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    5 ways to accessorize your outfit

    I was lucky to have a brother who worked in fashion when I was younger. This meant as a Yorkshire lass in the Eighties I would receive gifts from London from him. I particularly loved chunky belts and also remember having a fine range of Swatch watches and Monty Don jewellery. It was a great start for a young woman to learn how to jazz up things when heading out for the evening. Although he would send me ball gowns, dresses and jackets, it was the accessories I loved most of all. Today, I am sharing 5 ways to accessorize your outfit so you stand out from the crowd. I…

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    Protect yourself from chafing with Bloomin Sexy

    Summer is just around the corner and apparently we are in for a long heatwave. I am not the greatest fan of extreme heat and one of the reasons is that you can bet I will be tormented with chub rub. If you don’t know what that is the other term is chafing. It means your thighs rub against each other in the heat making you sore at best and bleeding at worst. This year will be different though as now I know you can protect yourself from chafing with Blooming Sexy. Protect yourself from chafing Carol Westwood and Jill Mudge have come up with the wonderful concept of bloomers…

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    5 things to consider when buying underwear

    When was the last time you treated yourself to a new bra or knickers? I always find when I take the time to go underwear shopping from stores like Simply Be I feel I am investing in myself and that makes me feel good. It used to be so simple but after having children finding a pair of pants that fit properly can prove challenging. As I go up and down weight wise my bra size can change too.  So heading for a lingerie store can seem a little challenging but here are 5 things to consider when buying underwear. Getting the right size It pays dividends in terms of…

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    How to dress for the races this summer

    Earlier this month, men and women all over the UK were getting excited for Cheltenham races – but this is just the beginning of a summer filled with horse racing events. The races are now one of the biggest fashion events of the year, with more and more people heading out for an excuse to get dressed to the nines and show off their style! This guide to dressing for the races should give you a helping hand if you need some inspiration this summer: 1.      The main outfit If you’re lucky enough to be heading off to the races this year, you’ll want to look your best at the…

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    Perfect Spring and Summer dresses for girls

    Perfect Spring and Summer dresses might be on my mind as the weather warms up a little. However, these days the really stylish female in the family is my 14 year old daughter Willow. Gone are the days where I could buy clothes for her. She has definite ideas what she likes and woe betide me if I second-guess her. However, she was super excited when I said that she could choose a dress from David Charles. This is the place to find designer children’s dresses for little ones right up to teenagers. Perfect Spring and Summer dresses My daughter is very independent and I miss the days where she…

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    Perfect Spring shoes from Hotter help Marie Curie

    I am looking for perfect Spring shoes as I realise there is a new season on the way. It is time to put my boots away for another day. It’s important to find something comfortable and flat. I love a bit of colour when it come to footwear too so I was thrilled to hear about the Tara shoes from Hotter. Even better, these shoes help support the Marie Curie. Marie Curie are there at the times when you need someone to support you through the toughest of times. Generous charity partnership For every pair of Tara shoes sold, £20 will go to Marie Curie helping to fund an hour of…

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    How to pose like a pro at the prom

    Image Source: Unsplash Have you ever wondered how the catwalk pros learn to strut their stuff? Every movement seems to connect to the one before, like a carefully choreographed routine that is so smooth, and if you would like to have all the moves this spring and summer and wow your friends at the prom, here are some tips on posing like a pro.  The Knee Pop – This pose is a common sight on all the best catwalks, and is a great way to show off your footwear. It works on the left or right side, by putting all your weight on one foot, then lifting the other…

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    Workwear for professional women

    Workwear for professional women can be challenging. Women who work are busy in their careers and might also be juggling the demands of parenting and/or caring for elderly relatives. Somewhere in the mix they will be trying to have a social life and keep up with hobbies. There often isn’t time in the day to spend hours going from shop to shop to find outfits for the workplace. That means online shopping is the route for workwear for professional women but it can be difficult to know which stores you can trust for quality and good customer service. Workwear for professional Women Founded by sisters Monika and Emilija Peciulyte, FG…

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    How to buy shirts for the men in your life

    Some men love shopping while others would rather someone else did it for them. This is the case for all kinds of reasons. Often, they just do not feel that they have much fashion sense, so don’t have any confidence in their ability to make the right choices. I remember helping a fellow student with his shopping many years ago. If you have men in your life that feel like this, you are sure to enjoy my men’s shirt buying guide. Go online to get the best selection My first tip is to do your shopping online. Finding clothes to fit tall, heavily muscled or overweight men is not easy.…

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    How to move effortlessly from desk to drinks this Christmas

    With Christmas just around the corner, there are bound to be plenty of opportunities for evening drinks with friends after work. Perhaps you’re long overdue a catch up, or maybe you’re celebrating the end of the working year with colleagues – whatever the reason, you want to look your best. Choosing the perfect outfit to take you from the office to the bar can be tough – but it’s definitely possible! These helpful tips will help you to find the right combination of office-ready and off-duty. Inspired by the latest trends from AW18, this desk to drinks guide is all you need to look your best this season.   No-fuss…

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    Wedding Dress Styles: Dressing To Suit Your Body-Shape On Your Big Day

    When people see wedding dresses modelled in magazines or online, the body shapes shown are typically perfectly proportioned skinny and hour-glass. However, you should not let that put a downer on your wedding dress shopping expeditions. Weddings, and wedding preparations, should be a time for only complete happiness so there is no room for any body-confidence knocking. There are plenty of wedding dress styles to suit any body-shape, as this post will hopefully show you. It’s important though to remember that although there may be certain dress shapes that suit certain shapes, if you feel good in a dress, that’s all that matters. Straight This body shape tends to be…

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    Plus size fashion from Pink Clove

    Plus size fashion sometimes seems like a contradiction in terms. Yes you can get clothing if you are a larger or curvaceous woman but it seems all too often the colours and styles are so drab. I may not be size 6 but yes I do have an interest in looking good and expressing myself. I was delighted to take a look at Pink Clove. Pink Clove Pink Clove is a godsend to be honest as it offers stylish clothing at affordable prices. There’s really wide range too so I think any woman would find a few items they love. I found it incredibly challenging to choose as I found…

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    The perfect faux leather skirt

    Are you looking for the perfect faux leather skirt? I think I may have the answer for you on this one. I have wanted either a leather skirt or a pair of trousers for decades but never quite had the courage to just go for it. Of course, nowadays we know faux leather can look just as good. With a milestone birthday coming up, I thought it was high time I found the perfect faux leather skirt.   Mine came from Elvi which was a brand I was unfamiliar with. I looked at their Autumn range. I was a little disappointed that a lot of the range was quite dark…

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    Are you a fan of the bum bag?

    I am not quite sure when the bum bag became a thing to be honest. When I was growing up any form of bag was pretty much the domain only of women. In fact when I hit teenage years, my mum thought I should have a bag pretty much around the time she thought I should start wearing a bra. Both seemed to be seen as a female rite of passage. Although at that time Dad was the one working in an office, I only remember him having a wallet to carry things around in. There may have been a briefcase at some point. Mum had  several bags of different…

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    Dress and Cocktail Rings Explained

    You may have heard the term “cocktail ring” and are uncertain about its meaning and origin. There are so many different types of jewellery, it can be confusing to a newcomer and with that in mind, here’s a brief rundown of the terms “cocktail ring” and “dress ring”. Image Source: Pixabay The Cocktail Ring The cocktail ring has a very interesting history and was first seen during the 1920s, when the prohibition was in full swing. As you may already know, the cocktail drink was created at this time to mask the taste of bootleg alcohol that was distilled at that time and a cocktail ring was a showy, oversized…