Checking In On My 2019 Style Goals

We’re halfway through 2019 and it’s time to check in on the style goals we set in January. I’ve had a smashing first half, I’m in a very happy place with my style, and I’ve added fewer items to my wardrobe than I did by this time in 2018.

Link Love: Sunglasses Chains Are On-Trend

The Fashion Spot reports that sunglasses chains are getting a fashion makeover, and shows us 10 fun options. I have a light blue chain …

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Reflecting on Dad

I was a Mummy’s girl, and my older brother was a Dad’s boy. This is how it was for as long as I can remember. I wanted to …

The Best Sunscreens of 2019

It seems possible to find fault with almost every sunscreen. Harmful chemicals, skin irritations, allergies, unpleasant textures, …

Top Picks: Nordstrom Designer Sale

Nordstrom marked down many designer items yesterday, and the sale will run until June 20. I’ve browsed the sale and …

Link Love: Weekender Bags for Summer 2019

From canvas totes to hybrid type weekenders with secret roller wheels, Refinery29 rounds up 14 travel bags for a weekend away. Girls of …

Moving Your Wardrobe to a New Home

I’ve lived in four countries and in many homes, and learned through trial and error how to best move my wardrobe. International …

Fashion News Roundup: May 2019

H&M newest designer collaboration, a Loft rental service, a new fashion documentary, and more news from the fashion trenches in …

Use a Magic Eraser to Clean White Soles

I have many pairs of white shoes and I wear them frequently. They’re workhorses, and I want them to look polished and new. I …

My Top Thirteen Style Tips

Thirteen years and thousands of blog posts later, there’s a lot of content about fashion and style on YLF. If I had to narrow it …

Team Bra or Team Jiggle

I’m seeing more and more women, across a range of ages and breast sizes, sport the bra-less look. Depending on the breast shape, …

Shopping For the Future

I like to sport new wardrobe items as soon as possible. I’m quite happy wearing a new purchase right out the store if it matches …

Link Love: Sustainable Shopping Tips

Flat footwear aficionado Hannah Rochell of En Brogue put together a comprehensive guide to buying sustainable and ethical footwear. She …

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Top Picks: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

The Nordstrom end-of-season sale for Spring & Summer 2019 is here, and there are lots of good Memorial Day discounts. I browsed the …

Choosing Your Sunscreen

365 days a year, come rain, shine, snow, ice, wind or storm, I wear sunscreen on my face and neck. This is in addition to the tinted …

Your Accessory Style

In the rag trade we talk about three large categories of wardrobe items: clothing, footwear and accessories. Accessories are items like …

Choose Classics When the Trends Don’t Work

V-necklines are prolific this season. They are all over tops, knitwear, dresses and jumpsuits. It’s high time fashion made a …

My Mum’s and My Sartorial Preferences

Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, my Mum unexpectedly died of liver cancer. She was 59 and I was 29. She was gone in twelve weeks, …

Link Love: The Met Gala 2019

The theme for this year’s Met Gala, which took place this Monday, was camp. W Magazine delves deeper into the meaning of the …

Team Store or Team Online

You bat for Team Store if you prefer to shop in brick-and-mortar stores for your wardrobe and style needs. You bat for Team Online if …