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Archive for May, 2014

Summer wardrobe ideas…

Being born in the southern hemisphere during the spring/ summer means I am constantly wishing for sun. We have had a few really good days but…I want more!

I have been gathering bits for my summer wardrobe including these really fun pineapple print shorts from New Look and this great baggy cami top which I am going to get so much use out of.

My plan is to have more of a ‘capsule wardrobe’ this year and be able to mix and match more with separates. I also want to try and make myself some more things, including a yellow pencil skirt.

I love wardrobe planning, it’s the stylist in me!

I also really want a new pair of sandals but there are so many cute styles out there narrowing them down is going to be hard. Think I might need a separate blog post for that!

Pineapple shorts 1 Pineapple shorts 2

Apologies for the very white legs, they really are very pale…little bit of Rimmel sun shimmer before I go out me-thinks!

What is on your summer wish list?

Top: Primarl| Shorts: c/o New Look | Bag: M&S (old)| Shoes: TopShop (old) | Sunglasses: ebay



Craft a week 16 – Embossing

When the lovely folks over at Hobbycraft contacted me about giving the Sizzix Texture Boutique a go I thought why not! Card craft is not something I’ve ever been into particularly but I know that it’s something some of my lovely readers might want to find out about and I’m always up for trying new stuff, […]

Spring/ Summer 2014 has landed!

It’s spring/summer over here at Duck & Duffel HQ (despite the rather odd weather!) and our new collection has landed…Shop here!   Gorgeous pics by Holly Booth Make-up by Rebecca Yeates Model: Jess Fletcher via Holly Booth Head-wear courtesy of Crown and Glory  

I heart stripes

Do you have a fail safe outfit that you know you will always feel great in? Sure you do! Well this is my new one. I love the mix of stripes, denim and red, not the most exciting or adventurous I admit but classic none the less. The weather is amazing at the moment and […]

Craft a week 15 – Home-made fluffy garlands…

I decided to make some crepe paper garlands to use at my photoshoot at the weekend. They are super easy and really effective… So you need, crepe paper (the rolls are easier, less cutting!)scissors, sewing machine. Firstly decide how long you want your garlands and cut 4 lengths of crepe paper Stack them together and […]

#FrockSwapUK The perfect pinny!

I absolutely adore pinafore dresses so when this came through the door for #FrockSwapUK I was thrilled (pity I have to send it back to Erica!) We were off to a family BBQ yesterday so this was the perfect comfy outfit (it wasn’t all that warm so tights definitely still needed!). I teamed the pinny […]

Photo shoot fun

I had such a fantastic day at my 2014 photo shoot with Holly Booth. Here are some sneak peeks behind the scenes… A big thanks to model Jess for looking so perfect in all of the dresses, Ewan for all your help building sets and making it all look awesome, Rebecca for the wonderful hair […]

I’ll be back!

Sorry for the radio silence over the last couple of weeks, lots on at the mo but also lots to show you after this weekend (I’m shooting my 2014 collection with Holly Booth this sat!) Outfits posts coming up as well as some craft a week tutorials…promise;) Right, I’m off to make crepe paper garlands!

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