Clocks vs Cold

I was looking up the date of the clocks going forward when I came across all these suggestions of what do do with the extra hour of light (as if we need help but anyway), they were pretty lame suggestions such as go to the park, have a bbq, go for an evening walk, sit in the garden, hang your washing outside..etc etc. however, clearly when jotting down these suggestions down no consideration went into the fact that the clocks will change but the weather won’t!

So we thinking, It’s nearly April, the Clocks have changed, lets wear Spring/Summer clothes and pretend it’s all ok.  Unfortunately the temp is what we are really feeling and the fact that it’s averaged about 10 degrees over the last two weeks hardly has me reaching for my spring dresses. So if you feeling so over that winter coat but like me are ridiculously sensitive to the chilly temps, then layer up to conceal the fact that you still in winter mode. Put that padded coat in the loft (if you dare), bring out your light weight jacket, but under that layer up. Starting with a thermal camisole, then your shirt or long sleeve top of choice, then the thicker jumper (sleeves pulled up) or a cosy long cardi or a jacket which is roomy enough for all those layers then chuck on the Trench/light weigh Mac. Make sure the layers are all different lengths and visible, otherwise you may just look puffy…

Slide1Trousers Topshop // Chunky Knit Jumper Misguided // Boyfriend Shirt Levi’s // Black Padded Cross Body Bag Rebecca Minkoff Shopbop // Snake Skin Slip Ons Question-air

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White wrap blouse Atterley Road // Black Loose fit trousers Cos // Structured Coat Massimo Dutti // Blazer Zara // High heeled court shoe Dune
And if you weren’t aware, the clocks go forward on Sunday morning, 1am  – Whoop Whoop!!!!
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Green!

I bumped into this skirt whilst out and about the other day and thought what a brilliant piece it is to transform your look into summer. Its bright, but the style and cut just make it so much more wearable. Totally wear this number to work with a blouse (as below) or with sandals and a white broderie anglaise crop top on the weekend, whatever blows your hair back. Here’s my inspiration board for the green skirt.

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Navy & White Striped Blouse Oasis // Green Skirt Topshop // Sandals Dune // Bag Mulberry at Selfridges

I’m very sure you would have known to tuck the shirt in, but just in case 😉

Happy Friday everyone xx

The Short Story

Have you ever woken up one morning, realised the season’s have changed overnight, its suddenly summer, and then the panic sets in. What to wear? You start to rack your brain trying to remember what on earth you wore last summer? How did you style your clothes? It’s daunting enough realising you might have to show a bit of skin, but having to put something together that works for the new season on top of that is just scary! Shorts are the new dress code for summer, dress a silky pair up with heels for a cocktail party, or wear a tailored pair to work.  Whether it’s a casual or smart affair, be sure to style them right!

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Striped Jacket Zara // Striped Shorts Zara // Shoes Dune  // Pocket detail shirt Mango // City Bag Zara

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Tile Scarf Print Shorts Topshop // Crepe Sweater Top Whistles // Heeled Sandals by Miss KG at Topshop // Black Tote Warehouse 

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Poplin top Zara // Bib Necklace Anthropologie // Satin wrap shorts Topshop // Sandals Anthropologie

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Strawberry loose fit blouse Zara // Scallop edged short Topshop // Ancient Greek Sandals at Matches // Suede leather bag Mango

Now that I have prepared my mind, Im looking forward to getting my shorts on 😉

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Fancy Floor-skimmers

Every so often a function arises that forces us to get the long gowns out.  The length of the dress may only be to hide the lily white legs, it could be for a white tie event, the Opera or perhaps dinner with the Duchess of Cambridge, whatever the reason, when they do crop up I know it can be a task and a half to find a non-frumpy, well fitted floor length dress that wont break the bank.  If we could all wear Alexander McQueen it might be slightly easier to find, but seen as you aren’t exactly going to wear it that often (unless you are a regular at these sort of events) then it definitely is not an investment piece.  If you are one of the lucky, or unlucky (depending on how you view it) ladies that has a fancy “do” in the diary, fear not, I have done the hard work and hopefully you will slot right into one of the fabulous floor skimming finds.

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Paisley Dress Mango // Nectarine Clutch Bag Whistles // Shoes Zara // Stud flower earrings Oliver Bonas  // Rose gold ring Monica Vinader // Nars Highlighter for face Space NK

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Grey Dress with embellished angel sleeves Topshop  // Grey Clutch Bag Reiss // Chandelier Earrings Stella & Dot // Stackable Deco Rings Stella & Dot // Shoes Roland Cartier for Dune // Plumberry Lipstick by Laura Mercier at Space NK

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Blue Butterfly Sleeve dress Mango // Earrings (can be worn long or as studs as seen above) Stella & Dot // Clutch Whistles // Shoes Dune // Nail Varnish Ciate at Space NK

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