Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Think the sales are over.....

 Most of us think of the sales as being an after-christmas rush, and that now, we are well and truly into the New Year's clothes, but now can be the best time to nab designer goodies for highstreet prices! Obviously, go and check out your favoutite stores sites' to see if they still have a clearance section but I have been blown away by one sale in particular.
 House of Fraser has got up to 70% of many of its goods. The first example you get for women's dresses is a Label Lab maxi dress down from £45 (okay, so it was never that expensive) too.........£2 !  Some of the higher end goods have hundreds of pounds off further reductions. The joy continues in other departments. There are shoes down from £200 to under a tenner! It's the same story around all of the store. You can visit their site here:
Some other more high street shops that still have there sale on include Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Jack Wills.
Some people don't like wearing last season. If you look at the trends, there are usually quite a few that bridge a couple seasons. Try and find items that are projected to be in style for a few seasons yet and nobody need know! and on the plus...few other people will be wearing the same thing as you.

I hope this was helpful and that you find some steals. Please give any suggestions of topics you would like me to cover and recommend me to friends :) I'm still just finding my feet xxx

Monday, 24 January 2011

The Cricket Jumper

A sleepy English mid-summers day. Sitting on the lawn, sipping a cool drink as the warm, British, summer sun beats down. It can only be the traditional cricket match. But as the sportsmen themsleves now tend to opt for more high performance fabrics the old traditional jumpers are no-where to be seen on the field. As they say goodbye as sportswear they are welcomed in to there new position in the clothing foodchain.....womens fashion!

I have picked out three sweaters ranging in price and origin.

1. Designer:  People Tree
    Price: £90-£95

As you can see it comes in blue (the Birkbeck) and in traditional white (the Oxford). People Tree is a wonderful company to support. It is an ethical brand using only fairtrade methods. The jumpers are 100% cotton and handkitted. The company has close connetions with many celebrity supporters including Emma Watson (modelling above).

2. Designer:  Fred Perry
    Price:  £125 (on sale on at asos at £87)

This Laurel Beaded Puff Sleave sweater has branched away from the original model and has a more fitted, feminine, retro look. It is also made with 100% cotton and has been seen sported by Holly Willoughby.

3. Designer: Gunn and Moore
   Price: around £20

These are great value as they come from a sports outfitters not a fashion brand. They are 100% acrylic and come with a huge range of rib colour combinations. They are sized as mens/boys garments but there is a size chart with measuments you can convert.

They are a great garment to have, providing warmth (we still live in Britiain!!!) but still looking good. They fit in with a heritage theme, often seen in the Jack Wills collections. Some, like the Fred Perry have been modified as a female garment but otherwise they make an awesome boyfriend, oversized jumper from Ralph Lauren or designers that only make male ones.

If anyone has a particual garment or trend they are interested in finding I am happy to do some research and come back with a range of options (as here).


The Beginging

This is my first ever blog post...exciting.  Please help me along as I have never even entered the blogsphere so may need a little help for the first few steps. Any comments or tips in general will be much appreciated! This ,hopefully, is soon to become a place for many various fashion and beauty muses. So here goes........