Friday, September 30, 2011

Fashion Blog: Super Offer... Free Shipping All Weekend At The

Yesterday I blogged about Chloe investment pieces at the If you haven't bought anything yet, but had something in mind, now is the time to take advantage of free shipping worldwide all weekend. Code FREESHIPSEPT. Ends Monday 3rd October 10am BST. The

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fashion Blog: Designer Investment Pieces... Up to 75% Off Chloe At The

This is a great opportunity to buy a designer investment piece at a quarter of the price, that will look amazing on, keep for years (with care) and will astound you when you feel the quality of the fabric and experience the outstanding flattering cuts to these pieces. Chloe is of the highest class for style and longevity of garment.

You can see all the Chloe pieces here.

This is a perfect opportunity to buy something special like a jacket, coat or dress. Don't keep these for best (you'll never wear them and regret it!). Buy something that you can enjoy and wear regularly - be well dressed in luxe eveyday. Couturenet picks below with 75% off.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fashion Blog: Super Offer... £50 off when you spend £150 at

I was really excited to receive an offer of £50 off when you spend £150 at until Friday. I spotted three really good investment pieces at the right price to really take advantage of the £50 off. Don't forget to reduce the prices below by £50.

This mesmerising pendant gives you two options: Lapis Lazuli blue or enchanting Tigers Eye. Flit ip over to see the blue stone. To make up the £150 I would add some quality basics such as some hosiery ready for the chilly weather.

Investment Dressing: This is a keeper, the size and statement of this piece gives it a quality look and feel, the two very different colours work hard and the colours are ultra flattering. A real multi-wear piece too.

Snake print jersey dress with ruched waist band and wrap style skirt (runs slightly small so go up a size).

Investment Dressing: This is a multi-wear piece, cost per wear investment rather than a long term keeper.

Suitably minimal, yet still practical with handy interior pockets, this gorgeous bag will be a timeless piece to wear with just about everything.

Investment Dressing: This is a multi-wear piece as it's so versatile, it's luxe for less, a good size and looks so irresistible that you'll want to use it all the time. It's a keeper too, the quality and classic but modern seventies design means you can eventually put it away for a few years then use it all over again. are also offering free shipping (code MWSHIPUK) on orders over £100 if you wanted something gorgeous but did not wish to spend £150. This offer cannot be used with the above £50 off offer. Valid until midnight 30.09.11.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fashion Blog: Super Offer... USA 20% off at H&M USA

If you signed up for H&M emails, check your inbox for a 20% off one item coupon. Or, download the H&M app on your iPhone or Android and shake it for the same coupon, good 'til 9/26.

If you haven't signed up yet, you can do it today they will send you the 20% off coupon and it's valid for three weeks from sign up.

I like this "Hermes Orange" Turtle Neck Sweater from H&M at $14.95. With 20% off its just $11.96! 

This turtle neck will look luxe with very dark ink blue flared jeans (the contrast of orange and ink blue will look high quality), platform wedges and a wool felt fedora in dark brown. Add a thin orange ribbon around the fedora for a luxe finish. A comfortable, chic daywear outfit for running errands around town, then meeting up with friends.

The fit is important in a sweater. If it is too baggy around your middle or especially under the arms it will look like a sack. The length is just as important, longer or shorter is better (one third or two thirds of your height from the neck down). If it cuts you in half (the bottom edge finishes half way down your height from the neck downwards) it will look proportionally awful even if you are slim.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Time Out: It's Shiply Brilliant!

I have discovered, a deliveries website in the UK tendering delivery quotes of large items such as cycles, furniture, cars and more from many contractors large and small.

How does it work?
1. Sign up, state what you wish to have delivered including item description and measurements.
2. Add the collection postcode and delivery postcode. You can specify a date for delivery if you wish.
3. Wait for the free quotes to start rolling in from individual contractors who look at the site, the more time you can wait the better. Quotes start coming in straight away, but over a couple of days many quotes arrive to choose from.
4. How do you choose? It's down to preference, you can make you choice by price or feedback comments/rating or a combination of the two. It's a good idea to read the feedback comments to see if similar items have been delivered successfully by the delivery person/company. The quotes are all provided without obligation.

Good for home and business. Great for shows and exhibitions.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fashion Blog: Designer Investment Piece... Perfect Leather Boots At A Perfect Price

Happily browsing's new arrivals I spotted these perfect boots and at a perfect price too. Whilst you wouldn't associate £165 / $250 with brand new, this season designer boots, I've got to say these tick all the right boxes for quality and an investment piece.

The taupe colour is ideal for autumn, winter and spring and the neutral tan type shade will go with everything smart and luxe casual. They are wearable too with a comfortable 3.75 inch heel, stylish for autumn's looks but still classic enough to last for years. The thing that really stands out about these boots though, is the quality... super smooth leather, quality of stacked heel and sole and most importantly all the stitching on the leather is hidden, this quality alone adds a luxe feel to the boots that would make you think they would be more like $500.

