Winter warmers

Autumn’s here – winter’s just round the corner – time to start thinking about cosy coats, warm woollies and snuggly scarves!

If you’re looking for some stylish new additions to your wardrobe, why not do it over lunch and help raise funds for a good cause at the same time?

On Monday 12 November, you’ll have an opportunity to do just that when Shirt Sleeves in Newark hosts its autumn/winter fashion show…

All proceeds from the event will be going to Faith in Families, an East Midlands based charity which has been helping families on their adoption journey for 70 years. Find out more about its work as you see all the latest collections modelled while enjoying a delicious two-course lunch with coffee.

Starting at 11am, the event takes place at The Ram and tickets are on sale now, priced £28 each – advance booking is essential so pop into the store on Middlegate or call 01636 605880 to get yours now.

Women have officially fallen out of love with heels…

En Brogue

…and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

Only 1 in 5 women have bought a pair of heels this year

Figures released this week from Mintel show that only 22% of women have invested in a pair of heels this year, down from 29% last year (I love a good statistic). Now, while I knew that heels had really gone out of favour with a lot of women (thankfully this trend coincided with me starting this blog six years ago), this figure really surprised me – and it’s brilliant! That so many women are embracing the comfort AND style of flats and feeling empowered in their choices is music to my ears. And presumably music to those women’s feet, too.

Hannah Rochell Photographed by Zac Frackelton


Of course, it helps that trainers are a huge trend in fashion at the moment, so let’s hope that the catwalks don’t suddenly start churning out…

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Fashion, fun and fizz

wardrobe workout

Love clothes but need a helping hand when it comes to making the most of what’s in your wardrobe?

Then you might want to put a ticket to this stylish event at the top of your shopping list…

June’s already booked her place – no surprise there then, her love of clothes is hardly a secret! – and she’s looking forward to enjoying an afternoon of fashion, fun and fizz with a group of like-minded ladies next month.

From 2.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday 22 September, style expert Alicia Kaye will be sharing ideas and advice on how to give some of your existing outfits a new lease of life for the upcoming autumn/winter season.

You’ll even have an opportunity to make a start on your own wardrobe workout – just bring along an item of clothing you’re not too sure about and let Alicia give it the AK Style treatment!

The event takes place in Cropwell Bishop and tickets are £35 each, including that all-important fizz to get the party going…

Email for more information and bookings – places are limited and they’re sure to sell fast so don’t delay or you might miss out!