Making the most of your shopping

As many of my regular readers already know, there’s nothing I like more than getting a bargain. And I very quickly discovered that when it comes to online shopping, one clear way of making sure you never miss out on the latest sales and discounts is by signing up to a voucher code site. Sites like not only alert you to specific discounts (like 20% off etc) but also give you all the information about specific sales (i.e. furniture sales, discounts on menswear, childrenswear events…) and also alerts about free shipping and returns, all great information to have when shopping on the net.

What is also good about sites like this is that you don’t have to receive random information about every single site on the net, you can just sign up for alerts from the stores you love. A key case for me is that I have recently signed up to Debenhams Promo codes and this has already paid dividends this week. I got an email informing me that, for this week only, there was an extra 10% discount on the famous blue cross event. Now, I love Debenhams, and always try to look out for the blue cross events, where the discount can be as much as 70%. Another 10% off is a great way to get a truly fantastic bargain, and with plenty of things that I have my eye on – will make online shopping even more fun this weekend.

Debenhams Bargains.

 Jonathan Saunders/EDITION Designer dark grey herringbone coat £79.50 click to visit Debenhams

Jonathan Saunders/EDITION Designer dark grey herringbone coat £79.50 

Chocolate quilted biker jacket £27.50 click to visit Debenhams

Chocolate quilted biker jacket £27.50 

Designer blue checked panel tunic dress £27.50 click to visit Debenhams

Designer blue checked panel tunic dress £27.50 

Yumi Flower lace shift dress £21 click to visit Debenhams

Yumi Flower lace shift dress £21 

Designer olive lace chiffon tunic Now £18 click to visit Debenhams

Designer olive lace chiffon tunic 

Star by Julian MacDonald Designer dark cream chain trim shell top £19 click to visit Debenhams

Star by Julian MacDonald Designer dark cream chain trim shell top 

Turquoise geometric circles shell top £12 click to visit Debenhams

Turquoise geometric circles shell top 

Designer black fringe pumps £8.40 click to visit Debenhams

H! By Henry Holland Designer black fringe pumps 

Faith Black high heeled pointed ankle boots £19.50 click to visit Debenhams

Faith Black high heeled pointed ankle boots 

Principles Ben De Lisi Designer coral patent colour block grab bag £17.50 click to visit Debenhams

Principles Ben De Lisi Designer coral patent colour block grab bag 












Designers at Debenhams – going from Strength to Strength

It’s latest advert boasts of ‘The unrivaled collection of Designers at Debenhams’ and,  seeing the new ranges, and how more and more designers are producing collections for the brand, the claim really is hard to beat. Debenhams continues to be a shopping destination par excellence, the place where you can truly find an outfit for all occasions, and the new collections are simply too hard to resist.

Debenhams is a destination for all ages and caters for so many different style. H! By Henry Holland is young, fun and has a slightly edgy feel, whilst Betty Jackson Black produces the sort of sophisticated work wear  that appeals to professional women. Jenny Packham evening gowns offer red carpet glamour without the red carpet price, whilst we have elements of the bohemian in Matthew Williamson Butterfly. And that is just the tip of the ocean, with a name-call that highlights the brightest and the best of British fashion, including the Editions designers Preen and Jonathan Saunders.

There are just so many fabulous pieces from the Designers this season that I decided to create my own Fashion-Mommy edit picking out some of my favourite things, a lust-list for the new season.

Take a look and let me know what’s on your shopping list for Autumn/Winter 2013.

Ben De Lisi nails the sexy pencil skirt for Principles

Ben de Lisi Designer natural animal ponte skirt

English Heritage at its best with Rocha John Rocha – shades of Luella Bartley.

Rocha John Rocha Designer brown tweed

Warm winter florals from Preen Editions

Preen Edition Designer red floral dress £68

Vintage Lady Diana style knitwear from H! By Henry Holland.

H! by Henry Holland Designer green sheep farmyard fairisle jumper £28.80

Elegance and bling from Julian Macdonald…this might be Strictly dancing off the shelf this season…

Diamond by Julian Macdonald Designer magenta embellished maxi dress

Great Gatsby retro styling from Butterfly from Matthew Williamson

Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Designer black embellished dress £68

The classic tan bag from J by Jasper Conran

J by Jasper Conran Designer Tan Zip Detail Grab Bag £47.20

The wear everywhere black dress from Betty Jackson Black

Betty Jackson Black Designer black asymmetric draped jersey dress £44




Debenhams A/W Press Day 2013/4 – so much variety

It was in a new venue, but the Debenhams press day was as glamorous as ever, showcasing a range of beautiful evening wear, gorgeous winter coats, and a great range of accessories. All the designer ranges were there in force, with Jonathan Saunders, Jenny Packham and Julian MacDonald, amongst others showing that Debenhams persists as a destination you must visit when you are looking for serious occasion dressing.

This being the Autumn/Winter collection, there was a real emphasis on that perfect dress for party season. 1930s bias style dresses were juxtaposed with 1950s floral prom styles. Meshing and net details were in abundance, whilst interesting prints featuring larger than life diamonds and gems were also a feature. Interestingly, no one colour dominated, this was a full palette of shades that ranged from monochrome to the pinks that would have made Schiaparelli smile.



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