Ten Valentine’s Day Gifts You Should Buy For Yourself

Do you still do the Valentine’s Day thing? The secret squirrel act of present buying and trying to book a table for dinner?

Actually scrap that. Try getting a babysitter first and then you can think about booking a table for dinner!

Over the years we’ve settled into the routine of staying in, cooking a nice meal and asking each other if there’s anything in particular the other would would like for a gift. I’m currently wondering if a Sophie Hulme tote falls under the banner of anything in particular…

3 Wearable Spring Trends In White

In a batch of SS17 trends that includes pink, yellow, print and er…bralettes apparently, I’ve managed to find three that I love. In white. And don’t worry – the bralette isn’t one of them.

First up is the white shirt but not as we know it. Deconstructed is one of those terms I thought was only reserved for cheesecake attempts on Masterchef but apparently you can do it to a shirt too. And I love it.

I was calling it the elevated white shirt (my own hashtag favouritism) and for me, the more unusual detail it has the better. I think I’m predisposed as they tie in nicely with my ongoing statement sleeve obsession…

Shop The New In Drops | Pre-Spring

I don’t know about you but around this time in winter, I really start looking forward to spring. As in just can’t wait any longer, need to get my ankles out, want to feel the sun’s warmth again looking forward.

And the shops know exactly how to tap into that with their tempting new in pre-spring drops. Teasing us with the promise of new clothes that can be worn without coats, ankle boots with bare legs and fine light layers of cashmere.

Because you need cashmere whatever the weather!

The Weekend Starts Here…

I think that’s quite enough for this week. Rain, the dog at the vets for an op, broken central heating and then water dripping down through a light fitting? Yup. We’ll have no more of that!

It’s amazing how quickly January schmizzle can sap your enthusiasm for a fresh start!

And so to the weekend and the application of that famous divide and conquer technique when you have a family but still lots of things to achieve. Saturday is Mr’s DIY day and Sunday is my clean out the closet day – Woot Woot! Can’t wait!

January Retail Therapy | The hush sale edit

One announcement guaranteed to bring me out of my post Christmas slump? The hush sale has begun!

I’m currently taking a couple of days to get organised in terms of admin and new year work plans and hadn’t actually intended on publishing a post until the end of the week. But when I saw that one of my favourite brands was kick starting January with a sale, I thought a quick newsflash was in order.

In all honesty, I’ve blatantly ignored most of the sales as it feels like they’ve been going on since Black Friday. What with that and the numerous repeat bouts of Christmas shopping, I really didn’t feel inclined to shop. I know. Call a doctor. STAT.