Holidays are exciting. A well-earned treat. A time for fun and relaxation. So why is it that preparing to go on holiday can be SO stressful?! Remembering to cancel the milk/weekly vegetable delivery, organising kennels or house sitting and the frantic last minute...read more
Many women (myself included) do not suit pretty, floaty dresses. I love them on other women, but they just don’t suit me at all. The reason is, I don’t have any ‘girly’ in my clothing style. If you take a snapshot of many high street shops at this time of...read more
. I launched my image business on a very hot sunny day on 1st July 2009. My boys were just 2 and 4 and I was SO nervous and excited about starting up my very own business. I held a garden party, invited 10 local friends and asked them all to bring someone I didn’t...read more
Finding a pair of trousers that fits and flatters can be tricky. In fact, some women feel it’s an impossible task and its true that for some, using the services of a tailor will be the best option.However, to give yourself the best chance of finding trousers that make...read more
Which shoes to wear is probably my most asked question. There are SO many reasons why choosing the right shoe for you and your outfit can be tricky. Maybe you have problem/painful feet – I did for years and then I had my bunions done! Perhaps comfort is one of the...read more
This is a guest blog post, kindly written by Harriet Waley-Cohen. I’ve got a confession to make. Last Saturday, I bought a dress in All Saints that I didn’t need. I hadn’t gone out to buy anything in All Saints, one of my favourite shops, I’d popped in for a quick...read more
In my 10 years of shopping with women (and many more shopping for myself and with friends), I’ve noticed that very often, women fall into one of two camps. Camp 1 – The ‘Under’ Shoppers They HATE shopping and will do anything they can to avoid it. Nothing fits....read more
I’m well aware that most people don’t necessarily categorise their coats. But I do. I love coats. Always have. And I’ve built up quite a collection over the years (hence the need to categorise!). From years and years of working with clients, I’ve identified that the...read more
Who made the ‘rule’ that to be seen wearing the same thing more than once was a sin? Whoever it was needs a good talking to! Did you read about TV presenter Nadia Sawalha of ITV’s Loose Women getting a load of flack for repeat wearing a snakeskin blouse a couple of...read more
This is a guest blog post, kindly written by Kate Wolf. A few months ago Helen taught a masterclass inside my membership, the Beacons Sisterhood. It’s the place where bright lights gather to burn bright, not out. Helen was sharing how the women could update their...read more
Some women wake up one day and realise that they hate all their clothes. They don’t feel as though what they have in their wardrobes reflects who they really are and they want that to change.
The problem is, they have no idea of how to make that change.read more
I might be a little premature with this one, but before too long we will start to see the beginnings of spring. And in my book, the changing season means it’s time to take stock of your clothes. I believe that this is a vital part of successful wardrobe management.
Now, this isn’t a BIG sort-out, so don’t worry. It shouldn’t take any real time or energy. It’s more of a reflection and an observation step.read more
These dark mornings certainly don’t make it any easier to jump out of bed with a spring in your step and crack on with your day.
Luckily, I have a few tips that will save valuable time each morning, allowing you an extra 10 mins of dozing in your cozy bed. (Or even longer depending on how long it takes you ages to get dressed…)
How safe are you with colour? Are you a top to toe neutrals kind of person (which is absolutely fine by the way!) or do you love to wear colour? What would I see if I looked inside your wardrobe? A sea of black, a carefully curated range of coordinating colours or a...read more
January can be a tricky month. The Christmas decs are about to come down – if they haven’t been packed away already… The shorter days and colder weather probably mean that you spend more time at home, curled up and being still and quiet. Snuggling up in comfy, casual...read more
Having a great collection of mixable and matchable separates is perhaps the best way to build up a decent ‘going-out’ wardrobe. You absolutely shouldn’t need to buy something new every single time you go out for dinner. It is perfectly possible to create a wardrobe...read more
Do you have an unbalanced wardrobe? I borrowed this term from a comment made by a lovely lady in my community because I think it perfectly describes what is going on in many wardrobes up and down the country. I believe it’s the cause of many ‘I have nothing to wear’...read more
In my opinion, there are three categories of coat that cover all requirements. A warm winter coat of ¾ length (or longer), possibly woolen A casual, super warm coat (could be a parka or a puffa-style) A glam coat for special occasions (could be faux fur,...read more