How to look fashionable without looking a fool

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904d7de17b6fb2cdfacd625af4d9df7dNow, we’re not talking crazy fashionable; the Anna Dello Russos (the eccentric Editor-at-Large of Vogue Japan), Daphne Guinnesses or Susie Bubbles (mega-blogger) of this world, nor any of other of the more eccentrically dressed fashion-plates you see photographed during Fashion Month. The women we want to look like are the perennially chic, grown-up ones; the Sarah Harris’s (Vogue’s Fashion Features Director), Caroline Issas (Fashion Director of Tank magazine), Emmanuelle Alts (French Vogue) and Yasmin Sewells. These women are grown-up, groomed and know how to look good – without looking too fashion. And, with just a little tweak here and there, these looks would be perfect for you… [Read more...]

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How to Ace Mother’s Day

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You know we’re big fans of mamas. Our own. Our friends who are mamas. All the mothers out there, in fact. It’s a tough job, but we love it. And we love our mothers. So the wonderful Ruth from All for Love London (who, last week, made me the most beautiful bouquet for my wedding anniversary) has shared her top tips for ensuring you send (or, ahem, receive) the best flowers ever… [Read more...]

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Pineapple anyone?

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d17b24022146c3f600d6e54bdda3d056Pineapples, as Fashion Editor (and Oscars attendee) Antonia noted, are perenially popular on Instagram. There’s something irresistibly kitsch and cheery about them. So how could I resist posting this little jacket? It’s in the sale at River Island (as is this which I might just have snapped up to throw over jeans and a tee). This is another dress-up-your-outfit winner, should you be in the market for one.

Happy weekend!

 

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How I make it work: Emma Davison, co-founder of Olivier Baby & Kids

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DSC_7646.1When it comes to gorgeous children’s cashmere that doesn’t cost the earth, Olivier Baby & Kids is where it’s at. The baby bonnets are the perfect gift for a newborn whilst the jumpers for older boys and girls are divine. Established by sisters Emma Davison and Alice Smith in 2011, the brand has now expanded to include beautiful Liberty-print cotton dresses, rompers and trousers – all of which have the timeless, innocent stamp that Olivier Baby & Kids has become known for. With 5 children between them and a rapidly growing company, we were intrigued to know just how Emma manages to juggle work, life and being business partners with her sister.

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Mini Denim

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I blame Alex and her denim post. There I was, running errands and doing good deeds, when I found myself in Gap. Where I promptly snapped up this denim dress for my little girl (I do love a denim pinny. Size up – just shorten the straps for this year and let them out as she grows).  [Read more...]

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Winter Skin Hero

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32612c4b2ac07f44ab384600628fee91I have said in the past that every new mother should really have an Alex (a friend who has a baby just before you do, and is a kind and trusted repository of knowledge on all matters child-related. Even this time ’round, I found myself SOS-ing Alex. It was she who told me the little man would crack sleeping by Christmas (he did). Not to sweat over naps, he’ll get it (he did.) Who lent me an abundance of mini blue clothes.). They should also – if they’re very lucky – have a Camilla. A Camilla in this instance is code for: new neighbour who moves in whilst you are both pregnant and has a baby around the same time as you do. Who also turns out to be a lovely, funny and a like-minded soul. And has an insider’s knowledge of beauty products as an added bonus.

Camilla introduced me to a skincare saver so good, that I in turn want to share it with you…. [Read more...]

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The new denim

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This spring denim will be everywhere. Not just confined to your legs or the odd jacket, you’ll find everything from A-line skirts to sleeveless tops, maxi-dresses and jumpsuits to culottes and shorts made from the blue stuff. Dress it up or dress it down, this is easily the easiest trend to dip your toe into over the next few months….

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Seeing Stars

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Please excuse the brevity of this post, but I have rather brilliantly managed to break my glasses and run out of contact lenses at exactly the same time – clever, eh? Still, despite my wonky vision, I have managed to accomplish one thing and that is buying this gorgeous pair of Star earrings from the always-amazing Hush. Instagram followers may remember seeing these on @WearandWhere a few weeks ago when I first spotted them at the Hush press day, along with a whole host of other GORGEOUS things we’ll be writing about in coming weeks. They appeared online yesterday and I snapped up a pair quicker than you can say ‘blind as a bat’. Perfect for just about any outfit, I will be wearing them non-stop this summer. £34.95

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How to Wear…Wide-Leg Trousers

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image1xxl-1Wide legs are the way to go this season. And they’re surprisingly easy to wear…

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I’ll have what she’s having…

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Want to look like her? Hell, yeah, you say? Ok, so while there’s no chance that I can give you the legs, the body, the hair or the face (without some serious surgical intervention) – ladies, we can get the glow. And it’s easier than you think…

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