Myself and my friends talk endlessly about the dearth of good well priced tops.  The high street is great, but I am going to be honest, when I head out at night I don't really want to run into someone (young enough to be my daughter!) in the same top.

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Spring is here and I hope you are busy clearing your wardrobes (if you need a hand email me on catwalkschoolgates@gmail.com).  We have cleared so many readers unworn/unwanted pieces on our shop on the blog.

Once my clear out is complete I like to


Yes, there were the boyfriend jeans, jumpers but now it is the turn of the boyfriend jogger, or as my family refer to them, the chav pants.

Burberry featured them on the catwalks this season and something that shouldn't work (Burberry and a chav pant)


It doesn't feel like it but we  all know that Spring is coming and I am desperate to dump the coats!  It can literally happen overnight, not that it feels like it today with the snow..

Boyfriend blazers work so well as they are longer in length so


I had the Chanel slingbacks.

However, I sold them as the strap always cut into my heel and the heel clip clopped too much.  I loved the idea of a lower heel, especially during the day, as I am too busy for anything higher than a kitten heel.  It

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I fell in love with the oversized Burberry tote last year.

I adore the size and as I am a hoarder I never travel light.  My bag is bursting at the seams and I have dabbled with crossbody bags but unless I can fit a bottle of water comfortably then


I thought this folk top trend would have burnt out by now but it is a keeper and the tops are not just for Summer.

I wear mine all year round, mostly with jeans, and then throw it over shorts or a swimsuit in the Summer.  I know it is not new or innovative