Stepping into spring with The White Company

I must admit my levels of excitement went through the roof when The White Company got in touch and asked if I ‘d be interested in picking my favourite items from their spring collection. I mean who would say no? The White Company is one of my favourite brands ever and it’s my go to place when buying gifts for friends or for myself.

The White Company name always springs to mind when thinking of affordable luxury, with their beautiful packaging, clean lines and a style that suits not just the minimalists but also the fashionistas out there. And those on the look out for great quality.

Picking favourites from their spring collection wasn’t an easy choice, they have so many gorgeous pieces that narrowing  them down to just a few was quite a difficult task.

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A few of my favourite bags

Some people are shoe or coat obsessed, but for me it’s all about handbags. Not sure where my obsession comes from but ever since I can remember I’ve always been interested in bags. What is it with bags? I guess with clothes you always need to worry about them fitting or not fitting but there is never that problem with handbags.

Every year I tell myself I will not spend any more money on bags and instead will save up to treat myself to a designer bag -hello Gucci Soho disco and Chanel 2.55 – but I fail miserably every single time. I just can’t help myself. Whenever I go online to check my favourite shops I always steer towards the handbag section first. I can probably tell you all the bags Zara have on their site at the moment.  Yes, I’m that sad.

Handbags are can really add the perfect finising touches to any outfit and you don’t really need to spend the earth to get nice ones.

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Kitchen makeover | Style & Inspiration

When we bought our house in 2010 we had an 11 month old baby and after having completely renovated our previous property we didn’t feel like another project. We wanted something nice to move into without having to do any work to it. We paid top price for our house so we couldn’t justify any major changes.

The kitchen had been redone by the previous owners, there is nothing wrong with it but it has never been 100% to my taste. The floor is black, the units are dark wood and there is even a black mosaic strip going round. The whole kitchen looks very dated now,

kitchen makeover

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5 products I’m loving this winter

The weather is still quite chilly in London and there aren’t any signs that winter will be over any time soon. My skin and hair are always drier at this time of the year – I guess the central heating and the cold temperatures outside probably make things worse. The older I get the more conscious I am of looking after my skin and this is probably quite a crucial time of the year to do so.

Here are my current 5 favourite beauty products. Some of these I use all year round but some others are great for winter when my skin needs a bit more refreshing and nourishing.

Fresh Brown Sugar body polish

Fresh is a relatively unknown brand in the UK but I’ve been a big fan of theirs for years.  This brown sugar body polish smells amazing and leaves the skin super soft. Containing a blend of primrose, sweet almond, apricot and jojoba oils that nourishes and moisturizes the skin, it’s perfect for a bit of pampering and to make you feel revitalized.

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The statement coat & over 40’s blogging

If anyone had told my teenage self that I’d be ditching black in favour of colour I’d never had believed it. Yes, it’s true, as a teenager growing up in the 80’s wearing black was the colour of choice. Fast forward many years and black has been abandoned in favour of colour. Reds, blues and greens are usually my colours of choice and I’m very rarely seen in black these days.

Statement coat & over 40's blogging

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