Luxury Rebel Shoes Violet High Heel Boots £165 approx. / $250
leather high-heel boots feature a gusset at the outer side and seams at the ankle. Stacked heel. Rubber sole. Pull on style. Heel: 3.75" (95 mm). Circumference: 15.5" (39.5 cm). Leather: Cowhide. Available in Taupe or Black. is a US store and ships worldwide for free.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fashion Blog: USA's Most Popular Pieces Right Now

Take a look at's most popular pieces right now. Couturenet loves the Tibi Dress and the ALC Leather Jacket, two great investment pieces.

The Tibi Dress makes a statement, it's a great stand alone piece that needs little adornment and works for all seasons, day to night. The colours and print make it perfect for this year and straight into next Spring and Summer too.

The ALC Leather Jacket is sumptuous and luxurious which makes it a keeper! It will add this feel to create chic smart outfits and casual but luxe looks too with a patterned dress or cashmere underneath.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lot Notice: 1977 Givenchy Vintage Chunky Stone Necklace

I spotted this divine Original 1977 Vintage Givenchy Necklace on ebay. The amber stone and heavy gold feel to this makes it the perfect addition to an Autumn wardrobe needing a unique and special 70's touch this year, it will look effortlessly chic with a beige cashmere knit and large wool fedora hat. It's also a great addition to a vintage jewellery and clothing collection.

It's Currently on $9.99 / £6.35 with six days to go.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Designer Investment Piece: Gucci Leather Gloves at Flannels for £96 and for £190

Never one to miss out on an investment piece bargain I browsed the Flannels Website to see if there was anything very luxe and very gorgeous to take advantage of the extra 20% off clearance pieces online.

I spotted this pair of Gucci Nappa Leather Gloves reduced from £160 to £120 - now £96 with the 20% off. They are cashmere lined and have a longer cuff which is both stylish and practical.

The thing that really excited me about these is that they are almost identical to a pair of Gucci Nappa Leather Gloves priced at £190 in the current Gucci AW2011 Collection on sale at

There is a big different in the longevity of a pair of designer leather gloves opposed to a high street bought pair. I recently blogged about a pair of H&M Tan Leather Gloves £14.99, there are great and they look good, but they feel completely different on my hands.

I had a designer pair of plum leather gloves from the AW2008 collection, with almost daily wear throughout four winters they still looked brand new (and felt brand new) in 2011, sadly I left them on a train in February this year. Maybe I'll invest in these Gucci ones to take their place.

Super Offer: 20% off Clearance Pieces at Flannels

Flannels have extended their 20% off clearance pieces online offer, simply use the promo code SALE20 at the checkout.

I am a fan of Flannels, their ranges each season are so different from other stores and their own promotional photography and choice of models is spot on. They have some great discounts too on individual items, check back to the web site regularly (they now have a new very fast web site) and use the search facility (bottom right) to look at designers you love.

I have jotted notes in the past about Flannels great investment pieces and offers:
Prada Sable Dress reduced from £625 to £120.
Hugo Boss Animal Print Silk Scarf reduced from £115 to £60
ASH Tan Ankle Cuff Sandals reduced from £165 to £80
The extra 20% off makes the pieces even better value.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What I wore today: Four Investment Pieces

What I wore today...

Missoni Rochelle Dress
Dolce & Gabanna Wool & Linen Blend Black Jacket
YSL Square Buckle Dark Brown Leather Belt
Zara Leather Cross Over Wooden Heel Shoes

I recently blogged about the Missoni Rochelle Dress. Quite pricy, but a true investment piece as it is a day dress for me and works well with both light and dark jackets. I had to take up the hem to be just below the knee to suit my frame.

The YSL dark brown belt has been one of my most worthwhile investment purchases to date, it just seems to go with everything, all my dresses, over the top of jackets and shirts too, I bought it two years ago. They were stocked in Flannels, Manchester for £285, I wear it at least once a week - so brilliant investment, since buying it I haven't needed to buy another belt. The black patent version of this YSL Belt is in the sale at for £165.

The Zara Cross Over Wooden Heel Sandals were a recent purchase at £59.99 I had a £10 voucher so they were within my high street shopping rule "no items above £50 from the high street". Good value for money and they indulge my quilty pleasure for tan leather accessories.

The Dolce & Gabbanna Wool & Linen Blend Jacket was a brand new with tags find at £60, the tag still had £560 printed on it. Its a great jacket and combines well for many wearable options for working and evenings! I always wear it with the lapels folded back down flat for a less formal look. There is a similar style jacket on by Twenty8Twelve


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