Sunday, 29 April 2018

Wardrobe Staples

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Wardrobe Staples

We all have items that we consider wardrobe staples. That is, clothes that we 'can't live without'.

No, I don't mean those lists you see in magazines. You know, of items every woman is supposed to have. They're just stupid. And useless. But more importantly just stupid.

My life is not similar to yours. So, why should my wardrobe staples be the same as yours? More importantly, why should I, or you for that matter, emulate some imaginary woman existing only in the mind of a fashion journalist or a blogger obsessed with lists?
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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Windswept

Blogging challenges...

It's not always easy being a style blogger. Trust me, blogging can be quite challenging at times.

For example, when you want to snap a few quick photos on your way to lunch, and Mother Nature decides to dump something wet and / or cold on you, just for fun. Or mistakes you for a kite and makes sure there's not a single spot where you could escape the wind.
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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Spring Has Arrived

casual wear over 50

So, spring has arrived...

The days are getting longer, and it's getting warmer. Well, a bit warmer. Most of the time. Sort of.

OK, let's try this again...
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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Loose, Fluid, Floaty...

That's what I was thinking about when I put together this outfit. Maybe I've overdozed on 1920's (or pretend-1920's) imagery...

I blame Netflix. All those shows with sassy heroines cracking secrets and running around in loose, floaty clothes. Well, there's Miss Fisher, of course. And Frankie Drake. And the Spanish show about telephone operators (just as fake as the other two, historically, but the clothes are to die for).
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

It's Almost Spring!

It's almost spring!!!

Well, give or take some April showers snow... Really, waking up to a fresh coat of snow on Tuesday was a bit of a disappointment, but at least the snow is gone now. Again.

And the days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and the birds are... well, doing whatever it is that birds do. My point is, spring is in the air, finally.

OK, it was still quite fresh when these pictures were taken, but we're getting there. Slowly...
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Accessories: Form and Function

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And the blue coat is back...

Let's call this a bonus post, in addition to the 3 posts featuring outfits created around this coat (maximalist, minimalist and casual).
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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Old Coats...

weekend wear over 40

Spring clear-out...

It's wardrobe clear-out time! In other words, time to get rid of all those old t-shirts you never wear, jeans and trousers that no longer fit, impulse purchases in weird colours and anything that makes you wonder what the hell you were thinking when you got it...
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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Shopping

I hate shopping

It's probably not what you'd expect to hear, right? I mean, here I am, someone posing as a style blogger, trying to make you believe I hate shopping. Yet, it's true: I really, really hate shopping.

Well, I'm not exactly your typical style blogger either: I'm not interested in the latest trends or obsessed with fashion. 

Sure, I like nice clothes, but I'm happy with a small wardrobe of classic, high quality clothes that suit both my personality and lifestyle. Thus, I mainly wear comfortable, low-maintenance basics that travel well. To be honest, I could live in pyjamas... Especially if I could accessorise them with a nice handbag and a glam pair of sunglasses.
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