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Cape Town: Welcome to this season’s warmest addition

I wasn’t sure about it. I wasn’t sure how to wear it, or if it was a one-season wonder, soon to be confined to the archives and earmarked as ‘the … Continue reading

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How to get away with wearing pajamas to work

I recently had a revelation when I bought a pair of sweat pants from H&M. These grey drawstring trousers are so soft and slouchy that they’re basically pyjamas, and yet … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bethnal Green: Camels, cocktails and kings

In the two and a bit years I’ve been living a stone’s throw (or lazy bus ride) away from Bethnal Green, things have been a-changing. One of the East End’s … Continue reading

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I tried on every parka on the high street and this is my verdict

You know how twice a year ‘they’ decree what ‘the’ coat of the season is? And most of the time they’re impractical (a sleeveless blazer does not a winter coat … Continue reading

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Truths I’ve discovered about living alone

For a grand total of two weeks now, I’ve lived alone. For many in London, this is either a dream scenario or a total nightmare. Usually it’s pretty unattainable – … Continue reading

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Cat’s Sustainable Fashion Challenge Part 2: Pop-up shopping with the British Red Cross

This is the second instalment of guest blogger Cat’s Sustainable Shopping Challenge, in which our guest blogger learns that second-hand high-vis isn’t very desirable and finds inspiration in a British Red Cross … Continue reading

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The hipster’s guide to Taylor Swift’s new album

Think you’re too cool to listen to 1989, Taylor Swift’s record-breaking album? Then you’re missing out… ‘I’m not gonna lie to you,’ I wrote on Facebook. ‘I’ve just downloaded Taylor … Continue reading

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Top trends: How to wear the turtleneck

My favourite thing about autumn – besides the ankle boots, Christmas anticipation, deciduous trees, open fires, not being sweaty all the live long day etc –  is a good old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Here they are, all your sparkly poppy options ready for Remembrance Day

With less two weeks to go until Remembrance Day on 11th November, we round up this year’s blingiest poppy brooches, rings, earrings and more.

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Turner Prize 2014: where the public comments board is better than the actual exhibition

I hadn’t read up on the Turner Prize nominees before I bought my ticket. I wasn’t aware there were only four nominees and that it was even held at the … Continue reading

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They’re back! Let the battle of the luxury beauty advent calendars 2014 begin

Another year, another glut of beauty advent calendars hits the shelves. Here we peruse 2014’s contenders for the festive beauty queen title. Now I know it’s not even Halloween yet, … Continue reading

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Laser hair removal: is it worth it?

Devotees claim that ditching the razors for good is the best thing ever, but does laser hair removal really live up to the hype? In this guest post, Cat Hamou … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with Kendall Jenner?

So, I’d kind of forgotten about fashion week(s). I usually get completely obsessed for a few weeks and say ‘why don’t I work in fashion?!’ several times out loud to … Continue reading

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Could you go a year without buying new clothes? That’s what I’m about to do

I’m pledging to buy nothing new for a year. There, I’ve said it. It’s out in the public domain now and I can’t go back. I’m committing to 12 months … Continue reading

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Autumn’s best new music: Albums to download now

When the festival frenzy of summer subsides, the live music world takes a breather and eventually reconvenes for the autumn album spurt. September and October are always bumper months for … Continue reading

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Watch fitties on film for free in October with Silent Swoon cinema

To coincide with the London Film Festival, St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden will become an al fresco movie theatre in October. For three nights only, the Silent Swoon Festival … Continue reading

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Treat your Talons: WARNING – Not for the faint-hearted.

As someone who has a fledgling manicure business, whenever we are approached here at Style & Then Some regarding anything nails-related, my eyes tend to light up. So imagine my … Continue reading

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London Fashion Week passed you by? Here’s a handy round-Up

Twice a year, the fashion world descends into a chaotic merry-go-round of transatlantic showcases, whereby the style gods dictate the trends for a season that feels forever away. These displays … Continue reading

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5 of the best: Glittery go-go boots

What is the most prominent of all the autumn/winter trends, as decreed by the oodles of trend guides that land around this time of year? It’s gotta be the sixties … Continue reading

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Style and Then Some is looking for new writers

We’re looking for new writers to join Team Style & Then Some. Interested? Know someone who might be? Then get in touch. Since we launched in 2011 the team has … Continue reading

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I went to see The Goldfinch, the painting Donna Tartt’s book is based on, and it was glorious

And now, the second half of my Day Trips in the Lowlands series, in which my mother and I go to The Hague to visit the newly reopened Mauritshuis Museum, … Continue reading

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A day trip to Antwerp: shopper’s paradise

With its rich textile history and no shortage of shopping options, Antwerp is the perfect location for a day trip or weekend filled with culture, beautiful architecture and retail therapy. Antwerp … Continue reading

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Part of Her World: How Mermaids are on course to be 2015’s big trend

Since Sofia Coppola announced she was to recreate Hans Christian Andersen’s fishy fairytale ‘The Little Mermaid’ in non-animated celluloid, it appears all things Mermaid are set to be one of … Continue reading

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How to make a bumblebee flapper dress fancy dress costume

When I chose the fancy dress themes – yes, multiple themes – for my 30th birthday party I already had one of my costumes in mind. The three options were … Continue reading

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Snip Happy: The Return of the Fringe

Last week, I got a fringe again. I am a massive supporter of the full fringe; I always feel so much more ‘done’ with a fringe, without ever devoting more … Continue reading

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Why I finally gave in to the midi skirt trend

I really didn’t think it would last. No, I don’t mean the relationship known as Kimye, or the three-day tan I picked up in Ibiza – I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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Bored on a Sunday afternoon? Scrapbooking is the answer

22 years living in the UK tells me that when it rains – a lot – you can’t beat cosying up with a film and a sharing bag of Minstrels … Continue reading

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I think this is the most bee-utiful present I’ve ever received | Bill Skinner Bee and Honeycomb Ring

When I blogged about honeycomb-themed jewellery late last year, little did I imagine that I would have the most stunning piece, the Bill Skinner Bee and Honeycomb Ring, in my … Continue reading

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Rejoice! It’s Boots Season again

What’s that I feel on my bare legs, my exposed shoulders? Is that a chill in the air? Why yes, yes it is. And what with the rains finally returning … Continue reading

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Worried about passport delays? I just got mine back after an agonising wait. Here’s my advice.

