Sunday, 30 March 2014

Silver Bells Blazer from Great Plains

There are some nice offers at Great Plains at present and there are loads of gorgeous dresses, tops, trousers coats and more available, all great quality at great prices.

This 'Silver Bells' cobalt blue blazer is perfect for the transitioning months.  It's a perfect blend of cotton with a hint of elastane, so will fit perfectly. And, of course, the cobalt blue is the colour for Spring!  I'd wear it with a simple t-shirt, skinny jeans and pumps for a casual, daytime look, but it could also be worn to the office over a tailored blouse and skirt.  Best yet, it was originally £75 but is just £24 in the sale - a real quality bargain.
Great Plains

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sophie Maxi Dress from Ossie Clark London

Ossie Clark is a well-established, classic designer who has been around since the 1960's and he invented the trouser suit! His collection consists of feminine shapes, vintage-inspired glamour with a hint of edginess.

There are quite a few items on sale on the website at present, including some beautiful, ethereal blouses and dresses, bold coloured tops and jackets and some stunning basics. However, I have gone for something a little more daring - this 'Sophie' black maxi dress with gold trim and ruffles. It's a maxi dress with a Disney villain twist - I'm thinking the stepmother in Snow White - but it's wearable, not costume-y at all! Wear to a fabulous evening do with gold strappy heels and subtle jewellery; this dress doesn't need much accessorising at all. Originally £149, it's been reduced to £79 and is available in sizes 8 to 18.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Strapless Pleated Maxi Dress from Marks and Spencer

Today, Marks & Spencer launched a fantastic three day Mega Event offering 20% off clothing, shoes and accessories - it ends on Tuesday 25th March and is online only.

I have had my eye on this cobalt blue maxi dress for a while now. The cobalt blue is one of this season's key colours. The pleats, ruching and belted waist will ensure the fit is flattering to most figures. It's totally glamourous and is perfect for an evening out, teamed with gold heels, jewellery and a sophisticated updo hairstyle. It could also be worn to a wedding - either as a guest or as one of the bridesmaids. Originally £89, with 20% off it's £71.20 during the Mega Event.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Missy Cat Print Collar Dress from People Tree

I've said it before and I'll say it again, People Tree is a great store with an admirable ethical ethos and customers should be proud to shop there! Their new collection is out for Spring and Summer and customers can take advantage of the code ECOLOVE, which gives 10% off until 30th March.

I love this pussy cat patterned shift dress, with capped sleeves and a Peter Pan collar.  It's very 1960's retro, and I love the kooky geometric cat print!  It will be incredibly comfortable and cool to wear, being 100% high quality, organic cotton. It can be worn with opaque tights and black boots to channel the 60's or wear with wedged sandals for a simple Spring look. It's £75 normally, but with the discount is £67.50 and there's free UK delivery (or just £5 for international delivery).
Alternatively, customers can get £30 off when they spend more than £150 with discount voucher code LOVEPT30, if there are other items on the site that need purchasing...!  This is valid until 27th March.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Love Bubblegum Playsuit from Inlovewithfashion

Online store inlovewithfashion stocks the latest fabulous, feminine trends at affordable prices. They have new arrivals every day, stock is limited - and therefore, unique - and pieces are in high demand!

I just can't stay away from the candy pink trend for SS14 and I adore this bubblegum pink playsuit that is available. It's so quirky and different and the colour is simply gorgeous! It's perfect for warmer weather, teamed with wedged sandals and fun jewellery.
Until tomorrow (21st March) customers can get £10 off a £40 or more spend with the code MARCHTREAT10, so one could get this and a little something extra - maybe in the sale? - to utilise it!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Crochet Lace Dress from Apricot in aid of Ovarian Cancer Charity Ovacome

March is ovarian cancer month and, to support this, Apricot has teamed up with ovarian cancer charity, Ovacome and are selling a fabulous dress in the charity's colour of teal.

