Friday Shopping Special – Bumper Edition

It;s Friday, the end of the week, and for some people, today is also pay-day. That means that end of the month splurge could well be in order. In light of this fact, today’s first post is short on words, but long on style, acres and acres of it in fact. There are some truly lustworthy pieces including the new collection from Ted Baker, that is, once again heavy on pretty florals and botanical prints. There are also some amazing bargains and key voucher codes, including 20% off the Mary Portas collection for Clarks.

And just in case your saving your pennies, but still want to treat yourself, check out the amazing range at, with many items now available up to size 18. The Helena skirt is an unbelievable bargain for just £8.

Happy shopping!

LK Bennett

THE BAG - Capri Transparent Tote Bag £145 click to visit LK Bennett

Gabi Lace Top £95 click to visit LK Bennett

Edna Knot Front Dress £165 click to visit LK Bennett

Eumelia Printed Chiffon Shirt £95 click to visit LK Bennett

Rosie Leather Peep Toe Wedge Slingback £125 click to visit LK Bennett

LK Bennett offer

Shop up to 30% off top picks,with new lines added to the spring reductions. Click here to view current offers.

Clarks and Mary Portas

La Lumiere £71.99 click to visit Clarks

La Grace £71.99 click to visit Clarks

La Chantilly £63.99 click to visit Clarks

La Biarritz £63.99 click to visit Clarks

Offer – 20% off Mary and Clarks

Offer: 20% off women’s Mary&Clarks range
Code: BMARY13

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Cara Neon Cap Sleeve Jersey Bodycon Midi Dress £12 click to visit Boohoo

Helena Contrast Waistband Maxi Skirt £8.00 click to visit Boohoo

Sandy Scoop Neck Maxi £10.00 click to visit Boohoo

Kiera Rose Print Maxi Dress £20.00 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo offer

10% off everything


Expires: 28th April.

Ted Baker

Floral woven top DAELYN £99 click to visit Ted Baker

Floral printed dress ALIAH £149 click to visit Ted Baker

Cowl neck dress BIGUA £159 click to visit Ted Baker

Bumblebee necklace BISYBEE £45 click to visit Ted Baker


Charleston Midi Dress £59.00 click to visit Monsoon

Christie Print Short Maxi Dress £119.00 click to visit Monsoon

Layla Lace Dress £119.00 click to visit Monsoon


Summer Bloom Sandals £39.00 click to visit Accessorize

Digi Gem Clutch £35.00 click to visit Accessorize

Elinor Pocket Tote £42.00 click to visit Accessorize








Holly Willoughby for Very.

I love Holly Willoughby. She’s a gorgeous lady who I personally think always comes across well on the TV. Warm and compassionate on This Morning, funny and with a great sense of fun on Celebrity Juice, she always seems like the kind of girl you’d be happy to drink cocktails and gossip with. And then of course, she’s ultra interested in fashion.

Holly has recently launched her latest collection for Very, a range that she is happy to wear as part of her own wardrobe. And I can see why she would be happy to do that – it is just full of pretty, retro inspired designs that are crafted to flatter womanly curves by placing emphasis on waists, boobs and legs. Great use is made of pretty prints and elegant lace, and there are 1940s style tea dresses and 1980s bodycon, showing that Holly is looking across the style eras for her inspiration.

Holly told Now magazine that she has, in fact, given one of her dresses to fellow Celebrity Juice panellist, the equally pneumatic Kelly Brook, so we may soon see both the glamorous ladies confronting Keith Lemon in Very dresses.

Holly Willoughby Lace Sleeve Pencil Dress 

Holly Willoughby Spot Print Dress £49 

Holly Willoughby Tropical Print Pencil Dress 

Holly Willoughby Printed Halter Playsuit 

Holly Willoughby Double Strap Bodycon Pencil Dress 

Holly Willoughby Jersey Printed Maxi Dress 

Holly Willoughby Lace Blazer £59 

View the complete Holly Willoughby range here.




The Maxi dress – showing no signs of disappearing

The maxi dress was a fashion relic from the early hippy-dippy 70s that made a surprising re-appearance a few years ago, mainly off the coat-tails of the Boho revival. No-one really expected it to stick around, it was another Summer trend, a flash in the pan. Here today, gone tomorrow.

But we were all proved very wrong. The Maxi dress proved to have a staying power that has made it a style classic. It is now a total staple of your summer wardrobe, perfect for packing in your holiday suitcase, providing you with an item that can switch between covering up your swimming costume apres swim, to providing evening glamour at the bar and restaurant. It is also a permanent fixture at summer weddings, a great option for picnics in the park, and even proving to be cool and elegant with pretty sandals for hot days in the city. Clearly the Maxi dress had been underestimated.

M&Co have some of the nicest maxi dresses on the High Street this Spring. These range from options that could be described as ‘dressy’ to those that are perfect beach cover ups. They also have options that are perfect for those with plus size and petite figures, again showing the versatility of the maxi dress, and proving there is a style to suit everyone.

Plus Size designs (size 18 – 28)

Floral jersey maxi dress £42 click to visit M&Co

Deco print jersey maxi £42 click to visit M&Co

Petite Maxi dress

Petite tropical print jersey maxi £39 click to visit M&Co

Colour pop maxis

Feather print maxi dress £59 click to visit M&Co

Swirl floral maxi dress £49 click to visit M&Co

Paisley print maxi dress £35 click to visit M&Co

Beach style maxis

Polka dot beach maxi dress £29 click to visit M&Co

Chain detail maxi dress £29 click to visit M&Co

To view all maxi dresses, click here.


Promotion: Up to 30% off new season women’s clothing, including tops, jackets & knitwear.
T&C’s: Selected lines only.
Start date: 18/04/13

Click here to view offer.