My Best Buy – Frill Hem T-Shirt

Frill Hem T-Shirt – one of my most versatile summer buys! JO LOVES To Shop This Look! – click the links, but don’t forget to shop your wardrobe first!! It’s raining today so a re-think on my summer wardrobe is required. It’s not warm enough for sleeveless so I’ve teamed my military jacket (similar) with my […]

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Colour Rush Your Wardrobe!!

OK – “colour rushing” your wardrobe as I did here on a recent charity run is not quite what I have in mind but you get the gist!! More colour on the high street is a sign we’re heading into Spring as the deeper neutrals of winter are taken over by brighter and fresher colours. Yayhay!! – […]

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5 Essentials for staying warm & stylish this winter

With an arctic weather front heading across the UK it’s time to get out the chunkies (sweaters, puffas and thermal boots) and dress like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters!! Yayhay!! – time for snow balls, snowmen and sledging. Maybe there’s just a little wishful thinking in the Smallbones household, as one of the down-sides, […]

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Smart casual outfit ideas

Smart casual outfit ideas to beat the chill. After an unseasonal warm October the weather appears to be catching up with whats’ expected of it as the air turns chillier and the rain becomes more wintery. I’m not complaining, I’m welcoming the onset of winter. Log fires, scented candles, drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine (more my tipple!), watching […]

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How to appear slimmer

How to appear slimmer – just wear this key autumn trend Wobbly tummies, thunder thighs and big boobs are how I’ve heard clients articulate the areas of their bodies they’re not happy with. They use these descriptions when I ask which areas of their body they love!! Why o why can we not see our best bits yet we’re […]

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Dress for your body shape

How to ensure you dress for your body shape when buying a winter coat It’s that time of the year where designers, bloggers, editors in fact everyone who’s in the fashion industry pick out the winter coat trends for the season. However have you noticed that similar coat trends come around every year? Military styling is back, or […]

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The Over 40’s Way To Wear Plaid

I’ve got to be honest when I researched the trends, back in the summer, and saw that plaid was coming in for Autumn, it really didn’t excite me. Out came the plaid scarf I’ve had for the last 2-3 years as I racked my brains on how I could style this accessory a different way […]

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Outfit Idea – The Military trend & stepping out of my comfort zone!

Fashion is my passion and although I follow what trends are in and out, I’m not one for wearing the latest must-have item unless it suits me and I know I can comfortably and confidently carry it off. I know my style signature and over the years I’ve stuck to it as I don’t want […]

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Ways to wear the cold shoulder trend for Autumn

Off-the-shoulder tops were a key trend during the summer and their cousin, the cold-shoulder, looks like it’s set to carry on the trend for showing the shoulders through the Autumn. Brrr – I hear the cry – how can you wear a cold shoulder when it’s getting chillier? I’m pleased that the retailers have considered this and […]

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Comfort Vs Style – which would you choose?

I recently enjoyed some quality time with my oldest and dearest friend. For as long as I can remember we’ve been style buddies, we met at work, years ago, and used to nip into town in our lunch hours to look at what’s in the shops. We’ve got very similar tastes so even when we’d meet […]