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…

Part 2 – Dressing Apples and Pears (or Big boobs Big bums!)

Jul 7th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 8 min read

My last blog looked at great tops from the high street to maximise Apple and Pear body shapes, but we (myself, a full-bottomed Pear with arm phobia, and Alison a fuller bust and middle Apple) also found some fabulous dresses, skirts and trousers, and a few not so good (but an interesting learning exercise!) PEAR – My favourite for hot days, a holiday layer, easy…

Dressing Apples and Pears (or Big boobs, Big bums!)

Jun 25th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 6 min read

Along with my lovely friend Alison, I decided to go forth in the quest to dress big boobs and big bums. That’s the fairly crude way of saying that I, of larger bottom and thigh area (in fruit terms a Pear, plus upper arm dislike) and Alison, of ample bosom and dislike of tummy area (a sort of Apple) will try out the best high…

Well-heeled or feeling flat?

Jan 29th, 2017 Fashion Kirstie 6 min read

If, like me, you are feeling that January flat, I like to click on the ‘New In’ link with designer on-line stores to get a feel of the trends selling now, and then try and find similar styles on the high street. Yes, you may lose the full designer flair, but we know our own budgets and need to work within those boundaries. Here are…

Shoulder, shoulder, tap, tap……

Apr 24th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 4 min read

There are a few trends this summer that I definitely won’t be attempting, slip dresses (too minimal) and flat mules (too uncomfortable) but the off-shoulder, baring that nice bit of flattering skin has lots of potential.  For day, evening and holidays it just feels right. Designer labels are showing them in abundance like these two from Net-A-Porter. On the high street, my favourite look is the…