21 Jun 2017
Packing For Paris: What Not To Forget

Packing For Paris: What Not To Forget

What not to forget when packing for Paris? It’s not Prada.

Last weekend I packed for Paris in a ridiculous rush and missed my train. I ended up in the right place hours later but completely frazzled.

I don’t know why as most of the time I am the most organised person I know. Rushing is for others, (I always say) and now I know why.

I made it and had a wonderful time so none of this really matters but I did forget one small item.

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17 Jun 2017
When The Classic Shirt Doesn’t Work, Ring The Bells

When The Classic Shirt Doesn’t Work, Ring The Bells

 

The classic style shirt, button down and slim fitting man style, is brilliant when it suits.

I understand the traditional white shirt is not a keeper for some.

The “classic shirt” doesn’t suit us all and we need alternatives to adapt and work for us.
Finding the right shape in a shirt can be difficult and when I find one I really think works it can feel like hitting the jackpot.

I have long admired those women who wrap themselves languidly in a man’s shirt and slink about. A look I would love to emulate but…

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3 Jun 2017
If Charlotte Rampling Can, We Can

If Charlotte Rampling Can, We Can

Charlotte Rampling is a woman I admire not only for her creative talent but also for her style.

Yes, she is gorgeous and with a tall lanky frame made to wear just about anything and yes, I love her wardrobe choices.


When I am at a loss to find an outfit idea my go-to is a few women whose style I admire and who I think dress brilliantly for their age and stage.

There is nothing dowdy about them and nor is there anything embarrassingly ridiculous about them.
They combine a signature style with elegance and grace and avoid the dull.

Simplicity in fashion can be equally as exciting as embellishment and don’t ever let anyone convince you otherwise.

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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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