Tuesday, October 28

On Trend

Fashion makes me laugh.

As I don’t buy women’s magazines anymore the only way I come across what’s hot is by way of the supplements that come with papers at the weekend. Personally this is more than enough – there was a time in my life many moons ago when I did want to look edgy and on trend but I’m glad that time has passed.
However on Sunday I was rather pleased and I dare say surprised when I found that several key items for this season happened to be in my autumn wardrobe.
Going off on a slight tangent did any of you suffer Twiggy’s Frock Swap?
The biggest pile of dodo I think I have seen in a long while…

Anyway back to me being fashionable – haha well it happens that camel coloured scarves are hot – that’s brilliant because my lovely friend Tif just sent me one

Breton stripy tops are a fashion classic – great because I have lived in stripes for most of my adult life; indeed when I was in my 20’s was considered quite ‘hot’ wearing my stripy tops and black jeans…. these days the only time I look hot is when I've put too many logs on the wood burner or having a hot flush…

I think that most of us find a particular ‘style’ somewhere in our teenage or early 20’s and more or less stick to it….whether or not this is good depends I guess on what style that you choose.

In my personal experience I have found the most stylish and well dressed women to be those who know what suits them and who don’t follow fashion.


  1. I love your carefully styled fashion shot - lucky you receiving such a gorgeous scarf. Sadly I can't wear stripes because they are too curve-enhancing... I end up looking like a pupa.

    I am enjoying all these updates! You must have second wind...


  2. Hi,
    I had many stipey bretton style tops from my days at Laura Ashley!
    Worn with various spotty scarves.
    I just wear a complete mix of styles now,vintage all the better.x

  3. Thank you. I don't follow the fashion. Maybe I would if fashion was not so ugly this days.

    PS: I'm wearing stripes this moment.


  4. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Dahling - YOU ARE FASHION!!!!
    The Neighbour x x

  5. Love this post, having studied fashion, it's something I should be up on, but like you don't really do fashion mags, give me a good book any day. My sister is a slave to fashion (early 20's!) and continually teases me for my country look and lack of make-up - my general retort is that I don't need lots of slap to look good!

    I'm most definitely a stripes girl, especially if they're red, in fact anything red does is for me.

    Great photos :)

    L x

  6. hooray for stripes!! (i. can. not. get. enough of them!) and i agree wholeheartedly on the fashion thing. i never quite got it when my mum would say she just couldn't do the flares again but when the 80s look hit the high street i knew exactly what she meant...when you wore it the 1st time round it's not the same : ( i do absolutely love clothes but for me it's all about what i like not what i'm told to like that works. your camel coloured scarf is quite fabulous (clever tif!) by the way...enjoy sporting it oh hot one! xxx

  7. To be hinest I don't really follow fashion as such, I buy what I like and if I love it I wear it for years.

    I never really thought about how you pick a style and kind of stick with it but actually that is so true!

    I find myself mainly in cotton scarves and enjoy layering tops and wearing jackets with brooches (I keep thinking of one of yours actually.... might buy myself one) I went through a stage of wearing as many brooches as I could at one time! I also do not ever wear heels preferring comfy flats. For my wedding I wore gorgeous indian slippers that I still wear out sometimes now.

    Thanks that was an interesting post that made me think and also giggle too!

  8. ps

    I do apologise for my spelling, I can (spell) only I never check before pressing that send button! oops!

  9. I don't even begin to try and keep up with fashion trends but sometimes it's nice to know you're not completely stuck in a time-warp! I love the scarf and stripey top, stripes aren't good for me being rather ample in the bust department but I do like that look. Some women seem to be able to put together clothes and look so stylish, I'm not very good at it so I still feel I'm trying to find my own sense of style.

  10. i love stripes...especially on tights, socks, tops and cats...i'm not keen on them when seen on walls, bedding, cars and spiders...

    i love scarves...especially on you...

    Tif x

  11. Think you've started something great here. Made me think. Whenever I can't decide what to wear, which is often, I go for a mix of denim, white cotton and black. I loved what was Katherine Hepburn's philosophy, and she used camel and red a lot. I'm a size 16/18 and have recently discovered La Bass and other linen layering labels, mostly second hand. Love your posts by the way.

  12. "In my personal experience I have found the most stylish and well dressed women to be those who know what suits them and who don’t follow fashion." I agree completely! It's the really really fashionable who look fine now but laughable when looking back at the photos in 5 years.
    Just found your blog. I love your creations :o)


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