Your Guide To Shopping The Sales

Your Guide To Shopping The Sales

50% off. Two for the price of one. Free gift with purchase…

Bargains are always tempting. We get the urge to buy things just because they’re cheap, and can find so many reasons to justify our shopping. Even when we buy things that we can’t use or didn't even need in the first place!

Summer Self-Care Rituals

Summer Self-Care Rituals

Summer gives us so many opportunities to relax and rejuvenate – and you don’t have to wait until you go on vacation!

I’ve just returned from a trip to the French Riviera. It started out as a long weekend, but we ended up staying more than a week (thank you, #laptoplifestyle!).

Reinvention: You Are Beautiful

Reinvention: You Are Beautiful

The concept of “beauty” doesn’t have the best reputation. It’s often seen as a vain and frivolous thing that women are fooled into spending lots of money on. However, I don’t see it that way.

What “beauty” is really about is taking take of yourself – for yourself and not for others. A thorough and consistent beauty regime can help to make us feel at our best and ready to face whatever the world throws at us.

Reinvention: Switch Up Your Style

Reinvention: Switch Up Your Style

In the movies, the star always reinvents themselves when they’ve been cruelly dumped or lost their job.
Online gurus often come with tales of reinvention following having “only $7 in their pocket”, sleeping in their car, or overcoming a life-threatening illness.


Reinventing yourself after experiencing any of these traumatic things is astounding and worthy of praise. However, you don’t have to wait until you’re single or at rock bottom to start redesigning your life.

Reinvention: Are you resisting change?

Reinvention: Are you resisting change?

What’s my definition of reinvention? It’s deliberately deciding to change your life for the better and creating a whole new reality that reflects the person you want to be and the life you want to have.

The universe is in constant motion, and the more we train ourselves to welcome the evolution of people, things and circumstances, the more we can take advantage of it.


Reinvention: It’s Time To Create A Life You Love

Reinvention: It’s Time To Create A Life You Love

The caterpillar morphs into a butterfly; the seasons change; night turns into day.

Yes, it’s all very poetic, but the fact is that our lives are in a constant state of change.

No matter how much you strive for steadiness, or how much you try to organize or control your situation, our bodies, surroundings and circumstances change whether we like it or not. It’s a relentless evolution, and there’s nothing you can do to stop this cycle.

Eight Reasons You Should Be Dressing For Yourself

Eight Reasons You Should Be Dressing For Yourself

All of your life, someone’s had an opinion.

When you were little, your mom dressed you – and you had to wear what she put you in! During your teenage years, your parents disapproved of what you wore, and your outfits were dictated by what your friends thought was “cool”. Then, when you grew up, you had to wear what your bosses thought was appropriate in the office (dull, grey suits don’t look good on anyone!), and even the most “independent woman” has tweaked the way she dresses to please the man in her life.

Your Ultimate Guide To Summer Beauty

Your Ultimate Guide To Summer Beauty

Summer beauty – that’s easy, right? Pull your hair up in a messy bun, smooth on some SPF, and you’re done!

Not quite. That kind of simple routine is great for the beach, but sadly most of us don’t spend our lives by the seaside, and instead we have to battle with sweaty cities, urban pollution and over air-conditioned offices.

Wedding Guest Style Guide

Wedding Guest Style Guide

When your friend or family member tells you they’re getting married, your first thoughts are those of excitement and congratulations. Your second thought is, inevitably, “What I am I going to wear?”


Big occasions such as weddings can be a minefield when it comes to style, but don’t worry – I’ve put together a style guide to make sure that you don’t make any fashion faux pas!

Style Icons: Who They Are & How To Become One

Style Icons: Who They Are & How To Become One

In the age of stylists, fast fashion brands and social media, it’s hard to define who today’s real style icons are.

Behind most celebrities, there’s a stylist painstakingly curating their image based on current trends, brand partnerships and simple revenue needs.

Wardrobe Basics: Everyday Must-Have Pieces

Wardrobe Basics: Everyday Must-Have Pieces

There has never been a better time to be a fashion lover.

Regardless of your personal preferences, there are so many different genres that are “en vogue”, it’s difficult to be out of fashion!

Style Guide: Personal Branding Photoshoot

Style Guide: Personal Branding Photoshoot

If you have a business, you need to be on the internet. And if you’re on the internet, you need photos. It’s as simple as that.


From Sunday morning selfies in the park to our wedding pictures, in any photos, we naturally want to look our best. But when it comes to the images we put out for our personal and business brand, there’s much more at stake.

Style made simple: Ready-to-wear outfit formulas

Style made simple: Ready-to-wear outfit formulas

When it comes to personal style, I don't believe in universal rules. We are all unique – our body shapes, our coloring, and, of course, our personalities.

However, when it comes to creating new outfits, I do use certain formulas that work for any age, shape and size.

Best You – Best Life

Best You – Best Life

How we look is an outward reflection of how we feel about ourselves on the inside.
 

Most of the time, not taking care of our appearance is a result of being unhappy, for whatever reason. When we feel down – sad because a relationship has ended, frustrated because your career isn’t progressing, disappointed because you’ve gained weight - we tend to want to be invisible, and this shows up in our style.

Investing in Your Personal Brand: Part Two

Investing in Your Personal Brand: Part Two

When planning your business finances, what do you have in your budget? Accountant fees, insurance, training courses, professional memberships. You’ve probably also got costs for your website, a graphic designer, a copywriter, and your business cards in there as well.

 

But what about your image?

Investing in Your Personal Brand: Part One

 Investing in Your Personal Brand: Part One

What sets you apart from your competition?

Is it your experience? Maybe.
Is it your qualifications? Perhaps.
Is it your outstanding customer service? That certainly helps.

What to Pack for Your Spring Weekend Getaway!

 What to Pack for Your Spring Weekend Getaway!

January is the month for new year resolutions and fresh starts. February is the month for short dark days and feeling bad about breaking resolutions. March is the month for getting excited about spring – and then being bitterly disappointed when it starts to snow again. But April? Well, April is all about weekend getaways!

Find Your True Colors

Find Your True Colors

Color – when it comes to fashion, this one word strikes terror into the heart of millions of women.

 

Women who, in the Western world at least, have been ingrained with the fash-pack mantra that the only truly chic shade is black. And even if black doesn’t suit you, at least it’s safe and slimming.

Brief Encounters: Your Ultimate Underwear Edit

Brief Encounters: Your Ultimate Underwear Edit

“Lingerie is my next love after clothing; I think it is what is worn underneath that really inspires a woman to feel beautiful in her clothes – that inner secret glamour.” Alice Temperley.

Every great outfit starts with the right lingerie; it’s the indispensable foundation of your look.