ONE day left to vote…fashion tips for all

As we head towards “the wire” in terms of voting in the MAD Blog Awards, let’s get down to the nitty gritty – the main thing I try to do with this blog (as well as lusting after celebrity fashion and trying to find out where it came from) is to impart some half decent style tips, so you too can look like you’ve rolled in a jumble sale, à la moi.

Seriously, I get a lot of emails asking for advice on everything from prom dresses for da kidz to holiday dresses for the mums. I try to help as many people as I’m able.

How and why this all happened I don’t really know: I started Fashion Detective as an outlet for my clothes obsession, and it has led to all sorts of unexpected turns of events including styling commissions, professional photo shoots and various forms of sponsorship. As El might say, “zoo-wee-mamma”.

So today, I thought I would simply do what I (allegedly) do best by showing you some fabulous spring fashion (starting with the gorgeous pink “Parri” dress by Ted Baker above) from the brands I work regularly with, all suitable for sassy women and sizzling mums who love to look good.

If you like what you see please vote for me. (I’m a poet, and I know it.)

Embroidered midi dress, £47 and quilted jacket, £59, both at Miss Selfridge

Blue laced belted “Ranni” dress, £159, and “Risoul” doubled breasted pale blue cape, £229, both at Ted Baker

“Masson” collarless blazer in dusk, £225, “Florent” denim shirt, £85, “Cole Hayden” white jeans, £85, and buckled jodphur boot in fawn, £175, all at All Saints

Red check embroidered shirt, £24, and printed and embroidered smock top, £20, both at Dorothy Perkins

Oriental flower print prom dress, £69, Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams

“Eden” 50s style floral print bikini, £70, Minkpink @ Urban Outfitters

Digi gem jewelled clutch, £35 at Accessorize

Eley Kishimoto print smart sandals, £79.99, and desert boots, £89, both at Clarks

Jaipur” print cami, £29, at Monsoon

Lead image from Ted Baker. Other product images as credited.

Written by Johanna Payton