Shoe Story

CCThese are Chanel flat sandals – more about them later.

I stopped wearing court shoes/pumps basically when I didn’t have to look corporate anymore. The style don’t suit my feet and whilst I never suffered as much as some others, it was always a struggle to find styles that were both comfortable and stylish. Hence in my London living days pounding the pavements of Bond, Oxford, Regent Streets, I mostly wore ankle boots and variations on the sling back or Mary Jane styles (mainly from Bally). After the baby years aka The Fashion Wilderness, I found myself trying to get back into court shoes again – Louboutins was just about everywhere then – but thankfully it was not to be. Inevitably there was a reaction to the red soles and more comfortable styles started to be more available (in my tiny size too!) such as brogues, flat courts with pointy toes (more substantial than the ballerinas), loafer and slipper styles soon followed. Fabulous – no more compromising on comfort for style! I don’t think our feet have ever had it so good! Continue reading

Cheesecake and Rugby

CHEESECAKE2 This was a slice of Mango and Coconut cheesecake I enjoyed the other day as a little treat after lunch. It’s a new combination of flavours to me and it was delicious – light and fragrant. The weather continues to be changeable and I find the cashmere cardi indispensable.17MAY2I never thought to ever be associated with anything remotely ‘Rugby’ and it just happens to be the name of this Hermès bag that’s a favourite during Spring/Summer/Holiday. It’s a long-ish wide little bag that’s deceptively roomy yet neat. It’s also here, here and here. Continue reading

Pattern and Colour Match

WHITESHIRTYou know these sandals, they match the colours in the floral print silk trousers also here. It’s an easy kind of pattern clashing I can get away with as someone who does not wear colourful clothes generally. As before, I never thought about these trousers when I bought the shoes! Continue reading


ZING A Sunday lunch en famille on a beautiful warm Spring Day required some zing! I hadn’t planned on the blue and the lime together as the cardigan, denim skirt and wedge heel sandals were bought years apart. I see it as a sign I am finally on the right track to a cohesive and relevant closet. Continue reading


SPRINGThere’s no denying it anymore – I have gained something like 6kg in the last year and it has to go back to wherever it came from! It may not sound like much but I would need to grow taller by at least 60cm to spread that extra weight out:-) Honestly I have never dieted my whole life and I am not about to start now in my 49th year. Well because I am 49 this year, it becomes harder to maintain a stable weight. OK, it’s harder to maintain anything really …. Continue reading