On trend | Basket bags

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll probably have noticed the latest trend in handbags. Yes, for the second year running, basket bags will be the most popular accessory of the summer. Made of straw, raffia or jut the basket bags are back in fashion.

Basket bags make me think of  the French countryside, summer holidays strolling by the sea and eating al fresco.

They are really versatile, good enough to wear with jeans and a top on a day out.  They are also perfect to keep all your essentials on the beach, and still look stylish. It’s the perfect style to achieve the beach-to-bar look.

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Stepping into spring with The White Company

I must admit my levels of excitement went through the roof when The White Company got in touch and asked if I ‘d be interested in picking my favourite items from their spring collection. I mean who would say no? The White Company is one of my favourite brands ever and it’s my go to place when buying gifts for friends or for myself.

The White Company name always springs to mind when thinking of affordable luxury, with their beautiful packaging, clean lines and a style that suits not just the minimalists but also the fashionistas out there. And those on the look out for great quality.

Picking favourites from their spring collection wasn’t an easy choice, they have so many gorgeous pieces that narrowing  them down to just a few was quite a difficult task.

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A few of my favourite bags

Some people are shoe or coat obsessed, but for me it’s all about handbags. Not sure where my obsession comes from but ever since I can remember I’ve always been interested in bags. What is it with bags? I guess with clothes you always need to worry about them fitting or not fitting but there is never that problem with handbags.

Every year I tell myself I will not spend any more money on bags and instead will save up to treat myself to a designer bag -hello Gucci Soho disco and Chanel 2.55 – but I fail miserably every single time. I just can’t help myself. Whenever I go online to check my favourite shops I always steer towards the handbag section first. I can probably tell you all the bags Zara have on their site at the moment.  Yes, I’m that sad.

Handbags are can really add the perfect finising touches to any outfit and you don’t really need to spend the earth to get nice ones.

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The statement coat & over 40’s blogging

If anyone had told my teenage self that I’d be ditching black in favour of colour I’d never had believed it. Yes, it’s true, as a teenager growing up in the 80’s wearing black was the colour of choice. Fast forward many years and black has been abandoned in favour of colour. Reds, blues and greens are usually my colours of choice and I’m very rarely seen in black these days.

Statement coat & over 40's blogging

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The best of the Black Friday Sales

I must confess that until a couple of years ago I’ve never heard of Black Friday. But the UK has quickly caught up with the US and more and more stores are doing offers, not just for the Friday but for the whole week. Black Friday is the perfect time to grab a bargain in time for Christmas.

I’ve put a list together of all the best offers out there at the moment. It will be handy to have them all in one place in case you  want to start your Christmas shopping early or treat yourself.


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