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29th October 2014  |  Fashion 2014, Style inspiration

3 ways to wear a chunky cosy sweater







SONY DSCPhotos by Mr. P

I have had my black broach for many years. Here are a selection you might like  North America here and Europe here

Grey pearl necklace (a present) similar North America here Europe here

Black jeans NYDJ available North America here and Europe here

White T shirt here

Black belt here, here and here

Black boots originally by Tod’s similar North America here and Europe here


This is the season of the chunky sweater and the long line knit. There are many options available in the shops and on line.  The cosy oversized polo neck is one of the most popular along with the long line cardigan. I opted for a long line cardigan by Jaeger similar here.

It is such a versatile shape it can be worn many ways. Firstly I have draped it over one shoulder and added a broach. In the next photo I have added a chunky belt (if your waist is not your best feature you could still cross the cardigan and maybe pin it on one side; I often use a large safety pin, found in most haberdashery stores). Finally I have  left it loose and flowing. I am sure you can think of even more creative ways to wear such a versatile garment.

A perfect piece for travelling or worn whilst snuggling up on chilly evenings in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine in hand.



27th October 2014  |  Fashion Flash Monday

Monday Musings

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I think the time has come when I need to wear a lip primer.  Despite the careful application of my lip pencil and applying my lipstick with a lip brush I am finding it difficult to avoid a certain amount of  “feathering”.  So I have invested in a lip primer. I find that Trish McEvoy does an excellent one.  It is designed to fill in fine lines, condition lips and prevent the dreaded “feathering.” I also find that it helps my lipstick stay on longer.  Available at Nordstrom and Selfridges.

Do you use a lip primer? If so which one would you recommend.




Hosting Fashion Flash this week is the delightful Deborah Chase of No Nonsense Beauty Blog. I just love that name, Deborah does exactly what she says she will do, that is give us expert no nonsense advice on how to look after our skin, including dealing with problems such as acne and rosacea.

Click here to visit Deborah’s site and find out what she and all the other Fashion Flash writers have up their sleeves this week to keep us informed and up to date on new trends in fashion, beauty, fitness, health and lifestyles.





25th October 2014  |  France, Life in France

A trip to Nice day 2

Nice Port


Our second visit to Nice this trip.  What can I say, it was glorious. Perhaps the photos speak for themselves.

This time I had time to explore the older part of the city.  We visited the flower market early on Thursday morning.  Then did a tour of the Old Town to admire the stunning architecture. Finishing with a stroll through the park and a delicious lunch on the beach.


Flower bouquets



flowers 2



flowers 3



Perfumes 2



Nice Opera house



Nice old Town 5



Nice rooftops 2



Nice park



Nice fountain



Nice square in sunshine



Nice Plage


Can you believe that it is the 23rd October. It was as hot as a mid -summer day.


Me & Patrizia


The highlight of the trip was having lunch with Patrizia Molechino and then visiting her flat which has a fabulous view over the port. I have written about Patrizia and her ebook here. If you have not already checked the book out you can download it here. It depicts women of 60+ looking unique and beautiful in their own individual way.  Also read her blog 360Fashion

Patrizia is currently working on an update to her book to include a further 12 stunning 60+ women so if you are interested in being included please email Patrizia at Remember to include a current photo of yourself.



A pink sleeveless shirt from Uniqlo available here

My jacket is a vintage Emporio Armani similar here and here


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