What to Wear “Out-Out” this Festive Season

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The festive season is almost upon us and, after last year’s restrictions, I think many of us are in the mood to party. Certainly, there’s been a shift of focus within the fashion world from stay-at- home lounge wear to more glamorous “out-out" wear. So what will you be wearing for Christmas and New Year parties? How much you relish the opportunity to  put on a bit of ...
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Bagging A Bargain

We all love a bargain, don’t we? But how many of your previous sale purchases do you actually love and wear regularly? A  bargain is only a bargain if you actually wear it! It is all too easy to get carried away by thoughts of how much you’re saving and end up buying something you would never normally consider and that is destined to lurk unworn at the back of your wardrobe (Tr...
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What To Wear To A Wedding

Are you going to a wedding? Perhaps you’re the mother of the bride or groom? If so, you will want to make sure you look your very best.  Here are some tips to help you get your outfit right so that you not only look and feel fabulous on the day but also when you look back on the photos in years to come. What type of wedding is it? There are so many different options for weddi...
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Hats, Hats, Hats!

Hats were very much to the fore at the royal wedding and there is no doubt that the right hat adds a stylish finishing touch to an outfit and imparts a sense of occasion. With this in mind, I asked local milliner Deborah Dalton for her thoughts on how to wear hats well. Here's what she had to say...   "The recent Royal wedding was fantastic! A great occasion f...
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Best Dressed Wedding Guest

Were you, like me, glued to the screen watching the royal wedding? I loved the simplicity and elegance of Meghan’s  Givenchy wedding gown, topped off by that fabulous veil. It will be interesting to see how her choice influences bridal wear over the year ahead. Exciting though it was to see THE wedding gown though, it was actually checking out what the wedding guests were we...
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Charity Fashion Show

I am delighted to be supporting Lee-on-the Solent Golf Club at their Charity Fashion Show to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. I will be explaining all about colour analysis and demonstrating how wearing the right colours can make you look altogether fresher, younger and more attractive. Members of the golf club will be modelling golf wear and day, evening, and o...
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Boden Shopping Party – 27% Off!

Like Great Clothes? Then you'll LOVE my Boden Shopping Party Here’s what you can expect: Drinks and nibbles The latest range to try on and buy 27% OFF plus free delivery and returns and a free gift for the first thirty orders. Expert advice on what suits you - if you want it! £25 ACCOUNT CREDIT when you bring along a friend who’s new to Boden Be sure to email Nicola...
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Salvation! Dresses With Sleeves!

This post comes courtesy of Tracie Beardsley of Fab Frocks, a boutique which specialises in occasion wear with starting prices comparable with high street shops such as Coast and Monsoon. Staff at Fab Frocks pride themselves on being able to dress real women of all shapes and sizes - with sizes 4 to 24 in stock. "As soon as BBC’s ‘Strictly’ hits our screens, customers inunda...
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Getting It Right For Special Occasions

Whether you’re mother of the bride, planning a day at the races or attending some other special occasion, rule number one is to make sure you start shopping as early as you can so that you can take time to find the perfect outfit and not get panicked into buying something you’re not entirely happy with. A special event generally means there will be lots of photographs and y...
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