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…

Sale Shop Clever

Jan 8th, 2019 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

Happy New Year to you – now, take a deep breath and relax. Yes there are sales but don’t panic as there will be more discounts and if you miss a specific item this time, don’t fret, other options will be out there. The modern way to look at sales is to replace clothes you actually need, not just to buy a random item because…

5 things you need now

Apr 17th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

With sunshine promised this week it’s time to prepare for baring more skin. I have used my faithful and easy to apply tanning cream by Vita Liberata, for a subtle hint of colour and confidence, and it’s now time to bring the summer clothes down from the attic storage.  If they still fit, after my winter feasts, I am looking forward to being reintroduced to…

Sale Savvy

Jan 11th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 4 min read

I had great intentions for last week, but sadly the lurgy got the better of me and I sniffed and coughed my way through the first week of January. So second week, here we go! The sales are in full flow but be on your guard, avoid anything sparkly, even if it’s a steal, because by next Christmas you won’t like it! Look for what…

Kirstie in Print

Gorgeous Girly Gifts

Dec 4th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 1 min read

Slinky underwear has its moment but in reality most of us would like to receive gorgeous everyday things we will actually use….Read more from my latest published feature, details page 2, links are below. Click for direct links: 1. Leather rucksack, Zara 2. Vegan makeup bag, (different colours) Jessica Russell Flint 3. Striped T-shirt, John Lewis 4. Fairisle socks, Hobbs 5. Nail Varnish, Dior 6….

Identity Crisis

Oct 11th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 5 min read

There seems to be a panic in the air from women I am meeting, worrying about what they should be wearing! Anguish generally seems to be about what is in fashion and how to follow the trends. Inspiration from well know bloggers seems to exacerbate the problem, as they tend to talk the ‘average lady’ talk but wear the new trends on a regular basis….

Dye for It

Sep 27th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 2 min read

I wanted a quick fix this week. My husband’s favourite designer shirt had past it’s pure white days and the collar was looking rather off-colour! The shirt itself was still a winner, so I decided to give it another chance with a new colour. Last time I dyed something you had to buy separate salt and empty the ingredients into the washing machine drum, now…

Going green again

Jun 5th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 5 min read

Having avoided green for many years after wearing a shade of ‘bottle’ as my school uniform, I am now loving the  emeralds to grassy greens popping up in designer and high street labels. First, I was seduced by this image, a gorgeous silk blend shirt dress by Maje, the inspiring French brand, wear with tan leather sandals and cross over bag. Pricey but I was…

Humphrey lives on

Mar 2nd, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 4 min read

Remember these? Red and white has become a fresh alternative to the blue and white stripe, and though I still love the classic Breton, I’m ready for something new. I bought my one from Madewell last December ready for this Spring and now I can’t wait. It’s an easy peasy wardrobe lift under navy, denim or ‘mix-it-up’ patterned blazers and knits. Wider widths from Madewell’s…