Archives for the month of: January, 2017

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The last protest march I went on was for the miners when I was a student. God knows what I wore then but I know I was cold. For the Women’s March earlier this month I knew that a hat was essential.  I’m a proper grown up now (!) and I know all about the importance of a warm head,  but really I just wanted to wear this hat from Mu Du London

I also know that on a protest march you need snacks and you need to pack these snacks in an easy to carry bag. This rose gold backpack, believe it or not, is from Primark. It feels like leather (but probably isn’t, it was £9) and I’ve used it every day since I bought it.

So, two current trends that work extremely well on a march. I’m now going to the protest outside Downing Street. Look out for me on the news. I’ll be wearing a hat.

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On a whim I decided that what I absolutely must have to cope with these freezing temperatures is some proper Ugg boots. My feet are always cold so Uggs as slippers are obviously what I need.  But Ugg boots are expensive and although I was prepared to make the investment I came across these lookalikes in Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s for only £25. They’re real suede and super cosy and when I came to pay they had been reduced to £12.50. Sadly they’ve sold out online but they were still available in-store two days ago.

And shall we talk about the leggings? Yes, the rumours are true. Leggings are making a comeback. I found these wet look leggings at ASOS and I think with the right styling ( i.e. not a crop top and heels unless channeling Olivia N-J at a Grease themed party)   I can get away with wearing them out in public and not just lying on the sofa in a huge sweater and my new (faux) Uggs. Watch this space…

What I’m wearing: Boots: Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s | Leggings: ASOS

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This jacket is from Next. I know, right? It was £78 and I love it. It’s not real leather but who cares when it’s covered in such beautiful embroidery?

What I’m wearing: Jacket: Next | Jeans: Zara

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Mini bags are a trend that’s still going strong but what do you do when you’ve got loads of stuff to cart around?  Why, invest in a giant tote bag of course.  Oversized bags are everywhere but these exclusive leather trimmed camouflage beauties are designed by North London’s Emily Newson. They’re just one string to her very talented bow – check out her instagram @emnews72 and prepare to be wowed.

The bags come in different shapes and sizes with a choice of trim. After much deliberation I went for the biggest and chose the pink metallic trim (pink is going to be huge, trust me).  I also customised my bag with some iron on patches by Jennie Maizels

You can usually find a selection of Emily’s bags at Margot in Crouch End and while you’re there book a treatment or invest in some Mish London pyjamas. It’s January. It’s cold. There’s no Picpoul until February. Now is the time for some pampering!