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5 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Autumn

Yes, it’s (notionally) still summer, but the new season stock is trickling into the shops and our consciousness. You hesitate now and that chunky knit will be a lost love after which you will pine all winter. And the weather has gone all crazy on us (grey but warm/raining/downright chilly), so what better excuse for easing your wardrobe gently into autumn? Here are five key pieces to update your wardrobe for autumn. (You know the drill: buy now, wear now, feel smug, add a sweater as the chill sets in.)…

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Get the Realisation Look on the High Street

Realisation Par makes the perfect, flirty summer dresses for long, sultry nights dancing under the stars. But if you’ve always hankered after the look, I might just have found you an excellent alternative.…

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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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Florals. For Spring. Yes, we’re going there…

I know, I know. In the words of Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada’s titular devil: florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. But, passing Zara the other day, I stopped short. There was a line-up of floral skirts which made my heart beat just a little bit faster. …

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The Buys of Summer: Planning Ahead

At this rate, summer will be upon us before I’ve finished the last of the children’s Easter eggs. I swear it was January about five minutes ago, and now it’s Easter and we are very much hoping for sunshine and chocolate for everyone. (Mine’s a packet of mini eggs or a Buttons egg #retroandunashamed.) And so we can all get ahead, I’ve rounded up some gorgeous early summer buys you need to get your hands on right now.…

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The Valentine’s Line-up

As much as I love flowers, chocolates and professions of love, like Alex, I’m not a mad keen fan of Valentine’s – I prefer a more spontaneous gesture of affection. And yet, and yet… I do find it hard to resist a present. Particularly if it’s pink, pretty or gorgeously scented.…