22 Dec 2017

Better Not Younger: Keep Moving

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Keep Moving.
It’s the holidays and there is always the risk that the exercise routine gets put to one side.

Well, I admit to falling into bad habits during the holidays. I don’t want to and nor do I mean to – but it happens.

This holiday season, I am paying attention.

A sunny trip at the beginning of the year (meaning less cover-up and nowhere to hide) is helping me stay on track and keep moving. With the gift giving under control and the travel wardrobe taking shape, I am looking forward to that deliciously quiet time between Christmas and New Year. I’m going to re-stock the athleisure (Athletic/leisure; such an oxymoron when I consider my idea of leisure – which is not athletic in any shape or form) gear in my wardrobe. Sportswear is more sophisticated now and even though I stay true to the simple, I’m happy to smarten it up a bit too.

Better Not Younger : Keep Moving on vickiarcher.com

Working towards a “better, not younger” approach to ageing has taught me exercise is the key.

Moving, in whatever form you choose, makes all the difference to flexibility, posture and strength but also to our mental agility. Looking the part is equally as important as feeling the part and is why I want a new edit. I go out to the gym so I indulge my love of coats and capes every time I leave. The parka is the one I favour, but the faux is going to get a big look in after Christmas. ShopStyle has all the choices from all our favourite stores under one site and I have put together a “keep moving” collection to browse over the holidays.

I’m never going to advocate wearing exercise clothing all day long, but when we do it should look sharp. There are so many cute sweats and hoodies to wear over the practical.  Trainers and sneakers have never been better and more fashionable. Tracksuits can even be made glamorous, well at least smart enough, to wear out and about with the right accessories and co-ordination.

My thoughts are in the right place, I best focus on the follow through.


Better Not Younger: Keep Moving


camo jogger / hoodie  ||  striped sweats  ||  james perse cashmere sweats  ||  zella leggings  ||  superstar sweatpants  ||  pom pom mules

on top

grey classic cashmere  ||  let’s get lost tee  ||  faux fur  ||  khaki parka  ||  dakota back pack  ||  cotton citizen hoodie

Thank you ShopStyle for partnering with, “Better Not Younger: Keep Moving”

images hong jang hyan and david roemer for vogue


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Taste of France

I am still aching from a super-charged Pilates session yesterday, so a break sounds good! But I went walking around town to admire the lights and easily surpassed my 10K steps in no time, with no effort at all. It helps to do something pleasant like taking a walk, especially in the company of loved ones. I look forward to more of that during the holidays.
And happy holidays to you!

Kathleen Ramberg

Happy Holidays, Vicki🎄. I appreciate and enjoy your creative, informative postings. Thk u for your commitment to find and share unique lifestyle info. Our youngest daughter arrived from Paris on holiday break from La Sorbonne University graduate school. All together once again. Best gift of all🎄

Mona Turner

I hope your holidays are all that you hope for, surrounded by the love of your beautiful family and a year Full of Blessings in 2018. Merry Christmas!


I have found that the key to sneaking about in exercise clothing before actually heading for the gym is a fabulous coat or jacket, a scarf and a change of footwear. This is almost impossible to pull off in warm weather, but it works like a charm in fall and winter.


Happy Christmas, to you and all! Taking a break from shining the silver and prepping for a drinks and nibbles party tomorrow evening, I saw some of your IG pics in Paris. Some of our favourite places – the Grand Vefour, Palais Royal and what looked like the Cafe Nemours! How lovely to spend Christmas in Paris and maybe then some time in Saint Remy. Have never been there in winter. Here, I’m sitting in air conditioning as it’s 30+C – and we have full summer beauties – branches of red gum blossom, kangaroo paw and other Oz natives as our Christmas flowers. They’re so festive – I’m not into neutrals – though they can look lovely too. Best wishes to all for Christmas! Pamela

Trish Murphy

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Vicki. Paris looks wonderful I love seeing all the beautiful pics you have visited. Have a wonderful time with you family. Thank you for all the fabulous posts so much effort it must be hard to keep them all flowing . Cloudy and cool here in Sydney for Christmas! Xx Trish


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