The dress is lined and structured, to give an amazing fit.  The pattern detail, with circular crochet lace and pleats is divine.  And the colour is gorgeous.  It can be worn to the office with a blazer and courts or dressed up with accessories and killer heels for an evening out.  It's £35 and comes in sizes 8 to 16 and, with all profits from sales of this dress going to Ovacome, it is so worth it.
There is also a canvas tote bag available for just £2, again, with all profits going to the charity.  So do think about supporting this cause and gaining a fab dress and bag!  It's win/win for everyone!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Everyday Leather Shopper Bag from Boden

I'm still loving that candy pink that's on trend this season and I've found some gorgeous ways to embrace this style subtlety on the Boden website - with a discount!  The code U008 will work to get 20% off selected items, plus free delivery and returns.

First, there's this everyday leather shopper bag.  It's a perfect size, a perfect colour and with neat compartments to store all one's bits and pieces.  Originally £110, it's currently £88 and an easy way to wear pink with style.
And why not team it with this card holder? Originally £15, it's just £12 and a perfect way to store one's cards and passes.
Both items also come in green, blue and silver.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Geometric Print Tube Skirt from House of Holland

I love the House of Holland collection, with its 1980s inspired, bold patterns and styles.  The collection is available on its own website, but also can be found in other stores such as Debenhams and Urban Outfitters.

I spotted this patchwork tube pencil skirt on Pinterest and love it.  Its a perfect pencil skirt, with its edgy, geometric pattern, superb midi length and high-waisted, stretch jersey fit.  Wear with a black t-shirt and ankle boots for a great, urban look.

It's £90 on the House of Holland site, but this fantastic skirt is also available at Urban Outfitters who are offering 15% off until 23rd March with the code MIAMI15 making it £76.50.
House of Holland

Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Look for Less: Burberry Prossum SS14

Think pink! Another colour trend for SS14 is pink.  It's been spotted on the catwalks of Henry Holland, Temperley, Tom Ford and Chanel amongst others, in a range of tones and hues. I particularly like the candy pinks that are available - brighter and more fun than more common pastel shades.  Add some lace and layers and one is totally en vogue for the season!

So for this post, I am channelling Burberry Prorsum as seen during London Fashion week!
I found a great floral lace pink blouse at Marisota that is not dissimilar to the top of the dress above. It's just £18, reduced from £65. One could tuck the peplum into the skirt ir leave it as is. But hurry as it's selling out!
The blouse can then be combined with this Jacquard lace pencil skirt (below) from New Look.  It's just £19.99, comes in sizes 6 to 18 and a range of colours (black, blue, light and dark pink).
To complete the look, one could pair the skirt and blouse with some silver metallic heels - or go candy pink mad with pink courts and clutch bag!  I think this outfit would work really well for a wedding or similar more formal occasion.  A designer look, for a fraction of the price: true savvy chic, canny style!

Charabia Moonshine Trousers from Anthropologie

Anthropologie stocks a gorgeous selection of high quality and unique clothing, accessories, homeware and gifts.  I was browsing their site for Mother's Day gifts and came across these fantastic metallic trousers.  Tailored metallic fabrics are on trend for SS14, as seen on the catwalks of Lanvin, Christian Dior and Issey Miyake, and I think these trousers are a perfect way to embrace the style.  I'd team them with a silk top and heels and some colourful accessories for a chic, futuristic look.

Originally £148, they are now £43.95 and available in sizes extra small, small and large.
A savvy tip for Anthropologie fans is to sign up for their loyalty programme, 'Anthro'.  Customers who do so get advance notice of sales, a birthday discount, at least two free delivery periods per year, invitations to special events and more. 
Anthropologie (UK)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Blue Sapphire Dragonfly Pendant from Libby J London

Libby J. London creates high quality, hand-finished jewellery in sterling silver. Their designs are unique and vintage-inspired, featuring bright and bold coloured gemstones. Price-wise, everything is under £100 to enable almost everyone to have a little luxury! It's only been around since November, so it really is a brand new venture.

There is a great selection of unique, gorgeous, quality jewellery on the site, including rings, earrings and necklaces and my favourite piece is this yellow gold dragonfly pendant set with a gorgeous sapphire.  The colour will flatter many skin tones and the blue of the sapphire gives it a hint of sparkle and elegance. And the dragonfly is always a great shape or pattern - so pretty!

Customers can currently take advantage of 20% discount on the site until the end of March as well as free postage and packaging as standard. The code is LJ2014. So this pendant, which is usually £45 is £36 with the discount.  

