Beach Vibes

Claire Lopez Beach, Holiday shop Leave a Comment

With half term around the corner and the summer holidays a hop, skip and a jump away, it’s time to have a look at what to wear on the beach. While you may not be lazily wafting around a pool-side cabana, cocktail in hand and are possibly a bit more of the lopsided sunglasses, slightly pink-faced look while chasing little people around …

Wedding Belles

Claire Lopez Wedding Leave a Comment

It’s that time of year so dust off your hats and heels because it is wedding and event season. With Ascot only a few weeks away and churches and venues booked up here, there and everywhere it is highly likely you are faced with the prospect of needing a frock. While there may still be dress codes at play, the …

You are my sunshine

Claire Lopez Colour, yellow Leave a Comment

We have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous – 27 degrees to under 7 degrees. If you add into the mix no heating or a back wall plus several other large, key bits of our house missing, the past week has been pretty grim. We have been cowering around a single fan heater in our loft for an entire weekend, the …

The last straw: the bag of the season

Claire Lopez Accessories, Bags, Straw bags Leave a Comment

It’s time to grab the bull by the horns, make hay while the sun shines and all that jazz because we are about to experience a heatwave. Hold onto your hats chaps – it’s difficult to remember what the warmth actually felt like.  So to celebrate the fact the sun has got his hat on, I have a totally indulgent and fairly niche post all …

Sweet Jeans: your guide to buying the perfect denim

Claire Lopez Denim, Jeans Leave a Comment

Way back in the 1850s Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis invented the ubiquitous blue jean for a customer needing a pair of sturdy pants which could withstand hard work – hard work like knocking down and re-building houses. Which is exactly what is happening to mine at the moment. Currently it is a shell, a shadow of its former self – no floors, walls …

Fancy Footwork

Claire Lopez Footwear, Shoes Leave a Comment

What a difference a day makes… Glorious sunshine and all of a sudden everything is better. And it’s about bloody time too as I was almost ready to ceremonially burn all my knitwear as an offering to the weather god to bring us some warmth. I was at the end of my winter tether, all out of inspiration and desperate …