Lace: make it cool and contemporary this season.

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Way back in February when all the designers were showing their AW15 catwalk collections, amid the 70’s glam rock and 60s Mod, there was another big influence on trends for this season: gothic Victoriana. Now while this might sound quite unapproachable, what with the ruffs and all that jazz, there is something extremely wearable that has come from all this. …

Bags of style

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I am beginning to feel the love for bags once more. For the past few years I have been consigned to the nappy bag brigade and now I am finally out the other end. For a while there it was pretty grim – I needed one of those gigantic compartment ridden behemoth’s in which to stash nappies, wipes, hand gel, enough snacks …

Coats to lust after

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Do not be fooled … we may be experiencing a bit of an Indian Summer but that does not mean you should be lulled into a false sense of security and delay your coat purchase for the season. Retailers follow an insane buying calendar which means that coats are in stores in August before we have really had a chance to …

These boots are made for walking…

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Once I am dressed, that is it. I don’t tend to look back or fret. However, this weekend I was at Blenheim Horse Trials in the glorious sunshine and found myself woefully out of kilter with the sartorial mood favoured by 99% of the people there. Clearly I had missed the memo about the dress-code and I kept wondering if they all …

It’s time to cosy up, so envelope yourself in these knits

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Knitwear: the term just sounds a bit old-fashioned and conjurs up images of twinsets or dowdy cardigans. And if ‘knitwear’ sounds frumpy, then ‘shumper’ definitely sounds even worse: more cleaning product than clothing. This blog was supposed to be about how to create the layered look yourself, not about how to cheat. Nor did I ever think in a million years that this …

There is no denying it, summer has gone: Wellies and Waterproofs to float your boat.

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Is it just too much to ask for us to have an actual summer? And I don’t mean a couple of days here and there of sunshine. I mean weeks or months on end of summery weather and not torrential downpours. I am seriously considering escaping this depressing climate. Particularly depressing as it is the end to the summer holidays which have rendered …