…but do Jeans Love Me?

May 24th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 10 min read

I love jeans, but do jeans love me? If I’m honest, no. I’m a typical pear shape and jeans can look ok but I should really be wearing a loose cut with slim fit tops tucked in and for some reason I love a cigarette (straight, cropped at ankle) French style for slim pins! Side view ok, bottom acceptable but front view thighs, not great….

The Clutch Clench

May 17th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 6 min read

I really do have a thing for clutch bags…. I love the simplicity of shape, the small hit of colour and the practical fact that they don’t weigh down on your shoulder. It’s also an opportunity to add a print you probably wouldn’t wear as clothing and add some humour, a talking point. Ok, the down side is what to do with it when you need…

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When it’s really hot…

May 9th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 4 min read

When it’s really hot out there, all I want to wear is cool cotton (or similar fabrics) Not tight or restricting, not too bare but not frumpy either. It’s quite a tough call, and after Sunday’s heat wave, I panicked, clothes thrown everywhere and I knew I needed a thing or two. I did a quick recce of my summer wardrobe (in the attic) where…

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Spring Wardrobe Shuffle

May 4th, 2016 Inspiration Kirstie 6 min read

It’s been a busy time of year, so this blog is a little bit later than usual! Sometimes kids, work and home balance goes a little off kilter!! But with the season changing back to warm again this week, it’s time to sort out and edit your clothes for Spring, as I’ve helped a few people this week. Alexandra Stedman of the blog The Frugality…