Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Spring Trends with a Vintage Twist

The sun is shining (for now, anyway), the temperature isn’t as arctic as it once was and we’re starting to get a bit sweaty in our winter coats. Yes, February is coming to an end which means spring is well and truly on the horizon, and we all know what that means. Yep, it’s time to reassess that wardrobe and attempt to stay on trend without breaking the bank. I’ve scoured the internet to find a few spring trends with a vintage twist so you don’t have to…

First up, this Miss Selfridge voucher code is valid for today only (that’s 26th February 2014 is case you’re wondering), but it gets you 10% off absolutely everything, including all their new spring lines. Pink is very much the pick of the spring colours this year, so I’ve uncovered this V Neck Lantern Jacquard Dress (£55 before discount) that will hit your pastel quota nicely thank you very much. Another colour pairing to look out for is the classic monochrome , especially in the form of this Mono Printed Skort (£30 before discount).The comings months will provide you with the opportunity to channel you inner 80s child thanks to the rise of the slogan. Yes, if you’ve got some to say, put it on your shirt. This Stylist Crop Tea (£14 before discount) is the perfect blend of retro 80s cut and shout-it-out logo.

Joy is always a great source of vintage-inspired items, especially when they’ve got a whole load with an additional discount. This Joy discount voucher gets you an extra 10% off all sale items and in keeping with the new spring trend for shift blouses, you can pick up a Louche Babette Blouse for under £20. Another Spring 2014 key look is the skirt. And by big, I mean BIG – 1950s style, below the knee, retro to the core. If you use the same voucher code, you can get the Louche Sunny Dog Print Skirt for under £15 and be one step ahead of the pack.

Louche Sunny Dog Print Skirt

Killing two fashion birds with one stone is Dorothy Perkins – their brand new Pink Pleated Midi Skirt (£20) is a must for the coming months, or continue the pink theme with the Pink Lace Pleat Inset Top (£24). One for the evening now – this Silver Sequin Max Dress (£85) makes sure you have the metallic trend covered as well as ensuring you look super glam on a night out. But before you snap up any or all of the above, make sure you use this Dorothy Perkins discount code that gets you £10 off when you spend £40 or more.

Pink Pleated Midi SkirtPetite Coral Lace Trim blouse - click to viewSilver sequin maxi dress

I’ll be looking at a few more spring 2014 trends in the next few weeks, so be sure to keep your eye out for killer accessories, always with a vintage twist…

Monday, 10 February 2014

A Very Vintage Mother's Day

Yes people, spring is on the way and the very first celebration on the list is Mother’s Day. This blog was made for events like Mother’s Day, where the likelihood that you can indulge your vintage gift-giving increases tenfold. So to get you started, here are a few vintage voucher codes for your perusal…

Anything jewellery-related might be you first stop off point and this With Love From voucher code is a rollicking good starting point because not only do they have a devoted Mother’s Day category but also some incredibly pretty jewellery items too. You can get 5% off all purchases and my pick of the prettiness include this Heart Trinket Box (£18.95), the Lipstick Case (£17.95) this Square Handbag Mirror (£15.95) and the Butterfly Pendant with Chain (£19.95).

Heart Trinket BoxLipstick CaseSquare Handbag MirrorButterfly Pendant with Chain

Very much like this blog, Cath Kidston discount vouchers were made for such an occasion. They’re the perfect ‘Mum’ gift, if your Mum goes mad for kitsch homeware, that is. If not, I’d suggest you probably move swiftly onwards. Anyway, there’s many an offer to be had right now, including this Notting Hill Rose Tablecloth (was £18, now £16), this Strawberry Breakfast Set (was £20. Now £16) and this New Boat Open Carry All Bag (was £24, now only £16).

Notting Hill Rose TableclothStrawberry Breakfast SetNew Boat Open Carry All Bag

And what about that reliable standby, the smellies? Any Mum will appreciate some top notch toiletries on such an occasion, and this Crabtree and Evelyn coupon code will satisfy all your vintage-look health and beauty bargain gift search. You can get up to 50% off selected lines including this Ultimate Indulgence Hand Therapy Gift Set for £25 (worth £40). And have a ganders at the L’Occitane voucher codes while you’re at it – you can get up to 70% off selected soaps and fragrances including this Delicate Cherry Blossom Collection (was £61.50, now £42) and The Secret to Beautiful Hands Gift Set (was £44, now £38).

Ultimate Indulgence Hand Therapy Gift Set

I could well be bringing you another Mother’s Day blog in the next week or two, so if nothing here takes your mater’s fancy, keep your eyes peeled…