Category Archives: ClosetBox

Spring Trends in the Spotlight

The Shift Blouse

This structured style is available in a a plethora of prints, colours and styles – perfect for teaming with pencil skirts, high waisted jeans and wide-legged trousers.

Here is my top picks of this new season trend.

topshop top 65

Topshop £65

d&g 525

Dolce & Gabbana £525

matthew willliamson 450

Matthew Williamson £450

river island

River Island £28

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Spring Trends in the Spotlight

The sun is here! The weather is warmer and the rain, for now, has gone. This means one thing – a new bright sparkly Spring wardrobe.  Here we take a look at one of the big trends for Spring.

Pastels
Predicted to be the trend with the most impact this season, pastels are back and we are so pleased. Everyone will have a pastel hue to suit, and with so many garments readily available in this color spectrum, we can all rock this ice cream tinged dream.

Here is my top choice of pastel pieces…….

leather skirt river isaland

Leather Skirt – River Island £95

Dress – Topshop £48

reiss 95

Jumper with lace sleeves – Reiss £95

sophia webster

Sandals – Sophie Webster £370

And don’t forget, if you need some extra cash for that ultimate Spring piece, then sell all unwanted clothes on ClosetBox!

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Spring Sunday Best

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fendi 575

jimmy choo 495

Blouse – Peter Pilotto £440
Ring – Marc by Marc Jacobs £60
Trousers – Fendi £575
Sandals – Jimmy Choo £495

Spring Attire!

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Happy New Year

Hello..

Happy NY to you.

Apologies for not being in touch, the festive season was busy and wonderfully fun, and the first week of January has just been too chocolate, alcohol and festivity free for my liking.

How are you all coping? Are you rebooting, rethinking your life and reducing your sugar levels, or are you one of the wise ones that is drowning your January blues with more food and fine wine?

I am not wise, and have taken the stance of abstinence as my new year mantra. Although I am reading a lot more about how this is the worst time to detox. A post Christmas crash course, combined with the colder weather and darker nights, and empty bank balance, is a combination for instant failure.

A spring clean is what is adviced, whilst the sun is shining, the days are longer and the flowers are starting to make an appearance. It makes total sense.

Oh well, I have started so I should finish.

Thankfully the sales are still on and it is pre-Oscar season at the cinema. So lots to curl up and watch, just avoid the food counter at all costs…….

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Panic Buy???

Hey fashionistas, how are your festive preparations coming along?

I have spent the past week dashing through the shops on a mission to buy presents, decorations, tableware, crackers and a rude gift amounting to no more than £2.50 (don’t you just love secret santa)

Is it complete? Am I settled in front of an open fire sipping baileys, eating yule log and watching Richard Curtis movies? NOT!

I fear the trouble with shopping is that it is just too distracting. How can I possibly find presents for people when the shoe section is enticing me, as are the pre-Christmas discounts in most stores. Then there is coffee, lunch, a make-up trial at MAC and a neck massage – yes really, on the ground floor.

So, it is with the afore mentioned Baileys and open fire that I write this blog entry and purchase afore mentioned non-purchased Christmas presents online. Along with a number of others apparently, as forecasts* predict that December’s online sales will amount to 5 billion pounds.

So far,  I have ordered for the husband, mother-in-law, kid, brother and next door neighbour but one. All will be gift wrapped and delivered no later than Wednesday at 4.41pm –  and not one impulse purchase has been made for yours truly.

Here is my pick of the best online, fashion minded Christmas gifts, for him, her, them and us!

Her

original_shrug-in-teal-embroidered-lace 89 noths

not on the high street £89

Him

mr porter 230 marc by MJ

Mr Porter £230 (Marc by Marc Jacobs)

Teen Her

asos 25

ASOS £25

Teen Him

boohoo 18

BooHoo £18

Kid Her

very 27

Very £27

Kid Him

vertabaudet35

Vertbaudet £35 (for full outfit)

Then of course there is always ClosetBox.co.uk where you can shop for a treat for yourself!

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Office Party?

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Dress – Warehouse £60

Necklace – Marni £370

Bag – Dorothy Perkins £10

Shoes – Reiss £179

Enjoy!

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Are you suffering from Stuffocation?

This week saw a very interesting, and very relevant, feature in the Evening Standard about a 21st century problem penned as ‘Stuffocation’

The afflicted will find themselves in situations such as, writer James Wallman says, “Having a bulging wardrobe but not being able to find anything to wear, having to fight your way through piles of stuff that you do not use to find the thing that you need, and on receiving a present, not having the gut reaction of ‘thank you’ but rather ‘why would I want this?’. With up to half of Londoners now feeling this way.”

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We are now realising that we do not need mountains of stuff for status, symbolism or material recognition but instead we  need to start streaming our lives, downsizing, recycling and reducing our waste.

He suggests thaat everyone should use the festive season wisely. Start by clearing out anything that is not needed anymore, and also think about your gift ideas. Do not buy more stuff, but opt for experiential presents instead. Make a memory not a mess!

Well, there is no easier place to start than ClosetBox. First clutter stop should always be the wardrobe. So, if you haven’t worn it for years or it doesn’t fit, then get camera snapping and posting – especially with our festive free listing code for the whole of December. Xmas2013

Get selling and enjoy the freedom. (and profit of course!)

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