Dorothy Perkins – New season hero buys

It is August, and still the height of Summer, so, with the prospect of a bit of a heatwave on the way, it seems the perfect time to look towards…Autumn. But, on a serious note, the Autumn collections are starting to make their way into stores and online, as the last of the summer sales are swept away and stores bring in new trends, colours and styles.

Dorothy Perkins has a superb collection that is full of hero buys and style classics. Their ‘Fashion Favourites Collection’ is heavy on effortless, classic style that is designed to last and be worn again and again,  rather than on fashion that will last half a season, if you’re lucky.

It’s all about Cuban heels, wrap coats (the grey is so good!), shirt dresses in a range of lengths and colours and tailored trousers and soft blouses that would be great additions to your workwear wardrobe. In terms of colour, black is back, as both a base and a statement shade, while Autumnal rust and navy – which look so good when paired together, berry shades, deep bottle greens and oranges create a stunning palette that will help you add deep, rich colour to your wardrobe.

I love this collection so much, it is totally wearable. You know that these pieces will be much loved and much worn if you add them to your current pieces, and with some short sleeves and thinner fabrics, these are very much pieces you could be wearing now. I’ve taken my own advice and am already wearing the Rose Gold Daze Ballerina Court shoes, and now need the tan version in my life.

Do you have any faves from the Dorothy Perkins collection?

Grey and Camel Wrap Coat Price: £49.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Grey and Camel Wrap Coat Price: £49.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Chiffon shirt midi dress Price: £40.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Chiffon shirt midi dress Price: £40.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Rose Gold 'Daze' Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Rose Gold ‘Daze’ Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Green Keyhole Contrast Blouse Was £24.00 Now £19.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Green Keyhole Contrast Blouse Was £24.00 Now £19.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Monochrome High Waisted Tapered Trousers Price: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Monochrome High Waisted Tapered TrousersPrice: £20.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue zip front shirt dress Price: £32.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue zip front shirt dress Price: £32.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tan 'Daze' Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tan ‘Daze’ Ballerina Court Shoes Was £20.00 Now £16.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tie Waist Tapered Trousers Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tie Waist Tapered Trousers Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tab Neck Embroidered Blouse Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Tab Neck Embroidered Blouse Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Conker Side Tab Ankle Grazer Trousers Was £18.00 Now £14.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Conker Side Tab Ankle Grazer Trousers Was £18.00 Now £14.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Bardot midi dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Bardot midi dress Price: £35.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red Frill Shoulder Blouse Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red Frill Shoulder Blouse Price: £22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

To view the complete fashion Favourites Collection, click here.

Offers

20% Off New Season Styles
Start date: Thursday, 11th August
End date: Saturday, 13th of August
T&C: Selected lines

Click here to view

 

 

 

Wednesday Fashion Focus

Sometimes I write about fashion to focus on particular trends that I am loving. Sometimes I write about fashion  because I want to discuss the latest celebrity looks, and give you some ideas on how to get them. But sometimes I just want to write about pretty things I would love to add to my wardrobe, and this is one of those days.

It seems that Wednesday may well be the new Friday when it comes to getting a great deal on fashion websites. Today Dorothy Perkins are offering some amazing picks with 24% off for the next 24 hours. I love the idea of wearing the tan t-shirt dress with those fabulous 70s style chunky sandals – just such an effortless look. The red skirt with the zip front will be something that would work equally well in your Autumn/Winter wardrobe – add a black sleeveless polo neck for a minimal 1990s look.

Wallis have long been running Wallis Wednesday, but this now offers the opportunity to pick up a key wardrobe item at a  much discounted price. Today this is focusing on shirt dresses – another wardrobe staple that are perfect transitional pieces. Wallis are also offering a petite version at a discounted price too.

I have also added some of the current top buys from Coast and Phase Eight. Many of the pieces are in the current sale, so you can make a real saving whilst grabbing a great quality piece. The Coast red jumpsuit is just stunning – such a classic look, very Gwen Stefani.

 Coast – Gorgeous Sales Picks

DECO CLUTCH now £29 click to visit Coast

DECO CLUTCH now £29 click to visit Coast

HYPER BLOOM PRINT DRESS – Was £150.00 Now £99.00 click to visit Coast

HYPER BLOOM PRINT DRESS – Was £150.00 Now £99.00 click to visit Coast

CASTANA JUMPSUIT – Was £115.00 Now £79.00 click to visit Coast

CASTANA JUMPSUIT – Was £115.00 Now £79.00 click to visit Coast

JANIER FEATHER DRESS – Was £250.00 Now £149.00 click to visit Coast

JANIER FEATHER DRESS – Was £250.00 Now £149.00 click to visit Coast

To view all Coast Sale, click here.

