Saturday, 20 January 2018

House Update, January 2018

Thought I'd post some recent photos, taken today! Hot off the press. Note the absence of bathroom shots. We're still contemplating a wee facelift to Ugly Bathroom and Ugly Ensuite. Watch this space. In the meantime, enjoy the photos. We think we've done pretty well.

We still need to hang some more art and we need a rug for the front sitting room. And the cream sofas will be recovered and modernised this year.



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