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24th February 2015  |  General fashion

NYFW as seen in the New York Times

J Crew yellow


My colleague Monique has been in New York for the last few weeks and sent me a link to the New York Times with highlights from some of the shows. She tried to get some photo of women in Long Island where she was staying but it was so freezing that most women were bundled up against the elements.

Yellow continues to be a strong trend colour for Autumn 2015 at JCrew, as shown in the image above.  If you want to get ahead of the game JCrew have some great yellow “looks” in their current range here. (20% off with code Shoppingtime)


Marc Jacobs blue

Blue is another strong contender from Marc Jacobs


NYFW scarves

Looks like many of us are going to be slinging fur or fake fur over our shoulders next winter.


Tory Birch

Love the rich print and clean lines for these coats at Tory Birch


Evening dresses

Evening sparkle at Oscar de la Renta


Altuzzara bag

Saddle bags (fringe optional) are very on trend. I already have one in black which I wear every day.


Tory Birch Print top

Prints by Tory Birch. Check out the ones I chose for this Spring here



If you like to pick up on trends early and buy an item that will still look fresh come next autumn.





23rd February 2015  |  Fashion Flash Monday

Monday Musings and Fashion Flash

Makeup Group Shot

The above is just a preview of a make-up range specially formulated for us more mature women.  I was lucky enough to meet the founder and creator last week and chat over a cup of earl grey tea. I asked her about what inspired her to create the brand, why it has become such an incredible success and some hints and tips she has to help us to look fabulous at any age.  Plus much more so join me again this Friday when all will be revealed.


Now for today and Fashion Flash:-




Our Fashion Flash host this week it the renowned expert on all aspects pertaining to skin care Deb Chase of Nononsensebeauty  We all know that before we put on any make-up our skin needs to be in the best condition possible. This can be a challenge as many of us are still in the throws of what has been a very harsh winter.




Check out all the advice on how to survive the chill from the Fashion Flash group here



20th February 2015  |  General fashion

Window shopping in Bond Street

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Just love these trench coats. They are definitely on my wish list.


Last Saturday I took a stroll down Bond Street for some window shopping.  There was lots of colour around and some very humorous window displays.


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Fun window display at Mulberry


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Make-up promotion for Charlotte Tilbury new to Fenwick of Bond st


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You certainly would be noticed in these tights


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I really drooled over these handbags at Bally


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Lots of colour on the shop floor at Fenwick


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MaxMara very fresh for Spring



Yellow is still in favour at DKNY


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The new length skirt at Fenwick.


No purchases were made but it is a good idea to get your eye in for the new season.

Photos taken with my iPad so please excuse some blur and reflection.

Have a great week-end.



17th February 2015  |  Style inspiration

How to wear a sleeveless “puffa” with style

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There is a concept that the sleeveless puffa jacket can look a tad frumpy on us more mature women. Often associated with dog walkers and wellies, nothing wrong with that, however I think you can dress it up and wear it in town as well as the country. It is just a question of what you wear it with and the accessories.

The sleeveless puffa can be worn all the year round, as a layer under or over a jacket, or simply on it’s own.



Jazzed up with a colourful scarf



Worn in the Spring with a T shirt and heels


First Image
Uniqlo puffa similar here
Cream sweater by WinserLondon (last season) similar here
Black leggings WinserLondon here
Knee boots Duo boots here

Second Image
Straight leg trousers Jaeger (a couple of seasons old) similar here
fine merion wool sweater similar here
Scarf from St. Tropez market similar here and here

Third Image – Photographed last Spring
White T shirt The White Co. here
Wide crop leg trousers (bought in France) now back in fashion selection here
Black court shoes here
Black handbag here






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