AUTUMN STYLE SOIREE – Thursday 10th October

Nellie & Dove, Deddington, Oxfordshire

I am thrilled to be returning to Oxfordshire boutique NELLIE & DOVE on Thursday 10th October for my Autumn Style Soirée.  I will be sharing my style tips for the new season to help you shop more efficiently and find the clothes that you love and work for YOU.

I will show you ways to wear and style all the fab dresses, trousers, jumpsuits and separates in this beautiful Oxfordshire boutique, look at the shapes and styles that work for your figure and show you simple and stylish ways to update your wardrobe for autumn with new colours, cuts, styles, shapes, fabrics, prints and accessories.

We can try pieces on, you can speak to me 1:1 with any of your wardrobe queries and you enjoy a spot of late night shopping with friends.

Tickets are just £15 and include a glass of Prosecco, so why not join me for a fun and friendly fashion filled evening of style and shopping, to help you find your new season style and wardrobe updates. 

TICKETS ARE LIMITED so book soon to secure your place! You can book in store at NELLIE & DOVE, online http://www.nellieanddove.com or email mystylishfriend@gmail.com

BOOK NOW | 1-2-1 STYLING SESSIONS | LAW & CO.

Friday 27th September – Stow-on-the-Wold

Saturday 28th September – Cirencester

Fancy an express personal styling session with me at one of the best boutiques in the Cotswolds?

Image: Oobaloos Photography (www.oobaloosphotography.co.uk)

I am holding some 1-2-1 styling sessions at Law & Co. in Cirencester and Stow-on-the-Wold (or come with a friend), to help you with your existing wardrobe, tips on how to update for the new season or how you can dress the best for your shape or just working out what makes you feel good and how to achieve that every day… Whatever you want to know – I’m all yours!  

You can book an express 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours and we can just work through my regular style consultation or I can advise on anything specific you would like to cover, or we can incorporate some personal shopping too.

Friday 27th Sept, I will be upstairs in the lovely private front room at Law & Co. in Stow-on-the-Wold, with sessions available from 10am – 4pm. (Law & Co, 1 Park Street, Stow, GL54 1AQ)

Saturday 28th Sept, I will downstairs at their other lovely private room in Law & Co. in Cirencester, with sessions from 10am-5pm. (Law & Co, 29 Castle Street, Cirencester, GL7 1QD)

1 hour | £65

1.5 hours | £95

2 hours | £120

Price includes: tailored style advice for 1 or 2 people (for 2 people min. 1.5 hour session required), a glass of Prosecco and 10% off any purchases on the day at Law & Co.

TO BOOK – email me, mystylishfriend@gmail.com to reserve and book your session. Once session confirmed, payment required by BACS to reserve.

5 reasons a leather jacket is a wardrobe game changer

It’s the August Bank Holiday weekend and set to be a scorcher, so not really leather jacket weather, but as we head into autumn, I guarantee you, if you have a leather jacket in your wardrobe, you will be thankful. I have had my soft and luxe leather jacket for over 10 years now and it is still one of my most versatile and worn wardrobe items and I am so looking forward to giving it more outings as the weather cools and we start layering and covering up. Why?

Jacket & image: Pretty Special Jackets

1. VERSATILITY – a leather jacket goes with so much of your everyday wardrobe, from jeans and tees to floral midi dresses and pleated skirts and blouses, on the school run, after work drinks or ‘out out’.

2. ITS COOL – if you want to instantly add an air of cool to your style, give an ‘edge’ to more feminine wardrobe pieces or breathe new life to older wardrobe items which otherwise feel a bit ‘dated’, throw a biker over.

Jacket & image: Pretty Special Jackets

3. IT FINISHES AN OUTFIT – use a leather jacket to dress down the glam pieces and outfits, and dress up the casual, always adding a polished yet edgy finish. It is a great ‘third piece’ to elevate basic wardrobe separates.

4. WORKS FOR EVERY SHAPE – you can find a leather jacket to suit your style and shape, from tough and embellished boxy styles to more tailored and draped, soft luxe leather.

