I love the changing seasons and the new fashions that they bring.
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013


A few more key pieces in Punk and Grunge mood to complete my Autumn/Winter wardrobe ........

Navy Blue Check Shirt from Topshop

This long-sleeved shirt is made in a navy and red dark tartan, 100% cotton fabric, has front pockets and popper fastenings.  I will wear it with my black faux leather trousers, (shown in my post, "Black Faux Leather Trousers from Calzedonia" dated 8th October 2013), sometimes open over a cami, or even over a slip dress.

Black Lace Insert Cami from Topshop

I loved this cami as soon as I saw it.  Made in a silky, polyester material with thin straps and a cobwebby lace insert, it's long and slightly flared - on me it's almost a little silky slip!

Black Leather Biker Boots from Benetton

These little Italian boots are soft and comfortable and are not too heavy for a petite person.

I am really looking forward to wearing my new pieces in different ways and mixing them with those already in my wardrobe.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


My favourite Autumn/Winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection has been from Saint Laurent - a de luxe, designer take on punk and grunge.  

I looked longingly at their black leather skinny trousers but I confess that I do actually find the challenge of "cheap chic" exciting. There's such a feeling of satisfaction when I find just what I'm looking for at an affordable price.  I was thrilled when I found these little black faux leather skinny trousers at Calzedonia.  

The low rise waist has belt loops and the pockets at front and back are finished with geo studs.

Calzedonia, an Italian brand, make tights, socks, leggings, stretch trousers and swimwear.  I find that their leggings and trousers are good for petite women, both in fit and length.    

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


Spotted net pieces and dotty tights at Saint Laurent reminded me of that pair of tights I bought two years ago and somehow forgot about.  I took them, brand new, out of the drawer and I'm really loving them now.

With my new enthusiasm for dots, I went on to buy this lovely black polka dot sheer top from H&M - I'll wear it over a black silk cami as in the photograph.  I like the scallops at the hem and bottom of the sleeves.

Still dotty about dots, I bought this black beanie with spotted net bow from Topshop

..........a pretty way to keep warm when the Autumn chill sets in.

Meanwhile, it's been Paris Fashion Week.

Hedi Slimane presented his Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2014 collection.  Continuing with the young mood of his last two collections, this was luxurious rock chic and included some beautifully tailored trouser suits and tuxedos. 

Dior, S/S 2014 - dark jackets teamed with printed shorts and a finale of silver evening dresses and chic tuxedos.