Golden summer shoes

It doesn’t happen very often, but last week I had one of those chance encounters in a shoe shop – a fabulous, independent shoe shop (a rare breed these days) called Hetre in Alresford, Hampshire – where I happened upon two pairs of Summer shoes that I had been on the lookout for, for what seems like years… … Continue Reading

The must have coat for Spring

Despite living in a country where the summers could hardly be described as warm, and despite feeling the cold, I have always had far more summer clothes than winter ones. I think this is because although experience (and good sense) tells me otherwise, as Spring arrives I get carried away with the promise of a hot summer as … Continue Reading

Playing dress up || The easy crown making guide

The children have to wear crowns to school tomorrow to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty. After running through a few ideas with them, they decided that they would like a more modern take on the crown, and would like it to involve feathers and sparkle! Although I was relatively organised in terms of buying … Continue Reading

It’s a steal || The must have ring from H&M

With the exception of a Prada lookalike skirt that I bought about 13 years’ ago, I have never had much success in H&M – no doubt in part due to the fact that the closest store to me is a small regional concession that seemingly carries narrower stock lines than the more appealingly ones featured in the … Continue Reading