From my Instagram: ‘Old and new’ is pretty much what I wear all the time, from the earliest days of vintage and second hand discoveries as a young student from out of town (way, way out!) in London. Still now, as I curate and edit my wardrobe a little more diligently (thank you ladysarahinlondon), there are small treasures to re-discover. Continue reading
I haven’t done a round up of looks that inspire me for a long while, mainly because I haven’t had the time to look around until now. The outfit above is just wonderfully elegant, ultra simple, monochrome + tan bag, yet it’s luxe, womanly and fresh. That bag! I love how the beautiful shoes echo little tweed short jacket. Continue reading
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
UPDATE: the dresses above are the ones I ended up with … and edited out more than this from my wardrobe! I’m really pleased with this ‘set’ as it gives me a lot of versatility and they are incredibly easy to wear – a factor that’s becoming most important to me.
Far left, a denim shift still available here is a must in my dresses collection, with long sleeves and pockets as well means it’s ideal (in fact all these dresses have pockets!). The yellow linen dress is a proper curry yellow and such a flattering shape (this style seems to be come up small to size so I sized up) here on final reduction. The lovely russet red dress is even better than expected, it’s a few inches above my ankles so a great addition for me also on final sale here. Alas the green dress is sold out but the same style is available in different colours here. It’s a flattering fit and simply pops over the head.
Though Summer seems to have deserted us again, I can still wear each of the dresses layered up and/or with warmer shoes going into Autumn which can be pretty warm afterall. Yikes, can’t believe I wrote ‘Autumn’ already!
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So happy to use my Trim 30 in purple Chèvre (I forgot the exact colour name). Strangely matching the bench upholstery at a pub where I met a friend for lunch on a baking hot Summer’s day. Continue reading
Turning 5 0 is making me re evaluate and re consider many different aspects of life and a very small part of course is about how I dress. Continue reading
I’ve always loved how straw bags have so many happy associations: holidays, Summer, countryside, picnics, carefree … In fact I find the woven texture interesting in itself. Introducing my trio of Summer joy. You get the idea of the size of the bags next to my tiny espadrilles. Continue reading