FASHION FRIDAYS: WEEKLY WISHLIST

Welcome, to the weekly series of Fashion Fridays, each week I will post my fashion favourites from some of the well-known and up and coming high street and independent boutiques brands.

This week I’m absolutely loving the snake print co-ord by H&M, the floral mini skirt and the leather shirt from Topshop.

Which style buys have caught your eye, this week?

If you are finding it difficult to find something to wear in the mornings, you have a big trip coming up and need help pulling together a capsule wardrobe or you want to  transform your personal style, then please do get in touch. You can contact me by via the contact page or Instagram @uptown_girls_wardrobe. I happy to arrange a discovery call to discuss how I can help you achieve your styling goals.

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FASHION FRIDAYS: Weekly Wishlist

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Welcome, to the weekly series of Fashion Fridays, each week I will post my fashion favourites from some of the well-known and up and coming high street and independent boutiques brands.

This week I’m absolutely loving the trench coat from Zara, the mix print cardigan from Uterque and the pink satin skirt from Topshop.

Which style buys have caught your eye, this week?

If you are finding it difficult to find something to wear in the mornings, you have a big trip coming up and need help pulling together a capsule wardrobe or you want to  transform your personal style, then please do get in touch. You can contact me by via the contact page or Instagram @uptown_girls_wardrobe. I happy to arrange a discovery call to discuss how I can help you achieve your styling goals.

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FASHION FRIDAYS: WEEKLY WISHLIST


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Welcome, to the weekly series of Fashion Fridays, each week I will post my fashion favourites from some of the well-known and up and coming high street and independent boutiques brands.

This week I’m absolutely loving the Pink mini dress from Brandon Maxwell, Denim skirt from Urban Outfitters and the black clutch bag from Tom Ford.

Which style buys have caught your eye, this week?

If you are finding it difficult to find something to wear in the mornings, you have a big trip coming up and need help pulling together a capsule wardrobe or you want to  transform your personal style, then please do get in touch. You can contact me by via the contact page or Instagram @uptown_girls_wardrobe. I happy to arrange a discovery call to discuss how I can help you achieve your styling goals.

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15 STYLE TIPS ALL WOMEN SHOULD KNOW

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Welcome to my last post before Christmas. I’ve rounded up some of the top style tips that I think all women should know.

CREATE YOUR STYLE PROFILE

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Discovering your style? building a capsule wardrobe for work or a holiday? Planning what to wear for an upcoming event? The first place I advise my clients to start is, to create a moodboard which features inspiration for their look/wardrobe. Inspiration can be gathered from Pinterest, magazines, people watching or films. Pay attention to the fabrics, colours, silhouettes, styling and individual items that you like for your event. This exercise can help you to identify an overall style profile for your look/wardrobe. Once you have this you can use this to go through your wardrobe to find items that are similar and if necessary to make a shopping list.

2. INVEST IN GOOD UNDERWEAR

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I’ve seen women in outfit that could have been fabulous had they worn a well fitting bra. You’d be surprised at the difference a well fitting bra can make to your overall look. Generally, I advise my client’s to make an effort to wear underwear that makes them feel good about themselves, even if they will be the only ones to see it. Sexy lingerie that fits well and is comfortable has the ability to transform a woman’s mood. Victoria Secrets or Ann Summers offer a great bra fitting service and they have a great selection of underwear in different styles and colours.

3. IDENTIFY YOUR BODY SHAPE & OWN IT

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It is crucial that you understand the shape of your body if you want to look your best in clothes. Trends are not for all body types and it is important to identify what does and does not suit your body shape. I advise all of my new clients to stand in front of their mirrors in their underwear and soak in every feature of their body. This isn’t supposed to be an opportunity to attack yourself by highlighting the “flaws” in your body. It is the chance to celebrate your best features (such as great legs, a defined waist, great shoulders etc) and to understand what styles and silhouettes will suit your body. Body confidence is an important factor to looking and feeling fabulous in your clothes, this is why I always encourage my clients to be kind to themselves and to focus on what they love about their bodies. Don’t forget to check out my previous posts on identifying and styling each of the body type.

4. FIND A GOOD TAILOR

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I cannot stress enough how crucial it is, to find a good tailor. Fashion brands make clothes to fit particular silhouettes, but we do not live in a one size fits all world. A good tailor can help you transform a good outfit into a perfect outfit. Achieve that custom-made polished look that people often think is only enjoyed by the rich and famous. However, this is not true, there are plenty of tailors out there that will make your clothes look fabulous for a reasonable price. For anyone who is still not sure if using a tailor is a worthwhile investment, you might be interested to know that people tend to form an impression within 7 seconds of meeting someone (usually before any conversation has taken place), therefore, your personal image is important. A polished

5. THE POWER OF ACCESSORIES

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Accessories have the power to transform any basic look. Following a few basic rules, like statement earrings with rings and stacking bracelets with watches and you’ll look a million pounds. If you haven’t already, check out my post on how to wear accessories like a pro.

