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Shop the Sales for 2017’s Trends

Hello, and welcome to 2017. How’s the head? (Or am I just imagining that everyone else goes out and in fact you, like us, spent it on the sofa and went to bed early? (With a Lemsip, in my case. Rock. On.) If you’re bright eyed and bushy-tailed, why not reward yourself with a spot of Getting Ahead. Here’s how to shop some of 2017’s biggest trends in the sales. (Clever, no?)…

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How to think (wear, decorate with) pink

Pink is the new black. Honestly. It’s true. And not just any pink – bright pink for preference. (My five-year-old will be delighted….) I don’t need any convincing to add it to my home or my wardrobe (you are talking to the woman who once had a hot pink themed Christmas tree to celebrate the birth of a December baby girl), but the question is: can I convince you?…

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The Edit: Top 5 Boden AW Buys

How remiss we are. Here we are into September and we have yet to give you our edit of the new Boden collection. So, just in time for the weekend, here’s our top five……

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The W&W Boden Edit

Ah Spring. You peek around the corner coquettishly, and are then blown back by a blast of icy wind. Nonetheless, ever the optimists, we turn our thoughts to our Spring wardrobes. And thus to the Boden catalogue, which has stealthily been upping the style stakes every season. Heck, its latest catalogue features Caroline de Maigret – it doesn’t get much cooler than that.…

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Boden: Top 5 Sale Hits

I’ll be honest, with my penchant for a floaty white summer frock with an Isabel Marant Etoile vibe, I wasn’t expecting to find one of my favourite summer dresses at Boden. But I love this dress. I wore it this week (here) when it was about a gazillion degrees (or thereabout) in London, and felt more South of France than West of London. And it’s on sale. Yep, the Boden sale has dropped and it is what my friend Sarah once referred to as “a real sale” i.e. one with proper discounts. Not £5 off. We’ve combed through and come up with a mini edit of pieces which will last way beyond the heatwave.…

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Zero Time, Max Style: Spring Skirt

Yes, it’s freezing. No, I haven’t lost my mind. I’m just having a flash-forward-to-Spring moment. Have you seen this month’s Vogue with the unutterably lovely Jourdan Dunn on the cover? First up, I love her hair. Love it. I recently went for the chop post-baby (to thicken it up in the wake of the delightful hair loss) and Jourdan’s hair is making me long for some summery highlights. But, sadly, we cannot deliver you her perfect tresses. Secondly, she’s wearing a pale pink skirt which is redolent of spring? Now that we can help with……

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Boden gets a makeover…

Ah, don’t you just love a bit of J Crew? The natty styling. The cute combos of patterns and prints. The, ‘Oo, come and live this relaxed-but-chic life of mine’ vibe. So do Boden. You may not have noticed (because you don’t usually shop there for you. I mean, the kids’ stuff is fab but the women’s line isn’t really me? Sound familiar?) but with their spring-summer season, they have really stepped it up. And show me a girl who professes to hate a makeover and I’ll refuse to believe her. Deep down, we all love a sport of makeover magic. There are fab printed trousers (the Bistro Crop (above in ‘pink tile’) comes in a dizzying array of colours and patterns, from £59. At the recent press day, one of the lovely PR team was rocking the polka dot Bistro Crop with a contrasting shirt, and very natty she looked,too). The Shirt (top picture), £39, is a button up classic (team with a contrasting jumper – personally, I am in love with striped (of course) fine knit cashmere jumper, £135 (but it is the loveliest fine knit which you could chuck on over a t-shirt on a British day at…

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Spring Style Special: Baby Girls

I admit, I drew the long straw here. There is SO MUCH good stuff out there for baby girls. One thing I must do, before I go any further, is to recommend that anyone who has small people to read Little Spree. Written by a fashion editor, stylist and mother of twins (Tabitha and Marlow, collectively known as ‘Tabarlow’), it is a veritable treasure trove of gorgeousness on a small scale. Sarah has impeccable taste. So much so that I permit myself a fleeting moment of smugness when she recommends something I’ve already snapped up for C. AND you should also sign up to Half Pint Chic: flash designer sales at high street prices. Anyway, onto the clothes (if you haven’t already skipped off merrily to Little Spree). The problem here is that there’s almost too much choice (sorry mums of boys. It sucks, I know), so I’ve limited myself by budget (you can go ke-ray-zee shopping for girls: the Bonpoint store at Bicester is my downfall). Still found it hard to stop, though.                 Scalloped eyelet dress, £16.95, gap; Gingham print dress, £14.99, Zara Kids I have to show you this Boden dress from the…

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New season, new bag? Yes please

At the beginning of each season (I use the term loosely. a. I’m not that fashion (I might work in the industry, but not in the fashion department) and b. This implies that the spring season has actually begun, whereas a mere glance at the thermostat or out the window will confirm that we are still in the grip of The Longest Winter Ever) there is a little bit of me which craves a new handbag. (Hel-lo to this Zara number). Is it me or has what is considered a ‘normal’ price for a designer handbag gone kerazy of late? Obviously, I would love to be able to invest on a regular(ish) basis, but, alas, there are other demands on my finances (you know, like food, mortgage payments, bills – all those tedious things) which make blowing £1000+ an impossibility. So, if I am to have a new bag for the spring, it’s going to be high street all the way. Fortunately, there’s a growing market in bags that look designer, but don’t cost it.…