Style and Then Some

Sep 18 2014

Style and Then Some is looking for new writers

Style and Then Some is looking for new writers

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We’re looking for new writers to join Team Style & Then Some. Interested? Know someone who might be? Then get in touch.

Since we launched in 2011 the team has waxed and waned as we’ve taken on new bloggers and others have started new jobs or courses or moved away. At the moment we’ve got space in the schedule for a couple more writers, so I thought I’d do a shout out to see if we have any budding…

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Sep 15 2014

I went to see The Goldfinch, the painting Donna Tartt’s book is based on, and it was glorious

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And now, the second half of my Day Trips in the Lowlands series, in which my mother and I go to The Hague to visit the newly reopened Mauritshuis Museum, home of the painting which inspired Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch.

This was less of a journey than last week’s three-hour drive to Antwerp, since my parents live in a town on the outskirts of The Hague, the city which…

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Sep 10 2014

A day trip to Antwerp: shopper’s paradise

A day trip to Antwerp: shopper’s paradise

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With its rich textile history and no shortage of shopping options, Antwerp is the perfect location for a day trip or weekend filled with culture, beautiful architecture and retail therapy.

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Antwerp may not be make it into the list of great fashion capitals of the world (and yes I know it’s not really a capital either, that’s Brussels) but the Belgian city could make a strong case for inclusion.…

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Aug 30 2014

How to make a bumblebee flapper dress fancy dress costume

How to make a bumblebee flapper dress fancy dress costume

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When I chose the fancy dress themes – yes, multiple themes – for my 30th birthday party I already had one of my costumes in mind. The three options were bees, pandas and Star Wars, and I’d decided I would take a black dress and somehow apply yellow stripes so that it was bee-like, but not a crazy/skimpy/boiling hot outfit I’d regret the minute I put it on. I had my black Bardot dress(I bought two…

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Aug 29 2014

Snip Happy: The Return of the Fringe

Snip Happy: The Return of the Fringe

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Last week, I got a fringe again. I am a massive supporter of the full fringe; I always feel so much more ‘done’ with a fringe, without ever devoting more time to my hair than a quick rinse in the sink in the morning and a blast with the hairdryer. The rest of my hair can be an utter mess, but if the fringe is good, it covers all manner of sins.

I originally grew it out for the summer (natch,…

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Aug 28 2014

Why I finally gave in to the midi skirt trend

Why I finally gave in to the midi skirt trend

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I really didn’t think it would last. No, I don’t mean the relationship known as Kimye, or the three-day tan I picked up in Ibiza – I’m talking about the midi skirt trend. I thought these full knee-length skirts were frumpy, swamped anyone under 6 foot tall and would disappear from shops faster than leg-warmers in the mid-noughties. I was very much SKIRTING the issue. But I was wrong.

It’s been a…

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Aug 15 2014

I think this is the most bee-utiful present I’ve ever received | Bill Skinner Bee and Honeycomb Ring

I think this is the most bee-utiful present I’ve ever received | Bill Skinner Bee and Honeycomb Ring

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When I blogged about honeycomb-themed jewellery late last year, little did I imagine that I would have the most stunning piece, the Bill Skinner Bee and Honeycomb Ring, in my possession one day. But thanks to my sister and a few of our very generous friends that’s exactly what I got for my birthday last week.

Since it’s basically the most bee-autiful thing I’ve ever owned, I thought I’d give it…

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Aug 05 2014

Worried about passport delays? I just got mine back after an agonising wait. Here’s my advice.

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I realise this isn’t really the sort of thing we usually write about here on S&TS, but I wanted to share my recent passport renewal nightmare in the hope that it might save someone else some passport-related anxiety in future. Plus, it’s cathartic for me. passport delays passport office problems strike UK travelling soon delay getting passport back overdue more than three weeks help 2014 london liverpool victoria passport office

The relief I felt when my passport was finally in my hands was overwhelming.

The passport delays and subsequent one-day strike have been…

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Jul 31 2014

Britney Spears is poised to drop her knickers come September

Britney Spears is poised to drop her knickers come September

Who’d have thunk it? Britney Spears is all set to dominate the sleepwear market in the UK come September with The Intimate Britney Spears collection . Seeing as the majority of her career has involved prancing around in her kecks anyway, it makes semi-sense this could be a viable career move for the (current) Vegas show gal.

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Set to launch exclusively on ASOS from September 23rd for one month…

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Jul 16 2014

My new jewellery obsession: Karen Mabon

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It started with Eve and the Apple. No, not the dawn of mankind, I’m talking about my latest accessories obsession, the adorably quirky and seriously cool jewellery made by Scottish designer Karen Mabon. Karen mason necklace 2014 Karen Mabon jewellery 2014 buy Karen Mabon scottish designer eve apple necklace Karen mason necklace 2014 Karen Mabon jewellery 2014 buy Karen Mabon scottish designer swinging cat necklace I bought the above Eve necklacefor my BFF Annaleise’s thirtieth birthday because the cheekily iconoclastic design seemed to suit her perfectly – and she loved it. It was my other BFF Caroline’s…

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