6. BUILD A CAPSULE WARDROBE

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A capsule wardrobe is a stand alone collection of around 20-40 pieces (including shoes and outerwear) that you love, that changes with each season and can be influenced by a specific event ( holiday or a business trip), lifestyle or even occupation. They makes it easier to choose outfits for the event or season because all of the pieces in your capsule wardrobe work so well together. I usually recommend that my clients do two Seasonal wardrobe hauls and two mini updates per year, this will ensure that your wardrobe is equipped all year round with pieces that you love. Check out my Q&A on capsule wardrobes for more https://uptowngirlswardrobe.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=16426&action=edit

7. FOOTWEAR TO CONQUER THE WORLD IN

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It’s been said that a woman in the right shoes will conquer the world and I agree. A well put together wardrobe includes having essential footwear that will ensure your outfit always looks on point from head to toe. Having lace up brogues, heeled knee-high or over the knee boots, white trainers, black ankle boots, black and nude court shoes are all footwear that all women should own.

8. LIVE OUT LOUD IN COLOUR

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This season’s fashion is not for the faint-hearted. Designers are encouraging you to live out loud in colour, Spring/Summer 19 is set to be the brightest yet. Being a fan of colour, I am so here for it. If you’re not a huge fan of wearing colour, try wearing colourful accessories. For the more daring wear clashing bright colours on opposite ends of the colour wheel or colour blocking in your favourite colour always looks fabulous.

9. PLANNING YOUR GLOW UP

You may have noticed that celebrities that have stylist will receive their clothes for the week ahead at the beginning of the week. This level of planning is great for women that do not have stylists too. Planning your outfit the night before or at the beginning of the week for the week ahead means that you can focus on building your empire. Factors you’ll need to take into consideration when planning your outfits in advance are the weather and the events you have planned.

10. INVEST IN DENIM

One of the best investments you’ll make is in a pair of well fitting jeans. I usually advise my clients to find a pair of jeans that fit your body perfectly. This sometimes means spending more than you usually would but given the amount of times you’ll wear them it’s a worthwhile investment. If you do find a great pair that need minor tweaks, a tailor can fix them for you.

11. PRETTY NAILS AND FEET

Taking care of your nails and feet is an important part of your self care. NAIL’D IT has several cute shops across London that will make sure your hand’s and feet look and feel great. Alternatively if you cannot afford to regularly visit the nail shop give yourself a pamper nail session at home.

12. A CLASSIC BLACK HANDBAG

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A classic black handbag is a timeless investment piece that will go with almost any outfit.

13. ONLINE WISHLISTS

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Want to know how you can dress like the fashion crowd but without the designer price tag. Well, it’s simple, save the items that you love to your wishlist on your favourite websites and when the sale starts you won’t have to spend hours going through sale pages to back your favourites at a bargain.

14. TRAFFIC BLOCKING IN NEUTRALS

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Wearing neutral tones from head to toe is super chic. The key to pulling off this look is to wear different textures of your chosen colour.

15. THE POWER OF LAYERING

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Layering is the perfect way to tackle unpredictable weather. Start with outerwear such as a leather jacket and wear it with a jumper or hooded top and a t-shirt underneath. Finish off the look by wearing your favourite pair of jeans and trainers or heeled ankle boots for a casual chic look.

Let me know which tips you love and will be doing in 2019, in the comments section below. P.S Don’t forget to share this post with your BFFs’.

If you’d like some inspiration for your style in 2019 check out my Pinterest, Uptown Girls Wardrobe. You will find street style, evening & casual wear, SS19 trends & designer collections boards. The link to my Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/uptowngirlsw/

If you’ve been thinking about clearing out your wardrobe, updating your style, you’re planning what to wear to a big event or you’re hosting the next ladies night and want to throw the best styling party ever!!! then please get in touch with me and we can discuss all of your styling needs. You can contact me by completing the short form on the contact page or at my Instagram page @uptown_girls_wardrobe.

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FASHION FRIDAYS: WEEKLY WISHLIST

Welcome, to the weekly series of Fashion Fridays, each week I will post my fashion favourites from some of the well-known and up and coming high street, Designer and independent boutiques brands.

