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Debenhams – The perfect department store!

31 Mar

Debenhams is one of the biggest clothing department stores within the UK. You can find pretty much everything you need there, thanks to its wide selection of brands that are available. However, they don’t just stick to selling women’s/menswear. They also sell home furniture to give that added sparkle to your home, essential electricals such as iPods, laptops (even electricals for the home such as a kettle!), and gifts to treat your loved ones with.

In Harrow, we are lucky enough to have our own MASSIVE Debenhams situated in the town centre. It includes departments such as Dorothy Perkins,  Jasper Conran, OasisWarehouse and our personal favourite high street store… Topshop of course!

With such a huge variety of items and departments to choose from at Debenhams, its hard to pick out all the top buys. But, look no further! Just sit back, relax, and I shall try my best to pick out some great buys that are available from this amazing store!

The first item I have picked out is from Debenhams own brand, Red Herring. This vintage style tea dress is a must have for your summer wardrobe. Its adorable floral design will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. With ruffled sleeves, they give off the perfect feminine vibe, which is perfect for this season. As most of us know, floral designs were very popular last summer, and they are going to stick around for this season too! Pair this dress up with some red accessories, and it’s guaranteed that you will catch a lot of eyes!

Grab this little number for only £38!

A girl can never have too many shoes, right? Absolutely correct! These stunning toepost sandals from Oasis are a perfect pair for this seasons BOLD colours (as mentioned in my previous post on bags). Again, the ruffle front of the shoe helps to give off that feminine look, which is perfect for all of us girly girls out there! Electric blue is going to be a BIG colour this season, so if you’re not confident enough to buy a pair of bright blue trousers, these little beauties are the perfect alternative.

Show off them newly painted toenails in style for only £30!

This next item is more casual, but is equally as popular! This dark peach front knot t-shirt is from the H! By Henry Holland collection. Throw this on for an urban look, thanks to the extremely cute knotted front. The cropped design also helps to give that chic look that will be ‘oh so popular’ this season. The peachy colour is one of my favourites. It will look perfect with that summer glow of yours, and is one of the colours that will be in this season. Pair this shirt with a pair of denim shorts for the ultimate summer chic look!

You can’t NOT get this shirt, as it will only cost you £10!

Our wardrobes definitely wouldn’t be complete without a little black dress, whatever season! This black mesh detail dress, designed by Star by Julien Macdonald, gives off that popular vintage vibe whilst sticking with the original ‘little black dress’ idea. The mesh detail at the top of the garment makes the dress look very sophisticated, and is perfect for making yourself look all glam for that evening out. The belted waist also helps to show off your curves- the perfect feminine figure!

So glam up your wardrobe for only £27.50… Thank you sales!

Hurrah! More florals! But this time, on a jumpsuit! This black poppy print jumpsuit is available from H! By Henry and Holland. Jumpsuits are inspired by the 70’s revival, so they will definitely be making their mark this season. This jumpsuit has been perfectly matched with the multi coloured floral pattern to bring out the feminine side in you. Perfect for a beautiful summers day, or evening! If you don’t feel that you are confident enough to wear a jumpsuit, there is a matching poppy print fifties dress, which is equally as stunning!

Jump into this outfit for £35!

Thanks to the popularity of the 90’s revival, denim is making its way back this season with a bang! For the ultimate casual day look, why not grab these white denim shorts? Designed by H! By Henry Holland, these shorts are perfect to team up with any bright t-shirt… whether it is cropped or oversized! Neutral colours look great when they are paired up with brights, and this will give off the ultimate chic/urban look that everyone is craving this season!

Show off your pins in style for a measly £22!

So there you have it. A range of different items and different designers, all available at one store. Make sure that you pop down to your local Debenhams this summer, or visit their website to see if you can spot any bargains for yourself!

All images have been taken from the Debenhams website.

BAGS Galore

24 Mar

Not quite sure what accessories you need to finish off the look of your new outfit?

Well, look no further. All you need is a cute summer handbag!

Bags are THE most important item this season. They are a very popular item with most women, as they can quickly make a simple outfit stand out. If you’re not confident with some of the new trends that are out this season, then don’t panic. Take a look at the following suggestions for handbags this summer, and you will be able to give off a trendy look without having to wear an outfit you’re not quite sure about.

Oversized bags.

Statements are really important this season. So what could be better than an oversized bag?

But why do we love them so much? Well, these are big bags (hence the name ‘OVERSIZED’), so it means that we can fit all of our stuff in them. I mean, c’mon, us women have a LOT of our own essentials. With a big bag, you don’t have the worry of cramming everything into a tiny little space. You can carry around everything you need with no worries!

If you’re feeling adventurous, choose a bag with an exotic print to make you stand out from the crowd. They help to give that extra ‘WOW’ factor to any plain looking outfit. However, make sure you match the prints accordingly… You don’t want to end up looking like your nan’s old curtains!


Black Floral Print Bag

£44.99

River Island

Warehouse Buckle Satchel

£40

asos.com

 

Black Monochrome Day Bag

£35

Miss Selfridge

Colours.

This season, you will be witnessing a lot of bright colours. If you really want to get noticed (in a good way of course!), pick a bright coloured bag. This is a great tip if you’re not confident with buying a bright item of clothing. Block colours are going to be very popular. If you don’t want to buy those neon trousers just for the sake of looking fashionable, then just grab a neon bag instead!

