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…

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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….

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…

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…

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Jeans Fever

Jan 13th, 2017 Fashion Kirstie 5 min read

Jean fever is set to continue this year…going through the hot sweats to find that perfect pair. But with lots of handy tips in print and on social media, some of the hard work has been done. When I was asked to be involved in a session with Good Housekeeping Magazine, which is out now, I jumped at the chance to find new options. I…

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…

What’s your Uniform?

Mar 13th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

“Fashion is sometimes characterised as being about conformity, an industry intent on persuading the individual to buy an endless series of uniforms from one season to the next.” Wrote Justine Picardie, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, back in 2013 (an article I kept for future interest) The fashion of the season may be telling us all to buy yellow jumpsuits, but we all tend to have…

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