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Sales Purchases & WIWT

Today I thought it would be fun to share with you the items that got me 'clicking the button' in the recent sales  - all classic pieces that are prefect for slipping into my existing wardrobe & for the sake of hubby's blood pressure not all items that I intended to keep but hey if you're 'clicking the button' I find it's best to cover all eventualities.  As with free returns I'd hate to miss a bargain & of course there's nothing worse than realising that an item you failed to click on has suddenly gone out of stock & you can no longer get it for love or money.

So first up I naturally had to make a few purchases from Zara (yes can you believe it there are some pieces that I don't already own & covert ;-) )

I just love Zara's jeans - great quality not an extortionate price & they fit me perfectly.  I've had my eye on these loose fit distressed, frayed cuff pair of jeans for a while so as soon as they came into the sale it was a no brainer.  And yes the order has arrived & the pair are now firmly in my wardrobe - although I would advise sizing down as even with the excesses from Christmas I was able to go down a size.

Zara Slouchy Jeans Relaxed Fit

Now this season I've sold quite a few of my jackets & blazers & this cropped checked jacket in two of my favourite colours (navy & grey) was calling me.  I just love the extra detailing on this jacket with the grey elbow patches, so yup this is now also hanging in my wardrobe - a wardrobe classic that is never going to date.

Zara Check Wool Blazer

I also managed to grab a pair of Zara's nude flat lace up ballerinas that I'd been lusting over for a while.  Unfortunately it looks like these have now sold out online hence I haven't been able to include a link or picture.

Naturally I also had to take a peek at Mango's sale & whilst this isn't specifically in their sale it is listed as a special price, so I thought this would be worth adding to my order to team with my tuxedo jacket, capri trousers & leopard print trainers - for a laid back spring/summer look.  In fact I love it so much I wore it New Year's Eve.

Mango Sequin Cotton T-Shirt

Now about two years ago I bought a small red cross body bag from Zara, which I love for adding a pop of colour to my outfits but it's not the most practical in size as I can't fit my normal purse in so when I spotted this one from Osprey I thought it would be worth a shot & having taken delivery it's the perfect size & length.

Osprey London Atra Small Leather Across Body Bag 

Trying to think of classic timepieces I also liked the look of this slouchy knitted dress.  But the fit was just to shapeless & loose on me so this has been returned pronto, which is a shame as I'd thought it would be perfect for dressing up with heels as much as it will for wearing with sandals & an arm full of bracelets come the warmer months.

Jaeger Gostwyck Wool Slouchy Knitted Dress

More Mango goodies & wardrobe basics, all of which have yet to arrive but this striped long sleeved top - depending on the thickness of t-shirt I'm thinking will be perfect for teaming with denim & pleather alike & perfect for wearing over a blazer or two.

Mango Striped Modal Blend T-Shirt

The same with this grey version, which will make a great alternative to my navy crew neck breton.

Mango Stripe Patterned T Shirt

Likewise this camisole striped top - ideal for evening wearing with a tuxedo or come summer worn on its own with a maxi skirt or capri pants.

Mango Striped Patterned Top

As you may have spotted this season I've really had a thing for ruffles & had been trying to resist this navy ruffled neck blouse but of course once it hit the sales I've had to order to see if it was how I had visioned in my head.

Mango Ruffled Neck Blouse

Oops another jacket, one that I first featured on the blog back in September & have again been telling myself I didn't need but with 50% off I decided to give it a try - that way at least I'll have either bagged a bargain or can put it out of my mind once & for all.

Mango Striped Textured Jacket

Then thinking ahead to summer one thing I could do with is a smart white cami for wearing both under blazers & on it's own in the summer so I thought the following two would be worth a look.

Mango Premium Crossover Design Top

Mango Flowy Textured Top

And finally I also thought this blue sequined tee would be worth trying on as again perfect for jazzing up one of my navy blazers in the Spring.

Mango Printed Blend T Shirt

Back to today & keeping things nice & simples.

My Midlife Fashion, Boden Hi Tops, Distressed Zara Boyfriend Jeans, Zara handmade wool coat

Coat - Zara
Scarf - Husband's from Massimo Dutti
Jumper - Boden
Jeans - Zara
Hi-Tops - Boden

Keeping It Casual, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Boden Hi Tops, Mango distressed denim boyfriend Jeans, Marks and spencer cashmere crew neck jumper, john lewis cashmere scarf, zara handmade wool coat

Coat - Zara £39.99
Jeans - Mango £35.99

So ladies how have you been doing?  Have you managed to bag a bargain in the sales that you've been lusting after all season?  Or perhaps you're forward thinking to Spring & have purchased a few pieces that are going to add life into your existing wardrobe?  Or maybe you've been so good avoiding the sales you've been polishing that halo instead?

As always I love reading your thoughts & comments.

Hope everyone has a lovely day, we're planning on making the most of our last day off work - I can't believe how quickly the Christmas holidays have sped past but hey that's the sign of a good time so I mustn't complain.

See you in the morning.

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  1. I've just done the same post, Jane! I bagged some bargains from Banana Republic, M&S and Boden. Lynne xx

    1. It has to be done Lynne doesn't it & of course now you can shop online it's so much more civilised not to mention easier!
      Jane xx


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