21st October 2014
Fashion 2014, Style inspiration
Well who would have thought that a blanket would become one of the major trends this season. As we continue with erratic weather both in London and here in France, a blanket coat or wrap is the perfect piece to layer over a jacket. Warmth and fashion in one.
Photos by Mr. P
I am wearing an open front wrap by M&S here over my Theory navy jacket here
This is not the easiest ensemble to get right. The “bag lady” look is not a good one. Nor do you want to appear as if you have quickly grabbed the throw from the sofa as you rush out of the front door.
The trick is to layer without adding too much bulk and to keep the other pieces simple, structured and as slim as possible.
I found this lovely example in the “Brocante” St. Tropez last Sunday.
What do you think? Will you be wearing a “blanket” this season?
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20th October 2014
Fashion Flash Monday, Skincare
Another little gem from the french pharmacie. The Embryolisse Complexion Correcting Care CC Cream is a universal skin perfector. It adapts to your skin tone upon application and provides moisture and a slightly soft-focus blur to cover those pesky imperfections without that silicone feeling which I don’t like. It has an SPF20, I personally wish this was a little higher, so I apply my usual SPF50 on my nose and other vulnerable areas. Otherwise a very good cream Available here.
If you want to make the most of being over 50 then check out Barbara’s site Thebestofeverythingafter50. She offers daily tips for positive living, has some amazingly useful videos on utube and is featured regularly in the press and on TV including the Dr. Phil show and The Doctors Show.
Barbara is our Fashion Flash host this week. Join Barbara and the rest of the Fashon Flash group here.
17th October 2014
Life in France, lifestyle
One of the aspects of blogging I like most is meeting new and interesting people, especially fellow bloggers. I find the blogging community extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming. So it was with great pleasure that I caught several buses and a train to Nice to have lunch with the amazing blogger Judith of Style Crone. If you have not visited her site you simply must, especially if you are a fan of “hats”. She is an expert on the subject and an excellent role model for hat wearing. She always looks so elegant and chic in her vintage hats.
She also runs a feature on her blog “hat attack”, where all of us hat enthusiasts can join in the fun and share our millinery finery.
My mother often wore hats, especially for special occasions and I think I have inherited her passion. I wear a hat most days, although mine are slightly more utilitarian.
After lunch I had some had some time to wander round Nice admiring the architecture and taking a few photos. Enjoy.
I noticed a distinct autumnal feel to the streets.
Les Promenade des anglais was deserted due to the inclement weather.
Back to Nice next Wednesday to share some more photos of the Port area. See you then.