Style Notebook: Summer Sale Bargains

As you probably know, all of the stores have been having terrific Summer sales, which are sadly starting to wind down.  Though sometimes you can get even better deals right at the end of the sale because there have been additional reductions.  I took full advantage of the sales recently to pick up some great new pieces to add to my wardrobe.  Well, one of the items wasn’t actually on sale, but was still a good deal.  All in all, I came out way ahead and now have some great new clothes.  You can’t beat that!

My Super Savings during Summer Sales
My Super Savings during Summer Sales

I can’t believe all of the good deals there were this Summer.  I tried to keep myself in check and I think I did a pretty good job even with just one impulse buy of the not on sale scarf from John Lewis.  But, for £20.00, I don’t feel that guilty.  All total, I ended up saving £135.00 on my recent sale purchases, or just over 33% on the originally priced total.  And spending £289.00 is certainly better than spending £424.00.  I mean, with that kind of savings, I could maybe hit up the final reductions at a few more sales even.

As you can see pretty easily, my biggest spend and biggest savings, came from Jaeger.  They have great final reduction prices on now and still have a decent amount of items in a variety of sizes too.  I am actually thinking that I might have to take just another peek through their sale to see if there’s anything else I should pick up; I’m sure there’s at least one or two things.  The Patch Pocket Silk Blouse is something that I’ve had my eye on for a while but really cringed at paying the full £120.00 for it, so when I saw it in the sale for £40.00 off, I knew I had to get it.  The shirt is beautifully tailored as you would expect from Jaeger.  The silk is a bit heavy for the hot part of Summer but will be perfect when it starts transitioning to Fall; it’s pretty wearable all year long, just not on a hot Summer day.  I got mine in Blue, but they also have Navy, Bright Coral, Camel, and Ivory.  They’ve reduced the Navy to just £60.00, the other colours are all still £80.00, except for Ivory which is still full price, of course.  I also got a beautifully designed pair of white Linen Shorts, reduced from £80.00 to £60.00.  These are very long shorts coming to the bottom of my knee.  They are made from a very nice linen, not that super thin stuff, and are also fully lined so that you’re not showing your pants; that is not an elegant look.  I really like them and find they are perfect for wearing in the evening to dinner, but equally as nice during the day for errands and shopping.  I like them so much I’m actually thinking of getting a black pair too, while the sale is still on.

This was my first order from Baukjen and I have to say, so far, I’m liking it.  I got the top and cardigan both in the same colour, but not necessarily to wear together.  The fabric is an incredibly soft viscose jersey that feels great on and is the perfect lightweight layer for Summer.  The Cowl Top drapes beautifully because of the lightness of the fabric and is rather flattering.  The Drape Cardigan feels similarly nice on and looks perfect with a cute little tank under it for something that is ideal for a cooling Summer evening.  I also like that these are great for travel because they fold up quite small and don’t seem to get terribly wrinkly looking.  Either of these pieces look great with my new white linen shorts from Jaeger too.  The sale is still on at Baukjen but they do seem to be quite limited on sizes now.

The ballet flats from Merrell were something that I was actually replacing.  I bought a pair of these last year when we were in Australia for a wildly inflated price, that really irritates me now in retrospect.  In any case, they seemed really comfortable at first and then I realized when we were on holiday in Japan that the left shoe was mis-cut so that the upper was off center and that caused it to dig into the top of my foot in a most uncomfortable way.  So, then I was stuck with this stupid pair of shoes that I couldn’t take back and I had already worn.  So, I was annoyed but willing to give them another chance when I saw the shoes on sale this Summer.  The price of £49.00 that I paid during the sale was way less than I paid in Australia and seemed reasonable, as long as I didn’t get another pair that were messed up too.  I was quite relieved when they arrived and were perfect, and perfectly comfortable.  The Vibram barefoot sole is so comfortable, even if you’ve been out walking all day.  They are just as comfortable as having a pair of trainers on, but certainly look much nicer.  The upper of the shoe is a very, very soft leather that feels comfortable from the very first time you put on the shoes.  The insole is made from M-Select FRESH which keeps your shoes from getting a bit whiffy when you’re wearing them without socks in warm weather.  All in all a great shoe as long as it is put together properly.  Sadly, the sale at Merrell has ended, so these are back to their full price of £70.00.  I’d like to get a pair of the black ones too but I’ll have to wait until the next sale perhaps.

