Travel: Dinner

ORCHIDSOne of the highlights of being away from home is getting together with old friends and enjoying the time like we just saw them yesterday. On this occasion we went for a dinner in beautiful surroundings and couldn’t ask for more. Continue reading

Better Late Than Never: Printed Pants

Oh I’ve admired this trend from afar for at least a couple of years – an age in fashion terms! In fact it’s no longer a *trend* :-) But I never found a print in the colours and scale I like until I saw these by French Connection from this post.

FCPANTSI was very surprised since it’s French Connection where I hadn’t shopped for decades and that the print turned out to be an exotic, Oriental type often found on sarongs so it felt instantly familiar and right. I’m very careful with prints in general since the scale and colours most often don’t work for me. Casual version with flats and tee also below. Continue reading

Travel: Plane Easy

AIRPORT2014 Wrecked but we made it to the airport minus a couple of things forgetten in the rush – this is not my usual mode I must point out, however, it was beyond my control and lesson learnt for future preventative measures :-) So the chinos and shirt combination won for long haul travel wear and very comfy it was too. Continue reading

Stripes, Yellow and Grey

YELLOWSTRIPES4I read Sharron’s post on her blog Style At Every Age featuring yellow and grey the other day here and really liked it realising I could do something similar – I love yellow! This is a silk sleeveless blouse by Banana Republic from a couple of years ago also here and here. It feels lovely and has some great classic details such as the mini epaulettes, breast pockets and covered button fastening. I like all these details because it means the item will be a decent quality. The silk is washable too. Continue reading