Sequins and grey cashmere

I’ve figured out my style formula for this year’s Christmas parties. Yes, I’m thinking cashmere and sequins. I love a cashmere jumper, so any excuse to buy a new one! But paired with a jazzy skirt, it makes the perfect combination of relaxed and dressed up, with just enough sparkle to show you’re in the party…

Winter blooms

I love having fresh flowers in the house. My sitting room just doesn’t feel complete with a couple of big bunches of blooms, and a few little posies in vases. I’m normally a fan of bright, summery colours (you can’t beat a bunch of yellow tulips or roses), but right now I really want to…

Beautiful Hobbs dresses

Yesterday I was wandering round the shiny, new John Lewis in Leeds, which was rather lovely. I can’t resist a John Lewis, can you? From home fragrance and beauty to food and fashion, I could easily fill a trolley with JL goodies. I love the fashion brands its carries, and fell head over heels with…

Oh so many engagement rings

We went shopping for our wedding rings on Sunday, eek! Which meant a lot of time staring at my own engagement ring, and a lot of time to look at all the other lovely jewellery in the shop. Turns out I’m a traditionalist, and I like my wedding jewellery plain and simple, but I thought, isn’t…

Backless shoes in winter?

Call me crazy but, even on possibly the drizzliest of November days, I find myself with an urge to buy backless shoes. Obviously this trend stems from the many incarnations of backless Gucci loafers (including the fur-lined ones), which I initially thought were ridiculous. But, as with so many trends, once I’ve seen it enough…

Flowers in teacups

Yes, it’s time for another wedding flowers post. I mean, you can’t really get enough of those, can you? (I hope not!) So, now I’ve pretty much settled on the flowers for the bouquets, I’ve been thinking about the tables. And one little Pinterest idea that I keep being drawn to is flowers in teacups….

Bridal knitwear

We’re into November, which means it’s now officially six months until I get married. Eek! Many jobs on the to-do list are done and we’re down to the little details, such as plans for the tables and what music we want. I chose my dress back in May, and I’ve got all my accessories (any…

My winter workout wear wishlist

So, the clocks have gone back and it’s now officially dark at 4.30pm. Boo! Which means I seriously need to rethink my exercise gear. I’m currently into running outside, but my workout wardrobe consists mostly of dark leggings and tops – not exactly the way to be seen on dark nights. So I’m on the…