50% Off All Things Designer..Yes Please!!


Style Theory: I have always wanted to have a few designer items in my wardrobe and now I am 41 I have a managed to save up and buy a few treasured things. I stumbled across Very Exclusive a while ago when I was looking for a See By Chloe dress and was so glad I did! They are a little internet gem, a slightly unknown designer hub and have the most AH-Mazing sales. Everything is half price, none of this £10 off business so it is really worth investing now, here is my edit of the best sale items..
Needle and Thread was £125 now £87
Gorgeously pretty, a beautiful top that would look just as gorgeous now under a chunky cardigan with skinny jeans as in the summer with denim shorts and flat sandals.
Cocoa Cashmere was £175 now £87
Cocoa Cashmere is one of the softest brands of cashmere out there, I love this grey striped sweater, it will be perfect for now with skinny jeans and trainers for the school run and in the summer with denim shorts and white supergas.
Zoe Karssen was £90 now £54

The perfect 'fling on' sweater, a designer item but at the same price you would pay for a high street sweater, perfect for a laid back weekend look. 

Mih jeans was £190 now £57
I am have been a long time devotee of MiH jeans when I can afford them, these would be perfect for the Spring/Summer and such a gorgeous colour of denim, a real bargain. Perfect with trainers, heels and sandals/Havianas in the summer.
J Brand Selena Jeans was £220 now £110
Another pair of jeans I have (and paid full price for..arggh) but have lived in them. These are the best jeans for keeping their shape and are the perfect ankle length for me (I am 5ft 3) I sized down two sizes in these as they do come up big but are without a doubt my 'go-to 'going out jeans. They are great as I can wear my trainers to get to the party then change onto my heels when I get there and both look great!
Joseph Cashmere Camel Coat was £795 now £477
A cashmere, camel coat will never go out of fashion, it is a wardrobe staple and this, although still hugely expensive, is an amazing reduction. Impeccably cut and with a red lining this looks like a coat fit for royalty and can be worn year after year and so easily dressed up or down.
Missoni was £645 now £248
I am officially obsessed with all things Missoni at the moment and this is the ultimate, Saturday Night Fever style 70s party dress, Wear off one shoulder and pair with gold sandals for a cool, retro party look. In the summer wear with flat, tan strappy sandals..perfection in a dress.
Whistles was £170 now £119

The most flattering dress, it covers the tops of the arms and skims over all lumps and bumps, I have this dress and love it!

Marc Jacobs was £345 now £207
The perfect work trousers, wear with a cashmere jumper or victoriana and low heels for a chic, sophisticated look.

Furla Bag was £540 now £324
I have this beautiful bag and completely love it, it is so eyecatching and makes the most dressed down outfit look dressed up. I clash it with my pink coat or wear it with my camel or Khaki coats, it is the kind of bag that goes with any colour and elevates any look.
See by Chloe was £410 now £287
The perfect, slouchy every day bag to sling over your shoulder, quietly stylish and chic.
Le Specs was £55 now £27
Le Specs sunglasses are like a cheap version of designer sunglasses, they look amazing on but dont cost the earth. I love a transparent frame on sunglasses, it means they don't dominate my face and look cool at the same time!

Supergas were £55 now £38
I bought these last summer and loved them, great with dresses and shorts, the platform sole is super flattering on my legs.
Terry De Havilland were £235 now £141

I have been stalking these shoes for a while, I love Terry De Havilland shoes, they are sooo flattering and look amazing on. I am going to a wedding early 2017 and my eye on these, the dress can come second!
Vivienne Westwood was £380 now £152

Beautifully chic and stylish with an edge..

Uggs Kristen were £150 now £90

Just because I am a secret Ugg wearer, I wear them a.lot., on the school run, shopping they are just like wearing slippers outside and are my guilty pleasure. This Kristen style looks pretty robust and not as slouchy as the originals.

So there is my edit, I have had to try very hard not to put it all in my virtual basket, but as it is my birthday in a week I think I may be able to request one or two!! I do love a designer bargain!!

Thanks for reading and as always I love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Fran and a very very Happy New Year!! xxxxxx

Sales Edit and inspiration on how to style each piece..but hurry things go fast...


Style Theory: This time of year you can pick up some real bargains, things that you have looked at for a while and will see you into the next season. It is worth investing in some key pieces that have longevity but I also do love to throw in a little frivolous bargain too.

Here is my edit of the items on my sale shopping list, but do be quick things get snapped up fast...
Mango was £39.99 now £19.99

So chic, understated and very designer-esque, this bag has been on my radar for a while. It is a leather mix and looks so much more expensive that it's £19.99 price tag. Wear wit a black shirt, jeans and trainers for a cool, elegant look.

