Details | Top 5 scallop edge picks

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There’s a micro trend happening right now which gives minimalist pieces a feminine twist as scalloped hems and scallop detailing are having a bit of a fashion moment.  This semi-circular edge adds life to the straight lines of a basic shell top, shift dress or collarless jacket and turns simple accessories into statement-makers.   1. […]

Runway to school run | Ashley Williams #LFW AW15

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What if I said you can work a runway look right now that’s straight from next season’s catwalks and involves a hoody, flats and a cosy hat? You’d love me forever, right?! Well prepare to be thrilled, the school run just got cooler, and comfier thanks to young Brit designer Ashley Williams. Ashley’s autumn/winter collection was […]

Outfit inspo | colour block casual

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It’s no secret that I regularly use Pinterest and Instagram for quick and easy outfit inspiration, even for everyday looks I’ll have a quick search or scroll through recent uploads and pins to instantly get an idea for an outfit that day. I don’t spend ages browsing for ideas (not first thing in the morning, […]

Runway to school run | J Crew Fall 2015

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It’s that time of year when the fashion world has a crazy month of catwalk activity and we get a peek at what might be in store for us in seasons to come.  What better time to put together a runway to school run look for you, inspired this time by J Crew’s autumn/winter 2015 […]

What to buy now & wear all year

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As the world’s fashion weeks kick off all eyes are on the runways for what’s going to be influencing our style this autumn.  Before you faint at the thought of planning your wardrobe two seasons ahead and you’re still wrapped up in this winter’s purchases, bear with me because this advance knowledge can help you […]

Competition and Valentine’s style with La Redoute

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I may be going soft as I grow older but this year I feel a little more excited about St. Valentine’s Day.  Perhaps it’s because I now have a ring on that finger (read on for more!) but I’ve come over all romantic this February and what better way to celebrate the most romantic day of […]

Mama must-have: Next’s reversible coat

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Is anyone else bored with winter coats now?  I’m sure it can’t just be me, especially when the spring collections are so bright, light and appealing, so I’ve started thinking about my spring coat wishlist.  Said coat/jacket must be: Lightweight Involve a splash of colour Versatile (work with heels for work/evening and trainers for nursery […]

Mama must-have: Boden’s latest IT shoe

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Last season it was their bejewelled, pointed flats in navy, black or gold.  This season it’s The Alice.  Yes, Boden have done it again and created yet another swoon-worthy, utterly instagram-able, completely delightful shoe. The Alice heels, £119, Boden. Left & right, mid heel version. Centre, high heel version. 5 reasons to love Boden’s Alice […]

5 of the best: silver backpacks

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You don’t need me to tell you how practical a hands-free backpack is when you’re on mum-duty, but have you seen the crop of metallic lovelies on the high street right now?  Snap up a silver backpack to carry all your essentials (and more) and you’ll add instant polish to your winter-into-spring style.  Here’s my […]