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Summer wish list

Summer 2014 wish list - Topshop, Marc Jacobs, Whistles, Zara, Asos, Stuart Weitzman, Alphabet Bags

So summer is being pretty kind to us Brits this year, no? How have you been spending these sunny days? As you know, I've been away camping and we've been busy making progress with the house renovation. I've been going out more than usual after work, the snatched hours of evening sun making up for all the time ...

A boy, a girl and a bike

A boy, a girl and a bike 1940s photo shoot in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Bike fever has well and truly taken over in Yorkshire, with the Tour de France being here this week. So I thought it fitting to share this lovely 1940s-style fashion shoot, visualised by West Yorkshire designers and photographed by Shelly of Toast of Leeds around Hebden Bridge, where the Tour will pass through on Sunday. The shoot was ...

Joules summer festival style

Joules summer festival wish list

I've said before that I love how the number and range of festivals has grown in the last few years. When I was a student in the late 90s, it seemed like it was all - Glastonbury, parting with £200 for a weekend in a cramped tent, braving a mud bath and revolting portaloos - or ...

Eclectic home store: RE

RE eclectic home accessories store in Corbridge, Northumberland | www.angelinthenorth.com

At the beginning of our recent few days in Northumberland we stopped off in the small town of Corbridge. "We're here," I said, as we parked up in front of a rather uninspiring rural petrol station. My husband shot me one of his familiar "where have you brought us now?" looks. But wonderful things are yet more rewarding when ...

TK Maxx Style Tour comes to Leeds

TK Maxx style tour, Leeds | www.angelinthenorth.com

We all know that if you're prepared to put the time in, TK Maxx is a prime place to find a one-off designer gem at a bargain price. The Leeds store on The Headrow is one of my favourites around because, well, it's huge. It also has a Gold Label section which is where you will ...

Make your own Brit-Stitch bag

Brit-Stitch launches

Brit-Stitch bags only appeared on my radar a few months ago. The company is only a year old but the bags' popularity has grown and spread quickly, and after my initial introduction I soon began seeing them everywhere. Made in Britain, these milkman-style satchels come in a rainbow of colours (the pretty pastels are my favourite). And ...

SS14 fashion weeks: catwalk style

J Crew, SS14, New York fashion week | www.angelinthenorth.com

sources and details  @ New York fashion week 1-5, J.Crew (with Sophia Webster shoes); 6, BCBG Max Azria, via Harpers Bazaar; 7-8, Mara Hoffman, via Vogue; 9, Michael Kors, via Elle; 10, Badgeley Mischka, via Elle; 11, Alica + Olivia, via Elle; 12, Narcisco Rodriguez via Elle; 13-14, Tory Burch, via Style.com; 15-17, Oscar de la Renta, via Pinterest/Oscar ...

New York fashion week SS14: street style

Street style, New York fashion week SS14 | www.angelinthenorth.com

(details and sources: 1 Yasmin Sewell wearing Preen by Thornton Bragazzi dress and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, photography Phil Oh for Vogue; 2 photography Tommy Ton via Style.com; 3 Shorouk necklace on orange jumper, via Style Bistro; 4 Alexander Wang bag, photography Anton Lombardi for Elle; 5 American Apparel T-shirt via Man Repeller; 6 Bold maxi, via ...

Maxi dresses for summer to autumn

Maxi dresses for day time: Asos stripe dress, Asos floral tie back dress, River Island colour block maxi dress, Oasis floral maxi dress | www.angelinthenorth.com

Slowly but surely, degree by degree, cloud by cloud, this exceptional summer seems to be deserting us. This is a difficult time to get dressed. I keep going out in just a T-shirt and finding there's a chill in the air, or the sun comes out and I'm having to strip off a layer by lunchtime. ...

Currently coveting: florals

Floral maxi dresses

Florals have been around for a while but they're everywhere this season. You may remember it was one of the key trends I picked out for spring and summer. They're even being worn head to toe - accessories and all - which may be a little much for me. I'm not normally one for bearing blooms but ...

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