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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!!

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BOOK TICKETS – Mother’s Day Styling Sessions

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I am offering a weekend of mother and daughter styling sessions in the Cotswolds. If you are stuck for a way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day, why not book in for one of my 1 hour personal styling sessions to help give your mum (and you!) a style and confidence boost ahead of the new season…

The 1 hour sessions can be tailored to your specific needs but can include, how to…

Best dress for your style, lifestyle and body shape

Get the most from your wardrobe

Put outfits together to suit you

Understand how to create a mix and match wardrobe

Update your wardrobe for the new season

FRI 29 MARCH | Law & Co, 29 Castle Street, Stow on the Wold | Sessions from 10am – 5pm

SAT 30 MARCH | The Style Lounge, above Harper & Cooper Opticians, 5 Ormond Place, Cheltenham | Sessions from 9.30am – 5.30pm

SUN 31 MARCH | Law & Co, 1 Park Street, Stow-on-the-Wold | Sessions 11am – 5pm

TICKETS | £60 (includes a glass of prosecco, tea/coffee and cake for you both)

TO BOOK | Please email mystylishfriend@gmail.com with your desired location/date and time availability. Once your session is confirmed, payment is required by BACS.

Thank you. I look forward to meeting lots of lovely mummies and their daughters very soon. If you have any queries just drop me an email or DM me on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/my_stylishfriend

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. 

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

February Style Workshop | Fall in love with your wardrobe

I am really excited about my first style workshop of 2019 which I am hosting in Cheltenham on Thursday 7th February – ‘FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR WARDROBE’.

I will be focussing on maximising what you have in your wardrobe and boosting your confidence and style simply and sustainably. This is definitely one for anyone who wants to understand their wardrobe and style and learn about new ways to wear it and update it…

I am also really pleased to let you know that Anna Firkins of ‘Wear What’s There’ will also be joining me at the workshop. If you haven’t heard of Anna, she is the gorgeous Cheltenham mummy who took on a ‘no shopping’ challenge in 2018, which was a huge success. Anna is an inspiration. She will be coming along to share her experience and offer some tips on ways to get the most from the clothes you already have.

If you are interested in coming or would like more information, please send me an email mystylishfriend@gmail.com and I will forward the booking details.