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  1. With the awarenss of mental health being talked about more these days, especially this week,  I thought I would share my feelings too.

    I think the importance and impact of clothing is often underestimated.  I have suffered with body image issues the whole of my adult life, and I'm now 43!

    Clothing can have a HUGE impact on your mood, your thought pattern, your daily accomplishments, your wellbeing.

    I think sometimes people wonder as I pass through the playground in a morning, how has she got time to do her hair and makeup, to wear a co-ordinating necklace to her outfit and a matching handbag! Well, for me, its not a matter of choice, its a necessity.

    If I don't make the effort to get up and dress up then I probably would give up! 

    I often have "ugly days" as all us women do, where I wish I'd have worn something different, something more trendy, something less dress, or more dressy, a different pair of shoes, a looser skirt, a brighter jumper, etc etc, I'm not perfect by any means. 

    But what I do know for sure is that when I do make an effort, it totally transforms my mood.  I walk with more confidence, I grow taller (yes literally because I'm not hiding under my own shoulders!), I'm far more productive and gives me a spring in my step. Even down to the smallest thing like wearing a necklace, or a scarf.  Try it, see how it makes you feel and let me know!

    I won't lie, I've had my fair share of dark days, I've suffered with depression and anxiety on and off for 20 years and still sometimes struggle with it now.  Lack of confidence in my own ability, self-worthiness etc, etc.  It can be a very dark cloud to be underneath, that is why I try and help other women to be the best version of themselves using clothing, helping them feel organised and giving them confidence.

    You will also see me walking the playground sometimes with no make-up (which I've only managed to pluck up the courage to do in the past year!) in my gym clothes, but they are always pink, colourful and co-ordinated! lol x 

    So come on girls, lets get up, dress up and never give up! 

  2. Imagine the horror, you are on a ladies night out, all dressed up in your little black dress, sparkly jewellery and a beautiful clutch bag. 

    You're feeling fantastic, when you glance down and notice your wearing NAVY BLUE TIGHTS! The shock, the horror, the embarrassment, you feel sooooo self-conscious!

    This could moment of horror could very easily be avoided!

    In poor lighting, evening time, scrabbling around in the bottom of your draw you literally cannot tell which tights are black and which are navy.

    Store your tights separately, in labelled boxes, or shoes boxes, or cosmetic bags, or draw dividers, etc, etc, you get the gist!

    You need no more than 10 pairs of tights IN TOTAL! Even if you wear tights every day, you need a pair to wear, a pair to wash, a few choices of colours, and a couple of spare pairs in case of the dreaded ladder!

    I always recommend to clients that they carefully review their winter tights before the cold weather arrives.  Any signs of bobbles, plucks, holes or ladders, GET RID! A pair of old tights can drastically ruin your outfit! It costs approximately £8 for a pack of 2 or 3 good quality 80 denier tights.  It won't break the bank but it could break your outfit if you don't invest in this wardrobe essential!