Well-heeled or feeling flat?

Jan 29th, 2017 Fashion Kirstie 6 min read

If, like me, you are feeling that January flat, I like to click on the ‘New In’ link with designer on-line stores to get a feel of the trends selling now, and then try and find similar styles on the high street. Yes, you may lose the full designer flair, but we know our own budgets and need to work within those boundaries. Here are…

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6 Tips for Complete Outfits

Jan 20th, 2017 Fashion Kirstie 4 min read

Over the years, I have learnt that creating a whole outfit is ‘Number One’ in requests from clients. Yes, you all have gorgeous pieces in your wardrobe, but how to wear them in one or more ways is essential, adding confidence and speed for decision making in the morning. Here are a few top tips that I have learnt along the way: 1. Experiment. Spend…

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Jeans Fever

Jan 13th, 2017 Fashion Kirstie 5 min read

Jean fever is set to continue this year…going through the hot sweats to find that perfect pair. But with lots of handy tips in print and on social media, some of the hard work has been done. When I was asked to be involved in a session with Good Housekeeping Magazine, which is out now, I jumped at the chance to find new options. I…


Sale Savvy

Jan 4th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

This is the perfect time to buy from the upper end of the high street, look at quality reductions not basement bargains. Classic items that will be just as useful next year as this year, a coat or simple top layer that can easily be updated with the new trouser shape or skirt flare. In broad terms, keep the outer layers classic shades but add…

Now for something Special

Dec 19th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 5 min read

With a week to go, those of organised dispositions have bought and probably wrapped and packed. I don’t fall into that group as I like to pretend I am cool enough to leave it all to the end and not get stressed about buying the perfect presents. In fact I am very uncool and unorganised and do get stressed at the last moment. But for…

One for you….Two for me!

Dec 9th, 2016 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

This is a tricky time of year… when shopping for others, why do we find so many things we like for ourselves! Here are some tempting titbits you might like to give ….or keep yourself! I love this creative patchwork of wool checks and plaids, which will look amazing wrapped around. So simple, but so beautiful for coins or makeup. Never tire of a fresh…

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Dingly Danglies

Dec 2nd, 2016 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

For a time I just didn’t wear long earrings, but trends change and develop into something you actually quite like – I even wore a long pair of golden earrings and a necklace with a shirt the other evening, a first for ages. The new angle is to wear them as daywear with boyish shirts and chunky knits and somehow they seem less girlie. This…

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Don’t panic!

Nov 25th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

Just the thought of super sales and Black Friday makes my heart pound. I hate the idea of rushing in and buying the best deal under so much pressure…there is no Christmas spirit in that. Remember there will be more sales in the run up to 25th….so chill, don’t panic buy! There is great relief in Jigsaw’s stance #ourfriday of not including themselves in the…

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One Forty Fabulous

Nov 15th, 2016 Printed Articles Kirstie 1 min read

This month I wrote about One Forty, a really beautiful emporium store in Cranleigh, Surrey. Read on to learn more about owners Richard and Elaine Graham, and about their Christmas Card Holder Event on 23rd November… I’ll be there too. Vantage Point

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