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16 Jun 2014

Sale Success

I had a bit of impromptu sales shopping this weekend. I entirely blame Najla for this. I was killing time before she got to the Mall and decided to just "have a look" in Harvey Nichols and Zara. This outfit is the result of that decision.

The dress was from Zara. In Dubai the sale started last week. There were two things I wanted: a bright blue blazer (you have probably all seen it in stores but it was sold out *sob* ) and this pale pink shift with bellowing sleeves. I just love the simplicity of this dress - so easy to wear and to combine with other things in my wardrobe. The only bummer is the fact that it creases should you so much as breathe while wearing it. The perils of polyester eh?....

The highlight though is the Sophie Hulme envelope clutch. I turned around from the Jimmy Choo shoe section in Harvey Nichols and immediately clocked it and the adjacent sign that told me it was 50% off. I really felt like the retail Gods had aligned and were directing me to purchase.

It is a clutch but the addition of the strap means that I can use it as a regular cross-body/shoulder bag. It even fits a laptop which makes it practically perfect.

Sophie Hulme has been on my hit list for a while. I love that combination of great leather, classic shapes and statement hardware. The fact that it's also a brand that you do not see on everyone/everywhere is another factor that adds to the appeal. I have been considering buying what I call the "Vivianna" bag but am waiting to see if it comes in a beige or dove grey with gold hardware and then I'll review.

Now the only sales shopping I am thinking about is this dress from River Island. I really hope this goes on sale. I have seen it in Dubai but such is the markup on clothes here, instead of costing £50 it costs closer to £100. As nice as it is there is NO way that I would spend that much on it so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a bargain!

Are you planning any sales shopping this summer? 


  1. What a stunning bag! The colour looks great on you!

    Emma x

  2. That bag is gorgeous! And the style of that dress really suits you :)
    Bea x
    As Seen By Bea

  3. It is absolutely gorgeous! I've not got any plans to go shopping yet, I'm more of a winter sales fan as that's the stuff I wear more!


  4. love the simplicity of the dress and that pop of pink is gorgeous !
    XO Luba

    Urban chic looks and style ideas, every day on

  5. It's a bummer living in Tokyo. Zara only starts sale when everybody has already in mid-sale mood. And the price down is not comparable to Europe at all. Everything at marked up price. *cries*

  6. The Sophie Hulme bag is amazing, it's been on my hit list for a while too but it's gone up a few notches now you've told me it fits a laptop!! Looking gorgeous as always!!
    Becca xx

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  8. Be careful what you wish for...haha! http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Sophie-Hulme-Mini-Zip-Top-Bowling-Bag-Stone/prod95830050/p.prod?eVar4=RR_OOS_PDP

  9. Oh baby is that clutch pretty, anything pink and envelope shades gets my vote :)
    xxx Claire

  10. Oooh I tried that dress on when it came instore a few weeks ago and instantly loved it! hope it goes on sale here too! There's a few other things I have my eye on too!

    I love that 'Vivianna' bag too! There's just something gorgeous about the simplicity of the Sophie Hulme bags that appeals! :)

    Lis x


  11. Love that dress Laura!


  12. I'm in love with that clutch! The pink is such a bold pop of color.


  13. What a beautiful bag! Although, I'm surprised they try to pass it off as a clutch when it can fit a lap top!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

  14. Great sale finds Laura! You'll be surprised at how much you use a bright pink bag - I have the Saint Laurent mini sac du jour in lipstick pink & use it so much!
    Hugs xoxo

  15. You look gorgeous, love that pink bag. If you get the chance, join my linkup today to share your amazing post.


  16. Looking lovely Laura. I have been trying to resist the Harvey Nics sale all week but now I've seen this clutch, I may have to go for a little (planned) impromptu shop.


  17. Love the vibrance of the bag! I find sometimes I get more satisfaction when I'm wearing something that I waited to go on sale for! It makes spending money a little bit more fun! x

  18. That bag is so damn gorge!!

    Laura xx


  19. I have that River Island dress but in black and white. Got it on ASOS for £50 :) x

  20. Love the combination of the dress and bag together. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  21. that bag is amazing and so handy with the strap!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

  22. What a gorgeous bag, that colour is amazing!

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty

  23. Love the dress, especially the sleeves! very boho chic ;) Ahhh sales...anything topshop or skincare would be great!! I need me some more mom jeans!!


  24. I love this outfit. Everything about it is so understated yet so elegant. I must say I will always love a pale pink dress with a bold color accessory. Two thumbs up to this ensemble! :)

    Dagmara @http://glamistahome.blogspot.com/

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  26. that dress is stunning, especially with the colour of that bag!


  27. Just placed an order for this off of HN and shortly saw that the pastel orange large tote was on sale at net-a-porter and I've been lusting over that for a few months! doh! love the dress, but the bag is just ahmazing! x


  28. love the new bag! and that lipstick is perfection. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

  29. OMG Love this dress, cannot afford it but must go Im going to buy it...

  30. This dress looks gorgeous, I love the shape of the sleeves H xx


  31. That bag is lush!!


  32. I love the magenta clutch! It's gorgeous. I can see it paired with sky blue skinnies. On another note, when are you going to start making videos again on You Tube?


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  35. Beautiful bag! I got the Marni Trunk in gold 40% off on NAP. I am still lusting after a Margiela clutch but the price needs to go down a little bit more! lol

  36. Simply beautiful! What a gorgeous colour clutch - very summery! The bandage dress is cute also, great with a tan otherwise I'd feel a bit washed out I think. Lovely post as always!Xxx