It’ll All Be All White

There’s probably one obsession I shouldn’t indulge in, and that’s my current penchant for white & cream dresses.  You see, I’m not the most careful person when out and about, and inevitably end up spilling something on me.  However, this hasn’t deterred me from buying one (or maybe more!) white dresses this season.  Just like the LBD, the little white dress (LWD) is one of the most versatile pieces a girl can have in her wardrobe – especially her summer one.  I’d suggest investing in a classic style that will see you through a few seasons, especially if you splurge on it.  Or maybe consider buying one which can be dressed up or down and that you can accessorise in different ways.  Below are just a few of my favourites around at the moment.

60s Sparkly Dress

Mini shift sequin & lace dress, £65 from ASOS

Feminine one

Lemine dress, £189 from Reiss

Tennis inspired one

Mango halterneck dress, £39.99 from John Lewis

Crochet One

In Bloom Crochet dress, £150 fom French Connection

The Classy One

Tempest Amber midi dress with gathered waist and embellishment, £135 from Designer Desirables


The Summery One

Oasis Grecian pleat midi dress, £100 from ASOS

The Boho One


Lace swing dress, £32 from ASOS

The lunch with the girls one


Layercake cutwork dress, £60 from Warehouse

The Illusion One


Lace overlay pencil dress, £65 from Warehouse

The Floral One


Ted Baker floral embellished dress, £149 from Selfridges

The girly one


Lydia Bright Blake dress, £75 from Bella Sorella

Domestic Princess tips

  1. Never eat spaghetti bolognaise when wearing a white dress, and if you do, don a bib!
  2. Only drink clear drinks when out in a white dress and avoid those drinking red wine or diet coke like the plague!
  3. Invest in a whitening agent and stain remover for your laundry cupboard.

Which one(s!) do you think I’ve bought/have in my basket?  And are there any there that take your fancy?

With much love
The Domestic Princess

Partywear for Men 2012

Wednesday was all about the ladies, so today I’m turning my attention to the men to help them look sartorially sharp over the festive season!  Below are a few outfit ideas that would look great at a black-tie party, the bar, Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve.

Sophisticated Yet Casual

Slanted pocket trousers, £125 from Nigel Hall

Pinpoint midnight blue shirt, £95 from Nigel Hall

Grey v-neck jumper, £100 from John Lewis 

James Bond

Tuxedo, £90 from ASOS

Smooth, Suave & Sophisticated

Whistler suit jacket, £200 from French Connection

Whistler trousers, £95 from French Connection 

Whistler waistcoat, £70 from French Connection

White poplin stretch shirt, £48 from French Connection

Office to Bar

Blue slim trousers, £40 from River Island 

Red stripe contrasting collar shirt, £30 from River Island 

All year round copy

Black cardigan, £24 from Topman

Two-tone shirt, £29.99 from Zara

Indigo vintage jeans, £36 from Topman

Grey tie, £19.99 from Zara

Ladies Man

Velvet blazer, £69.99 from Zara

Belted trousers, £39.99 from Zara

T-shirt, £9.99 from Zara

There’ll be more festive fun tomorrow with a BUMPER food post!

With much love
The Domestic Princess

Let’s get this party started!

Hello lovely readers!

I’m back after my latest mini break, albeit a bit later than I’d hoped, owing to some technical difficulties (ggggrrr) and Bangalore Belly (double ggggrrrrr).  Anyway, as promised I am back with all things Christmassy and kicking of the festive posts with a fashion one.

The party season’s nearly upon us and that means an outfit (or two)!  Whether you go all out sparkly, or fancy something a little more tame that you can wear at other times during the year, my ten outfit picks are sure to help you find something that will fit the bill perfectly!

Tomorrow is all about helping the men find their ideal outfit.

