Kirstie Smillie

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…

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…

Denim at any Age

Nov 2nd, 2015 Fashion, Real Style Kirstie 4 min read

Denim has attitude and can be worn super relaxed or smart casual, as shown by these stylish women I have pinned on my Pinterest board. Avoid the super skinny and take time to find the brands that really suit your shape. For a designer fit, look at NYDJ jeans, available in petite, tall and plus sizes in all the leg style options, whereas from the high street…

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