Sales, sales, sales: My top buys

It’s already that time of year when the the shops are gearing up for the next seasons lines and the mega sales are in full swing. Being a rather cheap shopper this pleases me immensely. I’m not one for scouring through racks and racks of clothes, but in the comfort of my own home, sat with my tablet or laptop, i will often peruse the sales sections and find some bargains.
This year here in the UK it appears we are actually having a summer! (the shock!) Which leaves me completely unprepared for such weather. I never buy many summer clothes knowing i don’t get much chance to wear them with our normal crazy weather patterns. But this year it appears we are actually having a true summer season, which in my eyes permits me to shop a little for the correct clothing (right?)
The sales are perfectly timed for this and some bargains are out there to be had.

So here are my top sales buys i am either eyeing myself or may have already purchased!
(the co -ords below were £8 and £3! it felt rude not too 😉

Dorothy perkins sales buys

Dorothy perkins sales buys by rachel-the-hat featuring strappy sandals

Left to right

Pink Midi Skirt & Teal Heels

Leafy Maxi and Tan sandals

Orange Maxi and Blue wedges

Cami top dress & navy pumps

Co -ords top & Skirt & Black caged shoes

I am having a thing for maxi dresses at the moment, i just love how comfy and relaxed they can be but also how easy they are to dress up and appear smart for an occasion! I am loving the orange maxi, but having similar in black, green and blue i have thought maybe i should get some wear out of those first. But how gorgeous is that colour?! Paired with the blue slingback wedges you have an outfit smart enough for any summer doo , but pair it down with the sandals or pumps and you have a perfect sunday casual outfit.
The co-ords as i mentioned above are so dirt cheap i just couldn’t refuse. £11 for the both means i can try the co-ords without shelling out too much money on a trend i’m not sure will suit me.

New look sales

New look sales by rachel-the-hat featuring a blue blazer

Dr Pepper Vest top, Denim Mid Shorts & Leopard embellished sandals
Stripe midi cover up and Aztec wedges
Floral Maxi & Gold embellished sandal
Floral blazer,  Coral Shorts and colour block heels

Being the summer holidays here which means lots of parks, beaches and fun play stuff, i’ve been needing some casual outfits for running about in for my mum duties. Dr pepper is my most favourite drink (how awesome is Dr Pepper Zero!!) so i totally love this vest top, and the shorts look perfect for park days.
The cover up is something i’ve purchased, at £4.00 i thought it was worth a shot. Its called a cover up for beach wear but its actually a really lovely dress and for 4 quid its really lovely.
Then another maxi, strapless this time! and a beautiful blazer and shorts combo.

River Island

River Island by rachel-the-hat featuring a pink dress

Cold Shoulder dress, Blue rimmed Sunglasses & Pink Bag
Shirt, Shorts, Shoes
Playsuit & Hat
Waterfall striped Jacket & Eva Jeans

Ahhh River Island, you have been a constant source of great clothes for me this year. And your sales never fail me. I have wanted another cold shoulder dress since my first one which i totally fell in love with. I have just ordered this tropical summery one for £12! The pony hair pink bag and sunglassesd would look so good with it!
The check blouse is set to still be a very key print this autumn so a great transition piece. Add in teh shorts and shoes and you’ve got some great pattern mixing!
The playsuit is a new one for me, having tried a jumpsuit not long ago and loved it, i have decided to give the short option a go too,
And finally.
The waterfall jacket is £10!! a tenner people.. that is amazing! Not great for hot days but imagine it for autumn.. so so good.
Plus my favourite cut of jeans, the girlfriend Eva jeans in distressed black are on sales also. awesome!

So there we have it folks, my sales picks/buys!

Have you bagged yourself anything amazing in the sales? Do share!


  1. July 24, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Great picks here, Rachel. I tried the orange maxi from Dorothy Perkins but I was swayed instead by an orange tropical print maxi. I love the striped dress from New Look too. Lynne x

  2. July 24, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I like the polka dot shoes. I got some great blue and white Chevon trousers in the sale today and a cute pastel hat!!!x

  3. July 28, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Loving the RI playsuit! Its a gorgeous colour! The waterfall jacket is a total steal too! Some great picks here Rachel! I scored well in Next this year! Ax

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