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The 5 wardrobe essentials to take you into the new season and beyond

As late summer rolls into September, it's time to turn your attention away from strappy dresses and sandals, and towards clothes that will take you seamlessly into the new season. All being well, you should already have these items in your wardrobe, or maybe just one or two gaps to fill....so you don't have to worry about spend, spend, spend. This isn't trend-chasing nor the thrill of the new, it's about classic styles that look contemporary and can easily be adapted to the season ahead....are you ready?…

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The Ultimate Holiday Dress?

Super speedy post as it's (still) the school holidays and therefore FULL ON, but if you're yet to head off to sunnier climes (or perhaps you've been and are going again? In which case, I salute you), please allow me to wave the kaftan dress under your nose.…

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Natasha’s Ile De Ré Holiday Packing List

With three weeks to go, I've been thinking about my holiday packing list. We're taking a late holiday this year - heading to one of my childhood haunts - the Dordogne - and then onto a place we've been to many times, but this is the first time with both children - the really rather ridiculously pretty Ile de Ré.…

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Every day we’re ruffling……

Who doesn't love a ruffle? Aside from minimalists and nudists, for whom all clothing is a fabric too far. Just saying the word is enough to bring you joy. Ruffle. See? You can't help but smile. And when you wear them, the joy is fourfold.…

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In the Nude (Underwear, of course)

Well, well. Who would have suspected there were so many of us in pursuit of the perfect nude underwear? Yes, the hour is nigh for what might just be the most glamorous post I have ever put together. …

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Summer(ish) Dresses With Sleeves

This post was inspired by a conversation I've had with many friends. They don't ask much: they simply want a summer dress that isn't strappy. Or flimsy. Or skin-flashingly inappropriate. An all-day-to-night dress that keeps you cool and looks good. Reader, I give you: summer dresses with sleeves.…

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The Me + Em Summer Edit

Well, this is a revelation....Me + Em, purveyors of excellent trousers and knitwear, are also rather good at summer dresses. In fact, their spring/summer collection is rather good full-stop....…

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25 Ways to Wear Florals (How to Dress Like Your Garden)

Is there anything more summery than wearing florals? It's the closest you can get to wearing a garden (and you know how we're getting into those. Must be our advancing years.) In tribute to flower show season, we bring you our edit of the best floral buys - from timid dip-your-toe-in to full-on flower garden.…

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21 Whistles Hits (with 20% off)….

You asked for more shopping edits and so, we've delivered! Here are our 25 current must-haves from Haute High Street store Whistles, which is currently offering 20% off its entire collection...…

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M&S Edit: 25 Summer Hits

Roll on summer (when will it warm up again? Anyone?) so we can wear our favourie pieces from our M&S summer edit. Meet the 25 wardrobe hits we're eyeing up.…