Category Archives: closet

Closet: The Audit Part MMVXIII

My initial closet audit or re-organisation that began in 2010 was such a large task triggered by lifestyle and location changes during which time I moved house twice in 6 months, that it took until 2014 before reaching a more satisfactory point and then I moved again 3 years ago. Continue reading

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The Big Freeze 2018

As promised, this is how the sheepskin gilet looks on me, seen here during a very snowed covered day earlier this week – photo by my Teen Girl who was home because her school was closed.We already enjoyed an amount of ice and snow this Winter and now there’s another spell of snow and sub zero temperatures. I’ve never owned outerwear for extremely cold weather because these conditions used to last only a short period of time and did not occur every year. As you know I am a coat addict and love the range of outerwear that one needs for the UK climate! Continue reading

2017 – where did you go?

 It’s a natural phenomenon, the older one gets, the faster the years shoot by … all the more reason to make the most of every moment of everyday. Hello again! Apologies for not being able to keep up with everyone… trust all is well.

I must start with this photo of Alicia Vikanda at an airport. I mean, not only is it super flying style but the individual pieces are such lovely, classic basics made more current with the Céline heeled loafers: beautiful coat, mannish and luxe, y’all know my addiction to coats, layering of light weight jumper and tee, slim straight jeans and the gorgeous loafers that look so comfy. Continue reading

Closet Audit: Autumn – Winter 2017

I aim for simple, fuss free outfits that in no way impedes me when I’m on the go or require any kind of readjustment throughout the day. They also must reflect myself and what I love. I found these wonderful looks from the The Purse Forum where these super stylish ladies stopped me in my tracks with their modern classic outfits. They happen to be carrying H bags but honestly I adore their outfits all the same without! The above tailored trousers/check coat/boot combo is very much my go to staple. The metallic leather give the woollens a boost. Is this lady wearing double velvet? I can’t see if her trousers are also velvet or maybe a very fine baby cord – no matter – this is such a lovely cosy look in delicious colours – pink and rust – who knew? Neutral everything else though.Same lady, with a much deeper pink and rust cords for sure this time and neutral accessories. A dark chocolate brown bag never looked so good!  MUST find out who she is LOL! A variation of her look and how effortless she makes it appear.I’ve been a fan of this lady for the longest time and seeing a photo of her with a tiny Toolbox years ago ignited my interest in this bag then. It does’t appear that she has a blog or is on IG but there are stacks of photos of her online happily and all of them, absolutely all of them are great! I love beige and buff shades, here she keeps them fresh with pure white and a little bit of black plus a dash of bright. Simple when you know how. I must remember to put in thigh high splits into all my long skirts ….. 🙂

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Transeasonal: Leather jacket

My outfit the other day when I was out of the house the entire day and evening in different places indoors and outdoors. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, this Coup de Fouet scarf features a lot! The fact is it went with everything when I first got it and it continues to do so after nearly 4 years. And I still love wearing it. The leather jacket hasn’t been worn much at all in 3 years but that’s fast changing all of a sudden this year. Continue reading

Closet Additions: Investment Pieces 2017

It’s an individual thing of course and I wanted to share my own investments this year. Bear in mind that I like to wear and use my things as much as possible. Many years ago I decided there was no point in keeping anything for ‘best’ – seeing and using lovely things make me happy. And looking at how my life has evolved in that time, my list of investment pieces has shrunk considerably – thank goodness! Continue reading