21 Jul 2017
Jump For Joy, It Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Jump For Joy, It Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

Nordstrom are in the midst of their Anniversary sale and it is a good one.

For some reason they choose to discount new merchandise and I have never really understood, but I am not about to argue.


This is the Anniversary sale where I stock up on the basics and replace those pieces that need to freshen up.

My words and writing skills might be in relaxed holiday mode but my ability to find the best deals is alive and well.

However relaxed and out of ‘work synch’ I might be I can always find what she wants in record time :)

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16 Jul 2017
Next Step: Add Some Embroidery

Next Step: Add Some Embroidery

 

What’s next after the all white?

Summer holidays need a clever pack if you are travelling and need to make the most of your pieces.

Carrying too much luggage can be more of a problem than not including enough.

This summer, forget the jeans, it is way too hot to wear those.
Linen pants worn with a peasant blouse make a great alternative to the classic all white.

Add the bracelets or a pair of dingle dangle earrings, a spritz of citrus and it’s a whole new outfit that takes up very little space in the suitcase.

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9 Jul 2017
Scents Of The Summer: Lemon And Orange Blossom

Scents Of The Summer: Lemon And Orange Blossom

 

What scent will You Wear this summer?

I am inspired by Italy, the citrus side of life is heavenly here and so spritzing with an orange blossom scent, or notes of wild mint and lemon seems about right.

 

Fragrance is something so unique and we each have our special loves. For me, it marks a special occasion, a season or a frame of mind.

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5 Jul 2017
Summer In Italy: C Is For Caftan

Summer In Italy: C Is For Caftan

 

C is for caftan and there is nothing more comfortable and fabulous than wearing a caftan.

Summer and caftans go hand in hand.


It’s the season when comfort, colour and exuberance work together, when fashion relaxes and the classics are put aside for the summer holidays.

I am in Italy this summer but it doesn’t matter where we spend the warmer months, a caftan is a wonderful way to dress.

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30 Jun 2017
White Is All You Want: Lace On Lace

White Is All You Want: Lace On Lace


White is all I want on these scorching hot summer days.

We have arrived in Sicily to clear skies, dry temperatures in the 80-90’s and full on sunshine. As much as I love wearing my all black and black and white combinations, today is the day for all white.


In addition to the linen dresses we talked about last week (which are perfect for this European summer travelling)

I have another new favourite,

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27 Jun 2017
Ten Simple Beauty Tricks That Really Work

Ten Simple Beauty Tricks That Really Work

SOMETIMES BEAUTY IS ALL ABOUT THE SMALL AND NOT SO OBVIOUS.

There are many brilliant products and new treatments that are created to make us even more fabulous. Many of them work their miracles, but there are times when I revert to my old fashioned ways.


My mother gave me many tips and other little secrets I have learned along the way.


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Here are my ten best I never fail to fall back on.

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21 Jun 2017
Packing For Paris: What Not To Forget

Packing For Paris: What Not To Forget

What not to forget when packing for Paris? It’s not Prada.

Last weekend I packed for Paris in a ridiculous rush and missed my train. I ended up in the right place hours later but completely frazzled.

I don’t know why as most of the time I am the most organised person I know. Rushing is for others, (I always say) and now I know why.

I made it and had a wonderful time so none of this really matters but I did forget one small item.

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17 Jun 2017
When The Classic Shirt Doesn’t Work, Ring The Bells

When The Classic Shirt Doesn’t Work, Ring The Bells

 

The classic style shirt, button down and slim fitting man style, is brilliant when it suits.

I understand the traditional white shirt is not a keeper for some.

The “classic shirt” doesn’t suit us all and we need alternatives to adapt and work for us.
Finding the right shape in a shirt can be difficult and when I find one I really think works it can feel like hitting the jackpot.

I have long admired those women who wrap themselves languidly in a man’s shirt and slink about. A look I would love to emulate but…

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