VERSACE £740
CHLOE £1250
CHLOE £800
ZARA £159
ZARA £179
TOPSHOP
RIVER ISLAND
WEEKDAY £45
WEEKDAY £55
WEEKDAY £45
UTERQUE
UTERQUE £120
COS £79
COS £135
REISS £950
ZARA £49.99
H&M £29.99
ZARA
THE ROW £725
M.I.H JEANS £195
PROENZA SCHOULER £130

This week I’m absolutely loving the blue wide leg trousers from Weekday, the red puffer jacket from H&M and the cable knit cardigan from River Island.

Which style buys have caught your eye, this week?

If you are finding it difficult to find something to wear in the mornings, you have a big trip coming up, need help pulling together a capsule wardrobe or you want to  transform your personal style, then please do get in touch. You can contact me by via the contact page or Instagram @uptown_girls_wardrobe. I’d be happy to arrange a discovery call with you to discuss how I can help you achieve your styling goals.

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PARTY SEASON GUIDE: SHOES THAT WILL GET YOU NOTICED.

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With New Years Eve around the corner it seems only right to do a post on party shoes.  Shoes are often the first thing that people notice, they’re an important factor when weighing in on who makes the best dressed list. In this post you will find fabulous party shoes that will get you noticed and with the right outfit will definitely earn you that spot on the best dressed list.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: TREAT YOURSELF WELL THIS CHRISTMAS

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Christmas is almost a week away and I suspect that most of you have probably finished or are almost done with your Christmas shopping. It’s important to remember that you must treat yourself as well as you treat others. I know you have all worked hard this year to smash your goals and that can mean only one thing, it’s time to treat yourself. I’ve put together a list of treats that are fit for an Uptown Girl.

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS, SO KATE £495

 

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READING IN HEELS FROM £10 PER MONTH

Reading in Heels is a monthly subscription service and digital book club for intelligent, stylish modern women, letting you discover the latest in modern literary fiction alongside our Expert Edit of beauty and lifestyle treats.

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UTERQUE, CARD HOLDER £39

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GIORGIO ARMANI, SI Fragrance FROM £78

This smells absolutely divine and is perfect for an Uptown Girl. It’s subtle but leaves a sexy aroma wherever you go.

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AVEDA, TOP TO TOE PACKAGE £189

After a busy year why not treat yourself to the top to toe experience (Aveda Aroma body polish, Aveda back, neck and shoulder massage Aveda Pedicure and Aveda Manicure). Just the kind of self-care that’s needed after the year you’ve had. This package is £189 but you’ll leave feeling like a new woman.

 

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& OTHER STORIES,  JUMPER £69
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ASPINAL LONDON, ROUND CROSSBODY BAG £495

This stylish bag is the perfect travelling companion. This fabulous croc inspired bag comes in various colours and styles.

 

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CHLOE, TRAINERS £490

The first time I set eyes on these trainers I fell in love. This snakeskin print pair are a wow factor and are obviously the perfect gift to yourself.

 

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MINT’D BOX, STARTING FROM £70 PER MONTH

Mintd box is a monthly / bi-monthly luxury beauty subscription. Every month / 2 months they will send you a carefully curated selection of 4-5 full / deluxe sized luxury beauty products from exceptional luxury brands in skincare, makeup & haircare. They carefully select and handpick luxury beauty products from the most innovative, exclusive and most respected brands to fit your beauty profile and lifestyle.

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CHLOE, TESS LEATHER AND SUEDE SHOULDER BAG £1250

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& OTHER STORIES, EARRINGS £27

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NAIL’D IT, £various

Treat yourself to a pamper session at NAIL’D IT. They have various shops across London, pop in and have your nails or feet pampered in gorgeous surroundings. It’s the perfect way to relax and show yourself  some love.

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS £635

These black lace stilettos are a classic with a sexy twist. When they said a women in the right shoes will conquer the world, they had these red bottoms in mind. Whilst they are not cheap they’re definitely an investment piece.

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NORMA KAMALI, STRIPED ROBE £220

 

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RICHARD QUINN, FLORAL PYJAMAS £368

 

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V&A MUSEUM, MEMBERSHIP from £70

Why not invest in some culture. A membership with the V&A gives you access to art exhibitions, events and previews.

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CHANEL ROGUE ALLURE VELVET £31

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ZARA, DOUBLED SIDED LEATHER COAT £449

 

 

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AMARA, STOWIT LARGE JEWELLERY BOX £50

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& OTHER STORIES £49.00

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SAINT LAURENT, CROC BAG £1495

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LARSSON & JENNINGS, LUGANO WATCH £245

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TED BAKER @ AMARA, TRAVEL DOCUMENT HOLDER £45

 

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CHANEL, MANICURE ESSENTIALS SET £92

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 JO MALONE, CHRISTMAS CRACKER £233

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FENTY BEAUTY, RIHANNA’S MYSTERY SURPRISE £42

 

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UTERQUE, FLAT EMBELLISHED SHOES £130

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UTERQUE, SNAKESKIN PRINT BELT

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LONSELUET, SLIP DRESS £253

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CHLOE, SUNGLASSES £265

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VALENTINO, TRANSPARENT BAG £750

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VERSACE, TRAINERS £770

This kit includes a freestyle Highlighter Palette, Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon 3-PC Set + Mystery Gift

Don’t forget to leave your comments about this post and any styling dilemmas you would like me to write a post or do a video on in the comment section below.

