ONE SKIRT TWO OUTFITS

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s how to pack light…er that I used to.  Up until 2 years ago, I would pack in “outfits” and “just in case bits”.  When I moved back to Birmingham I had to travel to London weekly for a client.  I quickly learned to travel light, to protect my back, my arms, and my legs!

Packing separate outfits for three days (including shoes) (more…)

HOW TO WEAR BLACK IN THE SUMMER

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I find the summer months the hardest to dress for; primarily because I’m a “jeans and tee” kinda gal, secondly because I’m not hugely into dresses, and thirdly because I’m heavily into black.  So, it makes perfect sense for me to do a post on how to wear black in the summer riiiight?!  For you, and for me! (more…)

WHEN YOU FIND THE PERFECT NUDE

We all know neutrals are my thing, so the perfect nude must be the ultimate neutral right?

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First of all, most, if not all nudes look great on darker skin tones.  When I say nudes, I mean all skin tonal colours; rather than just a creamy light beige.  If you do manage to get the perfect nude for your skin tone (more…)

MY BLOG NAME: WHY FREAK DELUXE?

Over the years I’ve had many people wonder how I came up with my blog name, and ask the question “Why Freak Deluxe?” So I know this blog post is loooong over due!

The Beginning

We’re gonna go back, waaaay back, back into tiiiime! If you know, you know; anyway I’m gonna take it back to the beginning as it’s the best place to start. I’ve always been a tall chick; it wasn’t that I was short or average height, then shot up “over night”. I was tall from early yo! However (more…)

HOW THE FRILLS AND FLORAL TREND GOT INTO MY WARDROBE

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It’s the age old cliché, as the cherry blossoms start to bloom, so does the spring/summer floral trend.  How does the casual, jeans and tee minimalist work the floral trend into her look?  Equally how does the no frills girl wear… well frills? (more…)