Since Christmas I have been ignoring all of the sales and I am very proud of myself indeed. I have done a massive “stock take” on my wardrobe and have had a very honest chat with myself about the clothes I wear all the time and the ones that (shamefully) still have the labels on. It seems that I am very drawn to glamorous, sparkly, silky things, but in real life I rarely get to wear them. The things I do wear tend to be quality cotton basics, good denim and really lovely knitwear.
And so this year I didn’t even click on to Net-a-Porter (you may have noticed that there were no sales posts!) and I managed to steer clear of the Selfridges sale and the Whistles sale and even the Topshop one. I’ve saved myself for one sale and one sale only: Hush. I wear something from Hush pretty much every day, whatever the season, much to Mr AMR’s amusement. Relaxed, lightweight dresses and shorts and trousers in the summer and in the winter, the heavyweight cardigans and sweaters with my jeans or thrown over skirts and dresses.
I’m ordering the Two Tone Sloppy Joe Dress (I have this already in white and grey and it’s brilliant), the Chunky Waterfall Cardigan in grey (I already own it in multicolour, use it all the time), the Honeycomb Pyjama Bottoms and the Long Length Tank, just because it’s very useful. Some things that I already have and would highly recommend: the Wool Mix Trousers, the Splice Dress and the Winter Plaid Pyjamas. If you want just a little treat, then the bed socks and eye mask (pictured above) are really sweet, both reduced in the sale.
Right – I’m off to press the detonation button on my order!