Monday, 15 September 2014

Happy Birthday Harry!

Today's the day Prince Harry turns 30. Yes, the big 3-0 - so does that mean no more inappropriate fancy dress costumes or drunken games of strip billiards? Who knows, but if you love Harry you'll love this...

Topshop have the perfect t-shirt for any wannabe princess - or if there happens to be another Harry in your heart (Mr Styles comes to mind) then it's an equally appropriate buy. Wonder if Cressida's got one of these?

My Heart Belongs to Harry T-shirt, £20 Topshop

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Shopaholic Star Buy: H&M Brown Biker

Autumn may be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but it's also the season to tackle tricky trans-seasonal dressing. To take a coat or brave the elements in a cardi? Oh the dilemma - but my answer is always the trusty old biker jacket. That said, for A/W '14 I'm planning to mix things up a bit colour wise.

Put the black biker down and try one of the rich, autumnal hues - we're seeing yellows, oranges and browns hit the high street. Try Topshop, River Island or head to H&M where this camel coloured biker in pebbled pvc is just £34.99.

That's outerwear for autumn all sorted if you ask me!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Brangelina's Big Day

Seriously, I go away for a week and come home to find out Brad and Angelina have only gone and tied the knot!

Deep in darkest Devon without a WiFi connection, who knows what other news I've missed, but not to panic. I've soon caught up on all the wedding goss and found a picture of the stunning Versace dress.

Was there ever a doubt that Ms Jolie would choose anything other than a classically elegant white gown? I think not - but I love the fact that the veil looks like her kids have gone crazy with the crayons and scribbled all over it. As a personal touch their drawings have actually been embroidered onto it. Such a sweet idea - I wonder how many brides-to-be will be copying that one?

Tres Jolie!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

I've Got My Eye on Clara's Shirt...

So Doctor Who is back - albeit without Matt Smith (boo) - but we've still got Clara's style to swoon over. No dowdy school teacher, she spent this episode running around in a really quirky shirt I couldn't take my eyes off (pun intended). Who knows what was going on inside that Dalek's brain - I was much more concerned where the wardrobe department had found this gem...

My first thought was Kenzo's latest collection, or maybe Comme des Garcons, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out it's a complete and utter bargain. It is actually from - and currently in the sale for just £14.99! Grab yours now before it sells out.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Choose a Coat for Lucy Worsley

Britain, Dr Lucy Worsley needs you! The TV historian du jour has put a call out on her blog inviting the public to style her for her new series. The theme is 'Tudor magnificence' and she needs two dresses and a coat - which should be reasonably priced and available on the high street.

Now Tudor fashion calls up images of lace ruffs, velvet cloaks and an abundance of pearls - but I should say brocade and a touch of faux fur would fulfil the brief without going too far down the literal dressing path - she's not asked for a fancy dress costume!

My pick would be the Rhiannon coat from Hobbs, £269. No, not particularly Tudor per se, but the sage green shade and scarf detail would look great on screen. 

Friday, 8 August 2014

Happy Birthday to ME!

Hip, hip Hooray! Today is my birthday and I'm off to The Globe to see 'King Lear' - but not before a spot of present opening...

This year there's a bit of a Vivienne Westwood theme going on and I've got a lovely red purse and matching watch. Aren't I a lucky girl?!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Burberry Blankets

Who'd have thought the humble plaid blanket would become the must-have trans-seasonal item of 2014? OK, so it's not quite so humble when it's by Burberry, woven from Scottish cashmere and comes monogramed with your initials - but it still makes for a good picnic blanket. Last seen on Clint Eastwood, you're now more likely to spot the likes of Cara Delevingne and Olivia Palermo sporting this style... but will you be next?