Make time to experiment

Jul 1st, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 7 min read

It’s been a busy busy June, meeting wonderful ladies looking to find the perfect outfit for an event or building confidence for a new phase in life.  Last week was an inspiration during my Hobbs workshop sessions – small groups of women who didn’t know each other, chatting, encouraging and complimenting others whilst finding key items that fit into their own wardrobes, lifestyles and boosting…

Top Shop by Kirstie Smillie

Sale Savvy

Jul 4th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 7 min read

No doubt about it, there are huge sales out there, rails of merchandise so reduced it would be crazy not to buy! But be weary, think savvy. Don’t fill your basket with great bargains just because it’s cheap. You still need to love it and know that it will be worn effectively in your lifestyle. That doesn’t just mean multi use everyday items as clever…

It’s a Navy and White Day

Jan 25th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 2 min read

Well, when isn’t it a navy day really. Classic and refreshing, with jeans or for a work wardrobe. Model and business woman, Ines de La Fressange’s new collaboration with Uniqlo picks up on the ‘bleu marin’ staple of fashion in her range, above, beautifully described in French (with translation) here. I love this classic cotton and wool piped edge jacket, in a subtle textured rib….