Let’s get Shirty

Dec 15th, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 5 min read

I love a shirt, easy fit, always stylish and the ability to wow people quite simply. Out of choice I would pick a 100% silk, purely for the richness, comfort and ability to machine wash. But there are some great man-mades out there that are too gorgeous to ignore. Shirts are the perfect item for Christmas Day, teamed with jeans or classic black trousers. Delicate…

Jump to it

Dec 13th, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 4 min read

The all in one trend is now fully mainstream, and if you’ve decided to decline this fashion (because its tricky to go to the loo!) then maybe its time you tried one on. Jumpsuits are super flattering if you choose the right style for your shape. I wear my favourite tailored one from Phase Eight, that I fell for a year or so ago, I’ve…

Don’t forget the classics – item two

Dec 7th, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 4 min read

It’s the little things that can make all the difference. We started with our core item of black trousers, see here, but now comes a tiny one, or two (actually maybe three!) 2  Core item – the cami Ok, it’s not so exciting but it offers great possibilites and they are nearly always missing in clients wardrobes. They are important in so many ways –…

Print Perfect

Dec 1st, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

I know a lot of people shy away from print, but don’t… it’s perfect to add into your wardrobe for the party season. I walked into Ted Baker yesterday and was stopped in my tracks by this beautiful vintage inspired jacket. Deep rich tones of aubergines, plums and rich dark gold.  Its the sort of item that would never go out of fashion, to bring…

Denim – more than just a jean

Nov 29th, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

During this summer in Barcelona  (great city although I returned with broken ribs – jet ski – don’t ask!) I was drawn to one of their high street fashion stores, Stradivarius, only recently to learn it is the little sister store of Zara. I didn’t buy anything but my teenage daughter did. But since that trip I have been thinking about a pair of soft…

Tartan Forever

Nov 24th, 2015 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 3 min read

I have always loved checks and tartans, whether it’s in fashion or not. The rich warm tones linking together are inspiring and have an earthiness that appeals to me. My maiden name is also Scottish, Farquhar (no giggles now) and so I have always been proudly linked to our family tartan. Tartan inspiration is always found by the cool queen of fashion, Vivienne Westwood. High…

Clutch Engaged

Nov 21st, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 2 min read

I’m not sure why but I love clutch bags. I went off big holdalls a while ago and now always carry a small clutch with wrist loop or tiny strap for my everyday. Anthropologie have some beautiful options, great as an evening dash of colour with a simple outfit. I love this woven clutch with an optional chain shoulder strap, perfect to add colour to…

Boyfriend Cardigan

Nov 10th, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 2 min read

By default, they sound cheeky – I’ve been married over 20 years so not sure my husband counts, but he is a boy and is my friend so maybe there is something in the name – but he doesn’t own a long cardigan and I really want one to wear one with my jeans – a cosy easy layer for every day. I searched out…

Wowed by Macbeth

Nov 7th, 2015 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 3 min read

I went to see Macbeth last week with Michael Fassbender (beautiful) and Marion Cotillard (also beautiful). Hugely powerful and disturbing film, my heart continued to pound for hours after. As blood thirsty as it is, the images are provocative and inspiring. I am now loving long line, fit and flare style dresses, deep tapestry colours and layered chains and pearls to accessorise. Be inspred by Etro’s…

Don’t forget the classics – item one

Nov 5th, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

You read any stylist’s top tips, and they will remind you to make sure you have the classics in place. For a working wardrobe, the basic core items need to be there to build around. After that it becomes so much easier to add the fun bits – the trend items to develop your own style.   1   Core item – The Black trousers…

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