Month: July 2015

Black opaque tights in July, is this a good idea?

No, it is not a good idea. Temperatures in my part of southeast England hovered around 20 degrees. While this is not baking hot, it’s still a perfectly respectful summer temperature, for England.  If we stop imagining that we are a Mediterranean island with unfortunately poor weather patterns and instead embrace the fact that we […]

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School’s out for Summer! Top Tips for dressing for relaxing with the family

  I know some of your children have already been on holiday for a couple of weeks, but this week the last few stragglers have pulled on that school uniform for the last few times, and parents have dragged them off to school.  We are all tired of packed lunches, of 6 parentmails a day, […]

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Why are French women so stylish?

I really don’t know the answer to this question, but I have observed them with great interest over a long period of time and am always delighted, in my soul, with the stylish way they dress and how they look, and feel, good, “dans sa peau”, in their skin. I am writing this in a cafe […]

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Friday to Saturday wardrobe transition

Either during the week we are working and then on Saturday we are at home, or we are at home all week and then on Saturday we are at home (with variations of the two available).  The transition to the weekend is hard even though it is what we look forward to all week, we […]

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Don’t try so hard

Life is not about trying harder, it is about becoming who you are.  It is about being not doing. This applies to clothes as much as to character. Who are you? Do you know who you are?  Those moments of realisation when the penny drops on who you are, are so precious.  And that sense […]

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Top 10 occasion wear items you need in your wardrobe or Why I am against buying outfits for a specific occasion

(Hint, it engenders panic that you don’t have a thing to wear, and leads to a bad relationship with your clothes) I stopped making myself dresses for particular occasions a few years ago.  Up until that point I would make a dress for each occasion that I felt merited a new outfit.  This was highly […]

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Top Tip for cooler July Days

How synthetic fabrics can be your allies On days like today, wear those dresses in your wardrobe which are made from, or contain a certain percentage of, synthetic material.  We generally have some that are not cotton, silk or wool.  Synthetic fabric doesn’t breathe like natural fabrics does, it doesn’t keep you warm in winter like […]

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What to Wear when you don’t know what the weather is going to do…….

It’s tricky, it’s July but England is not the Med, it’s a cool, cloudy morning and is it going to rain? Are you going to be too warm or too cold at work? Is wearing sandals going to be a mistake? Do you need a brolly?  A coat? Wellies? How to dress when the weather […]

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3 Reasons you need dresses in your life

I am a big advocate for dresses, the clue being in the title of my company, Working Frocks.  You just can’t go wrong with a dress (well you can but I can show you how not to).  Here are three reasons, should you need persuading, as to why you need dresses in your life. Comfort […]

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Sales Time

The Excitement of a bargain

The fun of Sales

When you are still paying for something, rather than it being free, it still has value, so we appreciate it more because it’s value is greater but we are paing less for it

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