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Ted Baker Luceey Court Shoe from Masdings

Spring has sprung and designer store Masdings are offering free delivery on all non-sale, new season items.  There is so much to choose from - Michael Kors dresses and bags, Maison Scotch blazers, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Vivienne Westwood earrings.

However, I've gone for these gorgeous Luceey stiletto court shoes by Ted Baker.  Feminine, floral prints are still very much on trend this season and the Ted Baker pattern is always classic but contemporary.  The golden heels give them a shimmering finish that makes any outfit sparkle, for any occasion.  They could be worn during the day, for a dressy yet casual look, worn with sharp tailoring for the office or teamed with a gorgeous dress for a classic evening look. These really are a worthy addition to one's footwear collection!  They are also the best value that I can find online.

Masdings

Drop Waist Silk Dress from The White Company

The White Company sale started today with offers on clothing and all sorts of goodies for the home, such as beautifully fragranced candles, mirrors and glassware.  Pretty much everything is gorgeous, so it is a perfect time to spruce up one's home and garden with quality, stylish and savvy items!

This silver silk drop waisted dress is simply stunning.  The colour is divine and the cut is loose enough that it will be cool to wear in Spring and Summer.  The dropped waist means it will be easy to wear whilst the capped sleeves gives it a lovely, feminine look.  It hardly needs accessorising - just wearing it with a pair of sandals will look fab.  Originally £120, it's £72 in the sale and available in sizes 8 to 16.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Hermione de Paula Miriam Lace Midi Skirt from My-Wardrobe

So many sales, so little time! The My-Wardrobe sale is always great and there's currently up to 80% off a superb range of brands and products from designers such as Preen, See by Chloe, 3.1 Phillip Lim, MSGM and Joseph.

I love this luxurious silk lace midi skirt by Hermione de Paula. Simple yet chic and elegant, it adds an element of class and style to any outfit.  It could be worn with tailored classics, such as a crisp blouse and courts for a smart office outfit. Or it could be glammed up with a colourful top and accessories and some killer heels for the evening. Perfect!  Originally £743, it's been reduced by 75% to £185.
my-wardrobe (UK)

Flocked Bird T-Shirt from Warehouse

Cobalt blue is one of the colours for Spring 2014. It's eye-catching, striking and looks amazing with almost all skin tones and hair colours.  It works with clothing, jewellery, nail polish - anything!

The sales right now provide a good opportunity to find some key pieces in this colour at bargain prices.  I've spotted this flocked bird patterned top in the Warehouse sale.  It's a simple top, but the subtle bird pattern prevents it from being boring. It's versatile enough to be worn with anything for a casual, daytime look; I think it would be perfect with shorts and sandals.
It's still available in sizes 6 to 18, reduced from £26 to £15.  Delivery is normally £3.99 but free when you spend £75 or more using code FREE75.
Warehouse

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Halterneck Swimsuit from Marks and Spencer

The Marks and Spencer sale started today and there is up to 50% off many items including clothing, shoes and accessories.  There is also a great selection of swimwear available, so it's a great opportunity to get ready for the coming months in savvy style!

I'm really impressed with the range as there's something for everyone: maternity swimsuits, post-surgery swimsuits, underwired bikini tops for extra support, skirted and regular swimsuits.  For me though, nothing beats a bit of tummy control and, as such, I've picked this pink and white spotty halterneck swimsuit.  Not only is it a gorgeous shape, pattern and colour, it's got a hidden control panel to keep the waist in! Originally £29.50, it's been reduced to £21 in the sale.  Stock on all items is selling out quickly, so it's worth taking a look at everything in the sale soon!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Alexander McQueen Satin Knuckleduster Box Clutch from Covetique

I've just found UK online store Covetique which buys and sells pre-owned designer clothes and accessories.  Customers can sell their items - and they collect free of charge - or buy them at a discount from the site.  Brands featured include Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Herm├Ęs, Jimmy Choo and Burberry, with up to 90% off.  Being preowned, items won't be necessarily perfect but the site make the condition of the product very clear.

Being pre-owned, items will be one-offs and specific sizes, but it's definitely worth having a look at the gorgeous items available.  I love this Alexander McQueen box clutch with its knuckleduster ring detail.  On first impression, it's quite subtle but then one spots the jewelled skull detail and delicate Swarovski crystals to give extra edge and elegance.

