Last Spring, when the Autumn shows took place and models were sent down the catwalk all Austin Powers chic, it was clear that velvet was going to be a thing

Wearing velvet has the potential to make you feel really dressed up, perfect for the party season. I still associate velvet with Christmas and birthday parties. I vividly remember my mum dressing me up in a little green number and the memory of how this dress made me feel has stuck with me.

As an adult, no longer relying on my mum to dress me for parties, I put the idea of velvet into the Trends I Won’t Be Trying category, alo

ng with lace up knee-high boots and fur loafers. But after seeing a particularly beautiful velvet dress in Whistles window, I have reconsidered and now sit firmly in the pro-velvet camp.

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12053115_10156146539565057_29395918_nApparently, the best way to get over holiday blues is to book another holiday. With Autumn upon us we took to AIR BNB for a last minute get-a-way.

Having visited Italy before, I knew it was the perfect place for a week of good food, beautiful sights and the last of the summer sunshine.

After deciding on the highly recommended Amalfi Coast, we hopped on a place and checked in with our host, Michele.

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