One last one fur you…

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I am going skiing next year for the first time in a very very long time and it would appear that Alpine fashions have moved on considerably since I last graced the slopes with my presence (for that read can’t ski, to the extent that have had to be escorted down the mountain by Italian ski police while then boyfriend (now husband) merrily …

Jacquard of all trades

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Nope this is not a post about soft furnishings in stately homes, because thanks to Prada’s AW16 collection, brocade and jacquard are top of the party-wear hit parade and while a little black number may be a safe option, have some fun with a bit of print and colour. Karen Millen has this Rose Gold Jacquard Dress £190 which would look amazing on dark …

Dress to excess

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In a season where more is most definitely more, it is hardly surprising that jewellery is anything but understated. It’s gold, gold, gold on the metal front mixed with black or tortoise shell, chokers are back, as are brooches – worn in the hair, and earrings are Pat Butcher- esque. So where best to get yourself the proverbial rings on your fingers and …

Bring on the Bling

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It’s December this week so the Christmas countdown can now officially begin, which means it is totally legitimate to talk sequins. I have been longing to write this blog as there are so many sparkly things in the stores all speaking to the magpie within. And it appears they are also speaking to my daughter who is on a mission for …

The Chanel Effect

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I have a black boucle jacket from Zara that has without a doubt been one of the best sale purchases I have ever made. In fact, scrap that because it has been one of the best purchases I have made full stop. I have worn this little beauty in so many ways – with jeans, with pleather trousers, over dresses …

Velvet Dreams

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If you are one of those strange people that has an inexplicable aversion to the feel of velvet (a bit like those who can’t touch cotton wool – apparently it’s a thing!) then stop reading now because unfortunately this week does not hold any goodies for you. And on the note of goodies, now that we are well into November, …

Bags of Style

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My son was born just under a year after I got married and I spent my first wedding anniversary in an unpleasantly hot hospital with a little froggy-alien who refused to feed, several midwives who thought it was ok to grab/massage and squeeze my breasts at any time of day, plus my brother-in-law and father-in-law. Not exactly the romantic time I would have planned, but …

A British Institution

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Yep M&S I’m talking about you. It’s the store that if anyone asks ‘Where did you get that from?’, I always feel a mixture of pride and shame at admitting it was from M&S. Pride that I have found amongst all the dross an absolute gem, but slight shame because of the fuddy duddy connotations shopping at Marks has these days. On a number …

All of a leather

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Leather – it’s one of those things that raises eyebrows. It can be a bit Del Boy, Hell’s Angel, TOWIE or even Pretty Woman. The leather biker jacket is now a wardrobe staple but there is so much more to leather than outerwear. In fact, this season it’s all about leathering up your bottom half. And there are plenty of choices out there …

The Knitwear Edit

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Autumn is a time for red wine and snuggly knitwear and this season it is all about playing with proportions. So get oversizing with your skinnies and go cute, cropped  fitted with boyfriend jeans or skirts. Yes you can oversize from top to bottom too, but beware this is a trickier look to pull off and which may leave you looking …