Bring on the Bling

Claire Lopez Sequin Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Boucle, Jackets, Tweed Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Bags Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Boots, Footwear Leave a Comment

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 …