If you are finding it difficult to find something to wear in the mornings, you have a big trip coming up and need help pulling together a capsule wardrobe or you want to  transform your personal style, then please do get in touch. You can contact me by via the contact page or Instagram @uptown_girls_wardrobe. I’d be happy to arrange a discovery call to discuss how I can help you achieve your styling goals.

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FASHION FRIDAYS: NET-A-PORTER SALE ITEMS I’M OBSESSED WITH

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Yes it’s that time again when most brands go into sale. Net-a-Porter went into sale on 11 December 2018. I’ve created a post of the must-have items that have been sitting in my wishlist for a while.

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TEN PARTY SEASON LOOKS, I’M OBSESSED WITH.

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As usually Christmas has snuck up on us and party season has officially begun. You may have been thinking about what to wear to the work Christmas do for a few weeks but haven’t made any final choices. Then there is the final ladies night of the year and the family Christmas meal both, of which require new outfits. If you can relate to this, this post is for you.

I have pulled together some party looks that will look fabulous.

LOOK 1

THE SEQUIN DRESS

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LOOK 2

THE FRINGE DRESS

 

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Make a statement in this fringed dress from the isawitfirst.com. This style of neckline is perfect for every body shape but particularly suits women with narrow shoulders and larger hips and bottoms. Wear yours with a simple pair of barely there sandals and statement earrings.

 

 

LOOK 3

LACE WIDE LEG TROUSERS

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Now this really is a fabulous party look. Probably not for the conservative work Christmas party but certainly for the last ladies night before Christmas. The key to keeping this look clean, classy and chic is to wear a longline blazer that covers your bottom, keep jewellery minimal and hair swept back into a low bun.

 

LOOK 4

VELVET TROUSER SUIT

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Zara

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The velvet trouser suit is super flattering for most body shapes.  It’s elegant and looks effortlessly chic in this relaxed tailoring style. Finish the look with statement shoes and simple accessories.

 

LOOK 5

SEQUIN SKIRT

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I absolutely love this sequin skirt. It will definitely be the star of the show and is the reason why I have styled it with simple pieces, shoes and accessories. This outfit is a head turner.

LOOK 6

BLACK SLIP DRESS

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Whilst you may be thinking this is a simple black slip dress but the satin fabric coupled with the lace trim gives this dress a subtle sexy vibe. Again simple heels with a pair of statement earring and a statement bag and you are ready for the party.

 

LOOK 7

CREAM TROUSER SUIT

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Topshop

 

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LOOK 8

BLAZER DRESS

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“Simlicity is the keynote of all true elegance” Coco Chanel. No further words required for this look.

LOOK 9

THE JUMPSUIT

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LOOK 10

THE MINI

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If you’ve got great legs and love colour, this outfit is perfect for you. It has a rockstar feel to it.

 

 

If you’re struggling to find something to wear for the party season and could use some help picking out an outfit that you love I have a party season styling package that is perfect for you.  This package includes a moodboard featuring party season inspiration (outfits, shoes and accessories) just for you. It will also include a personal shopping day, I will shop with you to find the perfect outfit for you. Alternatively if  you’re too busy to shop I will shop for you. To find out more about this package and how I can help you achieve your styling goals generally, please get in touch. You can contact me by via the contact page or my Instagram page @uptown_girls_wardrobe.

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FASHION FRIDAYS: THE WEEKLY WISHLIST

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Welcome, to the weekly series of Fashion Fridays, each week I will post my fashion favourites from some of the well-known and up and coming high street and independent boutiques brands.

Continue reading “FASHION FRIDAYS: THE WEEKLY WISHLIST”

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WEEKLY FRIDAYS: THE WEEKLY WISHLIST

Welcome, to the weekly series of Fashion Fridays, each week I will post my fashion favourites from some of the well known and up and coming high street and independent boutiques brands.

Continue reading “WEEKLY FRIDAYS: THE WEEKLY WISHLIST”

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FASHION FRIDAYS: WEEKLY WISHLIST

Welcome, to the weekly series of Fashion Fridays, each week I will post my fashion favourites from some of the well known and up and coming high street and independent boutiques brands.

Continue reading “FASHION FRIDAYS: WEEKLY WISHLIST”

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