It seems odd doing my annual round-up of favourites given the year we've had, but despite going nowhere and seeing no one, I still managed to discover some fantastic brands and products, as well as cement my love for some old ones. So, these are the best of best in 2020.... Read more
Its been over 2 decades since I last wrote to Father Christmas but I'm after something special this year and I have an exclusive discount code, so I thought I best get in touch with the man in red! Read more
Love it or loathe it, Black Friday just gets bigger and bigger. In what has been a strange year this year, a little discounted retail therapy and/or bagging some cut-price Christmas presents might be the tiny silver lining we need to perk ourselves up. This blogpost is your Black Friday 101 with over 100 retailers included. Read more
Its been a weird and difficult year but particularly difficult for those that have small businesses. So I thought I'd share 45 small brands to check out and shop over Black Friday/Christmas Shopping period. Read more
2020 hasn’t been the year any of us expected. Each one of us has made minor or major adjustments to our lives. I'm sharing the small changes I've made but how my love of London will carry on no matter what. Read more
Despite my Givenchy Biker Boots appearing numerous times on the blog in various posts, amazingly I've never written a full on review of them. So, here it is, everything you need to know about the Givenchy Bike Boot. Read more
I've been an avid shopper and follower of preloved luxury shopping for a number of years but recently I've been struck by just how far the industry has come. I'm exploring why second hand shopping may have finally got they upper hand. Read more
It's no secret I LOVE my Dior Ultra Black Diorama. I have endlessly raved about it endlessly. I truly believe every girl needs a bag with black hardware so I've put together a rundown of options to suit every budget. Read more
Since kicking off my “fashion challenge” for 2020 I’ve been trying to decipher ways I can make my wardrobe work harder. It's important to me not to continually push buy, buy, buy on this blog, so this is some of the ways I'm changing my approach to buying and owning clothes. Read more
I know I sound like a broken record but having great quality, classic pieces in your wardrobe is so much better than burning your way through an abundant amount of fast-fashion. If you’re looking to build an iconic and timeless capsule wardrobe, these are 5 luxury fail-safes you’ll never regret buying. Read more
I pined after the Acne Studios Velocite jacket for many years before I finally owned one. Those that know about this coat, are more than aware, the ripple effect it has had on the fashion world. It has been copied and duped by everyone from top-end luxury brands to premium to high street labels. So, the question remains, despite being the ultimate trendsetter, is it worth the hype (and major price tag)? Read more
Thanks to science, the media and activists around the world, we’ve become far more considerate about the way we consume. Over the years I’ve been taking little steps to be kinder to our planet but I’m finally at a stage where I want to do more. This year I’ve decided to set myself a challenge to help me become more considered in my purchases and whims. Read more
We’re still in the first full week of a new year (and a new decade!), so hopefully, it’s not too late to take one final look back at 2019. Every year for as long as I’ve had this blog, I’ve done a rundown of my yearly favourites across multiple categories. So, keeping with tradition, here it is for 2019 and boy, did I discover some great things this year. Read more
2020 is about to bring some big changes. Most notably, I’ll be moving into a new house. Since mid-September, I’ve been renovating a property in West Sussex. I plan to share the whole journey on the blog, so if you're into home and interior design, this is the series for you! Read more
Great fashion is wearing the items you feel most comfortable in. It's not about having the most expensive or "on trend" pieces and this £16 skirt is the perfect example of that. It's my go-to for almost any occasion when I want to look and feel great but also be comfortable. Read more
When it comes to makeup I have strong opinions on how I like it; less is more and I’m all about a dewy finish. So, it’s bizarre and totally out of character that I went through a phase of buying full coverage foundations towards the end of last year. Read more
Autumn officially has arrived and I've decided to dress a little differently this season, instead of reaching for all my usual muted earth tones, I'm chasing the rainbow with bright and bold pieces to keep me cheery throughout the upcoming grey weather. Read more
2018 was an exciting year for me career-wise. I was building my consultancy business, blogging, launching a YouTube channel, freelancing in digital marketing and copywriting on the side. Despite leaving me completely burnt out by the time 2019 rolled around, it taught me a huge amount about moving my career forward. I thought I’d share the 5 key lessons I learned in the year my career finally took off… Read more
I know I’m getting old because for the first time I’m seeing old fashion trends come back in vogue. Styles and looks which were popular when I was a teenager have returned and are back in a big way! I thought I'd share my thoughts on the best luxury vintage bags worth snapping up. Read more
