Thursday, 4 January 2018


Anyone still out there?

I know... I know, I am shameful at keeping this blog going. Life is busy!

OK, there's my excuse: Life Is Busy.


So, I don't know if 2018 will mean a resurgence of the blog or a final see you later. I am trying to claw back some fashion inspiration, having not given much of a damn for a couple of years. Lots has gone down in my life since late 2015 and it's taken me a while to pick up the pieces.

I've also gained weight and aged! I'm now officially middle-aged which isn't so bad except for the expanding mid-section. I'm working on that as I know I can do it if I set my mind to it.

As for fashion, well I spent several hours today trying on clothes and turfing out things that are too small, too old or OOD (out-of-demographic). OOD is my made-up catchphrase and I use it a lot now I am an older lady.

Inspired by Megan over at Mode and Methodology, I'm thinking of doing a Buy Diary, where I record what I bought and why. I'm certainly more mindful about shopping these days since we bought the big expensive villa. Watch this space...

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Leather Jacket

Earlier this year, my beloved New Look faux leather jacket I bought for $50 from ASOS about four years ago started to peel! I've been looking since last year for a suitable replacement but to no avail.

Then, last night while browsing ASOS I found this so I ordered it (only $260 with free returns)!

Also thinking about this Karen Walker tee...

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Party Like it's 1987

1987 was the last time I owned a jean jacket. It was acid-wash and oversized. And I had matching jeans to go with it.

I've been admiring for some time the way women around my age have been styling denim jackets. Usually with a casual striped dress or skirt and tshirt, and white sandshoes. I believe I'd totally rock that look so I bought one!

I'm not a big fan of Max. To me, they've hardly updated their look since the 1990s. But theirs was the first I tried on and I loved it straight away.

 I also popped into Witchery and bought this cute little J brooch:

I also bought this pretty, feminine knit from Witchery and I can't wait to wear it in Spring:

Sunday, 2 July 2017

New Season Country Road II

On Saturday I spent an hour or so trying about 25 items on in Country Road. I haven't done that in so long. It was actually quite tiring. My shopping stamina aint what it used to be.

Unfortunately most of the looks I posted about the other day didn't look right on me, but I think there is probably something for everyone there so I encourage you to try on a few styles if you can.

I did end up buying the red slingbacks! Such a daring shoe for yours truly but they're elegant and funky at the same time, so comfy and surprisingly, go with everything - especially blue skinny jeans. I can't wait for Spring.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

New Season Country Road

It's been some time since clothes caught my attention but I am LOVING the new season releases from Country Road. A bit of French influence, no?

Love the red slingbacks, the stripey top and the stepped-hem jeans. And I might even be tempted to try those white jeans...

Nelly Slingback Flat 

Oversized Knit 

Authentic High Rise Step Hem

Slouchy Tunic

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Been a While

Here's an outfit shot! OK, a lame selfie, but it's a start. Hoping to post more fashion and outfits again in the near future!