VIDEO | Style Update: 5 skirts to wear now

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For every woman I meet who loves the ease of throwing on a dress in summer, I meet another who struggles to find dresses to fit; after all, we’re expected to be one size from top to toe to fit an off-the-peg frock. Fortunately for women falling into the second category, skirts are everywhere this […]

Outfit of the day | Spring stripes

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It’s no surprise that stripes featured in Spring/Summer collections this year but – and I hate to disappoint you –  it isn’t just about your staple Breton tees. Think big and bold and look for alternative ways to wear your stripes this season. The Trend Varied directions, contrasting colours and stripe-on-stripe outfit combinations all proved popular […]

Outfit of the day | Shirt and jeans

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What an appropriate time to share with you a relaxed fit outfit of the day post, on a long weekend surrounded by chocolate and hot cross buns. I’ve mentioned my falling out of love with skinny jeans before, partly due to not finding the right fit and size for some time now and also probably due to a bit […]

Valentine’s wish list


Yes, the shops and internet are flooded with Valentine’s gift ideas and yes, it probably is an overrated day of forced romance, and what we really want is a peaceful day with a hot cup of tea, no tantrums and dinner made for us but we can hope for a little present too, surely! Here’s […]

Rock the must-have colour for 2013


Those trend-setting colour gurus Pantone declared THE colour for 2013 as 17-5641 – that’s Emerald to you and I! – And just when you get one new colour on your shopping list those fast-paced Pantone peeps are one step ahead, already listing their top 10 colours for Autumn 2013. Phew. But before you give up […]

Little Lady Grey


The Beckham effect isn’t limited to David and Victoria’s style as now (of course, for it was always going to happen!) mini fashionista Harper Beckham is already making an impact with her little lady style.  It’s been reported that sales of grey and navy clothing are increasing dramatically as a result of Harper’s pint-sized style and high street […]

Leopard for little ladies: the jury’s out

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Who doesn’t love dressing little girls in adorable outfits, but while they are subject to our tastes it’s perhaps important not to treat them like our own mini mannequins and draw some lines. But what are your little lady no-no’s? For me, it’s black and animal print. Sometimes Coco Lily wears top to toe pink, sometimes blue, […]

Daily dose: must-have shirt dress


It’s a shirt dress, it’s denim and it’s polka dot. Do you need any more persuading? The shirt dress is a comfy, casual must-have in your mum wardrobe, it’s practical and easy to throw on all year round. Layer over a striped vest or under a chunky knit. For a younger look just team with […]

Daily dose: weekend lunch


A comfy weekend look for a day out. Keep those feet dry but smart with low-heeled ankle boots and avoid wet hems with skinny jeans tucked in. A printed blouse dresses up your look from a casual tee. Jacket, £35, Dorothy Perkins; Scarf, £5.15, Pieces; Blouse, £29, Joy; Jeans, £28, Dorothy Perkins; Bag, £99.95, Gap; Boots, […]