A group of bewildered young woman are sitting together in a coffee shop in a shopping centre. They are new friends – their babies born within a few weeks of each other. Some of those babies are asleep in the humongous prams their mothers are only just learning to drive. Others are cuddled peacefully in laps. Yet others are being fed. Those breastfeeding are anxiously looking around to ensure that they are not embarrassing themselves or anyone around them. Those bottle-feeding are hoping desperately that no-one is going to judge them. And they ask each other the rhetorical question all new mother’s ask: “Did you think it was going to be this hard?” Read more
I have always been intrigued by this concept of the “basics” within a wardrobe. It seems like the foundation of fabulousness. Having the basics right is like the sartorial equivalent of a fairy godmother. Gorgeous outfits will fall with abandon from your wardrobe and you will always have something to wear.
But what are these basics? And how do they magically transform your wardrobe and style?
Have you ever found out some fact and think How did I NOT know that? Then pause and realise You know what, I really should have known that – I am pretty sure all the competent adults around me knew that sometime ago.
It happens to me quite frequently. Here are a few examples. Read more
Have nothing to wear? Sometimes we just need to think a bit more creatively about our wardrobes. Bring the corporate into the casual, dress down the formal, re-think a summer piece or add something new. Voilà a new outfit! And it’s always nice to create something new, without buying anything new.
These are five outfit examples that you can probably replicate with your own wardrobe. Each of them twists an old favourite in a new way. I am really hoping it gives you at least one idea that you can play with. Read more
I always loved dressing my pregnant bump. But I found the sartorial challenge of dressing my post-pregnancy body much harder. This post looks at how to find your style after the bump (and beyond!) Read more