I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like

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Top of my daughter’s Christmas list is a bunny – a real bunny. Of the chewing, biting and pooping variety. Despite trips to Pets at Home to discuss with the experts our inability to have such a pet (fake grass and not being experienced pet-owners amongst the many reasons), she is remaining steadfast in her desire. To be fair to her, she …

Fifty shades of camel

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Move over grey because you are no longer the neutral. Nope. It’s all about camel and it’s everywhere. Actually I am rather keen on this and enjoying a bit of a break from the grey stuff (although my house is a bit grey heavy, bar a small splash of very light pink in my daughter’s room – small concessions and …

Your Guide to Christmas Dressing

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Yep it’s nearly upon us – the C word that is and I feel that now December is officially here, it’s time for a few thoughts about how to tackle the festive season, sartorially speaking. There’s lots of options out there whether you need full on bling, a little sparkle or just a dusting. So with 24 days of advent, here are …

Written in the stars

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  I love a bit – actually a lot – of sparkle but quite frankly, the shops go mad when it comes to this time of year and you can’t see the wood for the bling. It’s just too much. While we might need the odd sparkly piece in our wardrobe, what we really need are clothes we can wear …

The It Knit: the cardigan gets a make-over this winter

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Yes there’s It jumpers around, but there are also It cardigans too. There’s nothing small and twin-set like about this season’s cardis because they are long, chunky and full of personality. Here are my top cardis to fight with your granny over: I love this Leopard Print Cardigan £39 from Topshop Petite because of the gorgeous colours – it’s shorter than a lot …

Fur Real

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If you’ve been to the shops recently it’s a bit like stepping through the wardrobe on your way to Narnia given all the furry stuff that’s around. If you are that way inclined, it is now very easy to find a very lovely looking and feeling fur without any harm having come to any living creature and without having to …

Berry Nice

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While red may be the defining colour of the season, that’s not the only red you have to play with this season. Because wines and berry shades are very much also the order of the day, and arguably more sophisticated than their pillar box cousin. So if you had a burgundy school uniform, try to see beyond this and appreciate the versatility of …

Green with envy

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I have a bit of a thing for green – that is the dark, rich, forest green – that is most definitely in this season. My first attempt at doing green was in the form of an itchy, shapeless, M&S mens’ jumper which I rather fetchingly wore with dark grey boys’ jeans and DM boots – not the most feminine of ensembles, particularly when …

Working 9 to 5: how to dress to impress in the office

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The other week my seven year old, tracksuit bottom and hoodie wearing son said to me in a very matter of fact tone, “It’s all about those important first impressions mummy.” Wow. I have been trying to rack my brain to see if I had been the culprit here but he is right: what we wear in our professional lives does …