Cath Kidston // Sale


Cath Kidston



Shabby Chicsters rejoice the Cath Kidston sale is on. It's been on for a couple of days but I wanted to shout out just encase you weren't aware of it. 

I've been a long term fan of the brand and love how the brand do their own thing rather than copy the catwalks, styles tend to be very feminine, retro, kooky and vintage yet hold themselves up against the big fashion brands firmly. I've always found that because the prints are so unique any of the products I've purchased last for seasons without looking dated and un-fashionable for me that's important. Yes I want to look good but I want the items I purchase to look good for more than three months, call it thrifty, call it maturity I don't know, but for me it just makes sense. 

Purchasing key items that will last and make me look and feel good is what I'm about, I love a kooky print but at times those prints can make the wearer look incredibly childish, kawaii or just plain silly, if you're over the late teen stage it's pretty hit or miss and unless you're known for being a street style worthy hipster I'd normally advise you to stay away. The Cath brand has made kooky prints accessible to all ages, the prints are fun, colourful but iconic in some strange way and don't look childish, yup it can still go oh so wrong if you team up a few prints but chances are you'll know not to do that (spots and stripes do look crazy good though). 

I swoon over the new season catalogues that pop through my door, I've gone Cath Kidston fabric print crazy when I had time to sew and I've watched every vintage and crafty episode of anything that Kirstie Allsopp has ever recorded for TV as well as purchased the books yet I'm not Kidston bored yet. My living room, hallway and bedroom to be will also be Kidston inspired and those ditsy floral prints just make me so happy that I doubt I'll ever grow bored of them. 

The only problem I seem to have is with my sons. They just don't share the Kidston love and will not under any circumstance wear the cutesy clothing - oh tell a lie, my middle son Cooper has the Kidston football print rucksack and pencil case and my eldest Cole has the Stanley car pencil case *yay* but that's as far as they'll go. 

As much as I adore the brand (as if you couldn't already tell) the prices can be on the expensive side, I'm not moaning though because I think it helps to keep it a little bit exclusive; if it was a low cost shop then everyone would wear it and I think that would take the 'special' feeling away when you do purchase from them. I mentally decide what I plan to purchase but the reality is I don't tend to buy the clothing as it's out of my mummy price range (I feel guilty buying for me when I could be spending on my sons) that is until the sale starts! I actually get excited for the sale starting, it's one of a few stores that I do get excited for. 

If you're like me and you weren't aware it had started then go, what are you waiting for? Head over to the Cath Kidston sale here  before everything sells out. 



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