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From £8 to £800, there’s a fun fruity handbag for everyone

Did you see that story in the news recently suggesting that rather than aiming for five pieces of fruit or veg a day we should be hitting ‘seven-a-day’? Seems like … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Bee-licious cupcakes

I’m not gonna lie to you, I stole took inspiration for these bee cupcakes from some that I saw on the bakery counter in everyone’s favourite upmarket supermarket. Using a … Continue reading

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Orthopaedic chic: How the ugly shoe is dominating this season

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s a summer day, two or three years ago. Fellow blogger pal Abby and I are walking through a Midlands town that will … Continue reading

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On your bike: River Island sets its sights on the urban cyclist

‘A girl on a bike is at least 15 per cent hotter than when she’s not on a bike,’ someone said to me recently. I reckon it’s more like 50 … Continue reading

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I went Back to Netball and exorcised my Year 8 PE demons

I set off for my first Back to Netball session last Wednesday night with a slight sense of trepidation. I made my way to Sobell Leisure Centre (near Holloway Road), … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be posting a makeup-free selfie – or donating to Cancer Research UK

Call me a party pooper, but I won’t be posting a no makeup selfie and I definitely won’t be donating to Cancer Research UK. Here’s why. As party pooping goes, … Continue reading

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And it was all yellow…welcome to Spring’s most refreshing shade

About a year ago, I wrote a post on wearing white, and how much it was dominating the S/S collections. This springtime, say hello to white’s fun-loving, lower-maintenance, high-rolling sister … Continue reading

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Still think western women have it easy? Try watching this

If, like me, you tend to hit your head against a brick wall when explaining the basic principles of feminism to certain individuals – especially after a few drinks – … Continue reading

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Forget power tools and sofas, head to the Ideal Home Show for free booze, beauty and bargains

So in my eternal quest to answer the question, ‘what’re you doing this weekend?’ with something more interesting than ‘I dunno, probably sleeping’, this Saturday I headed to Earls Court … Continue reading

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5 of the best: these textured jackets are the BOMB (geddit?)

Because they’re BOMBER jackets you see? One of those trends that ended up on the catwalks – rather than springing from the sketches of a designer – the bomber jacket … Continue reading

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Stuck for gift ideas for a writer? Aninotes note books are flicking good

If we’re talking gift ideas for writers, a notebook doesn’t exactly scream thoughtful and original does it? But hear me out for a minute. I was given an Aninotes book … Continue reading

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California, here we come…why everyone should revisit The OC

Remember the feeling you sometimes got from a really, really good TV programme when you were a teenager? Escaping the relative humdrum of my adolescent life for an hour a week … Continue reading

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Have the first flourishes of Spring got you contemplating your summer wardrobe?

 The first flourishes of sunshine always wreak havoc with a UK girl’s wardrobe.  After the unseasonably warm weather we were treated to over the weekend, it was evident from most … Continue reading

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Head east for London’s freshest designers at Fashion Sunday

If you’re one of those keen-eyed style pioneers who loves scouting the best of Central St Martins before NewGen makes them all Topshop collaborators, or if you prefer intrepidly picking … Continue reading

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Mahiki bans fur. Setting a good example or overstepping the mark?

Last week, Mahiki, the London nightclub known for being frequented by various Royals, their plus ones, and other notable posh people, held an event to launch its new no fur … Continue reading

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From Teen Choice Awards to Oscar glory? Matthew McConaughey proves himself in Dallas Buyers Club

This year’s Academy Awards are just around the corner (2nd of March FYI) and for the first time in a long time, I actually feel slightly emotionally invested in few … Continue reading

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Topshop’s coolest designer collab is back. Guess who?

I’ll give you one clue: sequins. Why it’s Ashish of course. Ahead of the Ashish show at London Fashion Week on Monday, Topshop announced that the next collection will be … Continue reading

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Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW14: London Fashion Week show report

Well, it was never going to be a shy and retiring collection, was it? True to form, Dame Viv’s Red Label offering for AW14 is as punchy, punky and powerful … Continue reading

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You Can’t Touch This: I tried an MC Hammer Dance Class and this is what happened

              I signed up to the MC Hammer Dance class (as part of my new year exercise endeavours) in the hope that working out … Continue reading

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This just in: the J Crew spring collection is a triumph

It is a universal truth that Jenna Lyons, Creative Director of American stalwart brand J Crew is one of the chicest women in fashion. Eschewing the traditional ‘I’m a serious … Continue reading

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Are boilersuits a thing now?

I guess it had to happen eventually. Since the resurgence of the jump suit – a garment whose previous incarnation was mainly as the pyjamas of choice for kids in … Continue reading

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Hey Girl, I’m your new favourite app

Big news broke last week that most girls secretly had been praying for…the rumours were true and apparently Ryan Gosling is back on the market (according to Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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Life lessons from The Wolf of Wall Street

Lesson one: go and see The Wolf of Wall Street. Yes, its completely debauched – drugs (lots), sex (lots), yachts, and huge scale money laundering are basically all this movie is, … Continue reading

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13 things I learned at the Guardian Essentials of Freelance Journalism Masterclass

Back in November I went to my first Guardian Masterclass, a one-day event titled The Essentials of Freelance Journalism. I was hoping to get inspired because the secondment I’m on … Continue reading

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Bored of the gym? From MC Hammer dance to hulla hooping, try one of these alternative exercise classes

Bored of the gym? Falling asleep on the treadmill? Snoozing through Bums, Legs and Tums classes? One of the main reasons why people quit the gym is boredom. I personally … Continue reading

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FrockSwap is back and you’d be a fool to miss it

Last time I wrote about the impending FrockSwap event, I had to speculate as to whether it would be any good. This time, I know it will be, and that … Continue reading

