Green for Grenfell: Theresa May's Week


From marking one year since Grenfell, to welcoming tech leaders to Number 10, here's a recap of Theresa May's week.

On Monday, the PM was at Number 10 and also attended a service of commemoration for the Grenfell fire in Kensington. She also updated the House on progress at the G7.

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On Tuesday, May held cabinet and further meetings. Wearing #GreenforGrenfell, the PM wore her green linen blazer and planted two camellia trees in the Number 10 garden with children from the Kensington area.

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On Wednesday, the PM took part in Prime Minister's Questions. It was an eventful one this week! And May wore her navy Escada skirt suit, accessorising with the red Link In block heels from Russell & Bromley and a green jewelled necklace.

Later in the day, she hosted a reception and roundtable for the tech industry at Number 10.

On Thursday, the PM spoke to financial leaders in the city. She wore a green Amanda Wakeley dress, teaming it with a navy blazer and a Hermes scarf.

On Friday, May visited Bay Lab in her constituency, opening their new premises. She continued with the green theme, black trousers, Mirta Bijoux necklace and the Charlize black loafers from Russell & Bromley.

Soccer Aid and the G7: Theresa May's Week


From welcoming world leaders to Number 10 to attending the G7 in Canada, here's a recap of Theresa May's week.

On Monday and Tuesday, the PM held meetings at Downing Street. We had one sneaky pic- and a new outfit  - a black and white dress and a textured black jacket.

On Wednesday, the PM took part in Prime Minister's Questions, the first after the one week recess. Theresa May wore our favourite navy outfit- the spotted Daniel Blake military jacket with navy trousers. She accessorised with her blue Mirta Bijoux necklace and the navy Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley.

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Later in the day, May welcomed Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to Number 10. She also welcomed Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg to Number 10 for meetings.

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And in the evening, May hosted a reception for Soccer Aid in the Downing Street garden.

On Thursday, May held meetings at Downing Street before heading off to Quebec for the G7. May wore her black textured Daniel Blake jacket, teaming it with black trousers and the oversized Amanda Wakeley chain necklace set. May picked her black Twiggy Russell & Bromley kitten heels for this sleek look.

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And for the first day of the G7 Summit, May wore her striking purple Origami skirt suit from Daniel Blake. She teamed it with the Amanda Wakeley silver oversized chain necklace set and her leopard Charlotte Olympia kitten heels.

Get the look: Theresa May's oversized necklaces


Oversized necklaces are one of Theresa May's signature accessories. Whether it's a classic silver or rose gold chain or a more modern plastic piece, the PM knows how to rock a statement necklace and jazz up her workwear uniform.

There's plenty of awesome oversized necklaces around, and here's how you can get the look!

Jaegar: this chunky necklace has interlocking links cut from Italian resin and finished with mosaic effect. It would look great with a simple suit and a white shirt.

Kate Spade: this simple gold disc necklace is a new take on the chunky chain - and it's on sale too!

Oscar de la Renta: invest in this piece for a snazzy evening look. The PM has some fabulous sparkly necklaces that she wears for black tie and cocktail events.

M&S: this is a real statement piece! And easy on the purse too.

and for those exact matches..

Caroline Thomson: whilst not a chunky chain, the PM owns several artisan necklaces from local designer, Caroline Thomson. The swirl pendant is just one of them!

Mirta Bijoux: one of the most boldest pieces in May's wardrobe, these plastic oversized bead necklaces come in a rainbow of colours! The PM has them in blue, black and silver.

Amanda Wakeley: the original and (the best) chunky chain necklace is a regular feature in May's wardrobe. She also recently introduced this rose gold version threaded with black grosgrain ribbon to her mix of accessories!

Parliamentary Recess: Theresa May's week


With Parliament on recess, it's rightly been a quieter week for the Prime Minister!

On Monday, Theresa May was in her constituency at act of commemoration in Fifield for RSM Henry George Congdon. May wore a simple black trouser suit, teaming it with a pair of black and patent flats from LK Bennett.