I wanted to talk about body image, body positivity and embracing my curves as it is so important to celebrate our amazing bodies. This also neatly follows on from my previous blogpost where I touched on the impact social media and bombardment of unrealistic images can have on our own insecurities and wellbeing. Read more
You might, or might not, have noticed I recently took a lengthy blog and digital detox. I all but disappeared from the internet. However, I am delighted to say I am back and I'm kicking off with a post I feel is really important to be honest about in the blogging arena and that is my image and blog principles. Read more
As we all know, I love bagging something on sale, especially when it comes to luxury items, so I wanted to share a sneaky promo code which is running this weekend ONLY. Although it's not the largest reduction ever the selection of bags, shoes and ready-to-wear is absolutely amazing and includes a number of pieces which NEVER EVER go on sale. Read more
The transition from your twenties into your thirties is a defining one. From 20 to 29, you can pretty much get away with wearing whatever you want! Entering your thirties is a scary catapult into more adulthood, but when it comes to fashion you are still as young as you feel. Read more
My newfound obsession with vintage continues. My latest wardrobe addition is a Dior Oblique-print jacket. If you asked me about buying a piece like this a year ago, I would have scoffed. It's amazing how much I've done a 180 when it comes to these retro items! Read more
I have a never-ending love affair with fine jewellery. The reason I advocate investing in it so much is, I want my wardrobe and accessories drawer to be filled with pieces I'll treasure for the rest of my life. These days I want to invest better, buy less and enjoy more.
I am a huge fan of the H&M collaborations with luxury designers. I know there is a lot of hysteria surrounding them and plenty of people scoff at how ridiculous and chaotic they can get, but as someone who looks forward to these collabs year on year, these are my thoughts on it.
Recently, I've developed an affection for all things vintage. I came across Vintage Fine Jewellery a couple of months ago and was enchanted by the character and elegance of their selection of jewellery. Vintage Fine Jewellery source exclusive pieces dating anywhere between the Victorian to Art Deco era.
As ASOS has 15% off EVERYTHING TODAY with code SCREAM15 I thought I’d put an edit together of all my favourite pieces. I seem to be obsessed with everything sequin at the moment and given party season is just around the corner , now is the time to start snapping up those party outfits. Sequin Embellished Bomber […] Read more
Brits have a reputation for consistently moaning about the weather. Although it's hardly surprising given the unexpected Indian Summer we've just enjoyed recently when it's supposed to be the midst of Autumn. I'm all for a bit of sporadic sunshine in Autumn, but it does create havoc when deciding what to wear!
Back in February I did a post titled Life Update (catch it HERE). In a nutshell, I was talking about changes that were happening in my personal life and the effects it was having on That New Dress. I talked about how I’d started my own business and how all consuming it was. I’m so […] Read more
I am about to embark on a cosmetic journey with PhiClinic on Harley Street and thought I'd share the whole procedure with you. The first step is a series of Silk Peels to get my skin looking tip top!
I get asked a lot about my haircare regime and I've always been reluctant to share it. I'm as low maintenance as it comes and honestly, I think it would disappointing! Despite this I'm finally sharing my 2 of hair secrets to presentable looking hair.
In my previous post I raved about GP & J Baker x H&M collaboration and I'm going to do it again. Previously, I was gaga for their geometer prints and this time I'm lusting over more Chinoiserie-style pieces.
I hadn't planned on writing yet another post about the Dior Saddle bag but I wanted to address the controversy surrounding it. As a luxury fashion lover and shopper I finally felt compelled to add my two cents.
The launch of Fenty Beauty was one of the biggest highlights in the beauty world last year. I've been fortunate to try most of the collection, so this is my full rundown on everything Fenty Beauty.
Somehow I’ve managed to get to 30 without a single piercing or tattoo. I think this makes me an oddity (most women at least have their ears pierced) and I’ve started to think I’m majorly missing out! Finally, at this ripe old age I’m considering piercing my ears… Until recently my eyes hadn’t been fully […] Read more
For my last and final LoveShackFancy look, I've styled just the skirt alone. On first appearance LoveShackFancy seems like a purely boho, beach-y brand but living in London I need my clothes to work for the city too. This look is all about making this two-piece work for my city lifestyle. Read more
My favourite thing about my recently purchased LoveShackFancy two piece, is that the top and skirt looks equally great worn alone. In this post I'm styling the top on its own in an easy, breezy daytime look. Read more
LoveShackFancy has exploded on the scene in the last couple of years and it's not hard to see why. With their floaty dresses and skirt/top combos, they epitomise shabby-chic fashion.
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