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Lilac. Let’s Discuss.

Lilac. Discuss. I have mentioned before that Alex and I are on either side of the divide when it comes to this particular shade. Last time we were together, we saw a lilac coat. I cooed. She visibly shuddered. Which leads to me think that it may be a marmite shade.…

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Be my (very stylish) Valentine

As January limps to a close, our thoughts turn to the new month - and its romantic heart: Valentine's Day. Red roses, hearts, the satisfying thud of cards on the doormat, gazing into your lover's eyes by candlelight... Or, in our cases, a night in with a meal we didn't have to cook and a night out with girlfriends #winning.…

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Blue Monday: 10 Reasons to be Cheerful (for under £30)

So, this Blue Monday business, eh? How are you feeling? Anything you'd like to share with the group? Our heads are tilted to the side, entering sympathetic mode. And our site offers you 10 ways to feel a little more cheerful - for under £30 a pop. …

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Christmas Shopping: Part 3 – Men

I cannot tell you how hard I find shopping for men. The men in my life either don't want anything, or do that thing of buying what they want/need as soon as they want/need it (my husband is a particular offender. My son will probably be the same once he gets old enough not delighted by wooden trains and Matchbox cars). There are rules about this kind of thing, people - especially in the run-up to Christmas. This said, I have rustled up a few ideas....…

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Christmas Shopping: Part 1

  We have been beavering away building our Christmas gift guides for you – but here’s a little taster (and it’s all about you)……

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Statement sweatshirts, cool cashmere and jewellery to make your heart skip a beat…

Regular readers will know that I have a little sideline The Alex Edit selling a curated selection of some of my favourite accessories and fashion that I've discovered through Wear & Where and my job as a journalist. With temperatures dropping and party season almost upon us (yikes!) I wanted to tell you about a few pieces that will not only make your heart beat faster, but may also solve some of your present buying dilemmas!…

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Me + Em: The Autumn Edit

What's better than updating your wardrobe for the new season? Updating your wardrobe with pieces that don't shout about what season they come from - thus establishing themselves as true friends.…

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Needle Knits’ Founder Lizzie Burckhardt on building a brilliant brand

Needle is destined to become one of those great British brands: covetable, luxe knits that are high quality, thoughtfully designed, perfectly made – each one a wardrobe enhancer. Founder Lizzie Burckhardt talks frankly about going in feet first, finding the perfect partnership (and the perfect name), surviving mistakes – and combining a new business with a new baby (think zero maternity leave). …