Whenever I come down to Grimaud I can’t wait to visit St.Tropez market. Last Saturday I went with two friends and we had a wonderful morning exploring the different and very eclectic stalls. Everything from local vegetables, artisan breads, exotic spices and antiques are on show. The market is my favourite haunt for hats, scarves and jewellery. This visit I came away with a new straw fedora hat in blush pink. As if I need another hat! I also fell for a bright pink cotton scarf. Both shortly to be featured on the blog.
Based on my recent post capsule wardrobe for a two week spring trip to the South of France. I thought I would demonstrate how I travelled from London to Nice by layering the pieces. Layering in this way has two benefits. Firstly if you start your journey, as I did, travelling early in the morning by tube to City Airport you can add extra layers. It was chilly so I appreciated the sleeveless boiled wool jacket and the light blue cape slung over my shoulders. Secondly it means that you will have more room in your carry on case for extras. I have to take my computer when I go to France in order to carry on posting on this blog!
I thought that I would put together a capsule wardrobe comprising the items I will be taking with me on my upcoming two weeks stay in France. The above items will constitute what I will be basing my everyday looks around this Spring.
I have chosen blue as my main colour. You could substitute whatever spring colour works best for you. As usual I have kept my trousers dark navy/black and added the lighter colours for my sweaters/tops etc. I plan to travel in the jeans, leather coat and Stan Smith sneakers with the winserlondon blue cape round my shoulders. I will probably add my straw fedora hat.
From left to right Embroidered white kaftan // Navy trousers (similar) // Blue cotton roll neck sweater last season (similar) // Straight jeans // Navy sleeveless jacket // Blue spot shirt (sold out similar) // leather coat // Pale blue reversible cape // White sneakers // Navy/white slip-ons (similar) // navy mules (US link) // Blue silk scarf
I thought it was about time for a beauty and skincare update. I wrote about my regime about a month ago. Check out the full post here. I have to admit and I am a sceptic that I am beginning to see improvements with my pesky under-eye dark shadows. I have been very disciplined, unlike me, and have used the Transfhormulas eye cream on a regular basis, both morning and evening. I don’t think it has made much difference to my wrinkles, I have become quite accepting of them. However the skin round my eyes feels softer. My Filorga “Time filler” (similar available at M&S) continues to work well and add well needed moisture to my parched skin. I have also started using the Transfhormulas glycol cleanser and find it effective. I like to wash my face in the evening and use my tried and trusted Foreo (also available at Feelunique)to massage in my cleanser. This combination makes sure that my skin is free from make-up and pollution.
I have been trialling a new product that helps to care for our delicate mature hair.
Super bright shades are continuing to be on trend for the foreseeable future. The A/W 17 collections showed strong colours and interesting combinations. Now might be the time to become more confident with colour.
Bright colours can be a little daunting. It is all to easy to stick to the usual colour combinations. Perhaps you normally pair your brights with your tried and trusted neutrals. Thinking out of the box and mixing up the palette might just create some fresh outfits.
I have been experimenting. For my first bright colour combination I have chosen to combine a delicate pink coat with a vibrant cool toned red sweater.
Pink coat Mango (US link) // Red merino sweater Me&Em (reduced from £75 to £52)
Wide black trousers Me&Em //Pointy slingback shoes Marks&Spencer (UK) (USA)
Pink pendant last year from Anthropologie (this years version) // Teardrop Earrings Monica Vinader (US)