Month: May 2016

May Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Times

Morris with TBS trainers

We’re open as usual this Saturday from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. but we will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday as we’re off to Devon for a short break, YAAY.  We re-open again on Tuesday as usual at 9.30 a.m.  We hope you all have a very restful weekend and fingers crossed for some sunshine eh?

It’s dress season isn’t it?

Emily & Fin Emma dress in white broderie anglais

We’ve been searching high and low for a dress with great shape and a decent length – here it is!  Coming in very shortly in white and navy blue in 5 sizes.  What a pretty dress.  Lined in 100% cotton too.  You could easily dress this down with sneakers and a cropped denim jacket or pair with heels and jewellery for a special event.  It makes a pleasant change to find one which isn’t too short either.  If you don’t fancy flashing your arms you can sling on a cardi in a bright colour, lovely.  £110.00

Emily & Fin Emma Dress in navy blue


tory burch inspired clutch bags, faux leather, bright colours

We spotted these in London yesterday and immediately snapped them up.  The perfect summer accessory without spending a fortune.  Handy little wrist strap as well as a shoulder strap if you want to use it as a cross-body bag.  FABULOUS.  Sold 5 as soon as they hit the shopfloor late this afternoon.  You won’t believe the price of these. £10.00 (they’ll be gone by Saturday).

Three of my favourite things

toupy silk top, mosh mosh noami troks and fluro espadrilles

We like to try everything on when we get a delivery to check fit and sizing.  I tried on a pair of these Naomi Troks and never took them off.  I love the slightly relaxed fit and there’s some very snazzy stud detail on the front and back pockets too.  I then (big mistake) decided to see what the one-size silk tops from Toupy looked like with the jeans.  This stylish pink top stayed on too (and I’ve now added a second Toupy top in ivory to my summer arsenal as it’s a classic shape and will never date).  It would have been rude not to have tried on the handmade Spanish espadrilles in bright pink (£95.00).  My summer shopping is nearly complete (on the footwear front in any event).

We’re on our second delivery of Toupy.  The 100% silk tops are £115.00 and a wardrobe classic. The label says handwash but we’re currently testing it in a silk wash in our washing machine this morning, we’ll let you know what happens.

Fully re-stocked on the sneaker front and a brand new colour too

tbs sneakers, tbs kicks

If you missed out on a pair of these great fitting French sneakers you might like to know that all colours are now back in stock in nearly all sizes.  We’ve also taken delivery of a new blue colourway, Saphir, which is reminiscent of a French Blue, lovely.  I have two pairs of these (white and peach) sneakers and they really, really comfortable.  The leather insole also gets a big thumbs up as it provides extra cushioning and no smelly feet. £39.00

Scarf news

embroidered summer scarves with tassels

Here’s a little flavour of the latest scarf delivery.  Very pretty indeed with tassel detail on the corners of each scarf.  Hand embroidered and the perfect accessory for a plain white top and jeans. Pop in and check the rest of them. £19.50

Holiday time is coming

ailera hamam towels

Did you know that a hamam towel is lighter, more compact and quicker to dry than a normal terry towel?  No, we didn’t either which is why we snapped these up for the shop. They’re also made of cotton and available in lots of lovely colours from £14.00.  A lovely present for yourself or someone else don’t you think?  A hamam towel is also amazingly versatile because you can use it as a pool towel, wrap or sarong.  Keep one in your bag if you get chilly on a plane or cover a aby to keep cool. It also makes a handy tablecloth, picnic blanket or easy-care throw.  We LOVE them.  this is just one of the styles in stock now so pop in and check them out.

Pick of the bunch?

free minds boho top with embroidery and neon tassels

We think this is the pick of the bunch with its neon tassel detail and embroidered sleeves.  A really stunning piece at £49.00, sized from 1-3.  Easy to throw on with denim.  You can be sure you won’t bump into anyone else wearing the same style as I think we are one of the few UK stockists of this great little French label.  HURRAH!

Pretty in Pink

embroidered top in pale pink

A pretty piece in pale pink.  This particular piece is generously sized so it might be an idea to go down a size.  £45.00

A bit of boho never goes amiss

free minds paris, embroidered top with neon detail

Keeping it simple this time with a one-size style with pretty embroidery detail.   It’s easy to layer with a longer vest underneath if you’re not a fan of a shorter top like Ginny has.  £39.00