An evening with Jacques Vert, Grand Central Birmingham

Last Thursday the gorgeous Jacques Vert flagship store in Birmingham’s Grand Central hosted an evening of shopping and fizz as it showcased its key looks for the upcoming party season.  A sort of early Black Friday, there was also a massive 30% discount on the night, which was a tempting incentive to snap up a series of gorgeous looks. I went along to check out this season’s style and to get a better understanding of why Jacques Vert is no longer just the destination of choice for ‘Mother of the Bride’ outfits.

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SPARKLE CLUTCH BAG was £99.00 now £64.35 Click to visit

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BOW FAUX FUR LEATHER GLOVE was £49.00 now £31.85 Click to visit

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Left: SPLIT SLEEVE TUNIC was £99.00 now £64.35 click to view    Right: : PETITE JACQUARD PROM was £149.00 now £96.85 Click to view

 

Jacques Vert is a British High Street icon. The company was originally founded in 1972 by Jack Cynamon and Alan Green, two tailors from the East End of London. In 1977 they created a fashion range, combined their names and added a French twist (Jacques Vert is just so much more sophisticated than Jack Green) creating the Jacques Vert brand and public company. The brand is synonymous with quality, I collect piece of the brand from the 1970s and 1980s and they are still so washable and wearable due to the excellence of the design and fabric. But in recent years Jacques Vert has taken a new direction, it is no longer just about beautiful occasion wear, the coats, day time looks and party frocks are also very important to a brand that has moved with the times. Mother of the Bride is not forgotten, but she may have to share the space with her younger daughter now.

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LACE AND CREPE DRESS was £129.00 now £83.85 Click to visit

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OFF THE SHOULDER VELVET DRESS was £199.00 now £129.35 Click to visit

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CREPE COWL DRESS was £129.00 now £59.00 Click to visit

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LUX MOONLIGHT PROM DRESS was £169.00 now £109.85 Click to visit

There are some really lovely, stylish pieces both in store at Jacques Vert, and online ad they show that the brand is able to cater for a gamut of style and taste. In particular, the retro inspired  Lux Moonlight prom dress, and the off the shoulder velvet dress that could have come from Princess Diana’s wardrobe, are absolute winners. At the opposite end of the spectrum,  the crepe cowl dress is a perfect day dress that would work for the office or the boardroom.

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JACQUARD AND DRESS was £149.00 now £96.85 Click to visit

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TWILL FAUX FUR TRIM COAT was £229.00 now £148.85 Click to visit

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OVERSIZED CHECK COAT was £199.00 now £99.00 Click to visit

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DRAPE CAPE DRESS was £169.00 now £109.85 Click to visit

Jacques Vert is already embracing Black Friday with all their deals now available in store and online. Click here to visit Jacques Vert online.

With my friend Terry of Terry Terry jewellery

With my friend Terry of Terry Terry jewellery

Fashion Heritage Reading

It’s Black Friday…week!

First there were just regular sales, with the biggest and most anticipated being the January Sales. Then America launched Black Friday, a day of huge discounts and bargains that came after Thanksgiving and got people into the Christmas mood. Soon this trend made its way across the Atlantic and we had fights over televisions at Midnight on that last Friday in November. And now, in the latest development, Black Fri-day has turned into Black Fri-week, with sales and discounts now lasting right up to Cyber Monday. Which, in honesty, can only be good news for the consumer, who no longer have to rush like mad to get those very special bargains.

Today’s post is dedicated to some of the savings you can make this Black Fri-week. Most stores are offering decent savings that range from 20-70%, making this the perfect time to grab a new coat or an outfit for party season, as well as doing the bulk of your Christmas shopping. With the weather being pretty shocking at the moment, the idea that you can do your shopping from the comfort of your sofa whilst watching the TV is pretty attractive, and the fact that it will then be delivered straight to your door is also a plus point.

I will hopefully be adding more Black Friday savings to the blog as the week goes on, and will also share some on my twitter, you can follow @fashion_mommyWM for extra hints and tips for your shopping needs.

Do you have your eye on any Black Friday Savings?

Select – lots of offers

 FORMAL PEA COAT Code: #S044/0302/005_BERRY £39.99 now £24.99 Click to visit Select

FORMAL PEA COAT Was  £39.99 now £24.99 Click to visit Select

 PINSTRIPE VISCOSE SHIRT DRESS was £19.99 now £9.99 Click to visit Select

PINSTRIPE VISCOSE SHIRT DRESS was £19.99 now £9.99 Click to visit Select

 COLD SHOULDER LINEAR BODYCON DRESS was £15.99 now £7.99

COLD SHOULDER LINEAR BODYCON DRESS was £15.99 now £7.99

 POINTELLE LONG SLEEVE JUMPER was £15.99 now £6.99 Click to visit Select

POINTELLE LONG SLEEVE JUMPER was £15.99 now £6.99 Click to visit Select

To view all Select offers with up to 65% off, click here.

