ShoppingStyle

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…

Beauty

A Beauty Editor’s little black book: Alice du Parcq talks fragrance, skincare and the secret to great hair

I first met the lovely Alice du Parcq when we sat opposite each other at Brides magazine. Owner of quite possibly the most gorgeous hair ever and a guru on all matters fragrance and skincare, she is now a freelance journalist and fragrance expert who writes for everyone from Stella to Vogue, Red and Conde Nast Traveller. From the lowdown on whether high street products really do work to the secret to glowing skin, we asked her to spill the beans....…

Style

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...…

Style

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....…

LifeWomen

Business in Brief: Naomi and Sarah of Seven Seventeen

  So, you’ve got this idea for a business with one of your best friends? Sounds good, right? And, according to Sarah Slade and Naomi Reilly, the founders of luxe candle brand Seven Seventeen, it really is. Oh, and all about timing, hard graft, late night phone calls and DIY delivery. …

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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’…)…

Style

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!!!!…