Tuck into spring greens…and pinks and golds with Pretty Wild Jewellery, Tatty Devine and Grace & Oliver

I LOVE, no, adore winter. The vibrant colours and cold, crisp mornings win over light nights every time. It’s also the season for tights that suck my stomach in, Polyester vintage dresses that don’t breathe so keep me toasty warm and boots.

Nothing compares to a winter boot. But I’m oh so bored now of the icy windscreens, grey rain and morning scramble for matching mittens.

My spring/summer wardrobe is pristine – in the sense that it has hardly been worn. Whereas my winter garb can be threadbare and faded, the stockpile of outfits that only get an airing when the daffodils and hyacinths have wilted still look brand new a decade on. We just don’t have the climate for wearing floaty cotton skirts and dresses for days on end so it can be hard to justify a splurge.

But if you, like me, are craving something new to wear – or just some colour – but can’t justify a new wardrobe then accessories or a new spring coat are the way forward.

Talented Donna Maria Lynn of Pretty Wild Jewellery hand makes stunning designing using precious metals and gems.

Read more about the inspirational story behind Pretty Wild Jewellery…


And Tatty Devine, founded by the amazingly creative Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine, features pastel Perspex jewellery inspired Greece, floral blooms and foods – the perfect adornment for those dreary days when it feels like winter’s never going to end.

Read more about Tatty Devine and what happened when they visited the North-East…


And how to stay warm when the weather doesn’t know what it’s doing? A beautiful limited edition spring coat from luxury British brand  Grace and Oliver which were popular at London Fashion Week and worn by Vogue Williams, Helen George and Rosie Fortescue. Which, come rain or shine, still look fabulous with winter boots…