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People Tree sample sale

November 30, 2014

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I cannot resist a good sample sale. Since I was in London anyway, last weekend I went along to the People Tree sample sale, just off Brick Lane. It was full of lots of beautiful, ethical clothes and there was even some of their designer collection on sale. I’ve featured People Tree before here and here and I really love their clothes. Plus, I have a hard time saying no to cat print dresses like those featured above.

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There were some lovely designer pieces on sale, including a range of Orla Kiely collaborations

The thing I was very surprised about was that there was hardly anyone at the sale. I’m used to sample sales where everyone is scrambling around, almost pushing everyone else out of the way to get that knocked-down dress (a bit like this scene from Friends), but happily, there was none of that and everyone was so kind and polite.

I was torn between these two skirts, but in the end I went for the one on the left

I walked away with a really nice, past season, polka dot skirt and a hat for the colder weather. I already own a pair of People Tree gloves and I bought some hand-knitted woollen socks some years ago, so I know that their wool lasts.

I kind of wish I could have bought more but with an already too-full suitcase to take back to Wales with me, plus a trip to Renegade craft fair immediately after the sale, I knew I couldn’t.

If you missed the People Tree sample sale, there is another one coming soon. More details can be found here.

Have you ever been to a sample sale? What has your experience been? I’m genuinely curious.

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Wednesday wishlist

July 9, 2014

It’s Wednesday again and it’s time to talk about what has made my wishlist this week.

Orla Kiely dress, £52.50, People Tree

Orla Kiely dress, £52.50, People Tree

Dresses are my downfall, I swear, and having been in love with the People Tree brand for years, their collection of designer pieces really make me swoon. This Orla Kiely collab is one of my current faves and, best of all, it has been reduced in price within the last week. What better excuse do you need to snap it up? If you’re after another though, the print is made up of dancing girls, neatly hidden so that you have to take a closer look to see them. If you love Orla’s designs as much as I do, then this is the dress for you.

Saltwater sandals, £49.00, Toast

Saltwater sandals, £49.00, Toast

I know everyone has been talking about these Saltwater sandals lately, but with all the lovely weather we’ve been having, I’ve been craving a pair of sturdy-but-cute sandals and, after attending the Toast sale at the weekend (more on that coming soon), I saw a few pairs of the sandals. Unfortunately, there were none in my size and so I had to go way empty handed, but these exclusive-to-Toast purple Saltwaters will brighten up any summery outfits perfectly and also add a pop of colour to the below skirt.

New Look lace skirt, £39.99, ASOS

New Look lace skirt, £39.99, ASOS

This New Look lace skirt is perfect for covering up those white (or sunburnt) summer legs, great for evenings spent walking along the beach and would even be ideal for a Sunday afternoon stroll. I am a big fan of white right now (probably due to Wimbledon recently taking over my life), although sadly I don’t have the tan to make it look awesome, but that won’t stop me from wearing it. Although a white top would look great teamed with the skirt, a colourful cami would also suit it well, don’t you think?

I’ve spent a bit too much money on clothes in the past week, so sadly I probably won’t be able to purchase any of these for a few weeks at least. However, that means I do have a few posts to share with you in the future. Please let me know if you like these types of posts. And have a good week!

More of the same kind of posts can be found here and here.