Sunday, 9 August 2015


Few snaps from my recent trip to the south of France, where I stayed in the picturesque village of Montauroux. Christian Dior had strong links to the area, giving his name to a small chapel in the village and being buried in the nearby village of Callian. A little further afield, the town of Grasse is worth a visit; for its tiny winding ancient streets, trio of Rubens within the cathedral, and a lovely costume and jewellery museum (which unfortunately bans photography). 

^ Topshop tunic, New Look shoes (I wore them all summer; perfect heel height and comfy) and vintage tapestry bag

^ ASOS skirt with Topshop top and antique celluloid cameo necklace

^ Vintage sheer skirt over Topshop skirt and top, copper Ted Baker tote, all antique jewellery

^ Zara dress with 1920's celluloid necklace

Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Trying to sort through my backlog of photos I never got round to posting... Hence the boots and coat in August (although, that isn't so strange in England). I bought the trench a couple of years ago and it's been my go to coat for the transitional months of spring and autumn ever since. The top I wasn't so sure about, the cut and layered nature isn't something I'd usually go for but I loved the print and colours. The bottom vest is longer at the back, perfect for covering the bum when wearing with leggings/treggings/jeggings (essential when your bum is as generous as mine)... so it all adds up to pretty comfy, casual look for me.

Trench - Laura Ashley, Top - Zara, Trousers - Benetton, Boots - ASOS, Bag - Ted Baker 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Swedish Specs

Recently acquired some new spectacles, after years of wearing contacts. It's fun to look intelligent again, although reading in the bath is an annoyingly steamy affair. Super simple outfit here, and probably my last outing with a warm coat for the next few months. The pendant necklace is Swedish apparently, though I've tried to research the emblem and have come up short. Maybe someone recognises it?   

Vintage Astrakhan jacket, H&M blouse. antique bag, Kurt Geiger loafers, ? scarf, vintage jewellery.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Matching Mustard

I guess there's no hiding the fact that these pictures are rather old... what can I say, I've been a busy girl! Anyway, I've always loved mustard with dark hair and red lips. This blouse was picked up in a charity shop. It's so big and drapey I like to tie it and play around with volume, here exposing the vest beneath. Paired with my absolute favourite coat, a 1920's Astrakhan with blonde mink collar, and mustard gloves my friend bought me for Christmas.

Coat- vintage, shoes- Zara, vest- Religion, blouse- vintage, trousers- ASOS, bag- vintage, most jewellery- vintage

Love the label; apparently Brown Muff & Co was bought by House of Fraser in 1977, having begun business in 1814.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Buttoned Blues

I bought this skirt last winter wanting to try a new silhouette. I loved the slight Chinoiserie of the cobalt/gold fabric but was unsure about the deep ruffled hem/drop-waist. The ruffle is of varying depths, being deeper and more flamboyant at the front, giving you two ways to wear the skirt. I think I prefer the bigger ruffle at the back, giving a bustle effect and leaving a daintier frill to the front.

Here I styled the skirt with an antique blue velvet bodice for a party look last Christmas (not Christmas last week, but Christmas a year and a week ago...I've been busy, oops. I was obviously going through a bit of a blue velvet phase at the time). Not sure on it's exact age, but it has lovely brass buttons all the way down the back and I love seeing the construction of garments like this from the inside. 

Antique bodice, skirt (ASOS), shoes (French Connection), vintage jewellery. 


And I wore the skirt in a more casual context for a birthday meal; breaking up the black with a 1920's cream celluloid necklace. Still not 100% sold on the skirt. The perfectionist in me wishes it were higher waisted and a better fit, but it's nice to try something new every so often. 

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