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Reinventing Clothes: More Outfits Without Spending!

Right now there’s a spotlight on sustainability and fast fashion so it got me thinking about ways to reinvent our wardrobes. Wearing a repeat outfit doesn’t have to be such a devastation if you know how to change the styling. 

How To Style The Saint Laurent Logo Buckle Belt

Topping my new season wish list (and on the more affordable end of the spectrum) was the gorgeous YSL logo buckle belt. A designer belt’s a great new season investment because like a bag, it goes with most things but kinder on the budget. 

An Insight Into The World Of New Check Blazers

One of the biggest trends I’ve seen come back with a bang this year is the humble check and plaid. From runway right through to the High Street there’s something for everyone. You’ll have seen on my Instagram that I’ve been stocking up on my fair share of check starting with this gorgeous coat…

New Season Boden Coat

From high vis to vintage tweed, deconstructed designs to high shine trenches, of course we each have a preferred style. Ahh, the humble coat. ‘Tis the season to get them out and of course, we each have a favourite (by ‘a’ favourite, I mean, probably, like three).

Rights, Equality & Women with Authority

As hundreds of people were arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused of sexual assault, it got me thinking about rights, equality and braveness.

Mashu Luxury Handbags

There’s nothing better than discovering a new brand – even if it’s just a luxury one that you can obsess over without actually affording to own a piece yourself. Some new breakthrough brands often truly lead the way for high street copies – Cult Gaia bags spring to mind, anyone?

Come Inside & See How I Styled A Blogger’s Office

Sponsored| A creative workspace that is so versatile you can use if for blogging and so much more. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll have seen me putting together bits of furniture, finding decorations and pulling everything together to create a dream blogger’s office

How I’m Simplifying My Life In 4 Quick & Easy Steps

Having such a small ‘work time’ window each week means I really have to be organised and nail my work afternoon’s agenda before I get going. Utilising every second of those precious few hours requires skill, a skill that I’m still developing. The key is simplifying…

A Day In The Life Of A Blogger

I got asked a few times to write a ‘day in the life of’. I’m a full time mum, 6 hour a week blogger. It sounds ridiculous because I post so much but it’s all about the scheduling and correct time management! So here’s how I spend my day…

Styling ASOS, Coach & Louis Vuitton

With fresh Autumn content just around the corner, I’m making the most of the final few Summer days and wearing the last of my Summer dresses and mixing them up with some cool pinks that wouldn’t look out of place in Autumn. Come check out my edit of transitional pinks.

How To Mix Marni, Louis Vuitton & Vero Moda

So the sun peaked through for another day yesterday meaning I’m finally getting the last few wears out of my end of season outfits. Case in point this this gorgeous dress from Vero Moda paired with this sassy soft Marni bag and my new Louis Vuitton kitten heel mules.

Olaplex Treatments: why, what, where & when?

As you guys know, last year I went an entire year without having a hair cut. My hair grew and grew and then I decided it was time for a trim and a colour refresh. Surprisingly, it wasn’t in bad condition. But since then, I’ve neglected my hair and haven’t treated it anywhere near as much as I did in that year. So it became really broken and damaged.

What To Wear When You Have Nothing To Wear

Most women own a good pair of jeans and because the high street has really stepped it’s game up, offering more affordable ones more frequently, it means that it’s never been easier to get a new look. For me it’s all about a modern shape, just update your jeans and you’ve instantly given a nod to the latest trend.

What Instagram Taught Me About Dressing

On Instagram we can pick and choose who we follow. I love inspirational bloggers (not often realistic), comedy and I follow some fashion. The beauty of this is that it allows me to filter out all the stuff I don’t want to consume. I’m not a fan of gym updates, I don’t really care for interiors and all in all I love an honest truth.

What To Buy At Whistles

Anyone else feeling like this week has flown quicker than premium Rosé on sale at Waitrose? After a lovely trip to Wales last weekend and a spontaneous stay at a golf resort I’m back in London, back in the clothes stores and back working. Today I thought I’d share my two new favourite things with you.

