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Summer Style Sorted

Is your summer style sorted yet? What's the sartorial theme? Shorts and tees? All about the dress? Or a bit of a whatever-you-find-at-the-back-of-your-wardrobe? We've cast our beady eye over Hush's summer collection and picked our favourite three trends. Because when your style's sorted, it makes life just that little bit easier.…

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And It Was All Yellow

Even if you spent it under a rock, you are probably aware that there was a royal wedding this weekend. The bride wore two excellent dresses, and best dressed guest *probably* fell to Amal Clooney, in a yellow Stella McCartney ensemble which was altogether fabulous. So fabulous, in fact, it sent me off on a yellow trail. …

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What Would You Wear to the Royal Wedding?

Let us, for a moment, imagine that we are invited to the Royal Wedding a.k.a. the nuptials of one Harry and Meghan ('Harkle' as I affectionately think of them). I'm prepared to bet that your first thought upon opening that envelope - or maybe your second - would be, "What in the name of HRH the Queen do I wear?"…

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Seeing Spots: The Return of the Polka Dot

Have you noticed that retro prints are taking over? First it was gingham (which I still love - fear not, gingham), then polka dots started cropping up everywhere. And a polka dot dress might be exactly what your wardrobe needs right now.…

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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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Meet your new favourite shopping destination (and be inspired by its owner)

As much as we love the high street is for a quick fix, as we get older we like to make sartorial investments. Our secret weapon on such occasions is a boutique where the owners' taste tallies so perfectly with your own that it's as though they've edited the collections just for you. A boutique like Iris, for instance. It now has eight gorgeous branches across London (and a burgeoning website), selling exactly what we want to wear. Co-owner Annie Pollet tells us about building a business, having an eye for a great brand and somehow managing family life on top of that. …

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Party Dressing: Sorted

Party dressing isn't what it used to be. Not because we've abandoned the brief dresses of our youth (we were more of the jeans-and-a-pretty-top generation) but because we have less chance to get dressed up, so we make more of it when we actually do. Nice dress for dinner with girlfriends? Absolutely. Jumpsuit and fabulous heels for a 40th? Bring it on (this is what Alex wore to my 40th and very fabulous she looked in it, too).…

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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). …

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10 Bargain Buys

  There are times when we labour over posts, but there are others when we simply want to bring you The Good Stuff. Today is one of those days. So here are ten bargain buys I’ve spotted and hankered after (and may even have in my shopping bag right now).…