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Stripes, Yellow and Grey

YELLOWSTRIPES4I read Sharron’s post on her blog Style At Every Age featuring yellow and grey the other day here and really liked it realising I could do something similar – I love yellow! This is a silk sleeveless blouse by Banana Republic from a couple of years ago also here and here. It feels lovely and has some great classic details such as the mini epaulettes, breast pockets and covered button fastening. I like all these details because it means the item will be a decent quality. The silk is washable too. Continue reading

Lilac and Neutrals

LILACDALVY I’m still loving the year’s wardrobe mixing and matching task! This lilac cotton top is vintage by Escada bought many years ago together with a mint colour version and they have both had a lot of use. Skirts are a very important part of my wardrobe all year round particularly in Spring/Summer. This one is by Massimo Dutti from last year also here and here. I’m so pleased to have rediscovered the old sleeveless shirts to go with it now. Continue reading

Denim Skirt and Chambray Shirt

DENIMCHAMBRARY Introducing my second denim skirt, my only other one is a dark denim pencil style with a front pleat that I don’t wear often. This one looks like I’ve had it forever complete with frayed hem and I’m sorry to say it didn’t come from a charity shop – not for lack of looking over the years, believe me! Continue reading

Closet Basics: Cream and Navy

SLKBLSENAVY2I’m subtitling this post,When I Realise the Need for a Casual Navy Bag‘. Yes, I do like black with navy but for a lovely Spring day last week, black seems a tad heavy. I was having a second meeting – the first time I always err on the cautious side and go formal – so something a little more relaxed felt more comfortable and appropriate this time – that’s why it was a no to my navy Kelly 32.

This type of look fits in with the term ‘Business Casual’ and I’m linking to Une Femme d’Un Certain ร‚ge’s post on hers. Mine consists of cream silk georgette Jaeger blouse (it has rows of ruffles on the shoulders), Zara navy pants, Banana Republic beige cardigan jacket, vintage Cรฉline navy belt (this is such a well used treasure, I couldn’t do without it!), Via Spiga white leather slippers and vintage Cรฉline hobo bag in black leather. Continue reading

Closet Basic: Grey Bf Jeans

PINKYELLOWI’m trying to be a better gardener and getting close to nature on my hands and knees weeding ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s progress for someone who doesn’t really ‘do’ outside in this way and a way to force myself to overcome lifelong phobias – yes it’s all true – gardening is very therapeutic!PINKROSES Sadly, they’re unscented – my wildest dream would be to have a garden bursting with fragrant blooms all year round! Then, maybe I’d be more ‘outdoors-y’. Continue reading