Let’s cut the labels when it comes to size

How many sizes are you? For me, I can be a size 14 in Topshop, River Island and Whistles, but then struggle to fit into a size 18 in H&M and an XL in Zara. From personal styling clients to friends, I’ve had the size discussion a number of times, and it really baffles me as to why brands can’t just sort their sizing out. Having worked in various sectors of the fashion industry for some time now, I know garment techs/designers cannot create pieces that’ll work for everyone, however, I do know for a fact that most brands fit their clothing on a ‘perfect’, and ‘in proportion’, size 10 fit model, which in my eyes is dated and ludicrous as the average size for a UK woman is a size 16….yep, for rea

Tips and tricks for charity shopping

Charity shopping is not for everyone. Some people don’t like the idea of wearing other people’s clothes, while others just don’t have the energy to trawl through poorly merchandised charity shops. Even though I take all of these factors on board, I still love it. Let’s look at the positives, which in my opinion outweighs the negatives. Firstly, you are being more sustainable and helping towards keeping the clothing cogs turning; secondly, you save money; thirdly, you may find rare pieces that have been discontinued, and last but not least, you are doing your bit for charity which is never a bad thing. Here are a few tips and tricks to help make charity shopping a more enjoyable experience: R

Swimwear for your shape

You ask and you shall receive. Thanks to everyone who follows my stories on Instagram and voted for the blog posts they’d benefit from the most, much appreciated! So with that in mind, here’s a subject that got loads of votes: Swimwear for the fuller bust. To make the subject more inclusive for everyone, I’ve decided to do a few different body shapes, so it’s going to actually be called ‘Swimwear for your shape’. So let’s go… Hourglass First of all if you have an hourglass figure, then lucky you. This means that you really are in proportion and your shoulders are balanced with your hips and your waist is quite narrow, think 1950s siren. In regards to swimwear, you have quite a few options th

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