The PM's Off The Clock Wardrobe


Away from Number 10, and the prying lights of Westminster, the PM's off the clock wardrobe is the essence of casual chic.

Gone is the uniform of tailored dresses, bright scarves and kitten heels. Enter a new uniform of jeans, blazers and classic shirts.

Simple, chic and requiring minimal effort, May steers towards this look when off duty. But she doesn't just select a boring, run of the mill jacket. Her blazers embrace colour and texture, with some of our particular favourites from the Italian brand Peserico. A nubbly grey jacket and a navy with grey details are just two of Theresa May's top picks, and teaming them with dark jeans and a sharp white shirt makes for a really classic look.

But the PM does branch out into the bold - occasionally rocking a bright blue, lighter jacket and a green one whilst out and about.

And for the colder months, investing in good quality knitwear is a stylish strategy that has paid off. We particularly like the midnight and lipstick red knit from Amanda Wakeley that made the perfect statement during this year's cold snap.

Whilst we do love a good kitten heel, Theresa's off duty look is all about the fancy flat. The Russell & Bromley navy Cocktail loafers with the jewelled detailing are a familiar favourite, as are the leopard Delicious flats which regularly pop up on the PM's trip to church. But we often see a funky pair of navy patent and pink flats from LK Bennett - the Cassie- teamed with dark jeans when our leader is off the clock. And who can forget some more leopard, more often than not in the form of a well loved ankle boot?!

A good accessory shouldn't just be kept for best, and when away from the office, May relies on her trusty Le Sac backpack from Longchamp to transport her possessions. Her faithful Vere satchel from Anya Hindmarch also comes too.

As we head towards autumn and winter, we'll see May's fantastic outerwear collection back out in the open- her olive Barbour jacket with Liberty rose print is a constant spot, a black Herno number and the super luxe - and cosy - Herno navy coat.

Off duty style doesn't have to be dull - the PM's wardrobe proves that!

Paperless Post Picks: My favourite thank you cards


The secret is out - I am a stationery buff! From pens to cards, notebooks to stickers, there is nothing better than September when back to school stationery hits the shelves.

And my love of stationery also stretches to online, and in particular to Paperless Post. There's nothing better than a thank you card, and for times when I need to send one quick, I turn to Paperless Post to send one.

From Kate Spade to Mr Boddington, there are many cute and quirky designs guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the recipient. Here are just some of my favourite thank you cards!

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Mr Boddington

Kate Spade

Paperless Post

Paperless Post

Happy Times @ Tory Burch


Happy Times - the name of Lee Radziwill's fantastic memoir and now the name of the new collection at Tory Burch.

The legendary style icon and tastemaker has three delightful handbags named in her honour by Burch - and the collection is one you'll want to invest in.

The limited edition frame bag comes in Italian croc stamped leather, calf hair and leather and can each hold a continental wallet, sunglasses, phone and card case. This is truly a bag that you'll use at every occasion - and one which will never date.

And some of the other highlights?

This bright Ellis skirt and ruffle sneakers deserve a place in your wardrobe!

The Wildcards of May: Theresa's rarely seen clothes


We all have our favourite go-to items in our wardrobe, but what about those pieces that don't get a regular outing?

Theresa May's wardrobe is fabulous and well-known, but there are plenty of 'wildcard' items that we've only seen her wear a handful of times.

So which pieces have not seen the light of day since their last outing?

Anya Hindmarch green clutch

We've seen the silver version many times, but this sparkly green glitter coated Valorie clutch from Anya Hindmarch hasn't been seen since! It's perfect for brining an added bit of sparkle to evening political events - bring it back Theresa!

Dolce & Gabbana lace heels

Making their entrance for one night only, the Prime Minister wore these baby blue lace kitten heels from Dolce & Gabbana to the 2016 Pride of Britain Awards. Teaming them with a midnight Amanda Wakeley evening dress, this was one of May's chicest looks.

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Next linen dress

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Perfect for a hot Italian summer, May's budget buy for her Roman holiday in 2017 was the talk of the fashion pages. Whilst also suitable for cooler climbs, we've not seen this since!

LK Bennett baby blue heels

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Digging deep into the archives, May was last pictured wearing this quirky patent baby blue bow topped heels from LK Bennett on a trip to Cardiff in 2011. I wonder if these are still in the archive?

Hepburn bag in turquoise from Aspinal

And another wildcard piece- May carried this turquoise Hepburn bag from British band Aspinal during 2011. Like the baby blue shoes, it has been relegated to the back of the closet... will we ever see it again?

Which other wildcard pieces have you seen Theresa May carry? Send us a message with your picks!

Edinburgh and Amiens: Theresa May's Week


From Amiens to Edinburgh, here's a recap of Theresa May's week!

Returning from her break in Italy and France, the PM was straight back into canvassing her constituency of Maidenhead on Saturday. A casual look- complete with leopard Emma Hope sneakers was the name of the day!

On Tuesday, Theresa May was in Edinburgh to visit the Fringe Festival and announce the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. May wore her black and white Amanda Wakeley jacket, teaming it with black trousers and the leopard Delicious flats from Russell & Bromley.

On Wednesday, the PM travelled to Amiens to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens. Wearing her grey Escada dress, matching jacket and the black Twiggy Russell & Bromley kitten heels, May delivered a reading and laid a wreath.

Italian Holiday: Theresa May's Week


So the PM and Mr May have been on their holiday this week for a well deserved break. Despite cutting it short to travel to France to meet with President Macron, here's a quick recap of Theresa May's seriously chic summer wardrobe!

Keeping the press happy with a summer holiday photocall, the PM kept in simple in a white linen shirt, chinos and her white Converse sneakers in Desenzano del Garda, Italy. May switched her Anya Hindmarch Vere satchel for the practical and cool Le Pliage backpack in olive from Longchamp.

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Later in the week, the Mays were snapped at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel - with Theresa May looking fantastic in a Piazza Sempione top, cropped black trousers and the black Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley. And Mr May looking stylish in a pair of suede navy loafers too!

And on Friday, the Mays headed to Fort de Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France for a meeting with President Macron. Keeping cool in the heat, the PM wore another Piazza Sempione top, pairing it with her navy Herno blazer, cropped trousers and the patent red LK Bennett kitten heels. She debuted her new Mirta Bijoux Verde, Blu, Tormaline necklace with a matching bracelet.

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