A Baukjen AW20 try-on – and new bags

By |2020-10-23T17:04:12+01:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Accessories, Style|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well the clocks go back here this weekend so we'll be officially saying goodbye to British Summer Time. Today I'm doing a Baukjen AW20 try-on, showcasing a few pieces from this tiny British brand that has continued to shine ethically throughout this difficult year. And at the end of the post I'll show you my tiny collection of new bags that have finally arrived after the hard work we did in the summer. New readers often ask me how Baukjen [...]

The 4 coats you need for a lockdown winter

By |2020-10-26T11:51:48+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Style|

The 4 coats you need for a lockdown winter A big hello to you from Tier 3 - if you haven't joined us yet, I hope you're enjoying your relative freedom. Well actually as we're so close to the county border if we turn one way we're in Tier 3 and Tier 2 if we go the other although I suspect that will soon be irrelevant as the country levels up. As the rules stand for us at the moment, [...]

Celebrating a 50th birthday in Edinburgh between lockdowns

By |2020-10-26T11:55:14+00:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Midlife, Project Happier, Relationships, Style, Travel|

I know some of you, the Scots in particular, have been wondering whether I was ever going to publish this. It's two weeks since we went away for Mr MC's birthday and already it feels like a lifetime ago - not just in terms of time but also in lifestyle because now our freedoms are far fewer again. We were so lucky to snatch a weekend of fun when we did and looking through the photos it reminds me that [...]

New autumn outfit updates – and midlife thoughts

By |2020-10-26T12:03:25+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Project Happier, Relationships, Style|

Well I hope you're getting used to the increasing levels of lockdown if you're in the UK. Given our proximity to a two university city with rapidly increasing rates of infection, we were quite surprised to find ourselves in tier two but I suspect that will change very soon. So as today is my sister's birthday, I made the most of being able to spend this morning drinking coffee with her in her garden which means today's post is a [...]

AW20 Boden edit – and midlife lately here

By |2020-10-09T18:25:02+01:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Midlife, Style|

As promised, today's post is an AW20 Boden edit - and by that I mean my pick of the pieces that have arrived over the last couple of weeks. Like me you'll be getting used to the fact that retailers are working around delayed deliveries this season and so quite a lot of product is only available on backorder. However, everything I'm showing you here is available now. As always, I was drawn to some of the stunning dresses that [...]

Easy ways to make your home cosy for winter

By |2020-10-26T12:24:40+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Interiors|

Well with the news I shared with you about our new apartment you won't be surprised to hear that interiors are high on my agenda at the moment. As it happens I have two big home projects on because we arrived back from our holiday in Turkey to discover that there had been a leak in a bathroom which resulted in the ceiling in the breakfast room below collapsing - and that room is open plan to another so suddenly [...]

Uniqlo denim – jeans review & try-on AW20

By |2020-10-02T10:34:33+01:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Retail Review, Style|

Today I'm really pleased to be working with Uniqlo again. My brief was to have a look at their denim and write an honest review of some of this season's core styles. I don't know whether you're aware but Uniqlo take denim very seriously; they're constantly working on it and their ultimate objective is to create a capsule of timeless jeans in the world's favourite cuts: skinny, relaxed and straight. So they gave me free range to put together some [...]

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