23 May 2017
Wanted: New Fleet Jacket

Wanted: New Fleet Jacket

Fleet jacket, army jacket, Field Jacket, camouflage jacket; whatever the name, I need a new one.

If there is one piece in my wardrobe to justify my, “cost per wear’ philosophy it is this one.

I wear this style of jacket in a series of weights over just about everything.

This season I have seen the embroidery trend take the lead over the brass buttons and the more simple camouflage style; I still like the military feel of an oversized button and equally I find the simple version extremely wearable.

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20 May 2017
How To Wear The Shirtdress

How To Wear The Shirtdress

The shirtdress has been around forever and it is the one dress I need right now.

The shirtdress is one of those dresses that works with so much, goes anywhere and saves the day mid-season. Another “what will I wear when I don’t know what to wear masterpiece”.

I have been having a lot of those days recently and I have been searching for something new and different to wear. I love my suits and black pants/ blouse “uniform” but I need a break. Not forever, it will be only for a moment. The tailored and I are soul mates.

The shirtdress is it.


Here is the trick,

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14 May 2017
Who Would Have Thought: The Hoodie

Who Would Have Thought: The Hoodie

Yes, the hoodie has made a comeback.

The hoodie has always been a gym staple but now its turf has widened and it is being worn out and about as fashion piece.

Can I even believe “hoodie” is in my vocabulary let alone I would be mentioning them here?



Truth time.

I wasn’t sure about this idea at all. Like all “new” trends I like to look and see before I adopt them.
I wasn’t convinced I could wear one and not look like I was in my exercise clothes.


Wrong, I can and I am.
I actually think they work and what’s more, I like them.

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10 May 2017
Can We Ever Have Too Much Denim?

Can We Ever Have Too Much Denim?

Too much denim? I think the answer is a resounding, NO.

I love denim, always have and always will. How about you?

Denim is an ageless fabric that can be crafted up in so many ways to suit so many different shapes and sizes.
Presumably that was its attraction when it was first created, an enduring fabric to fashion for practicality and durability.

When I think about the amount of denim to come through my doors over the decades for not only the children, and myself but also for David I cannot believe one fabric can have so many re-incarnations.

Our denim stories must include pretty much every whim and trim on the market.

From memory my first pair snaked over my pudgy frame at the age of ten; I didn’t care about how they looked, I was much less sensible then ;)

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23 Apr 2017
Here A Tassel, There A Tassel

Here A Tassel, There A Tassel


Do you love a tassel as much as I do?

Tassels and trimmings seem to have disappeared from interiors today; trends are crisper, simpler and if a detail is to be seen it’s more like a piping.


One trend for tassels I have noticed is earrings.

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20 Apr 2017
The Tuxedo: Still Borrowing From The Boys

The Tuxedo: Still Borrowing From The Boys

There is one other piece I borrow from the boys.

The tuxedo jacket.

For all the same reasons I find the suit a most brilliant of wardrobe pieces so is the tuxedo jacket.

It’s part of the same family but can stand alone; the tux is an ideal travelling companion and can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go.

It is an ageless, season-less and permanently in fashion piece.

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29 Mar 2017
3 Things We Need To Know

3 Things We Need To Know

3 things we need to know, Starting with pink.

There are 3 things we need to know about the coming spring/summer fashion season.

At the start of every season I like to analyse the trends.

I see what’s up and coming, what has been given the thumbs down and what I like and those ideas I don’t believe will work for us.

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