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Accessorising this Summer: Subtlety or Stand-out?

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  When it comes to accessorising any outfit we have been taught that less is more right? That has always been the golden rule. Coco Chanel said "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off". However, social media platforms such as Instagram have re-painted this fashion rule in favour of stand-out accessories. Here we see bum bags, visors, micro sunglasses, flower-power headbands at the forefront of this summers' fashion wave. Alongside, chunky sandals, Vogues' 80's sunnies and Instagram's barely there shades.   Top tip 1: Team flower prints with monochrome jewellery Top tip 2: Mix prints...

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Guest Blogging: The Bedford Clanger

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Hello everyone!   I'm back from Berlin and planning a little run down of that for you all later in the week, but first I wanted to share that the lovely folk at The Bedford Clanger have allowed me to guest blog for them this week.    I decided to have a chat with one of our great designers, Jade Hibbert, who makes truly gorgeous jewellery right here in Bedford.    Have a read of the piece here at their site...   Please excuse me whilst I go and do my happy dance...  

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We're expecting!

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However misleading that title may be, I am not pregnant. My mother would be very displeased. Instead and much more excitingly we will soon be the official retailer for Petit Bateau in Bedford! We have a carefully edited selection of items arriving in store in the coming month and we can't wait for you all to see it.  We'll have classic rain coats and tiny knitted jumpers fit for your little princes and princesses...    You'll be in good company!Who can argue with a royal connection and two very stylish mothers like Angelina Jolie and Michelle Williams.

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Bedpop Mr X Stitch Pop Up Gallery

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Hello, first blog post from the newbie...   So I decided to blog about the recent show featured at the Pop Up Gallery on the high street, a cross stitch and embroidery extravaganza showcasing some unique pieces in a lovely bright airy space.    Now, I make no claim to know anything about embroidery or cross stitch. My only encounter with either involves some very pretty handmade christmas cards one year and a few misguided attempts of my own during an art course.  Well that was all blown straight out of the water upon entering the gallery last week, the...

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Easter Getaway - The Crown Inn, Amersham Buckinghamshire

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So, with the Easter bank holiday weekend imminent, my partner and I began discussing a relaxing day trip to the seaside. Not 45 mins later whilst perusing the internet, sipping a glass of wine, looking for the perfect beach, we stumbled upon and booked ourselves a two night getaway in The Crown Inn Amersham. Easily done I guess! ;)  This 500 year old coaching inn situated in the beautiful Buckinghamshire village of Amersham was the perfect choice.  Having been refurbished by style guru Ilse Crawford, a former Elle Decoration editor, the inn has retained its rustic charm. Complete with creaky floorboards...

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