Pore Blimey: Review Of Estée Lauder’s Nutritious Micro Algae Lotion

I’m always asked to review and trial new launches but rest assured I only share what I truly believe in; be that on the blog, social media or when I’m chatting to you guys one on one via private messages. So I’m really excited to let you all know about my latest skincare saviour find.

How I Style The Neutral Trend

Although a few colourful dresses have slowly crept into my wardrobe of late (as you’ll have seen on my IG) denim, white and camel pieces are still firm fixtures in my day to day wear. The tones are even filtering through into my accessories too, replacing the black, navy and other dark and moody, winter shades.

5 Ways To Live Chic

Have you ever wanted to live a more chic, carefree and minimalist life? Here I talk about my 5 rules for a living exactly like that. In just 3 minutes find out how you can change your life in 5 easy steps.

Confidence 101: Things That Make Me Feel My Best

Few things in life make me feel extra confident. No, I don’t mean 3 glasses of wine. For me it’s good skin, finishing a new book (currently reading “The Power of Habit”) and feeling good in my clothes. So once I’ve nailed my skincare regime and put down a fascinating science, what’s next? Here’s how I feel confident via my wardrobe…

The Unexpected Joy Of Style

For me, personal development comes in stages. Probably like you, sometimes I get this light bulb moment where things that used to frustrate me and seem complicated now seem easy and quick.

Smart / Casual Power Dressing

I’m used to power dressing Mon-Fri but come the weekend, if I have a meeting then I don’t like to be 9-5 formal. But at the same time, it’s still a Saturday. So what to do?

Chic Straw Bags: Save v’s Splurge

|Reading time: 2 minutes| If you sneezed recently you would’ve missed out on a circle straw bag. They literally sold out almost everywhere! But thankfully the shops saw sense (well, dollar signs) and finally restocked meaning we could all go and fill our proverbial boots

Summer Balloon Sleeves & Ripped Jeans

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling seriously summer right now. I’ve cleared out my wardrobe of everything I don’t (and won’t) wear and I’ve cleared space for some updated new season pieces starting with…

What To Buy At Boden Right Now

You’ve probably noticed a few of their shoes cropping up on your favourite fashion bloggers’ Instagram feeds – they’re so nice! I’ve done the hard work for you and curated my favourite pieces from Boden.

Foodies Will Love These 3 Unique Ways To Relax & Unwind

In a bid to be more natural and stress-free, I’ve invested lots of time researching holistic ways to help switch off and relax. Food is a big part of this lifestyle and recently I’ve been enjoying the benefits of good nutrition.

Luxe For Less: 10 Best Summer Basics

Staples like a white shirt and good flat shoes are things you can spend heavy on but even if budget is tight, there are still lots of affordable pieces that work well as a starting ground.

How To Juggle A Full Time Job & Side Hustle

I was working full time & the blog had been my side hustle. It reached a point where it grew and required a lot of my time. Even today without my role inside Vogue House, it still feels like SITC is a side project that I’m juggling alongside my life commitments…

Best Black Maxi Dresses

A good black maxi is normally in my suitcase for a Summer holiday (perfect for those pre-tan first couple of days) and a weekend away with the girls – especially if there’s dinner involved!

How To Dress With Confidence & Purpose

Summer in the City permits all kinds of fashion experiments and I know I’m not alone in breaking out of my usual jeans and t-shirts when those golden rays hit the floor.

How To Modernise Black, Red & Denim

High waisted jeans with cropped length have me feeling all kinds of comfort. Paired with a black and red top and a black mule, it’s an easy look to pull off.

Cat Eye Sunglasses: Save & Splurge

It’s official. I’ve found the most flattering pair of sunglasses yet! It’s the return of the cat eye, set to be the hottest style the season.

A Valentino Handbag For Under £100

I’m no stranger to a cross body and they’re something I always enjoy shopping for with clients. I’ve rounded up the best designer logo bags for under £100 and £200.