Black lace bandage dress, £45 from Oasis

Stella cream trousers, £110 from French Connection

Beaded collar blouse, £125 from Karen Millen

Red pleated dress with jewelled collar, £69.99 from Zara

Michael by Michael Kors silver sparkly dress, £215 from Net-a-Porter 

Milo wrap shirt body, £125 from Reiss

Lyon black tuxedo trousers, £120 from Reiss

Mesh swing dress, £45 from ASOS

Gold sequin dress, £59.99 from Mango

Black playsuit, £119 from Ted Baker 

Flower print dress, £299 from Hobbs


Bastyan Claude cigarette trousers, £150 from John Lewis

Silk pintuck blouse, £79 from John Lewis 

I’m thinking my credit card is going to be taking a bit of bashing tomorrow!  Did you see anything that took your fancy?  Have you got your eye on a new party frock?

It’s good to be back!

With much love

The Domestic Princess


Let it snow: dressing for the slopes

In just 9 short weeks, I will be swishing (elegantly?!) down the slopes of Park City, Utah.  The last time I donned a ski jacket and salopettes was February 2006, when we went to Chamonix.  Back then I was quite much heavier than I am now, so I’m guessing that my old ski jackets and salopettes won’t actually fit me any more.  In light of this, I’ve been having a look around for some new gear and thought I’d share some of the items that have grabbed my attention!  I also came across some good options for men and children, so will share those with you shortly.

  1. Arc’teryx Women’s Beta FL GTX Active Jacket, £349.99 from Ellis Brigham
  2. Spyder Women’s Winner Tailored Fit Pant, £220 from Snow & Rock
  3. Kjus Women’s Ray Jacket, £560 from Snow & Rock
  4. Kjus Women’s Formula Pants, £370 from Snow & Rock
  5. Columbia Women’s Lay D Down Ski Jacket, £142.50 from Ski & Trek
  6. Trespass Women’s Meredith Ski Pants, £74.95 from Ski & Trek

Domestic Princess tips

  1. Decide which type of jacket you want: insulated or shell.  There’s no right answer – it all depends upon your body’s temperature regulation.  If you get hot quickly, go for a shell and if you’re the type that feels the cold more, then an insulated jacket will be more suitable for you.
  2. Insulated jackets are typically measured in grams.  The greater the weight in grams, the toastier the jacket will be.  A jacket with down filling will probably have around an 800g weighting.  If you feel the cold, opt for the highest gram weighting jacket you can find.
  3. Shell jackets offer protection from the wind and are normally waterproof.  However, they don’t provide any built-in insulation.  The Domestic Prince chooses to ski in one of these sometimes, normally if he’s taken a ski trip later in the season.  He’s a naturally warm blooded person who doesn’t need to be bundled up as much as me!
  4. If you don’t want to be soaked through to the skin, then you’ll want to look at the waterproof rating of the jacket you’re considering purchasing.  Waterproof ratings are measured in millimetres – the higher the number, the more waterproof the jacket will be.
  5. Another thing to consider when purchasing your jacket is the breathability rating.  The breathability rating measures how effective the jacket is at letting moisture from the inside, out.  The higher the number, the more moisture is allowed to escape, thus more breathable.
  6. Look for fully taped seams, as this will mean the jacket and pants are more waterproof. However, these will be more expensive than critically taped items.
  7. Always try ski jackets on over the type of layers you will be wearing on the slopes.


I am sooooo excited about hitting the slopes again!!  Can you guess which jacket and pants I’ll be going for?

With much love
The Domestic Princess


Here Comes The Rain Again: Trench Coats For Men

One of my first posts on The Domestic Princess was my selection of trench coats for women, and I promised to come back with my edit for men, so here it is!  As I said in my post for the ladies, a trench coat should be a staple in everybody’s wardrobe, as it never goes out of fashion – the trench coat has pretty much remained unchanged for over 100 years.  I still firmly believe that a trench is an investment.  Oh, and if you’re wondering….I’m still lusting after a Burberry one, but am unlikely to be the proud owner of this little gem whilst I’m residing so close to the equator!

