Nothing to Wear

Oct 30th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

You’re rushing out and want to wear something special but have ‘nothing’ in your wardrobe. Well, nothing that you love anyhow…going-out clothes can be tricky. So buy the one thing that will always work, look and feel amazing. A fail safe item, a fall back classic that rarely, if ever goes out of fashion. A silk shirt. Done up, tucked in or layered over a…

It’s got to be Cotton

May 16th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 5 min read

When life is busy, as it has been for me recently (hence the lack of blog posts!) I need easy clothes options. So I tend to keep my base pretty simple, like jeans and shirt or my favourite paper bag waist trousers, and then pull out one of my many lightweight jackets. If it’s a cool day the long sleeve layer is just enough, and…

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….

Red Hot

Jul 17th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 3 min read

When it’s hot, an accessory can make all the difference, and I have been loving wearing a splash of red to lift even the simplest jeans and T-shirt outfit. It could be red shoes, red earrings or my favourite, a red cross over bag that I found in a Vintage shop in Margate a few weeks ago. The simple tip is to only wear it…

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…

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…

It’s a Wrap

Nov 1st, 2015 Fashion Kirstie 2 min read

Or is it a poncho, cape or shawl… Whatever we call it, it’s the shape of the season. An easy layer to fling over, cover up and fits all occasions. My teenage daughter loves them and my seventy-five year old mum loves them too. They are more of an accessory than an actual garment as it really doesn’t matter too much on the fit as…