Thursday, 28 May 2015

Get the vintage festival look with these voucher codes

Folk seem to pay a lot more attention to their festival fashion now than we ever did in my day, so thank heavens for Boohoo voucher codes, Dorothy Perkins voucher codes and New Look voucher codes. If we can all agree on one thing it’s that you don’t want to be taking your finest threads to any festival – there aren’t too many top quality clothes that can handle being scrunched up at the bottom of a backpack, so this pretty much rules genuine vintage out, unless you’re either exceptionally fashion conscious or exceptionally brave. So if you want the vintage look (and when it comes to festivals, I’m going with boho, 70s-inspired), I reckon it’s best to opt for great value vintage trends from your favourite high street and online retailers – items that look great but will stand up to whatever the festival atmosphere is going to throw at them…

First up, I’ve found a fantastic offer that is valid for today only. Yes, that’s TODAY ONLY! (and by TODAY ONLY, I mean Thursday 28th May, just in case you’re reading this any later than today only). And now you’re going to see why I’m writing about it in spite of the short notice – among the current Boohoo voucher codes, I’ve found one that’s giving you 20% off their festival collection, so pretty much the perfect saving for this blog post then. There’s plenty to choose from, of course, but are my 3 personal favourites…

Heidi Tye Dye Jersey Playsuit

Heidi Tye Dye Jersey Playsuit - was £10, now only £8 with Boohoo voucher codes


Polly Paisley Print Key Hole Midi Dress

Polly Paisley Print Key Hole Midi Dress – was £15, now only £12 with Boohoo voucher codes


Darcy Crochet Trim Oversized Kaftan

Darcy Crochet Trim Oversized Kaftan – was £12, now only £9.60 with Boohoo voucher codes


Another not-quite-so last minute deal but still well worth mentioning as you will soon discover. Currently, Dorothy Perkins are offering up to 30% off ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING on their website until 1st June. See, didn’t I tell you it was well worth mentioning? So, to get the most out of this pick of the current Dorothy Perkins voucher codes, just head straight to their Summer Collection. That’s exactly where I found these 3 beauties…

Light Blue Frill Cami Dress

Light Blue Frill Cami Dress – was £26, now only £18.20 with Dorothy Perkins voucher codes

Black Flat Minimal Sandals – were £13, now only £9.10 with Dorothy Perkins voucher codes


Light Wash Boy Shorts

Light Wash Boy Shorts – were £20, now only £14 with Dorothy Perkins voucher codes


The last saving isn’t quite so urgent, but still fantastic nevertheless. It’s always worth checking out the clearance New Look voucher codes - hidden within their ‘up to 70% off’ deal, they’re currently offering up to £10 off selected dresses. And needless to say, there are a few that are very much suitable for vintage festival season…

Cream Embroidered Button Front Sleeveless Dress  | New Look

Cream Embroidered Button Front Dress – was £22.99, now only £17.99 with New Look voucher codes


Blue Tile Print High Neck Hanky Hem Dress  | New Look

Blue Tile Print High Neck Hanky Hem Dress – was £22.99, now only £12.99 with New Look voucher codes


Blue Ditsy Floral Print Cold Shoulder Gypsy Dress  | New Look

Blue Ditsy Floral Print Cold Shoulder Gypsy Dress – was £14.99, now only £9.99 with New Look voucher codes


But of course the most important thing of all is to enjoy festival season, and now you can do it without any fashion regret whatsoever!










Friday, 15 May 2015

Vintage voucher codes for a fuller figure

I’m not sure why it’s never occurred to me to do a post like this before, because not only do I have a fuller figure myself, but a lot of vintage designs are built for curves in mind. So I’ve take a look at the latest Evans voucher codes, Simply Be voucher codes and Taking Shape voucher codes to see if they’ve got anything you can save money on right now and you’ll be pleased to hear I’ve dug up a few vintage-inspired items that will fit very nicely into your wardrobe…

Evans is probably the most well-known plus size retailer in the UK, so their voucher codes feel like a natural starting point in this search. The first bit of good news is that they don’t disappoint on the savings front, because amongst the latest Evans voucher codes we found one that gets you 20% off when you spend £40 or more, so based on this I took a look at their new arrival dresses and other vintage-inspired beauties…


