Monochrome Monday

Monday usually brings a cocktail of disappointment as another working week awaits and the weekend couldn’t be further away. Like most I need a little pick me up and an exciting outfit always does the job for me (sometimes I even look forward to the week starting if I have a new ensemble to try!). One such item is this fit-and-flare skirt which does a great job of adding a spring to my step 🙂

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Double Denim

Double denim has been dubbed a fashion faux pas for as long as I can remember but lo and behold it’s this season’s biggest trend! The years of stigma attached to wearing double denim is hard to overcome but if you can’t beat it might as well join in right?! I took the plunge and decided to sport the look for my weekend rendezvous in Chester.

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Girls in Gothenburg

Girl’s trips are the best! It’s a time for complete relaxation and we chose Gothenburg as our destination. How lucky we were to pick a weekend when the city was hosting a music and culture festival which created an awesomely vibrant atmosphere. I can’t remember the last time I visited a city so alive! Saturday was a day for meandering and absorbing the city highlights and I wore this super comfy cargo and a grey marl t-shirt with a colourful scarf.

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Nothing to wear?

Closet full of clothes but nothing to wear….ever get that feeling? I do all the time which normally has the effect of sending William into cardiac arrest! I’ll be the first to admit that I have a lot of clothes but sometimes nothing takes my fancy (I’m sure I’m not alone in this). Today I’ll share a few tricks I’ve learned over the years on creating new looks with what I have in my wardrobe.

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Chez Bruce

With the likes of Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsey having worked at the former site of this quaint little suburban restaurant and consistent accolades such as being voted London’s favourite restaurant along with its Michelin star, Chez Bruce attracts crowds from all over London. We were there because their lunchtime special allowed us unlimited BYO wine 🙂 (which was the ideal way to celebrate my boozy mate’s birthday; Happy Birthday Jules!!)

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Charlie does London

I’ve had the pleasure of spending my weekend with this handsome fella! This was William’s nephews first ever visit to London city and the excitement had been building for months. His “London things to do list” had four must sees; Big Ben, the Queen’s Home, Uncle Billy’s Home and Kalps’ blog! (how cute is he???) IMG_5906 Continue reading

Wedding Guest

I don’t normally have rules for dressing up, however weddings are the exception. With black and white out of the colour palette and hem length, baring shoulder and cleavage to consider, along with a dress that transitions from the day ceremony to night reception, the whole process can be a sartorial minefield! The key is to not upstage the bride so anything that screams “look at me” should be avoided (enter prom dresses, maxi’s with trains, multi-coloured sequins, see through dresses, plunging necklines, backless or cut-out dresses and jeans and a t-shirt!). Also it’s worth checking what colour the bridesmaids are wearing to avoid getting confused as being part of the bridal party. Bearing in mind all these potential faux pas, it’s still important to look your best 🙂 IMG_5712

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Pastel Pink

Pastels are having a fashion moment, a rather long one too since gracing the Spring/Summer 2012 catwalks. Not only did the candy shop trend take that summer by storm but it continued into our winter wardrobe (remember the pink coat obsession?) and has made a strong standing ever since! Blush pink is at the top of my favourite pastel colours list and this dress from ACNE embodies this trend into my office wardrobe. IMG_5678 Continue reading