  1. Mid-length cotton trench coat, £595 from Burberry (also available in black and taupe)
  2. Long cotton gabardine trench cost, £1,095 from Burberry (also available in black and honey)
  3. Double-breasted trench coat, £79.99 from Zara (also available in brown)
  4. Full length trench coat, £75 from Topman
  5. Wedgewood trench, $213*/£175 from J Crew 
  6. Cotton trench, £119.99 from Mango (also available in black)

*The J Crew US site has free shipping and 25% off for orders over $150.  Enter code STYLE25 at checkout.

Domestic Princess tips

  1. Buy the best you can afford.  I know people who’ve had their Burberry trenches for over 10 years.  Think of it as an investment.
  2. Decide on the length you’re after.  The length you opt for will depend very much on your stature.  If you’re on the smaller side, a longer trench will just drown you, and likewise for taller men, a short trench will just emphasise your height.
  3. Your trench should be big enough to give you enough room to wear it over a suit or thick sweater.  Opt for a generous fit.  You should be able to button it up comfortably, without looking like you’ve been crow-barred into it.
  4. The sleeves should be around 2 to 4 inches longer than the sleeves on your suit jacket.

So lovely readers, have you invested in a trench?

With much love
The Domestic Princess


AW12/13: Peplum

I know it’s still August, but the stores are awash with the new season’s fashion.  One of the biggest trends of Spring/Summer 12 was the peplum, which is set to continue for Autumn/Winter 12/13.  So, what is “peplum”?

It’s a design that originated in ancient Greece, which means tunic.  Today’s interpretation of it, is a short flared, gathered or pleated fabric, which is attached to the waist of garments to create a frill.

A peplum adds a certain ladylike flair to your outfit.  It slims your waistline and accentuates your womanly curves.  What’s not to love about that?

Here are a few of my favourites at the moment.

  1. Peplum skirt, £30 from Oasis
  2. Lace peplum top, £35 from Warehouse
  3. Melanie textured peplum jumper, £95 from Reiss
  4. Peplum jacket, £70 from ASOS
  5. Alice & Olivia Victoria peplum dress, £215 from Net-A-Porter & $264 from Saks
  6. Sleeveless peplum top, £18 from Topshop

Domestic Princess tips:

  1. The best tip I can give you about purchasing a peplum garment is:  if it is super frilly, like the bed valances from the 80s, give it a miss.  What you’re looking for is something structured.
  2. When choosing your peplum, keep in mind this: fitted or flared styles.  To show off an hourglass figure, choose a fitted peplum.  If on the other hand you’re looking to add curves to your frame, opt for a flared one.
  3. If choosing a peplum skirt, the most flattering length is for the skirt to finish at, or just below your knee.
  4. A peplum jacket will look great with a pair of skinny jeans.

 Have you embraced this trend yet?  If not, will you?  I’ve got my eye on the lace peplum from Warehouse…..

With much love
The Domestic Princess

The perfect holiday wardrobe for men

Last week, was all about the perfect holiday wardrobe for the ladies.  So, this week, I’m once again turning my attention to the men and helping them out with their holiday wardrobe dilemmas.  Guys, it’s got to be said you have it far easier than the ladies when it comes to packing for your holibobs, in fact I’m quite envious.  Even so, I know many a man who deliberates over his holiday wardrobe as much as some ladies, so here’s my summer wardrobe edit for the gents.

  1. Straw trilby, £6 from Matalan
  2. Havaianas, £29.78 from Mr Porter
  3. Swims rubber & mesh boat shoes, £100 from Mr Porter
  4. Canvas big pony tote, £100 from Polo Ralph Lauren
  5. Suede driving shoes, £35 from ASOS
  6. Ray Ban Cockpit sunglaess, £104 from
  1. Slim-fit stretch poplin shirt, £14.99 from GAP
  2. Cotton silk jumper, £9.99 from Mango
  3. Diesel Larkee 73N straight jeans, £105 from House of Fraser
  4. Three-quarters sleeve top, £15 from ASOS
  5. Club short in lightweight chino, £50.72 from J Crew
  6. Slub knit polo shirt, £15.99 from Zara
  7. Navy casual trouser, £75 from Nigel Hall
  8. Polka dot shirt, £22 from ASOS
  9. Cotton knit v-neck sweater, £9.99 from Zara
  10. White chino shorts, £22 from ASOS
  11. Mitre deck shorts, £45 from All Saints of Spitalfields
  12. Nigel Hall gingham shirt, £110 from John Lewis
  13. Emerson vintage straight chino, £45 from Banana Republic
  14. Linen cotton blend trouser, £34.99 from Mango

