9 Aug 2015
Inspired by #23: Christian Dior

Inspired by #23: Christian Dior

“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion; a ‘little black frock’ is essential to a woman’s wardrobe.” Christian Dior

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7 Aug 2015
On Or Off The Shoulder

On Or Off The Shoulder



On or off the shoulder?

This summer season I have seen so many pretty off the shoulder blouses.
Tempting but tricky is how I feel about the off the shoulder look.

Off the shoulder is a look that can be too “frou-frou” if not worn well.
I am nervous to do a frilly look these days but like all fashion statements;
when there is a will, there is a way.



How to wear the off the shoulder blouse?

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30 Jul 2015
More About The French Way

More About The French Way



I asked more about the French way.

I went back to the aesthetician for another prodding and pummelling of the legs and chatted with her to answer some of my questions and some of yours.

Nothing changed in that she stressed the word moderation over and over.
Her way is not about denial but the timing, quantities and combinations of how we eat.


It’s quite easy to work out from her point of view.

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29 Jul 2015
Pencil (Skirt) Me In

Pencil (Skirt) Me In



There is one piece in the wardrobe I update regularly.

The pencil skirt.

No longer a style relegated to business life, I wear the pencil skirt with a tee, with sneakers and just about anything.

One of my favourite looks is a fuller silk blouse tucked into a narrow skirt.

Alternatively, I wear a boyfriend style sweater with a narrow skirt and loafers.

Then there is always the turtleneck and heels to make me feel like a real grown up.


The last days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are here and it is the moment to pick up the pencils.

Sale time is not my adventurous playground; as always, I am going classical,

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27 Jul 2015
The French Way

The French Way

I find the French way fascinating.

The way the French woman thinks about diet and exercise.

I think many French women thinks about their bodies and how to get them in the best shape quite differently to the way I do.

There is an emphasis on product, machine and manipulation to contour and sculpt the body. I have always believed that consistent exercise, the type that can only be done solo, was the simple answer.

The French woman applies all three regimes together if she wants to improve and maintain her body.

Diet, exercise and body contouring sessions hold equal importance.

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