Lily J London October 01 2014

Well, we are truly loving the New stock from Lily J....Lace, waterfall cardigans, full skirts and beautiful dresses. This collection brings me to think, when you see a new collection in a shop how do you decide which piece is for you?

Do we honestly look through and think ooh yes, I really need a black lace blouse or do we think ooh that's nice, I want that...and that...and that...?!

This brings me to think about self control, I definately don't have any when it comes to clothes, I think I NEED everything I like and I cant see whats wrong with having 10 pairs of black trousers!

The question is, does Gok Wan know better, do we really just need 10 pieces each season that we mix and match and then move on from everytime the leaves fall......?


Layering June 25 2014

I just love it! Layering for me is perfect as it gives me that comfort blanket of extra clothes! I had the misconception that you couldnt layer using baggy pieces but I am loving the loose summer linen trouser with the tight vest and loose t.shirt with dip hem or even a loose linen tunic.... its so addictive for me I have about 6 web pages open looking for bits and am in danger or wearing all my clothes at once. 

People come in the shop and assume you have to be tall and slim to carry it off but I am 5ft2in and think I look good! Ha see it even gives you added confidence as it hides the lumps and bumps or that bit of you, you prefer to hide! 

How do i achieve this look you ask...well...all you need is some staple advice is as follows;

A good pair of good leggings in a shade thats easy to match up

A pair of looser fitting comfort trousers, linen or jersey are my faves

A fitted vest and a long sleeved one too (for me this is key as i get cold!)

Loose jumper or top, I like a dipped hem but any loose fit works

A longer tunic or dress style sleeveless works well over long sleeves

A scarf, any pattern or plain whatever your preference

All of the above can be worn with sandals or shoes, add the jewellery and hat too if you like.....there are no limits to the layers, well until your too heavy or so hot your melting!

The main thing is to have fun! Nothing is wrong, its all a personal choice! Enjoy yourself and work with your own style.