Boden Expanding? Good news for the Natural Style Personality

I was quite excited to see the headline online that Boden are planning to expand by opening some shops across the UK. I only hope that they're not just going to be based in London which is the case with some other clothing shops that I really love.  

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The New Season Style Guide from Colour Me Beautiful

Colour Me Beautiful have issued their new Style Guide for Autumn/Winter 2015.  Have a read for some inspiration for your Style Personality:  

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Buying Clothes from the Supermarket

Most women I know have bought some clothes from the supermarket when they've been shopping for the groceries, or when they have a need for an item of clothing quickly.

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How much is too much to spend on a handbag?

I was attending a ladies only networking meeting last week and towards the end, one of the ladies got up to leave.  She reached for her handbag, which was like a black giraffe pattern, and this attracted some admiring comments.  "I love it!  My Mum thinks it's ridiculous that I spent over £100 on a bag but I use it all the time and I think it was worth it".  Given that I have a bit of an expensive handbag addiction, I thought £100 wasn't very much and I did wonder how much is too much to spend on a handbag you use everyday.

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Maxi Dresses in a Capsule Wardobe

I've got one of my maxi dresses on today, trying to dress like it's summer and I recorded this video talking about how to use maxi dresses in a capsule wardrobe.

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Wardrobe Decluttering for Men

Decluttering!  Everybody talks about doing it - "I've got too much STUFF!"  It's a ongoing task for some, and I'm always recommending wardrobe decluttering when my clients come for a consultation because it's the best way of implementing wearing colours and clothes that flatter you all the time because you don't have the wrong things to fall back on (or you at least know they aren't the best items for you and you can work to replace them in future shopping trips). 

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Choosing what to wear

I posted this video on my Facebook page last week.  It's all about some rather questionable choices that are made when partners choose what to wear for each other.  Watching the video, I realised there was more that I wanted to say about it.

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High Heels on the Red Carpet

I've been astounded this week to find that women are *supposed* to wear high heels on the red carpet.  At the Cannes Film Festival ushers to the event have been turning women away from walking the red carpet because they had the temerity to be wearing flat shoes.  That included older women and an amputee!  The organisers say that high heels are not part of the official dress code on the red carpet, but I can't imagine the ushers would take it into their heads to turn women away if it hadn't been a directive by somebody in authority.  

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Going for a job interview? What first impression do you make?

If you've read my blog for any length of time, or heard me speak at an event, I'll frequently talk about what impression you make when you meet somebody for the first time.  With job interviews, the stakes are raised.  You are being assessed for suitability for a job against a number of other people who all want to make a good impression too so it's essential that you're aware of how important first impressions are.

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This is the BBC

Well, I've always wanted to say that - after my brief brush with fame being paid to be on Playaway when I was 14.  Last week I was interviewed by BBC Radio Tees presenter, Mike Parr - on live radio!

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