Style Inspired By Film

From a girls night in to that Sandy moment, I’m talking about style and beauty inspired by the iconic film…

How To Maintain Minimalist Style

I do a little private consulting for some brands and for them, picking a small edit of what to market as their capsule collection is a big decision. A minimalist wardrobe is also a hot topic for clients when I’m personal styling.

Lagom with Volvo

(Collaboration) I recently went to The Grove (aka spa heaven) with the guys (and gals) who work on promoting Volvo. More specifically the launch of the cool new XC40 SUV.

Favourite New Season Yellow Pieces

From high heels right through to gender neutral puffa jackets; whether it’s mustard, buttery hues or bright lemon there are so many new pieces in my wardrobe this Spring! 

Paris Fashion Week F/W 2018

Shoppable inspiration from my favourite looks at Valentino, Chanel and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week.

This Is One Way Of Wearing Grown Up Pink

Last year ‘Millennial pink’ became a ‘thing’. Whilst the jury’s out on what exact colour it is (for me it’s varying tones of pastel pinks), one thing’s for sure. We haven’t seen the last of pink. There are many ‘grown up’ ways to wear pink this year – it isn’t just reserved for Millennials…. Our accessories, in our hair, even our shoes. Think less princess, fairy and sparkle but more Gucci, Marni and Céline.

The Bumper Valentine’s Gift Guide For Him

Male gift giving is something I’ve never particularly struggled with. Perhaps it’s having a brother or from my time spent working at GQ either way I know what the men in my life want – especially on Valentine’s Day.

When Life Calls For An Investment Coat I Head Here

Dinner at your friends’ new fancy house? The ones who’ve just got married and are using their new wedding sets? A glass of wine in a top notch bar with your nearest and dearest? Whatever the occasion a good coat will elevate a look.

Style Notes: Blazers

Blazers were huge at the back end of 2017 and this season they continue to dominate the high street. No longer the reserve of women in corporate companies, the choice right now is bigger and better than ever! They’re versatile and super easy to style making them my favourite thing to wear.

Prada & Élan: A Taste of Style

With big coffee shop chains popping up all over the place, boutique coffee shops like Élan in Mayfair (and also on Brompton Road, Knigthtsbridge) are a real gem. Famed for their pink aesthetic and stylish pastel decor it really is fast become London’s finest coffee destination.

My Pregnant Doctor Friend Wrote This Poem & It’s An Eye Opener

My friend Liz (aka Dr Daps) is seven months pregnant and a Doctor in A&E. She is unassuming, tirelessly giving and giving and taking nothing in return. She penned a poem inspired by the changing of her trusty shoes and it really struck a chord with me – particularly as a shoeaholic.

How To Find Your Personal Style

People have insecurities and I see it all the time in my line of work. Which is fine. In fact many of us find it difficult to say what’s our style and what’s not. Is it because we don’t know what suits us? Because we don’t know what we ‘should’ be saying and what’s in fashion?

How I Style Check

Obsessed with check? In all colours? Right now Topshop are championing the trend. Pants, blazers, coats, they have it all. Whilst that’s great it can be tricky to wear. What you intended to be an elegant ensemble might quickly turn into a convoluted mess but with the right style tips it can be the best look you’ve ever pulled together! When I’m asked how to style the check trend there are a few things I keep in mind.

Wardrobe Organising Lessons From My Baby

get emails and messages from followers of my baby blog (LittleInTheCity.com) asking about Mia’s clothes and come to think of it she does own better clothes than me! Now that she’s older it’s time I revisited her closet using my tried and tested ‘pile strategy’, a strategy I use for my own wardrobe when I want to de-clutter and simplify what I have. It’s the perfect recipe for a wardrobe detox.

9 Style Predictions For The Year Ahead

With the rise of the Insta famous an outfit can go viral literally within seconds. More and more bloggers continue to challenge what’s hot and what’s not, creating their own style and now retailers are paying attention.

Magazines: Would Your Sept Issue Look Like This?

My subscription comes on time every month and it’s worth every penny. Chunky, stylish and always on my coffee table. It’s common knowledge that for magazines the March and September issues are the cash cows of the year…

5 New Skincare Products That I Use Until They’re Empty

I’m often asked to review new launches or try out products before they’re launched on the market. I only truly love a small proportion of them meaning that there are many products I don’t rate enough to put on the blog.

How To Be A Nuclear Networker & Why It’s Important To Your Career

“What’s a nuclear networker?” I got asked when I mentioned I was writing this post. In truth it’s not a ‘real’ industry term. It’s something I made up to emphasise the power of said networker. High energy, impacting and extreme. One of ‘nuclear strength’…

An A-Z Breakdown Of This Season’s New Luxury

THIS SUMMER
…has kicked off to a great fashion start, despite the typically unpredictable British weather. If you can wade through the sales, high street store Zara’s new A/W pieces are not to be ignored whilst designer brands like Chloé, Alexander McQueen and Gucci are a total feast for the purse.

London Bucket List

As we sat waiting for our drinks to arrive, I confessed to Daniel that now we were at The Ivy, I wasn’t sure there was anything left in London that I really, really wanted to do.

The 30 Piece Must Have Dress Edit: Trends At Matchesfashion

This Summer whether your style remains elegant and glamorous (hello sequins and flattering cuts) or pretty and feminine (can’t get enough broderie anglaise?) MatchesFashion.com have you covered. I for one am wearing dresses every other day – even when it rains. Just throw on a biker jacket and some sneakers or boots and I’m ready to play. Particularly as I’m heavily pregnant! It’s so much easier dressing a bump (or those extra pizzas) with a cutesy little dress.

My Beauty Regime In The Lead Up To My Wedding

On Sunday 14th May, 36 close friends and family gathered at my husband’s parent’s house to celebrate our wedding. Small and intimate, we wanted something that would start at midday and finish late afternoon, (I’m 6 months pregnant after all).

3 Trends To Invest In At The Outnet

It’s easy to get carried away in the sales. It’s only when you return home, open those pearly gates (your closet doors) and realise damn it, you’ve nothing to go with those insane new culottes. That’s why although sales are super tempting, shopping smartly can get you discounted designer pieces all year round. Not a whiff of hassle or regret.

Gifts For Polished & Refined Fathers

Is it me or has shopping become really great for men again? This Father’s Day, ignore all the novelty gifts and get Dad something he really wants. If you’re stuck for ideas here are some gift ideas that would serve any discerning gentleman.

Elizabeth Arden: New Luxurious Makeup Bag Updates

Myriads of lipsticks, foundations, brushes and concealers grace my makeup cupboards. As a blogger and self confessed beauty addict, it’s difficult to get away from new launches and makeup products.

AD| A Step In The Bright Direction With Joules

You’d be forgiven for thinking Joules was the reserve of the country living, welly wearing customer. Aside from a wealth of pretty printed shoes, boots and wellies (like these gorgeous polka dot ones) Joules is renowned for their cute gilets and versatile jumpers.

High End & High Street: The Weekend Edit

At the weekend, I love wearing a decent pair of jeans with some comfy trainers and a cross body. Come evening, I don’t mind sticking on some heels and getting a bit more glammed up. Now that I freelance and work from home, my weekday wardrobe almost became my weekend wardrobe. But like most ladies,  I’m never sure what to wear. It’s also annoying when your partner is ready to leave and hurrying you up.

Why We Should All Be Conscious Of Self Sabotage

Right now we’re knee deep in election mayhem. Propaganda, defensive responses, ridiculously un-costed and over delivered promises… It’s difficult to switch on the TV without some element of general election news.

24 Pairs Of Sunglasses To Kick Start Summer

A staple in any Summer capsule collection, a good pair of sunglasses are an investment I make each year. Aside from the style factor, they are of course practical and a necessity in the sunshine so I don’t mind spending that extra penny on a good pair that will last all season (and beyond). There are so many styles around (just check out Net A Porter!) from 60’s to oval, from round to aviator.

