Today I finally ventured out and braced myself for the end of season sales to see if I could scout out any bargains. I tend to always avoid the boxing day sales in favour of curling up under a blanket with a hot chocolate and a festive movie rather than fighting with the huge crowds of people for the sake of a £5 jacket that I probably would not even look twice at on a normal day. There’s something about seeing a 50% off sign that makes people go nuts!
If you are one of those people that queue for the Next boxing day sale at 5am, then I commend you. You have far more motivation and patience than I do.
I’m currently staying with my parents for the Christmas break at their home in Wittering – a small town just outside of Peterborough. We took a lovely stroll around Stamford, a lovely historic town which has a few small shops, and a shopping centre called Serpentine Green which is where I found these few bargains after routing through the sales rails and shortly giving up for a spot of lunch and to rest my achy feet. When will I ever learn to wear flat, comfy shoes when shopping?!
What did I get?
Drysdale Pom Pom Fairisle Knitted Hat.
I fell in love with this cute little grey bobble hat as soon as I saw it and instantly knew that I had to get it. This hat should have been £29.50 but I got it for an absolute steal at £16.95 – nearly 50% off. It’s lovely and soft and what I love about it is that it’s not a really long hat like some of the bobble hats out there so it fits quite nice and snug to your head to keep you warm.
This hat is still available online here so if you want this one then get in there quick.
Shell Pink Ruched Side Top.
I loved the lounge style of this top and thought it looked super comfy and snug with the 3/4 length sleeves. I actually found this in-store for £7 which was an absolute bargain considering that this one should be £17.99. The lovely metallic sheen to this fabric does help to smarten it up and this top looks lovely with a longline silver necklace with it.
I can’t find the actual top online but if you are up for the challenge then take a look at the sale rails in your local New Look store.
Dark Grey Choker Neck 3/4 Sleeve Top.
This was another steal at only £5 reduced from £12.99. The fabric is lovely and soft whilst also being quite lightweight and stretchy – perfect for a casual day out. I’ve grown to love wearing chokers so this neckline is perfect and adds a bit of variation to your everyday wardrobe.
This one is also still available online here and comes in a variety of different colours. I chose the Dark Grey shade but you can also get Khaki, Burgundy, Shell Pink or Corn Yellow depending on your preferences.
Alanis Velvet Sock Boots.
You can’t beat a fresh pair of black boots. They are so versatile and can be styled up or down making them a must have for your wardrobe. Sock boots have been on trend for some time since Kanye West’s latest fashion show where high street stores have been creating their own take on the trend. These are lovely and comfy and the stretchy sock fabric makes it super easy to get these on and even allows room for some fluffy socks underneath for those colder winter mornings.
Again, you can still get these online here although it’s worth noting that there are only a few sizes left.
Did you get anything nice in the sales? I’d love to see what bargains you managed to scout out!
Wishing you all a fabulous New Year’s eve tomorrow. Hope you all see the new year in with a bang.