7 Fashion Choices Only The Bravest People Make

Contributed Collaborative Post  When it comes to fashion, being bold usually pays off. Ultimately, it’s the risk-takers who succeed. But what choices are these individuals making? And how does it change how we perceive them? That’s the topic we address in this post. We look at some brave style decisions and whether you should try them. Display Visible Tattoos One thing you see a lot of the bravest people doing...

The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself this Season

Features Press Samples  I’ve had a pretty tough few weeks and I won’t lie, my mental health has really taken a hit. I have been trying to take things at a slower pace, reminding myself that I don’t have to push myself too hard, that everything can wait. As a result, I have started to feel better, to come through the other side, and to begin to feel like myself...

5 Exciting DIY Ideas to Personalise Your Wardrobe and Accessories

Contributed Collaborative Post  There are a lot of things you can do to update your style, from buying new clothes to swapping fashion items with your friends. However, if your goal is to add a personal flair to your outfits, incorporating DIY pieces into your look will give you the most impact. Nothing says “this outfit is so me” like wearing clothes and accessories you handcrafted yourself. Here are a...

Simple Spring Styles with Cotton Traders

Features press samples  Ah April, the month where it’s technically spring but the weather is doing that oh so British thing of changing every five seconds, making it extremely hard to get dressed in the morning. I was kindly sent across some pieces from the Alex Jones collection from Cotton Traders, making spring styling much simpler than the weather! These are my favourite pieces from the collection…. Striped Short Sleeve...

Four Fashion Items That’ll Make Your Money Go Further

Contributed Collaborative Post  We’re all looking for ways to get the most out of our money at the moment, which is something that’s getting harder for younger people, who in the UK are taking home less money in real terms than they did before the pandemic. Looking your best on a budget might feel daunting, but it just takes a little bit of discernment to pick up the right items...

The Importance of Taking it Slow Sometimes

Features press samples  Today I did something I haven’t done for quite some time. I cancelled plans and prioritised putting my mental and physical health first. It may sound obvious to do this, but I am too often guilty of pushing myself to my limits and beyond to try and make sure I fit everything in, quite often due to fear of missing out, or a worry that I will...

A Style Freshen Up for February

Features press samples  With January finally, finally over today, it was the perfect time for a little style freshen up ready for February. Cotton Traders kindly offered for me to pick a few pieces from their website – they have plenty in their New In section to choose from, I was really spoilt for choice. As I am already looking ahead to Spring, I opted for this gorgeous pastel lilac...

Styling the Perfect Autumnal Outfit with Cotton Traders

Features press samples  As the cold weather and shorter days draw in I am all about cosy clothing. It can be hard to find flattering styles when all you want to do is throw on as many layers as possible to keep you warm, but I have been sent some knitwear from Cotton Traders that is as chic as it is cosy – result! The brand have teamed up with...

Prama Comes to Westbourne

I’ve loved charity shops ever since I started working for local charity, Prama, a few years ago, just before the pandemic. I really enjoy the experience of raiding the rails and finding myself a total bargain, something which is much easier to do at Prama than other charity shops as they have such affordable, reasonable pricing for their clothes, footwear, accessories, books and bric a brac. When I say affordable,...

Planning Your Coronation Garden Party with Cotton Traders

Features Press Samples Hands up if you’re looking forward to King Charles’ Coronation this weekend… Whether you’re hosting or attending a garden party, Cotton Traders have you covered with their range of beautiful spring clothing and fantastic garden dining sets. I had so much fun looking through the website to plan my own garden party for my birthday last weekend – there’s so much to choose from, it was quite...