How to DIY a Christmas t-shirt with heat-transfer vinyl

If you want to get into the festive spirit but don’t want to splash the cash on a new Christmas jumper, I’ve come up with an easy DIY version that you can make at home. I’ve used a T-shirt that I picked up from the charity shop for just £2 but you could add a festive design to any sweatshirt or tee you already have at home. Here’s how…

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The 8 essential style staples you need to create a minimalist wardrobe

Fashion is ever-changing, with trends coming and going every season. As nice as it is to follow the latest trends, they can date easily and allow you to get swept up into the world of ‘fast fashion.’ The key to saving money while still looking great is to work on creating a classic and timeless wardrobe. By doing this, you’re ready for practically any occasion life can throw at you. Here’s 8 style staples to get you started…

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Six transitional wardrobe essentials to take you from Summer to Autumn

Summer in the UK is drawing to a close and with it the warm weather and sunny days have been left behind. I’m convinced that as soon as the 1st September hit, we’ve had nothing but grey days and drizzle – it’s as if the weather knew that the calendar had flipped over to autumn. […]

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Thrifty fashion for BBQ parties

With Summer in full swing and lots of lovely weather to look forward to, you’d probably be heading outdoors and spending a lot of time in the sun, and if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a BBQ, even better! But what should you wear for an al fresco event? It’s difficult to predict […]

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Thrifty fashion – 4 looks from one biker jacket

I’m one of those people who wear only a few items in their wardrobe over and over again. The statistic that’s always quoted is that most of us only wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time and I am certainly guilty of this. I often seem to choose one or two ‘favourite’ items […]

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My new London Retro specs

I’m quite picky about the brands that I feature on this blog – I only ever talk about my favourites – and as a thrifty retail kinda gal, the products I share need to be the best bargains around. So when the lovely team at MyOptique got in touch with me last week offering all […]

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Thrifty embellished cardi – DIY the look for less with buttons

Pink is going to be a big trend for this Autumn/Winter – it’s in all the magazines and on all the best fashion blogs, so it must be true – blush, rose and coral is here to stay. It’s an unusual choice for autumn and I always think that pink is a spring/summer colour, but if […]

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Thrifty fashion ~ On trend with cabuchons

Cabuchons are everywhere this year. I’d never even heard of the word until the start of the summer and now these little resin flowers, animals and bows are attached to every piece of jewellery, every accessory and even on mobile phone cases on the high street. I think they are cute and kitsch (I love anything plasticy!) […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – 90s footwear revival – do we really want to break our ankles?

Well, it’s true. The 90s are back. The catwalks are showcasing 90s-inspired fashion and the shops are packed full of ‘last millennium’ shoe trends. I can’t believe that I’ve already reached that age where my teen years have become ‘retro’ and I’m seeing those outfits coming back the  second-time-round. That’s the quickest way to make a girl feel her age, bah! But […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Sugar & Spice

This week I’m going to London to see the Spice Girls musical! And I admit, I am soooo excited about it! I can’t wait to see Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre and have been bursting with excitement ever since my bestie told me she’d booked a ticket for my birthday treat back in December! And now I’m […]

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My new fashion skirts featured on The Wardrobe Challenge blog!

I am so pleased to say that one of my new range of fashion tulle skirts has been included on The Wardrobe Challenge blog I love fashion writer Hanna’s blog because I enjoy seeing how she styles her outfits and it’s great to see someone doing it for all the curvy girls! She got in […]

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Button up! Upcycle your old buttons into fashion accessories

Here’s a fun craft project that you can have a go at on this weekend – making some rings, hair clips and brooches from old buttons. I don’t know how, but I have collected tons of buttons over the years  (I can’t even imagine where some have come from) and now have a box full […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – So many shoes, so little space!

If you love shoes the way that I love shoes, you’ll be experiencing the same dilemma that I am. As the shoe ‘collection’ grows and the wardrobe stays the same size, I’m struggling with finding places to stash my footwear. So that’s what this week’s Tuesday Shoesday is all about – sensible storage for not-so-sensible […]

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Get crafty in your local charity shop – here’s what I made…

You may remember that I wrote a blog post last week about this vintage pattern by Simplicity that I found whilst rummaging in my local charity shop. I wanted to make myself a this skirt but didn’t know where to start with buying fabric – everything I’d found online was a bit pricey and rooting through the big […]

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Fashion Trendspotting – Sundae girl for spring

I was reading this month’s Cosmo and really enjoyed their Spring fashion pages including a story called “Sundae Girl” – ice cream colours and soft, flowing fabrics. It included some gorgeous looks for Spring and clothing that can be worn well into summer too. Here I’ve snapped some of my favourite looks from this shoot and […]

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Colour Trend for 2013 – Emerald City

The colour professionals Pantone have announced their colour forecast for 2013 and this year’s colour trend is emerald. The executive director of Pantone Colour Leatrice Eiseman explains that “The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other colour, this powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.” This photo of […]

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My Christmas haul of craft, recipe & design books – reviews to follow!

I am pleased to say that when I told my friends and family that all I really wanted for Christmas were books, they listened – and just look at this haul of fabulous new books for me to browse through at my leisure during the year! I received a couple of great recipe books; The Pie […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – on a Wednesday…

After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, I’m settling back into my blog routine and here’s this week’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post – one day late on a Wednesday due to New Years Day yesterday! The Queen of Christmas is certainly the fabulously high-pitched singer Mariah Carey and I’ve seen more of her this […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – For frosty mornings: Snowboots

Seeing as we’ve had a flurry of snow in most parts of the country over the weekend, my thoughts turned to sensible snowy-weather footwear. As as the famous Arctic explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes once said, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” and this year I am fully embracing this mantra to get […]

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Fashion for Frosty Mornings – Festive Jumpers

Me & my family have been advocates of the disgusting Christmas jumper for years, but over the past couple of Christmases the tacky festive jumper has really taken over the high street and has finally become fashionable again. Although I like the style of these festive jumper, I really think that the vintage jumpers are […]

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The ultimate Winter wardrobe staple – My winter coat

You may remember that last month I was considering a purchase of a new winter coat and I blogged about my shortlist – if you don’t remember check out the blog post here. Well, I tried on a few options and after much deliberation and weighing up of price, style and warmth etc I decided […]

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The ultimate winter wardrobe staple – your winter coat

It’s now the time of year when the jacket that you’ve been wearing since April will longer suffice to keep the chill off your shoulders. I’ve had three little jackets (all thrifted from charity shops and carboot sales of course) which have been worn in rotation during the spring/summer season, one for every occasion; the little denim jacket (perfect […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Summer sandals & twinkly toes!

Is it finally summer? Some days I open my curtains to see a bright blue sky, searingly hot sunshine and fluffy white clouds, and other days I’m immediately disappointed by grey skies and drizzle. In fact, some days alternate between hot sunshine and cold showers in quick succession: I’ll be too hot one minute, soaking wet […]

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Carrie on Tutu-ing

 Over the coming weeks I will be looking at celebrities who love their tutus as much as I do and where better to start that with possibly THE most famous tutu of all – Carrie’s tutu from the title sequence of Sex and The City. The show launched in 1998 and the outrageous whimsical fashions […]

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Faeries & Enchantment Magazine

Fae Magazine Issue 14

I have recently meet a lovely fairy who writes for Faeries and Enchantment FAE Magazine and hopefully I will be getting the chance to have some of my fairy tutus featured in a photoshoot for a summer edition of the magazine! I am so excited about this! Things like this don’t usually happen to fairies […]

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