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Why Autumn is the perfect time to party….

With Strictly back on TV and the nights drawing in, late September heralds the start of party season. While summer is all about long, light evenings, low-key beauty and laid-back dressing, autumn/winter is when you can up things a notch with a little more eyeliner, perhaps a red lip (don't you love how fashion people say 'lip' rather than 'lips'?) and a fabulous outfit. Going out is just that more fun after dark, isn't it?…

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AW18: 4 Key New Season Buys

Whilst it's still officially holiday season, it is also (in fashion parlance) the new season. And, as much as we love the summer, we're also willing to be diverted by the thrill of the novel, shiny and as yet unworn. So here are 4 key new season buys (which will work now and into AW). …

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Why every woman should own a jumpsuit (or three)…

When you're a 42-year old mother-of-four you very rarely feel 'cool' unless you have your head stuck in the freezer searching for that last pot of pasta sauce you are completely, 100% sure that you definitely have. But, we're not talking about that kind of 'cool' are we? No, we're talking 'yeah man, that's cool', which is probably the least cool thing anyone ever said. Ever.…

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Shopping the (end of the) sales….

The sales have been in swing for well over a month now and despite the shops looking like a very disorganised jumble sale, online is still looking peachy with some amazing bargains still to be had. I know that most of us are probably reigning in our summer sartorial spending, keeping pennies back for autumnal purchases, so with that in mind, I've only picked pieces that'll work just as well in autumn as they do now OR summer bargains so splendifirous, you simply have to snap them up....…

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In with the new! Boden’s new collection is good…

I know it's Sale Season. I know it's hot (make that hot, hot, hot), but when the Boden catalogue arrived this morning, there were quite a few new pieces that caught my eye. Admittedly they are clothes more for cooler summer days and warm autumns, but pieces so lovely, I'm betting they'll sell out fast. Here's what I have my eye on....…

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Holiday Packing, 3 Ways

Anyone else counting down the days? Yep, holiday season looms large. With this in mind, here's three ways to tackle your holiday packing.(Alternatively, here's what to wear if you're running out of outfit ideas for the heatwave...)…