Beth’s Best Sale Buys!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not really a fan of the sales when they first start. They are always crowded plus I tend to be on school holidays when they start – and children and busy shops definitely don’t mix.  Nope, I prefer the sales when they are drawing to a close. When the stores go into final markdowns and there are discounts of 70% to be had. Yes, that’s more like it. 

And I might have just bought one or two pieces in the sale. Whether I shall keep them all or not I don’t know yet but here goes….

OK so I’m slightly late to the culottes party but I saw these earlier in the season and I liked them very much. When they presented themselves to me on my recent travels, I thought that it would be rude not to at least try them on. And would you know it, they came home with me! These are the Hobbs Hazel Culottes (down from £110 to £33).

This top first came out in cream last spring and it was gorgeous. Then it was released in this slate colour for the Autumn/Winter, which is probably slightly more practical. It’s a fantastic top being the perfect length with skirts (pleated/prom style) and higher waisted trousers. It’s a top that I’ve had my eye on for a while and at this great price, who am I to argue?  Jigsaw Cropped Shell Top (down from £79 to £23)

I bought these boots in a burgundy/wine colour earlier in the season and they have been great. They are just the right heel height and as well as being comfortable, they are cut quite low at the front, making them work with skirts and dresses, as well as trousers. When I saw that the black ones had gone into the sale, I knew that I could squirrel them away in preparation for next winter. Boden Harper Boot (down from £110 to £35)

Remember the spring wedding that I keep wittering on about? Well I thought that these might be quite nice for that. Shoes with multiple straps are going to be a huge trend for the upcoming season but irrespective of that, I like them because they combine classic leopard with a bit of trend. What do you mean leave them for someone else to buy? Don’t be daft!  Boden Cordelia Heel (down from £130 to £41.70)

An interesting flat is always a great piece to have in your wardrobe and it may be that these also get squirrelled away until next Christmas. The first review I read about them said that they were comfortable (big plus) and the next reviewer said that they were very blingy – too much so for the reviewer but I was right in there. Bling away! Boden Embellished T-bar Point (down from £110 to £35.70)

So no I haven’t added it up. I’ll leave that for Mr SG to do when he reads this at work. No doubt he will come home and tell me how much I’ve spent but that’s entirely missing the point. The point is how much I’ve SAVED. And I reckon that’s quite a bit, so all is good 🙂


  1. Carol
    January 23, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Beth the Cordelia shoes – how comfortable are they? I am considering buying them but 1) usually find peep toes rub where the toes meet the opening 2) wondering if they are too high (I'm a flats girl – the highest I go is a mid heel if I have to) and 3) is the silver trim subtle enough? A few comments on the Boden website have put me off – reviewers say the trim cheapens the look of the shoe. Btw I too wait till the bitter end of the sales before diving in!

    • StyleGuile
      January 24, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Hi Carol – lovely to hear from you and I'll report back when I've opened them! Waiting for everyone to go back to school/work so that I might get 5 mins to myself! x

  2. I won't wear sludge brown
    January 23, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I've got the black and burgundy Harper boots bought with a discount code I think. They really are comfy (as evidenced by Mr Fitbit who assured me I'd done 20,000 steps in the burgundy ones the other day). The rubber sole seems to give them a bit of cushioning doesn't it.

    • StyleGuile
      January 24, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Oh flip that's impressive, 20 000 steps in Boden boots. Much as I love them, that I couldn't do! BTW I loved your post on putting an outfit together. Really fab x

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