Hi-Lo Pick ‘n’ Mix. I like a bit of everything!

  I love my high-end pieces obviously but, they are a special treat.  And actually if I could, I’m not sure that I would go designer all the way. For one thing, I have certain limits  – ok there aren’t many(!) but there are some. Paying more than £100 for a plain cotton t-shirt* for example. … [Read more…]

Tulle, Leather and Rubbish Weather

  My next post is all about high-end/high street mixing and matching. But, as this outfit (worn on Easter Sunday – this post is a little later than planned!) does it so well, it had to have a post of its own, even though the weather that day was not exactly the best for blog … [Read more…]

Swedish Hasbeens Peep (out) Toes. When shoes don’t love you back!

  It’s warming up – time for Spring/Summer shoes.  Before I invest in a new pair, I like to go through what I’ve got first, sorting what to keep and what to ditch. And as usual, I can’t quite decide what to do with my Swedish Hasbeens peep-toe clogs. Bought 5 years ago as an … [Read more…]

Sneaker Pimps. Cheating on my Stan Smiths with Bart (The Imitation Game part deux!)

“Isabel Marant blatantly ripped-off Stan Smiths!” At my local deli the other morning, I overheard a group of friends arguing over trainers, specifically Adidas Stan Smiths and Isabel Marant Bart Sneakers.  What they were saying was a little OTT but essentially true and it’s a view shared by many since the Bart Sneaker was launched in … [Read more…]

Fashion Week AW 17- High/Low lights from London and the best from Milan so far

A little late with this one (it’s been a busy few weeks!) but here are my high (and low) lights from the recently concluded London Fashion Week.  Follow the link at the end for the best bits from Milan so far….: #1. Simone Rocha: For using older models. And for nearly changing my mind about … [Read more…]

The imitation game: A fashionista’s dilemma

The trickling down of trends from catwalk to High Street is a key part of the fashion industry – and of course trends are often influenced in the other direction too. Either way, the expectation is that when we shop, we will choose one or the other: the high end piece or its high street version. … [Read more…]