Men’s Daywear

Men's day beachwear

Domestic Princess tips:

  1. Don’t buy expensive white t-shirts to wear to the pool / beach, as the suncream will only stain them.  Cheap ones are best.
  2. Buy t-shirts for the day in neutral colours, so they don’t clash with your beach shorts.
  3. Don’t be tempted to wear socks with your deck shoes – this screams geek!
  4. Unless you are tall and skinny, steer clear of combat shorts, that is unless you are going into combat.  They are a sartorial no no.
  5. If you’re over 20, avoid coloured lenses in your sunglasses, otherwise your look is screaming out “I’m having a mid-life crisis”.
  6. Still on the topic of mid-life crisis, if you’re over 30, don’t even think about contemplating emblazoned t-shirts, especially those with large graphics or what you perceive to be funny sayings on them.
  7. Sportswear below the waist is acceptable, aka swim shorts, above it, no-way.  We don’t want you emulating Wayne Rooney!  No amount of money can buy you style.
  8. With the exception of David Gandy lookalikes, leave the vests at home.  No need to channel your inner Homer Simpson when jaunting around the South of France, save them for your date with your sofa.
  9. If you’re not planning a sailing trip, nor a trip down the King’s Road, nor are you of European descent, then please do not be tempted to don a pair of red trousers.
  10. Remember the rules to follow when picking out your swimwear.

Happy shopping! And please feel free to post any questions you might have in the sartorial department in the comments section below.

With much love

The Domestic Princess


Lightening the load: the perfect beach holiday wardrobe

This post is as much for me, as it is for my lovely readers.  If you were to ask the Domestic Prince about my holiday wardrobe, he would tell you that I take far too much and only wear half of what I pack.  I don’t know anybody who doesn’t love going on holiday, but no matter how excited I am about going on my holibobs, packing causes me a great amount of stress and a lot of deliberation.  I want to look great on the beach and fabulous in the evening, as well as making sure I have warmer clothes in case the weather turns, which in today’s unpredictable climate, is quite likely!  The later I leave my packing, the worse it actually gets, as I end up throwing things in, “just in case”.

So, by writing this post, I’m hoping to streamline my holiday wardrobe, take the hard work out for you, and show you the perfect beach holiday wardrobe.

What to pack for a two-week beach holiday

  • Maxi dress
  • Smart dress
  • Plain dress, which can be dressed-up with jewellery
  • Beach cover-up x 3
  • Day-time shorts x 2
  • Vest / t-shirt x 2
  • Bikini / swimsuit/ tankini x 5
  • Cropped trousers x 2
  • Skirt x 1
  • Jeans x 1
  • Evening top x 2
  • Work-out gear
  • Cardigan / wrap (you can wear this to travel in)
  • Flip flops
  • Wedges
  • Flat sandals
  • Trainers
  • Beach bag
  • Clutch bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Scarf – can be used a wrap

  1. Swarovski t-bar leather sandal, £35 from Accessorize
  2. Leather square buckle clutch, £60 from ASOS
  3. Plain white scarf, £17.99 from Zara
  4. Ivory strappy wdges, £45 from Next
  5. Aubin & Wills Patrickson bag, £65 from Net-A-Porter
  6. Tom Ford brown tortoiseshell sunglasses, £145 from My-Wardrobe
  7. Floppy straw hat with polka dot under brim, £18 from ASOS
  8. Slim white Havaianas, £20 from Havainas

