So far this winter we've got off pretty lightly here in the UK. Christmas Day was positively balmy (hope you had a great one by the way). But in the last couple of days we've been reminded that it is actually December and this does normally mean biting winds, frosty mornings and scraping ice off your car before you can get anywhere (god, I hate that). And when the weather turns cold, I unfailingly call on my trusty navy faux fur.
Thursday, 29 December 2016
Friday, 23 December 2016
Every year the once so-called January sales get earlier and earlier. This year Whistles' sale kicked off on 12th December, before I'd even begun most of my Christmas shopping (shh, don't tell anyone). So I've decided to split my sales wish list into two parts. The first is dedicated to the early bird sales you can already get your hands on, and part two will be posted after Christmas to showcase my picks from the more traditional sales which actually wait until we've given out our gifts before slashing their prices. You can read my sales tips from last year here and they absolutely still stand.
Whistles Toscana fur collar jacket / £270 (reduced from £350)
There are few more classic and timeless wardrobe staples than a leather jacket, so the sales is the perfect time to snap one up. I've gone for this fur-collared beauty from Whistles (the best place on the high street to buy your leather jackets; trust me on that). I love how the soft collar adds a little point of difference and it'll probably keep you warm enough in this mild British winter of ours.
& Other Stories buckled leather sandals / £35 (reduced from £69)
& Other Stories do some of the best quality clothes and accessories for their price point around. Their shoes in particular look way more expensive than they are. Normally I don't stray far from black shoes but these khaki sandals really caught my eye. Plus (and you can tell I'm getting old now) they look super comfortable.
Prada La Femme eau de parfum / £49.50 for 100ml (reduced from £99)
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the sales, stick to beauty and you can't go wrong. Rest assured that a sophisticated perfume will never go out of style. I love the slick packaging of this Prada scent, which is a soft honeyed floral fragrance, and FeelUnique are currently offering the 100ml for the same price as the 35ml = bargain.
Emma Hardie travel kit / £17.50 (reduced from £35)
Beauty gift sets are also a failsafe sale staple. I stock up at this time of year and then I'm set for gifts for months (don't tell my friends...)
KARA textured-leather backpack / £284 (reduced from £405)
NY label KARA specialises in beautiful timeless backpacks made from butter-soft leather. Treat yourself to this reduced white beauty (also available in black).
Iris & Ink Silvia ribbed cashmere sweater / £80 (reduced from £160)
If you're not aware of The Outnet's own brand Iris & Ink, you've been missing out. The line is already well-priced for what it is (think Whistles/Reiss price points) but now it's on sale, making it the perfect time to introduce yourself to its timeless cuts and quality fabrics. I'm always a sucker for a soft cashmere sweater.
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Apologies for the blog silence of late: work and life have got in the way. But I'm back and want to share with you some of the beauty products I'm loving this month...