“Better To Be Remembered Rather That Noticed”
14 October 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

“Better To Be Remembered Rather That Noticed”


I read this recently and thought it was brilliant.

We get stuck on wanting to be noticed but actually being remembered is really what counts.
Think about it, what we relegate to memory is not always the most spectacular or showy of experiences.

The women we admire, respect and sometimes emulate may be so much more than simply noticeable.

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Lace Ups, The Midi And The Best Sweater
12 October 2019 | VA Notes Fashion

Lace Ups, The Midi And The Best Sweater


I have found the sweater.

The lace-ups are working well and the skirt is having a moment but it needs a sweater.

A sweater makes these pieces that much more relaxed; love the blouses but often times and particularly on the weekends or after hours the addition of a sweater changes everything completely.

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Lace Ups, The Midi And Now Add This Into The Mix
11 October 2019 | VA Notes Fashion

Lace Ups, The Midi And Now Add This Into The Mix

What to wear on top of the midi skirt and lace-up boots?

Diane Keaton has a fabulous sense of style; it’s quirky and entirely her own.

She might not be wearing exactly the outfit I am putting together but I feel she would approve.

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Those Lace-Ups: This Is One Way To Wear Them
10 October 2019 | VA Notes Uncategorized

Those Lace-Ups: This Is One Way To Wear Them

What to wear with the lace-ups?

I’m starting with a black midi skirt because it is an easy win.

Style the skirt with an oversized sweater, a tee or a classic man shirt tucked in if your waist is forgiving.
The midi skirt is one of those wardrobe pieces without hanger appeal; it is one to forget.

The midi gets pushed to the back of the closet and neglected more often than not. I know I do. I see it, slide it along, pull it back and then push it further because I forget how great it can really look.

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Top 10 French Movies On Netflix
8 October 2019 | VA Notes Paris

Top 10 French Movies On Netflix

Netflix has a feast of French movies.

I do love a French movie and I am so happy Netflix is obliging my cinema passion.


They have English subtitles but if I’m feeling extra virtuous and find the concentration I will leave the French subtitles on and give my language skills a boost.

Here’s ten to start with.

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Helen Mirren: We Are On The Same Page
2 October 2019 | VA Notes Beauty

Helen Mirren: We Are On The Same Page


Who better to agree with us but Dame Helen Mirren?

She is a catwalk sensation.

Dame Helen Mirren shows time and again that beauty has no age limit.
Yes, she is gorgeous, glamorous and imbued with an infectious personality; she also makes great sense.

“Try to find joy in your life, wherever you can, and be optimistic as far as is possible,” she says is her personal philosophy. “Because I think this weird thing called ‘beauty’ (which I’m not too sure I altogether agree with that word), has many different forms, and only one form is the outward form of your physicality. There are many other ways of being and feeling beautiful.”

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Don’t Over Think, Oversize
26 September 2019 | VA Notes Fashion

Don’t Over Think, Oversize

All I want to wear is an oversized sweater.

Dress, that is.


Today I’ve yoga stretched and bent until all I want to do is be cosy, comfortable and relaxed.

The delicious feeling of a well-worked over body means I can’t stand the thought of any buttons, zips or tight waistbands.

Feeling lazy? You got it.

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