Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Dressing the Season

Party season is here so what to wear to all those fabulous invites that start dropping on your doormat.

It can get expensive to find an outfit for every occasion so I have a couple of "go to" dresses that I wear with different accessories to change the look so it doesn't look the same way twice.

So here is my guide to how to dress for the party season.

(picture Vogue)
Start with a simple LBD

add a great pair of heels to add a pop of colour

Killer heels from Primark

Glitzy Secrets brooch £32, I would put one of these on each shoulder of this dress or at the waist.

You could also add a cute cocktail hat or attach a chiffon scarf to one shoulder and or to both and drape the ends to the back to create a cowl neck at the front.

Or tie a contrasting scarf around your waist as a colourful cummerbund.

(picture Vogue)

I just had to include this wonderful festive dress in a rich red velvet and with the white fur is sooo Christmassy!!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Work Smart

I was thinking of getting an office space in town to get me motivated but looking at the cost of this at the moment it just isn't practical or financially viable for me to do.

So I need to create a fabulous area at home to work from - the problem that is always raising it's ugly head in our house is space!!!  A two up two down terrace is lovely but as any of you who live in one will know it is soooo hard trying to cram everything you want into a small area.

I really want to turn our spare room into dressing room but I also need to fit in an office somewhere too - such a dilemma?

So here are some ideas that I love and although don't think that they the solution for my space, I will take some of the options as inspiration.

This room is going to be one of my major focus for the New Year, along with one other room that I will talk about later??

This is a fabulous space from B Jones Style, a fashion blogger I love, she has based in the States, she has a totally different style from me but I love the way she has put her workspace together.

Both of these are also from B Jones Style.

Loving this chair covered in the vintage style fabric.

So organised and sleek, I love the dark wood and the whole style.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Style over Beauty

There are some women that are photogenic and look lovely in all their photos. I am afraid are not one of them!! I hate having my picture taken (although there enough of me on Facebook to dispute that fact!!), but I don't take a good picture, my face is too angular and I have "the James" nose!!

One thing I think that I do have is a certain sense of style, and know how to look polished and elegant on most occasions.

So in this post I would like to pay tribute to two ladies who I admired very much - both of which were not great beauties but their sense of style and elegance is undeniable.

The first - Diana Vreeland, one time Editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, she had jet black hair, lips and nails always red, and immaculate at all times.

And I love this quote and why I love vintage and dressing up!

The second lady is Wallis Simpson.  Again sooo stylish, she had the future King give up his throne for her and lived the life of luxury in France, giving lavish parties and dinners. Regular trips to the Paris designers helped her with her style but it was still innate - she looked so elegant and regal.