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Friday, 1 August 2014

Sales confessions

My last post may have been all about autumn clothing, but I am still well and truly focused on summer clothes with only a week to go until our fortnight in France. The sales may be in their final stages, but there are still bargains to be had - last week I picked up this embroidered smock dress from Mango for my holiday:

Mango Embroidered Smock Dress £33 from £44.99

I'd had my eye on it all season and couldn't believe it when I saw it in the sale as it's been so popular. It is still available in small sizes at ASOS, but has sold out everywhere else. I love the woven cotton material and the stunning embroidery detail. Here I am wearing it this week - such an easy breezy dress for the beach and I will wear it as a tunic over skinny jeans when the holidays are over:

Yes, the other sales purchase was the fabulos yellow bowling bag from Boden:

Soft Leather Bowling Bag £69.50 from £159

This was a very planned purchase, again something that I had admired all season, and at half price in the sale, it would have been rude not too! It's the perfect size and the leather is so soft. I didn't take it to the beach, but I do love it with the Mango dress as there is yellow in the embroidery:

Have you made a final sales purchase or are you looking ahead to autumn?

Abbi x


  1. I love both of your buys, Abbi, especially the Mango dress which I've seen on a few bloggers. I'm sure it'll be perfect for your holiday! I bought a couple of things in the Boden sale but I'd already spent so much last month anyway that I had to resist temptation! Lynne x

    1. That's it for me now, just on count down to the holiday!
      A x

  2. The dress is fab & I love the bag...great style/colour! I had some good sale hauls from Boden/Gap & Atterley road so I'm done! Enjoy your holiday. x

  3. Your Mango dress is perfect for summer trips to the beach. I can see you wafting around a French market or two in it as well. Doesn't the bag go so well with it too.

  4. Great choices Abbi, I've loved that dress all season too but feel it's a bit short for me, fab on you and everyone else I've seen it on! Love the colour of the bag, it goes perfectly and will look lovely with jeans and a breton later on. Glad I'm not the only one who hasn't had their holiday yet! x

  5. Lucky you to pick the Mango dress in the sale!! It's gorgeous isn't it!! I just got mine out to pack for my holiday.....think I am going to wear it today for my daughter's birthday BBQ!! Lovely bag too xx

  6. I must say I have looked at that dress so many times too, but I have to stop somewhere! You look gorgeous! xx

  7. Great buys Abbi! I love them both! I managed to get some sliders in Next that I'd had my eye on & I'm well pleased with them! Ax