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Summer sales shopping

I love a good bargain and have been shopping up a storm over the last few weeks.  The shops are getting rid of their Summer stock to make way for their Autumn ranges and as result there are some serious bargains to be had if you’re lucky enough to find something you love in your size.  I thought I’d show you what I’ve been buying recently – mostly sale bargains, but a few Primark bits as well.

Joules   Joules Floral Tunic Dress £49.95 reduced to £24.95 – I think this will look really nice with thick tights or leggings and boots for Autumn


  Matalan Coral Coat £40 reduced to £10 – I wouldn’t normally go for a vivid colour for my winter coat, but for £10 I decided to brighten things up and give it a go

  Fenn Wright Manson (for Matalan) sheer floaty blouse £22 reduced to £6 – I didn’t know that Matalan stocked brands such as Fenn Wright Manson.  This blouse looks really nice over a little cami with black jeans or leggings.

Matalan skirt  

Matalan skirt £12 reduced to £3 – such a bargain, I had to have it! Planning to wear this with tights, boots and a woolly jumper.  I know it’s still Summer but you can never be too prepared…

Matalan Wash Bag  Matalan wash bag £8 reduced to £3 – planning to use this to house my sun cream when I go on holiday next month


Mantaray Debenhams Beach Dress  Debenhams beach dress £32 reduced to £9.60 – I’ll be wearing this during the daytime when I go on holiday on the beach or if we go on a boat trip.

Debenhams Khaki Shorts  
Debenhams Beige Shorts  Debenhams shorts in khaki and stone £29.50 to £8.60 – I was so happy to find these.  I do not have the figure for the bum-skimming shorts on offer from Topshop and the like.  Although these probably aren’t the most fashionable style of shorts, I know I’ll get lots of wear from them on holiday and I’ll feel comfortable in these.


Next Work Dress  Next Shift Dress £45 reduced to £22 –  a good staple work dress

Next Utility Dress  Next Navy Utility Dress £45 reduced to £22 – the photo doesn’t do this justice but it’s a really nice smart-casual dress which again will be nice for holiday and I’d wear this both during the day and in the evenings


Gap stripy top  

Gap pink top  Gap stripy and pink T shirt tops £14.99 reduced to £2.09 each – yes that’s right £2.09! These t shirt tops are such handy staples, you really can’t go wrong for £2.09.


Dune jewelled black pumps  Dune black jewelled pumps £35 reduced to £10 – I have lots of black pumps from Primark and could do with throwing away a few pairs which are quite worn and scruffy.  When I saw these for £10 I thought I’d get them as I’m sure they’ll last longer than my usual trusty Primark pairs.

Dune Gold jewelled sandals  Dune gold jewelled sandals £35 reduced to £11 – these were too pretty to resist!


Oasis coral shift dressOasis coral shift dress £70 reduced to £25 – I’ve bought this as a potential wedding outfit.  I have no less than six weddings to attend this year, so this will be making an appearance at at least one of those.  

Oasis green sandals  Oasis green sandals £35 reduced to £15 – another wedding outfit component… I have a green floral dress from Oasis which I’m planning to wear to one of the weddings this year and these shoes match it perfectly.


Accessorize necklaces  Accessorize necklaces £5 reduced to £1.50 and £12 to £3.60 – I have lots of chunky statement necklaces, but very few dainty necklaces, so I think it’s only right that I build up my collection…


Primark rucksack  Primark rucksack £10 – I bought this with Rewind Festival in mind (which I am going to next weekend) as it has a bit of a festival look about it, but I think I’ll get a lot of use from it on long dog walks and trips to the beach as well.

Primark hairbands  Primark hair bands £1 – these no-kink hair bands are fab and so pretty

Primark floral headband  Primark floral headband £3 – another Rewind festival purchase

Primark necklace  Primark necklace £1.50 – I love the fine chain on this and the fact that the arrows are gold and silver means it’ll go with lots

Primark paper plates and napkins  

Primark paper plates and napkins £1 each reduced to 50p – we are having a BBQ with friends on the bank holiday weekend and these will save me from washing up.

Primark selfie stick  

Primark selfie stick £8 reduced to £6.90 – I’ve already had one of these selfie sticks and I managed to break it, so I bought another one.  What blogger isn’t a fan of a selfie eh?


Paperchase cupcake cases  

Paperchase cupcake cases £4 reduced to £1 – I think these look very Cath Kidston-esque and I can’t wait to use them when I next get my bake on.


Paperchase Toucan tattoos £6.50 reduced to 10p – I’ve saved the most random purchase til last…I’m going to use these for some crafting projects – either in my scrapbook or for making cards.  For 10p I thought they were too cute to leave on the shelf!

Have you picked up any bargains in the sales?  Leave me links below as I love reading haul posts.

Claire x

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