Welly Season from Wynsors

This afternoon my son decided he wanted to play football in the garden. This was frankly the last thing I wanted after trying to fight off the dreaded flu for almost a week now, the telly and a hot chocolate sounded a far better choice, but into the garden I went…and realised yet again what a wet winter this has been. Sodden grass that my boot heels sunk into, leaving a trail of mud and grass all over the patio (and all over my new boots!). All this was a gentle reminder that I need to get some new wellies, and quick.

Wynsors has a really cute and fun range of wellies that should suit just about every taste. Pretty, girlie colours, prints ranging from butterflies to retro polka dots and even a bit of glitter thrown in, these are the sort of wellies that make you five years old again, and longing for puddles. What’s more, because they are from Wynsors, you know that these will not break the bank, prices ranging from £12 -£20. Plus, these will also be perfect come festival season, has, unless you are off to Coachella, this is bound to be the wettest time of the whole year. (sigh!)

If you make one buy this month, I’d get a pair of wellies. After all, we haven’t had any real snow yet…

Wynsors Flower £12 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors April £14 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors Lollie £15 click to visit Wynsors

Platino Cerise £15 click to visit Wynsors

Platino Glitter £12 click to visit Wynsors

 

Duchess of Cambridge’s Winter Warmers

What a couple of weeks it has been for the Duchess of Cambridge. Last week she was the picture of health as she visited Cambridge and then Scotland, even playing a quick game of hockey. This week we get the announcement of her pregnancy and then the shock news she is in hospital suffering from a debilitating form of morning sickness. Happily, she emerged today looking happy and healthy and as stylish as ever, so now I feel it’s time to review Kate’s recent wardrobe choices.

Kate in Cambridge

A gorgeous new coat in an Ivory shade that has slight hints of pink was the order of the day when the Duke and Duchess hit Cambridge for a one day visit. The coat was the Belli, a cashmere mix number from Max Mara that had been purchased in a House of Fraser Sale. The main talking point for the watching fashion press was that Kate was wearing the pretty bow belt upside down, whether accidentally or on purpose, no-one was actually sure.

Get the look

MaxMara Studio Agnese funnel neck wool coat 

Stone Military Funnel Coat Was £65.00 Now £52.00 

 

Amelia Pin Stud Bow Waist Belt 

Next up – a bit of McQueen in Scotland

I guess it was a little bit of dressing by numbers with Kate in Scotland wearing tartan, but I think that the Alexander McQueen coat/dress she chose was beautiful. Tartan and plaid is such a stunning fabric/print for winter, and this look, with its a-line skirt, was extremely flattering. I love Black Watch tartan, and this looked great for Kate’s hair and colouring.

 Get the look

Designer purple asymmetric draped tartan day dress 

SLIM SINGLE BREASTED COAT BLACK 

NW3 BY HOBBS NW3 Elm Dress 

Out of hospital.

Kate left hospital today, wrapped up against the chill in a really lovely coat with frill detail and a knotted scarf in a cornflower blue shade. I will bring an update on this outfit later in the week.

 

 

Get your gladrags sorted – it’s almost Christmas

Have you suddenly noticed that your inbox is starting to overflow with party invites? Are you already synchronising diaries with friends, family and loved ones in order to arrange that pre-christmas meal, works drinks and New Years Eve events? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then step this way.

A great place to look for occasionwear for women is Bonmarche. This High Street store keeps quietly providing great quality dresses that flatter the figure and appeal to those who want to look great without revealing too much flesh. In recent years, the appearance of David Emmanuel has added a new dimension to the collections, bringing classic, ageless designs to the High Street.

Here are a few of my favourite dresses from Bonmarche this season, along with a few accessories that will help you to complete the look.

This black pleated David Emmanuel dress is just so elegant. The crossover bust and pleated skirt give this a classic design, which would look fabulous teamed with silver or gold accessories. Team this with a great silver sequinned clutch bag to add a little sparkle to your evening look.

David Emanuel Pleated Dress £35 click to visit Bon Marche

Sequin Shoulder Clasp Clutch Bag £14 click to visit Bon Marche

Blue Velvet is such a glamorous look, an ultra flattering colour for many hair shade and skintone. This particular dress has a gorgeous side knot detail that adds interest to the design. The boat neck means you could add a necklace, but I like the idea of keeping the look simple by just adding some beautiful drop earrings.

Glamorous Velour Dress £32 click to visit Bon Marche

Sparkle and Diamante Drop Earrings £2.50 click to visit Bon Marche

Animal print is a real style essential, your wardrobe is frankly bare if you haven’t got at least one piece in your wardrobe. But for those whose idea of animal print still conjures up Marlene from Only fools and horses, this black velour dress shows that animal print can actually be both subtle and totally understated. Add a touch of red in the form of a seriously glam red patent croc bag and you’re all set for cocktail hour.

Animal Sparkle Velour Dress £35 click to visit Bon Marche

Patent Croc Metal Edge Cross Body Bag £12 click to visit Bon Marche