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Cheap & Chic

I have just been browsing The Outnet and found this cool outfit, at full price it would have been £1475 now its yours for £708.25. All available at www.theoutnet.com.

Designer Outfit
Isabel Marant Etoile Garry Jumpsuit £98 here
Sigerson Morrison Snake Effect Sandals £145.75 here
Lulu Frost Batik Gold Plated Bracelet £52 here
M Missoni Suede Tote £362.50 here
Marc Jacobs Aviator Style Sunglasses £50 here

The Dressing Room

I had a mini adventure today; I was invited to The Dressing Room Boutique in St Albans and so feeling very intrepid I set off for St Pancras Station. I have never passed through this station before and was amazed that it doesn’t look anything like another train station in this country. There are a huge amount of shops and cafes and its light and airy, very impressed. I want to use the Eurostar now, next stop Paris.

Only 20 minutes out of London is St Albans and The Dressing Room and I must say it is a boutique well worth visiting. It was established in 2005 and has won many industry awards for both the shop and the website. Deryane Tadd owns the boutique; she exudes a laid back chic vibe and is totally charming. Deryane does all of the buying and she has an amazing eye, which you will realise after a visit.

The boutique stocks some amazing brands with excellent price points, there are certainly a lot of my favourites in there, American Vintage, Antik Batik, Star Mela, Maison Scotch, J Brand, Current Elliott, Ash… and many more. I have to add to this that The Dressing Room is a major American Vintage stockist, look at the rainbow of colours on display.

A Rainbow of American Vintage Tees

The shop is laid out on a curve, this allows more combinations of colour/styles to be seen and feeds the customer ideas without anyone speaking.

Layout of the Boutique

Boutique Layout

The sense of space and colour is everywhere; there are pots of nail polish next to clothes and jewellery.

Pastel Nail Polishes

My Favourite Bag

There is no end to what they offer; you have found you dress, now let’s find the jewellery, the shoes and maybe a scarf.

Lots of Shoes

ChloBo Jewellery

Beautiful Scarves

If you cast your eyes up you will see the gorgeous photos on the wall, Audrey has pride of place amongst many others.

Style Icons

Last but most certainly not least, the staff at The Dressing Room are utterly charming, incredibly helpful and make you feel most welcome for the duration of your visit.

View The Dressing Room Boutique’s gorgeous collections at www.the-dressingroom.com

Oxygen Boutique, a breath of fresh air…

The boutique was established in 2009 on Eastcastle Street London W1, the store has recently moved to a brighter and lighter space just across the road. It was my first visit and I loved it straight away so I will be going back.

As you approach the glass door the sense of light & space is immediately apparent. Inside the colour of the clothes and shoes is visible and very tempting. You can tell that everything for sale has been picked with love as they are displayed like gems. The colours and prints are beautiful and you feel temptation calling you from all angles.

Oxygen Boutique Blue To Yellow

Oxygen Boutique Shoes

Oxygen Boutique Shoe Display

The clothes for sale are all very cool indie labels with an excellent price point; there’s something for all occasions. You can choose from Clover Canyon, See NY, Alice & Olivia, Guiseppe Zanotti, Jeffery Campbell, Eugenia Kim, Dannijo, Holst & Lee to name but a few. New additions for Autumn/Winter include Carven.

Oxygen Boutique Hats

Eugenie Kim Hat

The shop also stocks an excellent range of jeans by Mother Denim, J Brand & Current Elliott with some excellent styles in stock currently. I have included my favourite Barefoot Princess Jeans by Mother Denim, these jeans could not be more bohemian, the embroidery is beautiful.

Mother Barefoot Princess

If you are in the area why not pay them a visit at 51 Eastcastle Street, London or visit them online at www.oxygenboutique.com.

Vintage Chanel

Whether it is vintage or new Chanel it is always beautiful and always cool. These are my favourites from My Wardrobe,  they never stick around for long as the bags are eternally popular.

Vintage Chanel Bags
White Quilted Shoulder Bag £2300 here
Black Quilted Shoulder Bag £2300 here
Blue Quilted Drawstring £1680 here
Red Quilted Clutch £2300 here
Navy Camera Style Bag £1680 here

Fashion Online – Duffy NY

I fell in love with Duffy when I first spotted this grey poncho with a neon trim on net a porter, when i received it I was smitten. Supersoft cashmere and a cool shape.

Neon Trimmed Cashmere Top


Here is a selection of my favourite’s for this season.

The blue jumper with a neon stripe down the back is a beautiful shade and in cashmere will keep those summer breezes at bay. (shown back & front)

Blue Jumper with Neon Stripe

The colour block grey/orange is a perfect summer cover up, teamed with shorts and ankle boots.

Grey/Orange Colourblock Sweater

There are also some lightweight cotton knits that are perfect for warmer days, the black/red and neon/grey are lightweight are going to be worn endlesly.

Lightweight Cotton Knits

Duffy is widely available in both shops and online.