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Spring shoes: Rainbow Brights

In a week when thick jumpers, socks and snoods were pulled out of hiding and I went rogue and consumed every left-over Easter Egg in the house, you could think that winter had returned with a bang. And, perhaps that it would be untimely to write about brightly coloured, rain-phobic shoes. But, I say forget about all that as Spring is still here, we're just weather-blipping and now is most definitely the time to get your Rainbow Shoe on....…

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Florals. For Spring. Yes, we’re going there…

I know, I know. In the words of Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada’s titular devil: florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. But, passing Zara the other day, I stopped short. There was a line-up of floral skirts which made my heart beat just a little bit faster. …

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Spring style: Pink sunglasses

I love sunglasses. Not only do they do what they say on the tin and keep the sun out of your eyes, they also hide aforementioned eyes and all the dark, lined, tired bag-gage that go with them. They are basically spring/summer - and if you can swing it - winter essentials. And you know what I really love at the moment? All the gorgeous, flattering pink sunglasses that are in the shops and start from just £5 (so if you lose them, well, you can deal with it) - quite honestly, I don't know why I haven't owned a pair before. Want to know the easiest way to 'lift' an outfit? By wearing one of these beauties....…

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The Buys of Summer: Planning Ahead

At this rate, summer will be upon us before I’ve finished the last of the children’s Easter eggs. I swear it was January about five minutes ago, and now it’s Easter and we are very much hoping for sunshine and chocolate for everyone. (Mine’s a packet of mini eggs or a Buttons egg #retroandunashamed.) And so we can all get ahead, I’ve rounded up some gorgeous early summer buys you need to get your hands on right now.…

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Spring style: pom pom and tassel scarves

As anyone who lives in the UK knows, you can never rely on the weather, which is why a scarf is quite possibly this season's most essential accessory (that and an umbrella, although blessed as we are with The Best Weather Ever, I have almost forgotten what that is!) And because we love scarves so much, we have just happened to have found a few that we think you might love too....…

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Spring Style: Spring Jackets

Oh, what to wear when it’s too warm for a coat but too cool to go without? Why, a Spring jacket of course. This post is a better-late-then-never. I started it about five times last week – but then things got in the way (like falling asleep/piles of domestic admin and ironing etc). Which actually might have worked out very well.…

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Spring style: Sale bargains

I started this post countless times, but due to my brain befuddling head cold (how cruel! On a sunny day like today!) I seem unable to think, let alone put a sparkling sentence together. So, I'm just going to give it to you straight. It's Spring. Not officially sale-time, but there are bargains to be had. And, in places you'd want to find them! Quite why these mid-season sales aren't flagged up as much as the end-of-season ones, I don't know, as there are some really lovely pieces to be found...…

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Spring style: chinos – the new denim

When I say chinos, what are you thinking? Predictable? Comfortable? Safe?....how about fashionable? Well, yes, you heard us right. Chinos are most definitely where it's at this Spring for people who are bored of jeans but too cold for dresses. So banish those Jennifer Aniston/preppy mom on the school run images from your mind and get set to channel your inner Caroline Issa (yes she above who looks FABULOUS) with a pair of chinos, which don't only look great, but also offer a very affordable wardrobe update...…

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Slogan tops: so much better in French

The French. Better than us at pouts, pastry, fringes and now slogan tees. While I'm not generally a fan of slogan tees in English, write that word down in French and faster than you can say Ooh La La, I am a fan. Ridiculous? Perhaps. But, chic? Mais oui, as you just have to admit, slogan tees are so much more stylish in French...…