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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…

May 15 / Erica

The Edited Updater: Striped espadrilles

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Cheap, chic and classic – move the stripes from your top to your feet this Summer for an easy way to update your denim.

I’m having a bit of an espadrille moment, after going through a few years of feeling they were a bit naff. Oh how wrong I was! I blame Chanel and their lust-worthy canvas n’ logo espadrilles. And I TOTALLY would by the way. In the meantime I repeat-buy Park Lane two-tone styles, which you can find on ASOS (and on my Instagram here for how I wear).

Navy and white stripe espadrilles are a stylish addition to your wardrobe – plus, depending on your budget, you can get a pair that costs anything from £7 up to £70 and beyond.

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ASOS (again) do a multi-pack with a striped pair for £18, and Joules’ simple stripes are definitely worth a look. For an indulgent purchase, I love this beautiful canvas and leather pair from Tory Burch at Net A Porter. And these Manebi neon cotton Ibiza espadrilles from Avenue32 make me want to squeal a bit and run to the nearest airport. Finally,  if you don’t fancy blue (WHAT!?), then Boden’s yellow stripes are pretty lovely for the sunshine.

But here are some of the best out there…and don’t forget the kids, scroll down for the cutest children’s striped soles I’ve seen!

 

 

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For the kids, Next have some lovely little boy’s styles here. And these canvas stripe plimsolls from H&M Kids are great – and cheap (not espadrilles, but I had to include).

But can we just discuss these?! Tootsa MacGinty are selling the most gorgeous unisex pair of espadrilles. I’ve already put an order in for my two!

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May 13 / Erica

Five ways to Washi up your workspace

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In no way am I over my love for all things Washi. I’ve written about it previously here, here and here.

How could you be when there are so many prints and colours? Kids birthday presents are wrapped in it – and sometimes I even spell out their names in Washi on the parcel. It sticks up posters in my office, Charlie and Lila’s party invitations, school info and drawings are put up on the kitchen wall with the low-tack tape and I even use it in my planner to mark out special dates and projects.

Pinterest have some ingenious ways of utilising Washi – and as I’m always looking for new reasons to use it and also to get more organised generally around my desk situation, I’ve picked five of my favourite ways to Washi up your workspace. read more…

May 11 / Erica

Why has the world gone mad for a WOB? (That’s a Wavy Bob, FYI)

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Hair: Myla & Davis | Top: Hush | Necklace: Kirsten Goss

The world has gone mad for a WOB. That’s a wavy bob, FYI. Every celebrity worth her salt spray has lopped off the ends and ditched the dryer in an attempt to recreate the totally undone waves of WOB-elite like Alexa Chung and Jessica Alba. read more…

May 8 / Erica

The world’s most stylish basket case(s)

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Image: Eliza Gran Studio

I don’t know whether it’s because I can smell Summer in the air, have just been invited on a fantastic trip (more soon!), or because I have most recently been buying beach cover ups like there’s no tomorrow and they NEED a holiday pal. Whichever reason, I am obsessed with straw baskets. Officially, a basket case.

Some of you will definitely be heading away for half term, while others – like me – just fancy a stroll down to Sainsburys with one, wishing it was 85 degrees and cloud free. read more…

May 6 / Erica

I’m having a thing about … black & white flats

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CREDITS: Black jumpsuit, Zara (old season, similar here and here) | Trainers, ‘Elwood’ from Finery London | Bag, Daughter of Jon

It all started with a pair of lace-ups I saw in & Other Stories last season. I never quite managed to track down my size, but the flat, pointed shape and two-tone colour combo were so simple and chic that I kept thinking they were exactly what my wardrobe was missing. read more…

May 1 / Erica

My Style | Tan coats and white vintage lace

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I’m not often inspired by celebrity on-duty outfits. They’re often too contrived, created by their style squad rather than taking any kind of fashion initiative themselves.

But then sometimes I have to make an inner apology after seeing an outfit that looks so cool, it makes me want to go and put something similar on immediately. This week it was seeing this shot of Scarlett Johansson wearing white lace Roland Mouret.

White lace is a given – it’s everywhere this season, yet never fails to look fresh. And I loved the chic, classic additions of Roger Vivier tan heels, a camel wool trench draped over her shoulders and made instantly modern with those cool grey sunglasses (need those!)

Scarlett’s look was super glam, but the neutral combination of fresh colours lends itself to an easy Spring day outfit. read more…

Apr 29 / Erica

Love a Breton? You will love this new collection.

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Anyone who knows me or reads The Edited will know that I’m partial to a stripe.

In fact, last week’s My Style featured the most recent purchase to my 18-strong Breton collection. Add my kids and husband’s tops to the mix and I quite often do a complete stripe wash. Yes, worrying. read more…

Apr 27 / Erica

The Edited Updater: Denim jackets rule

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IMAGES: Maja Wyh | Sincerely Jules | Atlantic Pacific | The Shiny Squirrel | Style Du Monde | The Glitter Guide

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