  1. Sequin t-shirt dress, £80 from Topshop
  2. Navy linen waterfall cardigan, £65 from The White Company
  3. Grey belted chinos, £24.50 from Wallis
  4. Cream shift dress, £28 from Dorothy Perkins
  5. Kelly sequin top, £77 from Reiss
  6. Guipure lace skirt, £39.99 from Zara
  7. Sateen white cropped trousers, £55 from Banana Republic
  8. Red skinny jeans, £16.99 from New Look
  9. Beth cream top, £125 from Reiss
  10. Navy leaf print maxi dress, £22.40 from Dorothy Perkins
  11. Slim cropped trousers, £29.95 from GAP
  1. Double-layer jersey vest tunic dress, £65 from The White Company
  2. Long Island rope v-neck kaftan, £180 from Heidi Klein
  3. Bali bikini, £180 from Heidi Klein
  4. Skirt suit, £26 from Next
  5. White bikini, £20  from Oasis
  6. Pour Moi? Azure bikini, £33.60 from ASOS
  7. Seafolly Goddess swimsuit, £85 from John Lewis
  8. Fluro embroidered beach dress, £38 from Warehouse
  9. Navy striped vest top, £5.99 from H&M
  10. White vest top, £5.99 from H&M
  11. Casual shorts, £18 from Oasis
  12. Stone 5″ chino shorts, £29.33 from J Crew

Domestic Princess tips:

  1. Start with a list (I LOVE a list).  To make your lives easier, I’ve created a checklist for you to keep and print off:  Beach holiday wardrobe checklist.  You can thank me later.
  2. If you’re travelling with other people, mix up each other’s clothes between suitcases – if one goes missing, you’ll have at least one outfit to wear!
  3. Pack flip-flops, trainers and wedges at the bottom of your case.
  4. Roll-up swimwear, t-shirts and pack them around the edges of your case.
  5. Look for beach cover-ups that are easy to remove and replace.
  6. Only take clothes that you really love wearing and are comfortable in.
  7. Travel in your heaviest clothes and shoes.
  8. Think about investing in a Kindle – the weight of four books is the equivalent of 5 bikinis and a maxi dress!
  9. Put your bathroom bag in a carrier bag.
  10. Sellotape the tops of sun screens and moisturisers, to help prevent any leakages.
After writing this post, I think I’m all set for my holibobs and there won’t be any last minute, anxiety filled packing episodes!  Have you got any packing tips that you can share with us?

I hope you’ve found this post helpful and don’t forget to print off the checklist next time you’re off on holiday!

With much love
The Domestic Princess

Net-A-Porter: The Sale

Net-A-Porter is probably one of my favourite online stores.  I can lose myself for hours pouring over the amazing collections, but when their bi-annual sale launches I get really excited!  As I get to finally purchase some of the items that I’ve been lusting after the previous 6 months. Their sales offer fantastic discounts and make those designer pieces that little bit more affordable!  Their sale starts with 30-50% off all sales items, and increases to around 70% towards the end.  But be quick, if you see something you like don’t hesitate as items go very quickly!  During the time it took me to write this piece, 10 items I’d selected to include had already disappeared by the time I was ready to publish.  I’ve personally missed out on some pieces that I was coveting 😦

Here are my favourite pieces from their summer sale.  Like yesterday’s post, I’ve tried to only include pieces that have a good selection of sizes available.