Dorothy Perkins – up to 30% off

Black Pleat Neck Blouse Was £22.00 Now £15.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Pleat Neck Blouse Was £22.00 Now £15.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Velour Bardot Top Was £16.00 Now £12.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Velour Bardot Top Was £16.00 Now £12.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black 'Bethany' Court shoes Was £32.00 Now £22.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black ‘Bethany’ Court shoes Was £32.00 Now £22.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Pinstriped Wide Leg Trousers Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Pinstriped Wide Leg Trousers Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Up to 30% off at Dorothy Perkins. Click here to view.

Coast – Up to 40% off.

RITA METALIC STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

RITA METALIC STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

DIANE VELVET MAXI DRESS LTD Now£129.00 Click to visit Coast

DIANE VELVET MAXI DRESS LTD Now£129.00 Click to visit Coast

FREIDA STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

FREIDA STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

FRANKIE OMBRE SEQUIN DRESS Now£99.00 Click to visit Coast

FRANKIE OMBRE SEQUIN DRESS Now£99.00 Click to visit Coast

To view Coast Offers, click here.

Chi Chi London – Up to 40% off Party Pieces

Chi Chi Amora Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Amora Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Skye Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Skye Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Briella Dress Was: £62.99Now: £37.79 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Briella Dress Was: £62.99Now: £37.79 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Georgie Dress Was: £74.99Now: £44.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Georgie Dress Was: £74.99Now: £44.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Up to 40% off selected partywear. Click here to visit Chi Chi London.

La Redoute – 40% off Everything

La Redoute have launched their massive Black Friday sales, with code BLACKFRIDAY get an amazing 40% off everything, including brands, womens fashion, mens, kids & homeware! This is an absolutely incredible offer to save 40% on your favourite clothing brands.

Code: BLACKFRIDAY
 Offer: 40% off everything including brands, womens fashion, mens, kids & homeware
Valid: Monday the 21st November 2016 – Monday 28th November 2016
MADEMOISELLE R Lace Panel Midi Dress £59 £35.40 with discount Click to visit La Redoute

MADEMOISELLE R Lace Panel Midi Dress £59 £35.40 with discount Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Lace-Back Dress £29 £17.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Lace-Back Dress £29 £17.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Bustier Dress with Voile Mesh Top £45 now £27 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Bustier Dress with Voile Mesh Top £45 now £27 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

MADEMOISELLE R Evening Dress £59 £35.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

MADEMOISELLE R Evening Dress £59 £35.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

 

 

 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

It may have started as an American phenomenon, but Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the accompanying Cyber Weekend have now become a part of Christmas shopping.

The discounts, offers, free delivery and other great incentives offered mean that this is a great time to grab a bargain, either in the form of Christmas gifts for family and friends, or a special treat for yourself as we reach the end of the month (which means payday for so many.)

I have compiled some of my key picks from a range of stores, and will try to update this as offers come in throughout the weekend.

Happy shopping!

Coast – 30% off everything

Code: JUSTFORYOU

Until Midnight Monday 1st December

NAOMI BANDEAU DRESS WITH PROMO £66.50 click to visit Coast

NAOMI BANDEAU DRESS
WITH PROMO £66.50 click to visit Coast

NICOLE EMBELLISHED JUMPSUIT WITH PROMO £94.50 click to visit Coast

NICOLE EMBELLISHED JUMPSUIT WITH PROMO £94.50 click to visit Coast

MYA MAXI SKIRT WITH PROMO £101.50 click to visit Coast

MYA MAXI SKIRT WITH PROMO £101.50 click to visit Coast

BRONX FAUX FUR COAT WITH PROMO £136.50 click to visit Coast

BRONX FAUX FUR COAT WITH PROMO £136.50 click to visit Coast

EVE FLORAL NECKLACE WITH PROMO £31.50 click to visit Coast

EVE FLORAL NECKLACE WITH PROMO £31.50 click to visit Coast

To visit Coast and view all collections, click here.

House of Fraser Brand Event

Up to 40% off
Ends: Sundays 30th November at midnight. 
This offers includes Womenswear, Childrenswear, Menswear & Home wear. Some of the amazing offers include: 20% off Barbour, 40% off Biba and 30% off Love Moschino.

 Biba Amelia crossbody handbag now £62.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Amelia crossbody handbag
now £62.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Pied a Terre Leather Large adeline tote bag £79.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Pied a Terre Leather Large adeline tote bag
£79.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Biba Austin frame bag £64.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Austin frame bag
£64.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Label Lab Anisha clutch bag £12.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Label Lab Anisha clutch bag
£12.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Therapy Flip tote bag £34.30 click to visit House of Fraser


Therapy Flip tote bag
£34.30 click to visit House of Fraser

 Biba Crackle print pouchette £19.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Crackle print pouchette
£19.50 click to visit House of Fraser

To view all House of Fraser collections, click here.

