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Savvy Lesser Mortals save money now by buying winter clothes at bargain prices!!

I know…..I’m crazy in this heat, to be thinking about winter…..! But now is the time to get some really great bargains reduced by over half!! Should you waste your money on summer things, when you’ve had half the summer already? Or be canny and start planning for winter. The prices will almost certainly have increased year on year, and it’s always a shock after the summer prices, which are usually l0wer, due to the weight of the fabrics used. I like to look at the top end High street stores, which I normally find too pricey, and if you live in a town or city (like Leicester) where you don’t have a lot of the top end shops, then many mail order companies, have free post and package now. Here is my list of money saving ideas!!

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Ok – I know a lot of them are black…..

  1. Sheer silk and lace bouse. Karen Millen. Reduced from £125 to £35. 100% silk. Sizes 6-14 available on line. A glamorous top you can dress down with jeans, or wear at night with a skirt or trousers. Suit pear, apple and boyish best.
  2. Softly tailored jacket. Karen Millen. Reduced from £199 to £75. 100% polyester. Dry clean only. A lovely soft drapey jacket, with sheer sleeves, which can be dressed up or down for day or night, and even worn in the office. Sizes 6-16 available on line. Suits any shape.

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These 2 items take care of your christmas night out…..

  1. Setif bow back strapless dress. LK Bennett. Sizes 6-16 available on line. Reduced from £295 to £175. polyester cotton mix. Dry clean. Good for hourglass and anyone with a nice décolletage!
  2. Orson black lace panelled jumpsuit. Reiss. Reduced from £245 to £120. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Sizes 6-14. A great alternative to your LBD, this style will suit some pear shapes and boyish figures.

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  1. Dionne leather ankle boot. LK Bennet. Reduced from £275 to £140. Sizes 36-42 available on line. 100% leather. The belted ankle., means you can adjust to fit.
  2. Vancouver duffle bag. Jigsaw. Reduced from £129 to £64. A really good price for a leather bag. This style of bag featured recently in magazines.

I guess most of us don’t buy in advance as a result of the impatience to wear the items, and so waste discounted opportunities. But the way to save money is to plan ahead, and only buy what you NEED.

For more help or advice, contact me via my website:www.vickysmithstyling.co.uk

 Further reading:

IS it safe to buy in the sales: mail online

more than half of Brits never wear clothes bought in the sales…This is money.co.uk

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Well….need I say more? Spot the difference between Teresa May and the catwalk models??

So, can We Lesser Mortals wear over the knee boots? If you are very young, very skinny, and very classy, then yes. If you are a Lesser Mortal and find that age has caught up with you, and there is no way those size 8 jeans you kept, in case you slim down, are ever going to fit you….then NO. And why would you need to? There are so many boots out in the shops that will look great what ever your shape and size. I love shoe boots/ankle boots, which look fabulous with skirts and dresses, as well as jeans.

Below I have shown some which are pretty versatile, and some which have lower heels and different textures to add interest if worn with an LBD at Christmas. I have left casual day boots alone, as we are nearing the festive period. I don’t think you can get away with flat boots with a party dress. Ankle boots are a great way to avoid the old problem of “do these fit my calves?” and also the problem if you are petite and find many boots too long. Nothing worse than badly fitting boots.

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  1. Crosby knee high boots, with slight platform sole. £185 Duo. Free P & P. These boots have croc effect on the back panel and a silver clip round the calf. They come in a range of calf sizes, so should fit everyone. They also have a video clip on the web site to show what they look like on!!!
  2. Black snake effect to the knee boot. £52 Next.These are not leather, but this solves a problem many vegans have!! The fabric interest makes them a nice classy boot to wear with evening outfits.
  3. Sylie Suede platform knee boots. L K Bennett £31o. Available in navy and black. Also have a slight platform. Great for leg lengthening.
  4. Florence boot. Hobbs.£199. Already reduced from £249! Available in plain back, and 2-tone stone and black, which would be fine for a more summery look. Maybe keep your eye out for them in the sales!!
  5. Ruby Dry ankle boots £245 Russell and Bromley. Available in several colours, including red and suede. These would look great at any Christmas function, or worn during the day – not too high as they have a slight platform sole to offset heel height.
  6. Croc and suede ankle boot £225. Karen Millen. A really classy pair of ankle boots, which will look great for evening wear. Orders over £150 are free, and you can return them for free via 3 different convenient options.

If you like what you have seen, please take a look at my website or give me a call or text on 07976 635518.