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8 Feb

What to wear for Valentine’s

Love it or hate it, what to wear for Valentine’s Day is the question on everyone’s lips as increasing numbers of us are choosing to stay-at-home or opting for relaxed ‘day-date’ options post-pandemic. Valentines style is transforming to incorporate looks for casual village walks, cheeky lunch hour coffee rendezvous and Netflix & Chill sofa snuggles. Mind you, glam is most certainly NOT dead so you can raise the excitement stakes with sequins & heels. If you’re looking for fresh inspiration for Valentine's Style check out my Elys Valentines fashion edit - What to wear for Valentine's Day. Sofa & chill Just because you may binge-watch Netflix on Valentine's Day, doesn't mean you shouldn't go all out 'red & pink'...
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15 Apr

Sustainable shoes launch

A dream come true! To design my own beautiful range of shoes with a sustainable and ethical ethos: 'Shoes with a Conscience'.  I’ve been working with my fellow, local business owner Lizzie at Made the Edit to design the ‘Charlotte Bow’ Kitten heel sliders, which have a ‘No Waste’ ethos as they are Made to Order. Our aim is to help change the world 'one shoe at a time'.  Less fast fashion, more sustainable choice.  Our sustainable shoes are super comfy, easy to walk in,  designed with a range of useful colours to make maximum impact. Here are the details on our sustainable shoe launch: The 'Charlotte Bow' kitten heels come in 4 colour-ways: Rose, Gold, Silver &...
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6 Jan

Mood boosting colours

It's that time of year when we feel sluggish, bloated and tired.  We are burnt out, experiencing low self-esteem and struggling to self-motivate.  These are all common emotions to feel following periods of unrest and uncertainty.  I make the time to read self help books such as 'School of Life' by Alain du Botton and Glennon Doyle to kickstart my emotional well-being.  Investing time and money in self-care rituals is proven to bolster your disposition.  Alongside fitness and great nutrition, I recommend wearing mood boosting colours.  Harnessing the power of colour can have such a positive effect on your mood due to the strength of wavelength, frequency and energy found in colours, as opposed to cloaking yourself...
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26 Nov

What to wear at Christmas

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One of things I always get asked is how to create a Christmas Wardrobe?  What to wear at Christmas? I have partnered with Elys Wimbledon to showcase my must-haves for great Christmas style which includes vibrant occassion-wear, as well as cosy staples to see you through Christmas in style.  Read on for the Q&A on what my Christmas will look like and what I'm buying for the family.    Christmas is likely going to feel quite different for many of us this year. Have you changed how you will be spending the holiday season? Christmas is normally one of my favourite times of the year, with parties, sequins, dancing and games.  This year, for everyone, a scaled-back Christmas is...
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31 Oct

CHARLOTTE LOVES x CROSSLOW

Ever since I was a little girl, all I wanted was to play dress-up. Joyful colours fascinated me, inspired me, fired my imagination and made me feel like anything was possible.  Colours gave me confidence and I now use that passion to bring joy to others and to make a real difference to people through my brand CHARLOTTE LOVES – with my styling work, TV presenting, fashion lecturing, speaking gigs, impact coaching and blogging.  It’s been a lifelong dream to design my own colourful accessories and I’m delighted to collab with local, female entrepreneurs, Lara & Theresa, from CROSSLOW.  We are thrilled to announce the online launch of these exquisite statement earrings on sale now. The earrings are...
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10 Mar

ELYS shopping edit

There is something very alluring to me when a shopping destination becomes a home from home.  That’s how I feel about Elys of Wimbledon. A second home. A happy place.  A shopping mecca of choice for not only myself and for many of my personal styling clients, but also my husband, our two little girls and their Grandma when she comes to stay.  You’d think it quite impossible to design a local department store that appeals to mums, dads, husbands and wives, little children, teenagers AND OAPs, but somehow, just somehow, Elys have accomplished this where others have not.  We have everything we need under one roof; fashion, beauty, home, men’s, kids, food and excellent coffee!  We...
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25 Jun

What to wear to Wimbledon

Tennis fever is gripping the nation as Wimbledon 2019 takes centre stage, welcoming throngs in their thousands to witness one of the greatest sporting occasions on the social calendar.  But what to wear to Wimbledon? I’ve been busy shopping at my local Wimbledon boutique Boho Beach Fest to give you a quick style guide for your ultimate Wimbledon wardrobe, including all the style do’s and don’ts on the court and off the court. Miss June dress, £220 from Boho Beach Fest Ilse Jacobsen Aurora dress, £185 from Boho Beach Fest Wimbledon fashion can best be described as smart British summer style with a fresh, fun twist.  Dress codes for players is pretty strict (white and...
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19 Nov

Christmas Dress Edit

Are you totally over the little black Christmas dress? It's time to update your winter wardrobe with some frivolous festive outfits that are great value for money yet will secure your place on the best dressed list at your Christmas parties.  Yes! I've chosen my favourite sequin Christmas dress, however  the high street is brimming with more than just sparkle, there are elaborate scarf print designs, eye popping playsuits and sexy reds, so no-one has to play it safe this Christmas.  From Debenhams, to H&M to Monsoon there is literally something for everyone, whether you like block colour, bold patterns or mouthwatering sparkles.  Scroll down to shop the CHARLOTTE LOVES edit for the best in high street...
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4 Oct

Best 6 Winter Coats

Channelling your inner glamour doesn’t have to break the bank.  Impactful winter coats have become a wardrobe staple.  It’s a trend that everyone can get on board with as we see faux fur fancies and beautiful borgs take the high street by storm.  The balance needs to be right though, none of us want to look like we are donning our duvet or joining the ranks of the TeleTubbies.  Choosing the right colour for you is essential and remember heavy black is not always flattering, so opt for winter coats in your best pinks or reds.  Chunky winter coats aren’t for everyone of course, so if you’re on the search for a slim line, smart-casual neutral jacket,...
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19 Jun

Best white outfits

There is no purer colour than white, sublime in it’s simplicity, powerful in it’s contrast. Yet for most, white outfits are tricky to wear.  No-one wants to channel the hospital look, reminiscent of the doctor’s lab coat or straight jacket garb…neither do we want to look like we’re about to hop up the aisle in our wedding dress.  We want white to look pretty OR cool, keeping it simple yet effective.  I’ve selected my best white outfits which are all useful choices for a variety of body shapes due to their flattering necklines and hem lengths. Madison Avenue polka dot midi dress from STITCH AND WARE, £70. Comes with large pockets!   ...
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