Fashion | 16th June 2011

The Sales Are On! Handbags At The Ready!

One word that drives your pulse through the roof, causes you to lose all sensible reason, brings out your inner rage and gives you a sever case of hot sweats…SALE!  I bloody love this time of year!  I love the summer sales more than the winter sales because every fashionista is using all their insider knowledge and contacts to find out when each brand/store/online hotspot goes into sale, there’s a sense of nervousness amoung us as we wait in eager anticipation.  This year round however I am saving for a house and have zero money but I will still be shopping the sales with you in spirit and of course will be reporting the best buys…


Mango go in Sale today both online and in-store.  There are some amazing bargains to be had and some serious investment buys for next season!  If you want to avoid buying items with a short shelf life then just take a quick minute to check out Vogue’s AW11 preview and trends list to give you an idea of what you can expect to be on trend next season.  Investment buys are something I always aim for in the summer Sales and this year round there’s alot of potential.  Colour blocking has been huge this season and the great news is that it will be equally as huge in Autumn/Winter, so get buying those bright colours, especially in key pieces like skinny jeans, shirts and blazers!  If you want to buy a few top-up pieces for summer, or if you have a holiday coming up, then just don’t splurge too much, be carefull and think about when you will wear it and what you will wear it with.

Here are my top picks from the Mango sale…
This Gorgeous stipe shift dress was £59.90 NOW £29.95!Perfect if you work in an office, will carry you through next season too, very sheek, with almost a hint of the masculine trend about it with the sripes
This Bright Orange Dress was £34.90 NOW £17.45! BargainTake this through to next season for the colourblocking trend and wear with opaque tights!For summer keep is casual with bare legs and summer sandals
This stunning MUST-HAVE Skirt of this season was £74.90 NOW £37.45If they have any left in your size in your local mango…BUY IT! It’s such a classic piece and will last you a lifetime!
Blazer was £89.90 NOW £44.95If you’re like me and LOVE Blazers and wear them almost every day, only Zara and Mango make the best high street blazers.  The fit is incredible and they are very well made and will last you through many seasons.  This chic style is a classic and would be an imvestment buy and for £45 it’s such a bargain!


If I’m being honest I only ever buy jewellery in the Miss Selfridge sale, however if you’re off to a festival this season then they have some great pieces from their festival collection on offer!  I found it a little more difficult to find items that can be carried over to next season but here’s a few ideas for the Festival trend this summer and Masculine trend next season…

Warehouse also have some lovely bits on sale.  They are a slightly higher priced store in general but when they have a sale that means bigger discounts, many items are half price!  YAY!  Here’s my top bargain picks…
Was £28.00 NOW £12.00
Was £40.00 NOW £20.00
Was £30.00 NOW £18.00
Was £140.00 NOW £70.00
Was £85.00 NOW £40.00

Was £12.00 NOW £6.00

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