Easy Outfit, keep it Tonal

May 26th, 2019 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 3 min read

Sometimes I see a look on Pinterest and know that’s what I want to wear when it’s cool one minute, chilly the next. Leather jacket, fluid skirt, fun sneakers and simple shirt, all in soft tones so not too jarring but enough interest in fabrics and textures.  As the weather is pretending to warm up, the leather jacket can easily be replaced by a dark blue denim jacket, like this…

How to wear strappy dresses when you don’t like your arms

Jul 17th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 3 min read

The simple crop t-shirt has been my life saver garment in this heat. No, I’m not baring midriffs but popping on top of sleeveless dresses – it means my waist is free of restrictions, no tucking-in dilemma and my arms are covered for going out.  I don’t hate my arms but feel more confident with a sleeve of sorts, and then at home when I…

How to Layer with Lace

Feb 26th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 8 min read

On trend or not, lace is appealing as it adds a delicate tonal texture, it’s feminine but also a little edgy if worn in creative ways.  As usual I have been inspired by Pinterest and found ways that I’m planning to wear it. Under or over, you can layer a posh dress with oversized knits and biker jackets or a tailored belted boyfriend jacket, dress…

Feel the Breeze

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

From raggedy jean hems and cold shoulder tops this summer to haphazard holes, multiple splits or just a simple vent in an unusual place. The ideal way to wear this trend is to team with super sleek – torn hems need a tailored jacket or pretty cashmere sweater and a holed jumper needs to be layered over a crisp white shirt and clean jeans –…

Always a Maxi Moment

Jun 13th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 7 min read

..and I’m talking the long ankle length swish of fabric not a surprise trampoline accident – which apparently is making a big noise in exercise classes – not for me! I find the lure towards longer skirts an easier option on warmer days as shoes are always the issue. Yes, midi skirts look fab with a block heeled ankle boot or a wedge but in…

A passion for Stripes

Jan 12th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

I find it hard not to love stripes. They maketh a look work every time. In fact, the only thing I have bought in the January sales (so far) is a stripy top from Marks (a top I remembered from a previous blog, see here)  Now at £9 it was a sure buy to layer under jumpsuits, sleeveless jumpers or under sheer white shirts to…