West Surrey Style is changing!

Title! West Surrey Style is changing from a beauty and lifestyle blog into a more fashion and business focused resource. I am working on restarting my fashion business now that the world is opening up a little more, and it made sense to combine it with the blog. So this means that The Outfit Angel,Continue reading “West Surrey Style is changing!”

How to shop without trying anything on

In this strange time, one of the unfortunate realities, at least here in the UK, is that when you’re out on the high street, you can’t go into a fitting room to try anything on. All the fitting rooms have a sign that says ‘fitting room closed’. Darn you Covid-19. Trying on clothes is halfContinue reading “How to shop without trying anything on”

The importance of comfortable shoes

I’ve blogged about this before, I’m sure I have, but it’s about time for an update. I’m getting older. We all are. Time marches on and there comes a point when your body, specifically your spine and your feet, say ‘no more’. No more what? No more shoes that leave your feet in agony. I’mContinue reading “The importance of comfortable shoes”

Revamping an old favourite: saving my Coach handbag from the bin

I’m having a massive clearout at the moment. My entire family is – we have to clear out Grandma’s bits and we’re also taking the time to have a good sort out of our own stuff. My eBay selling list has never been so full, and it feels good. Clothes and accessories are part ofContinue reading “Revamping an old favourite: saving my Coach handbag from the bin”

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 28

Today’s post is: what I’m looking forward to in 2019 I’m most looking forward to going to Sheffield again this year. I am spending a week there, so I’ll get enough time to have a good look round the city. There’s also enough time to go up to Leeds, back out to Chatsworth House andContinue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 28”

Alterations: Saving your favourite clothes

Because it’s Valentine’s Day, have All The Pink! Also it’s Wednesday, and on Wednesdays we wear pink, don’t we? I’m on a total pink kick right now as well. I spent far too long in town yesterday trying on pink items of clothing. I didn’t buy any clothes – I did buy some non-pink makeup,Continue reading “Alterations: Saving your favourite clothes”

The Importance of Fit

The more I read, and the more I speak to people, the more it seems that there is a lot of misunderstanding around the word ‘fit’ in relation to clothes. I asked a friend of mine what she thought was meant by the term ‘fit’ and after thinking for a while, she said ‘I guessContinue reading “The Importance of Fit”

Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends

It’s September. Summer is done, and we’re all back at work and school, our vacation days on a sunny Spanish beach just a hazy memory and a collection of slightly blurred Facebook photos. It’s also the month when the autumn/winter fashion really takes over the shops, and the September issues of the fashion magazines areContinue reading “Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends”

Finding Footwear: The Minefield of Shoes

Let me be the first to confess that I, in my youth, made some horrible choices of footwear. I used to wear those awful platform trainer made popular by The Spice Girls. I had a pair of ‘goth’ boots that were the comfiest things in the world but made me look like I wanted toContinue reading “Finding Footwear: The Minefield of Shoes”