Autumn Embrace

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The thought of trying on heavy blanket coats and thick shearling jackets during the Summer is always less than inspiring but with bouts of rain and a drop in temperature, I have finally embraced the idea of shopping for the new season and ultimately the inevitable Autumn chill.  Now I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the ripe pickings from the A/W14 collections.

Transitional pieces and clever layering to suit the changeable weather are a must and classic staples are key investments which will get their wear and warrant the price tag. From a fitted white shirt and knee high boots to a long lasting leather handbag suitable for both work and after hours.

My top finds cover all of these and also give a nod to some of the key autumn trends including grid and animal prints, dark florals, shirt dresses, metallics, wrap coats and backpacks.

LAUNCH: World’s First Live Fashion App

Become a fashion designer with your own bespoke pieces designed and delivered within 24 hours. On 12th August, YR STORE (pronounced Your Store) are launching the World’s first live fashion app!

With installations in Liberty, Selfridges and Topshop, YR STORE has already established itself as a pioneer in live all-over print. Now they are giving you the chance to personalise your own garments from the comfort of your own home using a fully interactive app on either an iPhone or iPad tablet.

With varsity style and surf inspired prints, the brand will launch the app with a customisable collection of clothing and accessories, featuring high quality t-shirts and crew neck sweaters, sports luxe mesh tees, crop tops, sleeveless tanks, tote bags and iPhone covers.

YR STORE’s fully interactive customised fashion app!

Available on iOS for iPhone and iPad from 12th August. Printed and shipped within the UK in 24 hours. Prices range from £20-£60. Be the first to download it here:

Don’t forget to post your look book on Instagram with #yrstore #liveinprint

Now it’s over to YOU!

WEDDING EDIT: Something Old, Something New


Something borrowed, something blue!  It’s wedding season and even though it’s not your special day you still want to look your best, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pay the Bride’s hefty price tag.

Below are my favourite picks to suit different budgets.  From lace inserts and sheer panels to prints and pleats, these mini to midi dresses are not only on trend but classic staples that will see you through the rest of the summer and even save you the hassle of finding something for next year’s invite!  If it’s a different crowd then who will know you’ve worn it already!

L to R: & OTHER STORIES Graphic Steamer Dress £95, TOPSHOP Lace Applique A-line Dress £40, THREE FLOOR Pleats And Thank You Dress £126, ASOS Swing Dress In Pleated Stripe £75, WAREHOUSE Mesh Lace Bodice Pleat Skirt Dress £80, WHISTLES Cora Lace Dress £225


I wore a Whistles blue lace dress with pleats at the weekend that I first debuted to a wedding last year and nobody knew (until now obviously)!

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It’s OK to Crochet

For many the word ‘crochet’ means knitted tea cosies and jumpers your Granny made you.  When it comes to thinking of crochet as stylish, you may then be quick to regard it as anything but.  

The intricate craftmanship however can make for a covetable piece, think Missoni and you know where I’m going with this. Whether you favour designer brands or the high street (or like me a bit of both!), you will see various takes on crochet for your upcoming holidays and festival season, whether it be Melissa Odabash’s beachwear or Toms’ slip on pumps.

Looking ahead to the Autumn with some transitional pieces as crochet takes on a thicker wool, you need look no further than Topshop’s colourful patchworks which maintain the boho style but veer away from the pretty pastels associated with the Summer.  Here are some of my top picks…

Clockwise L-R: Crochet shell top £25,; Betty crochet detail shirt SALE NOW £45,; Crochet patch dress £60,; Giselle short crochet dress £228; Baltic dip dyed women's crochet classics £41.99; Tory Burch portofino crocheted cotton shorts £130; Missoni metallic crochet-knit bikini £280; Loving crochet flared dress SALE NOW £52

Clockwise L-R: TOPSHOP Crochet shell top £25, REISS Betty crochet detail shirt SALE NOW £45, TOPSHOP Crochet patch dress £60, MELISSA ODABASH Giselle short crochet dress £228, TOMS Baltic dip dyed women’s crochet classics £41.99, TORY BURCH portofino crocheted cotton shorts £130, MISSONI metallic crochet-knit bikini £280, FRENCH CONNECTION Loving crochet flared dress SALE NOW £52

Best of the Fest

Anything goes at Glastonbury: Mary Charteris, Jaime Winstone, Alexa Chung

Anything goes at Glastonbury: Mary Charteris, Jaime Winstone, Alexa Chung

The UK festival season is well underway and the fashion darlings are out in force.

With British Summer always a constant guessing game, there has never been more need to layer up! Glastonbury saw all spectrums of the weather rainbow with sun, rain, thunder and lightning! 

So how do you prepare yourselves for all eventualities and what inspiration can you take from our celebs backstage.  In some cases the rulebook was thrown out of the window: mix it, match it, anything goes…


EKAT: Katsuit £120

kate moss for topshop

KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP: Fringed suede jacket £225

le specs

LE SPECS: Wild Child round-frame metal mirrored sunglasses £50


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