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Spot The Difference – Peacocks do Mulberry Alexa Bag

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They’ve done it again.  After much success with their sell-out copy of the Chloe ‘Louise’ satchel in March, Peacocks have now had a go at the Mulberry Alexa.  I have to say it’s not bad for £14.

Peacocks version of the Chloe sold out in 48 hours so better get your skates on. Out 1st July. 

Original Mulberry Alexa £695.00 Net-A-Porter

Peacocks take on the Alexa £14

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June 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Beauty Bargin: Premium Fragrance Body Washes

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I remember when the only perfumed shower gels you could get were the likes of Fengal and Boots Royal Jelly.  Thankfully, this vastly underrated section of the fragrance market appears to be getting a premium upgrade with a lot more of the big fragrance houses now offering body washes and shower gels as well as the standard fragranced body lotion.

Perfect for spring days when you want your scent to be light and even better for layering your fragrance up for evening (you’ll also use less of your eau de parfum making it last longer too).

Chloe Shower Gel

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Body Wash

Marc Jacobs Daisy Shower Gel

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March 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

10 Easy Pieces to Bring You into the New Season

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OK, You want to update your tired black/grey/navy Winter wardrobe ready for Spring but haven’t got an unlimited budget? Let’s face it, not many of us have.  The secret is to carefully select key items to integrate in to the rest of your wardrobe and hunt down good high street versions.  I’ve put together a little collection of my top 10 runway inspired pieces to bring you bang up to date without leaving you penniless.  Not all of them are classics I know – a couple are pure indulgence pieces (Leather shorts spring to mind) but they should all see you through the summer and even to mix them with your Autumn clothes come October.  Some may even last years and become your new favourites, who knows…

No. 1

The party dress – Go all out innocent in ‘I’m so sweet’ Candy Cane pastels and ruffles galore. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Miss Selfridge

No. 2

The bra top – I know, I know it seems ridiculous for adults. More boudoir than madonna though.  Wear under a sheer blouse of the same colour. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Topshop

No. 3

Day dress -Denim Pinafore – Parisian chic made easy when teamed with Stripes and flats. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Secondhand stores

 

No. 4

Utility trousers – this is how to do military for 2010. Keep it casual but clean and wear with Tan leather accessories. Where to but on the high street: Gap, Warehouse

No. 5

Leather shorts – Short, black, acres of sun-kissed leg.  Enough said, Where to buy on the high street: Zara, Asos

No. 6

Nude Shoes – make your clothes the main event with a nude shoe.  Adds a sophisticated touch to the simplest of outfits: Office, LK Bennett

No. 7

The Satchel – Been coming around for a couple of seasons now but always a classic.  Goes with everything as it’s professional enough to hold your netbook for work yet looks great with jeans at the weekend. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Clarks

No. 8

Dotty Top – If you fancy a change from the Breton stripe maybe it’s time to go spotty. Where to buy on the high street: Dorothy Perkins, Next

No. 9

The suit everyone Jean

Where to buy on the high street: Gap, Levi

No. 10

A flippy skirt – this is wear you can easily be bold with colour and pattern without looking over the top.  Just tone down with neutrals or a simple white vest. Where to buy on the high street: Reiss, American Apparel

I hope you’ve enjoyed and it’s given you some inspiration…

Dresses: Romantics

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I’m currently on the hunt for a suitable dress for my sister’s wedding party in April.  Shouldn’t be too difficult given the runways were awash with whites, nudes, pastels – or a pop of coral at Stella McCartney – all in deluxe knots, ruffles and drapes.

My budget will push me to make my purchase from the high street, but I can’t decide on my favourite from these for inspiration.  I wonder what my sis would have to say if I turned up in something like the Viktor & Rolf illusion?

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March 1, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Double Denim

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Hope you have seen and taken part in the ‘Double Denim’ Poll

I’m reserving judgement on this one for now as I have yet to encounter any real life person who has successfully pulled it off this time around.   I fear that unless you happen to look like a lithe, honey maned Ralph Lauren model that you may be actually mistaken for someone who is still sporting dual denim from the eighties. Someone who’s friends has ever had the guts to tell you to buy new clothes.

That said, denim has always been part of my casual attire and it would only be a small step to throw on that denim shirt with a pair of skinnies.  Dress down day at my office on Friday – I shall approach with caution. Could go terribly wrong…

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February 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Chloe

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Chloe is always a firm favourite with me and this look is completely effortless in it’s elegance. Slightly androgynous, with a definite Englishess about the Oxford style shirt and satchel. Part equestrian, with a touch of Farrah Fawcett!
 
 
 

 

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February 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm