Wardrobe Edit: Hello Spring

Would you believe it?  The day I chose to sort out my spring/summer wardrobe and tidy away some of my heavier winter garments, it was snowing outside!  Well, as an optimist I went ahead with it anyway in the hope that this unseasonable weather can’t possibly last. My wardrobe, as well as being a little bit … Continue reading Wardrobe Edit: Hello Spring

A spring in my step

Spring is in the air and I can already feel the positive benefits.    As I said in my previous post, I feel more energised in the springtime and am ready to set myself a few realistic goals to enhance my life, and to help me to nurture my sense of self. After a couple of … Continue reading A spring in my step

New year, True you

We’ve reached the end of January which means we might soon see the end of all the ‘New Year, New You’, calls to action that seem to be everywhere this month. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never found this to be the most inspiring season for me to embark on new things and … Continue reading New year, True you

The demise of the department store

I think it is a real shame that we are in danger of losing many well-known stores from our local High Street. We’ve recently lost BHS, and other big names including House of Fraser and Debenhams are struggling to survive. I live in Edinburgh and it always seems to be busy.  Lots of tourists, but … Continue reading The demise of the department store

Let’s Jump!

The last couple of summers have seen the maxi dress become a wardrobe staple. I wouldn’t be without mine now.  They are so versatile and there are versions to suit most people. This year however, the jumpsuit seems to be its new rival. We have seen them steadily growing in popularity and now you can … Continue reading Let’s Jump!

Your wardrobe and the Pareto principle

Pareto Principle:   basically the theory is that whatever the situation, be it in business, science, or in day to day life, we mostly get 80% of our results from 20% of our efforts. Are you one of the many people only using a small percentage of what is in your wardrobe? If you have … Continue reading Your wardrobe and the Pareto principle

Along the High Street: Sahara

I have just been browsing the latest Sahara London brochure which landed through the door. I love to be able to sit down with a coffee and an exciting new catalogue.  Right from a young age, when (pre-internet) catalogue shopping was all the rage, this has been something I’ve enjoyed.  It’s a much more tactile … Continue reading Along the High Street: Sahara

Along the High Street: BHS

When was the last time you shopped in BHS?  It has certainly been a long time since it was considered a 'go to' stop on many peoples walk along the High Street. Having struggled in recent years, its fortunes once again are hanging in the balance as a new consortium aims to turn it around. … Continue reading Along the High Street: BHS

Spa in the City

It was wonderful to be invited to take part in Edinburgh’s popular Spa in the City event this year, which took place in three venues, over two days. I was based in a marquee in the Grassmarket alongside some other fabulous local businesses, and our theme for the weekend was ‘Invigorate’. I really enjoyed meeting the wide … Continue reading Spa in the City

Roses are red…

Learning to understand how colours work together, and how they can be used to really lift your mood and enhance your outfit is a key element in defining your authentic style. For instance, do you have a warm or a cool complexion? This affects how colours will look on you and whether the clothes you … Continue reading Roses are red…

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