We came back from holiday and shortly after went off to the South coast of England for a couple of days. The way there on the road was pretty boring. It was only when we got nearer the coast in the late afternoon that the scenery became more interesting.If you look closely, there’s a little windmill on the hill to the left of centre. I absolutely love the UK countryside! Continue reading
Linking to Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday – with something a little different from me this time!
As promised this is the result of my ‘Formal Attire’ occasion. Above is the navy blue jersey dress by ASOS. I was pretty decided on not buying anything designer or super expensive, afterall it’s not going to be a work horse item for me 🙂 Everything else I already owned, however I did purchase some new make up stuff that’s long overdue.
So, you see how I’m a couple of feet shorter than the model 😉 Continue reading
Linking to Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday
I’ve been dying to wear this dress by Pepe Jeans. It has long bell sleeves and a self tie belt. Now the weather’s brighter, it feels right with a cosy knit and suede boots. The Céline Micro size is pretty big looking against my frame with ample space for everything – I was pleasantly surprised it matches a colour in my dress! Continue reading
I broke out the Gap pale wash bf jeans and they feels super comfortable! The sun was out so I felt compelled to choose light colours but had to continue layering due to the cold. I should be able to wear just a shirt at this time of year and white canvas high tops! *Mumble, grumble at the weather…* The jumper is Zara Girls seen here and here, cashmere cardigan is Dean & White here, here and here. Continue reading
Even though I don’t follow fashion and rarely buy anything ‘fashionable’ or ‘current season’, I love the shows and seeing themes and what the designers have to offer as much as anyone else. My personal preference is for a classic wardrobe that by definition should not date or go out of fashion but it sure as hell gets boring! Fortunately I know it’s possible to add key pieces to update a basic closet and inject some much needed freshness from time to time, the trick is knowing what they are. I was thinking about this when I read Garance Doré’s post The Hat – if Garance, in the middle of all fashion worlds, finds it hard to spot something both fantastic and enduring for herself, what hope is there for the rest of us?
Some favourite combinations of Autumn/Winter: Continue reading
I’ve always liked the layered look on others but never managed to achieve it consistently for myself so as one of my Closet Resolutions for this year, I put ‘Layering’ on the to do list. Quite by chance it’s finally happening for me! In fact I can cross off most if not everything on the list surprisingly enough. I never thought I’d manage it and within the year. I mean the list was really an aide-mémoire and although I could have made more of a conscious effort, I just hoped it would all happen as I worked through my closet and seasons. There was no rush but at 45 I feel there isn’t a whole lot of time before I start stressing about matching my outfit to my walking frame – that is if I’m still in control of my faculties by then lol!
I’m wearing a knitted dress by Isabella Oliver, my first purchase. It has short sleeves so perfect for the Spring/Summer and on mild Winter days like today. Sadly, I’m not too impressed with the quality: it shrank slightly in a cold wash and looks worn in even though this is the first time I’ve put it on. Two items from the Men’s department -Chambray shirt is Gap and this H&M parka is so fantastic, I don’t know how I lived without them before!
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