The Kelly Sport is a variation on the sellier construction that’s taller with no flap also here. Mine is the medium size in black box leather with goldtone hardware. There is a smaller size that looks cute worn cross body. Introuducing the replacement Crombie coat style, by Max Mara in a dark moleskin grey colour. Sorry for the lack of morning light! Continue reading
I was so looking forward to bringing out the Hermès cashmere/silk shawls. This was my first of two from last year and they certainly worked very well for me. My neck always get cold so scarves and shawls are essential. It’s also a way to indulge in ‘everyday luxury’. Continue reading
As the temperature continues to drop slowly but surely, my colour palette darkens first with accessories then the clothes. And out comes the delicate blush cashmere by Eric Bompard also here to retain some lightness.
I feel very confident and comfortable in this outfit and variations of. My Kelly is the perfect companion for the whole day! Um, sorry about the bad feet positioning! Continue reading
In comfy holiday mode of jeans, shirt and long cardi with double scarf to keep warm. The check shirt is Gap Boy in a traditional navy and bottle green. Cardi by Mango, Banana Republic orange scarf, Hermès silk scarf, vintage Gucci belt, Sam Edelman ankle boots and Céline bag.Topped off with the Cos coat. Besides the casual outwear from the Men’s and Kid’s department, this is the only coat I’ve ever bought new from the shops, all my other ones are at least pre-owned or very vintage. I’ve tried the coats from the High Street shops every season and every season I can never do justice to them! Except this one by Cos which not much can beat for quality and cut at this price point. Continue reading
I’m glad this cocoon coat by Cos has stood the test of time from here and here. I love coats so much and think they set the tone for every Autumn/Winter season. The classics will always be worthwhile investments for pulling on without having to think. It’s also nice to see if there are newer shapes, textures and colours around that may also last. Continue reading
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I love green and was immediately taken by this Cos dress in the sales last year. It’s pure cotton, unlined, machine washable and amazingly well made. And it has sleeves! The style is retro, like a ‘sack’ dress from the 50’s. The zip pockets add a little modernity. I liked how it looked with my Prada platform wedges – I usually only wear them away on holiday. These wedges are old and made with white leather and woven straw. Yes, the dress is really, really green 🙂 Continue reading
This is an outfit I would not have been able to put together if we’re having a normal Spring. I would have just thrown on a cardigan and trench if wet but because it’s very cold still, I had to think about the layers. A jumper and cardi combination would be slightly too warm and bulky so it has to be a slouchy tee and a jacket – at last! I’ve wanted to wear my jackets much more but since most of them are tailored, they tend to look too formal and the biker/moto jackets don’t really suit either. Continue reading
Ah yes, Spring in UK has sprung more snow! I used to dislike Winter so much until I realised the key is simply to keep warm and it’s a welcome bonus if you can look vaguely smart at the same time but warmth is definitely priority. I’m a tropical creature by nature and always feel the cold. My nearest and dearest is convinced I’m the missing link between reptile and human! Continue reading
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Late to the party, as usual! It’s just a little baby step for me but I am trying something new and scary – pattern mixing. Usually I wear plain colours so this marinière is already a pattern statement. I didn’t feel like using any of my usual scarves so pulled out this Hermès twilly I was saving to wrap around the bag handle. It has a few different colours and patterns in it already and so easy to wear!
I think I’ve got a bit of texture mixing going on as well! You can see the bound buttonholes of my Cos coat – really, who does this nowadays? This is a uniform of sorts, jumper, pencil skirt and knee boots. I had no trouble running my errands and feeling dressed enough at the same time – I’m so going to use the twilly again!
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This is in fact a grey wool dress by Cacharel (the skirt part is unlined and as it’s really a Spring garment the skirt tends to stick a little to tights), light enough to layer my Zara cable jumper over the top – I like to do this with my dresses if I can for maximum usage. The bag is vintage, Italian leather and make in the same style as my Céline box bags. Just seen are my gold tone Kenneth Jay Lane cuff (above the bag) and vintage necklace. The Accidental Oversized Coat for a freezing day! I love that it’s roomy enough for a thick jumper without making me feel too bulky. I boots aren’t patent but they always look super shiny in photos. After more than two decades of trial and error, getting dressed has never been easier!
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