If you read one of my previous posts I mentioned that I went to a sample sale over the weekend… A French Connection UK sample sale, to be precise. This has to be my FAVOURITE brand for dresses. They never fail to disappoint me… even more so when they have their generous sales going on!
Last weekend, from Friday-Sunday, they had a SAMPLE SALE. This is basically where there are racks & racks of clothes for you to look through & everything is really cheap! You might not find what you’re looking for from their website but you’re sure to find something from them! I just HAD to go because I wanted to experience these sales (which are popping up a lot in the UK) & also to see if I could find something nice to go into my wardrobe… Here’s what I came back with…
To be honest, I thought the sale would be full of old, horrible things that FCUK wanted to get rid of. But EVERYTHING was pretty much in season! I picked up this sleeveless ‘Dani’ dress! I wanted this in mustard which is on their website but this was only £25 so I couldn’t resist it!
I love the criss-cross work on the dress & not to forget the chunky zip at the back! This isn’t my right size but I’m gonna do some home altering to make it fit properly I’ve got the perfect shoes & blazer to complete this outfit
I also got another ‘Dani’ dress but this one has long sleeves. The material is quite thick compared to the previous dress - PERFECT for our cold winters
This dress has got long panels throughout the whole thing & again another chunky zip at the back! I’ve also got some other gorgeous shoes that are navy blue too that’ll go really well
I was REALLY impressed with the sample sale. Everything there was reasonably priced, new with tags & new stock arrived daily. It was only £1 to get in, which might I add went to CHARITY too I picked up anything & everything I liked at first into a big clear bag which was given to everyone. But at the end my friend & I chose the things we liked to most to buy. It wasn’t too busy (I did go on the Sunday, maybe that’s why?) but it was a shame you couldn’t try anything on! But… If I lived in London I think I might have gone EVERYDAY in case I missed any bargains!
Also, a few weeks ago I went to Bicester Shopping Village to get my friend a present but stopped in their FCUK outlet shop & picked up 2 things, I couldn’t RESIST As they’re FCUK too, I thought I’d pop them into the post!
I wore this dress the other week! The material is really soft. I love the quality of FCUK clothes AND it’s super comfy!
They had this dress in grey & black but I loved the UNUSUAL blue(ish)-turquoise(ish) colour of this one! Again, it’s fairly thick material so good for the colder months
Recently, I’ve had a thing about PLAYSUITS & now jumpsuits too! Well this ones in between but as soon as I saw this I grabbed it hoping it would fit me! Luckily it fit like a glove!
Sorry about the creases - I’ve worn this already too! FCUK seem to have a thing with chunky zips at the back because this has one too! I LOVE the material of this! It’s thick & silky! Goes really well a grey blazer of mine
The outlet shop isn’t as cheap as the sample sale but it still works for me Have you been to a sample sale before? Or Bicester Shopping Village? What are your thoughts?
… Until next time dolls!
P.S - I’ve gotta admit… I did feel a bit like MONICA from friends when she went to that sample sale for her wedding dress! LOL