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New season, new (forever) bag

So, we’ve sorted your coat dilemma. (Hereand here, just in case you missed it. And head over to Instagram to see us sporting our favourites.) Now we have our eye on the accessories. I don’t know about you, but I am past the stage where I crave the cheap thrill of a cheap bag. I want something that quietly oozes quality, charm and style – without a. shouting about it or b. costing a small fortune. Which is why I was so impressed when I visited the Village England showroom. I think you might well find your perfect A/W bag right here……

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Jewellery discovery of the year!

I have a lot of love for the Z for Accessorize range. This week I had one of those ‘don’t have a clue what to wear’/’what the bejeusus is the weather doing?’ mornings (and two meetings). I threw on a black top and skirt, and accessorised with a big watch and metallic flats…and Z for Accessorize jewellery. The star earrings [above] and two bracelets – the eternity hoop [above] and the hammered cuff (layering jewellery is my current favourite way to wear it). If you’re looking for inexpensive jewellery which looks anything but, head right this way……

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Suits-All Shades

Forgive the brevity of this post – I am in the throes of a no-childcare-and-back-to-work-in-a-month minor ‘issue’. Am trying to be sanguine – that things fall through for the right reasons, but I am also lying awake thinking ‘eek’. Hence the need for big sunglasses. Which is why I am delighted that I have found the perfect pair of (affordable – I am not wearing expensive sunglasses until my children are considerably older and neither wishes to chew everything), suits-all shades courtesy of Topshop. The Whitney Wayfarer cost a mere £16 and come in a choice of fetching frames. I have purchased two pairs and am minded to buy more. As a little side note, these round floral mini sunglasses are the sweetest I’ve found on the high street for little girls. My little one looks so cute when she sports them I could eat her. Image via Pinterest…

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Summer Bags

Last year I was somewhat obsessed with a navy-striped clutch from Accessorize, which was the perfect holiday bag. I did not purchase it – and have been on the lookout for something along the same ‘summer evening’ lines ever since. This little number by Star Mela (nope, me neither) at Asos ticks all the boxes. (The lining even features…navy stripes!) And it’s also a summer holiday price (£33). Although who needs a summer holiday to use it when the weather’s like this? (Again, apologies if you’re reading this somewhere cold and rainy, but I am currently writing and breakfasting in the garden – oh happy day). I also like the look of……

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Object of Lust: French Market Basket

I do love a basket. I realised the other day that I have one in every room in the house. For toys, logs, laundry, bedding, paperwork, loo rolls… If only I had more rooms, I would have more baskets. And I love the idea of breezing around come summer, basket on arm, filled with flowers, freshly baked bread and a good novel. (Come on, let a girl dream.) Even though the reality is more along the lines of baby wipes, nappies, rice cakes, children’s books and Sophie the Giraffe, I can still tote them around in the basket of my dreams.…

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Clutch Bags to Covet

A gorgeous clutch bag can dress up an outfit like nothing else. (I only wish I had more of a need to dress up said simple outfits – especially for the evening. I think, once this little one arrives and has settled in, I need to reinstate date night. I miss my husband…. Also, as Suzanne, a lovely W&W reader recently reminded me, I do love pretty much any meal at High Road House.) In any case, my point here is that a clutch bag is very fine thing. Moreover, you can find some fabulous bargains on the high street – there is no need to spend a small fortune on an item you won’t us all that much (although I do like the idea of popping a clutch inside a tote and whipping it out when a big bag would be too much – I do this with my Mother’s Day present (yes, I lucked out). Anya Hindmarch aside, none of these beauties is more than £40. Bargaintastic.…

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Object of Lust

I rarely dabble with earrings. Lazily, I wear the same pair every single day (it’s one less thing to think about). Alex, however, has been known to rock an impressive pair of chandelier-esque earrings on a normal weekday, whilst out with children. (I have mentioned before that, when it comes to style, she is way cooler than I am – check out her recent M&S finds on our Instagram for evidence). However, there is something so Art Deco and fabulous about these earrings – and they have that colour of summer (they’d be perfect against a tan) – that I can see myself giving them a whirl, teamed with something very simple. (At this price, it would be rude not to.) Plus, they are not too over-sized: I always feel the earrings are wearing me with real statement pieces. They remind me of this fabulous pair by Lulu Frost for Whistles, only at a fraction of the cost. They’re a ‘try me and see’ piece.…