Phase Eight – Bestsellers

 Gretel Dress £130.00  click to visit Phase Eight


Gretel Dress
£130.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 Clemence Maxi Dress Sale £79.00 was £99.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Clemence Maxi Dress
Sale
£79.00 was £99.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 Hermosa Dress Sale £79.00 was £99.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Hermosa Dress
Sale
£79.00 was £99.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 Cora Tulip Dress Sale £49.00 was £79.00  click to visit Coast


Cora Tulip Dress
Sale
£49.00 was £79.00 click to visit Coast

 Lotty Lace dress Sale £75.00 was £89.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Lotty Lace dress
Sale
£75.00 was £89.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Dorothy Perkins top buys

You can get 24% off at Dorothy Perkins for 24 hours, you need the code LOVE24 and this will finish at Midnight on 16th July 2015.

 

Stone t-shirt midi dress     Price: £15.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stone t-shirt midi dress
Price: £15.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cognac Zip Front Maxi Skirt     Price: £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cognac Zip Front Maxi Skirt
Price: £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Pink border print kaftan     Price: £32.00     Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Pink border print kaftan
Price: £32.00
Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tan buckle block sandals     Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tan buckle block sandals
Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory and Black Taped Pencil Dress     Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory and Black Taped Pencil Dress
Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cobalt Sleeveless Jersey Jacket     Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cobalt Sleeveless Jersey Jacket
Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Wallis Wednesday shirt dress offer

Monochrome Graphic Shirt Dress     Was £40.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

Monochrome Graphic Shirt Dress
Was £40.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

Petite Safari Printed Dress     Was £40.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

Petite Safari Printed Dress
Was £40.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

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Cream Sequin Wrap Top Was £33.00 Now £26.40 click to visit Wallis

Khaki Spot Shirt Dress     Was £40.00 Now £32.00 click to visit Wallis

Khaki Spot Shirt Dress
Was £40.00 Now £32.00 click to visit Wallis

Stripe Floral Tunic Dress     Was £42.00 Now £33.60 click to visit Wallis

Stripe Floral Tunic Dress
Was £42.00 Now £33.60 click to visit Wallis

Are you planning on getting anything from the Summer sales this year?



 

 

 

Festival fashion with a difference from Coachella

Coachella is that festival that will all wish we could go to. Taking place every year, it is the festival that the celebrity fashionista’s love, the one with the glorious weather, the one with no mud, the one where you can actually wear white. It combines sunshine, music, great clothes, pool parties, celebrity launches and lots of glamour. Yes, it is the one festival you can enjoy even if you hate tents!

I have been looking at all the outfits from this year’s festival and have chosen my favourite looks. Admittedly, some of these looks were seen at the events that surround Coachella – I doubt very much that Dita’s Art Deco inspired look even had a sniff of a band, and there are no Kendall Jenner looks either. The person who, for me, dominates the best dressed parade from Coachella this year has to be Alexa Chung, who shows that this year’s 70s trend translates so well into stylish and unique festival wear, and is about more than suede skirts and fringes.

Alexa Chung

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Alexa style

Get the look

Crochet Maxi Dress Product Code: CP196JF £45.00 click to visit Simply Be

Crochet Maxi Dress
Product Code: CP196JF
£45.00

Elise Ryan Cross Back Flower Dress Was £58.00 Now £52.20 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Elise Ryan Cross Back Flower Dress
Was £58.00
Now £52.20

Ivory Lace Kimono Was £18.00 Now £16.20 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory Lace Kimono
Was £18.00
Now £16.20

Black embellished flat sandals Was £25.00 Now £22.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black embellished flat sandals
Was £25.00
Now £22.50

 Daisy Lowe

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Daisy Lowe maxi dress style

Get the look

Womens Belted Slash Neck Maxi Dress £16.00 click to visit Peacocks

Womens Belted Slash Neck Maxi Dress
£16.00

Floral Maxi Dress £18.00 click to visit Asda George

Floral Maxi Dress
£18.00

 Biba Crane print deep V maxi dress now £119.20 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Crane print deep V maxi dress
now £119.20

Dita Von Teese

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Dita in vintage style beading

 Biba Embellished v back dress £135 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Embellished v back dress
£135

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Biba Embellished wrap dress £108

Harley Viera Newton

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Love this fabulous dotted dress!

Get the look

 Dottaline Tapework Dress £150.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Dottaline Tapework Dress
£150.00

Black Full Skirt Spot Dress Was £40.00 Now £36.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Full Skirt Spot Dress
Was £40.00 Now £36.00

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

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Loving Rosie’s mint and tan look

Get the look

ASOS Wrap Front Shell Top £28.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Front Shell Top
£28.00

Mint Green Textured Suit Mini Skirt £17.99 click to visit New Look

Mint Green Textured Suit Mini Skirt £17.99

Alexa Chung

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Get the look

Alice And You Split Prom Maxi £48 click to visit Simply Be

Alice And You Split Prom Maxi £48

ASOS PETITE Maxi Dress with Button Front in Blue Floral Print £45.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS PETITE Maxi Dress with Button Front in Blue Floral Print
£45.00