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Retail Review Episode 35 – Veronika Maine

Thursday, February 28, 2019 /

I love the change in season, a new colour palette, a shift in gears. While we’re all still in shorts (or drapey pants), it’s never to early to start looking at ahead and start planning what needs replacing or added to our wardrobes. I hate being caught out early in the season not having the right piece on hand when the chilly mornings kick in.

Well, Veronika Maine is on it. Gorgeous rich colours, new shapes and some brilliant tailoring. If you need smart business or business formal for work, snap up your AW pieces now. Especially the burgundy coat!

Is Veronika Maine right for you?

Style Personality >> Elegant | Creative | Feminine

Colour Palette >> Rich, deep tones

Body Shape >> All

Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Smart Business | Business Formal | Event

Size >> 6 to 18

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Retail Review Episode 32 – Issue

Thursday, February 7, 2019 /

Do you dream of a capsule work wardrobe? Let me introduce Issue Clothing Co.

If your dress code for work is suited and booted, then Issue Clothing Co. has a beautiful range of suiting and separates (that mix and match!) in natural fibres that will see you through season to season.

Plus it’s risk free online shopping with free returns.

Style Personality >> Classic | Natural | Elegant

Colour Palette >> Neutral

Body Shape >> All

Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Smart Business | Business Formal

Size >> 6 to 18

Here are my favourites………

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Retail Review Episode 29 – Camilla

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 /

Do you have an adventurous spirit? Love a kaftan? Keen to embrace a bold print?

Then Camilla is perfect for you?

Style Personality >> Natural | Feminine | Creative

Colour Palette >> Bold, bright and printastic!

Body Shape >> Perfect for Rectangles

Dress Code >> Casual | Smart Casual | Cocktail | Formal

Size >> 8 to 16

 

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Retail Review Episode 28 – French Connection

Thursday, January 10, 2019 /

This week I’m excited to share with you the fun, playful and irreverent French Connection. I love their quirky prints, unexpected details and relaxed vibe. As someone who has a thing for tropical print, it’s a go-to brand.

Is French Connection right for you?
 
Style Personality >> Natural | Creative | Feminine
Colour Palette >> Neutral with pops of seasonal colour
Body Shape >> All
Dress Code >> Casual | Smart Casual | Business Casual
Size >> 6 to 16

 

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Retail Review Episode 25 – Ruby Olive

Thursday, December 13, 2018 /

Are you looking for fun, vibrant, bold accessories to add that ‘WOW’ factor to your outfit?

Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift.

Ruby Olive creates gorgeous affordable accessories that make people smile (that’s their mission).

Is Ruby Olive right for you?

Style Personality >> Creative | Dramatic | Elegant

Colour Palette >> ALL

Body Shape >> ALL

Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Business | Cocktail

Size >> It’s all about scale ladies

Have you joined our Facebook Group 35+ Where to Shop yet?  It’s an awesome community of women all helping each other find the perfect pieces to complete their wardrobes. We’ve helped ladies find the perfect evening dress, a tulle skirt and event the perfect white tee. Jump on in and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for too. Click here to join.

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Retail Review Episode 24 – Oxford Shop

Thursday, December 6, 2018 /

Not just a menswear label, Oxford Shop has been creating beautifully tailored clothing since 1978.

This week I share some of my favourites including how to wear a paper bag waist (it’s all about the tuck – 3 types in fact)

Style Personality >> Elegant | Feminine | Sultry
Colour Palette >> ALL
Body Shape >> ALL
Dress Code >> Smart Casual | Business | Cocktail

Have you joined our Facebook Group 35+ Where to Shop yet?  It’s an awesome community of women all helping each other find the perfect pieces to complete their wardrobes. We’ve helped ladies find the perfect evening dress, a tuille skirt and event the perfect white tee. Jump on in and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for too. Click here to join.

 

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The Best Leather Jackets This Season

Friday, May 26, 2017 /

A leather jacket is a sound investment. Timeless and great for transitioning between seasons it’s the perfect piece to sharpen any look. We’ve tried and tested quite a few this season and these are the pick of the bunch. Click on the picture to see all the details.
Leather Jackets 1
Leather Jackets 1
Leather Jackets 3
Leather Jackets 4

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AW17 Trend Update

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 /

This season there really is something for everyone. Remember, you’re looking for the trend that reflects your style personality, lifestyle, colour palette and body shape. If it ticks all of these boxes, then you’re on a winner.

Which one is right for you?

2017 A/W Trends: Colour - Warm and Cool

 

2017 A/W Trends: Coats and Jackets

 

2017 A/W Trends : Normcore

 

2017 A/W Trends: Bell Sleeves

 

Need some more shopping inspiration? Find shopping tricky? We’ve got the guide for you! 

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Ms H’s Shopping Bag

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 /

Ms H's Shopping Bag

 

I love being someone’s birthday present! Even better when it’s a surprise. Ms H had no idea when she woke up on her significant birthday that she’d be spending the day with me. Thanks again to her fab husband for organising.

I’d been shopping with Ms H before, so she had the basics and workwear covered. The focus for our shopping trip was for versatile tops that could be worn for work/play, a travel outfit (must be plane friendly, smart but super comfy) and a dress to wear out for her birthday dinner. The aim was to create a casual wardrobe that is smart but effortless. A look that doesn’t just revolve around jeans.

The essentials:

Style Personality: Elegant

Colour palette: Cool & Clear

Body Shape: Triangle

Size: 8 – 10

Our favourite purchase was the leather skirt from Portmans. It was a toss up between the one above and the longer pencil version (check it out online – gorgeous!!!!). We decided on the mini, as it was more versatile for casual wear but still smart enough for work. The pencil skirt for weekend wear would be a little restrictive if you were planning to cycle to the shops and pick up a coffee. Another favourite was the Country Road legging pants. I would describe them as a cross between a ponte and a jegging. They definitely don’t look like your wearing a legging – much smarter. However, you would still need to wear a top that finishes no higher than your hip. Team it with a pair of boots, ballet or pointed flats and you’re rocking it. Word on the street is that they’re plane friendly. Tick!

Ms H, it was a pleasure to celebrate your birthday with you. Many happy returns. xx

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Ms V’s Shopping Bag

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 /

Ms V's Shopping Bag

 

Ms V’s Shopping Bag by styleliberation featuring block heel pumps

I had the pleasure of shopping with Ms V a couple of weeks ago. The brief was to create a capsule work wardrobe based on an alternative colour to black. We focussed on the finding the base pieces that could be easily mixed and matched with future purchases. As you can see she has enough blue now! From now on the focus is on adding other complementary colours to the mix such as purple, pinks, blush etc. We’ve worked out that the items above create at least 25 outfits – not bad for 12 pieces. Add a cream jacket and you have another 13 outfits!

The essentials:

Style Personality: Natural/Classic/Elegant

Colour palette: Possibly Cool, Muted & Light

Body Shape: Rectangle

Size: 10 -12

Our favourite purchase was the navy suit from Jigsaw (especially as there are two jacket options). The suit pant is structured and taped which gives it a really modern look. It also means that you can wear them without the suit jacket (for a more casual look) and they don’t look like suit pants. The other fantastic bonus with this suit is that it also comes with another more traditional looking matching jacket option. So versatile. Navy is a great alternative to black and a neutral to boot – so there are lots of colour combinations that you can experiment with.

Need some more shopping inspiration? Find shopping tricky? We’ve got the guide for you! 

Download your free copy of 35+ Where to Shop. It’s a free guide, that classifies over 80 retailers by style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code. We’ll find the perfect stores for you. Download it here.