my brother a birthday present, his birthday is Christmas Eve. I also discovered it is actually easier to walk in the snow wearing a small heel – it kind of works like ice spikes, digging in for leverage! You can see my hair cut better in this photo, for what I thought was quite a monumental change no one has even noticed the difference until I pointed it out, it was as long as my waist!
I can’t wait to show you both pieces styled up,
After my last post on sales shopping tips my friend sent me this link to Hilary Alexanders sales shopping tips for the Guardian. She is one journalist who I always enjoy reading and her tips were pretty good (though not as good as mine, of course) but it was the section at the end which totally killed me. The ‘ask the experts’ part which I just had to share with you, so, so funny. The article seemed to have been spliced by another article on the Noisettes – I have no idea why they felt the need to include a random statement on Shingai at the end and the video doesn’t actually show her top sales buys but her being shot in some sales items, random (I do like the Noisettes though)! But anyway the experts:
Averyl Oates: Buying director of Harvey Nichols: “I always look for classics. In Harvey Nichols’s sale, for example, an Alexander McQueen red-and-gold dress, ┬ú1,910 (was ┬ú3,820), from his last collection, epitomises iconic British heritage and is a piece of history. I’d definitely fight someone for the Marc Jacobs grey shearling coat, ┬ú1,540 (was ┬ú3,080), because shearling has been huge and is set to live on. And the Lanvin burgundy velvet pouchette, ┬ú308 (was ┬ú440), is a luxurious accessory that will add style and class to an existing LBD.”
Marigay McKee: Fashion and beauty director of Harrods: “It’s a good time to buy a coat, such as Balmain’s chain-detail, double-breasted style, ┬ú8,300 (was ┬ú13,900), or Givenchy’s wool jacket with oversized collar, ┬ú799 (was ┬ú1,650). Evening-wear is also a smart option – Lanvin, Roland Mouret, C├®line, and Balenciaga are reduced by up to 50 per cent. Ski-wear (up to 30 per cent off Spyder, Moncler and M Miller) is a good investment; it doesn’t matter if it’s from previous seasons, as long as you like it and it’s a good fit.”
Erin Mullaney: Buying director of Browns: “I’d buy anything by C├®line [designed by Phoebe Philo, who won British Designer of the Year 2010 at the British Fashion Awards last week]. I also buy classics, collector’s items or showpieces. I’ll always buy a coat, usually Marni, and I have my eye on a Rick Owens leather jacket, ┬ú765 (was ┬ú1,270). For evening, I want the Mark Fast red dress with suede skirt, ┬ú845 (was ┬ú1,408). I’m a shoe-aholic, so I’d pick the Giuseppi Zanotti shoes for Christopher Kane’s show, ┬ú765 (were ┬ú1,530), or the Laurence Dacade biker boots, ┬ú465 (were ┬ú664). A bag is a good idea, but it should be a timeless style – the Chlo├® tan, two-handle tote is a good example.”
I think this should have been titled ‘Follow the experts – for ensured bankruptcy’!! Made me laugh anyway!