EARLY BOXING DAY SALES FOR WARDROBE STAPLES

early boxing day sales for wardrobe staples

Do you remember the famous Boxing Day sales?
They’re starting earlier & running later every year! I mean it’s beyond me why in the world anyone would shop outside sale time, it’s simply not necessary. Of course you run the risk of missing out on a particular item however, if like me, you’re not so rigid about specifics you can still be a winner.
For example, I needed another jumper & I wanted it to be more fitted than the ones I have. Also my lavender coloured knit was looking a bit worse for wear so I relegated it to slothing at home pile. This left a pastel coloured hole in my collection although I wasn’t too bothered which shade just as long as it was light. When I spotted the AllSaints baby blue jumper I thought “yes that’s the replacement!”.

Which brings me to todays post…

Maison Scotch cardigan|AllSaints blue jumper|Current Elliott|Balenciaga bag

What to buy Now

I wanted to touch base with you again about the AllSaints sale because my order has arrived timed perfectly with the arrival of my new stunning Maison Scotch cardi from The Dressing Room! Incidentally The Dressing Room is kicking off their sensational sale online Christmas Day. Also for 50% off everything you can visit them in St Albans. This exquisite Boutique features a highly curated range of many of my favourite labels including..

Therefore it’s well worth browsing their site whilst sipping your Baileys. You never know what fabulous forever piece you might find marked right down!

Maison Scotch beetle brooch

2 for the price of 1

The Maison Scotch cardigan is one sensational piece going in the sale for £75! Since I’m a sucker for a cardi I wear them with absolutely everything! This particular one will work equally well with a dress as with any shape jeans or trousers such as this Winser London pair. What’s more it has a gorgeous detachable beetle brooch that I’ll be able to style with many other outfits!

Maison Scotch often include an item of jewellery with their tops but I haven’t seen anything as intricate as this beaded bug before. Makes it feel extra special…

Maison Scotch cardi|AllSaints jumper and shoes|Balenciaga bag

I thought you’d like to see how I styled my sale purchases all together. Remember this post describing how I only shop during the sales? The beautiful knitwear & shoes from AllSaints are particularly fabulous value at 40+% off so I generally gravitate towards them. In the past I have bought two leather jackets although these don’t appear to be discounted as much as they used to so I’ve skipped them the last few years.
Now onto what I bought this year – The baby blue jumper I showed you in my last post & a pair of khaki pumps which I hadn’t mentioned but had noticed a while back. The shoes dropped from £148 to £74! They’re an absolutely divine rich khaki pebble leather & super comfy too! In fact I’m thrilled to bits with the quality of both items.
The jumper will easily dress up paired with this skirt or one of my leather skirts however today I’m going for casual chic with my Current Elliot wide leg jeans, new shoes & the Maison Scotch showstopper!
So why the shoes? Not that I needed them in any way shape or form but because I could imagine more than a handful of ways to style them with my wardrobe. Additionally, I don’t own a pair in this colour & the price was just so incredible especially considering the “per wear” ratio I simply couldn’t think of a reason not to.

AllSaints khaki pumps|CurrentElliott cropped frayed jeans

AllSaints khaki pumps|CurrentElliott cropped frayed jeans

Maison Scotch card | AllSaints jumper

early boxing day sales

Maison Scotch card | AllSaints jumper|fashion over 40

AllSaints khaki pebbled leather court shoes

Shop my Outfit

AllSaints blue jumper and khaki shoes with Current Elliott cropped jeans

A khaki parka is forever

The Whistles khaki parka is on my wish list & although it is a fabulous sale price right now, unfortunately I’ve spent my budget this year. That’s cool, there’s always next years sales & this parka could very well be back in less than 6 months!

Wardrobe staples of such quality never date & are useful all year round therefore they do come & go from sales. Trust me, there really is no need to panic buy or blow your budget. My current raincoat which I bought from Jigsaw 15 years ago is chocolate brown & although it still looks perfect, I’ve grown tired of the colour. I fancy khaki next & wouldn’t it look gorgeous with my new shoes?

The Best of the Rest

These are my picks of the best wardrobe essentials priced way down low right now. Every one of these pieces is an investment if you don’t already have it, not an impulse buy among them. I only included the Caudalie Cracker because my girlfriends were so impressed with it when I gave them as gifts – I’m pretty sure you would be too so why not treat yourself!
By the way I actually have these Whistles skinny jeans so I can tell you they are lovely on. The chambray dress is an updated version of this one of mine & I have similar boots styled here. The tan cross body bag is not only a classic that’ll never date but a particular style I can’t do without, especially for travel – see here. Now as I’ve recently fallen in love with a velvet dress of my own, my eye was drawn to this sexy number so I couldn’t resist adding it to the list.
The jumpers & boyfriend jeans are my Winter staples & the chunky scarf reminds me of this one of mine that I adore. you may have noticed I like to wear hats on occasion? Here’s a reminder of what a difference a fedora can make to your outfit.

