Saving Money Shopping At Debenhams

I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday on the subject of shopping. I am most definitely a shopaholic, I love the thrill of moving from shop to shop and being able to find a wide range of bargains. My idea of heaven is still a High Street with a good mixture of stores selling a variety of products. But my friend firmly explained that my idea of heaven is her idea of hell. She elaborated that when she shops, she prefers a traditional department store where she can pretty much shop for the whole family, and for the household, in one visit.  She also feels the same when it comes to online shopping. She would prefer to visit a site like Debenhams where she can find everything she needs and have it all delivered in one easy transaction. The good news is that shopping online in this way can also lead to a whole host of savings, some of which are not available in store.

If you are planning on shopping at Debenhams, I would always recommend that you take a look at the offers and voucher codes that are currently available at My Favourite Voucher Codes. (Debenhams have their own page of offers). Offers are updated on a regular basis and are very varied, they cover all departments and can be money off offers, free delivery options and also updates of all the current sales.  There are also secret voucher codes, and the option of guilt free shopping as My Favourite Voucher Codes donates 20% of its net profits to charity.

I must admit the conversation with my friend did get me thinking about the convenience of doing all my shopping online using just one site. Currently I am shopping for my next Summer holiday which is in Cyprus in June. It also happens to be the destination for my brother’s wedding, so I have quite a checklist of items to buy. This includes a wedding outfit suitable for a very hot climate, new swimwear for myself and Joe, some new sundresses, a pair of sandals with a low or kitten heel suitable for the wedding, and tailored shorts for both Joe and my hubby Pete. After a quick browse it is obvious I can find all of these things at Debenhams, with up to 30% off swimwear and designer dresses, which is pretty handy.

I love the Floozie range by Frost French, in particular the Bardot style swimsuit below which is just so bright and tropical.

Floozie by Frost French Multi-coloured floral print bandeau swimsuit

I also love this strapless printed costume from The Collection. It has tummy control due to a hidden panel in the front, and costs less than £20, making it a very pretty bargain buy.

Beach Collection Navy bird print tummy control swimsuit

In terms of a beautiful dress from my brother’s wedding, Debenhams has so many beautiful dresses that could totally fit the bill.

Star by Julien Macdonald Light pink bardot dress


Principles by Ben de Lisi Pink colour block pleated dress

The fabulous Racing Green Collection, which Ben Fogle has been unveiled as the new face of, is full of cool, stylish tailored shorts that would be perfect for a wedding abroad.

Racing Green Natural chino shorts

Making Savings on your Style Books Wishlist

Sunday morning’s have a bit of a ritual attached to them. I try to get at least a bit of a lie-in, and then I curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and one of my favourite style books, the sort of book where you can just pour over the pictures and not even have to stretch to reading if you just want to be lazy.


One of the places I always use when I’m sourcing fashion books is Amazon. It has an enormous selection of books, including out of print and hard to find, rare editions. Plus, as well as looking in the Amazon section, you can also pick up second hand editions through the sellers in the Amazon Marketplace. If you are in the US, you can make your purchases even cheaper by using Groupon, which has a whole section devoted to Amazon Promo codes. Currently it is listing 137 different codes which range from money off offers, to free shipping, along with more specific promotions.

My current to read list includes a fabulous book looking at 1920s style, a Chanel style book by the amazing fashion illustrator Megan Hess (I’m totally obsessed with her work) and ‘Inside Vogue’ by former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, which is her account of the 100th year anniversary of British Vogue. (I watched the documentary so was interested to read her account.)

1920s Style: How to Get the Look of the Decade from £8.86 Click to visit Amazon

Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon £12.08 Click to visit Amazon

Inside Vogue: My Diary Of Vogue’s 100th Year £11.89 Click to visit Amazon

As it is Sunday morning, the hubby has just made me a cup of tea and I’ve got a book to catch up with.

Happy Sunday all!

Finding The Best Beauty Products For Less

Whether you are looking to buy some beauty products for pampering yourself or for gifting, finding the right ones can be a bit tacky at times. The pocket pinch is also a matter of concern. But, when it comes to your skin, hair and health, opting for products sold in the local markets is not a safe thing to do. So, what can you do to make it easier on your pocket without having to compromise on the quality of the beauty and makeup products. There are quite a few ways to this, such as knowing what you need, using coupons such as the Koovs first order coupon code, buying items during sale, buying only what is required, and so on (be it apparel or beauty products or anything else).

Sourcing the best at a discount

It is always better to be an informed shopper. This way you can not only get the best while shopping, but also save money at the same time. Here are other things to get the best at pocket friendly prices:

Shop from the discount stores – Just like the offline discount stores, you can find these online as well. If you want to save on beauty products, it is always better to shop from these stores. Simply Google for discount stores and at present most of the brick and mortar stores have online presence as well. Thus, finding one such store will not be much of a problem.

Keep a tab of online sales and deals – You need to keep a tab of the online sales hosted by the sites. Make the most of such sales and you can also enjoy a preview of a sale if you are a registered customer. Be it to woo away the Monday blues or the mid week stress or the festival requirements, online stores host sales quite often.

Check for coupons and offers – Previously it was the physical store coupon that we used for saving on our shopping. Now, everything has gone online and so has the coupons and deals. Grab such coupons and codes so that shopping for beauty and health products doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet. What is best about these coupons and deals is that you can get these for free.

List out the products you need – Last but definitely not the least, it is necessary to list out the products you need before hitting the stores. This will help you avoid unnecessary and impulsive buys, thereby helping you spend less and save more. It is not that there can never be a cheat day or you should never buy what you are simply craving for, but if you prepare a list, the impulse buys can be lowered by a considerable amount.

So, now that you know how to shop for the best products for less, you can always be that happy shopper, who knows the best. Your friends are going to envy you on this for sure. You can give them a tip or two too.