Finding the time to get a manicure and polish might seem like unnecessary pampering during your very busy week, but presentable nails are a must. To find the time, and for them to then only last a few days, can be frustrating. Gel polish is the answer, and my favourite is Shellac.
Helping women to look and feel good is not about ‘style over substance’. What you wear affects how you feel, how you perform, how you behave, and how other people perceive you, which is why clothes are such an important weapon in your arsenal for career success.
What is it about a classic trench coat that has seen it survive through decades of fashion changes? Loved by stylish people across generations, and available from high street to luxury brands, the classic trench is an ultimate timeless classic through and through.
While the overall relaxation of dress codes have given women the opportunity to show more of their personality in what they wear, it is also a minefield and an extra job. What to wear has become another thing to add to the ever-growing list of pressures on working women, a pressure that only increases the higher they climb.
With the seasons changing you never know if you need a big warm jacket or a lightweight waterproof and luckily UNIQLO have the answer with their fantastic range of cold weather solutions ready for you to layer up, pack away or get cosy in.
My book launch was so much fun! It was a great way to celebrate with clients, business associates, and friends. Book sales profits of £618.29 were donated to Smartworks Charity. Ella Dodd, the West London Manager, came along to say a few words about the brilliant work that Smartworks does to help women back into work. Here are some photos of the evening.
Long gone are the days when, if you were at all price conscious, you would have to head to the busy high street optician to buy your glasses. The last few years has seen an explosion of independent eyewear brands offering modern, chic styles, that do not cost the earth.
Vince is one of my favourite luxury brands, with uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease. They offer simple, understated, yet beautifully cut clothing in quality fabrics. I especially love their silk tops!
The main intention of writing my new book was to highlight that your image, and how it affects your career progression, needs to be considered separately to fashion and shopping. Being aware of latest trends is always a benefit, but fashion and clothes is not actually the core theme of the book - even though it’s a style strategy!
COS is probably my favourite high street store. I love the simple designs and clean lines. It is also the place to go for loose shapes, and for the use of cotton in a lot of the collection, which is perfect for this heatwave we are currently experiencing.
WOW! About last night… Not only was it an epic, nail-biting night for English football, but it was also the party to celebrate the launch of my new book Look Like The Leader You Are; A 7 Step Strategy For Ambitious Women. I am so thrilled that both were such a success!
Creating mood boards is one of the first steps of my process. Pulling pictures of things you really love, without thinking too much about why, means you tap into your subconscious aesthetic preferences and begin to find your real personal style.
A collarless coat brings effortless sophistication to any outfit. The clean lines and simple silhouette create a minimalistic and understated look. Here are 3 of the best collarless coats currently available in stores.
As a working woman, it's never before been more important or more difficult for you to get your business image right. With less spare time, increased pressure to look good and greater choice than ever before, it's not surprising if you're struggling with your wardrobe.
Massimo Dutti has really stepped up their game this season. They have some fantastic clothes and as usual, also some great shoes. Many of their shoes are very wearable for work but have a twist of interest to them too. Here my 3 of the best pairs of shoes currently on offer by Massimo Dutti.
Double-breasted suits are everywhere this season and although a blazer is one of the few items that never go out of fashion, this classic style hasn't been seen for a while, but this season has made a big come back.. A double-breasted jacket is a shortcut to looking put-together and can create a look that commands authority. Here are 3 of the best double-breasted blazers currently available in stores.
For some working women, getting dressed and out the house in the morning is one of the most stressful parts of the day. One thing that makes this time even more difficult is a wardrobe in disarray. Here are just a few of my top guidelines for keeping your wardrobe in order.
Much like a blazer, a tweed jacket looks instantly professional and can pull any look together in a sophisticated and polished way. Depending on how you style it, you can wear a tweed jacket as part of a formal look or a more relaxed casual outfit too.
Kitri Studio is a new online womenswear brand based in London which offers high-quality garments at an affordable price. They describe their items as 'wardrobe classics with a playful twist'. Here are my 3 of the best silk blouses from the current range at Kitri Studio.
A jumpsuit is a one-piece wonder that requires very little effort to create a sophisticated outfit. They're a great alternative to an office dress and are infinitely versatile - having you looking put-together really easily. Here are my 3 of the best short-sleeve jumpsuits currently available in stores.
Libby London is a brand that truly understands the needs of professional, ambitious women. If you are looking for some effortlessly stylish work dresses, this is a good place to start looking. Here are my 3 of the best dresses currently available from Libby London.
Oversized, borrowed from your boyfriend, relaxed silhouette, slouchy - call it what you will, this style of blazer is classy, chic and looks great. Here are 3 of the best-oversized blazers currently available in stores.