Friday shopping fix featuring Laura Ashley, Boohoo, Selfridges and LK Bennett

With the 1st of May,  we have seen some beautiful weather that has been more Summer than Spring, so it feels like we can finally start to dress in some wonderful Spring/Summer collections without the threat of chilblains. I don’t know about you, but retrieving the maxi skirts, cotton tops and sundresses from the wardrobe has been a rather lovely feeling. one long overdue.

With that in mind, Friday Fashion Fix is bringing some gorgeous summery prints from Boohoo, the most luxurious bags from Selfridges in mouth-watering bright shades, the picks of the sale and new-in from Laura Ashley, and some elegant choices from LK Bennett.

Enjoy the long weekend – hopefully in the sunshine.

 

 

Laura Ashley

 

Lace Front Micro Pleat Sleeveless Dress Now £77.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

Floral Print Sheer Layer Micro Pleat Skirt £65.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

Pale Grey Hummingbird Silhouette Cowl Neck Top Now £21.00 Was £30.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

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Offer: 30% off Everything* Free UK Delivery on Furniture & Upholstery* Free delivery when you spend £50 or more on fashion*
Dates: Wednesday 1st May – Monday 6th May

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LK Bennett

Britani Broderie Anglaise Dress £146.25 click to visit LK Bennett

June Linen Dress £168.75 click to visit LK Bennett

Beata Jersey Snake Print Maxi Dress £146.25 click to visit LK Bennett

Offer

Selected dresses 25% off.

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Boohoo

May Aztec Mixi Maxi Dress £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Harriet Aztec Maxi Dress £15.00 click to visit Boohoo

Sabine Aztec Sideband Trousers £20.00 click to visit Boohoo

Selfridges

MARC BY MARC JACOBS: Chicret cross-body bag £260 click to visit Selfridges

SOPHIE HULME: Box plate clutch £270 click to visit Selfridges

MARNI: Flap shoulder bag £755 click to visit Selfridges

 

 

 

My Favourite shoes from Duchess Kate’s fave brand

I booked my Summer holiday on Saturday, and so I am already planning my holiday wardrobe. And whilst I will shop around for an array of swimwear, pretty sundresses and accessories, there is only one place I head for my perfect summer wedges. And, it seems I am in good company.

LK Bennett shoes have gained notoriety in the last few years for being a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton. But, for once, I have the beating of Kate, and can happily say I got my favourite LK Bennett shoes before the Royal Wedding, and hence missed the demand for everything that Kate wears.

Pippa in LK Bennett

Kate Middleton in LK Bennett

L.K. Bennett Rosie Patent Leather Cork Wedge Heel Sandals £165 click to visit John Lewis

 

The Rosie wedges are my summer shoe of choice – I wear them with everything.  They just look great with anything you throw on, from Jeans to a pretty printed dress, with the white leather looking fresh and fabulous against a suntan. I love the adjustable strap, which means the shoe remains comfortable, even if, like mine, your feet swell in the heat. The cork heel is a real 1970s staple, and as a lover all things 70s, this is another huge plus for me. And they are so comfortable, perfect for a day shopping or sightseeing, remaining comfortable even if you spend hours on your feet.

L.K. Bennett Patent Leather Wedge Court Shoe £170 click to visit John Lewis

I love my Rosie wedges so much that I am currently compiling a list of other LK Bennett shoes that I want to add to my shoe collection. Top of the list are the Patent Leather wedges in the glossy patent navy shade that I think would make a nice alternative to healed shoes in summer.  I’m also just a little bit obsessed with the Shilo leather stiletto heels in red leather. This is a softer coral/red shade rather than a tomato deep red, which I think makes these the perfect design and colour for adding something bright to your summer pastels.

L.K. Bennett Shilo Leather Stiletto Heel Court Shoes, Red £220 click to visit John Lewis

 

New season – All about the dress.

Friday shopping focus this week features my favourite item of apparel – the dress. From simple shirts to printed dresses with sleeves(we all know how popular they are), the new season embraces the dress in all it’s glory. I have featured some of my favourite dresses that are currently available online and on the High Street, starting from less than £20.

Enjoy!

La Redoute

Short-Sleeved Polka Dot Print Cotton Blend Dress £29.00 click to visit La Redoute

Embroidered Tulle Dress with Three-Quarter Length Sleeves Was £89.00 Now £62.30 click to visit La Redoute

Two-Tone Shift Dress with Round Neck in Stretch Satin £25.00 click to visit La Redoute

Latest Voucher Codes:

Offer: 20% off your order

Order Code: 8114

Ends: 03/02/2013

T&Cs: 20% off full price items when you use code 8114 until 03/02/2013. Offer not valid on green page, mini price, online specials or already discounted items.
Latest New Customer Voucher Code:

Offer: £15 off your first order when you spend £30 or more (plus free delivery)

Order Code: 4708

Ends: 30/09/2013

URL: http://www.laredoute.co.uk/page/new-customer.htm

 Laura Ashley

Love this stripy dress which is the perfect transitional piece. And although it is a slight cheat, I can’t resist adding this gorgeous pencil skirt to the mix too – such a fantastically stylish piece.

Red Navy Rope Print Jersey Tie Waist Dress £75.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

Orange Lurex Tweed Pencil Skirt £65.00 click to visit Laura Ashley

House of Fraser

The ultra popular Biba range has launched it’s new season range with a special 20% off discount. Slinky and stylish, these are the perfect styles to take you easily from day to evening.

Biba Leopard Print Wrap Jersey Dress Now £ 71.20 Was £ 89.00 click to visit House of Fraser

Biba Leopard print wrap jersey dress Now £ 71.20 Was £ 89.00 click to visit House of Fraser

Biba Knot Front 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Dress Now £ 88.00 Was £ 110.00 click to visit House of Fraser

Offer

Fantastic 20% Off New Season Biba

Ends Wednesday 6th February

Click here to view full range.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett’s new season is just stunning, and I’ve picked out these two dresses that I really think that Kate Middleton ought to invest in for after the birth of baby Wales!

Silver Satin Cap Sleeve Pleat Dress £245 click to visit LK Bennett

Marva Trench Dress £195 click to visit LK Bennett

M&Co

As well as embracing monochrome classic style, M&Co are also bringing gorgeous bright and colourful print dresses that require no accessorising. Loving these.

Floral stripe dress £39 click to visit M&Co

Floral panelled dress £55 click to visit M&Co

Offer
Offer – 20% Off Everything Until Sunday 3rd February (1 DAY EARLY EXCLUSIVE FOR AFFILIATES, OFFER NOT YET PROMOTED ON OUR WEBSITE)
Code- EVENT20
T&C’s – N/A
Start Date – 30/01/13
End date – 03/02/13

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George at Asda

George is also embracing flowers in the Moda collection. These dresses are utter bargains – costing less than £20 each.

Moda Floral Panel Illusion Dress £16.00 click to visit George at Asda

Moda Floral Print Jersey Dress £16.00 click to visit George at Asda

Monochrome Illusion Panel Front Dress £18.00 click to visit George at Asda