Jones Bootmaker Peeptoes for Mother’s Day

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Glitter hair bow – Crown & Glory, cardigan – Boden, floral skirt – Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser, coral peep toes – c/o Jones Bootmaker

Its that weird, transitional time of year – cold enough to bundle up in jumpers and scarves, but not warm enough to don sun dresses and sandals. To be honest, I’m thoroughly bored of Winter now, and as the snowdrops and crocuses start to poke their heads through, I can’t help but start to wear my florals and spring shoes.  [Read more…]

The Colour Edit – Spring 2015 – Strawberry Ice Pink

how to wear strawberry ice pink spring 2015

A new season means a new kaleidascope of colour arriving in the shops – and Spring, with it’s bright, cheerful shades, is always my favourite. This year the powers that be at Pantone have predicted a cooler, softer palette of colours, offset with subtle warm shades, so there really should be something for everyone.

Last time we looked at the gorgeous blue shades that are on trend for this season, and today I’m talking about probably my favourite colour – pink! [Read more…]

Friday Five : Orla Kiely for Clarks Spring 2015

This is British designer Orla Kiely’s third collection for Clarks, and as ever it’s quite simply cute as a button. There’s a definite 60s and 70s feel, with chunky heels and platforms that will look brilliant with spring dresses, but also with the flare shape jean that’s coming back around this season. I’ve let 2 collections pass without making a purchase – something that I’ve regretted intensely, so this time I hotfooted it down to my local Clarks straight away. I intended on only purchasing one pair, but my ‘shoes in twos’ habit struck yet again, and I walked away with both Beryl and Bibi. However, I’m very sad that I had to leave Betty behind with her adorable fried-egg looking flowers, and Bobbie is such a cute, comfy, every day style, and well, Blanche would be perfect for my holiday…

The Colour Edit – Spring 2015 – Blue

the colour edit blue 2015 spring

A new season means a new kaleidascope of colour arriving in the shops – and Spring, with it’s bright, cheerful shades, is always my favourite. This year the powers that be at Pantone have predicted a cooler, softer palette of colours, offset with subtle warm shades, so there really should be something for everyone.

I can’t remember the last season that didn’t have blue as a trend, and Spring 2015 is no exception. This year we see not one, but 3 shades of blue come to the forefront:

  • Aquamarine –  Cool and calming, ethereal, with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer.
  • Scuba Blue – An invigorating turquoise, conveys a sense of carefree playfulness.Even though a cool shade, the vibrancy adds a splash of excitement to the palette. Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.
  • Classic Blue – Reliable and thoughtful, inspires calm, confidence and harmony.Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette, a shade that is strong and reliable. Just as with the sea, because of its waterborne qualities, this Classic Blue is perceived as thoughtful and introspective.

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