Will you change your Stripes?

Feb 23rd, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 6 min read

It’s been a very busy February so far. The season has kicked off with all sorts of enquiries including modern wedding looks, clear out Wardrobe Edits and a fresh start to the new trends. But one item, as always, sticks out as so important. The best t-shirt tops, long sleeved but moving into short soon, and stripes, winning the ‘Most Useful Layer’ at number one….

De-clutter De-stress

Feb 1st, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 1 min read

De-cluttering is the buzz work for January so I have attempted to make it easier, cutting it down into sizeable piles, drawer, by drawer, as featured in Muddy Stilettos, with thanks to Amber. How to declutter your wardrobe Are you overwhelmed by the state of your wardrobe?  Whether you’re a fashion-crazed shopaholic or someone who just can’t part with anything, now is the best time of year…

Good as New

Jan 22nd, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 3 min read

It’s been a busy January so far, new challenges for me and clients thinking about weddings and parties that suddenly seem very close. One day last week was a fun one, and a challenge…how to find the best bargains from charity shops. There is an excitement in the not knowing what I will find. I look for classics but also know it’s a great chance…

Sale Savvy

Jan 11th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 4 min read

I had great intentions for last week, but sadly the lurgy got the better of me and I sniffed and coughed my way through the first week of January. So second week, here we go! The sales are in full flow but be on your guard, avoid anything sparkly, even if it’s a steal, because by next Christmas you won’t like it! Look for what…

Christmas Day Va-va-voom

Dec 24th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 1 min read

What to wear Christmas Day? The outfit needs to look good from kitchen to lounge, ready to sparkle at the front door but not overdoing the glamour as in doors. Think luxury but chilled, “I not feeling stressed at all” but make an impact. I like this image of Victoria Beckham. Posh dress and cardigan with the contradiction of glamour and cosy. Two things we…

Just be Cos.

Dec 18th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 5 min read

If you are looking for a calming shopping experience, take a breather and enter the new Cos store in Guildford’s High Street, previously home to H&M. Easy on the eye the elegant clothes have minimal details and clean silhouettes. Perfect core items for your wardrobe. A high percentage of the store is made up of shades of black, greys and neutrals with hits of high…

Kirstie in Print

Gorgeous Girly Gifts

Dec 4th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 1 min read

Slinky underwear has its moment but in reality most of us would like to receive gorgeous everyday things we will actually use….Read more from my latest published feature, details page 2, links are below. Click for direct links: 1. Leather rucksack, Zara 2. Vegan makeup bag, (different colours) Jessica Russell Flint 3. Striped T-shirt, John Lewis 4. Fairisle socks, Hobbs 5. Nail Varnish, Dior 6….

Good Enough to Eat

Nov 25th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 3 min read

It’s cold outside and I instantly think of comfort food when I look at this picture from Me+Em, warm plum crumbles, chocolate and raspberry cake (my favourite combination) and sticky toffee apples. Cosy corduroy with chunky rib necklines in deep reds and warm caramel tones, a combination as perfect as Autumn’s changing leaves in a woodland. Or a roomy camel coat to throw over deep berry…

Dig out your party frocks

Nov 17th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 3 min read

Searching through my secondary wardrobe space (attic rail crammed with my fashion history) I found a swishy dress that I still love but hardly ever wear. Inspired by the Me+Em lace layer image, it reminded me of how much I love the posh party dress under chunky knitwear trend.  A flirty skirt worn with ankle boots,  just a little glimpse of lace or a full…

Night Night…

Oct 27th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 4 min read

It’s cosy up time of year and I was struggling to find some nightwear that was mainly cotton, comfy and without silly motifs.  I am definitely a night dress to PJ’s kinda gal but that is personal choice for between the sheets comfort. With teenagers still in-house, there also needs to be a level of coverage so not to embarrass them or me!  A recent…

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