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Shopping Shabby Chic

on Tuesday, 01 October 2013. Posted in Editorial

Shopping Shabby Chic House of Fraser - Scattered Rose Terry Robe House of Fraser - Velour Towels in Floral Rose Dunelm Mill - Camille White Bedside Table Next - Golden Frankincense Fragranced Candle Jar Next - Vintage Effect Wall Organiser Next - Cream Letter Holder Laura Ashley - Peony Garden Amethyst Teapot Marks & Spencer - Vintage Style Ball Table Lamp BronteRose.co.uk - Cherry Cupcake Wall Clock Laura Ashley - Hydrangea Print Duck Egg Cushion

Step into a world where the pressures of life are gently swallowed up in the soft relaxing tones of the shabby chic interior. What’s not to like? It appeals to our inner desire for softness and beauty with an understated elegance and sophistication. Better still, it’s so achievable. Start with a few basic principles and then let your imagination develop it into your own personal retreat.

Finding the Perfect Biker Boots

on Monday, 30 September 2013. Posted in Shopping, Trends, Fashion

My Favourite Biker Boots Jimmy Choo Dash Boots Jimmy Choo Youth Boots Ash Titan Boots Head Over Heels Rafi-fur Boots New Look Double Buckle Boots Kurt Geiger Miss KG Bliss Boots Fiorentini & Baker Eli Eternity Boots Daniel Footwear Gower Boots Dune Promey Boots

You know that feeling when you see a new trend and dismiss it out-of-hand thinking it won't suit me, then a while later you catch yourself admiring how it’s been styled, and this continues till you wake up one day and find yourself wanting the exact thing you were sure wouldn't suit you? Well that's me today and the item in question is a pair of biker boots.

Always a Bridesmaid...

on Thursday, 16 May 2013. Posted in A Bit About Me, Lifestyle

Just Married!

This month marks the end of an era for me, in more ways than one. Not only am I turning 30 at the beginning of June, but I'm also wrapping up my second career as a professional bridesmaid/maid of honour (I know I should really be a ‘matron of honour’ as I'm married, but I’d like to avoid any association to the word ‘matron’ this close to my 30th birthday).

House of Fraser Style Challenge

on Tuesday, 04 September 2012. Posted in Shopping, Trends, Fashion

House of Fraser Dress Up Jacket Necklace Dress Tights Bag Sunglasses Shoes

Never one to do anything by halves, when I saw a blog post from House of Fraser asking bloggers to pull together a key look for next season, I sensed a challenge afoot. Rather than simply listing the items, I saw an opportunity to be a little bit more creative.

After some quick brainstorming I decided to create a paper doll that I could style with my favourite items from House of Fraser. I have fond memories of paper dolls as my first foray into the world of fashion. Long before I was sewing clothes for Barbie and Sindy, I was carefully cutting out outfits to style my flimsy friends.

Introducing Mint Velvet

on Tuesday, 28 August 2012. Posted in Shopping, Fashion

Mint Velvet - Charcoal Circular TunicMint Velvet - Charcoal Knit & Woven JacketMint Velvet - Freya Print BlouseMint Velvet - Stone Knit TunicMint Velvet - Black Silk & Jersey DressMint Velvet - Ink Trench Coat

If I were asked to describe my wardrobe in terms of a palette; I think the word ‘neutral’ would be used the most. Whilst I like a bold print as much as the next blogger, there is no doubt that neutral shades appeal to me the most. I find that as I get older I’m more interested in buying clothes that complement the other items in my wardrobe. Gone are the hazy days of impromptu shopping trips and spur of the moment purchases. Now each purchase is a carefully considered investment, which I justify with the question "what do I own that I could wear it with?". Neutral shades are easy to pair for obvious reasons and being someone who favours bold  accessories, I enjoy being able to accessorise an outfit without ending up looking like a wannabe Lady Gaga.

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Shop My Style

  • Popcorn Knitted Pom Hat
  • Chocolate Leather Strap Boots
  • Black Mini Rucksack
  • Navy Wadded Jacket
  • Left Bank Martini Candle
  • Northern Quarter Waterproof Parka
  • Prime & Create Mixing Medium
  • Jade Stretch Skinny Grey Jean
  • High Shine Boyfriend Cardigan
  • Black Chiffon Overlay Tee
  • Jalouse Leather Ankle Boots
  • Navy Stripe Blanket Wrap
  • Zip Sludge Ankle Boot
  • Sandra Step Hem Jumper
  • Vivan V Neck Jumper