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Thursday 19 July 2018

Winter in July

Over 40s blogger Gail Hanlon in winter attire in July, to show that you can find timeless bargains from previous seasons in the July sales. Here she is wearing a sequinned star jumper and Jaycee skirt from The-Bias-Cut.com

Christmas often happens in July. Magazines are already preparing their festive editions and press and retailers will be showcasing their wares to bloggers and journalists. And thanks to some canny sales shopping, I am also showing you a touch of winter in July.
In my last post I talked about sale shopping and showed a couple of the items I had picked out from the sale at The-Bias-Cut.com, a site featuring contemporary and distinctive clothes, worn by women  of all ages and sizes.

In this post I'm showing three more picks, but they're winter selections.  As I mentioned on Sunday, I often snap up bargains for another season in the sales, particularly if the clothes in question are timeless and brilliant quality.

This Electric Star jumper (sweater) in midnight blue is a prime example. By Fabienne Chapot, it's wonderfully soft and I love how the sequin stars catch the light. I can see myself wearing it casually with jeans and in a more dressy way as I've shown here.  Midnight or navy blue are not very flattering colours for me but it doesn't stop me from wearing them: I simply try to mix them with colours that do suit me, nearer to my face. Here I've added a fuchsia scarf and lippy.

Now the skirt is a real find. I was thrilled to find that the Jaycee skirt, decorated with big cats, is in the pull-on style with a stretchy fabric that hugs your curves. I'm always looking for skirts like this because they are so flattering. The cats print adds a touch of fun. I used a wide belt to cinch my waist, some attention-grabbing Poetic Licence shoes, and the most delicate tights I've ever worn from Oroblu.

Detail of the tiger print on the blue Jaycee skirt from The-Bias-Cut dot com

Another stunning jumper is the Carmel lurex knit from Baum und Pfergarten. Think of the gloom of winter, alleviated by twinkly lights, and imagine how this lurex fabric will shine.

An outfit with transitional qualities for evening stand out, featuring a lurex knitted top with statement sleeves and a gold and black lurex skirt with leopard print accessories.

I'm wearing it with a pleated gold and black skirt, an eBay bargain, and a touch of leopard print, with a rose gold necklace. As it's not too heavy, I see it as a good transitional piece that I can also wear with my camel skirt (seen here). And as it's trimmed with blue, it would also look good with the Jaycee skirt. The sleeves are very dramatic:

So that's it - my sales round up featuring The-Bias-Cut.com. I was gifted two items from the sale but I fell in love with all five of the items picked and decided to buy the rest!

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  1. The pleated skirt and jumper is gorgeous Gail! I'm popping over for a look! xx

  2. Gail you are going to love wearing these in the winter. Absolutely fabulous items.



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