Fashion

Pinpointing One’s Style

Pre-Maxie I was quite certain of what my style encapsulated. I loved high-waisted skirts and little lace dresses; blouses with ruffles and headbands with bows – overtly detailed and feminine pieces were my favourite. The pieces I coveted were perfect for an office environment or romantic dinner date – but playing in the park with an active toddler = not so much.

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How would you describe your style?

Out of necessity I have had to redress my wardrobe quite a few times since having Maxie. The first adjustment with a newborn baby was for comfort, ease and a new body shape. The second came a couple of months later as my body began to change once again. And now I feel another review is in order. I need a wardrobe that suits my lifestyle in caring for an extremely active toddler but also enables me to still capture my own unique style.

So before I begin to readdress my look, I think it is imperative I determine what exactly it is I want my style to tell the world.

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Fashion

Walking On Sunshine

Summer is nearly here {well it is for all of you Northern Hemisphere lovelies anyway!}, and to celebrate those days of endless sunshine, here is my list of 5 items to refresh your wardrobe for the sizzling season ahead…

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A Summer state of mind…

Summer means a new wardrobe on rotation. Staying out late. Glowing, fresh skin. Pretty nail polish on your toes. Cocktails by the pool. It’s about joy and fun and laughter. It’s about romance and daydreaming and endless happiness. Most importantly it is about looking and feeling your best.

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Here are my top 5 items to update in your wardrobe this Summer:

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Editor’s Letter

May Inspiration

When inspiration strikes it creates all kinds of magic. Magic that will keep you working through the night, when previously you would have been too tired to even stand. It can send you on missions and adventures; meeting people and seeing places you never even imagined.

But sometimes it can be equally hard to find. You can go searching; yet this in itself can feel like the more you look, the less likely it will ever appear. Yet even in the worst drought of inspiring content a light bulb moment will eventually appear… {I said eventually}. And it could be at any time of day or night. And it will most likely be in the least likely of places – the supermarket, swimming pool or even the elevator. Yet when it does strike I have found you have to be ready for it. An inspiration fairy won’t necessarily stay too long, especially when you have hundreds of things already occupying your mental ‘to do’ list.

So, when it comes to starting a new collection of artworks, I always create an inspiration board to ignite my imagination and set my mind racing. Who is my woman; where is she going; where is she from; what is she wearing; what is she reading? And so on and so on. I also carry a little notebook or have my iphone nearby to jot down any sudden strokes of genius.

Right now my inspiration board looks a little like this…

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It’s all about monochromatic detail; bursts of colour; inspiring quotes; beautiful flowers; different textures and embellishment; statement pieces; New York; timeless beauty; exquisite hair; Chanel; a way of living glamorously every day…

I would love to know what is inspiring you right now? xx

Photos from theyallhateus.com // pinterest.com/sarahcrawfordau
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