The Valentines Haute List – Gift ideas

We’re generally more fans of a home cooked meal (or some fried chicken…) and a good movie rather than Hollywood style romance on the polarising day that falls on 14 February, but any excuse to update our wish list. Here’s our selection of the things we’ve been clicking on (and re-clicking on) the most in the past few weeks… hopefully some will make it into our checkout basket! We’ll do a men’s one too in case you’re looking for something for the metro-man who has everything!

Let us know if you liked any of these picks – nothing wrong with a present to yourself! Go for the free gift wrap.. why not!



Work Wear for the New Year

As semi-pro online shoppers, we waited anxiously for the sales to start and for our web-baskets to fill with discounted wares, hopefully to arrive the next day (or three…) in a wrapped box, all newly packaged with no make up stains, deodorant marks or questionable odours – the horrendous hallmarks of shopping in sales in the actual stores.

As working gals, we often get distracted by the ripped jeans, the wedge trainers, the leather jackets… everything that is not work appropriate. So this year, we’re trying to behave, be responsible, and to restrict our spending to clothes we can actually wear 80% of the time (but also make up.. shoes.. skincare.. and HOMEWARE (everything from furniture to 1500g candles…) – so not really that strict! Here’s our work-wear edit from what’s out there on the high street – most of it’s on sale now too (does that mean we can buy the jeans?). Everything here has been dipping in and out of our checkout baskets this past week, and we’ve focused on our favourite haunts for smart(ish) wardrobe staples. Let us know if you find any others to tempt us! (more…)

Hautelist: The Ultimate Xmas Gift List

We’ve sorted out the foodies and the globetrotters, now for the hautties – the shoe lovers, the bag lovers, the magpies who love something sparkly… it’s all covered here – whether it’s a big present or a stocking filler.

Let’s hope their presents for you are this good! Click on the Caption in the Image Gallery to take you to the page to press *BUY*!!!


Alex Monroe: Trinkets to Treasure

I have always loved Alex Monroe’s beautiful gold trinkets. The iconic bumble bee pendants still attract attention and compliments and his collections and I have a growing wish list of feather bracelets and pomegranate necklaces. It was therefore a real treat to meet Mr Monroe at his little shop and studio near London Bridge last week for the launch of his new range called The Haberdashery, hosted together with the Travelling Gin Company.  (more…)

Best Boots for Autumn 2014

Although we keep hearing rumours of an Indian Summer, as we head into October we are reluctantly accepting that we have to pack those denim shorts and flip flops away. What will always cheer us up though? A new winter wardrobe! Time to dig out those scarves, chunky knits and coats and pair them with treat yourself to some lovely autumnal boots. We’ve scoured the shops for our favourites in all styles and budgets. After all, a new season must mean new shoes! Here’s our Autumn Boot Haute List… (more…)