The John Lewis Birdie Branch Scarf was a total impulse buy.  I popped in for a super small umbrella and casually looked through the scarves that are right next to it and totally fell for the cute bird print in crisp navy and white.  It wasn’t on sale but was just £20.00 so it seemed like a reasonable price.  I’ve worn it a couple of times this Summer and it just adds that bit of something to outfits.  I did get an ivory cashmere scarf for just £10.00 that was way on sale from like £30.00 or 40.00, so I felt good about that and will be really pleased with that purchase this Winter.  Also, I really recommend the small umbrella too for £18.00.  It is small enough that when you are walking along on the sidewalk you aren’t in danger of putting anyone’s eye out but it is just wide enough for one person.  The small size of it though means that it can fit in even a tiny handbag, so you don’t have to be without an umbrella, which is kind of important here in the rainy UK.

I hope you made out as well in all of the great Summer sales!  And if you haven’t taken advantage of them yet, you’d better hurry because pretty much every store is on their final reductions.

Style Notebook: Jaeger Summer Sale Now On

If you’ve been spending all of your time outside enjoying the great summer weather, you might want to come in for long enough to browse through the Jaeger summer sale.  They have lots of their beautiful clothing and accessories on sale currently with reductions of up to 50%.  As part of my effort to upgrade and improve my wardrobe, I have decided to take advantage of the sale to get myself a few items.  My summer wardrobe could be much nicer, so this is the perfect time to pick up a few key pieces.  They also have a few pieces that are certainly fall or even winter appropriate too, like a beautiful cashmere waterfall cardigan.  But the items in the image below are really the ones that I have my eye on.  I think they’d all be great to pep up my summer clothing choices, and make me seem a bit more pulled together, even when the weather is hot (well, hot for London).

Jaeger's Summer Sale is Now On - Save up to 50%
Jaeger’s Summer Sale is Now On – Save up to 50%

I love the clothing and accessories at Jaeger and have quite a bit of their stuff in my wardrobe.  So, naturally, whenever they have a sale or a special deal on for loyalty card holders, I try to take advantage of it.  And their summer sale is the perfect time for me to get a couple of items to add to my summer wardrobe.  And at a great savings too!

If you’re on the lookout for some great deals, you should check out the Jaeger sale.  I’m not sure when it will end, but I’m guessing it will end by the end of July definitely.  I can never remember how long their big sales like this last.  However, if you’re interested I wouldn’t wait too much longer to check it out or make your purchases before colours and sizes start selling out.  They have 430 clothing items and more than 100 accessories in their sale, so surely there is something that is perfect for you.

Jaeger Clothing 25% Off Through March 9, 2014

If you love Jaeger, like I do, then you might want to take advantage of their special weekend promotion.  This weekend in conjunction with the Sunday Times Style you can save 25% off of menswear and womenswear at Jaeger.  Unfortunately, this does not include handbags or small leather goods.  All you have to do is shop by the end of the day on Sunday, March 9, 2014 and enter the promotion code – ST252014 – during checkout.  Apparently, you can also get the same deal in their freestanding stores.

That 25% will certainly come in handy if you would like to do a bit of shopping to get your spring and summer wardrobe updated.  Jaeger’s got all of the warm weather clothing out now so you can easily add a few pieces to spruce up your spring style.  I really like the look of their Patch Pocket Silk Blouse for £120.00 normally, but with the 25% off it is £90.00.  This is one of those wardrobe staples that you can afford to spend a bit more on without feeling like you’ve blown a lot of money on something terribly trendy that you will only be able to wear this year.  Since you’re able to save 25% though, there are plenty of nice pieces to consider.  And with that kind of savings, you can maybe even get an extra item or two.  Too bad it doesn’t include handbags though.

