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Jun 22 / Erica

My Style | Easy summer evening dressing

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I’m back! It has been a whirlwind week spent in the Mount Olympus region of Northern Greece (a The Edited Travels piece coming up later this week).

There is SO much to tell you about it, but while I get my breath back and write it up, I thought I would share one of the outfits I wore on my last night there. read more…

Jun 10 / Erica

My Style | The ultimate boho bargain top

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Followers of my Instagram will know that I’m quite partial to a bargain. I LOVE finding little gems in TK Maxx for example, and I pick up a lot of bits for the kids in supermarkets, along with the weekly shop.

In short, I am not remotely snobby about clothes and think if something works for you, just buy it, whether it’s £2 or £200.

With all that in mind, please meet my new, embroidered, Mexican peasant-inspired top.

It’s a gorgeous tomato red, it fits and washes really nicely, costs just £18 and it’s from … SAINSBURYS.

Yes. read more…

Jun 8 / Erica

High | Low: The dress edit

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LEFT: Beaumont Organic | RIGHT: Zara

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Jun 5 / Erica

Five reasons to shop at … Finery London

To be honest, I’m always rather surprised that more people haven’t heard of online brand Finery.

But here they are, quietly producing some of the chicest – and relatively speaking, not that expensive – collections of the moment. read more…

Jun 3 / Erica

Deconstructing The Decor: Jenna Lyons’ iconic J Crew office

Image: Glamour Magazine

Image: Glamour Magazine

Most pinned office image on Pinterest? Must be this one, from the iconic office of J Crew’s Creative Director Jenna Lyons.

And with good reason. Her quirky mix of texture, print and love of layering translates as easily to interior decor as is does to style at the US cult brand.

There’s sheepskin, colour layered on colour (check out the solid orange keyboard skin on watermelon coloured desk), Moroccan rugs and classic chairs against a chaotic-meets-stylish backdrop of tear sheets and inspiration boards.

(And if you’re as interested as me, check out this amazing 360 panoramic of her massive office by Sam Rohn here, via The Fast Company). read more…

Jun 1 / Erica

My Style | Weekend uniform reinvented

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Dress, ‘Uma’, Beaumont Organic | Gladiator Sandals, Topshop | Shirt, Topshop (similar here) | Long necklace, Z for Accessorize

 

My weekend wardrobe doesn’t veer too dramatically from my day-to-day look, which generally involves some kind of cropped trouser, a flat sandal and a nice top (damning my entire wardrobe with faint praise there).

And I am a creature of habit – if a certain thing is on my style radar then I tend to wear it again and again until I can wear it no more.

The khaki Topshop shirt (wearing in image above) that I bought last year is the current chosen one and has definitely been seeing a lot of weekend action. As a lightweight jacket, it is so useful – and until I find the perfect denim jacket it is doubling up as my everyday go-to for park trips, lunches out and even as a casual throw over a dress. There is a similar one in store at the moment which I have linked to above. read more…

May 29 / Erica

I’m having a thing about…really simple tan sandals

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Image: instagram.com/erica_davies

A recent little mooch around TK Maxx saw me throw about five pairs of sandals (including those above) into my trolley. Of COURSE I always grab a trolley – don’t you? Who knows what you might find.

Anyway, it became immediately apparent that I gravitate towards sandals that looks as though they have been made by a Greek leather artisan. Flat, two-strap, simple design and made from soft leather = massive footwear thumbs up from me. PS, I only actually bought the brown pair above as the dusty pink pair were too tight sadly. read more…

May 27 / Erica

Eight ways to pimp up your DUKTIG kitchen

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IMAGE: Little Village

One of the most popular design posts I’ve written was this, on some of the amazing remodelling ideas for IKEA’s DUKTIG play kitchen.

Along with the majority of my friends – we own this £65 kitchen, bought for Charlie’s 3rd birthday because it was simple and unisex, so perfect for him and his little sister.

As per usual, it’s still waiting to be pimped up – but I LOVE seeing how others transform them.

So by popular demand, here are eight further ways to revamp your DUKTIG. read more…

May 25 / Erica

My Style | The midi dress I will wear all summer

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OUTFIT: Dress, & Other Stories | Sandals, T K Maxx (similar here) | Leopard clutch bag, Boden (out of stock, similar here) | Leather jacket, Whistles (old season, similar here) | Necklace, Isabel Marant (similar here)

 

I’ve been taking the middle ground for a while now.

In terms of my preferred skirt length, there is nothing that makes me happier than a bit of fabric wafting around in the general direction of my ankles. Midi, not TOO maxi, just hitting me in a place that’ll still show off a coy little peek of skin – and preferably a tanned one at that. read more…

May 22 / Erica

The cheap skin fixes you need right now

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Amongst all the very expensive beauty brands I buy and try, I keep coming back to some old faithfuls that really don’t cost a lot at all.

In fact, as I am getting older the price per product increases if it’s going on my face but gets cheaper if it’s a body lotion, potion or cream. read more…

May 20 / Erica

Loving a monochrome desk situation

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IMAGES: Harpers Bazaar | At Mi Casa

Clean, simple, Scandi, chic. These are pretty much the buzzwords for the look I’m striving for in my kids-bedroom-turned-office.

But I don’t want to spend a fortune on bespoke cupboards and shelving, so IKEA and HEMA it is. read more…

May 18 / Erica

One quick trick: Work an unexpected slogan tee

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OUTFIT: Jumpsuit, Zara (last season, similar here) | T-shirt, Être Cécile (available here, but also LOVE this one from current range) | Sandals, Marks & Spencer | Leather jacket, Whistles (a couple of seasons ago, similar here) | Bag, Chanel (similar here) | Ring, Monica Vinader | Sunglasses, & Other Stories

I love contrasts when it comes to fashion. You know, things like print on print – stripes with leopard or florals for example. A denim jacket thrown over a black tie dress, or a full skirt teamed with your Stan Smiths – that kind of thing. read more…