Plus size tights are the most awkward of things! They fall down. They tear easily. The crotch slips and rubs my chubby thighs. They fold down, making awful suction noises as they slip. They don’t wash well – and you end up with saggy knees. These are all things that I associate with plus size tights.   Yet they really…

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe

With the sun shining brightly and the daffodils peeping their heads above the soil, it really does feel that little bit more spring.   And with spring, comes a host of spring capsule wardrobe possibilities. I know it is cold out there, and I know that wooly jumpers still reign supreme in our daily style, but I feel bright and…
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The Capsule Wardrobe Experiment: The Debrief

At the end of January I embarked on a little capsule wardrobe experiment.  The rules I set myself were quite simple: 30 items for 30 days.  This would include coats, jackets, shoes, bags, scarfs and tops, skirts, dresses and bags.   It does not include underwear or gym wear – that would just be skanky … and smelly! For those…
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Style Icons

Originality has never really been my thing.   I’m like a sponge; forever inspired by those around me and my style icons are legion! As a teenager my fashion inspiration came from my favourite indie rock bands – all military jackets and 70s dresses with a box cut fringe and chin-length bob.  In fact, I think I’m reverting back to…
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Reading: Some Kind Of Fairy Tale

Amazon.co.uk Widgets “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King, On Writing a Memoir of the Craft.  I spend a lot of my free time reading. For me, curling up on the sofa with a good book is the ultimate in self care.  It ranks above beauty and pampering, exercising and writing.   Reading even ranks above dog walks, although only…
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