What I Wore : Sales Shopping…

What I Wore~

Gold top ~ Dorothy Perkins
Dress ~ Primark
Tights ~ F and F
Boots ~ Barratts

Wow it was a beautiful day today?

The sun was shining the sky was blue, a little chilly out of the sunshine but great weather for January. We took a ride out to the shops in Derby for a change, somewhere the children had never visited.

Parking up at the park and ride once on the bus we notice our daughter carrying her Sophia the first teddy that Santa had brought her (ones that they sell in most shop!). So for the first half hour, you know who got to babysit the princess teddy outside all the toy shops until they had brought something, eventually my son got some toys so we could pop her in a carry a bag.

Boy did I get some strange looks, I felt like shouting “it’s not mine honest!!” ha-ha…

I am sure my husband wishes he did not go bearing in mind he never brought anything and I got a few bags full.

I think the shops have been picked over now?

 I did get a few bargains, a heart dress from Primark for £3.00 and a lovely skirt with blue lips on from H & M for £4.00. Never one to miss a spending spree!

I spotted some nice boots on line at The Garage shoe shop but never seen anything better in the shops so I need to order some now I’m back.

Once I got home I was freezing, bare arms in January!

I did buy a nice chunky cardigan though, just like the ones my grandma use to knit me…

5 minutes nap under 2 duvets to warm me up a cup of tea and biscuits helped me to recover to do my run, 3 miles in the dark on my own is not my idea of fun but it has to be done and I felt loads better for it…

Have you been around the sales?

Do you prefer going around the shops or shopping on line?

Have you picked up a bargain in the sales yet?


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Sharon S
    January 2, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    Hi there! Well done on the run you really have fabulous stamina and determination!! Great sales bargains too, I've not yet done any sales shopping yet!! Happy new year! Xxx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:28 am

      Hi Sharon, thanks for stopping by, aww I really need to get my running head on now, training up for London marathon 🙂

  2. Becca Lynn
    January 3, 2014 / 1:02 am

    Loving that dress!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:29 am

      Thanks Becca 🙂

  3. daisychain
    January 3, 2014 / 7:22 am

    Loving your layering! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:38 am

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Jess
    January 3, 2014 / 7:43 am

    I love that outfit! And Im impressed with the running. I have dreams that one day too I will run,maybe 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:42 am

      Aww thank you Jess 🙂

  5. EmmaT
    January 3, 2014 / 10:10 am

    With a toddler, and an attempt to potty train him at the end of the Christmas holidays, it was online sale shopping for me. I do miss going to the actual stores, but I don't miss the rubbish clothes, the messy rails or the rudeness of some sales shoppers. #pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:43 am

      Yeh Emma I know what your say, I went out all day and was tired out. Online I could have had the day to myself after too…

  6. oana79
    January 3, 2014 / 10:25 am

    Not yet, waiting for this baby to come out! I am so looking forward to a shopping trip for my "real" me and hubby promised me one in February, such a sweetheart! Your outfit looks great, love the boots!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:46 am

      Aww sounds great 🙂

  7. Debbie Stinedurf
    January 3, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    I wondered about whether or not your arms were cold…ha! Cute outfit, I love a dress with tougher looking boots. I typically online shop, but I took my daughter out shopping the other day and found a new winter coat at Old Navy for $16…score!Debbiewww.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:49 am

      Ha Debbie, I was 😉 Oh wow great bargain, that is a good thing about shops, bargains they don't put on line!! I have picked a few great dresses up over the years for £1. !!

  8. Mummy Whiskers
    January 3, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    I went to Junction 32 outlet in castleford and bagged myself a pair of skinny jeans in Gap reduced from £39.99 to an amazing £8.99 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:52 am

      What!! such a bargain, aww love Gap 🙂

  9. Renae of Simple Sequins
    January 3, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Claire, Claire, Claire Thank you for joining "Fashion item Friday", yay! You did what you said you would. I love that in a person and you are the best. This 'jumper' is so dang cute and so dang cute on you. You have a great figure and you are so confident, too. Love it all! 😀 (ps. I term the 'dress' a jumper. but dress is fine too)

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:53 am

      Aww Renae, I said I would, sometimes I forget at first but always remember haha 🙂 hoping to join you Friday …

  10. Kezzie
    January 3, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    It's s hard one to gauge what to wear when shopping in the winter! I like your choices! I got some boots in Next but that was about it for sales! X

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 6, 2014 / 6:55 am

      Thanks, I know they make shopping centres so hot and if you wear a coat, you feel like passing out ( after getting excited about a few bargains ha )

  11. Kim Carberry
    January 3, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Love the outfit!I shopped online in the sales…hehehe

  12. gina caro
    January 3, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    You are very brave to go out at sale time of year, I avoid the shops like the plague at this time of year. Love your dress btw 🙂 #PoCoLo

  13. rachna sharma
    January 3, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    love ur dress…we dont have primark here in states!

  14. Leanne Rain
    January 3, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    I did the Next Boxing day Sale!!!… Yup im one of the idiots who stood outside at 6:30am on Boxing day, in the freezing frost covered everywhere, just to grab a bargain or 2… (one that shall not be repeated lol) and I also had a Next VIP slot before xmas and bagged meself some Hunter wellies for £18.00 🙂 ive got a post about it somewhere on my Blog: http://www.suggys.co.uk/Leanne/i-got-a-next-vip-sale-slot-bagged-some-bargains/ #PoCoLo x

  15. Mandi Morrison
    January 3, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Love the dress, haven't managed much sale shopping, I am hoping there are still some bargains once the children are back at school!#PoCoLo

  16. Victoria Welton
    January 4, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I love that outfit – the boots go with it brilliantly and make you look trendy but comfortable, something I opt for most days now! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

  17. Leovi
    January 4, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    I like this pretty dress!

  18. Joanna Pabel
    January 4, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    Great dress! In our primark I can't see this dress :-/

  19. CousCousandCorkWedges
    January 6, 2014 / 9:53 am

    You look fab Claire! Thank you for your friendship & support since I started out! Wishing you & your family a wonderful New Year! <3 Ax

  20. Marlen
    January 6, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    hahah im sure no one thought the bear was yours! and i always feel like most stuff was bought up at this point, but it sounds like you still got a few treasures, yay! And adorable outfit- those boots look like they're made for shopping :)xo marlenMessages on a Napkin

  21. Carolynne @ mummyendeavours.co.uk
    January 8, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    I still can't get my head around sale shopping, I wish I could. I feel gutted when people show me their bargains but I really can't be ar**d rummaging – maybe had a bad experience lol!! #pocolo

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