Sale Bargains & Links à la Mode 6th October

Although we’re well into Autumn, it seems there are still Summer sale bargains to be had if you look carefully.

The past week my inbox has been fairly deluged with emails letting me know of

30% off deals for winter coats,
20% of jeans – but quick, only if you hurrah and click today! 
and sales of up to 50% off for this, that and the kitchen sink!

Ok, maybe not for kitchen sinks.  I’m not signed up to bathroom stores newsletters!

My magpie eyes swept the goods on offer, and after tootling to one particular shop to ‘try before I buy’, I managed to snap up two bargains, both from Warehouse; one I had my eye on and one which was rather a pleasant surprise!  So allow me to indulge in sharing with you my two sale bargains that will keep me happy this Autumn and well beyond.

First up, a skirt that I had my eye on for sometime.  This striped jacquard print skirt is currently reduced from £45 to £20 – less than half price!  And the good news is most sizes are still available. But do let’s double check with each other that if we’re going to the same social ‘do’ together, we don’t turn up looking like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, in the same skirt!

I had loved the woven jacquard bands interlaced with the coloured bands but at full price had resisted the lure of them.  But when I saw it go in the sale for only £20, I decided it would be foolish to pass it up.

With a shiny metallic top this would look lovely for a Christmas lunch party.  But equally, it’s the kind of skirt that worn with sandals and a cami top, would be delightful on a Summer’s day.

Next up is my ‘pleasantly surprised’ purchase!  Now I’m not one for dungarees.  Lots of fellow bloggers wear them and wear them stylishly well.  But they’re just not for me.  However, I do like the idea of dungarees, so what’s the next best alternative?

Why a dungarees dress!

In dark wash denim!

And with pockets!

I saw this Dungarees Dress on the sale rail and thought I’ll give that a whirl as I’ve long known that you must try things on your body before deciding whether it will look good ON your body.  Well, once on, I rather liked it on my body and so off to the till it went with my skirt.  

Just shows that sometimes it’s good to take a punt and try things on.  What’s the worst that can happen?  It doesn’t suit?  Well, just pop it back on the hanger and move on!

This was almost but not quite half price.  Reduced to £25 from £45.  For the quality it is and for those pockets, it’s a steal!  Sadly online it’s only available in size 6 now but I’m sure there are a few sizes in stores if you shop around.  It’s not a petite but the beauty of the adjustable straps means I can alter the length to make it work so it hits just on the knee.

I’ve already worn it this week with mock croc slip ons and a long sleeve patterned top and when temperatures start to fall, out will come the tights and ankle boots. 

Links à la Mode

Last week I submitted a post to the weekly round up feature on Independent Fashion Bloggers, so t’was rather a lovely surprise to find out that my How to wear black and white without looking boring post was chosen.  Here’s my pattern play on black and white polkadots to liven up a monochrome outfit!

Thanks to Payton Grantham for including my post in the weekly round up Links à la Mode.

On to the links…

I particularly liked The Classy Junk’s post 7 Easy to Thrift Pieces for Autumn, showing that whether you buy a bargain in the sale (like me above!) or whether you thrift, there are always classic, staples you can add to your wardrobe, without having to break the bank.

All the links are below, so why not dive in and discover some new blogs!

Payton Grantham writes: Bloggers this week came strong with the black and white shirts. It got me wondering… did I miss the memo?! So many submissions shared in this go-to, timeless color combo. Plaid was also a favorite, which was inevitable as a season staple. Craving a twist? The floral situation was serious this week… maybe bloggers are making up for the fact that few will be found blossoming for months to come. Sad face.

Other trends this week include ankle boots (a must!), strappy sandals, hats, handbags, and jewel tones. Ruby, emerald, sapphire, and amethyst are all very in right now. Others refer to these as deep reds, greens, blues, and purples, but I’m going to go ahead and pretend I didn’t have to google ‘blue jewel name’ to remember what a sapphire is called.

Links à la Mode, October 6th

SPONSOR: Amazon’s Shopbop, Puma, Deux Lux Bags, Golden Goose Clothing, Harris Wharf London, LAFCO New York, Biren & Co., Cashmere Sweaters, Rain Boots, Mini Satchels, Men’s Woolrich John Rich & Bros.


  1. October 10, 2016 / 4:39 am

    Good Morning to London 🙂
    you look fantastic with this coat and the wonderfull polka dots. Love this shoes.

    • October 10, 2016 / 10:24 am

      Morning Tina! The polka dots are certainly are fun. They are one of my favourite patterns.

  2. October 10, 2016 / 7:18 am

    lovely purchases, I like particularly those dungarees (pockets!!) and I'm surprised that some ítems are still on sale!

    • October 10, 2016 / 10:25 am

      I pockets sold it to me, Monica. I'm such a fan of big pockets. You'd think the sales would be over but no, lots of brands are having special offers and sales at the moment, which is good if you've got your eye on a particular item.

  3. October 10, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Oh that striped skirt is beautiful, what a great find! Always good to score something on sale!

    Dresses with pockets are rare to find but it's an awesome feature, always makes me more likely to buy a dress or skirt 🙂

    Hope you've had a great weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      I couldn't believe my luck when I saw it in the sale, Mica.
      I don't know why more dresses don't have pockets. Every woman I talk to always loves having pockets.

  4. October 10, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Yeah on the links a la mode, girl!!
    And I do love a great deal!! I've actually been trying to steer away from those emails and sales—the closet is full. I should purge it soon…then I can go shopping!
    I might have to look into that skirt though—it's super cute!

    • October 10, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Thanks Jodie!
      They were too good to miss! But yes, it's hard not to be tempted by the endless emails!

  5. October 12, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Some great bargains here Jacqui. I like the pinafore dress. Well done for getting featured. It was a great post x

  6. October 12, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Some great bargains here Jacqui. I like the pinafore dress. Well done for getting featured. It was a great post x

  7. November 6, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Oh yes this was one of my favourites. Cannot remember where I saw it. IG?
    Love it. Holes in the top and polka dots. Great lace up shoes.

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