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19th December 2014  |  Accessories, Fashion 2014

How to update a LBD for the festive season

Black dress accessory


No time, no budget to buy a new dress. Most of us have a tried and tested LBD or something similar in our wardrobes. We may have worn it many times and have grown a little tired of it.

However it can easily be updated with a few clever accessories. Some eye catching statement jewellery or a killer pair of shoes. Suddenly that LBD can look new again in an instant. No-one will know it is the same one you wore last year.

Should you need a new one I would highly recommend this well made LBD by David Napier, it ticks all the boxes, comes in a choice of two lengths and has sleeves etc. Available here 

Details of accessories in image:

1. Earrings here // 2. Gold earrings here // 3. Blue earrings here // 4. Gold necklace here //5. Silver necklace here //6. Pearl necklace here // 7. Pink glitter clutch here // 8. Blue sequin clutch here // 9. Heart kitten heels here // 10. St. Laurent pink pumps here // 11. Lucy Choi gold heels here // 12. Gold/pearl cuff here // 13. Spice box 4 stone ring here // 14. Margo stack ring here // 15. Open band crystal ring here .


Enjoy the festive season knowing you look appropriately and chicly attired.


16th December 2014  |  Fashion 2014, Style inspiration

Sparkle after dark in a cocktail jacket

Sequin jacket 2


The days are closing in and the light is fading fast. Certainly here in London the skies have been overcast and gloomy.   A glass of good champagne or some mulled wine is sure to add some cheer; plus a touch of sparkle in our attire never goes amiss.

I particularly love sequin jackets. I find they have a subtle shimmer that gives a very flattering glow to the skin. I have a vintage one that has served me well over the years.

Two ways to wear a sequin jacket – details below

l. Cream silk top 30% reduction here //2. Pearl earrings selection here //3. Navy sequinned jacket here// 4.Black polo sweater here// 5. Gold earrings here// 6. Marc Jacobs gold bangle here// 7. Black trousers here // 8. Black clutch from selection here //9. Slim leg jeans here // 10. Black pumps here // 11. Black flats here


A further selection of sequin and evening jackets, that I feel will be a uplifting addition to your wardrobe. They are extremely versatile and can be worn with trousers, dresses (short or long) and skirts.


Net a Porter still has a magnificent sale. I was browsing over the week-end and came up with this selection. (some styles may be low on sizes)


15th December 2014  |  Fashion Flash Monday

Monday Musings and Fashion Flash

This Works


The season may be festive and full of good cheer however it can also be a time when we are rushed off our feet, what with all the shopping, cooking, cleaning and last minute present buying. It is important to take time out to relax and get a good nights sleep in order to be fresh for another busy day.

I find that a good long soak in a hot bath can often help especially with the addition of some soothing lavender bath salts available here or if you prefer the bath oil version here.




For more hints and tips on how to look beautiful and chic for all those parties and family gatherings check out this weeks Fashion Flash here

This week our charming host is MaryLou co-founder of Second Lives Club where you can read some amazing stories of women and men who have reinvented themselves, changed careers and are living the life of their dreams.

WOW  Can’t believe it the sales seem to get better and better. Now one of my favourite on-line shop has 50% off some gorgeous pieces here

12th December 2014  |  Accessories, bags, Gifts

Gifts for the Chic Fashionista


Dee fashionista sketch + acc


We are on the home straight now with regards to gifts. If you have a fashionista still on your last minute Christmas list I have selected a few items I am sure she would be happy to add to her chic wardrobe.

Accessories are always a good bet as there is no sizing involved. They make an Ideal gift choice for the male of the species to buy as it takes all the hassle out of trying to guess her correct size. In my experience men have never been good at this particular skill.

Kate Spade love story clutch here//Kate Spade Dot clutch here //Black stud earrings here //Silver charm bangle bracelet here //Small patent cosmetic case here//5 stone ring here//Red drop earrings here//Coach duffel mini leather bag here//Michael Kors travel cross body bag here //Faux fur clutch/purse here//Crystal silver clutch here//Luxury abstract print scarf here //Sterling silver link necklace here//Blue cashmere scarf here//Red tech earmuffs here //Rebecca Mintoff cross body mini tote here//


She will always appreciate a cosy sweater or glam evening top

Black lace top here//Grey cashmere hoodie here//Black cashmere lounge trousers here//Pink ribbed sweater here//Uniglo spot top here//Boden velvet slippers here//Uniglo blue sweater here

Sketch by Dee

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