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I have had a tricky week, (sorry so slow on the blogs), between the impending house move and a small procedure, but I am back in (almost) full swing now!

The move has focused my mind on the clothes which will make the cut!  There is nothing wrong

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I have been a vintage convert for many years now.

As I live in Central London it's easy to access the best shops, however, I know that lots of you don't have the same proliferation of shops on or near your doorstep and I know that most of my own friends

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Kimono's are huge this season.

As this is such an easy trend to wear and is actually really practical (hides your bum and is an outfit in itself).

Don't buy the Zara ones.  This is a trend to buy vintage because you will get glorious fabrics and

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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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My children have been wearing Sunuva on holiday for years ( only place you could find great rash vests that were comfortable)  and every year I buy them both swimsuits/ cover ups and a couple of outfits that lasts them all year.  I always invest just

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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

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I am not a skincare expert by any stretch but I do know people who are.

I am always happy to share what I pick up as I know it is a minefield out there and I only write about what I buy and use myself. If you haven't already head to a dermatologist