Then I Thought Of Velvet
17 November 2020 | VA Notes Fashion

Then I Thought Of Velvet

What’s not to love about velvet?

Yes to wearing that evening gown and looking as svelte and fabulous but for now, I’ll settle for a few strong pieces to add to our “at-home” repertoire.

Putting together ideas for a casual, comfortable and good-looking wardrobe to wear at home has been a challenge I’m enjoying.

For many, it’s second nature. For me, it’s not my natural way of dressing.

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Around Again: The Sweater Dress
9 November 2020 | VA Notes Fashion

Around Again: The Sweater Dress


The sweater dress is one I always want.




Despite whatever else is happening in life; this dress is unbeatable for ease, comfort and look.



The long sweater style is a dress that sits between the casual and the dressy; it can take you anywhere on the fashion barometer.

A dress to wear when you don’t know what to wear and a dress that works on those days when nothing in the wardrobe will do.

I have plenty of those – that never changes.

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Five Tricks: Five Years Better
28 October 2020 | VA Notes Beauty

Five Tricks: Five Years Better

five tricks to look five years better?

 

A bit of a tease but I’m willing to make the effort if it makes me feel better.
There are certain “grooming” jobs I have done regularly otherwise all is not well with the world.
Lockdown made the lack of these even more obvious.
 

Simple beauty, hair and make-up rituals make all the difference to how I look and feel in myself.

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Tinker, Tailor : Or Just Tailor?
15 October 2020 | VA Notes Fashion

Tinker, Tailor : Or Just Tailor?


Alexander McQueen designers know how to tailor and tinker.

As much as life has changed and we are all living in sweats and comfortable wear, I still love a fancy bit of tailoring.

There is nothing like a perfect pinstripe or a cheeky check to put a pep in the step.

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How To Handle The Grey Hair Days
14 October 2020 | VA Notes Beauty

How To Handle The Grey Hair Days

What does that mean?

What I mean is the grey hair, the going grey and the wearing of grey hair can get you down.

It is not all smiles and confidence and feeling fabulous.
Grey hair can mean grey days.


I want to be honest – I have done the whole grey thing – but some days looking in the mirror is tough.

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