And They’re Off

And the sales are on!!!!! (Well nearly over!)  Now bear in mind I said ‘SALES’ – not ‘SPECIAL  OFFERS’…spot the difference???….let me tell you what I just discovered (yes,  I’m a late developer).. a shop cannot advertise ‘Sale Items’ unless they are genuine.  So, you spot a trench coat you want and won’t buy until it drops in price after Christmas..you go in to the shop and hey presto there it is – 30% off…THAT is a sale item….same situation…you go in to the store – and there is no sign of the trench – or pretty much ANYTHING that was in store prior to Christmas…but miraculously there is a whole section of brand new stock all at discounted prices!…wooh hooh – ‘Must buy!!!’..right??….wrong….these are the stores who take all their Winter stock,  tuck it away until after the sales (to sell at full price),  and buy in cheaper stock to con us into thinking we’re getting bargains in the sales.  It is apparently illegal to advertise this stock as ‘SALE  ITEMS’…just a little pointer if you’re out and about trying to find a steal this January…

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HOWEVER!!!…if you’ve been given a gift card or cash for Christmas and want to buy something and want a bit of direction as to what to look out for, here are some pieces that you can never go wrong with..

1)    The aforementioned trench…a seasonal favourite be it Summer or Winter…we live in a country that has no regard whatsoever for appropriate Seasonal weather – so go on..be crazy and match your wardrobe accordingly!!!.

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SOOOO what’s out there right now??..Well DEBENHAMS have this black trench reduced from €68 to €54.40,  while NEXT  keep it classic with this beige trench for €78..

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2)    The  LBD…yes,  you know you don’t need another one but sure where’s the harm in just ‘looking’…and listen,  if you spot one that you can dress up for fancy nights AND  dress down for daytime – sure isn’t it an even better bargain??!!!!

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…this is what ZARA (swoon) have to offer…Long sleeved LBD –now €12.99,  and this lace applique dress now just €29.99…

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zara lace applique dress now €29.99

3)    The WHITE  SHIRT…this is one item I strictly buy in the sales – keep up – I have 2 kids,  I’m not the most co-ordinated of people and sadly it’s when I have a white shirt on that I WILL spill spaghetti bloody Bolognese down it..”so keep the price down” I say!…this is my mantra when it comes to white shirts – “Keep it CLEAN,  keep it CRISP,  and keep it CLASSIC…

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4)    THE  CASHMERE KNIT…Cashmere is like  wearing a cosy log fire,  it’s the epitome of Winter luxury and it costs a bloody fortune!  So now is the time to buy…chances are we’ll still be freezing cold come February so you WILL wear it this side of A/W 2016.  Now,  when buying cashmere – do yourself a favour…put your hand inside the garment first – if you can see your hand it’s too thin and probably a 1 ply – you’re looking for a 2 ply…it won’t be transparent ( unless that’s what you’re looking for you little minx!),  and it will  last a hell of a lot longer…

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..So what’s out there??…check out MARKS  AND  SPENCER stock is limited in cashmere but I really fancied this grey round neck reduced from €120 to €40,  while BROWN  THOMAS  have this ridiculously decadent cashmere cape for €297 ( originally was €495..)

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Well that’s all I have to say ( at the moment)..the last few bargains are there to be had – but make sure it’s a genuine bargain and YOU’RE not the one being had – see what I did there??!!!!!!

XCorina

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