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Karen Millen Dresses: The Spring Edit

You cannot deny it – spring has arrived, your wardrobe needs an upgrade and there isn’t a better time to go for pop up colours, light fabrics and embrace the fact that summer is just around the corner. Here are 5 Karen Millen Dresses that will boost your bright colour credentials on another level. 


The Spring Dress Edit 1: Coloured Texture Day Dress

We love the rich royal blue, the structured cut and the detail. Yours for £160 from Karen Millen.

The Spring Dress Edit 2: Shawl Collar Pleated Dress

We have already seen that dress all throughout the office and it has been a hit amongst bloggers too. It’s undoubtedly elegant, effortlessly chic and can be yours for £190 from Karen Millen.

The Spring Dress Edit 3: Floral-Print Minidress

As much as we care about your office wardrobe, we want to ensure you have a fun dress for your holidays too. This beauty will soon be a sold out because first, tropical prints, but also it’s currently on sale for £110.

The Spring Dress Edit 4: Lily Print Dress

Office based or not, the Lily Print Dress brings us such Spring/ Summer vibes that we’d happily book yet another holiday. Yours for £145.

The  Spring Dress Edit 5: Yellow Scuba Pencil Dress

It’s not a true Spring Edit unless you add another bold coloured pencil dress to your collection. It’s a classic Karen Millen cut and we all know how those dresses fit. Yours for £170.

What makes it all even better? Until 17th May, Karen Millen are running a promo campaign where you can win £1000 and a styling session!

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The Investment Edit: 5 Men Suits for the Long Run

We don’t spend Thousand pounds on a suit everyday, but when we do – we make sure it’s in true Warren Buffet fashion – it’s a stable long-term investment.

The Investment Edit 1: Pal Zileri

This Pal Zileri midnight blue wool suit sends us some serious Italian vibes and if you miss the British twist, just have a look at Matthew Goode’s SS17 ad campaign.

In case you’re truly international, you can just focus on those lightly padded shoulders, notched lapels and chest pocket – we’ve got you covered.

So if you’re after an elegant and contemporary piece at a short proximity of your fabulous location – Pal Zileri is in Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and there is a flagship store on New Bond Street.


The Investment Edit 2: Armani Collezioni

We love everything about this Armani Collezioni grey wool suit – it’s textured, with button-embellished cuffs,  all the pockets you can ask for and also a true beauty. Your wardrobe is just asking for it.

The Investment Edit 3: Pal Zileri

Another Italian beauty – a traditional cut and checked Pal Zileri dark grey and light grey wool suit for your dapper wardrobe.

The Investment Edit 4: Hugo Boss

We don’t need to introduce  Hugo Boss to you, but that blue wool suit in pin-dot jacquard finish needs your attention.

The Investment Edit 5: Armani Collezioni

We like leaving the best for last and this navy wool suit is our absolute winner – it’s sharp, sleek and says the story you don’t even have to tell.


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Can a Work Bag be Stylish and Practical?

Dear hardworking fashionistas, the puzzle of fitting a laptop in a pretty bag has finally been resolved. Here is our verdict on the stylish work bag that will save your shoulders, elegance and fashion status. 

Stylish Work Bag N.1: Milli Millu, £475

This sexy Stockholm bag offers soft, grained burgundy, off-white and taupe calf leather, with luxurious cotton lining in black on the inside. Features bold edges and pale gold metallic logo and hardware. Fitting a 13″ laptop must be the bonus.

Why are we placing this gorgeous Milli Milly bag as our N.1? Nothing says ‘boss’ as well as embossing does.

This Christmas, the brand is offering complementary monogramming which gets us worryingly excited. If you have followed our love (and the love of others) for putting initials on various fashion pieces, you’d share the feeling. 

Stylish Work Bag N.2: Michael Kors, £302

Michael doesn’t need an introduction, but this gorgeous cinder grey calf leather totes does.  Farfetch is now offering 10% off your first order, which must be tempting you. It’s okay – we know you clicked.

Stylish Work Bag N.3: Radley, £169

This practically pretty (or pretty practical) Radley Liverpool Street bag has it all – design, functionality and style – just as it’s named after the bustling business district in the heart of the City of London. If we were running a competition for the best value bag under £200, we have a winner.

Stylish Work Bag N.4: Marc Jacobs, £508

stylish work bag

For some of you Christmas must have arrived early as this beauty is already out of stock in Harrods, so we had to work really hard to source it. Whether America is becoming great again, we wouldn’t argue, but Bloomingdales can certainly lift up the mood (and your heavy belongings).

We absolutely love this Marc Jacobs piece – unique design, polished leather, despite the little damage to the bank account balance.

Hobbs, £249

This little luxury is the largest of the Hobbs Pimlico collection – high quality pure leather and fab design. No doubt that for this statement piece, fitting a laptop is only a plus – we know you want it just for the compliments.

Next time you wonder if you can have it all, the answer is probably yes.

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This is not a sponsored post and we have handpicked those beauties after a careful selection.