Category Archives: Spring Edit 2014

Spring: 5 Shades of Pale

5SHADES4From a couple of weeks ago when it was still Spring … A few old closet favourites combine with newer putty colour booties by Sam Edelman. Burberry trench feels very easy layered over a simple Gap slouchy rayon tee. The Hermès Lindy in Gris Tourterelle Clemence leather was an extremely lucky find 3 years ago. Continue reading


‘La’ Brique and Safari Green

LABRIQUEKHAKIGREEN2Keeping it real by including my wheely bin in the shots! I’ve been working some more in the garden timing it in between the downpours. Today is glorious and we can fully enjoy the delights of a tidy garden. This is an old safari dress by Oasis, another High Street treasure that comes out every Summer. Continue reading

Denim Skirt and Chambray Shirt

DENIMCHAMBRARY Introducing my second denim skirt, my only other one is a dark denim pencil style with a front pleat that I don’t wear often. This one looks like I’ve had it forever complete with frayed hem and I’m sorry to say it didn’t come from a charity shop – not for lack of looking over the years, believe me! Continue reading

Closet Basics: Cream and Navy

SLKBLSENAVY2I’m subtitling this post,When I Realise the Need for a Casual Navy Bag‘. Yes, I do like black with navy but for a lovely Spring day last week, black seems a tad heavy. I was having a second meeting – the first time I always err on the cautious side and go formal – so something a little more relaxed felt more comfortable and appropriate this time – that’s why it was a no to my navy Kelly 32.

This type of look fits in with the term ‘Business Casual’ and I’m linking to Une Femme d’Un Certain Âge’s post on hers. Mine consists of cream silk georgette Jaeger blouse (it has rows of ruffles on the shoulders), Zara navy pants, Banana Republic beige cardigan jacket, vintage Céline navy belt (this is such a well used treasure, I couldn’t do without it!), Via Spiga white leather slippers and vintage Céline hobo bag in black leather. Continue reading

Shift Dress: Colourblock

COLOURBLOCKThe shift is such a useful and easy to wear style for me. This one is from a couple of years ago now by Vila and I took it on holiday with me where it ended up in a helicopter ride 🙂 I never wore it with heels though and these studded ones are recent by Sam Edelman. When I bought the dress, there were mostly fit and flare skater styles and the fitted sheath shapes available. Since then I’ve found that variations of the shift is my simplest and most flattering option also here. Continue reading

Recent Details

Owning a smartphone allows me to take close up details whenever I feel like it! You know me, always late to the party 🙂

RHPRINCESSE3Chambray Gap Men shirt, Gap 1969 bf jeans, vintage Hermès Princesse Rouge H alligator bag.RHPRINCESSE2The stitches are so tiny, they’re just a bit bigger than the pores. This is the nearest to the true colour in real life, a deep cherry red.TRENCHLILACWHITELilac The Cashmere Company jumper, Gap 1969 bf jeans, vintage Next belt, Burberry Havanne trench, Céline chêvre bag. BURBCELINECamel and Stone.

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