I love Asos denim

Have you tried Asos jeans? I bloomin’ love them. Why? Firstly, they’re super affordable (about £30 a pair, and often they go down as low as £10 in the sale). Secondly, if you find a shape you love, they usually make it in a huge range of washes, so you can get your perfect jeans…

Illustrating children’s books

I’ve recently started Monday night evening classes in illustrating books, and particularly children’s books. I’ve got a few story ideas whirling round in my head, and I love to draw, but now I’d like to put the two together and see if I can illustrate my own story. Hence the class. We’re three weeks in…

Emma Stone make-up inspo

Have you seen La La Land yet? Yes, the film everyone’s talking about! I saw it on Tuesday, and really enjoyed it. Pure Hollywood escapism. Also, shall we talk about Emma Stone’s fab fashion in the film? Beautiful floaty dresses in a rainbow of colours. Come summer, I’m channeling Emma. But until then, she’s been…

National Trust adventures

Rob and I were lucky enough to receive a year’s membership to the National Trust for Christmas. My parents have been members for years and have taken me to lots of fantastic stately homes, parks and gardens, so I have a real fondness for them. While we had a few days off over Christmas, we…

New season joy

As much as I love a sale (and believe me, I really love a sale!) there’s nothing quite as fun as a high street filled with lovely new stuff, especially when it’s lovely new spring stuff, which makes you feel it’s just around the corner (even though we know we’ve still got a good three…

Midi dresses: the easy choice

I don’t know about you, but I’m still struggling with the whole getting up at 7am and trying to make myself look presentable for work concept. I know it’s far too early to be saying this but, I can’t wait for spring! I just love it when it’s light in the mornings. So in the…

Ribbons in your hair

It’s January. We’re back at work. And today’s the day we have to take down the decorations. But this is not a cause for sadness. Oh no. Because have you seen this pretty look that’s been trending on Instagram and Pinterest… Oh yes, ribbons in your hair. So cute and yet also chic. And the…

Brilliant new books

Do you find your Christmas presents tend to have a theme? Some years it’s all about the clothes, others it’s chocolate galore. This year, for me, was all about the books. And seeing as, sob, it’s the final day of the holidays before heading back to work tomorrow, today is the perfect time for a…