Buy Classics In The Sales Now & Save For Later

Have you found yourself any great bargains in the sales recently? there are so many brands on sale at the moment. Or do you find all that sale stuff a bit wintry ?

There is nothing better than finding something you love at a bargain price, and this is my cue for this fabulous French Connection skirt I found on their bargain rail…

 This is the Patrice Faux Leather Skirt from their AW15 collection. I loved it as soon as I saw it, thinking about the leather biker jacket I already had. The skirt is very good quality, and you wouldn’t know it isn’t leather The biker jacket is from next, bought in a sale two years ago…..

But what I’m getting at here is I normally buy something High end retail in the sales even if it wont be worn until it’s hot or cold enough to wear. This is when to buy your labels that you cant always afford (well I cant !) I look for classic items that can be added to my wardrobe and worn till the cows come home. Ok this skirt wasn’t overly expensive, but to me it was still a great bargain find. I also bought another skirt on my shopping trip that was reduced to £20.00 from £199.00 ! I will be posting about that beauty of a bargain later……..

Ive teamed the skirt with my favourite plain cream shirt that goes with everything . I bought the shirt in primark last year and have it in every colour they had available. Just add accessories for different looks. You cant go wrong with a plain shirt……

The bag is old from Enny Handbags and the boots are from FandF (last season)

                                   THE PATRICE FAUX LEATHER SKIRT £32.00

So What else to look for in in the sales?
Biker jackets – buy one now, they are not going any wear any time soon
Good quality jeans – I dont think it matters if they are skinny, flared or boot cut
Shoes – A high end designer court shoe is never going to date.
A blazer – A good quality blazer for when the weather gets a little warmer.

What are your favourite sale finds?I would love to hear from you…..
XO Laurie
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  1. January 20, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    You are very beautiful!

  2. May 4, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I'm a sucker for a great deal (and this one tops the cake)!! I'm one of those terrible people that go to the sales rack first —and if it's a great deal buy it and then figure out what I'm going to wear with it!
    But I've learned to buy non-sale items too—it's all a balance, right?
    Your skirt is such a perfect neutral—you'll get so many wears out of it, I bet!

    • April 30, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, I have added my link, never miss it! x

    • April 30, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you jacqueline. I love nothing more than finding a good bargain ! x

  3. April 25, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Ahh this is something I always set out to do yet never accomplish because I forget. I forget to shop for pieces I want during off season. Such an idiot, I know. Unlike you. Lucky you. That skirt is STUNNING.

    • April 26, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you Sheela. You always look stunning anyway !

  4. April 25, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    This is a really fabulous skirt! And very sophisticated with boots. Thanks for returning the blog visit btw. Appreciate it. And added you on g+ etc. 🙂 Have a great Monday. Sabina

    • April 26, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you Saint for your lovely comments. I will be a regular visitor to your blog too x

  5. April 25, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I find it very practical and wise to shop classics during sales. I adore the warm color of the skirt and the 70s style it allures to, being versatile in the same time.

    • April 26, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you Angie. Thank you for stopping by x

  6. April 25, 2016 / 2:08 am

    Beautiful transition look and such a great buy on this leather skirt! It really looks fab with your boots and cream top. I do enjoy buying classic pieces when they are bargains and holding on to them for the next season.

  7. April 24, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Such a beautiful look ! Love the leather skirt on you 🙂 have a lovely week 🙂 x

    • April 26, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you Beta, thanks for stopping by x

  8. April 24, 2016 / 3:38 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I agree you get the best deals for the classics when you buy off season.

    • April 24, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      I find most of my bargains at this time Nicole !

  9. April 22, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Very pretty skirt! Love the color and those boots paired with this look. I have more fall-winter clothes than spring, so I am focusing on that. I buy most of my stuff on sale 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

    • April 24, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you Jess, it's been a good year for me so far this year regarding bargains.x

  10. April 22, 2016 / 4:54 am

    That's a good list of things to buy when on sale. I tend to spend more money of items that I know will be kept season after season like a blazer or a pair of shoes.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  11. April 21, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Beautiful skirt. Enjoyed visiting your blog from "Between the Lines."

    • April 24, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you Debbie, I'm popping over to yours now x

  12. April 21, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    This is lovely Laurie, I've not been shopping in ages!!

    • April 24, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Now's the time Claire ! Get out there and grab yourself a bargain x

  13. April 20, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Hi Laurie, This is exactly what I do! The only way I could afford my leather biker jacket and I keep an eye on the sales. Last year I bought Karen Millen jeans, a Radley bag and some lovely Hobbs bits in the sales. Like you, I mix and match in with things like F&F basic t-shirts (£4 and perfectly good quality!) to make it work.

    That is a lovely classic skirt and the whole outfit is timeless and chic. Beautiful!

    Now we just need these temperatures to go up a bit so we can wear the summer bargains we got last year! 😀 x

    • April 24, 2016 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you Astrid. Our weather is like a your you at the mo isn't it? Glad to find some common ground in another blogger x

  14. April 20, 2016 / 10:14 am

    You look great and perfect timing as I am going into winter where I live. I'm Sue from and I'm also participating in the Between the lines series. Looking forward to getting to know you. Have a great week.

    • April 20, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      Ah that's lovely Sue, look forward to reading about you too x

  15. April 20, 2016 / 7:28 am

    You look great and I love your style – I must try to wear more skirts and glad you're a girl like me who likes Primark..x

    • April 20, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      Thank you ! I am the original bargain hunter ! I do like to find a bargain in Primark ! Thank you for your lovely comments, I will be popping over to your blog x

  16. April 19, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Nice to meet you through Between the Lines! Gorgeous outfit and skirt!

    • April 20, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you Amy.Looks like we could all make some new friends through the between the lines post x

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