My mood is pink!

Feb 4th, 2020 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 5 min read

I have the feeling I want to wear pink….it may be the gloomy weather, but I suddenly want to find a shade of blush to wear. Not the baby soft kind, but the hot power shades that liven up the skin and add a kick to neutrals. I bought my first pair of brown trousers in years just last week, a proper mud brown that…

How to feel Spring when it’s still Winter out there

Mar 29th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 5 min read

The shops are full of prints, but the weather’s not playing fair. Florals from tropical to English garden in full colour are ready to inspire us but it is hard to drop the cosy layers just yet. The answer is to wear the colourful flowers but keep the knits and long sleeve t-shirts in neutral layers. I was very inspired the other day in Zara…

Easy Does It

Oct 29th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 5 min read

There’s a chill in the air – I have that feeling of wanting to cosy up in textured knits and long cardigans in warm earthy tones. In fact I dug out my trusty Jigsaw boyfriend cardigan, in a tobacco shade, and love it layered with shades of denim for this kind of weather. Brands have been emailing all sorts of knitted lovelies over the last…

Haste to Lace

Aug 28th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 4 min read

I think I have always loved lace. The romance, the intrigue, the beauty and of course the practical bit of covering up fleshy areas without wearing a polo neck all year round! I have worn my lacy number from Warehouse, bought a few years ago, as an under and over layer. Experimenting with stripes under lace or adding a colour to make the changes, but…

…but do Jeans Love Me?

May 24th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 10 min read

I love jeans, but do jeans love me? If I’m honest, no. I’m a typical pear shape and jeans can look ok but I should really be wearing a loose cut with slim fit tops tucked in and for some reason I love a cigarette (straight, cropped at ankle) French style for slim pins! Side view ok, bottom acceptable but front view thighs, not great….