Friday, 30 December 2011

New Years Style resolution

After a great Christmas but knowing I have eaten way too much and fearing the worst if I dare step on the scales I have decided to focus on the new year and what 2012 may have in store for myself and my family and how some of these changes can be achieved.

How many of year are thinking ' I need to joing the gym', 'I need to shift those extra pounds', or 'I need to 'Declutter my wardrobe', 'I want a new look' and 'I would love to know what clothes realy do suit me'.
I can hear many of you saying....that's me!

Heard of the saying New Year, New You, well you'll probably hear it alot in the next few weeks as 2012 get's into full swing. I still not quite sure as to whether I actually like this wording, I would rather say 'little treats for me in 2012'.

Personal style, in my view, is about taking a journey and taking little steps at a time, for example.......

* Buy a great pair of jeans
* Start the new year fresh by decluttering those items you have been hanging onto for ages...just in case!
* Take time to browse the high street and shopping centres, once understood it will make your life easy
* Learn what stles suit your body shape
* Learn a simple skin care routine
* Learn how to apply make up in easy steps
* Having a new hairstyle to work with your personality and lifestyle

And there's loads more........making it a journey means you don't feel under pressure to do it all at once, you can set timelines which makes each step more achievable.

So, what's your new years style resoultion?

Lots of love

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Rise & Shine with Heart

I had the pleasure of styling Molly Forbes, the new Wiltshire’s Heart 97.2 & 102.2 FM presenter. Molly will co-host breakfast with Jez Clark from 9th January 2012.

I received a panic email from Molly one late Friday evening looking for help for an outfit for a photoshoot for the Saturday, yes the Saturday!!! After a call with Molly I recommend a great coloured silk shirt from H & M which not only suited Molly's personality and lifestyle but her new listeners would love the look.

We teamed this fab shirt with indigo jeans and heeled court shoes, simple, stunning and chic. Doesn't Molly just look great?

And, here's the photo from the shoot, how stunning is this shirt, don't you just want one?

You can read the full article

Loads of luck Molly, you'll be brilliant.

lots of love

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Savvy shopping in the sales

Well the shops have started their sales and I know only too well how enticing a bargain can be.

Love them or hate them here are my top tips on how to make the best of shopping during sale times.

Typically we get the big sales just before and after Christmas and mid summer, but to be honest we're never more than a few weeks away from the next store clear-out. Read on and find out how to bag a bargain not a turkey!

The main function of the sale is to shift the unsold stock to make way for the new seasons items. Herein is your first clue..unsold items.. the reason its in the sale in the first place is because no one has wanted to buy it for the last 10 weeks - there was probably a good reason.

Do you really want something that no-one else wanted?

Avoid buying "high fashion" items in the sale. High fashion items are normally only in for one season, so by the time it's in the sale its not hot any more so leave it on the rail.

DO look for your classic items. Jeans,Black trousers, quality knitwear, basic Ts, classic jackets. Sale time is a great time to invest in clothing from shops and brands that you can't usually afford to buy from. If you work this can be a great time to snap up items in neutral colours such as grey or navy.

DO invest in shoes in the sale. It's my favourite time to buy shoes - A whole rack or what is left in my size, easy to try on lots of styles without having the assistant running back and forth. Shoes take up a lot of storage in shops so are also normally heavily discounted. Don't be afraid to buy sandals in winter and boots in summer - bag the bargains and store them til its time to wear them.

TOP TIP: Be a savvy internet sale shopper. I often select and try on clothes throughout the season. If they're out of my price range I wait for them to appear on the shop website and buy it online to avoid the sale queues and disappointment if my size has gone. Subscribe to all the shop websites and they'll send you email alerts as soon as their sale starts.

Take Care with terms and conditions. Shops have no obligation to give you a refund or exchange unless an item is faulty, most stores will exchange or refund as a gesture of goodwill but there is often less goodwill at sale time so check the refund policy before you buy.

Finally: A bargain is not a bargain if its never worn!

Happy shopping

lots of love

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Simple yet so stunning!

I have been so lucky this weekend to style Molly Forbes, the amazing DJ, journalist and writer set to hit the airwaves as the breakfast show host for Heart, Wiltshire in the New Year.

The look for the photoshoot was crisp,clean and modern so I chose this stunning shirt from
H & M for Molly and we teamed it with skinny jeans and heels.

Just gorgeous.

This shirt comes in black, champagne, orange and a beautiful vibrant purple which is the one I selected for Molly as it worked with her colourings.

Molly also writes a brilliant blog called Mothers always right, have a read it is great and perfect for all us mummy's out there.

lots of love
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