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New Year, old look: Style inspiration from Mia Wallace

The nineties renaissance that began on the catwalks of Dries van Noten and Philip Lim is still merrily trickling down onto the high street several seasons on – no longer … Continue reading

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How to fake January radiance

I recently went to my GP to get something medically charged to deal with a short term spate of insomnia. My colleague was joking that to get the really good … Continue reading

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Celebrity Fragrance Shocker – Becoming addicted to Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday

While the onslaught of celebrity perfumes hasn’t slowed down since the days of J.Lo Glow, it seems you really haven’t made it in the celebrity stratosphere until you’ve slapped your … Continue reading

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New Year, old look: Style Inspiration from Marty McFly

The high-tops, the stonewashed jeans, the Calvin Kleins…if Annie Hall was everything sartorially great about the 1970s, then we’ve got Michael J. Fox’ career defining turn as time travelling Marty … Continue reading

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Winter Sun: what to pack

Being officially the most depressing time of the year, it’s quite a good month to bring forward that yearned-for July holiday and top up your vitamin D levels when they’re at their … Continue reading

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New Year, old look: Style inspiration from Annie Hall

Surely, ‘New Year, New You’ must be the laziest marketing slogan known to man. And whilst we all profess to be done with clichéd New Year’s resolutions, we should see … Continue reading

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And now, in ugly shoe news: Crocs gets a $200 million bail out. You won’t believe what they want to spend it on.

Sometimes news stories break at the end of the year and their significance can get lost in the post-Christmas pre-New Year mash-up.  That is why I want to draw your … Continue reading

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Torrential rain cramping your style? Avoid the farmer look in the city with these Chelsea boot wellies

The first three weeks of 2014 have provided the perfect climate conditions for the January Blues to thrive. Depressing drizzle, torrential downpours, floods and, if you’re on the other side … Continue reading

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This has instantly become my favourite book of all time

I write this with a sense of trepidation. There’s nothing like an A-grade, ten-star, 100 per cent review to oversell a book and leave you inevitably disappointed when you read … Continue reading

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Ode to a coat: The best of the January sales

When the sparkles of Christmas have been and gone (I have cried, I’m not ashamed), the only thing left to vaguely soften the blow is the prospect of The Almighty … Continue reading

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Finally, a year with enough decent albums to warrant a top ten. These are my favourite records of 2013

Every December, I used to always write my top ten albums on Facebook, to the delight (or indifference) of my peers. But for the last few years I haven’t bothered, … Continue reading

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5 of the best : Kimonos

This party season there’s a hint of the orient around the Christmas tree. The kimono, which translates from Japanese as simply ‘thing to wear’, is making waves across the high … Continue reading

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Why I intend to be all dressed up with nowhere to go this Christmas Day

Christmas parties are just one hurdle – the real question is, what are you wearing for Christmas Day? Yes, its virtually pointless dressing up with nowhere to go, but you … Continue reading

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Thoroughly tried and tested: What’s the best eye cream for dry skin

Earlier this year when I hit the ripe old age of 29 I started to notice fine lines and bags under my eyes where I never had before. Besides freaking … Continue reading

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In the mood to Hibernate? Check out these Fantasy Furnishings for your Home this Winter

 Tis the season to hibernate like the big brown bear from the John Lewis Christmas advert (anyone else cry watching it as well?) and I have found myself getting more … Continue reading

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Winter skincare: acne prone skin

Following on from my autumn skincare post I’ve been trialling some acne solutions on my troublesome skin days due to my spot prone complexion.  We’re not talking prescription grade, antibiotic level acne, … Continue reading

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Where to turn when you’ve lost Christmas shopping inspiration

Losing present inspiration – it happens to everyone. You know, Christmas comes every year. That’s a lot of presents for a lot of people. And there’s always one – usually … Continue reading

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Tech-savvy delights and insights courtesy of QVC

Now, here at Style & Then Some we are lucky enough to be invited to some wonderful (and sometimes weird) press events. One of our absolute favorites during the spring/summer … Continue reading

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Here you go, 50 (yes, FIFTY) festive knitwear options ready for Christmas Jumper Day 2013 on Friday

Next Friday 13th* December is Christmas Jumper Day, a day dedicated to making ‘the world a better place’ by getting people to donate £1 to Save the Children while wearing a … Continue reading

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It’s December, so now we can discuss: What’s your favourite Christmas Song?

I am a Christmas addict. Around mid October – yes, that early – I am possessed by an excitement that can only be satisfied with fairy lights, tinsel and excess … Continue reading

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Thoroughly tried and tested: What’s the best hand cream for very dry skin?

I learned the value of a good hand cream recently when a new job meant I was standing around in freezing cold train stations pre-9am on a very long commute.

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Stay happy with a SAD lamp

I’ve never been a morning person.  I love nothing more than a ten hour sleep and in the oft event that this quota is not met - peeling my lazy self off … Continue reading

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Cakes, cloaks and Chanel at the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

London is awash with vintage shops, fairs and markets these days. In amongst the moth-eaten mohair, H&M skirts circa 2004 and outfits that your granny would actually want to wear … Continue reading

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Make like 90s Courtney Love in one of these ‘I can’t believe it’s not a nightie’ dresses

Blame Hedi Slimane. The man who single-handedly spearheaded the Great Skinny Jean Resurgence of the noughties decreed that Autumn/Winter 2013 would be the season of grunge – and the high … Continue reading

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Get your skincare summer-ready

After attending a skincare talk last week about new Murad suncare products, I’ve started re-thinking my summer skincare regime. Rather than slathering on rich emollients and soothing wind-chapped lips, it’s … Continue reading

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