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A Dream Come True For Recessionistas?

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

TheOutNetEver wished you could trawl the pages of Net-a-porter and find the items were say 80% cheaper? Wish it was a treasure trove of bargains to choose from? Well your fashion fairy godmother, Natalie Massenet (founder of Net-a-porter), is about to wave her magic wand and make this a reality!

April will see her launch – which will sell an edited selection of pieces from seasons gone by, from around 200 designer brands.

The items will feature around a 40 – 60% discount, with some special items reduced by a fabulous 80%!

Sign up here to find out when the site officially launches and bag yourself some designer treasure at bargain prices!

BHS, Believe It Or Not

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

BHS Quilted BagThis may be the one and only time we feature an item from BHS, or it could be the start of a beautiful relationship with the high street chain that’s not particularly known for it’s fashion-forward lines.

However, desperate times and all that, and BHS have come up with this little gem that, believe it or not, could easily be a Marc Jacobs or even a Chanel creation. A staple for any night out or social occasion, this Quilted Bag has all the detailing of a designer equivalent – chain strap, gold trim, and a great hot pink colour, so perfect for spring and summer. It’ll match any outfit and is great for contrasting with a dark coloured outfit.

Costing only £15, it’s an absolute bargain, and once word gets out chances are these will be flying off the shelves. It’s not available on the BHS website yet, but should be soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Watch Out For Horses!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Once Upon A Time Horse Print Tunic DressI love anything with horses on, and they seem to be quietly infiltrating the high street recently – have a rummage in H & M and you’ll notice a lot of horse print t-shirts if you look closely.

This Horse Print Tunic dress from Once Upon A Time has definitely got a horse theme all over it – a cute black and white print of galloping horses that covers almost the entire dress. The tunic shape with long sleeves is perfect whilst the weather is still a bit unpredictable, and it looks great teamed with black opaque tights or leggings.

And the best thing about this dress is that it’s currently half price,! Reduced from £105 to £50 it’s definitely a bargain.

So if you fancy embracing the horse theme get your hands on this, but be quick as the large size has already sold out, so head over to ASOS now.

Coco Ribbon Sale!

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Luella Corset Mini DressIf you’ve still got a bit of Christmas cash to burn, then check out the Coco Ribbon sale. As well as their own products, they’ve got lots of great designer items in their sale.

This Luella Corset Mini Dress is reduced from £325 to only £195, and is perfect for a staple LBD investment piece. The mini dress shape and extra layers give it a cute but sophisticated look, and the bow on the back is the perfect detailing. The corset part is under-wired with a fastening, so it’ll stay up whatever you’re doing, and will create a flattering figure.

For a Luella dress this is definitely a bargain and is a great item to pull out the wardrobe again and again.

You can buy it online or from the Coco Ribbon boutique in Notting Hill.

The Hareem Trouser for S/S 09

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Oasis Harem PantAnother item which is set to hang around next season is the harem trouser, and if you haven’t already got a pair tucked safely away in your closet then these are a great steal from Oasis. Not only are they already reduced from £25 to £12 in the sale, at the moment you can also get an additional 20% when you buy online.

As seen this season, team for Spring/Summer with towering heels and tucked in blouses to keep the look smart and as far away from frumpy as you can get, when donning something so tricky as the harem pant.

Most people I’ve spoken to find the harem a bit of a challenge – some find them very unflattering in the thigh area and others can’t seem to stand the crotch area hanging out 6 inches lower than feels right.

However, I’ve also heard a lot of people say if you get a cut that works for you they can be really comfortable, flattering and I imagine, in the summer when all you want is floaty non-restricting clothing in the heat – these could be heavenly.

S/S 09 Trend: The Helmut Lang Effect

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Mens Style BlazerIf you invested in a piece of mannish oversized tailoring during A/W 08 then you’ll have plenty of reason to get more wear out of it this S/S 09 as this will remain hot on the list of top trends this summer.

Coined ‘the Helmut Lang effect’ this trend will be all about oversized blazers, pops of shocking bright colours such as electric blue and satin cerise and simple elegant designs inspired by the early 1990s.

