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When I saw O Bag had some limited edition bags recently I had to add one to my collection. This O Bag Classic in silver on white  is just gorgeous and I added handles, inner bag and fur trim from my ever growing collection of O Bag accessories. The fun thing about O Bag is trying out different combinations to customise the bags and make them unique to you.  I’m already planning to remove the fur and add white patent handles for a cool summer look.

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I bought these ankle boots in the Next sale a few seasons ago and just came across them in the back of my wardrobe.  I’m not very good with a heel for everyday but these are just the right height not to be annoying and the blue jazzes up my jeans and makes a change from my usual black or tan ankle boots.  Sadly they’re no longer available but you can find similar at Top Shop and Ash. I also think they’ll look amazing with this dress by Norma Kamali which is on my wish list for Spring. Stripes are going to be HUGE …

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I’m not one for going out on Saturday night, I’d much rather light some candles, crack open a bottle of red and and catch up with the latest scandi noir on tv. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m slobbing on the sofa in my trackie bottoms (although admittedly sometimes I am).  I’ve just added these feather print shorts from mish.London to my extensive loungewear collection. I discovered them last time I was getting a treatment at Margot London and with a little black vest and super comfy slippers , both from Next, my Saturday night outfit is complete.

What I’m wearing: vest: Next | shorts: mish.London | slippers: Next

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Wandering down Carnaby Street a few weeks ago I spotted this stunning coat in the window of Supertrash. I tried it on and realised it would be extremely foolish not to buy it. Not only is it super warm but the colour is perfect for brightening up any outfit on a drab autumnal day. It was my first visit to Supertrash but I’ve now added it to my list of go-to shops in the West End, obvs.

What I’m wearing: Coat: Supertrash | Jeans: Zara | Boots: Sam Edelman @Next | Bag: O Bag

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I was having coffee with a friend a few weeks ago when a woman came into the cafe wearing this gorgeous black linen tunic. Super long sleeves, which I love, and slightly off the shoulder, which I also love. She looked stunning and I had to ask her where the top was from. I’m so glad I did because she’s the designer, Mercy Ogole. Check out her fabulous collection here.  I actually bought the tunic at Wolf & Badger in Mayfair which is brimful of young design talent. Not only do they sell clothes and accessories but original jewellery and homeware too. There were so many things I wanted I had to stop looking, but with Christmas coming up maybe I’ll be lucky …

What I’m wearing: Top: Merci Me London | Leggings: H&M | Boots: Next | Bag: O Bag

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What better than a trip to Barbados to showcase the versatility of my new O bag? The magenta pink was stunning in the Caribbean sunshine and I loved matching the handles to my outfit every day. My first stop when i get back to London?? Obviously the O Bag Factory store in Crouch End to see what’s new and to start planning my autumn O bag looks.

Mini Break

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Little Black Summer Dress

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Long Shorts

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I’ve had a bit of a blogging break over the summer, mainly due to the rubbish weather and the fact that I’ve hardly worn any of my summer wardrobe. At least we seem to have had a bit of an Indian summer and while I plan my first few blogs for autumn (think cosy coats and capes, slouchy sweaters and all things autumnal) these are a few of the outfits I did manage to wear when it wasn’t raining.

What I’m wearing:

Mini Break 1: Cardigan: H&M | Top: New Look | Trousers: Primark | Suitcase M&S | Bag: O Bag

Mini Break 2: Camisole: Primark | Skirt: Next | Sandals: Teva

Little Black Summer Dress: Dress: Top Shop | Bag: Next | Sandals: Birkenstock

Long Shorts: Shorts: H&M | Vest: New Look | Sleeveless Cardi: Betty Jackson.Black | Sandals: Birkenstock | Bag: O Bag | Watch necklace: O Click @ O Bag

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I probably wear more black than any other colour but with these flashes of white this is a perfect outfit for brightening up yet another dull summer day. It’s also a good excuse to reinvent my trusty O bag with a new floral trim and white patent handles.

What I’m wearing: Top: New Look | Culottes: Next | Trainers: Adidas | Sunglasses: Vintage | Necklace: Accessorize | Bag: O Bag | Bag charm: Julie La Fee

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It might be raining in London today but this is my new favourite outfit when the sun’s out. I found the ASOS top while I was browsing LIKEtoKNOW on Instagram. Once you’ve signed up you get sent an email with the details of every outfit you’ve liked on the LIKEtoKNOW Instagram feed. Genius. The beautiful embroidered basket is from Comptoir Libanais. Each restaurant has an amazing display of baskets in different styles and colours, and the food’s pretty special too.

What I’m wearing: Shorts: River Island | Top: Asos | Sandals: Birkenstock | Basket: Comptoir Libanais

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When I started this blog my aim was to show how it’s still possible to look and feel stylish regardless of age. At almost fifty I  still love fashion and I don’t see why women my age shouldn’t follow current trends as much as twentysomething fashionistas.  But I also love love love reading so I thought I would recommend some of my recent favourite books and also share the pile of new books I’m hoping to work my way through during the summer holidays. If you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them …

What I recommend: Instrumental – James Rhodes | The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters | In The Unlikely Event – Judy Blume | A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler | I Saw A Man – Owen Sheers

What I’m reading: Romany and Tom – Ben Watt | The Mark and the Void – Paul Murray | Summer House with Swimming Pool – Herman Koch | The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett | The Last Act of Love – Cathy Rentzenbrink | A Book For Her – Bridget Christie | A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson