Dorothy Perkins – Style Heroes

Fresh for Spring, Dorothy Perkins has launched a collection of pieces that are both fashion forward and classic. These pieces, called ‘style heroes’ are perfect pieces that can be mixed and matched together to make a capsule wardrobe that is functional, stylish and transitional. The pieces are perfect now, with the weather still changeable, simply by mixing in your current knitwear and boots,  but will also work as it warms up by discarding the opaques and long sleeves.

I think the whole collection has a minimalist 1990s feel to it. I clearly remember wearing the chunky heeled shoe boots, Bardot style tops and shirt dresses in my teen years, and now they are back with a vengeance, with the Bardot tops in particular coming in a range of fabrics, from cotton stripes to broderie anglais, which make them perfect for wearing casually with jeans and shorts, or for more dressed up evening occasions worn with peg trousers or a pencil skirt.

The colours are quite muted, with brown, black and navy making up the bulk of the collection. Stripes are the most popular print, adding interest to tube skirts, and there is also an appearance of the rose quartz shade that is the pantone colour for 2016, in the form of pretty tops with a touch of Victoriana in the high collars and lace detailing.

My key pieces, which I will be adding to my wardrobe, are the amazing denim look joggers, which I think will look great with a soft, silk blouse and those 1990s style heels. I also love the navy crepe trousers which I would pair with the navy all over lace bardot top for a Spring evening look for cocktails and food.

What do you think of the Style Heroes from Dorothy Perkins?

 

Chocolate Sleeveless Jacket Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Chocolate Sleeveless Jacket
Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Pocket Column Skirt Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Pocket Column Skirt
Price: £28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory & Navy bardot top Price: £12.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory & Navy bardot top
Price: £12.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush Lace Mix Sleeveless Top Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush Lace Mix Sleeveless Top
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Crepe Trousers Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Crepe Trousers
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black 'Larissa' laser cut boot Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black ‘Larissa’ laser cut boot
Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy All Over Lace Bardot Top Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy All Over Lace Bardot Top
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Denim Look JoggerS Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Denim Look JoggerS
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Tall Khaki Tie Waist Utility Dress Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Tall Khaki Tie Waist Utility Dress
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cream and Pink Cape Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cream and Pink Cape
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and Green Stripe Pencil Skirt Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and Green Stripe Pencil Skirt
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Knot Detail Top Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Knot Detail Top
Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Button Front Shirt Dress Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Button Front Shirt Dress
Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stone 'Sardinia' heel sandals Price: £29.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stone ‘Sardinia’ heel sandals
Price: £29.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Daisy Soft Tee Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Daisy Soft Tee
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stripe Wrap Belted Pencil Skirt Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stripe Wrap Belted Pencil Skirt
Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Friday Fashion – Brantano unveil Shoe-Per video campaign

There have been a few adverts recently that have made you want to buy a specific pair of shoes. I’m thinking of a certain Lloyds bank advert with a rather gorgeous pair of green shoes that had me drooling at the television every time it came on the television. Now, shoe chain Brantano have unveiled some rather cool shoe videos, one which is starring a lovely pair of turqouise wedges that have no gone onto my shoe shopping list.

Take a look – rather pretty eh!

The good thing is, on this occasion, you can actually buy the shoes in question from the Brantano website right now. The design is from Emilio Luca and is the X Palmela wedge shoe. They cost just £30 and come in sizes 3-8. The shoes are a faux suede,  wedge court style,  with a patent metal trimmed bow. They come in the gorgeous blue shade I have my eye on, and also in a soft grey. More importantly (I’m saying this right now nursing a blister coutesy of a gorgeous pair of vintage Bally heels that have wrecked my heel) the shoes have a padded sock to increase comfort.

Found them!

Emilio Luca X Palmela Wedge Shoes Ladies £30 click to visit Brantano

Emilio Luca X Palmela Wedge Shoes
Ladies £30

Brantano have created 3 other shoe lovers videos which are also well worth a look. You can find them here.

Have you got your eye on any shoes at the moment?

Love Sales – Never Pay Full Price Again.

Whether you buy clothes as a necessity, or whether you are a fully paid up member of the shopaholics club, you probably love the idea of a bargain. So many of us refuse to pay full price for an item, instead we wait to see if it goes into a sale at some point, hoping to save those precious pennies. But then, when the coveted item does get reduced, we miss out because we find out about the sale too late, and by then, the size we wanted has sold out. Sound familiar?

Love Sales is a website that aims to stop this happening, and get you the items you want at a price you can afford. It is free to join and simple to use. You join up in seconds, and get a ‘Love Sales’ button to add to your browser. Then, when you visit your favourite online shops, when you see something you like, simply click the Love Sales button in your browser which adds the item to your Love Sales List. You can add products from any website. Love Sales  then works for on your behalf, continuously monitoring your items  and then alerting you the instant they drop in price or go on sale! This means you no longer have to keep checking websites every day to look for sales. Love Sales is doing all the work for you, and can typically save you anywhere between 25% to 75% off.

2014-09-12There is a lot to love about Love Sales. As well as saving those products you want to buy, you can specify a price that would be your ideal buying price, and you will be alerted as soon as it drops to that low. I also love the fact that you can save your favourite stores and brands, and then get a personalised news feed that details all the sales available at those stores. The home page also has information about great sales, currently you can find information about Kaliko, Zara, Phase Eight and Laura Ashley amongst many other sales.

never-pay-full-price-again

It is so simple to use, quick to sign up and saves you pounds on your shopping. What’s not to love?