5. FOREVER FASHION – they are a timeless classic and work well across the seasons-the perfect trans-seasonal piece to take your wardrobe from one season to the next.

Jacket & image: Pretty Special Jackets

How fab are these jackets, outfits and styling  from Pretty Special Jackets @pretty_special_jackets who make the most gorgeous embellished leather jackets. Their Instagram feed is so stunning too. 

STYLE WORKSHOP | HOW TO CURATE YOUR PERFECT AUTUMN WARDROBE

Bodega Womenswear, Cheltenham

Thursday 19th September | 7.30pm – 9.30pm

If you are looking to create a more streamlined wardrobe, would like some advice on how to build your ideal capsule wardrobe or simply fancy some ideas on how to update your style and wardrobe for autumn, join me at Bodega in Cheltenham on Thursday 19th September.

I am so happy to be back at this gorgeous Cotswold boutique for an evening of informal yet super informative style advice, some ‘mindful’ shopping and a few glasses of Prosecco! I have been in the fashion industry for over fifteen years and can’t wait to share my advice and experience with you – to help you understand how you can build a wardrobe of quality key pieces, mix and match wearables and seasonal flourishes which can be worn together to create lots of fabulous outfits.

I will discuss and show you:

  • The essential wardrobe staples which are the basis for any wardrobe
  • The importance of investing in quality over quantity for longevity and sustainability
  • Understanding your style, shape and lifestyle in order to create a versatile wardrobe which works for YOU right now
  • Decluttering and creating a ‘feel good and fits’ wardrobe  
  • The key pieces for the new season which can update your wardrobe and ways to style them 
  • Building outfit formulas and a colour paletteHow to really wear and mix and match your wardrobe and dress your clothes up & down 
  • The accessories, shoes, bags and belts which can transform your wardrobe and style  

There will also be complimentary Prosecco, £10 off if you spend £75 and every guest will receive a complimentary MY STYLISH CAPSULE WARDROBE PLANNER.

WHEN | Thursday 19th September | 7.30pm – 9.30pm

WHERE | Bodega Womenswear, 34 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 2AE

TICKETS | £20 (includes Prosecco, a MY STYLISH CAPSULE WARDROBE PLANNER and £10 off if you spend £75)   

TO BOOK | Email mystylishfriend@gmail.com, in store at Bodega or http://www.shopbodega.co.uk

Tickets are limited so do book soon to ensure your place. I look forward to seeing you there for a fun, fizzy and fashion filled evening!!

HOW TO SHOP PRELOVED – an evening of slow fashion & high style in Cirencester

If you follow me on Instagram or know me, you will know how much I love secondhand bargains and trawling charity shops and preloved boutiques for my wardrobe updates.

Not only do I save money and find some absolute gems and unique pieces, but most importantly, shopping preloved is the best way we can shop for our environment – it aids in water preservation, decreases landfill waste, reduces chemical pollution and lowers our carbon footprint. I will be writing more about this soon (watch this space) but for now, I wanted to let you know about a vey special event I have coming up in June at preloved designer boutique Encore in Cirencester…

I met the lovely Linda, owner of Encore on Instagram and we started chatting about doing a style event together focussing on sustainability in fashion and shopping preloved. I am so keen to share my passion for preloved shopping and spread the word on ‘slow fashion’ and just love Linda’s boutique and her ever-changing collection of pre-loved pieces.

So here it is – an evening of slow fashion and high style on Thursday June 13th. I will be offering style advice galore and tips on how to shop preloved, the importance of shopping preloved and supporting the slow fashion movement, what to look for and how to find the bargains, those timeless classics to invest in, the shoes, bags and accessories that stand the test of time, how to shop and style vintage and how to incorporate new (or old) colours, prints, shapes and styles into your wardrobe and how to wear them. I will also be on hand to help you shop and to answer any questions you have.

I do hope you can join Linda and I on Thursday 13th June at Encore in Cirencester from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Tickets are £15, include a glass of prosecco and 20% off purchases.

TO BOOK | Email mystylishfriend@gmail.com