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Thursday 5 January 2017

Finally been buying in the sales.

Hello all, how's your 2017 going?  To plan I hope.

Today I finally got the chance to visit the sales!  Out with middle daughter who was feeling rather poorly, we visited our local outlet venue where I managed to find a gorgeous knitted dress, and she managed to persuade me to purchase it!  (Like I needed help - lol!)
Have you been into Roman Originals?  Well worth a look for classic, stylish, elegant outfits suitable for days out, weddings or even just shopping with lunch!  I wandered around taking in the sales bargains along with the new season styles and colours. 
Styles very limited so far, but similar to the previous seasons with frills and pleats.  Beautiful corals and lime greens making me think of blue skies, flowers, sunshine and spring.  Fingers crossed we wont be having any awful weather, hoping warmer days will be upon us before too long.
Back to my new dress.  I've wanted a knitted dress for ages, but have never found the right one.  Finding one that had the right fit, length and pattern has proven rather difficult, however today I succeeded and with a little nudge from my daughter it was wrapped and in my bag before I had time to re-think!

So what do you think about this monochrome stripe knitted dress?  A mixture of two tones of grey with a thin stripe of white and black, fits perfectly without being too tight.  A finish just above the knee will make this dress only suitable for me to wear with leggings or tights, but that's great for me during the colder months.  With this dress on offer with 40% off, my bargain of the day had to be this for only £20!

Watch the blog in the next week to see how I've styled it, how it looks and if you like it?  Roman Originals have up to 50% off their sale items, and I'm finding it hard to resist clicking the button to buy more bargains!

Today I also visited Bonmarche, finding this stunning navy blue silky blouse in the sale, and for only £18 it definitely had to come home with me.  With a pretty frill detail down the front from the v neck line, making this blouse a flattering staple for my wardrobe that will see me through to the spring and early summer. 

How pretty is this vertical frill?  This is such a feminine blouse that can be teamed with so much, not forgetting how many colours it can be mixed with it!  I can't wait to get to work finding them, I think for the price I've got a bargain here!  What would you team this blouse with?  I'd love to hear and maybe try some of your ideas out.

Catch up with you in the next few days, let me know how your sales shopping is going - I'd love to hear what your bargains are.

So long. X

        Jacqui B.



  1. You're going to look gorgeous in these, Jacqui, looking forward to seeing your posts on them. I find knitted dresses always stop at my terribly chunky knees, but opaques and boots reduce the shock of seeing my legs, so I wear them!
    Somewhere along the line I signed up for a zero purchase January. Well, it's easier than doing a dry January eh?!

    1. Hi Mary, thanks for your lovely comments, I love the knitted dress and wore it last week whilst away. Todays blog post features it, I'd love you to let me know what you think. x

  2. the first dress is perfect for winter. I'm loving it!

    The Color Palette

    1. Thanks Abril, love it even more know I've worn it.

  3. I have a couple of knitted dresses and I know how difficult it can be to find a good one. Look forward to seeing how you style it x

    1. Featured on the blog today, and I loved wearing it. Hope you like it. x

  4. Love the blue outfit!

  5. Thanks Sara, will check out your blog for sure. x


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