Tag Archives: Bally

Closet Additions: New Pants

NEWPANTS4I’ve been after wide leg pants for a while and finally found some to match my criteria here. They are softly tailored, machine washable and required no alterations whatsoever. Continue reading


Winter Denim Skirt

DENIMSKIRT2To be honest, I forgot about wearing a denim skirt layered up for Winter – it stuck in my mind as a Spring/Summer item which doesn’t make sense for someone who chooses ‘transeasonal’ clothes where possible or at least considers the potential for such wear. Continue reading

Country Bumpkin Double Check

DOUBLECHECK3On a really cold and windy day, I’m looking as old country bumpkin as I care to but at least I’m warm and comfy.DOUBLECHECK2Vintage coat by Eastex also here is always an easy throw over and feels like a blanket. Continue reading

Winter Cosy and the Shoulder Strap

TEASSo nice to have family together to enjoy tea and cake in between mega feasts. From oven to table, homemade banana cake which was half devoured in the seconds it took for me to snap the photo.GRANDETENUEHermès Grande Tenue shawl tied twice around the neck. Continue reading

Cashmere Layers

THALAJEANS Linking to Patti’s blog Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday #142

It’s cold and time to layer up! H Thalassa cashmere/silk mix shawl also here, H&M Men camel jumper, Mango cashmere cardi, Gap 1969 bf jeans, vintage M&S belt and vintage Kelly. I long dismissed the shawl for 2 reasons: I thought the size would overwhelm my frame and what is the point of having a cashmere mix with silk? Needless to say I was terribly wrong on both counts. Continue reading

Texture, Check Scarf + Cape Effect

ARANPARKACASHMEREAnd so the cold arrived and time to bring out the Aran knit, warm coats and scarf. I really love this navy Aran jumper, very comfortable to wear and warm without being stifling if you layer with a thermal vest underneath. I think it must be because it’s cotton. Continue reading

Spring Basics: 3 x Pencil Skirts


Linking to Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday!

We’re enjoying the last bit of time before normal chaos routine starts next week 🙂 I love wearing skirts all the year round and recently Jill of Everything Just So and Adrienne of A Rich Life (on a budget) featured skirts on their fantastic ‘How I Wear My..’ series.

So this is my first pencil skirt outfit of the holidays. The nautical knit jacket is Banana Republic from a year ago here and the grey wool skirt is also BR from 2 years before that so you know I’m still mixing.PENCILWith the navy version of the little vintage lambswool jumper by M&S (camel colour here), white Rag & Bone brogues and vintage bamboo handle croco bag.DGPENCILSecond outfit with the floral pattern D&G – this is the only item of the brand I own and the fit is very nice indeed. On this occasion dressed down with a camel cotton jumper by H&M Men and Cobra Society slippers. Continue reading