The way you wear prints can make or break an outfit. A floral blouse can brighten up plain office wear, but a patterned trouser and shirt combo could clash. So, how do you decide which prints you should be wearing and which you should stay clear of? QUIZ, fashion retailers of patterned party dresses , reveal their top tips: The Must-Dos Consider complementing colours, sizes and not going too OTT when styling prints. New to wearing prints? You might want to ease them into your…

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Hands up if you have hormones? Oh, you do? Yay you…..  I’d like to invite you to my house, where you could see a shed load of hormones in action. Mine, the teenagers and the 9 year old boy who seems to have testosterone surges as often as we have PMT. You can see why the husband works away so much huh…..  Now, I’ve done A-Level biology. I know all about hormones and how important they are, but I’ve got to tell you, there are…

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Hi, my name is Kate and I am a shopaholic.  I don’t even try and hide this fact anymore. I love nothing more than a wander around the shops (child free if you’re offering, thanks) a few coffee pitstops, a bit of lunch and maybe even a sneaky Aperol Spritz.  Living the life.  But, since I am very rarely child free, online shopping has become my second best friend. It will never replace the joy of actual shopping, but it comes a close second that’s…

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I’m (almost) 37 and I’ve finally come to realise that my red hair is a major part of who I am. Which is great because I’m still growing out bleach, my roots are starting to get a little blonder (some might say whiter, I’d disagree with them) and it’s only really the underneath section that still have the full ginge that I was born with.  So, you know, timing.  I’ve always been lucky in that my hair grows fairly fast, 2 years ago, almost to…

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A few years ago both the bloke and I were quite conservative, if not boring, dressers. We stuck to the basics, and neither of us really stepped outside of our own, self imposed, fashion boundaries.  Now, I’m not saying we’re all flamboyant and extravagant all of a sudden, flouncing around in feathers and sequins (although, sequins are one of my favourite things) because we’re not, and if you met us in real life you’d be all kinds of disappointed, and that would just be sad,…

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