Products That I Take On Holiday That Work Well Together

I love a good holiday. Last year I was fortunate to travel to Costa Rica, Rome, Las Vegas, Marrakech, Cornwall, and Venice and this year, well I’m currently in Cornwall and planning a little honeymoon (which is proving tricky now that I’m pregnant).

How I Spend A Day Alone In London When I’m Not Working

Aside from all the shops, bars and salons I know London like the back of my hand. It’s a great place to spend a day alone. My favourite place at the moment? Connaught Village. Aside from the beautiful salons and restaurants, the pre owned designer shoes and bags are absolutely worth a visit. From Chanel bags like this to previously owned designer shoes, they’re worth the short walk from Oxford Circus. The prices are great.

Preparing To Fall In Love For A Lifetime

So you might have noticed that I haven’t blogged for a few days. Well there’s a reason! I’m about to fall in love for a lifetime with a certain little human being.

Come, I’m Taking You Shopping With Me At ME+EM, Lucy Choi & Kokoro

For the first time, I’m taking you behind the scenes to some of my favourite shops; Lucy Choi, ME+EM and Kokoro. From an iconic British brand renowned for their chic contemporary clothing, to an eclectic fusion of culture and fashion. Even some incredible shoes from Lucy Choi. Come shopping with me!

How To Fake What You Don’t Know

Of course opportunities present themselves but it’s the choices you make that can make the difference. So how can you act in those situations where an opportunity is there but you’re at risk of saying/doing the wrong thing and losing it? Here’s how I like to fake what I don’t know.

New Season Style Staples Catapulting Me Into Spring /Summer

Taking my cue from the occasional break through of sun and the tenderness of rare warmer temperatures, I thought it was about time to pack away some of my super thick cable knit polo necks and ankle length double duty Winter coats to make some space for some brighter, breezier Spring/Summer essentials.

A Weekend At The Bell Inn, New Forest

Last weekend was my first time in New Forest. It seemed so wonderfully full of wildlife and peace. The Bell Inn is a charming rustic hotel with a food menu to die for and a place I’d definitely recommend others to visit. Pack your wellies, warm coats and get ready for some escapism.

Are Beauty Subscription Boxes Really Worth It?

When I worked on mags at The Times and The Sun it became a bit of a joke among everyone on my bank of desks just how much I loved a beauty box. Each month I’d receive a box of five high end goodies to try. They were always luxe or full size products – not the type you can usually sample at your designer beauty counter. Are they worth it?

Taking The Rose Gold Nike Cortez Sneakers To The Country

I have a sneaker head for a fiancé and so he’ll sometimes spoil me with a cool pair of trainers. So when he got me the Rose Gold Nike Cortez, I wore them around London for meetings and shopping. They were rarely off my feet. But what about New Forest?

New Wardrobe Addition: Faux Suede Coat

Light, bright and Great for layering, faux suede coats are topping my Spring wardrobe shopping list. In a bid to strengthen last year’s Spring wardrobe, I’ve already invested in one or two wardrobe staples. Unequivocally my favourite right now has to be this gorgeous faux suede jacket from Zara. It comes in three colours; this stunning beige, khaki and mid-pink. It’s less peacock ‘look at me’ and more ‘this is my untroubled sophisticated self’.

Sif Jakobs: Gifts For The Unsung Heroes

When you ask a member of your family or a friend to be a bridesmaid, it’s one of the most endearing, privileged things that they’ll cherish forever. But as hard as it is to choose one, imagine how it is to be one. It isn’t always an easy task to be the bridesmaid itself.
What with common tasks like arranging a hen and being there for you in your time of need – not to mention what goes on during the day itself, it’s worth giving them a little something to say thank you.

How To Be The CEO Of Your Own Life

For me, life needs to be fully rounded in order to be fulfilled. Variation, friends and hobbies are super important to me. Although I’m guilty of sometimes not having the right balance of work, play and exercise, in the back of my mind there’s always that niggling feeling that…