How great is it that J.Crew are coming to London!  There are certain stores that I check out every season, looking  for inspiration on how I might apply current trends to my personal taste and J.Crew is right up there for interesting shapes, quirky prints and the use of beautiful natural fabrics.  Internet shopping is always an option(Jcrew.com, The Outnet, Net-a-Porter) but I love that, from November, it will be a little easier to touch their beautiful clothes in their Regent Street store.  Glamour.com have put together a post on “Genius J.Crew outfit ideas” from their AW13 collection, click here to take a look and be inspired.

It warms my heart to see that under the heading “Garments for Good”, J.Crew have a custom collection where 100% net profits go to the Friends of the Highline NYC.  What a great gift to all lovers of  the “Park in the Sky.  Thank you J.Crew from one of them xx

In a New York State of Mind

I’m just back from a trip to New York and even in the soaring heat, what a great city it is!   From Barneys to Macys and everything in between…..Wonderful!  Best shopping for me was wandering around the streets of Chelsea and Downtown Manhatten.  Taking in the ambience of The Meatpacking District, Greenwich/West Village, Soho……  Everything I love,  filled with street after street of food and shopping treasures!

I loved the feel of Orla Kielys Soho shop. Open plan on one side, showing the beautiful  Spring/Summer ’13 collection (on sale and failsafe when it comes to buying a pretty frock).  What makes it unique though, is the other side: designed like a life size doll’s house, filled with Orla’s mid-century inspired home delights. Oh yes!….  And then the 60’s caravan parked at the end.  It made me feel like I should really consider just throwing away everything I own and convert to a life  filled with pretty dresses, swaying in a summer breeze, on a forever vintage holiday by the sea.  Alas, that’s not on the agenda, so instead I sat down and took a moment to enjoy the air conditioning and design….. A cool haven on a hot day!



I do feel I should share that my favourite thing in the whole of New York was free and for all to enjoy.  The Highline:  Built on an old railway, this amazing elevated  line of green park sits among the cityscape like a surprise present.  Stretching from 30th to 14th at 10th Avenue, it differs from other parks as it doesn’t really remove you from the business of the city , it merely lifts you above it! An oasis from where  you can look down and take in the incredible views of the Hudson and New Jersey to one side and the city to the other. It’s like no other green space I know and is loaded with inspiration for an amateur city gardener like me.


And now….. Back to the real world, of unpacking chaotic suitcases, clothes mountain and long grass….. Welcome home 🙂

Dsquared² Desire

Ok, this one is just for drooling over!

I know it’s wildly expensive but I just had to share its gorgeousness….. ♡♡♡♡

It’s all in the detail…..


Or if you would prefer a Blazer….


For an inspiration fix check out the Dsquared² website here

White Delight

Sporty and fresh, white is always super cool and on trend …..  Here are a few pieces that I love…

Red Valentino

Was £230 now £115 from Yoox

Red Valentino from Yoox

3 From Orla Kiely

Sale on now 30% off Spring Summer





Was £890 now £445 from Yoox



€79 (Euro price)


Marni Please

Could somebody please please invite me to a very special occasion,  as I am desperately craving this  glorious Marni dress on sale from The Outnet….♡♡♡

Click picture for details


Cos Sale


In my humble opinion the  Cos sale  is a brilliant place to stock up on basics at seriously good prices. Form, structure and fabric that blend seamlessly into any wardrobe.  Cos consistently produces collections that are fresh, classic, edgy, cool, the skeleton behind  so many different  looks I love. For me it’s the label that goes with everything I already own and considering their pricing is so good pre sale, it would be mad not to explore their sale racks!  Click below to see what you think ♡♡♡



Isabel Marant at H&M

Isabel Marant, fashion designer

H & M have announced their next designer collaboration to be launched on November 14th is with Isabel Marant.  Known for her cool boho chic,  with that ever-present, indefinable, Parisienne Je ne sais quoi, Isabel Marant is always exciting and relevent……. And from Nov 14th, available at High Street prices.  Merci H & M !