Evans Black Lace Insert Dress

Black Lace Inset Dress – was £30, now £24 with Evans voucher codes



Pink Zip Pocket Dress – was £38, now £30.40 with Evans voucher codes


Evans Pink Crochet Back Shrug

Pink Crochet Back Shrug – was £25, now £20 with Evans voucher codes


Simply Be is another reliable and fashion forward plus size retailer and with current Simply Be voucher codes, I’ve found a large selections of up to 50% off deals. If you’ve never ordered with Simply Be before, then you’re missing out because they have a fantastic range that doesn’t seem to discriminate in terms of style. Anyway, when it comes to vintage I uncovered these three items that have a certain 60s and 70s vibe to them…


Print Kaftan Maxi Dress Dress

Print Kaftan Maxi Dress - £16 with Simply Be voucher codes


Scallop Hem Dress

Scallop Hem Dress - £17 with Simply Be voucher codes


Super Wide Leg Jersey Trousers

Super Wide Leg Jersey Trousers - £11 with Simply Be voucher codes


Now, whereas you’ve no doubt heard of Evans and Simply Be, there’s a strong possibly that Taking Shape won’t be on your radar. They’re a plus size retailer based in Australia and they’ve brought that distinct sunny Australian demeanour to their clothing range. If you’re interested in giving them a try, you’ll be pleased to hear that current Taking Shape voucher codes can save you 20% on your first order when you spend £20 or more, and on a vintage theme, here’s what I discovered…


Maisie Dress-PRINT-14

Maisie Dress – was £45, now £36 with Taking Shape voucher codes


Anytime Skirt-INDIGO-14

Anytime Skirt – was £45, now £36 with taking Shape voucher codes


Ladder Crossline Trouser-JEWEL BLUE-14

Ladder Crossline Trousers – were £49, now £39.20 with Taking Shape voucher codes



I think I’ll make this a regular feature, perhaps on different themes, so keep your eyes peeled for more fuller figure posts in the future!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Voucher codes to complete the vintage beach look

In the last couple of weeks I’ve looked at voucher codes that will help you stock your vintage summer wardrobe, but today we’re going for a full-on vintage beach theme. My inspiration was the classic British seaside holiday, an image found on many vintage postcards, so I’ve used Debenhams voucher codes, The Book People voucher codes and Matalan voucher codes to help make up a few elements. All you have to do is relax in style…

The obvious place to start is with swimwear and today I’ve used some very helpful Debenhams voucher codes which save you 10% when you spend £40 or more on womenswear and accessories until 11th May 2015. This gives you a bit of leeway to buy a top quality swimsuit, bikini or tankini (as well as some other lovely looking retro items), and many fit in with our vintage seaside theme, including these three…



Beach Collection Red Floral Skirted Tummy Control Swimsuit – was £40, now £26 with Debenhams voucher codes



Mantaray Navy Vintage Foliage Floral Tankini Top – was £29.50, now £26.55 with Debenhams voucher codes and a minimum £40 spend



Floozie by Frost French Green Rose and Heart Printed Swimsuit – was £38.50, now £34.65 with Debenhams voucher codes and a minimum £40 spend


You might not think The Book People voucher codes are obvious discounts associated with the seaside look, but what else are you going to do when you’re sunbathing? I think you can achieve that vintage image to an even greater extent with a vintage look book, and if you use The Book People voucher codes, you can pick up these three titles or collections at a great price…


Death in August - Hardback - 9781444712209 - Marco Vichi

Death in August (Hardback) – was £17.99, now £2 with The Book People voucher codes


20th Century in Poetry - Hardback - 9780091940171 - Simon Rae

20th Century in Poetry (Hardback) – was £20, now £4 with The Book People voucher codes


Dodie Smith Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781780336633 - Dodie Smith

The Dodie Smith Collection – was £23.97, now £2.50 with The Book People voucher codes


And lastly, in order to lounge on the beach, you’re going to need something to lounge on. Short of carting your very own sun lounger to the seaside, I recommend you should probably make do with a towel in the first instance, but something suitably stylish, of course. Matalan voucher codes are currently offering a wide range of choice when it comes to savings – you can either get up to £20 off your order (minimum spend required), or if you take a look at their summer deals, you’ll find they’re offering 2 for £8 on selected beach towels. Here are 3 of the classic designs available…


Bright Stripe Beach Towel (140cm x 70cm)Polka Dot Beach Towel (140cm x 70cm)Bright Stripe Beach Towel (140cm x 70cm)

Matalan Beach Towels - £6 each or 2 for £8 with Matalan voucher codes


Of course, I wouldn’t recommend you sunbath without the added protection of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. In fact, you can take a look at my post from last week if you want any pointers on vintage-look sunglasses to complete your retro seaside sunbathing image!