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Getting into Gingham

After an unfortunate encounter with a pair of trousers earlier this year – they made my husband comment that I looked like an extra on Desperate Housewives. So not the look I was after – I had admired gingham from afar but not worn it. But then I saw this dress……

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Shopping the Sales: Designer hits for under £150

Ah, the sales. How I love the sales. Yes, by all means use them to get a quick joyful high street high, but it’s also the best time to pick up the Big Ones. Those pieces you’ve had your eye on all season. We’ve rounded up the best designer hits under £150…

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Get set for summer! New bracelets, kaftans and scarves to swoon over

Summer is here and just in time for our beach day-trip yesterday, so are some new kaftans! And bracelets (I squealed when they arrived). And scarves for those balmy summer evenings when you need a little something, but a jumper is just too much. This is your summer sunshine-wardrobe sorted...…

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Shopping the Stories and Whistles sales

It's sale season and we've been busy trawling the web, so you don't have to. Today's post is looking at the best from Whistles (which recently we've fallen back in love with) and Stories, which is one of those shops that does really good 'where did you get that?' items. Slightly quirkier than your usual high-street offering, the quality also tends to be better. Both Natasha and I always make a beeline for the Regent Street store whenever we are in town. Thankfully, you don't have to be in town to shop there as with the magic of Ye Old Internete, you can shop the sale online! Whilst I can't say it's the best (WAY too much stuff to scroll through and lots not on there) - there are still some great bargains to be had....…

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How to…Pack for a Week in the Sun

We had the best week in Corsica (our fifth time on this perfectly gorgeous island: guide coming soon!) I also rigorously applied the packing rules which made life so simple that I am (almost) tempted to streamline my wardrobe. (I said ‘almost’…)…

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Your one-stop shop for summer: The TLM Edit

I love the high street - I mean, I REALLY love the high street. There are few things I love more than a browse around some of retail's finest. But, I also love shopping independently, which is why I adore The TLM Edit's curated selection of beautiful (and affordable) clothes, jewellery and gifts. Lucinda (aka The London Mummy) shares my love of pom poms and tassels, so it's unsurprising really, that I love her online boutique! If you're looking for a quick summer fix, then you'd do well to check it out. Here's what I have my eye on at the moment.....…

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Object of Friday afternoon lust: a broderie blouse

What HAS happened to Next? It used to be the swerve store, but recently it's been coming up with seriously lust-worthy items. Case in point: this broderie detail blouse, which is, basically, summer in a top. I even quite fancy the shorts!!!!…

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Sydney Style: Cassie Moxham from Chic Mama tells us all

Now that we are firmly at the start of summer (are we? Can we call it summer? I think of June as summer, but maybe you still think of it as Spring….?) – Anyway, late Spring/early Summer whatevs, it’s the time of year when we Brits need to shed our layers and embrace lighter dressing, which after MONTHS of jumpers and coats and jeans and boots, can sometimes be tricky. To help us out, we are searching for inspiration from Cassie Moxham of Sydney-based blog Chic Mama. After all, being an Aussie, she knows all about dressing for warm seasons, and being a stylish one to boot, we wanted to get her inside view on Australian style… Where do you live? Sydney, specifically on the lower north shore, about a 20 min drive from the CBD and 30 mins or so to the beaches. How would you describe your style? Classic, feminine, with a touch of bohemian.   I wear mainly a neutral colour palette – lots of white, grey, navy, tan.  I love a nice floral print too. I know everyone is different but how would you describe general Australian style? Maybe a bit more relaxed.  Most of the population lives near…

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How we fell back in love in Whistles

Ten or so years ago, in what we shall now refer to as my 'Wedding Years' you couldn't as much as go to a wedding or a hen do without bumping into someone wearing a Whistles dress. Quite possibly you were wearing one too. Probably with a nipped in waist and tulip skirt, they were incredibly flattering, beautifully cut and - this became the problem - EVERYWHERE. It was probably one of the reasons why during the 'Wedding Years' and then in the early 'Bump Years', I found myself going off Whistles. The style always used to be the same (not much in store for bumps and post-baby mum tums) and with a small baby and reduced salary, the prices were a bit out of my budget. And so, I got used to swerving Whistles, preferring instead the cheaper, headier thrill of Zara and then the delicious curveball designs of Cos and Stories. But, recently - and we're talking the last few months - both Natasha and I have started to fall in love with Whistles again....…