Summer’s in full swing, so not being a fashionista-type person (who are presumably all used to it), I find it baffling that everyone is selling all the lovely summer stuff off! I love a bargain, so here are my top 10 utterly gorgeous and completely bargainous finds from my favourite websites:
1. Hush jersey maxi dress
You know I love a bit of pink, and this gorgeous maxi is the perfect thing to pull on over your bikini before you head to the bar. It’s such a bargain at £15 (reduced from £50)and still available in s/m:
2. Hush cashmere oversized jumper
If you’re more of an investment-piece sort of girl, you can’t go wrong with grey cashmere. It goes with everything, feels gorgeous, and – treated gently – will last for years. I always find this sort of jumper is perfect for travelling. When it gets chilly on the plane there’s nothing nicer than a bit of snuggly soft knitwear. It’s still available in size m/l and is currently £100 – that’s £60 off!
3. Boden hoop detail bikini top
This is the perfect time to buy swimwear. All the major retailers are desperate to rid themselves of their summery things and move on to Autumn/Winter 2014, so there are loads of discounted bikinis and swimsuits just waiting to be popped into your basket. I love this stripy Boden bikini, and it’s still available in all sizes apart from 16 (and there are a couple of different colours left in size 16 too). Boden swimwear is really good quality and this top is just £23.20 in this colour:
4. Boden hoop detail bikini bottom
Of course to complement your new bikini top you’ll obviously need some bikini bottoms (unless you’re a total exhibitionist I guess) and the hoop ones are also in the sale at £17.50. Size 8 and 10 are sold out in the blue, but available in a couple of other colours so you should still be able to bag yourself a set:
5. Boden St Ives beach bag
It’s so hard to find a really good beach bag and I love the leather handles on this one – it adds a lovely luxe feel to it. There’s just one left in every colour so hurry up and get clicking – this French Lavender one is less than £20!!
6. Dune Jolana Slingback
I saw some shoes really similar to these in a magazine recently and thought they’d make gorgeous holiday shoes – perfect for sightseeing with some denim shorts and a breezy white shirt. I’m a big fan of leopard as a neutral, and these are just £24 in the Dune sale:
7. Whistles Tyler denim shorts
And speaking of the perfect pair of denim shorts, how about these distressed beauties from Whistles? They’re reduced from £65 to just £25 in the sale:
8. Mint Velvet circles dress
Regular readers might remember the gorgeous Mint Velvet dress I wore to the Scandal premiere. It’s still available in size 12 if that’s your size – I can recommend it as the most comfortable and flattering LBD I’ve ever worn. It’s available in ivory too – a snip at £39!
9. REN holiday essentials
And of course it’s not just clothes in the sales – it’s a great time to buy suncare products as well. This lovely REN holiday essentials kit, containing A gift set of skincare essentials from REN, ideal for a getaway. In a zip-top bag, the kit includes: BB Cream, REN’s gorgeous Rosa Cenifolia Express make-Up remover, moisturiser, lip balm and eye gel all in a handy cosmetics bag. It’s currently on sale for £25 – a whole £10 off its original price. Perfect for the plane or a long weekend away.
10. Agent Provocateur Love strapless bra
Saving the best until last in my opinion, if you’ve got a bit of a thing for lingerie (and if you haven’t, why not?!), you will be ASTOUNDED at the bargains currently to be had in the Agent Provocateur sale. Their stuff is utterly beautiful, the best quality, and so pretty too. This scrummy Love strapless bra is reduced from £95 to just £20. You can enter you size and see everything that’s in your size in the sale instantly. What are you waiting for?
So they’re my recommendations. What’s caught your eye in the sales?