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Shopping the sales: My 5 rules

Welcome to the bumper annual January sales post, even though, yes, it is still technically December, but things are starting to sell out so I’m running with this early. If you’ve been around for a while, you will be well aware of my ‘5 rules for shopping the sales’, but for those of you who are new, here they are…

My 5 rules when shopping in the sales are to ask yourself these questions:

  1. Did you contemplate buying it at full price ?
  2. Does it fill a hole you have in your wardrobe ? (metaphorically)
  3. Will you wear it more than 10 times ?
  4. Do you love it and can’t live without it ?
  5. Can you afford it?

If you can say ‘yes’ to at least 3 out of these 5 rules, then go ahead. You shall buy and your life will be complete. Well, maybe not, but you might feel good for a while, and that’s basically the best we can hope for these days.

Here’s my pick of the sales for you. All of these items are discounted and many of them are things I loved at full price, but could maybe not justify the spend at that time. Some of them I did actually buy at full price so I’m jealous that you can now buy at a discount.

Always check out the homepage of the site for any extra deals just in case there’s any extra money-off codes. Also, it’s worth holding your nerve if you can, as many companies will  inevitably be discounting more heavily as we get into January. I’m rubbish at doing this as I worry my dream item will sell out if I don’t buy it the instant I see it on sale, but you may be made of sterner stuff.

Don’t panic if some of these are out of your price-range. I will do a slightly more budget-friendly sales post in a few days.


  1. H&M Paris sweatshirt 
  2. The Tartan Blanket Co. argyle wool scarf 
  3. Sporty & Rich track jacket 
  4. Hush Carly turn up cropped jeans 
  5. O Pioneers Carla ruffled floral print midi dress 
  6. Anya Hindmarch peeping eyes card holder 
  7. Matteau printed short sleeve silk shirt 
  8. Converse All Star high top trainers 
  9. Shoe the Bear rhinestone slingbacks 


  1. ME + EM two-in-one relaxed leather bomber jacket 
  2. Monica Vinader Groove chunky knot ring 
  3. Paloma Wool knitted flower jumper
  4. H&M washed black tapered leg jeans 
  5. Saloni velvet embellished bow dress 
  6. Ami de Coeur Paris mini leather handbag 
  7. COS button embellished stripe wool jumper
  8. H&M chain detail slingbacks 
  9. By Far leather heeled boots *use code extra10*
  10. Hush leather square toe loafers 


  1. A.P.C. Grace small leather shoulder bag 
  2. Etoile Isabel Marant Lidzy check shirt 
  3. Missoma ridge padlock chain necklace 
  4. Mango openwork detail sweater 
  5. H&M fluffy brown coat 
  6. John Lewis ANYDAY cable knit sweater
  7. Hush Rylee cord mini skirt 
  8. Anya Hindmarch Neeson multi-pocket tote bag 
  9. & Other Stories classic leather Chelsea Boots 
  10. Birkenstock Boston shearling suede clogs 


  1. Marni logo print cotton sweatshirt 
  2. JW Anderson contrast pocket roll neck sweatshirt 
  3. Hunza G duo colour crinkle bikini set 
  4. Ganni crystal embellished rib cardigan 
  5. ME + EM twisted seam white jeans
  6. Marques Almeida ostrich feather trim t shirt dress 
  7. The Frankie Shop striped cotton poplin shirt 
  8. New Balance 55o trainers 


  1. La Ligne green stripe cotton sweater 
  2. Monica Vinader siren climber earrings 
  3. Liberty Little Ditsy Airpod case 
  4. Alex Mill corduroy trim cotton herringbone jacket 
  5. Wandler high rise straight leg organic cotton jeans 
  6. Sleeper pine green party pyjamas set 
  7. Anya Hindmarch maxi zip cross body bag 
  8. Adidas Busenitz suede trainers
  9. John Lewis ANYDAY longline teddy coat 


  1. Coast velvet double breasted blazer 
  2. Hush Liviana silver chain strap bag 
  3. The M Jewellers cut out gold initial ring 
  4. Anya Hindmarch eyes metallic pouch 
  5. ME + EM textured tailoring fit and flare midi dress 
  6. Cecile Bahnsen Devina ruffle dress 
  7. & Other Stories buckled leather knee high boots 
  8. Aquazurra crystal embellished metallic flats 
  9. Boden gold embellished jewel heeled court shoes 


  1. & Other Stories oversized bomber jacket
  2. Saint Laurent cat eye sunglasses
  3. Mango long marbled wool mix coat 
  4. Bella Freud big lion merino wool jumper
  5. See by Chloe leopard cotton tote bag 
  6. Agolde tapered baggy jeans 
  7. Uniqlo grey cashmere sweater 
  8. Ganni rhinestone logo leather loafers 
  9. Selected Femme snakeskin leather loafers 
  10. New Balance made in USA 998 trainers 

I’d like to take this time to say thank you SO MUCH to everyone who’s read the blog, subscribed to the newsletter and generally been supportive and amazing this year. I massively appreciate you all.

K xx

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