Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Vintage Party Dresses Galore!

Rejoice! It’s that time again! Not that we ever need an excuse to buy a new dress, but it’s at this point in the year that all our favourite retailers and vintage stockists bring out the big guns and practically lob gorgeous numbers at us right, left and centre (in exchange for monies, obviously, though I wouldn’t say no to a free dress). But where to begin? I think I could fill endless blog posts on vintage-inspired Christmas party dresses galore, but where better to begin that right here?

A new debut retailer on my blog, this one. I’m fairly sure I’ve never mentioned Fever London before, and if it turns out I haven’t then I do apologise because just flicking through their sale gear has revealed a mammoth selection of beautiful items. In the dress category, we’ve got this Mae One Shoulder Dress in Ivory/Black, reduced from £79.99 to £40 and this Delphinium Dress in Nude, reduced from £89.99 to £44.99. And I highly recommend you take a look at their winter coats too. Just use this Fever London voucher code to get up to 60% off selected items.

Mae One Shoulder Dress Ivory/BlackDelphinium Dress Nude

Next, everyone’s favourite outfitters of the urban variety. Yes! Urban Oufitters! And yes! Urban Outfitters do vintage gear! It was news to me too. With this Urban Outfitters discount voucher, you can get 10% off your order which may or may not include a Vintage Renewal Velvet Bodycon Dress in Black (£45) (available in Blue and Red too, just in case you’ve had your fill of LBDs), and this Vintage Renewal Wednesday Lace Dress (£55).

I don’t think I can write a blog about vintage party dresses without mentioning Rock My Vintage. Yes, I’ve highlighted stuff from them many times in the past, but there’s a reason for that. So if you haven’t used this Rock My Vintage shopping voucher yet, now is your chance. Get 8% off your order, and you’ll save a few quid on one of their stunning flapper dresses, such as this Frock and Frill Zelda one (£135) or if you prefer the prom look, go with the Eucalyptus Darcie Dress (£85).

Frock And Frill Zelda Flapper DressEucalyptus Darcie Dress

Look forward to a few more Christmas party dress posts in the next month and you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your vintage bug this festive season.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide Part 2 - Kitchenware

Yes, I can tell you’ve been on tenterhooks waiting for the second part of my selection of Christmas shopping tips. Well, the wait is over, because this week we’re talking all things kitchen. Or should that be kitsch kitchen? Yes, I think it should.

Let’s get straight to the matter in hand and return to those lovely folk over at Oliver Bonas because more often than not, they’re my first port of call when it comes to anything vintage-related. Whatever I’m deciding to write about on any particular week, I think ‘will Oliver Bonas stock that?’ and the answer is always a big fat YES. So, vintage-inspired kitchenware – I don’t think that description can be summed up any better than by these two items…first up, this nifty little 1960s Flour Sifter for just £12 and secondly, this Original Enamel Bakeware Set for £54.99. And the very best thing about buying them is that you can get 10% off with this Oliver Bonas voucher code.

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We all want to cook in style, right? That’s probably why this Cook in Style discount voucher is such a safe bet for vintage kitchen items then. Right now, they’re offering an extra 10% off your order and that includes sale items. And because of this double-whammy of decent value, it is sale items that I’m focusing on today, specifically this Maxwell & Williams Kimono Lilac Two Tier Cake Stand (was £25, now £12.49) and this V&A Museum Flora Bone China Mug (was £11.99, now £7.99). And don’t forget to knock off the extra 10% folks!

Maxwell & Williams Kimono Lilac 2 Tier Cake StandV & A Museum Flora Bone China Mug

You might imagine that The White Company is kind of limited when it comes to a colour palette, but they more than make up for it with oodles of chic items and lovely offers. You can currently enjoy 20% off your order AND free delivery with this The White Company free online voucher, and my two gorgeous picks are this Set of 4 Liqueur Glasses (£32) and this rather amazing Lidded Glass Cake Stand (£75).

Liqueur Glasses - Set of 4Lidded Glass Cake Stand

I’m rather pleased with this week’s picks, especially that glass cake stand. Not one to clean after you’ve had a few Christmas tipples though…

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Kitsch Winter Knitwear

Is it officially winter yet? I’m not entirely sure. For the sake of convenience (and the relevance of this blog post), let’s just assume it is. So I’ve gone on at great length about new season autumnal and winter picks over the last couple of months and now it’s time, seeing as we’re starting to feel a bit seasonal, to zoom in on one specific aspect of winter wear. Yes, we’re talking knitwear. And not just any old knitwear – proper, full on, kitsch winter clobber that it’s is only acceptable to don from November-early January. You know what I mean – snowflakes, woodland creatures, maybe the odd robin or two…

Ok, so ‘Aztec’ doesn’t exactly scream winter, but its woolly and has supreme novelty value, so it’s a winner for me. My first pick comes via this New Look voucher code that saves you up to 70% off selected items, and is this resplendent Blue Aztec Fluffy Jumper reduced from £27.99 to £17.99. And for my next trick, this Grey and White Heart Print Fluffy Jumper for the same price.

Blue Pattern (Blue) Blue Aztec Fluffy Jumper  | 291648349 | New LookPale Grey (Grey) Grey and White Heart Print Fluffy Jumper  | 286030502 | New Look

I was a big fan of Apricot during the summer as they stocked some gorgeous dresses, and now it seems they’ve carried on the gorgeousness into the colder months. Take this Snowflakes Fluffy Jumper (£27) and this Happy Penguin Jumper (£24). And with this Apricot discount voucher, you can get free delivery when you spend £50 or more.

If you don’t know about Joy buy now, where have you been exactly? If there’s the even the smallest chance that you have used this new customer Joy discount code yet, then use it to purchase one of these beauties. A Louche jumper will set you back £45, (minus 10% with the saving), but that’s a small price to pay for your very own unicorn.

Louche Unicorn Intarsia JumperLouche Babianne Deer Intarsia JumperLouche Peridot Penguin Intarsia Jumper

You do realise that’s it’s compulsory to wear a novelty jumper on Christmas Day, yes? Well, if you didn’t know this, then you do now, so get a move on and order one!