Shopping For Seasonal Bargains

Tis the season to be jolly, but did you know it is also the season to grab a late bargain? Yes Christmas may only be a couple of weeks away, but December is fast becoming the month to get a bargain. And whether you are looking to treat yourself, or a loved one, finding items for your home, or even for your garden, there are lots of great deals out there for you to find.

Here are a few of the bargains I have found this month so far.

For the Home

We have been looking at a range of deals on items such as sofas and cheap microwaves. We found our sofa at Sofaology, where you can spread the cost at O%APR at the moment, which may be useful if all your current funds are earmarked for Christmas. In terms of cheap microwaves,I’ve been using sites like LatestDeals.co.uk to find bargains, they offer a great way to track down current deals, we chose a Breville model with a current saving of more than £140, a real bargain.

Christmas Advent Deals

The internet, twitter and Facebook have been full of advent deals, with most having a daily deal that offers a great saving. In the last few days I have taken advantage of offers from Terraces which stocks designer labels, getting a long sleeved polo top from Weekend Offender, and a Luke 1977 sweatshirt for my brother. Each item was more than half price, and I will be keeping my eyes open for more deals in the coming days.

Next up on the bargain front is Chi Chi London, who do some of the most beautiful dresses around. I took advantage of a deal which gave you 30% off the whole site wide, and this included clothes already discounted in the current sales. I got a dress that was originally £65 for £21 with sales discount and then a further 30% off. This is an incredible saving that is perfect if you are looking for a present for someone else, or a party dress for yourself.

ASOS Bargains

ASOS always has a great sales section, but at the moment it is also hosting a seasonal discount on ‘Winter Wins’. I got a fabulously slouchy jumper with a twist back from the Boohoo section for just £10.50. I can’t wait to wear it.

Have you grabbed any seasonal bargains this Month?

Treat Yourself To A New Handbag This Autumn

If there is one fashion item that I cannot resist, it is the lure of a new handbag. When it comes to clothes and shoes I can hold myself back, but a handbag…

I think it’s something to do with it being a treat item that you can use, whenever. It doesn’t matter if you lose or gain weight, your bag is totally forgiving. You can choose a designer label and it should last you for years, but the High Street often has the most covetable bags each season. You can choose a different design to match every outfit, or can opt for a totally classic investment piece that will work whatever you are wearing. Whether it be the lure of leather or suede, or if you are a magpie drawn to sparkling pieces, there is a handbag out there waiting for you.

Karl Lagerfeld K bag

A new season can mean the chance to indulge in a new bag, and if you can make a substantial saving on the cost, then that can only be a good thing. Love the Sales collates all the best prices around and currently has a huge selection in their handbag section. This includes designer names like Lulu Guinness, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren and Kenzo and fabulous High Street brands like East, Dune, Ted Baker and Karen Millen. They have all different bag shapes, from totes that work well as work bags and everyday bags, to clutch and box bags that will be brilliant come the party season.

Kenzo A4 Occasions Pouch

With savings that start at 20% and go up to more than 50%, you can be assured that you will find a fabulous buy at its very best price.

Here are some of the current savings that have caught my eye and have been added to my handbag wish list. Now I just need to find a little more room to store them all…

Carvela Rachel Quilted Bag

French Connection Cara Body Bag

DKNY Greenwich Clutch Bag

Lulu Guinness Kooky Cat Perspex bag

Grey snake cross body mini chain tote bag

Biba Jenna Top Handle Shoulder Bag

You can find all the bags featured at Love the Sales, bag sales are updated regularly.

An End Of Sale Bargain Dress From Lovedrobe

As one season ends, you can really find some exceptional sales bargains, particularly when Summer hasn’t been as good as we would’ve wanted. Sales can be a minefield for those who impulse buy, you can end up buying a lot of fashion trends that you then don’t wear, but for savvy shoppers you can get pieces that can work transitionally into the next season, or are worth keeping for your next holiday or for next Summer.

A case in point is Lovedrobe, who have some amazing sales bargains at the moment. One such bargain is the Lovedrobe GB Black Poppy Print Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress, which comes in sizes 14-30 and is now half price at just £19. A beautiful Spanish style dress with more than a touch of flamenco about it, this is a stunning gown with a Bardot style off the shoulder look but with shoulder straps too,

Lovedrobe GB Black Poppy Print Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress now £18 Click to visit Lovedrobe

The print of this dress is classic and would definitely work as a transitional piece, it is actually quite a dark choice for Summer and is much more suited to Autumn, where it could be worn layered over a polo neck or a long sleeved t-shirt for a bohemian look. The fact that it is fully lined also makes it warmer than you might think.

There are a few things you need to be aware of with this dress. The first is that the style is soft and flowing which means you could size down. I chose a size 16, but a 14 would definitely have been a better fit for me, so I decided to add a belt and that felt much more my style. The second is that the dress is long. I’m 5ft 7 and without a shoe with a heel, this touched the floor. I added a pair of 1940s style red wedges which worked perfect, so unless you are very tall, you will need to add some height in order to keep the dress off the floor.

Lovedrobe has some amazing sales bargains that are well worth a look at the moment, you can find all sales buys here.