Tag Archives: Jil Sander

Tailored to the Snow

BLUESBLACKThis must be one of my most mixed up outfits in terms of number of brands – 11 in total including sunglasses! And that’s how I like it. So April brings snow and not the usual rain showers though you can’t quite see it in the photo. The temperature was barely above freezing but by now, I’ve had quite enough practice dressing warmly without resorting to eiderdown, fleece nor quilting 🙂

A simple J Crew long sleeve tee, vintage Escada cashmere cardigan, wool Crombie coat by Tommy Hilfiger, Zara peg top trousers, patent leather brogues by Apologie, finished off with Banana Republic cashmere stole wrapped around 3 times, vintage Topshop beret, Hermès belt, old M&S leather gloves and Versace studded bag that’s proved to be pretty weatherproof.

Spring Edit 2013: trousers and brogues

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Winter Pales and Hermès Barenia Evelyne

WINTERPALESorry for the blurry photo but it was such a dark and damp morning! To dispel the gloominess I like to wear pale colours in Winter. Everything I’m wearing is either vintage when I got it or several years old except for the bf Gap jeans and the wedge booties.

The vintage Hermès Evelyne bag is so lovely and the Barenia leather’s simply dreamy! It looks quite a large bag on me and alas even though I’m small, I still need to carry the same amount of stuff as everyone else. There are different versions of the shoulder strap and mine is non adjustable so fortunately it’s the right length for me. A little more about it here

I make a point never to wish time away because it goes by so very fast but for a moment let’s just pretend it’s Spring already!

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Petite Fashion Challenge #17: Candy Colorized

The Challenge: Candy Colorized
Take a bowl full of colorful candies (M&Ms, Jolly Ranchers, jelly beans, etc.), close your eyes, and draw 2-3 pieces.  Now use those colors (+ a neutral of your choosing) to form the basis for your ensemble.
**Extra brownie points if you post more than 1 colorful ensemble or if you add a DIY element (because I love DIYs so much!) :D**
Oh I welcome any opportunity to wear colour as a reformed neutrals junkie! I love reviving neutral pieces with colour and not just by using little bits of accessories either but whole items that I’m starting to build up. I drew a PINK, ORANGE AND YELLOW and my neutral is NAVY.
This is an easy jersey pencil skirt in hot pink with a navy cotton sweater for everyday.
I managed to combine the orange and yellow in an outfit for dinner.
This is more of rust than orange and the shoes are a very soft yellow but they were the closest I have at hand.
I need to have more candy brights!
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Summer Wedge, Blue and Chinos

As we seem to lose the actual seasons, transeasonal outfits are becoming more the norm for me. This works as well with my metallic flats if I have a lot of walking to do. The suede wedges buckles all the way up the ankle. I don’t normally consider suede footwear but these are for ‘Summer’, are very comfortable and have that extra bit of interest in the buckles for me.

I’ve been trying to revamp my footwear collection over the last few months. Apart from the difficulties of finding the right size, certain popular styles simply don’t suit me or are too classic and don’t work with my already classic outfits. Not only have I found accessories are so very important, but shoes that are just a little out of the ordinary make the difference between me feeling ‘meh’ in an outfit to feeling great!

Autumn Sneak Peek: Pea Coat and Wedges

A positive thing about this June weather is I can show a sneak peak of what I’ll be wearing in the coming Autumn – the proper one that’s roughly September – November – not now, uh in June…

I’ve been looking for grey boots for ages and originally thought knee high as per my usual but happy to find these fleece lined wedge ankle boots. They couldn’t be plainer and that’s how I want them to be.

I love the short pea coat – it was hard choosing it as I have so many coats already but not a pea coat which is a classic afterall. The gold buttons are beautiful and the fit almost perfect.

Stripey, Summery and Bright

{Glum face} Oh, I’m not at all sure about this H&M Girls dress. I bought it for my Tween girl (in her absence) but only a size bigger was available hoping it might run small and fit her – it doesn’t so I tried it on. It’s such a lovely weight jersey with a slash neckline and pockets. It’s certainly shorter than I would normally wear….this is very graphic….and the most stripes I’ve seen since our recent trip to the zoo….

{Happy face} Well…….if it’s just for holidays and the beach, a few extra inches of leg wouldn’t kill me especially for the sake of keeping cool. I’ll only be too happy to use my vintage Celine shoulder bag and Tanner Krolle clutch. These sandals are so comfy, I forgot I had them on! Yes, I’m ready now, Summer holidays, bring it on!

Dress, Wedge Trainers and Parkas

Here’s the longer parka which doesn’t really work with the length of the dress unless I belt it in.

I wanted to try out ways to integrate key casual pieces with dressier items. This navy linen button through dress is a Summer staple normally worn on its own with strappy sandals but *sigh* the strong winds continue to keep temperatures low enough to throw on my short parka. I’m hoping the wedge trainers are like an update on the tennis shoes worn with little Summer dresses in the 60’s/70’s? I was looking for a sporty looking belt but I have nothing like an elasticated or webbing belt that I’ve forgotten about finding. I’m a belt junkie and have dozens collected over the decades.