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Sep 30 / Erica

Five reasons why you need to visit the Île de Ré


All clothes by La Redoute: Leopard coat | Merci Beaucoup sweatshirt (sold out, tee shirt version here) | Wide leg trousers | Satchel | Photography throughout: Amber Rose read more…

Sep 26 / Erica

The bargain between-season bomber (you can pick up with your weekly shop)


Khaki floral bomber, Tu at Sainsburys | Blouse, Monsoon| Fuschia skirt, Topshop (old season, similar here) | Bag, Karen Millen | Sunglasses, ASOS (old season, similar here) | Shoes, Zara (old season, but love these)

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Sep 23 / Erica

20 hot new things you need* this season

New season trend Photography: Max Abadian / Elle Canada  Photo via Fashion Gone Rogue

New season trends
Photography: Max Abadian / Elle Canada
Photo via Fashion Gone Rogue

*Need / want. There’s such a fine line.

Anyway, it’s a new season and you *might* need a new coat and feasibly, you *may* need new shoes or boots.

These are all things I quite like and am sharing* the love.

*enabling. read more…

Sep 21 / Erica

My Style: The coolest way to wear the fabric of the season (clue: on your feet)


Velvet plimsolls, Marks & Spencer | Coat, Limited at Marks & Spencer | Cashmere v-neck, Marks & Spencer | Trousers, Monki, old season, similar here | Bag, Topshop, old season, but I love this one here | PHOTOS: Bang On Style read more…

Sep 19 / Erica

Getting over my fear of home hair dyes with Garnier Olia


I’m a working mum with a realistic amount of time to spend on beauty treatments and more specifically, on my hair. And let’s get even more specific than that. There is very little time.

Over the years I have coloured my hair at hair salons all around London, but having recently moved out to the country, I struggle to cope with the upkeep of my roots – and more recently, the grey. I mean, seriously. Grey.

Factor in the travel time to and from London – and it’s game over for a quick roots fix. read more…

Sep 16 / Erica

Come and say hi at the Barbour Timeless Originals styling session!


CREDITS: Stratus X-Back Crew neck, Timeless Originals at Barbour | Rain Drop Ancient Tartan scarf, Timeless Originals at Barbour | Rings, SVP jewellery | All photography: Eleanor Skan

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Sep 7 / Erica

Five On Wednesday #12


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sequinned cushion, Marks & Spencer | Dusky pink cashmere v-neck boyfriend jumper, Boden | Leopard ankle boots, Topshop | Advanced Night Repair Ampoules, Estee Lauder | Green hooded jacket with cheetah lining, ABC123Me
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Sep 5 / Erica

My Style: The jacket helping me get over the fact it’s now Autumn


Jacket, Zara | Skirt, Finery | Cashmere v-neck, Boden (last season, but would work with this one) | Nude shoes, Boden | Bag, Jigsaw (old season, similar here) | Rings, all SVP read more…

Sep 2 / Erica

Hello! I’ve been nominated for an award….

Dress, Millie Macintosh | Bag, edit58 | Shoes, TK Maxx

Dress, Millie Macintosh | Bag, edit58 | Shoes, TK Maxx

Hello! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you won’t know that I have been away in France (where I took these pics). And, you know, LIFE. It’s been a while.

But I’m back…with some very exciting news.

I’ve been nominated for two awards! read more…

Aug 15 / Erica

My Style: The Ukrainian bohemian dress for under £60

New in embroidered dress, Zara

New in embroidered dress, Zara

I love a bargain. And I love an embroidered dress (particularly of Eastern European extraction – see previous posts here and here).

So when the fashion stars align and the two come together – I am ON IT LIKE A CAR BONNET. read more…

Aug 1 / Erica

I’m Having A Thing About … Neon Signs

Image: Bag and Bones

Image: Bag and Bones

My love for a neon light is not a new thing. In fact I discussed creating a bespoke design here – before realising quite how expensive they can be. You have to treat it as you would an investment work of art – and price it up / save for it accordingly.


Image: Bag & Bones BUY HERE

Now there’s a new company for me to lust after – and it’s affordable! Say hello to Bag & Bones.

Run by sisters Gigi and Cavanagh Foyle (a former scientist and lawyer), Bag & Bones was founded after Gigi spotted a gap in the market for kid and planet friendly neon lighting.

Their cool designs are actually a combination of flexible neon tubing and light-emitting diodes, which basically means they emit very little heat, are durable and far less likely to break as they’re not encased in glass. You can just plug them in too, no need for electricians.

Image: Bag and Bones

Image: Bag & Bones BUY HERE

Gigi says, “I studied science at University and I’ve always been particularly interested in green energy. Our dad is somewhat of an environmentalist and we spent our youth listening to him lecture us on turning the lights off and the effect of energy use on our wonderful environment. So, when it came to the neon, we wanted to find a solution – the neon feel, without the neon gas!

“We get very inspired by living in London – there is so much beautiful art in everything from music to fashion. And at the moment we are doing a collaboration with interior design duo 2LG which we are very excited about – stay tuned to our Insta feed to see more.”

Image: Bag & Bones

Image: Bag & Bones BUY HERE

The ladies also offer a hire service, so you can borrow their cool lights for events, parties or even weddings.

I absolutely love them. Check out their site and the rest of their designs here.



Jul 27 / Erica

Five on Wednesday #11


Credits clockwise from left: Minimal culotte jumpsuit, ASOS | Pom pom edged scarf, Jigsaw | Khaki military jacket, J Crew at Net a Porter | Leopard saddle bag, Boden | Two bar heeled ballerina shoes, & Other Stories

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