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At last a magazine dedicated to fashion and beauty in Jersey. I feel like we deserve this for all being so flipping stylish! Thrilled to be guiding you through my style picks as I flit my way around Jersey preparing for the summer (which feels as if it's taking its time)…
With the sun starting to show its face, I’ve been searching for the perfect outfit that will take me from the office into the evenings and found the answer in the form of this cream cotton and silk dress from L.K. Bennett. Remove the slip and team with jeans and a boater hat for a more casual, relaxed vibe.
My week started with a visit to seasoned beauty consultant Fay Jacques who gave me a makeover as part of her new role as Sisley ambassador at Voisins. With over nine years working in beauty, Fay has an eye for what works on her clients. Like most girls in Jersey, I won’t be waiting for my tan but faking it with the help of Sisley’s sun glow gel. My week started with a visit to seasoned beauty consultant Fay Jacques who gave me a makeover as part of her new role as Sisley ambassador at Voisins. With over nine years working in beauty, Fay has an eye for what works on her clients. Like most girls in Jersey, I won’t be waiting for my tan but faking it with the help of Sisley’s sun glow gel.
Next landed an invitation to a welcome event hosted by Alfie Buoy and Sunseeker at the Barlcays Jersey Boat Show, which sent me into a wild panic as it meant I’d have to leave my ever faithful heels at home! Searching for something flat and glamorous isn’t hard with this season’s styles and I settled on these pointed silver pumps from Jones Bootmaker. The yachting lifestyle may have left me feeling rich and famous but the reality is sadly somewhat different! In an effort to try and save some pennies, I will be replicating the trend for whimsical motifs by buying my own iron-on patches like the cactus or yummy cupcake from Rachel’s Textile Studio. These would look awesome applied to the pocket on a simple tee or denim cut offs. Allowing myself just one small indulgence from the new season lines, it was clear these tassel earrings from Stella & Dot would be a winner. Tassel earrings are huge this summer and these beaded pair in white or blue look way more expensive than their price tag and give any outfit an instant summer update.
No summer look would be complete without sunglasses, which are to me what shoes and handbags are to other girls. I have my designer favourites but also keep a stash of affordable eyewear to take down to the beach or to go running in. The reopening of the revamped surfers’ outlet The Surfyard meant I could explore the latest range of Nectar sunglasses. This brand has become a firm favourite - I pick up a new pair each year and always receive compliments!
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