The original RRP for this is £1,165 but is £550 from Covetique.

Covetique

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Penelope Cross Stitch Jacket from Monsoon

As the weather improves, one needs a coat less and less, but it's still not warm enough to go out without some sort of cover up.  A lovely cardigan or jumper works wonders, but sometimes one needs something a little more structured.

The sale's just started at Monsoon and there are lots of great items with up to 50% off.  They have a selection of cropped, patterned jackets that will work really well for Spring.  I like this cotton-blend blue and burgundy version with floral details and a hippy/folk element.  It would be perfect with jeans and pumps but could equally be thrown over a dress to keep the chill at bay in the evening.  Originally £69, it's half price in the sale and is still available in sizes 8 to 16, 20 and 22.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Paisley Print Strapless Gown from Mango

Mango has a wonderful range of clothing and accessories aimed at the contemporary, urban women.  It's got a great range of quality, good value products - classic basics, unique and delicate items, sophisticated and modern pieces.

There's lots of items on sale at present, including some perfect blazers and pretty, floral trousers, but I love this pink and white, paisley patterned maxi dress. The shape is feminine and flattering, especially with the belt to pull in the waistline. It could be worn casually with some wedged sandals, simple accessories and a lovely sun hat for a fab Spring/Summer daytime look. But it could also work for a tasty evening meal out! Originally £79.99, it's been reduced to £39.99. Bring on Summer!
SPRINGSUMMER2014

Clearwater Fringe Infinity Scarf by Jessica Simpson from Zulily

Zulily is an online store that hosts different and discounted product and brand events every day. Customers sign up to the site to receive a daily email about the deals and offers that are available, and these last for a limited amount of time.  It features pretty and cute products for women and children, including clothing, toys, accessories and homeware.

For the next day or so, items from the Jessica Simpson collection are on the site.  I love this blue, pink and white infinity scarf.  The pattern and colours are gorgeous, but neutral enough that they will go with most outfits.  And the beauty of such a scarf is that one can just put it on without having to worry about how it's tied!  This one is great value - the RRP is £26.18 but it's just £12.36 at Zulily.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Delightful Dress: Polka Dot Dress from Wallis

For a limited time, there's up to 30% off all items on the Wallis website.  There are so many gorgeous items there, but with Spring peeping its head out, I think it's time to look once again for pretty, floaty dresses.

I love this classic taupe spotty dress.  The shape and style is very flattering with its tie waist to cinch in the waist and the slightly flared skirt to skim hips.  At the moment, it could be worn with a cardi or short jacket but once we get more sun, I'd pair it with some wedged Summer sandals.


Originally £45, it's currently £36 with the discount and comes in sizes 8 to 20.

Alice Polka Dot Midi Skirt from Boohoo.com

Boohoo.com is great for fun, contemporary and good value clothing.  Customers can stock up each season without breaking the bank and, even better, they've just launched a new range of plus-sized clothing from sizes 16 to 24.

Spots are still on trend this season so I've spotted (ha) this black and white polka dot skirt.  It's perfect for the day, teamed with some heeled sandals or ankle boots and a sweater until the weather improves, and then a simple t-shirt or vest top would look fab.
It's £20 and I can't see any discounts for the site right now, but I think it is good value.  However, by using the code NEXTUK by 8pm today, customers can get free next day delivery so that's something!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Orla Kiely Love Heart Purse from House of Fraser

Mother's Day this year is 30th March and House of Fraser are currently running a promotion whereby customers can get 20% off selected gifts.  These include bags and purses from Radley, Biba, Dickins & Jones and Ted Baker amongst others, smellies, clothing and homeware.  It's a great opportunity to get something gorgeous at a discount!

My favourite (no hints, of course!) is this Orla Kiely love heart purse.  I think the love hearts are really sweet but the colour combination stops it from being cutesy and twee.  It's also got plenty of room and compartments for all one's needs - cards, coins and notes - which is what one wants from a purse!  As it's Orla Kiely, it's still not cheap - with the discount it's £55.20 - but it's gorgeous, it's quality and it will last.