Stylish Thoughts – Ruth Crofts of My Colour Coach

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Today I’m delighted to introduce to you Ruth Crofts of Great Dunmow, Essex (UK) based image consultant/blogger of My Colour Coach and Evolve Your Style member. What is the secret to great style? Beauty bundles! I have to give credit to Brenda Kinsel  for this in her book ‘Fashion Makeover. 30 days to Diva Style.’ […]

How to Break Your Style Rules Like a Pro

Know the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist

The other day there was a conversation over on the 7 Steps for Style private Facebook forum about breaking style rules and I loved this quote supplied by one of the members.  There was a question about how many rules can you break and how far you can push them. How far can you go […]

Stylish Thoughts – Esme and the Laneway


  I’m excited to be sharing the stylish thoughts of Melbourne (Australia) based, of English extraction blogger Marianne of Esme and the Laneway. What is the secret to great style? I think it’s a mix of wearing the things you love and are most comfortable in, and wearing what suits you and your shape. Sometimes […]

The Wedding Photos


Thanks for all your lovely wedding wishes, here are a few photos from the day!  The ceremony was held at the Melbourne Registry Office which is in the Old Treasury Building (a beautiful old sandstone building).     My dress was made by brilliant dressmaker Alfia Galimova who took the fabric that I’d bought some […]

Stylish Thoughts – Kim Williams of Individually You

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I’m delighted to introduce to you today the Stylish Thoughts of Canberra (Australia) based image consultant (student of mine) Kim Williams of Individually You.  Kim has also been taking part in my Evolve Your Style challenge – proving that everyone can benefit from stepping back and taking a moment to reflect on their style and […]

Stylish Thoughts – Amanda Hyatt

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Today’s Stylish Thoughts comes from UK based Evolve Your Style member Amanda Hyatt What is the secret to great style? Confidence. The confidence to wear clothes that reflect your personality. The confidence not to follow trends, wear what your peer group is wearing or what the high street fashion is dictating. What is the one […]

Stylish Thoughts – Sue Serle

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Today’s Stylish Thoughts comes from Newcastle (Australia) based Evolve Your Style member and purveyor Vintage and Pre-loved clothing via her online store Over the Hill and Far Away, the lovely Sue Serle. What is the secret to great style? Confidence! Knowing that every day is a new opportunity and confidence is the key. Style to […]

7 Top Tips to What Dates and What Becomes Timeless

After a recent discussion with the Evolve Your Style group members, when deciding what to keep and what to throw out (because it is dated), I was asked about what is dated and what becomes timeless. I thought I’d ask one of our group members and recent Stylish Thoughts contributor Lisa White share her thoughts on […]

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Stylish Thoughts – Alison Goodman

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Super excited to be able to share the Stylish Thoughts of author and Evolve Your Style(er) Alison Goodman. She’s based in Melbourne, Australia and you can find out more about her books here. What is the secret to great style? I am still pondering this one, and I think I may be doing so for […]

Evening Shoes for Short Legs

I’m 5 ft 2 inches a petite athletic frame and weigh 118 lbs  I have short legs and muscular thighs and calves. What dress shoes / evening style do it west to give my legs a longer slimming look. Also heel and strapping styles Thank you so much.   evening shoes for petites with curvy […]