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Over time, I’ve developed into something of a coat enthusiast. One of the reasons is probably where I live – in the north east of England. Here, for quite a chunk of the year, the…

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I started to feel a “pastoral nostalgia” when I heard that Laura Ashley are back on form with a new collection.  I have wonderful memories of their fashion, prints and homeware, which have been a…

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  Nearly New Cashmere Co have boosted their retail presence by opening a new boutique in Masham (North Yorkshire), selling a variation of cashmere garments. I was thrilled to be invited to their recent opening…

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We are now officially in “Autumn mode”. This week, the odd sighting of the sun has not hidden that cool chill.  Fashion-wise, I’ve been observing the hottest trends on offer, this season. The autumn/winter collections…

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When was the last time you had your feet measured? This is the question I asked myself when the leading shoe wear brand ‘Hotter Shoes’ invited me to participate in their no obligation ‘Fit Fortnight…

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  It was about a month ago, as I was doing, my quick circumnavigate around the fashion aisle in our local supermarket (Sainsburys) prior to doing the food shop, that two dresses from the Tu’s…

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Looking for effective skincare can be a minefield of facts and information. It can be so harrowing, steering through the constant claims that brands make and deciding what to buy, and what to disregard. We…

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The summer sale season is in full swing, with many retailers reducing some of their summer stock. Is it me, or, did the sales start earlier than usual, this year? I know they are normally…

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Summer’s here!!  Following my “de-clutter”, I am now able to see exactly where to spice up my “warm weather” wardrobe. I’ve added some additions, partly spurred on by my June holiday to Majorca, which I…

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Going with the understanding that it can be a cathartic process, I decided to have a good old sort through my wardrobe and ‘get my stuff in order’!! It was a mammoth task which needed…

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Jumpsuits are still very popular, but they can be a tricky item to wear, especially if you don’t want to look like the man who has called round to fix the boiler!! My first jumpsuit,…

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Self-tan is occasionally described as the “Marmite” of the beauty world. You either love or hate it. The results can be equally diverse. Upon application, the intention is a lovely sun-kissed glow. Nevertheless, we’ve all…

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“Mint Velvet” Celeste Print Midi Dress – which was £119.00 is now £79.00. Check availability Time works differently in the fashion world. While most of us are thinking of packing away our cosy woollen sweaters…

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We have recently been updating/improving our kitchen, so I thought you may be interested in the lighting we have replaced. Our kitchen has seen many changes over the years. Not only in our family life,…

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My hair is quite naturally straight.  I don’t like to faff about with endless hair tools and styling sprays.  So, my usual request from the hairdresser is a half head of highlights, a few long layers, and…

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When you’re browsing on the internet or looking through a magazine for fashion inspiration, and you see an item of clothing that really catches your eye, you either go to the website and buy it,…

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Apologies – a belated “Happy New Year” to everyone. I have never made New Year resolutions. But, I always like to begin the year with a positive mindset. I like to keep busy and plan…

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I started using Retin-A at the beginning of 2016.  This post is purely to talk about my experience using Retin-A for coming up to three years. I’ll briefly explain what it is.  Retin-A is a brand…

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I adore the plush fabrics that the colder months bring.  Cashmere woollens, velvet, and corduroy, as well as tweedy tactile fabrics – wrapping them around us – feeling comfy and warm. Over the years, I…

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I am not quite ready to go bare faced.  I love a light, medium touch of foundation to improve the look of my skin and choosing the right one can be a tricky, costly affair…

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I learnt a few weeks ago that House of Fraser (HOF) are not honouring gift cards in store or online.  My gift card for HOF is worth £80.00.   I have followed the process for getting…

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We must face facts that Winter is just around the corner. This year, we have had a real summer, so, we can’t complain. One of this season’s favourites is the Animal print, which is a…

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I would like to share with you my journey through the last couple of years regarding skincare. In my younger years, l would lie in the sun all day with very little protection. I had…

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Some girls are so certain of their style from the beginning.  I remember, in my young days, these girls stood out from the rest and were an inspiration to me.  I have been friendly with…

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