I realise this isn’t really the sort of thing we usually write about here on S&TS, but I wanted to share my recent passport renewal nightmare in the hope that … Continue reading

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Cara Does Topshop: High Street Fashion’s Dream Pairing Unveiled

The inevitable has happened; Cara Delevingne is fronting Topshop’s AW campaign. Not content with conquering Zara, H&M, ASOS, Pepe Jeans and Topshop Unique (amongst a billion others) Cara and her … Continue reading

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Britney Spears is poised to drop her knickers come September

Who’d have thunk it? Britney Spears is all set to dominate the sleepwear market in the UK come September with The Intimate Britney Spears collection . Seeing as the majority of … Continue reading

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Holiday Life Hacks: How to Stay Cool When It’s Really Freaking Hot

So I’ve just come back from Greece where indeed it is Really Freaking Hot. In fact, only Egypt was hotter (thank you BBC World News Service). But regardless of where … Continue reading

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My new jewellery obsession: Karen Mabon

It started with Eve and the Apple. No, not the dawn of mankind, I’m talking about my latest accessories obsession, the adorably quirky and seriously cool jewellery made by Scottish designer … Continue reading

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Fantasy Summer outfit alert: And why there isn’t a floral maxi in sight

Ahhh Summer. You bring with you an array of mood-elevating advantages. But, you have also stricken an unhealthy fear in to my heart ever since I was a teenager and … Continue reading

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Think you know whether you’re an introvert or an extravert? You might be surprised

‘Am I an extravert or an introvert?’ I asked a bunch of my friends recently. Extravert was the answer every time. Because I’m generally a chatty, lively, outgoing, opinionated kind … Continue reading

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Black Flats: How to Make Serious Shoes Your Friend

In my head, my life in this here fair city is largely like Carrie Bradshaw’s; I get taxis from my apartment to wherever I’m going, I’m able to walk in … Continue reading

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How to shop the Summer Sales. I’ve scrolled so you don’t have to.

The Summer sales have started which means you need to hit the shops. Hard. Am I right? Actually, no. Rather than all that exhausting pavement pounding, use my guide to … Continue reading

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Meet your new favourite LBD, the little Bardot dress

What’s a Bardot dress you say? Well, it’s one on which the neckline reveals both shoulders, as popularised by buxom French actress Brigitte Bardot in the sixties. That’s what I’m … Continue reading

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Free outdoor cinema in London continues tomorrow with Mean Girls

There are no shortage of options if you want to enjoy films in London’s great outdoors this summer. There are cinemas popping up in parks, on rooftops, on a barge … Continue reading

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Ode to the orchid: the surprisingly resilient plant

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, green-fingered. In fact, I would rather make vegetables out of clay (see, here they are) than try to grow them myself. … Continue reading

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Cannes 2014 fashion: The best of the best

Its happening again. First it was Coachella, and now just a few months on, meet Cannes, Coachella’s rich, glamorous cousin from France. Never mind that it’s an actual Film Festival, … Continue reading

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ManKind’s #violenceisviolence campaign is even more poignant in the wake of the Jay Z and Solange incident

We talk a lot about women’s rights issues on Style & Then Some. It was only a few months back we posted Éléonore Pourriat’s genius ‘Oppressed Majority’ video, depicting what … Continue reading

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5 of the best: Vinyl skirts

The vinyl skirt has come a long way since the hooker-ish incarnations of the 1980’s. Currently enjoying a resurgence sparked by the latex pencil skirts in the last two Burberry … Continue reading

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Need a gift for a gardener? These vegetable plant labels are too cute

There are plenty of gifts for gardeners out there in the shops, but if you’re looking for something more original try these vegetable plant labels. Not only are they adorable … Continue reading

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How I styled my trusty black blazer into an interview-worthy outfit

Last week I had a job interview, a big swanky corporate job interview, my first ever. I was asked, in the invitation to interview, to wear a suit, which presented … Continue reading

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We took a class in the Art of Gelato and it was delicious

The House of Peroni is back and it’s cooler than ever. The biannual installation (calling something this stylish a ‘pop-up’ just doesn’t seem right) that brings the cream of Italian style, … Continue reading

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7,000 Savage Beauty tickets sold in 3 days – and it’s still a year away

Tickets for the long-awaited Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at London’s V&A Museum went on sale last week and already more than 7,000 have been sold – even though the … Continue reading

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All mouth, no trousers: Why Beyonce’s Time Magazine cover stinks of hypocrisy

When Time magazine released its 100 Most Influential People edition last week, there was much buzz about Beyoncé making the cover. Notably, it was Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook and author … Continue reading

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A Theology graduate’s take on Noah

It was either going to be a total classic, or kinda mediocre. No prizes for guessing which Noah ended up being. Now, I’m a Theology graduate, so I like to … Continue reading

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Empowering or Outdated?

Last week, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place at Earls Court, here for the first time in our very own London town. For a full 48-hour period, Instagram … Continue reading

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