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It didn't happen overnight but I can now hand on heart say that I have not bought anything from the high street in months.

My wardrobe is better for it and I am not spending any more money than I did before.  I have also learned to buy my investment

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The more glitter and sparkles I see, the more I retreat to basics, such as simple cashmere and white t-shirts.

I dress for myself, but I know that when I see my friends, everyone looks best in a simple white t-shirt and a good pair of jeans.  Boring? 

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I have been struggling with my beauty posts lately.

I don't like to share unless I am sure something is worth the money as there is just so much hype out there.

As one ages, less is more.  Things you could get away with in your 30's start to look

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One event to put in your diary is the British Red Cross designer shopping day:

29th of November from 16.00 to 20.00

69-71 Old Church St, Chelsea, London SW3 5BS

I will be there that evening and the next day (30th) when you will be able to call

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I have long been looking for a pair of waterproof boots to wear this Winter.  Most, including Uggs, make my feet look enormous.  I spotted the Emu slippers last year, they are truly spectacular and are properly soled so you can wear them outside (size

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Rework, Repair and Rewear.

How many times is the item you want sold out in your size?  Similarly, we all have loads of items in our wardrobe that need repairing, shortening or let out or in.

The biggest problem for most of us is finding someone

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Have heard it all from my friends for years, but always thought, couldn't be as bad as they describe...but it is!
The countdown has begun and trying to keep a 10/11 year old focused and working when all they want to do is watch You Tube is not at all

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I have pretty much kicked my high street clothing habit.

Next on my list is to be more targeted in my approach to skincare products.  However, I still have a long standing Space NK obsession which I have just about managed to curtail.  I now research

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I am no expert, but at 48 I have to work hard to stop gravity taking its course.

Lines and wrinkles don't bother me but a sagging jaw, pigmentation and dull skin does.

This year I am trying to shop less and invest more time in grooming.  It is