Selfridges 20% off everything

Christmas Comes Early where you can enjoy up to 20% off* your Christmas Shopping from 27th November – 30th November

code: SELF14

27th November – 30th November

 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD JEWELLERY Krystle orb bracelet £56 with offer click to visit Selfridges

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD JEWELLERY Krystle orb bracelet
£56 with offer click to visit Selfridges

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Lost & found yellow arrow bracelet £40 with offer

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Lost & found yellow arrow bracelet £40 with offer click to visit Selfridges

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic sweetie necklace £52 with offer click to visit Selfridges

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic sweetie necklace £52 with offer click to visit Selfridges

MICHAEL KORS JEWELLERY Diamanté bangle £124 with offer click to visit Selfridges

MICHAEL KORS JEWELLERY Diamanté bangle £124 with offer click to visit Selfridges

Click here to visit Selfridges.

Topshop Black Friday Offers

Up to 50% off selected lines.

Ends: Monday 1st December at Midnight.

Faux Shearling Ovoid Jacket     Was £78.00     Now £50.00 click to visit Topshop

Faux Shearling Ovoid Jacket
Was £78.00
Now £50.00
click to visit Topshop

Enamel Crystal Sweat     Was £46.00     Now £30.00 click to visit Topshop

Enamel Crystal Sweat
Was £46.00
Now £30.00
click to visit Topshop

**Access All Areas Boots by CJG     Was £130.00     Now £65.00 click to visit Topshop

**Access All Areas Boots by CJG
Was £130.00
Now £65.00
click to visit Topshop

Cornellie Tea Dress     Was £38.00     Now £20.00 click to visit Topshop

Cornellie Tea Dress
Was £38.00
Now £20.00
click to visit Topshop

Ponte Twist Bodycon Dress     Was £42.00     Now £20.00 click to visit Topshop

Ponte Twist Bodycon Dress
Was £42.00
Now £20.00
click to visit Topshop

To view all Topshop offers, click here.

Dorothy Perkins Offers

Black high block heel sandals     Was £32.00     Now £25.60 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black high block heel sandals
Was £32.00
Now £25.60 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white midi dress     Was £38.00     Now £34.20 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white midi dress
Was £38.00
Now £34.20 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Neutral Embellished Jacket     Was £55.00     Now £38.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Neutral Embellished Jacket
Was £55.00
Now £38.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red Lace Insert Sequin Top     Was £22.00     Now £15.40 cllick to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red Lace Insert Sequin Top
Was £22.00
Now £15.40 cllick to visit Dorothy Perkins

White glitter bow court shoes     Was £29.00     Now £23.20 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

White glitter bow court shoes
Was £29.00
Now £23.20 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Click here to visit Dorothy Perkins.

Joules

50% off selected items until 1st December.

Womens Luxe Faux Fur Headband, Emerald Was £24.95 Now £12.45 click to visit Joules

Womens Luxe Faux Fur Headband, Emerald Was £24.95 Now £12.45 click to visit Joules

Womens Luxury Faux Fur Scarf, Midnight Blue Was £34.95 Now £17.45 click to visit Joules

Womens Luxury Faux Fur Scarf, Midnight Blue Was £34.95 Now £17.45 click to visit Joules

Womens Luxe Faux Fur Hat, Wine Was £39.95 Now £19.95 click to visit Joules

Womens Luxe Faux Fur Hat, Wine Was £39.95 Now £19.95 click to visit Joules

Womens Large Fur Shrug, Emerald Was £49.95 Now £29.95  click to visit Joules

Womens Large Fur Shrug, Emerald Was £49.95 Now £29.95 click to visit Joules


Offer: Free delivery on all orders

Code: AFFPP
Starts: 28-11-2014
Ends: 01-12-2014

Click here to visit Joules.

And some more offers…

 

Marks and Spencer

4 Magical Days at M&S. Sparkling offers up to 30% off 

Start date: 00:01 28th November 2014.

End date: 1st December 2014.

Click here to visit Marks and Spencer.

Unineed

15% off on all orders with Unineed, including beauty, fragrance and designer fashion accessories.

Use code FRIDAY15

Click here to visit Unineed.

 

Claire’s Accessories

Everything reduced to £3 – £5 – £10
Starts on Friday 28/11 at 5 am
Expires on Tuesday 2/12 at 10 am
Excludes any product without a price reduction badge including Frozen, Direct Delivery products and selected online exclusives

Click here to visit Claire’s.

The White Company

Offer: 20% off plus free delivery over £50 in The White Weekend
Code: AE602

Dates: Friday 28th Nov until Midnight Monday 1st Dec 2014

Click here to visit Site.



Clarks

Message: 25% off full price adult styles
Start date: Friday 28th November
End date: Monday 1st December at 11pm
Code: BOW
Excludes: Reduced Price, Kids styles, Kids accessories, shoe care & foot gauges

Click here to visit Clarks.

Boden

30% off everything plus free delivery and returns

Valid from now until 5th December

code: K6D3

Click here to visit Boden.

Evans

up to 50% discount on everything online

Click here to visit Evans.