We are now well into March and that means that spring should be on its way pretty soon, although I’m not sure winter is quite ready to leave is just yet (I mean, snow again, really).
I have to say that I am really ready for spring and summer now. I have had enough of layers, coats and boots and I can’t wait to give myself a pedicure and slip on some sandals. For now though, I am having to make do by looking at all the lovely spring goodies in the shops.
At the beginning of the month when we last had snow and I was stuck indoors I had a big spring clean of my clothes and put a lot of them up for sale.
Today I have been on a short but sweet shopping trip with my lovely friend Janine to fill the gaps with some lovely bits for spring and summer this year.
One thing that you should know about me (and about Janine) is that we are bargain hunters. I am happy to pay full price for something that I really love, but if I can find something that I really love in the sale, even better.
Here is my little pile of goodies from today…
I really am a sucker for a bright colour any time of year, but as all the beautiful spring flowers start to pop up it makes me want to wear colour even more.
So here are today’s purchases:
First up was the Matalan Clearance shop in Newport. This is my favourite shop for bargain hunting as you can pick up lots of lovely bits and bobs for a really reasonable price (Janine got 4 pairs of shoes today for £14). From there I picked up these bits…
This pretty little denim dress will be perfect for both spring and summer and will look lovely with sandals or little pumps. For cooler days you could pop on a pair of leggings and a bright colour cardigan. This was reduced from £25 to £14 and I think it is well worth that. I can’t wait to wear this. I got this is a size 14.
This little grey dress was reduced from £14 to £9 and I got this in a size M. I am planning on wearing this with lots of bright colours and I have the perfect yellow statement necklace to go with this. You could even replace the tie belt with a thick bright belt of your own. I love little plain dresses and I need to replenish my plain dresses since losing weight so was happy to find this.
This little skirt was the cheapest item at £3.50 reduced from £12. I think this will look lovely with a coloured body or with a denim skirt tucked in. This will be great to wear dressed up for cocktails with heels and tights or dresses down with vans. I do love a versatile wardrobe staple and this is one of those.
Finally, these striped trousers. These were £7 reduced from £14. Someone in the shop saw me trying these on and they were full of compliments and even went to look for some herself which I will take as a good sign. I plan on wearing these with a plain top tucked in and some sandals.
Next up was New Look. I only got one thing from here which is this little red dress from the Blue Vanilla range. This was reduced from £20 to £7 and I could even get away with wearing this now with tights and boots. I love the floral pattern of this and the material is so soft.
We then went to outfit where I got a lovely Warehouse dress for £10 from £39. I already have a dress in this style that I wore for a friend’s wedding last summer. I got this one in a smaller size so that it will last me after I reach target.
I also got this lovely little ring from Topshop which was reduced to £2. I love this and it fits lovely on my middle or index finger.
Finally from today’s shop was this green and white striped t-shirt from H&M. This was not in the sale but was only £3.99 anyway. I love stripy tops and I don’t yet have a green so I’m excited to wear this with a denim pinafore or tucked into a denim skirt. I love the H&M basics – t-shirts, jersey dresses and cardigans especially – and I’ll be keeping an eye out for some other unusual colours.
I’m also going to share a couple of bits I picked up while at Gloucester Quays with my husband on Saturday. They had an awesome deal in White Stuff where you could get 3 items for £30. My hubby got himself a lovely dressing gown and I picked up a reversible cardigan and a beautiful thick yellow scarf. I actually wore the scarf today as it was so cold and it kept me nice and warm.
I am so pleased with my little haul, especially as it was all purchased with money from my spring clean.
What was your favourite item?
Let me know if you would like to see a try on haul.
Thank you for reading and watch this space for money spring and summer goodness.