Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Job opportunity at Aspire Style Oxford!

Fancy working for Aspire Style?  We're currently recruiting for a Junior Manager in our Oxford shop.  The role is 5 days a week including Sundays, but no Saturdays.  Please email us at if you're interested.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Greeting cards now available online at Aspire Style!

What's better than sending your friend/family member/love of your life a present from Aspire Style?  Sending them a present from Aspire Style AND a card!  We now have a large range of greeting cards online for all occasions, be they birthday, retirement, or general well-wishes, as well as a plentiful selection of very pretty blank cards you can fill with your own sentiment!

I have become my mother in the sense that I now buy cards I like and horde them.  I tell myself that it's handy to have a stash in case I suddenly remember someone's birthday at the last minute, but if I'm honest, I like the cards too much to share.  Here are some of my favourites from our range available online:

If you would like us to send someone a card on your behalf, let us know by emailing when you place your order and we'll see what we can do for you!  And we'll use our very best handwriting, promise.

Until next time,


Friday, 18 June 2010

Friday Floral Fix - Ruby Belle rose bustier dress

I'm not sure it's possibly to get more feminine and floral than this beautiful rose bustier dress (only £39!) by Ruby Belle:

It's actually amazingly comfortable, owing to a stretchy back panel, and looks great either dressed down with a tan belt and gladiators, or smartened up with heels and pearls.  As that man on Big Brother would say, You Decide!  You can't accuse me of not being down with pop culture.

Until next time,


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

What to Wear Wednesdays - boho beauty

This outfit was very much inspired by our lovely merchandiser Sassi, who is responsible for creating all the beautiful windows in our Stratford and Warwick shops.  She can basically wear anything and look amazing.  The dress in today's What to Wear Wednesday is the Main Stage dress, by new Aspire brand T Style (check out their other items in our brand new New in section), and Sassi wore it so well that I had to make an outfit featuring it for you.  Here's Sass in it...

And here's today's outfit!

Those awesome gladiator sandals are also new in, and an absolute bargain at £29, and the Flutters and Fancies satchel is the most recent addition to the popular Flutters and Fancies range.  Tr├Ęs boho chic!

Until next time,


Friday, 11 June 2010

Friday Football Fix - England flag

To celebrate the start of the 2010 World Cup, Friday Floral Fix has become Friday Football Fix for one week only!  Plus, instead of one item, you get loads.  That's what I call value for money (and an attempt to make up for the lack of What to Wear Wednesday this week):

England flag

Apologies to our customers from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and everywhere else in the world.  Why not make your own flag over at Polyvore?  Even if you don't like football, it's FUN.

Enjoy the World Cup!

Until next time,


Friday, 4 June 2010

Friday Floral Fix - Irregular Choice Flick Flack kettle bag

I carry a lot of stuff around with me (quite often in on of our lovely canvas bags; I'm like a walking advert) so I like big handbags.  This Flick Flack kettle bag (£65) by Irregular Choice is a wonderful size for all your bits and pieces so you can appease your inner Mary Poppins without looking like a bag lady!

It also comes in red:

And if you love a bit of co-ordination, we've got the matching shoes too (£69):

Mary would be proud.

Until next time,


Mary Poppins image courtesy of