  1. J Crew knitted cashmere poncho, was £400 now £200
  2. Paul & Joe Sister Robin lace-trimmed cotton-blend chambray shorts, were £145 now £72.50
  3. Juicy Couture hooded cotton-blend terry playsuit, was £120 now £60
  4. Day Birger & Mikkelsen Zoe crepe dress, was £180 now £90
  5. See by Chloe cotton and silk-blend dress, was £305 now £183
  6. Mara Hoffman embroidered cotton-voile maxi dress, was £265 now £159
  7. Carven cotton-jersey and silk-organza peplum top, was £160 now £96.40
  8. Alice by Temperley, was £345 now £172.50
  9. Aubin & Wills Carraville cotton and linen-blend mini skirt, was £65 now £45.50
  10. Goldsign Virginia low-rise flared jeans, were £330 now £165
  1. Joseph Carlotta silk blouse, was £225 now £157.50
  2. Juicy Couture striped cotton-blend dress, was £205 now £123
  3. Oak cropped cotton-twill kimono cape, was £155 now £77.50
  4. Joseph Cinders silk-georgette dress, was £395 now £276.50
  5. Current/Elliot The Bell low-rise flared jeans, were £210 now £105
  6. MHL by Margaret Howell cotton culottes, were £155 now £77.50
  7. Mulberry stretch-cotton broderie anglaise dress, was £395 now £197.50
  8. Leaves of Grass Millay embroidered silk-crepe top, was £330 now £165
  9. Adidas by Stella McCartney cotton-jersey shorts, were 355 now £38.50
  10. J Brand Gigi cropped mid-rise flared jeans, were £190 now £95


  1. Jil Sander Luster cotton-blend dress, was £1,030 now £515
  2. Juicy Couture Pippa puffed cotton-poplin mini skirt, was £125 now £75
  3. Easton Pearson Dora flag-print silk-crepe top, was £350 now £175
  4. J Brand Lovestory low-rise flared jeans, were £235 now £117.50 (available in petite length)
  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Marga cotton-blend faille peplum dress, was £555 now £277.50
  6. Chinti & Parker polka-dot cotton dress, was 3140 now £70.50
  7. Splendid pink drawstring shorts, were £110 now £55
  8. Tara Matthews Tolla ombré cotton-jersey dress, was £175 now £87.50
  9. Chinti & Parker striped organic cotton mini dress, was £100 now £60
  10. Burberry London leather-trimmed gabardine trench coat, was £895 now £447.50

Why I love Net-A-Porter:
  • They ship internationally
  • If you’re in London, they’ll deliver your haul the same-day!
  • They tell you whether each item runs true to size or is bigger, or smaller
  • Amazing selection of shoes and handbags!
  • Fantastic 24-hour customer service
  • Free collection for returns
  • You don’t have to battle the crowds!
If Net-A-Porter doesn’t suit your budget, then check-out the sister site, The Outnet, which has a huge collection of discounted designer wear all year round.

So, tell me, are you a fan of Net-A-Porter?  Have you spotted anything you’re lusting after from my selection?  Please do tell!

With much love
The Domestic Princess

Shop ’til you drop!!

I know we’re only half way through June and have at least 10 more weeks of summer ahead of us, but the retailers have decided it’s time for the 2012 summer sales, and who are we to argue with them?!  Not all stores have started their sales, but the majority have.  So today’s post is all about some of the items I’m coveting and may just purchasing two or three – ssshhhhh don’t tell the Domestic Prince!  As and when more sales start, I’ll write a little update.  And if perusing awesome bargains wasn’t enough, this week there might be some extra posts….  Don’t say I don’t spoil you lovely lot!!

I’ve tried to select pieces that have pretty much most sizes in stock.

