How to make #cottagecore work for you

If you search #cottagecore on Instagram you’ll find 1.9 million posts. Take just a few minutes to look through them and you’ll find an array of gorgeous images, from blossom-filled landscapes, curated picnic set-ups, enviable farmhouse kitchens, and prairie dresses, among many other seemingly perfect country-themed photographs. In real life, aside from buying a cute… View Post

The best gingham dress on the high street

I’ve always loved gingham, probably because it’s such a summer staple and I just love summer style. For me, gingham conjures up images of freshly mowed lawns, picnics with egg sandwiches and strawberries, of huge white roses blooming and smelling sweet after a summer thunderstorm. What can I say? It’s the daydreamer in me. Despite… View Post

The £29.99 summer dress

Is there anything better than a summer dress that makes you feel lovely? Well, yes – it’s a summer dress that makes you feel lovely and costs just £29.99. This one is from Zara. A simple shape, it has a slightly A-line skirt which would be easy to have taken up if it’s too long… View Post

Debenhams Style Challenge: Wednesday

Wednesday was spent in Estepona, Spain, so this Red Herring summer dress was an obvious option for dinner with my handsome husband. He went down to the bar while I freshened up, and when I walked in he told me how pretty I looked. He went so far as to say that I always look… View Post

Eclectic Summer

Summer isn’t forthcoming, so now’s the time to invest in your home – Carolyn Donnelly’s Eclectic Summer 2013 collection (for Dunnes Stores) will make the gorgeous backdrop for any indoor summer activities, such as rained-off barbeques and garden parties. The pastel colours and pretty prints are lovely and, with plenty of fresh peonies and hydrangeas, will create an alfresco summer atmosphere… View Post