Via FashionMeNow

Mango was £35.99 now £25.99

One of those super useful sweaters, can be worn with any colour jeans, perfect tucked into pleated midid skirts of pair with a tulle skirt for a stunning look.
Inspo image via Brooklyn Blonde

Mango Cashmere sweater was £119 now £79.99

This V neck cashmere sweater (seen here worn with a scarf) is the perfect throw on chic knitwear. Now is, without a doubt, the time to invest in cashmere, it is reduced and will take you through the coldest winter months to the Spring and summer, perfect to throw over a pair of shorts on cooler summer evenings or to wear on the plane on holiday with white skinny ankle length jeans and white supergas.
Inspo image via Collage Vintage

Mango was £69.99 now £49.99

This coat has a distinct Missoni look about it, the colours are very 2017 and it would look fab over a white tee, blue jeans and trainers.
Inspo image via Pinterest

Philip Lim was £690 now £414

This SS17 is all about trenches with an interesting twist and this one fits the bill perfectly, you will be one step ahead if you snap this one up.
image via Burberry SS17 

J Brand Selena was £225 now £158

My fave jeans ever, I have this style in both blue and black and wear them non stop. They look great if you are not super tall as they are perfectly cropped, keep their shape and look just as good with trainers as with heels. The pockets on the bottom are flattering and they do not bag, love love. Size at least one size down as they do come up big!
Inspo image via Pinterest

Chinti and Parker was £325 now £228

This is the kind of sweater you can wear every day, dressed up or dressed down. Super soft and luxurious a real treat.
Inspo image via Pinterest

Boden Cashmere was £110 now £83.30

I have a thing for forest green at the moment, it is such a gentle flattering colour and looks so chic on with pale blue jeans and navy loafers, unfussy and stylish..
Inspo image via Camilla Philo

Isabel Marant was £290 now £174

I bought these (full price) a few seasons ago but these suede versions are a much better price and the style still completely and utterly catches my eye.
Inspo Image via Pinterest

Acne Studio was £350 now £175

The perfect nude shoe in this seasons shape, to wear with everything..
Inspo Inage via StyleduMonde

Me+Em was £118 now £59

If you haven't every tried on a pair of me+em trousers I urge you to they are unbelievably flattering, so well cut and made of the best quality fabric, I love love them 
Image via Pinterest

I could go on and on, this is my first sales edit but I will be back with more. There are so many bargains about and the key looks above will not date, so they are worth investing in.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate so much that you take the time to read it. I have so many ideas for Spring Summer 2017, there are the most fabulous trends coming in, I will start 2017 with a round up of all the catwalk trends and how they will be relevant to you and I.

If there is anything you would like me to focus on in the beginning of 2017, anything you find tricky to style/ would love to wear but are too scared, any basics, or core wardrobe items you need guidance on please do let me know, it is the one thing in life I know about and love sharing it with you..the rest of the things in life..not so much!!

Love Fran xxx

Red Alert


Photos via Pinterest
Style Theory: A red piece of knitwear or a red accessory is the perfect item to add a pop of festive colour to an outfit. I am always drawn to red at this time of year, whether it be a slick of red lipstick, a fab red tote bag or a cosy deep red jumper, it makes me feel Christmassy..

I have tracked down the best red knitwear and accessories on the high street now....
Topshop £39
An easy throw on jumper, perfect with pale blue jeans and trainers for the school run, dress up with black, ankle length jeans and heels for an evening out.
Mango £35.99
Brand new in to Mango, this open knit work jumper looks cosy and chic at the same time.
Topshop £34
Red, stripes, ruffles, love everything about this blouse. It is see through so I think I would wear a red vest underneath (M&S have great basic cheap cotton ones £5) Again I would pair this with my pale blue boyfriend jeans and some gold heels (Love these Aldo ones)
Me+Em £75
A beautiful, flattering red jumper, cut beautifully with button details on the sleeve. This jumper looks gorgeous on and is not too bulky or warm so perfect for a evening out.
Zara £39.99
Zara has brought this style of blouse out for the last couple of years, it is a real winner. It looks expensive and luxurious on, tuck it into your jeans and sling on some heels for an easy, glamorous look.
Asos £30
Such a pretty cardigan, looks fab done up and worn as a jumper, sling on a pair of ankle length skinny blue jeans for a perfect Boxing Day look.
&Other Stories £125
This bag is made from the most beautiful, buttery soft leather, the perfect accompaniment to a camel coat.
Radley £109
I love my red tote bag, I use it non-stop. It looks great with all my coats, navy, khaki, camel and patterned and carries my trainers perfectly when I wear heels (I always need trainers to motor around to meetings and at the end of a night out)
Topshop £75
Super cool, these boots can do all the talking, wear with kick crop ankle length jeans and a neutral top (as Lucy Williams has in the streetstyle photo above)
Zara £79.99
I completely adore these boots, again they would look fab with black crop kick flare trousers and a neutral/black top.
Accessorize £12
I am loving berets this season, they look great and are perfect for adding a pop of colour to your look.

Are you feeling the love for red at the moment, has the Christmas colour got to you too? As always I would love to hear you thoughts and comments, until next time Fran xxx