Archives for the month of: October, 2014

The good weather reappearing in London gave me the opportunity to post a few pics from my recent trip to Turkey where, it seems, the sun always shines.

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What I’m wearing: Jumpsuit: Next | Sandals: Next | Cuff: Cos | and the bag was a Turkish find

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What I’m wearing: Top: Oasis | Shorts: vintage Levi’s | Flip flops: iPANEMA | Sunglasses: Chanel | Necklace: Accessorize | Bracelet: Little Paris | Bag: vintage

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We stayed in a villa on the Mediterranean near Kas and travelled with the amazing http://www.exclusiveescapes.co.uk/

What I’m wearing: Camisole: Zara | Shorts: H&M

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I did nothing but read for a whole week and this was by far the book of the holiday. Sarah Waters never disappoints.

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I’ve never been a great follower of the bin-it-if-you-haven’t-worn-it-for-a-year rule so when I noticed that culottes were making a comeback I had a rummage in my wardrobe and was thrilled to find these. They were bought in the south of France over ten years ago and are still such a lovely sunny day option. However, now that I’m back from my tropical paradise I need to figure out how to update the look for autumn. I’ve got a few ideas but any suggestions for culottes: part two would be very welcome.

What I’m wearing: Culottes: NAF NAF | Cami: Asos | Sandals: Gap | Cuff: Zara

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 As comfy as wearing trackie bottoms, but paired with some blinging boots and a few classy accessories it’s a trend that’s definitely more on the luxe end of sportswear.

What I’m wearing: Trousers: Next | Vest: H&M | Shrug: NAF NAF | Boots: Next | Watch: Simon Carter | Bag: & Other Stories | Sunglasses: Vivienne Westwood

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I’m about to go on holiday and have decided to give my nails a treat. After many years of gel I’ve dared to bare and now have naked nails for the first time in eight years. Fortunately nude nails are big this season and a week of sunshine and seawater will give them the nourishment they need.  They’ve been buffed to perfection by Kate (@NailsBy Kate_N8) and treated to a coat of Bio Sculpture lavender base.

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Next to prep – eyebrows. Tinted and shaped at Margot London (@Margot_London) so a make up free week won’t leave me looking washed out and featureless. Before and after …

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And finally a liberal coating of he-shi tanning gel to ensure that I already look bronzed when I arrive.

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The last time I wore dungarees was fifteen years ago when I was pregnant with baby number three. When I saw they were a new trend for 2014 I was worried that this was a look I would no longer be able to pull off but I gave it a go and this is the result.   Result!

What I’m wearing: Dungarees: Next | Vest: Gap | Scarf: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Boots: Next | Sunglasses & Watch: Gucci | Ring: Made for Topshop | Bangles: Cartier, Tiffany & Made for Topshop

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A weekend of shopping (@NLVintageMarket and farmers’ market @Yourallypally) and food. Outfits are casual and comfortable and the food is all about FAT…

http://www.caurestaurants.com/

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What I’m wearing: Shirt: Religion from @cultclothingN8 | Jeans: Zara | Trainers: New Balance | Bag: Marks and Spencer | Sunglasses: Chanel | Necklace: H&M

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What I’m wearing: Silver jeans: H&M | T-Shirt: A Postcard From Brighton from @cultclothingN8 | Trainers: New Balance | Sunglasses: Chanel | Belt: Next | Ring: Camden Market | Watch: Gucci

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The constant struggle against ageing requires a certain amount of commitment and investment but the whole process is made much more bearable by the free gifts offered with purchases by most cosmetics companies. I needed to stock up with  Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum (so worth the investment – I’ve been using it for about six months and can see a definite improvement in skin tone) and by also treating myself to the Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Cleansing Gelee I came home with a bumper bag of treats: face creams, lip stick and lip gloss, mascara, nail varnish and a cool tote bag and make up bag. Hopefully it will last until the next offer …

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Pinch punch… it might be the first day of October but I’m still hanging on to summer. Today’s summer-into-autumn trends: lace, tailored shorts, gold cuff and the ubiquitous birkies. And all high street.

What I’m wearing: Lace top: Next | Denim shorts: Next | Sandals: Birkenstock | Sunglasses: H&M | Cuff: Topshop | Earrings: Topshop