Monday, 12 July 2010

Thrifty Summer Challenge

The clever money-saving bods at challenged me to pick five–ten items under £40 to recommend as my top summer bargains. After scouring the net for the very prettiest warm-weather treats, I finally came up with this selection. What do you think?

Clockwise from top right:
Poppy Print Cover Up Dress, Miss Selfridge, £22
Francesea Ethnic Cuff Sandals, Accessorize, £30
Sutton Stripe Top, People Tree, £20
Love Heart Sunglasses, Asda, £5
Ethnic Trim Tunic, River Island, £29.99
Regatta Bandeau Bikini Set, Peacocks, £12
Beige Mid-length Mac, Debenhams, £38
Creation Printed Canvas Bag, La Redoute, £25
Be Beau Pool Party Skirt, Matalan, £14
Plain Bubble Sleeve Dress, Topshop, £40

I can't link directly to items listed on Flash websites. The River Island tunic is under 'tops > going out tops'. Also, you know how the shops like to put all the summer stuff in the sale in July and bring in the winter coats? Well, some stuff may only be available in limited sizes for this reason. The People Tree striped top is now out of stock, but you can still buy this gorgeous Laguna Striped Top for £15.

Over the past fortnight, I've been using the site to check for discounts on everything I buy online. It's super easy to use and far better than other voucher sites because it's quick and, most importantly, accurate. When you search for a shop, the results come up in tabs of 'codes', 'sales' and 'deals', enabling you to see immediately if there's anything relevant to your search.

Like most bloggers, I do get approached to endorse things sometimes, and up until now I've never agreed. However, I'm happy to recommend this site as I'm thoroughly impressed with it. I picked out this swimming costume for my mum from Wallis – she got free delivery, 15 per cent off and it was the perfect fit! Anyone else need me to find them something? I'll even get you a discount! It's a gift, I'm telling you.


  1. Great picks. I love the sandals they look like K Jacques.

  2. i SO NEED those sandals! Gorgeous!!! You really are a bargainista my dear! x


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