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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8 May 2017
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #17

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #17

Beauty is one of those extraordinary and intangible qualities.

We find beauty in the most obvious and the least likely ways and each of us interpret what we find beautiful very differently.

The joy of life is the search and the discovery of what we each consider, beauty.
For beauty is, ‘in the eye of the beholder’ and thankfully that is so otherwise life would be very black and white. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than watching how others interpret and never do we each see in the same way.

It is really a miracle.

As I think about the beauty secrets that aren’t those easily dispensed from a tube or those that require the hands of others I find my thoughts resting with those qualities to inspire and the attributes that help us grow as women.

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7 May 2017
The Pick Of The Eye Pencils

The Pick Of The Eye Pencils


IT’S HARD TO KNOW THE PICK OF THE EYE PENCILS.

Eye liner is a love/hate thing with me.


I like the dark upswept or heavily outlined look on others. I struggle to get it quite right on myself.


The ageing process, as much as I like it intellectually, does have some downsides.

I could blame age and a tendency for the eyes to be less wide open than they once were but in truth I was never much good at the application of eye liner.

It is a twofold dilemma.

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27 Apr 2017
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #16

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #16

Beauty comes in many different packages.

Being beautiful is a life long work and of course I am not meaning the physical attributes here.

Yes, most of us want to be more beautiful in whatever way is acceptable and desirous to us but deep down we know it is a lot more complicated than diet, exercise, needles, scalpels and potions.


Internal beauty requires dedication.

The kind of beauty that makes us wake up each day and feel well within, beauty that makes us engage positively with others, be generous and for the most part enrich the lives of those we love and those around us.


This is not a one, two three easy beauty secret to share; we can’t take it or buy it.

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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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