If You Can’t Beat ‘Em
I wasn’t going to do a post on Black Friday today. Although it’s an obvious topic, being that is Friday, I don’t really like the pushiness of it. However, the sales emails started to invade my inbox and with big red flashes of 20, 30, 40% off across the screen, you start to get curious.
So I’ve spent a good two hours now, hopping from one site to the next. The good news, is that I have a leopard print bag heading its way to me (see last week’s post). This beauty is from J Crew and had 30% off, so I paid £55.65.
Other goodies that I spotted, which are all classic and would be good investment pieces, include:
How I love wide leg trousers and did you also see the black blazer with a tie front and the ruffled vest? Wear together or break up with jeans and heels for a bit more of night-out vibe. I love cross-over bags (always handy) and what about a bright coat for Winter. I think all these items form good statement pieces in the wardrobe that you would mix and match with boots, loafers and heels. You can take 30% off with the code GOSHOP and J Crew is offering free shipping with online purchases.
Got a festive party in the Christmas diary, but no dress lined up, head to Boden quick-smart. There is a gorgeous selection, I’ve picked out a few here, and everything on the website has 30% off. I’ve picked dresses that are classic, because to me that’s when you bag a real bargain. Pound per wear, year after year, you’ll be glad of the purchase.
Take 30% of the prices above and Boden is offering free shipping.
Lastly, here are some ideas from La Redoute, which is offering a whopping 40% off this Black Friday. I’ve chosen a bunch of classics, including soft roll neck jumpers, skirts, leather biker jackets and a breton, but there is so much more on the site, obvs, The keen-eyed among you will also see that I’ve included one or two bodysuits! They’re back. What can I say I’m tempted. Is it wrong to go back there? I used to wear them without a bra back in the day! I would have to don a super-wired accessory now, ha, ha, so it wouldn’t be the same. I also weighed less than 9 stone and there definitely wouldn’t be a smooth middle section to glide over now. Still, for anyone young reading this blog, try them on, trust me, they’re sexy and fun.
There are lots more retailers offering discounts this weekend, so it might be worth a mooch if you get chance. Obviously, I’ve thought of myself here (!) and looked at brands I don’t normally have the funds for, but the discounts make them more accessible. You can get a head of the Christmas present shopping and get yourself some good deals.
Oooh, lastly Dune has 20% off everything, so if you liked any of the goodies I had in last week’s post, now is the time to head over. I didn’t go for the leopard clutch in the end, because it was too small to hold all my ‘gear’. I’ve measured the Le Redoute version and I think it can cope with the haul. If not, there’s always the boy’s pockets to bung the overspill in.
Have a fab weekend.