Colour Carries On

All the fabulous colour that came in for Spring/Summer is carrying on into Autumn/Winter this year. Finally we can get away from last year’s sea of greige. For all you Autumns and Springs out there now is your chance to buy new jackets, coats and jumpers in your warm colours. Srpings will be able to find lots of aqua, turquoise, tangerine and coral. Autumns will find kingfisher, peacock, orange and amber.

Please be careful when buying multi-coloured items. The summer’s hideous combination of mustard and burgundy (mustard and chestnut is so much better) has fortunately gone, but this season’s hideous combination seems to be olive and black. Autumns should go for olive and dark brown instead,  Winters should go for pine green or dark emerald and black, not forgetting of course to add something in one of your ice colours for contrast.



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Colour is back !

At last, after so many months of greys and blacks, colour has finally come back for the coming season. This will be particularly welcome news for those of you who have Spring colouring, although even the Winters have been getting fed up with quite so many neutrals. Have a look at what is new in at Joy to see what I mean. Lots of fabulous blues, oranges and yellows. For Winters look for your emerald greens, or if you want to lighten up for summer then go for all your ice colours. For Summers look for your softer pastel shades such as powder blue and powder pink, although you will also be able to find your French navy.

If you don’t know which colours will be best for you then contact your nearest House of Colour image consultant to find out.


Maternity Wear

So you’ve survived your pregnancy so far with your looser fitting clothes, but now you’ve got to the stage where you’re down to your partner’s shirts and leggings. Your feeling tired, fat and unglamourous. So what do you do ?

The first thing to remember is that your bump doesn’t disappear on the day the baby is born. It can take several months to go. Basically this means that maternity wear could be needed for longer than you think, and so it might actually be worth investing in some good quality pieces.

So where can you get something that doesn’t look like the typical maternity tent ? Try looking at Babes with Babies. They have some wonderful pieces which will look good on most body shapes, and which can still be worn after the bump has gone. Don’t forget that even with a bump on the front you should still dress for your body shape. Click on the banner below to go to their web-site.

Babes With Babies


The 1940s Look

Are you a fan of vintage ? I love the 1940s  look, but I wouldn’t want to wear a genuine vintage dress to the office party. Fortunately there are a lot of vintage looking dresses around at the moment, many of which cost less than the genuine dresses and will be much easier to look after. Have a look at Joy for some examples.



Welcome to my style blog. I aim to make this a useful place for hints and tips on the best of high street fashion. My first tip for you – whenever you go shopping make sure that your can walk a long way in your shoes.