The Daily Dozen: The Evans Autumn/Festive Pick

posted on: Thursday, 14 November 2019

plus size clothing edit
Last night, I had the great honour of attending a Christmas party alongside a brand that has been size inclusive from the start. In fact, they are on the originals. And for that, well, I can't thank them enough, from all of us. As I looked around the room, at beautiful women, wearing stunning clothes, there was a part of me that beamed with happiness for how far retail has come. Not so long ago, there were very few stores carrying over a size 14, and most of them only offered dresses that looked like tents. Evans isn't that, and never has been. This is a brand that is affordable, stylish and always evolving. And it's a brand I'm pleased to be getting to know better. It's been a long time, I'm loathed to admit, since I've shopped Evans. So, last night, when I got home from the party, I went straight onto the website and was depressed to find I'd been missing out on quite a lot. So, I thought I'd share with you an edit, specially dedicated to new/old friends, Evans. Here we go, 12 pieces that are worthy of closer examination from a UK legend. Oh, and look out for my share tomorrow on what I wore for the big champagne fuelled shindig! 

Shop The Look: Hello, Winter Coat!

 leopard and check winter coat
 leopard and check winter coat fringe skirt
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Basically, I shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a store. This is what I've come to realise about myself. I will find, in ten seconds flat, something I need in just about any store I go into. Although, admittedly some are way worse than others. I found myself in such a situation, yesterday in St James's while working on the Christmas piece. I was minding my own Ps and Qs when I found myself face to face with a winter coat I knew I wasn't going to be able to live without. You know that moment when you go into the fitting room and you so desperately want something to look as fabulous as you imagine but you also sort of hope it doesn't fit so that you won't have to pull out the credit card? Well, that was my situation. Sure enough, it fit like a glove and I fell as in love as I knew I would if it did. 

Festive London: Christmas in St James's

posted on: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

St James's Christmas London Fortnum's
St James's Christmas London
Written in collaboration with St James's London
To walk through St. James's at any time of year is to feel as if you have stepped back in time 300 years. But, to walk through at Christmas, is akin to walking through a time machine. Come December, the air is scented with chestnuts, mulled wine and Christmas trees, and all the shops are dressed for the season, with baubles and garland aplenty. It's easy to get lost in time here, wandering in and out of shops and stopping for delightful bites along the way. I cannot recommend this area of town highly enough during the holiday season, and to prove a point, I've put together a guide on things to see and do. You'll find it below, along with a reason to bundle up and head over for a big party in the area tomorrow night. All are welcome! 

Shop The Look: Country Strong

posted on: Monday, 11 November 2019

What to wear walking in the country
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Is there anything better than that feeling of super crunchy grass under your feet on an autumn morning? You know when it's finally cold enough out that the blades of grass become little icicles? It's that time of year and I'm obsessing over any spare time I get being spent in the countryside, taking long walks over rolling hills. It's one of the best things about this beautiful country....the endless walking opportunities. But, the weather is no joke. You HAVE to layer and bundle up accordingly, and planning for every eventuality when you do. Wellies or heavy boots are almost always a must. A chunky knit and a waterproof jacket are also needed. But, when it comes to trousers vs skirts, sometimes I choose the less practical and more photographable option. It's all still entirely doable, maybe just a bit less "I'll just hop over this or throw my leg over that." And that's what you're seeing here. What I'm wearing to breakfast, without the jacket at first, and just before a two mile hike through those previously mentioned rolling hills. I'm a country girl, in case you haven't noticed.