Wednesday, 4 June 2014

She Likes ... A Day at the Races

Ever been to an event after spending weeks picking out your outfit only to have your brand new heels sink into the mud and your left walking around like to burly drunk man? Not a great look is it!
This year Debenhams have come up with a clever way of the old try before you buy idea! Customers can ‘Turf-Test’ their shoes before they buy at Debenhams Oxford Street Store.

With  a focus on Royal Ascot, Debs have created a mini-paddock so race-goers can see how different styles of heel cope on real grass.



Cassandra Robinson-Brown, PR manager for accessories at Debenhams, said: “For many people Royal Ascot is the height of not just the racing calendar, but the fashion calendar too. The strict dress code is almost as famous as the race meeting and it is a great opportunity for people to really dress-up with fabulous hats, gloves and of course the perfect pair of shoes.

“However, we know many of our customers struggle when picking shoes to go with their chosen outfit. Often they don’t feel an outfit is complete without high heels, but there is a lot of grass at Ascot, as well as many other summer events, such as weddings and garden parties. The Debenhams Turf-Test is ideal to check out exactly how different heels feel when walking on grass, before you buy.”

The results of the turf-testing on different heel heights and shoe styles can be seen on Debenhams Facebook page.

The Turf-Test will also be available at other regional Debenhams stores, ahead of key race dates – including York and Leeds for the Yorkshire Ebor Festival and Doncaster for the St.Leger Festival.

View the Debenhams Range at www.debenhams.com

Monday, 31 March 2014

A Healthy Fruit Cocktail of Body Shapes

Ever since Trinny and Susanna hit our TV screens 13 years ago we have been reading up on our body shape to work out what best suits us and where to spend our cash! Times have not changed, we are still looking to find the perfect pair of trousers and the most flattering neckline but now Debenhams have made it a little easier for us! The team at the 240 store retailer have devised a fruit cocktail of shapes to assist us in our quest for wardrobe perfection!

From rhubarb to strawberries for women and leeks to aubergines for men this makes working out your body shape a lot more interesting and makes me a lot more peckish for my 5 a day! Each body shape comes with handy hints to help you find what suits you and if that's not enough, Debenhams 11 top personal shoppers and stylists in their Oxford Street flagship store have been trained in the fruit and veg body shapes to offer their guidance when your out and about in the shop.

After assessing the range of shapes myself I'm between a rhubarb and a pear making me somewhere between Cara Delevingne and BeyoncĂ© which is already a winning start! Im recommended to try printed tops, chunky necklaces and tulip shirts - all of which I love! What's great about the handy hints and top tips suggested by Debenhams is that instead of giving you rules you have to stick to, you are given ideas and inspiration to try out new things! With the summer season coming I cant wait to try out some of their ideas!



 
The new Personal Stylist service can be found on the third floor of Debenhams on Oxford Street. Debenhams also has Personal Shopper services in 115 stores nationwide. Shoppers can book appointments online at www.debenhams.com.
 
 


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Hello Trainers!

Ladies, the day has come! Say good bye to those sky high killer heel, say good bye to those giant platforms and say Hello to trainers! Debenhams have reported a rise in sales of sports shoes and this is no fluke as celebrities and fashionista’s are also embracing the trend for comfy feet! Hurray trainers are no longer just for the gym!


With fashion week over and time to reflect on the catwalks and outfits, trainers are standing out as the favourite footwear option! With fashion editors sporting the latest trainers on the front row and Karl Lagerfeld’s 65 Chanel models walking the Paris catwalk in sports shoes it looks as though this trend is here to stay!  


 “Women no longer need to reserve trainers for their daily commute, carrying their trusty heels in their handbags like Melanie Griffith in Working Girl” Said Natelle Baddeley, Head of Design, Debenhams.


“Thanks to fashion editors and celebrities such as Kristen Stewart, Naomi Watts and Cate Blanchett, who have all worn them on the red carpet; it’s now completely acceptable to wear trainers with dresses, skirts and even trouser suits.”


Heres some of my top looks to add trainers to your every day wardrobe!



Top- Jonathan Saunders

Trousers – Julien Macdonald

Trainers – The Collection

Earings – J by Jasper Conran

 



Top – Red Herring

Jeans – LuLu Skinny

Trainers – Red Herring


Visit www.debenhams.com for the whole range! 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Debenhams Sneak Peek

Here's some reasons to get excited for spring!! Amazing colours at the Debenhams LFW Boutique this week! 





Saturday, 18 January 2014

O.W.L watch review

Being a bit of a fashion addict I LOVE finding new brands and new products! I think that accessories are something that can make an outfit and a look, when put together well this can make you feel a million dollars! Watches are something that I have always loved and I love to see what new trends are about and what's hot. At the moment there are some amazing styles on offer and new ideas and techniques mean that the days of boggy basic watches are gone and now they are a real statement and fashion piece!

I stumbled across new O.W.L watches and have fallen in love with the style and quality of the range all designed in Great Britain. The watches are super delicate and feminine and are inspired by British heritage. Searching for the perfect watch is like searching for the perfect pair of jeans - you know that its an investment piece that you will wear over and over again, and when you find it you wonder what you did without it!! O.W.L watches come in these beautiful luggage style boxes with clasp fastening. What I love about this is that if feels very British and you know that this is a brand that is staying true to its routes! The box is also a perfect size to store your watch or other jewellery on your dressing table which is great!



I have the Kensington rose gold watch with black leather bound links. The watch is a lovely soft rose gold colour which looks so luxurious and compliments the black perfectly. The face of the watch has 3 dials and the delicate O.W.L branding along with the silver highlight around the edge. All thyles in the collection are super feminine and have soft curves and pretty details to add a touch of elegance.  This is such an unusual style and I love that its so unique and different. It comes in a variety of colours and throughout the O.W.L range there are loads of styles to choose from and looking at the collection there is something for everyone! All styles are great to dress up with workwear or evening wear and also a perfect hint of glam for dressing down days. I love to wear this with a tailored black dress and jacket for work and with an oversized top, rose gold necklace and jeans for the weekend.



Pricing ranges from £60 to £100 so this is not fast fashion but compared to many of the 'designer' watches in the market, these are very affordable! I feel that same about watches as I do about handbags, if its something your going to wear everyday and its going to go with everything then its worth spending the money on.

O.W.L watches are available at ASOS, Topshop online and Debenhams and I can't wait to see whats next for the brand! Also visit online at http://www.owlwatches.com/



I will be giving away this gorgeous O.W.L bracelet! The competition will run on twitter until 24th Jan. All details will be on @shelikesshoes twitter to find out how to win! Good Luck!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Perfect nails by Barry M

In love with this glitter nail polish from Barry M! Perfect way to brighten up darker outfits with a flash of colour! Layer over a terq polish and paint a clear top coat for a brighter longer lasting look! 



Visit http://www.barrym.com 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Today's top picks

A few gems from Topshop!! Love the boots obvs! 

Jumper £38
Shorts £50
Boots £80
Necklace £15 (bargain!!) 

Www.topshop.com