Month: February 2016

3 great items to have in your wardrobe as we approach Spring….

So we all know the weather is going to change and get warmer, but before summer is spring.  The high street shops would have us think that there are two seasons, winter and summer, but in the UK we live through nuanced seasons where we do need something to wear between bikini and Barbour.  As […]

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Dress Down Friday, fun or fraught with faux pas?

Dress Down Friday, fun or fraught with faux pas? On the one hand, waking up on a Friday morning and realising that it’s the end of the official working week is such a great feeling, and to wear ‘fun’ clothes to reflect that end of week feeling is enjoyable.  On the other hand dress down […]

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Reading historial fiction makes you think about your clothes…

  Hello, I am reading the latest Philippa Gregory novel, “The taming of the Queen”, it’s about Katherine Parr.  It’s very good verging on unputdownable. It has made me think about the clothes that they must have worn then, and how many they would (or wouldn’t) have had. Dressing was so much about power in […]

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Wardrobe Fatigue

Bored of my Clothes Are you bored of all your clothes?  I am bored of mine. But we are nearly there, we are nearly in Spring. That said, the weather will not change drastically from 29th February to 1st March, but some things will change, and are already changing.  The light seems more golden, less […]

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Exercising our talents

“It is only the shallow people who do not judge by appearances.” Oscar Wilde, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, 1891 Getting a Balance I know, when I am writing about clothes, that there are more important concerns in the world. With so much violence, death, despair and suffering going on globally it would be understandable to […]

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Winter Blues? Why change is good.

2016 A New Start 2016.  A new start.  We are six weeks into it now, how is it going for you?  Are you still full of the joys of the new year’s blank canvas, or are you fed up of the dark days, struggling to get through each one, overwhelmingly busy but never feeling the […]

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Body Image

    The Battle Within I don’t know about you, but I really struggled through January.  It seemed so unrelentingly grey, colds and sore throats and earaches seemed to take a long time to clear up, the month seemed like an endless stream of one problem after another.  To cap it all, one of our […]

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