We next saw May on Friday where she visited the Maidenhead Citizens Advice Bureau and opened the refurbished St. Mary's Church in the town. May wore an outfit from the archives- a green and black dress and a matching zingy green jacket. Perfect for the sunny weather we're having!

And a sneak peek at one of Liz Felix's newest creations- which we believe has been snapped up by her most famous customer!

Fashion In Parliament: Amber Rudd


Regular readers will know that I follow the Prime Minister's sartorial selections and have become pretty good at predicting what she'll wear - and identifying new pieces!

My work takes me to Parliament, and when I'm not focusing on the day job, I'm closely looking at what our MPs wear. We've some real fashionistas in Westminster- and as the PM says, you can be clever and like clothes!

So, I've decided to take a closer look at what some of our other MPs wear for their day jobs - I'm kicking off the series is Amber Rudd. One of the nicest MPs - she's also got a very enviable wardrobe! Let's take a further look...

Amber Rudd's Parliamentary uniform

  • A long line silhouette, with well-cut jackets in black, midnight and earthy tones. 
  • Straight leg trousers, cropped at the ankle.
  • A-line dresses in classic tones, often belted.
  • A rich colour palette of maroon, plum, black and midnight, with the occasional pop of colour - like sunny yellow
  • Statement chunky beaded necklaces, hoop earrings or jewelled drop earrings
  • Bold, fashion focused eyeglasses
  • Block heels, delicate kitten heels and loafers

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Favoured brands

LK Bennett: Rudd wears many of their patterned jackets - from a classic short Charlee navy tweed number to longer line coats. One of our favourites is the Cora black cotton mix jacket- a perfect pick for the summer!

The Cora jacket 

The Charlee navy jacket, a signature LK Bennett piece

The Edelle tweed jacket

And Rudd also has some LK Bennett shoes in the mix- her Maisy block leopard heels are also a favourite of mine!

Goat: Rudd also has several pieces from Goat in her wardrobe. The Redgrave coat is a classic, and favoured by The Duchess of Cambridge, we can see why Rudd is also a fan! The plum version is probably one of her most worn pieces, and looks great with cropped black trousers and a pair of heels. Whilst no longer available, this is a great investment piece in black, navy or white.

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Rudd also turned to Goat for this year's Black and White Ball, wearing the fancy Ezra bead embellished wool crepe top with a pair of great tailored trousers for the event at the Natural History Museum.

Libby London: one of my favourite destinations for a fierce tailored piece, Rudd's colourful shirt dresses are by this great brand. We really love her midnight and yellow dress, and although no longer available, this Lewis dress in navy and pink is a fab alternative.

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Rudd also has this fantastic Petworth black and white houndstooth coat in her wardrobe- and the good news is that you can score it on sale!

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Anya Hindmarch: a brand also favoured by the Prime Minister, Rudd has a few Anya bags in her wardrobe. The most recent addition was the Vere soft satchel in a nude pebbled leather.

Chloe: the scalloped Lauren shoes by the French brand are liked by bloggers and fashionistas alike, so it's great to see politicians embracing this fab shoe! Rudd has the scalloped block heel in navy and a fashion forward green colour. It goes with everything.

The Chloe doesn't just stop there. Rudd has the Drew bag in a fetching navy suede and a pair of these velvet boots. Rockin'!

Rockoptika: Rudd's eyewear is particularly chic, and her glasses are from the Rockoptika brand. Some snooping has revealed she wears the Columbia II and Buddah styles.

Adidas: MPs need a good pair of trainers whilst running around their constituencies, and Rudd's choice of the Adidas Gazelles is a solid choice.

Russell & Bromley: whilst not an exact match, Rudd's black loafers are spookily similar to those available at Russell & Bromley. Bag yourself a classic pair that will last you for years.

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What do you think of Amber Rudd's style? Whose your favourite fashionable MP? Let us know in the comments! 
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