Wardrobe Treasures: Slash your hems and breathe new life into your old jeans

Teaching old jeans new tricks. I’ve had these 18th Amendment jeans since 2008 (BC: before children!) when it was still possible to mooch around town in floor-length flares and stacked shoes. Obviously not so practical nowadays which is why I hadn’t worn them for years…….until I gave them the chop. Playing around with hemlines is … [Read more…]

Wrap Dresses. Straight up-and-down girls can wear them too.

As I have neither the hips nor bosom to do them justice, I have always avoided wrap dresses. So, when Studio by Preen’s capsule dress collection for Debenhams launched in the Spring, naturally I paid little attention to the wrap styles. I prefer shopping a collaboration in person (to check the quality of materials) but … [Read more…]

From Drab to Fab. 5 Easy Ways To Style a T-Shirt Dress

T-shirt dresses are great and easy but can get a little boring especially if you get into the habit of just wearing them with sandals. I know that most don’t come with a fabulous lace cape like this one(!) but you don’t need a cape to make things interesting again…… Here are 5 quick ways … [Read more…]

Casually Luxe-ing Up A Little Black (Vest) Dress

Whether you like them long or short, fitted or loose, vest dresses are easy and forgiving to wear.  And if you like to wear yours casually like I do, then you probably always pair them with flat sandals or trainers. But, laid-back and comfortable doesn’t mean having to loose out on the “chic factor” and some … [Read more…]

White Shirt, Black Jeans, Mules + A Teeny Tote

After years being consigned to “mummy bags” – on account of the small mountain of c.r.a.p. that usually accompanies a small child – carrying a teeny bag feels almost decadent. This small but perfectly formed leather tote from & Other Stories is a gorgeous example of a high street piece punching above its weight.  Fabulously bijou but … [Read more…]

WARDROBE TREASURES #2. Featuring: Battered Army Surplus Parka

The last Wardrobe Treasures post featured my 13 year old distressed wool blazer by Japanese label Gomme. This time it’s all about my 15 year old battered army surplus parka or, to give it its full name, the U.S Army Surplus Arctic M65 Fishtail Parka.  For a good few years in the early 2000s you couldn’t swing … [Read more…]