All you need to complete the look is a pair of draped loose tailored trousers and a sheer vest to wear underneath. Look to Richard Nicoll and Stella McCartney for inspiration for styling these looks, and pick yourself up an oversized blazer such as this one which I love, and you can buy up from Urban Outfitters in the sale for £29.99 (down from £55, bargain!).

Sales Shopping: My Tactics!

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Sales ShoppingI have two tactics when it comes to the sales, my first is to pick up classic items that I can wear anytime no matter what the fashion (such as a cashmere sweater, the perfect fitting crisp white shirt, any fabulous shoes etc).

This can prove very rewarding – the feeling of joy when you can add something totally perfect looking, functional and half price will never loose its allure!

My functional pick is this cashmere batwing sweater by Alexander McQueen. A classic that you could wear forever, this one can be picked up from Net-a-porter for £305.40 (down from £509).

However, my second, more frivolous approach is to snap up those items that you may never actually wear but will look great in your clothes collection and might one day be just the perfect thing you need.

Such items include say a vintage Victoria lace slip… too beautiful and ancient to wear, but having the opportunity you cast your eyes over it day after day makes it every bit as worthwhile as say finding the perfect ‘interview shirt’.

My potential frivolous purchase this season might just be this ostrich feather bolero (from humble old Topshop surprisingly!). Right now I have no where to wear it, no dress to match it, but one day I may discover the perfect glittering 20’s style flapper dress and it will be the perfect adornment.

If not, I shall forever gaze at it adoringly hanging in my closet and never regret a penny spent. And I certainly wouldn’t in this case as it’s marked down from £85 to just £40!

If you have any sales tactics you swear by, please feel free to share!

January £50 Challenge

Friday, January 9th, 2009

january50challenge.gifJanuary is a bit of a tough month for fashion. Still dealing with the Christmas/New Year binge on dresses and all things sparkly, and with Spring/Summer collections just around the corner, new clothes seem like a bit of an extravagance. But with our January £50 challenge you can chase away those January blues and still be in pocket!

This month we’ve produced the antidote to squeezing yourself into those LBDs over Christmas – a casual weekend look.

First up, some classic Wide Leg Black trousers with a Bow Detail. They’ll hide all multitude of Christmas sins, and are a comfy but stylish alternative to jeans. They cost just £15 from ASOS now (sale ends Sunday), and as you can see from the picture, look great with spiky heels.

And here are the perfect spiky heels! For just £15 you can get these Royal Layered Metallic Shoes from Topshop. Metallic look set to make a comeback next season, and these shoes are perfect for dressing up or down.

So that leaves £20 for a top, and Warehouse have this cute Purple Bow Cardi in their sale. The over-sized buttons and bow detail make this way more interesting then a plain black jumper or cardi, and the tight fit will complement the wide leg trousers.

£50 well spent on an outfit to help you ease through January feeling well dressed but not over spent!

Lingerie sets for under £30

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

<d-g-ornamental-rr-sr.jpgAfter an expensive Christmas its time to start to tighten the purse strings… that doesn’t mean you can’t look gorgeous whilst doing it. Lingerieplease have gorgeous sets for under £30, from sexy brands including Wonderbra & Gossard to classic staple brands such as Triumph & Sloggi, its the perfect way to treat yourself without blowing your budget.

Lingerie is an essential base to any outfit and it not only makes you look fantastic but will make you feel fantastic! We recommend the Wonderbra D to G ornametal plunge in ruby red as it comes with shorties that have detachable suspender belts… ideal for valentines day! Go on, treat yourself to a gorgeous set for a gorgeous new you!

ASOS Post Christmas Pre Christmas Sale

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

ASOs SaleThe post Christmas sales have already begun! Starting today ASOS have 50% on loads of their lovely clothes. If you’re still stuck for a show stopping New Year’s Eve dress then head over there straight away and I guarantee you’ll find something to suit you at a teeny tiny price!

Almost all the lines have been put in the sale – we’re not just talking the dregs left over from the summer. There’s shoes, jewellery, jackets, petites, even swimwear for those winter sun holidays!

As always popular sizes will sell out pronto, so if there’s something you’ve got your eye on don’t delay! There are also some great discounts on designer lines, including Lipsy, All Saints and Paul and Joe Sister.

Get yourself to ASOS ASAP!