Blazer & Jeans – A Uniform In The Making

ASOS Pink Blazer

A uniform is supposedly the antithesis of what any fashion lover holds dear – namely the ability to choose, style and fashion their look at will or on a whim. As any former schoolgirl will attest, the rigidity of an enforced uniform is boring at it’s best and stifling at it’s worst! Who among us […]

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The Hundred Pound Haul – The ASOS Edit

ASOS Pink Blazer

It was universally agreed that this hundred pound haul was the most challenging to date which, I have to say, came as something of a surprise. ASOS is vast, both in quantity and variety and I think the difficulty lay in the simple fact that give a girl too much choice and she is liable […]

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Skirting The Issue – Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

skirting the issue - stepping out of my comfort zone

It should come as no surprise that denim is, like a lot of people, where my comfort zone lies. A skirt is something of an alien garment and I admit, I’ve never quite got to grips with it. Don’t get me wrong, I love skirts on other people. A cursory flick through Pinterest will turn […]

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Playing With The Boys…The Flight Jacket Of Dreams

Zara Aviator Jacket

Oh, the aviator jacket. I defy you to look at this iconic garment and not have the words “Tom Cruise” immediately jump to mind! I admit I’ve played up to the image with the shades, but really? who doesn’t want a bit of flyboy action in their winter wardrobe? A really great flight jacket has […]

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Coloured Knitwear – An Autumn Essential

Roll Neck Chunky Knit

As a dedicated disciple of Kelly Hoppen, I have shall we say a bit of an aversion to colour. It started with interiors then slowly but surely spread to my wardrobe – a veritable sea of black, white and denim! I think most of us are a little bit guilty of ‘playing it safe’ in […]

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Boots & Crops – The Perfect Pairing

Boots & Crops - The Perfect Pairing

It seems only five minutes ago we were in the throes of Summer and I was weighing up the merits of a floppy sun hat with the words Mrs. Rhoades emblazoned in sequins! So how is it that I find myself huddled in front of the fire having just removed two bin liners full of […]

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The Belted Blazer & My Top Denim Tip

The Belted Blazer

It’s no secret that I love a blazer and jeans combo so, in a bid to keep things fresh I decided to channel that ‘off-duty model’ vibe and throw my belt on over the top of my jacket. Now I’m no Bella Hadid and my waist definitely does not ‘go in’ to the extent it […]

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Autumn Trends – The Checked Coat & Mick Dundee

Borrowed From The Boys

Mr.R & I have just finished watching Crocodile Dundee. (I know, bare with me). I have seen this film approximately 1654 times and yet this is the first time I have watched and had all the heart eyes for the fashion! They said it would never happen but the 80’s is well and truly back albeit […]

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Mom Jeans – So Wrong They’re Right

Breton Striped Tee

Victoria Beckham has just presented her Spring/Summer 2018 collection wearing a white tee and a pair of Mom jeans. I think my love affair with all things VB has already been noted (20 Facts About Me) so it should come as no surprise that the VB seal of approval has given me peace of mind […]

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