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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11 Aug 2017
Bronze, Bronzed And Bronzer: The How To

Bronze, Bronzed And Bronzer: The How To

Bronzer and I have a love/hate relationship.

It’s 50/50 whether we can make it out together.


Sometimes a dab or two of ‘sun kissed magic’ can do wonders and at other times, I can look as if I have had a mud bath. It’s a tough product to apply but when worn well, it is genius.


I don’t want the sun on my face, but I do if you see what I mean.

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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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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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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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