Winter Trends 2017

Ankle Boots. Don’t stress! You can still wear knee length boots but ankle boots is where ‘it is at’ this season. This is a pull through from a growing trend last year, making ankle boots THE footwear look this year. The old way of wearing them was teamed with trousers; this is no longer the case. Ankle boots are now …

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6 Effective ways to clear JUNK from your life

The last one you can do immediately. Junk: Informal term for something of useless or little value. We wear it, surround ourselves with it, watch it and even eat it! Quite frankly, I’ve had enough! Smothering ourselves in every conceivable form of junk often leaves us with an enduring feeling of suffering a slow suffocating death. It is so prolific, …

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Spring Trends 2016

Well hello spring. Here is my run down on some of this season’s key trends. The Slip dress: Inner wear becomes outer wear. The sort of full length slip we would have worn years ago under a dress, has this season become the dress. I think this look will take some careful navigation; flimsy fabrics are very unforgiving worn as …

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Wake-Up your Wardrobe

Many women start their day off stressed as they contemplate the daily question, ‘what I am going to wear today’; knowing that very soon they are going to have to stand in front of their own over stuffed wardrobe that is full of clothes that don’t fit, they don’t like and don’t wear. Would it not be a better option …

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Forget New Year’s Resolutions-Think Expiry Dates

I spent the first few days of the New Year in a rather untypical way. Unlike many others I did not take time to nurse a hangover or set New Year’s Resolutions but cleaned out my food cupboard and bathroom cupboards. I was horrified at the amount of stuff unused or partially used that had passed its expiry date; some …

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To Cuff or not to Cuff

Have you ever discovered the perfect pair of jeans in every way bar one fact, they were too long? The added time out of your schedule and cost of alteration fees may have put you off buying the otherwise perfect pair of denims. The hot denim trend now means you can trot to the pay point like a lamb in …

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50s Skirt Flash Back.

It has been a few years since we have seen a significant change in silhouette but it is most certainly heading our way Spring/Summer 2015 in the form of the 50s full skirt. I came across an old 40/50s dress maker’s pattern showing the design in its original form; those were the days of nipped in waists and full dramatic …

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