How to pack like a pro – your ultimate guide to a stress-free summer break

Booking a summer break is the easy bit.  You choose your destination and accommodation and start ticking the days off the calendar.  But as the holiday approaches, the stress of what to pack starts to weigh heavier than that excess baggage you always seem to have to pay for. This is your ultimate guide to … Read more

The trouble with vanity sizing

Let’s be honest, women’s clothing sizes can be confusing and frustrating.   Not only do different brands size their clothes according to their ideal customer (which can be vastly different from one brand to the next), but there is also the phenomenon of vanity sizing, which has been around for decades and shows no signs … Read more

Seasonal trends – love them or loathe them?

Spring is in the air and with that comes the regular seasonal trend articles in magazines, newspapers, blogs and more, focussing on all the new fashion trends for the season. How do you feel about them? Do you: Devour every bit of information you can find? Get confused by all the different trends and don’t … Read more

I have no idea what my style is, I don’t think I really have one!

This is a comment from a member of my Facebook group recently, after I’d been talking about how dressing in colours and styles that suit your physical appearance can improve the way you look, but bringing in your personal style helps you to FEEL more like you – and indeed the best version of you! … Read more

Is it vain to care about your appearance?

As an image consultant, I naturally take care of my appearance – I put make-up on every day (unless I’m at home, cleaning or working in the garden etc.), I style my hair every day and I make sure I dress appropriately for the day ahead.  I wouldn’t feel like me if I didn’t follow … Read more

The Art of Layering

We have reached the autumn equinox, which basically means that summer is over (sad  face)!  Having said that, we often get some lovely days at this time of year, when there is still some warmth in the sun, so you may be reluctant to pack away your summer clothes just yet.  There are also many … Read more

How to cure your aversion to shopping

So many women I speak to tell me that they hate shopping with a passion. Delving deeper into this statement often uncovers the fact that the problem is actually more about not really knowing what suits them or will work with what they already own – they rush around, unsure what to buy and end up … Read more

5 Golden Rules for sales shopping success

Another new year dawns – traditionally the time to make resolutions.  Lose weight, get fitter, be more organised.  Add a new one – buy only genuine bargains in the sales.   Lets be honest, how many of us have at some time bought clothing or shoes in the January sales absolutely convinced that they are … Read more