Again, making a statement is really important this summer, and a bright coloured bag can help you do just that. As must of us know, 70’s revival is going to be huge this summer, and this is exactly what bright coloured bags are inspired by.

Electric blue and bright orange are going to be massive colours for this particular season. And any other neon colours. But you can splash out with whatever colour you like… Pink, Orange, Green, Yellow… You name it, there will probably be a bag for it! Again, just make sure you match the colours accordingly. Looking like someone has just thrown random paint colours at you is NOT a good look.

Orange Contrast Leather Pushlock Satchel

£50

Topshop

Blue Crocodile Oversized Clutch

£34.99

River Island

River Island Vintage Across Body Bag

£25

asos.com

Clutch bags.

Even though big bags are in this summer, clutches are equally important. They are the perfect accessory for your summer party wear! Lets face it, you don’t want to be lugging around a huge bag all night. Personally, I think clutch bags are one of the cutest styles around. As well as looking cute, they’re just about big enough to fit in all your party essentials!

Frills and tassels seem to be making a big impact on clutch bags this summer, as well as all of our bright colours and patterned prints. The envelope bag is a popular style this season, and they come in a range of colours and styles. Animal print is going to be making its way back into the fashion world this summer, so you could grab a leopard print clutch bag to help bring out the ‘animal’ in you at night. So, go out there, grab yourself a pretty little clutch bag and get your dancing shoes on!

Twist Lock Clutch

£25

Topshop

Blue Floral Envelope Clutch

£15

Dorothy Perkins

Mock Snakeskin Envelope Clutch

£15.99

New Look

Shoulder/body bags.

These little numbers are another item that has been inspired by 70’s revival. The great thing about shoulder bags is that they look great in the day time, AND in the evening. It’s quite obvious from the name what these bags were made for… You wear them on your shoulders to help free up your hands. For example, wearing a shoulder bag when out on a long shopping trip means that you will have an extra bag to carry your shopping back. Result!

You can’t really go wrong with a shoulder or body bag – there are so many different styles out there that will suit everyone. They also come in different shapes and sizes. An oversized shoulder bag will probably be better for the day time, as it means that you can fit all of your essentials in one bag. Think back to this seasons idea of making a statement. With an oversized shoulder bag, you can do just that, as well as making it comfy to carry. However, elegant body bags are probably best with evening wear. Unlike clutches, you don’t have to constantly carry it in your hand for the whole night. Just sling it over your shoulder and voila! You can now party in comfort!

Woven Duffle Shoulder Bag

£34.99

New Look

Orange Leather Lock Cross Body Bag

£32

Topshop

ASOS Floral Metal Keeper Detail Satchet

£15

asos.com


So, what style handbag will you choose this summer? Well… Why not have one of each?

Go on, treat yourself!


High street trend spotter: Best bargains for Spring ’11

22 Mar

Yes! It’s  finally time to say goodbye to your fur coats and woolly hats, spring has arrived! This month, high street shops made room for this years great collection of clothes, shoes and swim-wear at affordable prices. Colour collisions, mad cap prints and 70’s chick that burst from the London catwalks to your local high street couldn’t be hotter.

This week, I have raided high street stores to check out the seasons latest trends and best buys that will guarantee to put you in the fashion limelight. No need to add to your credit card, all clothes, shoes and bags I have specifically picked out are under £50.00!

Here’s how to get the look!

Back to the 70s

£40.00
River Island

Mid wash denim chelsea girl pinny dress.

Tip: Denim playsuits, dungarees and cowgirl chic  got a 2011 update on the D&G catwalk. Mix with ginghams, tan accessories and cowboy boots or sandals to create a look from the runway!

 

 

£29.99
H&M

Imitaton leather strappy sandals with       platform.

Colours available: Coral (pictured), green,           cognac brown.

 

 

Print and boho vibe

£34.99
River Island

Orange ditsy print palazzo pants.

Palazzo pants are this seasons must have! Perfect for English spring weather!

Tip: Wear with a plain top to show off statement trousers, teamed with glasses and accessories.

Or…. If you want the full fashion vibe, follow 214 magazines advice:  “wear lots of  ditzy prints at once to give delicate a new meaning.”

 

 

£28.00 Set
Topshop
Navy vintage floral print bikini
Removable pads for sizes 6 to 16.

This is a personal favourite. The set replicas Australian swimwear brand ‘Seafolly’, and their range English rose. Costing over £100.00, this £28.00 set is a bargain!

Topshop also offer the same style bikini set without print and in colours such as red and black, take a look!

 

 

A rainbow of COLOUR.

£45.00
Asos.com
ASOS Epaulette skater dress

ASOS is not a high street shop, but the online clothes and fashion website is spot on with key trends, fast(and free) delivery worldwide and won’t break the bank!

Tip: Chanel’s fall 2010 and spring 2011               collection prove that you can make a bold statement by mixing bright colours. Key colours to mix: Orange and purple.

 

Trend Alert!!!
As seen at London Fashion Week.

£18.00
Dorothy Perkins
Green chain cross body bag.

Colours availables: Green(pictures), camel, ochre, berry.


Other trends to watch out for:  Denim, stripes and Swedish lace.

All of the clothes, shoes and bags above are available in the shops and online right now! So grab yourself a bargain and get into this seasons trends! Don’t forget to show your student ID at the tills of most outlets mentioned above (excluding H&M and River Island) to get 10% off!