19 November 2018

time to get those boots out!

It's been a very long time since I've worn a knee high boot, I've favoured an ankle boot now for as long as I can remember. I think my lifestyle plays a large part in that fact. I guess I have always thought that knee highs were quite dressy and maybe not so suited to the school run. However, now that I'm no longer needed for the school run my wardrobe is beginning to change and I feel I can be a little more adventurous with my everyday choices! A while ago (back in August whilst it was sweltering!) I got a sneak peek at what Duo Boots would be offering for A/W18 and they very kindly let me choose a pair. If you aren't familiar with Duo......you should be as their unique selling point is that they can cater for different calf widths. Good huh?! One size does not fit all when it comes to legs! Anyway, I digress. Back to what I picked.......

Duo Avocet Boots

12 November 2018

my top 10 wardrobe staple that have stood the test of time!

This is a request post. A jolly good idea it was too! I've spent a few weeks cogitating over it, making sure I haven't left anything out. This are my most beloved wardrobe staples some of which I have picked up for a song but if I had to replace would be well worth the investment of buying the best I could afford as these pieces are the cornerstones of my style. I'm going to start with an item which is the only one that is the exception to the above statement as I would never buy one of these full price again........and I shall tell you why!

Chanel bag, bought circa 1990

5 November 2018

styling up an exclusive!

I have a few wardrobe rules and the most important one is that every item making it's way into my wardrobe needs to go with at least 5 other pieces I already own. On that basis, I rose to a styling challenge when The Dressing Room asked how I'd wear this beautiful Lily and Lionel Frankie shirt (the dusky floral print is an exclusive to them) as I could think of many ways in which to sport this gorgeous little number.
Frankie shirt via The Dressing Room

2 November 2018

my make up favourites!

It's been a while since I've shared my favourite make up products and as I've just uploaded a little IGTV clip just talking through all the things I'm currently using I thought I'd do a quick blog re-cap too! It's not a tutorial.....just a little chat through my favourites.

Starting with the base, I've a few primers but this one is my favourite, Hourglass Veil. you only need a tiny bit and it makes my skin feel like velvet and leaves me perfectly prepped for the next step.