Category Archives: Wardrobe Planning

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


Advancing Style Part II

I do hope everyone is enjoying the festive season so far. We had a wonderful time with family and now back home briefly. As I mentioned before I’ve been unexpectedly busy and couldn’t devote the usual time to wardrobe planning – didn’t have a spare moment in fact and had to just throw in stuff from muscle memory ūüôā I know it’s not the way to do it and thankfully it worked out this time. I’ve discovered again that past planning and my current effort with identifying and updating certain areas pay dividends. 99.9% of the time I can use what’s already in my wardrobe plus newer accessories update older items. I particularly like the mix of rich colours and textures above, bronze leather of an old C√©line tote I couldn’t resist some years ago which has proven a practical choice in the UK climate and the bronze adds interest to my classic lines. I’ve said so many times before this H 90 carr√© (Coup de Fouet) goes with everything, all the time, here with a cosy old Burberry lambswool scarf. 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 ….. ūüôā

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Les Hermès

I began in 2011 with the Kelly and continues most recently with the Plumes. It would be very neat to announce ended with such and such a bag but the fact is there are one or two others on my wishlist that may or may never¬†happen for me. In the meantime I must edit nearly half from my collection and in the near future, probably another edit of a handful to leave me with no more¬†12 which I believe is still¬†very indulgent. It is simply because of my love for the Kelly …¬†which I do know will be the majority of my H collection ultimately. Continue reading

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

La Famille Chanel

In the last four years, I guess the biggest change in my bag collection is with Chanel. Let me discuss the factors involved:

  • 2.55, Reissue and Classic styles – these were my main considerations from the start and I came to realise that the Classic suits¬†me and my¬†purpose the least
  • Hardware – the golden hardware is much too blingy for me, I can only wear the vintage 2.55 golden chain and the modern versions are simply too much. It’s not just the gold tone, it’s the very shiny nature of the hardware
  • New styles – the Boy and now the Gabrielle bags do not light my fire. At all.
  • Size¬†– such an obsession of mine – lol – as I mentioned before, I have downsized my wallet and don’t carry that much else on a day to day basis plus I have come to appreciate small bags are simply more me

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