The Sales..

m-31-167417-4-daGSmqdJwxXK After the gluttony of Christmas the January Sales have to put on their best bib and tucker to draw us out again by dangling tempting morsels of true fashion aristocracy…like the chance to clutch an iconic Charlotte Olympia creation reduced from $1556 to $785..tempted?

m-31-197568-3-0so2QarcX2qP Or fall asleep knowing these Sleeping Beauty suede pumps are yours: Magically reduced from $995 to $500…almost a steal..

m-549-198237-2-Dz7DmmahyQUk All the rage and quality guaranteed: Balmain skinny leather pants – were an eye-watering $4560 now $1370..a deposit on a car..but these are Balmain!


Made for elegant entrances: MSGM wide leg side stripe pant..dress up, dress down..and down from $400 to a cool $120..


Subtle yet uber sexy, 10 Crosby Derek Lam pyjama shirt.  Once $375 now a reachable $190..


Easy on the eye, easier on the wallet: 10 Crosby Derek Lam faux belted leather shorts reduced from $295 to $180..

m-193-204385-3-DI2h4uPBC1p3 Add a splash of provocative colour: MSGM floral printed Gazar top, was $905 now $545. You’ll certainly get noticed..

m-119-198009-2-GXYoktcTL7z7 Carven has the best jumpers and this one sings on multiple levels: Colour, texture and the perfect length.  Was $390 now $235. (And check out The Outnet for more woolly bargains)

m-279-163896-2-ggDQX77Bpwld Vamp style: Sergio Rossi Optikala high heeled striped sandal, were $835 now $420…temptation has a name.

m-119-136070-6-RjOG00Co2Mhz An undisputed stalwart of any wardrobe: The biker jacket.  This quilted version by Carven was $1995, now $1000…just think, it could be your new best friend..

True fashion will always have a price but I’ve always thought if it takes a bit of pain to gain then it rises above normality and takes on special powers that naturally envelope the wearer. On that basis I think I’d better learn the lesson…and get saving for next year…

(However, if you want to start with a simpler challenge and some group motivation for support then check out Kat the designers Blog..She’s leading the charge for spotlighted New Years resolutions and aims to keep you on the straight and narrow! Good luck!)

Laters, Kate x


  1. Fashion Mayann

    I love the fab leather pieces and Charlotte Olympia’s fairy-tale like shoes ! I wish you a spectacularly glamorous New Year ! Because of recurrent Internet and PC problems, I’m not sure that I’ll be as present on WordPress as I was throughout 2014. So, I’d like to thank you for supporting my blog in 2013 ! Party hard on NYE ! xxxxx

  2. gingerandcream

    OMG the Balmain leather pants! If only, I doubt I could even slip a foot inside them. I would really love a pair of leather trousers in general but I always think of that episode of friends with Ross and the Talc! I want to thank you for your like and posts on Ginger and Cream so far. I really appreciate it. Your blog is lovely! I hope to be half as good. Happy New Year, all the best. x

  3. jackiemallon

    Thanks for gathering them all together like that. Now I don’t have to worry about going out and catching a chill. (The only way I can resist, you see, is if I stay indoors, away from the shops and safely out of harm’s way. New year’s resolution: SAVE MONEY!! 🙂
    Happy new year to you! xo