That’s it from me this year, it’s all about the children now but I’ll be back in January. Have a lovely time with your family & THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for coming back to RCM every week!
I consider this second year a huge success for my small business blog – We’ve grown so much faster than I’d hoped & that’s down to you lovely people.

I’m ever so grateful xxx

Disclosure – Thank you to The Dressing Room for gifting me this cardigan

  • Comments ( 18 )

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    Jacqui

    I’ve not attempted sales yet, but back to normal tomorrow so I may be taking a peek to see if anything is left! Love your whole look, great shoe colour. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

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      MT

      Jacqui I have just bought this AllSaints white jumper because it’s another 20% off! I figured as I don’t have a creamy chunky knit & it’s such a ridiculous price I might as well go for it. Will be shooting an outfit post this week, stayed tuned 😉
      xxx

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    Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)

    I love your sales roundup because it is well researched and you always include store/brands of a high calibre. The types of brands that makes items that people actually WANT to wear after the season is over!

    Love your new sweater and those jeans btw….and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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      MT

      Thanks Angie, I’m so pleased you like my choices. As always you totally get where I’m coming from. Happy New Year gorgeous girl xxx

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    No Fear of Fashion

    As I thought, I really love this cardigan. As I love colour. The sweater looks very good on you too. Man, you have such an awesome figure. But I think I told you that the first time I commented on your blog. So, if you ever look in the mirror and think bad thoughts about yourself, remember it is not the reflection of gorgeous you that you see, but the perception you have in your head when things don’t go so well.
    Merry Christmas and hope you have a smashing 2017.
    Greetje

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      MT

      Thank you Greetje, of course I knew you’d like this cardigan! Did you notice I linked back to the Rixo dress that you bought from The Dressing Room? Gosh I love that dress, can’t wait to see some pics of you wearing it in Summer! Although if I owned it I’d be wearing it now with boots & a chunky cardi 😉 just sayin’
      Keep that advice coming xxx

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    While sipping on my Bailey 😉 I’m admiring this gorgeous lady in blue! Love the beetle brooch too! Happy Holidays! xx Abby

    • avatar
      MT

      Abby you wonderful woman – Thank you for always saying exactly the thing to put an enormous smile on my face & make me happy with what I’ve published. Let me tell you I am not always completely happy so your comments are a pretty big deal to me xxx
      See you in 2017! (IRL too I hope)

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    Samantha

    Tidings of comfort and joy Chelle!
    Look forward to every new post, and can’t wait for more next year!
    Merry Christmas from where the gum trees grow,
    Samantha

    • avatar
      MT

      You were my very first champion darling friend & I love you even more for that. Lord knows it was a long shot RCM would last even a year let alone 2 but it looks pretty likely now & that’s in big part to your encouragement & faith in me. Thank you xxx

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    Ursula in Cádiz

    Just joined you in the latter part of this year, but really enjoy your blog and its philosophy (i.e. not – look at the 23 new garments I bought this weekend!). So thank you! And Feliz Navidad from Spain 🙂

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      MT

      Oh wow Ursula that’s so encouraging to hear! I’m thrilled to hear my message is being read loud & clear, that you enjoy at the same time. Happy New Year & thank you for sticking around xxx

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    sequinist

    You look gorgeous, and that cheery cardigan is fabulous… perfect for adding some zing to the dreary winter days ahead in January and February! Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings, lovely friend xxx

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      MT

      Thanks Mrs! Yep I’m excited to see what the new year brings our little Blogging community too – Feeling positive! xxx

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    Rozanne Swift

    Really enjoyed reading your blog this year Michelle, it is very unique and inspiring. Love the new site layout too. Have just ordered the AllSaints denim lounge pants, too great a bargain and love the shape! Will certainly be perusing The Dressing Room too, a longstanding favourite site of mine. Enjoy Christmas Xx

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      MT

      Thank you so much Rozanne, I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to hear you say this! You have been here from the start & I really do appreciate you sticking around. I’m so pleased you liked my sale pics let me know what those lounge jeans are like, I’m tempted to buy a pair myself – love a comfy trouser me 😉 All the best for the New Year, lots of love xxx

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        Rozanne Swift

        Just to let you know – my All Saints lounge jeans just arrived and I LOVE them. The fit is amazing, and sooo comfortable too – perfect combination! My new instant-favourite trouser. Thanks for recommending them ;o) And all the very best to you too for 2017 xx

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          MT

          Weehee! That’s so brilliant Rozanne, thanks for letting me know I love to hear this stuff – Makes me feel like I’m getting it right.
          Happy New Year to you xxx

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