I learnt a few weeks ago that House of Fraser (HOF) are not honouring gift cards in store or online. My gift card for HOF is worth £80.00. I have followed the process for getting my money refunded but I’m not holding my breath. So my question is “are gift cards a safe bet”??
Since this discovery, I have been told it’s probably best to spend gift cards quickly in this present climate. More importantly, I feel concerned for the staff of House of Fraser. It must be the worst feeling in the world for these employees to not know what the future holds, and it makes the slight problem of a gift card seem trivial. But, nevertheless, £80 is no small amount!!!
Recently, I went to Newcastle to make sure my youngest son was settled into university for his final year. We all met up in the city centre for coffee, then and I went into Fenwicks Dept Store. This was a conscious decision as I had another gift card that I had received from Christmas 2017. The whole House of Fraser gift card situation made me think that maybe I had to spend it quickly!
Wandering around Fenwicks, I couldn’t resist this pretty blue Daria Print Ruffled Skirt from Mint Velvet (£89.00). It is chiffon material in a layered silhouette. This midi skirt sits high on the waist and I have already worn it quite a few times – pairing it with a Zara dark blue fitted jumper, or a cream fitted cardigan.
I particularly love the movement of the skirt and thought it looked good with this old leather biker jacket that I have owned for ages, along with some blue suede ankle boots.
This skirt could easily be dressed up in heels and a silky blouse or even a stylish t-shirt and sneakers with a little denim jacket – that would look cool!!
I know I will get a lot of wear out of it as it is so versatile and flattering – and I also love the midi length, which is my favourite.