Tag Archives: Camel

Pastels and Spring Tweed

PASTEL2Last outfits using my neighbour’s fence as backdrop. Ever. We moved, before finishing unpacking or anything, launched straight into sleepover party mode for Teen’s belated birthday celebration and big family gathering for Easter! Vintage Wetherall tweed coat in sky sblue/cream/beige also here, is a perfect cover up for Spring. It takes a while for me to peel off the layers and I’m still wearing a thermal vest under The Cashmere Company jumper. Continue reading


Mannish Classics and Colours

MANNISH14CLOSE Linking to Patti’s blog Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday

I really like mannish elements balanced with a little femininity. This is a variation of my Winter outfit here, here and for Spring here. Continue reading

Casual Luxe

SPRINGKHAKI5So how is Spring where you are? I expected to be wearing dresses and skirts by now but no, it’s the jeans and booties combo again due to the cold, rain and high winds whipping my hair!

SPRINGKHAKIAnd essential parka! This is by Gap Men, it’s all cotton, unlined, buttoned through and fabulous because of the secure zipped detachable hood, lovely pockets and being machine washable – can’t ask for more! Continue reading

Spring Layers

SPRING As we bask in glorious sunshine and temperatures in the teens, I still hang on to my layers – it takes more than that to have me strip! I wore a long sleeve thermal vest under the Zara Kids cotton jumper, Theory wool flannel crop pants, socks and suede wedge booties. I didn’t need a coat but hung on to the scarf 🙂 I have not managed to get the Spring stuff ready yet beyond a collection of lists in my notebook.

That was yesterday and today is even warmer so I’m wearing my denim dress with bare legs – yay! Hope you’re enjoying good weather this weekend too!

Thanks for reading!

Selvedge Indigo and Camel

RAWANDCAMEL3Another Winter of another year, but the same blue cashmere scarf (Banana Republic) and trusty vintage camel coat 🙂 It’s a single breasted coat but I wear it as a wrap over because it’s almost 2 sizes too big (first bought it post babies etc..). This year I’m wearing it with Gap 1969 selvedge jeans (button fly) and grey fleece lined wedges. I suppose the turn ups look almost part of the booties.RAWANDCAMEL4It’s all neutral today and this is when I like a black bag as a contrast to the camel. You can see the studs on the base, Ferragamo did this before Alexander Wang was a twinkle in his parents’ eye! Continue reading

Tweed, Camel and Kelly

My ‘Little Photographer’ had a giggle knowing she took this photo when I wasn’t ready!

This is a vintage Jaeger tweed jacket that is so warm and in perfect condition. I think it must be from the 70’s or very early 80’s before shoulder pads took over everything. I love tweed but have to ‘cheat’ to make sure I keep the general bulk to a minimum. The cut and details are superb and I always think how much care and attention they used to put into tailored clothes in the old days. The camel skirt is by S Max Mara and is one of my go to Winter skirts. I adore the leather of these old Bally pull on boots. I generally don’t like a big gap between the hemline and the top of the boots. And the Kelly fits right in – I feel like I’ve always had her.