Inspirational french stripes

When I am staying in France I like to read the latest editions of the french women’s magazines such as Femme Majescule. I have mentioned this magazine in several previous posts. It is one of my favourites because it contains some inspiring articles for women of our generation. I also find that their fashion pages feature looks that can be adapted to our everyday lives. Unlike some or our UK fashion publications that seem to show clothes that are either very expensive or not at all practical/wearable or both.

In the July/August edition stripes seemed to dominate ……

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Where to eat in London when shopping

I have had a wonderful few days with my friend, who is over here from South Africa. We spent many hours whiling away the time, drinking tea/coffee, gossiping and catching up with all our news. Telling stories is an important part of being human, creating communities and expressing who we are. I find that this is especially true of friends who go back to early childhood. We have so many memories of shared experiences. We spent time reminiscing about friends and family we knew some of whom are sadly no longer with us.

We did not however neglect the culinary delights that London has to offer. On Thursday we were joined by another old school friend and had lunch at one of the best fish restaurants in London FishWorks in Marylebone High street.  Highly recommended if you like superb quality fish.  View Post

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My ideas from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale

My ideas from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I am now back in London. The temperature is cooler and it is currently raining. So I have spent the morning perusing the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and getting my eye in for the colours and shapes on offer for the coming autumn. Somehow this is not a task I could have performed in temperatures of nearly 38 degrees (late 90 Fahrenheit).

Leopard print continues to be popular along with mid tone blues and of course the neutrals, black, beige and grey.

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Blue scarf // Blue/turquoise earrings // Multi gold/silver bracelet // Black coat // Taupe saddle bag  // Pink carry-on travel case // Leopard boots // black NYDJ trousers.

More of my ideas from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale

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Cold shoulder cotton dress

I was not at all sure about the “cold shoulder” trend at the beginning of the season. A bit too gimmicky. I doubted that it would be flattering. Some of you may still think this and that’s fine. However just before I came down to the South of France I realised that I was short of a cool cotton dress. One that I could just pop on and go. I had my tried and trusted linens already down there in my wardrobe. However they were beginning to look a little tired. I searched and searched and finally found the above dress at MarksandSpencer.

Did I keep it or not …….

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Provencal life - St. Tropez news

Provencal life in the summer. From time to time I like to bring you my news/views from St.Tropez and our beautiful village Grimaud. Two of my favourite pastimes while I am here are to go for long walks in the nearby countryside and to spend time wandering round the local markets. I love to search for hidden treasures among the many jewellery stalls in the market. This visit my attention has been drawn to the many stall holders selling ethnic style bracelets. They seem to be very much “a la mode” this season.

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