A pop of pastel!

SPRING is in the air. It’s that time of year when we throw open our windows and brighten our houses with spring flowers. Suddenly, everything is blush, rose, baby pink, mint green or lemon sorbet yellow –  think candy necklaces. It’s time to get busy in your kids rooms with our Top 10 pastel pieces….

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Even though this trend opens up the inner girly girl in me – we don’t wish to turn our homes into twee sugar plum fairy palaces!  So here’s a KSJ TIP for working with pastels: to keep your look sophisticated and contemporary, only use one or two pastel pieces but keep the rest of the room neutral, using complementary shades of soft grey, blue, white, metallics and natural wood. Like this amazing example from Eclectic Trends

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M&S I’m Impressed

No. This is not a paid for post. I don’t do those. This is me, being so impressed by the AW14 collection at M&S that I have decided to dedicate a whole post to it.

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Embellished Collar Vest from £16

Now, I have done the rounds of the press days and there really are some great pieces out there this season. However – M&S gets my Style Headmistress Award for Most Improved! No no no, that doesn’t do it justice. Let me put it another way, I will be buying a lot of my girls’ new season wardrobe from there – and I think we all know just how fussy I am.

We’ll let the clothes do the talking shall we? Kenzo? Eat yer heart out!

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Pineapple Five Ways

I like my 5 a day. Wait – is it 7? I can’t keep up! But thanks to me – you can get your 5 a day right here right now. I’m slightly cheating as they are all one fruit. And they are not to eat. But boy is a fruity look! I give you pineapple five ways…

1. Use this amazing pineapple brooch to add that bit of fruitiness to any old tee or denim jacket! By new obsessional brand of mine Macon & Lesquoy €40.

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