  1. Cream low-neck chiffon dress, was £30 now £17 from Dorothy Perkins
  2. Lina Garden dress, was £115 now £57.50 from French Connection
  3. Nix Nights dress by French Connection, was £140 now £94 from John Lewis
  4. Pink frill dress, was £24.99 now £12.49 from H&M
  5. Paula knit maxi dress, was £75 now £49.99 from Banana Republic
  6. M by Missoni scalloped shift dress, was £412.50 now £247.50 from my-wardrobe
  7. Navy embellished shift dress, was £75 now £25 from Warehouse
  8. Anais maxi dress by Freda, was £496 now £297 from Matches
  9. Ditsy maxi dress, was £62 now £31 from French Connection
  10. Placement print dress, was £85 now £55 from Oasis
  11. Black strapless peplum cocktail dress by Stella McCartney, was £505 now £250 from Harvey Nichols
  12. Julia lace dress by L.K. Bennett, was £195 now £175 from John Lewis
  13. Priscilla lace dress by Damsel in a Dress, was £249 now £174 from John Lewis
  1. Vince wool blend cape, was £650 now £325 from Harvey Nichols
  2. Black blazer, was £24.99 now £12.99 from H&M
  3. Geo mohair trapeze jacket, was £129 now £35 from Kew
  4. French Connection April Spark hooded cape, was £170 now £85 from House of Fraser
  5. Aquascutum Franc trench coat, was £600 now £325 from John Lewis
  6. White cotton blazer, was £190 now £130 from Karen Millen
  7. Bicra belted wool cape, was £229 now £160 from Ted Baker
  8. French Connection Imperial Lux trench coat, was £185 now £92.50 from John Lewis
  1. Phase Eight Made in Italy Gypsy Vest, was £39 now £29 from John Lewis 
  2. Colour block cardigan, was £65 now £48 from Kew
  3. Cotton dreaming jumper, was £48 now £36 from French Connection
  4. Jersey sequin trim tank, was £89 now £49 from Jigsaw
  5. Mason crew t-shirt, was £12.95 now £9.99 from GAP
  6. Plain palette top, was £28 now £17, from Warehouse
  7. Blouse, was £12.99 now £6.99 from H&M
  8. Soft sheen blouse, was £29.99 now £14.99 from H&M
  9. Phase Eight Dana jersey top, was £39 now £29 from John Lewis
  10. Michael Kors belted poncho, was £165 now £94.95 from Harrods
  11. Eyelet detail jumper, was £75 now £29.95 from Kew
  12. Ditsy print blouse, was £180 now £99 from Jaeger

  1. Pleat front mini shorts, were £30 now £15 from Warehouse
  2. Floral print skirt, was £55 now £30 from Oasis
  3. Tailored shorts, were £40 now £30 from Oasis
  4. Broderie skirt, was £48 now £22 from Oasis
  5. Striped playsuit, was £12.99 now £6.49 from H&M 
  6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Clark twill shorts, were £163 now £97 from Matches
  7. Freda Amber full skirt, was £246 now £74 from Matches
  8. Ted Baker frill shoulder playsuit, was £99 now £50 from John Lewis
  1. Freda Rae flared trousers, were £188 now £112 from Matches
  2. Current Elliott Stiletto mid-rise skinny jeans, were £150 now £105 from Matches
  3. Mother Denim The Drama Flares, Joyride, were £240 now £168 from Donna Ida 
  4. Citizens of Humanity Ava straight leg jeans, were £215 now £107.50 from Donna Ida
  5. Delight cotton straight trousers, were £92 now £46 from French Connection
  6. Burberry Brit khaki slim cropped cargo trousers, were £195.83 now £136.67 from my-wardrobe
  7. James Jeans Hector Zeus high-rise jeans, were £195 now £97 from Harvey Nichols 
  8. Black cropped trousers, were £24.99 now £12.49 from H&M
Sales still to start:

Domestic Princess tips:

  1. Look at your wardrobe before you set out and make a list of the items you’re looking for.
  2. Research before you go.  Browse online and select your favourite pieces.
  3. The sales are the perfect time to buy luxury brands and fabrics that are normally big ticket items, and also wardrobe staples like a little black dress or a classic trench coat.
  4. Don’t buy an item just because it is on sale.  Ask: do I need it? do I love it? will I wear it? would I still like it at full price?
  5. Eat before you hit the shops, so your energy levels are high to help you deal with the masses!
  6. Check that the price you’re about to pay is the lowest around by using your Redlaser app.
  7. When hitting the shops, wear comfortable and easy to remove clothes.
  8. Know your body shape and what suits it.
  9. If you find a sweater or pair of jeans that fit like a dream, double up and buy two if you can afford it.
  10. Try everything on, or if you can’t face the queue for the changing rooms, check the exchange and refund policy.
Have you got your eye on anything in the sales?  Have you already been sale shopping? And have you ever bagged yourself an amazing bargain in the sales?  Please let me know in the comments section.  Happy shopping!
With much love
The Domestic Princess
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