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La Petite Weekly Wish List: Summer Sale Edition

1) Chinti & Parker Pocket Front Cashmere Sweater, reduced from £300 to £210 at Matches, click here to buy.
2) Diane Von Furstenberg Clyde Skirt, reduced from £266 to £186 at Matches, click here to buy
3) Nicholas Kirkwood Neon Lace Sandals, reduced from £656.67 to £394 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy.
4) Alexander Wang Marion Bag, reduced from £565 to £462 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy.
5) Meadham Kirchoff ‘Kitty’ Silk Clutch, reduced from £415 to £250 at Browns, click here to buy.
7) Christopher Kane Splice & Fold Jacket, reduced from £2200 to £1320 at Matches, click here to buy.
8) Peter Pilotto Stamp Print Dress, reduced from £485 to £339.50 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
9) Mulberry Harriet Satchel, reduced from £850 to £595, click here to buy.
10) Camilla Skovgaard Leather & Lizard Effect Sandals, reduced from £335 to £231 at Net-a-Porter. Click here to buy.

Strictly speaking, I’m not a hardcore sales shopper. The idea of fighting tooth and nail for the last pastel blouse in Topshop only to discover that it’s the wrong size is not my idea of a fun Saturday morning. Plus, it’s pretty likely that the little something you found on the sale rale and picked up for a fiver will be unwearably dated in a few weeks time. But when it comes to buying bank breakingly expensive and most importantly, classic designer items, I worship at the altar of end-of-season price reductions. This is especially the case when it comes to the summer sales. In London we’re lucky to have had more than half an hour of sunshine by the time June arrives so there is still plenty of “summer” time left during which we can wear, or at least fantasise about wearing, broderie anglaise and skimpy sundresses. While you might be able to pick up a few investment pieces in January, most of the stock on sale isn’t all that attractive. I mean, do YOU fancy buying more knitwear after months and months of gloom!?

Love Ella. X

Ps) Just realised I went straight from 5 to 7, must have just been in too much of a hurry to finish this post and get shopping!

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La Petite Weekly Wish List, June 8th

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1) Jaeger London Animal Print Sleeveless Top, £99, click here to buy
2) Made in Heaven Paris Cropped Jeans, £155 at Donna Ida, click here to buy
3) Carven Linen & Patent Slingbacks, £325 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
4) Mulberry Del Rey Bag, £725, click here to buy
5) Acne Turner Peplum Jacket, £500 at Matches, click here to buy
6) Markus Lupfer Lace Top, £384 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
7) Theory Leather Shorts, £455 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
8) Sophie Hulme Zip Top Shopper Bag, £570 at Matches, click here to buy
9) Jonathan Saunders Evelyn Cotton Dress (Pre Fall 2012!!) £840 at Matches, click here to buy
10) Whistles Noemi Sandals, £125, click here to buy

I can’t help but feel that the seasons are whizzing by unbelievably quickly. We’re barely a week in to June butalready my inbox is being bombarded with AW12 lookbooks and even the odd pre spring 2013 press release! I can’t quite make up my mind whether or not this excites or terrifies me. Obviously the prospect of new clothes to look at/lust after/purchase fills my fashion loving heart with joy. But then again, a large proportion of the carefully cultivated SS12 wardrobe I’ve been working on since February has yet to see the light of day and I’m not ready to start thinking about winter woolies again just yet. This year I’ve finally got my head around the point of pre collections and their pretty much my new favourite thing. Firstly there’s the obvious novelty of seeing something fresh after spending five months staring at the same pastel pieces. Also – and this is where living in England works to your advantage – garments designed to cope with tricky hot-then-cold-then-hot-again trans-seasonal weather are perfect for navigating the weather perils of the “great British summer”. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of wearing next seasons pieces now? A failsafe way to feel chic, superior and cosy all in one.

Love Ella. X

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LPA Loves… Chinti & Parker x Colette Paris

There are many things in life that I struggle to resist. Mulberry handbags, dry white wine, salmon sushi, anything involving Liberty print… The list goes on. Two of the things most likely to make me succumb to temptation are cashmere and Colette Paris. So when I heard that Chinti & Parker had teamed up with the Parisian mekkah of all things stylish to produce a capsule collection of chicer-than-chic cashmere sweaters I was excited and terrified in equal measure. On the one hand the results of this match-made-in-fashion-heaven are BEYOND adorable. I’m a sucker for kitsch detailing and between the polkadots, giant hearts and contrast elbow patches these babies have got it in spades. On the other hand, there’s no way in hell I’m going to be able to control my urge to splurge and once you’ve payed postage and packaging for one jumper you may as well buy all three! Bye bye bank balance…

Chinti & Parker X Colette Paris
Chinti & Parker X Colette Paris
Chinti & Parker X Colette Paris

The sweaters will be available online or at Colette Paris from mid June with prices ranging from £300 to £350. Better get saving…

Love Ella. X

Ps) Anyone who invests in a Chinti & Parker for Colette exclusive will be in very stylish company, Olivia Palermo was spotted wearing hers just this morning!

Olivia Palermo
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La Petite Weekly Wish List, June 1st

1) Carven Printed Dress, £370 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
2) Miu Miu Printed Sandals, £105 at THE OUTNET.COM, click here to buy
3) Ahilya English Lace Lavender Bag Set, £49, click here to buy
4) Anne Bowes Jewellery Handbag Charm Necklace, £73 at My Flash Trash, click here to buy
5) Whistles Summer Stripe Bikini Top, £35, click here to buy
6) Whistles Summer Stripe Bikini Bottoms, £35, click here to buy
7) Miu Miu Cross Front Sandals, £364 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
8) Markus Lupfer Lace Top, £379 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
9) Whistles Laser Cut Leather Skirt, £250, click here to buy

As you may have gathered from this weeks’ posts, I’m supremely over excited about the Diamond Jubilee… Then again, who isn’t? In between all the eating, drinking and general merrymaking I’m definitely hoping to get a bit of shopping done at some point. Here’s what I’m coveting this week.

Happy Jubileekend!

Love Ella. X

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La Petite Weekly Wish List, May 25th

1) Wildfox Drama Queen Tee, £34 at AlexandAlexa.com, click here to buy
2) J Brand Low-Rise Shorts, £127.83 at Bloomingdale’s UK, click here to buy
3) Superga 2750 Cotu Classic in Pastel Green, £40.95 at Zappos.com, click here to buy
4) Diane Von Furstenberg Large Beach Tote Bag, £74 at Matches, click here to buy
5) Milly Santorini Poppy Print Bikini Top, £96 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
6) Milly Santorini Poppy Print Bikini Bottoms, £96 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
7) Lily and Lionel Yellow Leopard Print Scarf, £100 at Liberty London, click here to buy
8) Diane Von Furstenberg Turquoise Tonda Clutch, £263 at Matches, click here to buy
9) Charlotte Olympia Miranda Mermaid Print Wedges, £575 at Matches, click here to buy
10) Holly Fulton Coral Print Flapper Dress, £538 at Matches, click here to buy

At long, long last Summer appears to have arrived in London and as a result the past few days have flown by in an over excited blur of too little sleep, too many cocktails and a whole lot of floral prints. I give it approximately 3 more days before I start whingeing about overheating on the tube and getting my French Soles all sweaty (don’t pretend this doesn’t happen to you) but for now, it’s beyond lovely. Plus, it means that this week’s wish list is infinitely more relevant because it’s actually hot enough to wear these seasonal treats!

Love Ella. X

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