Style Notebook: Jaeger Winter Sale Now On

If you’ve been slow getting into all of the post-holiday sales, there are still some great values to be had in the Jaeger winter sale.  They have lots of their beautiful clothing and accessories on sale currently with reductions of up to 50%.  As part of my effort to upgrade and improve my wardrobe, I decided to take advantage of the sale to get myself a few items.  I even got Dave a gorgeous new jumper too.  And of course, I’ve just been browsing and found an item or two that I might consider getting as well while the sale is still on.

Jaeger Winter Sale Now On!
Jaeger Winter Sale Now On!

I love the clothing and accessories at Jaeger and have quite a bit of their stuff in my wardrobe.  So, naturally, whenever they have a sale or a special deal on for loyalty card holders, I try to take advantage of it.  And their winter sale was the perfect time for me to get a couple of items to add to my winter wardrobe.  And at a great savings too.  I purchased all of the items on the left of the image above and I’m seriously considering getting the cute black and white striped knit dress too.

All in all, I ended up saving quite a bit due to the outstanding winter sale discounts, not to mention another £47.60 from a special deal for loyalty card holders that took an additional 20% off of everything.  Each of the cashmere jumpers were £99.00, representing a discount of £51.00 from their original prices of £150.00 each.  Both of the cashmere jumpers are gorgeous and luxuriously soft.  The cowl neck jumper, the blend of the two jumpers in my image above (the ivory of the one sweater and the cowl neck of the other), is very nice with the cowl neck being quite comfortable and not too tight and constricting.  I love the cashmere jumpers because they are lightweight and not at all bulky, but so warm that they make the perfect winter layer, even for the most unpleasant cold weather.  Dave isn’t really a v-neck fan, but I convinced him that such a nice jumper was worth it and the v-neck isn’t very deep, so it doesn’t bother him but still looks nice with either a t-shirt or a collared shirt underneath it.  The skinny corduroy jeans were originally £99.00 but were reduced to £40.00 in the sale, which I thought was a great deal for such well made trousers.  So, I was pretty pleased with my post-holiday shopping since all of the items I purchased would have originally cost £399.00 (without the £3.95 for shipping) but with the sale and my additional 20% off I was fortunate enough to pay just £194.35, even with the £3.95 charge for delivery.  I like anything that saves me £208.60!!  How can you not like that savings?

And all of that savings has me eyeing the nice black and white knit dress.  It was originally £180.00 but now it is just £80.00.  It is very tempting.  I like the knit dresses for winter because I can wear them over tights or leggings for a fairly effortless, but stylish look.  It would go perfectly with my black knee high or ankle boots too.  I think I’m talking myself into this the more I type. LOL

If you’re on the lookout for some great deals, you should check out the Jaeger sale.  I’m not sure when it will end, but I’m guessing it will end by month’s end since they are saying that they are having final reductions now.  So, if you’re interested I wouldn’t wait too much longer to check it out or make your purchases.

Style Notebook: September 13, 2013

So, this week, I took a shortcut to creating my style notebook entry.  I received an email from Jaeger this morning with a couple of outfits based around their new trench.  I really like the trench because of its very tailored styling and the nice detailing in the houndstooth fabric; makes it a little more fun and not so plain.

Style Notebook: Autumn Outfits
Style Notebook: Autumn Outfits

I like the red jumper in the more casual look.  Doesn’t it looks perfect with that bag?  The only thing I might switch, would be to exchange the scarf that they have with another one that I found on their site.  They have a scarf with a digital print of Jaeger’s Regent’s Street store on it that is so much fun, I’m trying to come up with a reason why I need to buy it.  And I think it would look great with either the black dress or the casual outfit with jeans and a jumper.  As an added bonus, the Regent’s Street printed scarf is about half the price at £85.00.

Jaeger's flagship store on Regent's Street printed right on a scarf!
Jaeger’s flagship store on Regent’s Street printed right on a scarf!

I have a £30.00 loyalty voucher for Jaeger that I need to spend by mid-November, so maybe I should put it towards the scarf.  And just think how great it would look with the blue suede Lanvin boots too.