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
Did you see the recent BBC programme, ‘Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets’? I finally caught up with this documentary a couple of weeks ago after hearing so much about it. I was left feeling totally and utterly shocked and saddened by what I learnt....read more
One of the many things I love about this time of year, are the boot-wearing opportunities. And this autumn we are TOTALLY spoiled for choice! It’s with great enthusiasm today, that I’ve prepared for you a snapshot of the ankle boots that are on the shelves...read more
You are in and out of your wardrobe many, many times a day/week. When your wardrobe is clutter free and you have a system for how things are ordered (light colours to dark/ smart wear to casual wear…or whatever works best for you), choosing what to wear each day becomes quicker and easier and somewhat more pleasurable.read more
Whether it’s food shopping, daily routine, the way you exercise or the clothes you wear…it’s very easy and totally normal to find yourself stuck in a rut. For me, it's meals. I don’t love cooking, but I do it because we need to eat. In my family, we have one healthy...read more
Certain milestone ages can have a negative impact on your confidence, particularly in how you dress. The fear of getting it ‘wrong’ and dressing ‘inappropriately’ often means putting together outfits that have the effect of making you look and feel older than your...read more
Keep your Hair frizz free If, like me, your hair is dry and prone to frizz, I have two fab things to try. Firstly, a quick fix is simply using a hair treatment such as John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Mask. This product is cheap, effective and quick and...read more
Interestingly, many of my clients happen to be single in their 40’s and 50’s and are either dating or feel ready to. Dressing for a date must be one of the hardest outfits to pull together if you are unsure of your style. Whether you are dressing for a date night with your man or you are going on a first, second or third date with a new(ish) man, what to wear can be a cause of unnecessary overwhelm.
So, today, I’m bringing you a selection of outfit ideas for inspiration.read more