That said, there are some good things. I’m not a total negative Nelly. The idea of having a fresh, clean slate feels pretty nice, as do cosy nights in with a cup of tea (dry Jan) and SkyScanner. Above all that, though, have got to be the sales.
It’s official: we’ve made it past the halfway point of January. Hurrah! I’m celebrating because there are lots of rubbish things about January… the dark afternoons, cold temperatures, the lack of money and abundance of failed resolutions. So far I’ve stacked up a collection of about five.
When it comes to sale shopping, I’m definitely one for doing it all online. There’s something grossly off-putting about elbowing fellow clothes-fanatics out of the way to fish through clothes rails in a hot and sweaty shop. No, thank you. Doing so from the comfort of my own sofa is a much more appealing prospect, and I often end up finding better deals.
It’s around this time in the month when the sales really start to hot up. With just a couple of weeks to go before paying full price is the only option again, I start to get competitive and… dare I say it: desperate. Desperate to pack out my wardrobe with enough new clothes to last the entirety of February and desperate to spend any remaining cash I have on the best budget buys I can find.
ASOS’ sale is up there with the best, and today, things have really hotted up in the way I predicted they would. They’re offering 10% off their already whopping 70% off sale! I know how my evening will be spent.
From vinyl coats (obsessed) to mules and cosy cardigans, here are the items I’ll be snapping up from my living room this evening. It’d almost be rude if you didn’t do the same…
25 Spring Dresses From Banana Republic That You Can Start Wearing Now
Why is it that the end of Summer and Fall pass so quickly, but the beginning of Spring takes forever to arrive? This is a question I ask myself every year and never seem to find an answer to, so this time, I’m making it a point to do things differently. Instead of waiting for warmer weather to arrive, I’m going to manifest it by rolling out my Spring wardrobe now. One of the best ways to do that? Dresses.
I’m a firm believer that dresses are a year-round closet staple no matter the length, cut, or fabric, but there’s just something about Spring that feels like the perfect dress-wearing season. Maybe it’s all the fresh blooms and pastel tones, or maybe it’s the excitement of shedding a few layers and showing some skin (because it’s finally warm enough to do so). Either way, it’s never too early to start scoping out your options – and we’ve spotted several at Banana Republic. Want to see what we’re talking about? Just keep scrolling. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 25 of the retailer’s best Spring dresses that you’ll want to start wearing immediately.