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Spring style: Sale bargains

I started this post countless times, but due to my brain befuddling head cold (how cruel! On a sunny day like today!) I seem unable to think, let alone put a sparkling sentence together. So, I’m just going to give it to you straight. It’s Spring. Not officially sale-time, but there are bargains to be had. And, in places you’d want to find them! Quite why these mid-season sales aren’t flagged up as much as the end-of-season ones, I don’t know, as there are some really lovely pieces to be found…

Case in point: (Natasha I used that phrase for you!) this navy silk blouse from W&W favourite Me + Em. So easy, so wearable, so versatile for work and play. And now half-price at £82. Also available in white. Obviously not for now, but for next season, this Merino cashmere stripy roll neck is down to £104. May I recommend? I have and LOVE. And, a couple of luxe track pants in sizes 12 and 16 are also in the sale.

Over at La Redoute, they’ve obviously gone bonkers as everything is 40% off. There’s so much to choose from, I don’t know where to start. How about rugs? La Redoute rugs are big news. Both Natasha and I have one, and the Berber style one even has it’s own Instagram fan account. Need I say more? There are a lot of great dresses to choose from, including this one pictured above. Such an easy summer one-piece. I also like this, another easy throw-on, that would go anywhere, and this white smock dress, which is a stunner, although perhaps not one for park trips. And if you like statement sleeves, then this denim dress could be worth a try. Maybe wear with these espadrilles – I love espadrilles. Or how about these beautiful pom pom sandals or tropical print trainers?

Gap – where there always seems to be some kind of sale or special offer going on – has these gorgeous summer dresses for £27.99. I bought one and imagine I’ll be wearing it all season. There are also cropped chinos for a ridiculous £9.99 (sizes still available in tall or petite) and jeans galore.

And then there’s Boden’s hidden clearance section, where I always find excellent shoes. These snow leopard wave courts (which Natasha has) are on sale, as are these lovely Sienna sandals and these leopard flats (which I have). I also rather like this saddle bag, which is down from £150 to £89.40. There are also dresses, kaftans and swimwear to be had, although not all sizes are available.

Ok. Gotta go. Work to be done. Lemsip Max to be supped. Who said it wasn’t about the glamour?

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