17 Aug 2017
Side Swipe, I Mean Side Stripe

Side Swipe, I Mean Side Stripe


I have had a crush on the side stripe for a while now.

There was a great pair of velvet track style pants in my wardrobe with satin stripes for some time. They worked in so many ways, until they didn’t. That was more about a fabric split than a style malfunction.


A new pair is definitely in order.

Let’s think of these trousers as an addition to our ‘black and white’ dressing rather than as humble athletic pants.

That ship sailed a while ago.

The side stripe pant may have its origins in sportswear but it is a pant to be worn everywhere and in a variety of ways.

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1 Aug 2017
Forever Black And White

Forever Black And White


Black and white is forever.

Not only black and white beautiful images that stand the test of time, like these of French actress Jeanne Moreau, but in our fashion.


Black and white, together, alone or one on top of the other, is an easy one to get right.

Wearing black and white doesn’t require a whole lot of finesse or mind numbing decision making.

It is a foolproof combination.

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26 Jul 2017
Khaki (once called olive) Is The New Black

Khaki (once called olive) Is The New Black

 

Who would have thought there could be a crush on olive?

It doesn’t seem right.


I don’t actually think of olive as olive, I think of the sludgy, slightly dull but very flattering soft shade of green as khaki.


Khaki has become my new black.

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23 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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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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