28th November 2015 | Sales
If you have any energy left for shopping and your wrists and fingers have not succumbed to repetitive strain injury here are a few more sites you might like to visit in the pursuit of a holiday bargain.
50% off one item until noon 40% off entire purchase
My choices are sweaters, jackets, outerwear and accessories
Whistles 20% discount till 30th.
My choices the black jacket is the best. I bought one for my daughter last year. Whistles is also great for accessories.
Now might be the time to invest in some chic sports gear to help you get back into your exercise routine following the holiday excesses.
Nike extra 25% off clearance items.
If you are looking for luxurious investment pieces you cold not do much better than Halsbrook with savings of up to 50%.
PS. Extra 25% off selected handbags and boots and shoes at Nordstrom.
Monica Vinder my favourite jewellery shop also has a sale on selected pieces. Definitely on my list.
27th November 2015 | Sales
What is Black Friday?
Good question. The whole concept only came into my consciousness a couple of years ago. Although originally an American tradition beginning on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has become the biggest shopping day of the year in the UK.
What does Black Friday mean?
There’s no definite reason why it is called Black Friday, but it’s most
likely because it is when many shops see their biggest profit and move from the red into the black.
How to avoid Black Friday crowds
There is nothing I hate more than crowded shops, all that horrid pushing and shoving is just nor worth it in my opinion. I find that sitting in the warmth and comfort of my own home saves all the hassle and I can still get some great deals on some of my favourite styles and buy good value gifts for family and friends.
BELOW ARE CODES TO SOME OF MY FAVOURITE SITES.
30% off + Free Delivery and Returns
My choices are knitwear, capes, coats, dresses and accessories.
Black Friday up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns
My choices are investment pieces Theory, down coats, cashmere and bags.
Anthropologie 25% off everything
My choices are coats, jackets and capes + accessories
Ann Taylor // 50% off everything
My choices are classic coats and ponchos
50% off in stores and online + Free Shipping with orders $50+
My choices are classic jackets, jewellery and bags
M&S has 50% on selected items
My choice lingerie, mens gifts and beauty
Will be price matching their competitors.
25th November 2015 | Coats, knitwear, Style inspiration, Trousers
How to look chic on a budget
I do not believe that you need a lot of money or a wardrobe full of designer clothes to look elegant, chic and fashionable. Wearing the season’s trends does not need to break the bank.
On this blog I attempt to feature clothes that range in price from the expensive and aspirational through the mid-range brands to the high street equivalents of the latest looks.
Provided you have your basics covered it can be fun to play around and experiment.
Above I am wearing a camel and black check cape from Tuclothing at Sainsbury. // The trousers are a few years old similar Wide black trousers \\ The sweater I purchased in France similar cream sweater \\ Burgundy felt fedora // cream chunky knit bobble hat.
The above outfit would make a great holiday travelling ensemble.
WISHING ALL MY AMERICAN READERS A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
See you on the other side for the chaotic Black Friday Holiday spree.
If my UK readers want to get a head start on their gift shopping John Lewis are currently doing some great price matches with reductions on selected shoes, boots, dresses and even Christmas trees.
For my USA readers Neiman Marcus have also stared early.
23rd November 2015 | Fashion Flash Monday, Gifts, make-up
Are you an early bird or a last minute present buyer? At this time of year I find that time seems to speed up and there never seems enough hours in the day to get everything done. I know that it is not yet December however I have already started to get a few presents bought and stocked in our garage. I have started with girlfriends as they seem to be the easiest and most enjoyable people to buy presents for.
Below is a selection that you might like to consider for the girlfriends in your life.
Clarins perfect eyes and brows palette // L’Occitane Pretty en Provence set. // Aqua di Palma gift set // Aveda bath of beauty gift set // M&S floral collection // Laura Mercia eye colour palette // GHD soft curl tong // YSL touche éclat set // Bobbi Brown basic brush collection.
If you are in the market for a down coat for the holiday season there are some great ones in the Nordstrom sale.
Now for more information on beauty from the Fashion Flash Group. This week’s host is the charming Deb Chase of Nononsensebeautyblog. Deb is a renowned health and beauty writer. She really knows her stuff and gives great, practical expert advice on a range of skin care issues. So join her and the other Fashion Flash experts for this weeks edition of Fashion Flash.