The Black Friday frenzy has been upon us for much of the week and I have been inundated with promotional emails with offers and discounts.

Sometimes, it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. So I’ve grouped together those favourite brands of mine that, at the time of writing, have Black Friday discounts either live right now, or those that will go live on Friday, so keep checking back!

If you’re viewing this on the desktop version, you’ll be able to see that I have banners from my favourite brands along the right hand side. On some you can see what particular discount applies.
Click on these and you’ll be taken straight to that website.

These include M&S, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Laura Ashley, UK Tights, Clarks, Boden, Joules, Ted Baker, Phase Eight, Coast, Dash and more.

These retailers are not advertised on my blog, but I believe to be participating in Black Friday, (just click on the names to take you to the website) are Boohoo, Kaliko, Moda in Pelle, New Look, Office Shoes, Paul’s Boutique and The White Company

One of my newest favourite brands is Jacques Vert. It is a brand that has undergone a revamp and you may remember the fabulous tassel top that I wore and wrote about last month.

It’s easy to overlook gems such as this that sometimes get hidden among the better known clothing brands, and if you’d have told me two months ago that I’d be excited about clothes from where my mamma got numerous wedding guest outfits back in the nineties, I would not have believed it for a second. 

But it’s true and I’ll be wearing this top again for a 40th birthday party next week.

‘Tis the party season and Jacques Vert have up 50% off much of their range, including evening wear, so it’s an ideal time to invest in a party piece or two.

Three dresses caught my eye. The first is very formal, perhaps suitable for a ball or even a wedding. The other two are the sort that can be worn season after season for all manner of special occasions.

Metallic Lace Maxi Dress £349, £249

Opulent Lace Dress, £199 £99

Velvet Cocktail dress £249 £149

I also love this soft cover-up. I think it would look fabulous with a glittery vest, skinny jeans and killer heels.

Soft Longline Cover Up £89 £59

It could even be in lieu of a gentleman’s arm around the shoulders in the taxi home.

Or as well as…

Either way, a very versatile addition to the winter wardrobe.

There is an additional discount code for readers of my blog for free delivery. Just use the code BFFREESTND at the checkout.

Love Liz x

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Love Lammie is an accessories brand that takes inspiration from coastal living and all things vintage. It is a family run business set in the beautiful seaside town of Salcombe in Devon with Victoria Lammie at the helm. She has created a beautiful range of weekend bags, wash bags, cosmetic bags, hot water bottles and shower caps, many of which can be personalised.

The Mr Lammie range launched last year, a selection of men’s wash bags and travel accessories in quirky prints that I absolutely adore and would make perfect gifts for those hard to buy for men in our lives (of which I have several).

I love all of the prints but this grey star is my favourite…

…and I have the wash bag in this heavenly pattern.

I’ve had a Love Lammie iPad mini case for almost two years now and it is still pristine despite it being in constant use. It is made of a vibrant floral oilcloth, is slightly padded and is large enough to fit the iPad mini when in a smart case. It has a front pocket in which I keep pens and business cards.

It is currently out of stock, though at the time of writing is available for the full sized iPad at a reduced price of just £7.50.

Do go and take a look at this beautiful website. The designs are beautiful and everything is made in England.

Love Liz x

Product Details
Faith Star Print Oilcloth Large Washbag, Love Lammie £15
Leaf pendant, What Lizzy Loves Boutique £15
E LED Light, Dawson’s Department Store, Skipton

As you know I went down to London last Tuesday for the Next Network Blogger Event at the Soho Hotel. I wrote about it at the end of last week but the photographs didn’t really show my outfit (and in particular my tights). It was dark when I left home at 5.30am and also when I returned around 10pm, so I recreated it in its entirety when the weather permitted and when my daughter was on hand to take the photographs.

I knew it would be a long day involving a certain amount of walking between Kings Cross, the underground and the venue. I also knew there would be some time standing, eating and chatting so I started with the footwear upwards.
I don’t feel dressed in flats so wore black suede ankle boots, worn so often over the past three winters. They are smart and comfortable and did the trick.

Working upwards… I wanted to wear some rather fabulous tights I had been sent from UK Tights. Black opaques, they look plain from the front, but they have crystals running up the centre of the back and I absolutely love them. They are as robust as ordinary opaques and are perfect for the party season.

When choosing my dress, I knew it needed to look pristine all day,  not crease en-route and be comfortable. This dress from Kaliko last winter has been excellent and is simple enough to let the tights do the talking. I added a very sparkly pendant (yet another purchase when I was buying stock for my boutique) and earrings and a beautiful black freshwater pearl ring. The ring is utterly beautiful and has an almost iridescent appearance, reflecting the colours around it.

Love Liz x

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Outfit details
Black dress, Kaliko, AW14
*Aristoc Swarovski Back Seam Tights, £34.99, UK Tights
Black suede ankle boots, Clarks AW13
*Black freshwater and cubic zirconia adjustable silver ring, Eternal Collection £60