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…]

Slim Shade(y)s. Why I won’t be skinny this Summer

Super skinny ‘the Matrix’-inspired sunglasses is a hot trend for SS18.  But I’ll be sitting this one out. The reason? Lies in my wardrobe, specifically the third drawer on the left. That, my friends, is where my sunglasses go to die. Over the years I’ve amassed quite a collection – the problem is most of them … [Read more…]

Beyond Faux Fur: One Shaggy Coat That is Proudly Not Fur

  I hesitated before buying this shaggy little H&M number. With broad shoulders and narrow hips, I don’t usually do short furry coats. Then there’s the colour: well, it’s not black or grey is it. Next, the fabric. On the plus side, it’s clearly not fur but I wasn’t keen on looking like I’d stuffed … [Read more…]

Are you ready for ‘anything goes’ Spring/Summer 2018?

I wish the sunnier days of Spring were here already don’t you? And it’s  looking to be a stonker on the fashion front too.  In fact, there are so many trends to choose from for Spring/Summer 2018 that it made this post quite the challenge! Anyway, here it is – my round-up of the Fab, … [Read more…]

Dark Leather Jacket with White Jeans?

  Pairing a dark leather jacket with white jeans feels a little odd. After all, white denim evokes the Summer and sunshine and heat – not exactly leather weather.  I’m relatively new to white jeans as it happens. I found practicalities like the constant fear of coffee spillage and grimy toddler hands (and the fact … [Read more…]

The Forever Coat (and I know where you can get one)

For years I’d been on the look out for a decent “all rounder” coat. I knew precisely what I wanted: long, wool, tailored but not fitted, slouchy but not too over-sized, in black or grey. But I also had a maximum budget of £250 (with no adjustments for inflation I’m proud to say😊).  It wasn’t … [Read more…]