Fashion

The Basket Bag

Perfectly epitomising the summer season, the basket bag – affectionately known also as a straw, cane or wicker basket – works seamlessly for those strolls along the beach, bike-rides down grass-filled country lanes and impromptu picnic days. While it never went out of fashion per se, it has successfully taken...
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Micro Trend: Embroidery

“A Romanian blouse does not belong to any period. All the peasant clothes are passed down from century to century without going out of fashion” Yves Saint Laurent  You can’t escape it, it really is everywhere this season. From our favourite high-street stores to the luxury haunts we frequent when...
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The Wedding Guest

Although as I type this, it has been raining for seven solid hours, the British wedding season is now in full bountiful swing. Whether 2017 is your year of weddings – we’ll all experience those, together with the corresponding hen dos – or you’re only planning to attend one or...
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Nobody’s Child

So called ‘fast fashion’ doesn’t mean you have to compromise on either quality of the items themselves, or quality of the working environment for those making them and this is something that London-based fashion brand Nobody’s Child believes, practices and upholds. A brand with admirable qualities, that doesn’t feel the need...
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The Alexa Chung Collection

A name wholeheartedly synonymous with British style, Alexa Chung ranks high in the fashion icon stakes both here and across the pond. Whether adorned in a floor-length Chanel gown or rocking a pair of Hunter wellies and ripped Levis, it is her enviable effortlessness that makes her truly ‘fashionable’. She...
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Micro Trend: Gingham

Although the heavens decided to open over the Bank Holiday weekend, temperatures have finally started to soar and it’s beginning to look a lot like summer has arrived. Reaching the mid-twenties last week, dressing for work or evenings out can prove a little tricky – especially if you have to...
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Something Old, Something New

I always look forward to bank holidays – not because the Sunday night dread is removed (although that is pretty nice), or because working a four-day week brings the next weekend that little bit closer, or even because you get an extra lie in, but because of the good old...
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Tailor Made in England

Fashion can be fickle. What’s ‘on trend’ one day can become fashion road kill in the blink of an eye and as much as we probably don’t like to admit it, we are all slaves to the style alter. We’re always told by our elders to keep hold of precious...
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Bicester Village

There’s no denying that I love fashion and I love a good bargain. So when my friends suggested a pit stop at Bicester Village on the way home from our spa break, I was there in a heartbeat. Bicester Village is home to over 130 boutiques of famous designer brands, situated in...
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Bag For Life

“A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag; even when you get to the bottom of it, there is always something at the bottom to surprise you.” – Billy Connolly I can’t count the amount of times I’ve seen a woman gazing into a shop window...
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Five Spring Blouses

In celebration of the hottest day of the year so far – I believe it reached up to 25°C in some parts of the UK yesterday – I thought I would do a little round-up of some of the prettiest and season-appropriate blouses available both online and in-store. Spring is...
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Borrowed From The Boys

To me, there’s something unexplainably appealing about clothing and accessories inspired by typical menswear pieces. I’m not suggesting selecting clothes straight from your boyfriend’s wardrobe; which I find surprisingly hard to pull off, despite what blogs, films, and well-styled fashion shoots would imply. The items that frequently feature on my...
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