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

Floozie by Frost French – Retro Swimwear

I was  in Birmingham, on my way to an event, and had a little time to kill.  I decided to take a little wonder around the huge Bullring branch of Debenhams. With a holiday fast approaching, I headed straight for the holiday/swimwear collection, and promptly fell completely in love with the range from Sadie Frost and Jemima French, the fantastically named ‘Floozie’. This is a retro inspired collection that could’ve come straight from a range of saucy postcards, totally apt in it’s name.

Floozie by Frost French Blue seahorse print bikini top £21.20

Floozie by Frost French Blue seahorse print bikini top £21.20

Floozie by Frost French Blue seahorse print skirt bikini bottoms £16

Floozie by Frost French Blue seahorse print skirt bikini bottoms £16

This weekend is a good time to take a closer look at Debenhams swimwear if you are sourcing your holiday wardrobe.  You can find a whole series of money off offers and voucher codes for the department store at My Favourite Voucher codes, and these include up to 30% off swimwear. (You can keep yourself further up to date with discounts and money off deals by downloading the My Favourite Voucher Codes App here.)

Floozie by Frost French Blue seahorse print skirt bikini bottoms £33.60

Floozie by Frost French Yellow sunflower halter neck swimsuit  £33.60

 

Floozie by Frost French
Yellow sunflower halter neck swimsuit

So back to the Floozie collection, and just why I love it so much. This is a collection that is just so kitsch and pretty. With its influences steming firmly from the 1950s, we get a collection that is full of pretty bikini separates, halter neck and skirted swimsuits and bikini bottoms that can only be described (joyfully) as big pants.

Floozie by Frost French Pink hearts high waist bikini bottoms £14

Floozie by Frost French Pink hearts high waist bikini bottoms £14

Floozie by Frost French Pink hearts frill balcony bikini top £18.55

Floozie by Frost French Pink hearts frill balcony bikini top £18.55

The prints are bright and fun, gorgeous yellow sunflowers and polka dots, and my personal favourite print – pink seahorses. There are also some stunning accessories too, with pack flat beach bags and sunflower flip flops, thin, floaty kaftans and 70s style floppy hats. I can honestly say that there isn’t a piece in this collection that I don’t love with a passion.

Floozie by Frost French Pink heart tote bag £17.50

Floozie by Frost French Pink heart tote bag £17.50

Floozie by Frost French White cold shoulder kaftan dress £27.20

Floozie by Frost French White cold shoulder kaftan dress £27.20

Take a look and take advantage of this weekend’s discount. Don’t forget, if you do visit Debenhams through My Favourite Voucher Codes, they will donate 20% of all profits to charities. By using their voucher codes you’re donating to charity – shopping and all for a good cause.

Happy weekend!

It’s March – let’s update that Spring Wardrobe

It’s the 1st of March, and for me at least, that officially means that Winter is almost over and we can start to think about Spring, and, more importantly Spring Fashion. In the past this used to mean a complete blow out shopping trip, giving the plastic a real bashing and coming home laden with more bags than I could ever hope to carry (taxi for Emma please.) But, these days, due to being more savvy with shopping, and more careful with money, I find that I pick key pieces to update my wardrobe, and then look for other ways to make a saving.

Here are a few of my March picks, along with some March money saving tips.

Check out the Voucher Code Websites.

This may seem like a no brainer, but I never buy a single thing online without first checking to see if there are any current voucher codes. These can range from money-off offers, to free delivery and returns. There are lots of voucher codes sites around, but I love My Favourite Voucher Codes because it donates 20% of all profits to good causes each month, making that shopping a little more guilt free. You can also download their app too, which allows you to check for codes when you are out and about.

Currently it has a code for 20% off selected dresses at Dorothy Perkins, here are a couple I have my eye on. Great to wear now, but also very transitional as the weather begins to warm up.

khaki lace maxi dress Price: £18.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

khaki lace maxi dress
Price: £18.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Midwash Denim Shirt Dress Price: £24.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Midwash Denim Shirt Dress
Price: £24.00
Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Take a look at the sales

Almost all websites have a sales section that is a permanent feature. It is always worth checking them out when you are looking for basics and classics. Knitwear is transitional, so with a view towards Spring, thinner knits are a good buy. In addition, denim, classic shift dresses and anything monochrome will never go out of fashion and will therefore prove a shrewd buy.

Wallis is great for classics and currently has a good sale with lots of pieces to wear now and wear later.

Grey Roll Neck Top Was £25.00 Now £15.00Click to visit Wallis

Grey Roll Neck Top
Was £25.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Monochrome Geometric Stripe Jacket Was £35.00 Now £20.00Click to visit Wallis

Petite Monochrome Geometric Stripe Jacket
Was £35.00 Now £20.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Zip Pocket Ponte Trouser Was £30.00 Now £20.00Click to visit Wallis

Black Zip Pocket Ponte Trouser
Was £30.00 Now £20.00 Click to visit Wallis

Sign up for emails and updates

This morning I have received an email informing me that the Miss Selfridge sale has started today. Most online stores have email updates that you can sign up to which let you know about new sales and further discounts. Combined with voucher codes for free delivery, or a further 10% off sale, these updates can enable you to make really significant savings.

Plunge Rib Midi Dress Was £39.00 Now £19.50Click to visit Miss Selfridge

Plunge Rib Midi Dress
Was £39.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

Nude Judo Wrap Pencil Skirt Was £39.00 Now £10.00Click to visit Miss Selfridge

Nude Judo Wrap Pencil Skirt
Was £39.00 Now £10.00 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

How do you save money on your clothes shopping?