fashion

Why I like Instyle Magazine

April’s and May’s 2017 covers of US Instyle magazine made me happy. April’s featured Victoria Beckham and with May, Amy Schumer. 2 ladies with 2 totally different body shapes and age. Victoria Beckham gives us thinner lipped girls hope in a social media world of plump lips and lip injections. Amy Schumer proves you don’t have to be a haute corture runway supermodel to be on a cover of an international fashion magazine. Confidence and beauty at 20, 40 and 30

For as long as I can remember I’ve been an US Instyle magazine reader. I don’t think I’ve missed an issue since 2003. I was so happy when I found my then local kiosk sold it in Spain when I moved here. (more…)

Spring Dilemmas and Pug Dogs

This isn’t meant to be a whinge, more how I feel when the heat starts to kick in and I’m that no mans land transition between season how do I dress, so it could be perceived as one. Plus some other random thoughts and observations of the past few weeks. 

Now the heat’s just beginning to start, 22-25C during the day, which means that as soon as you get your legs out they’re meant to be tan already. (more…)

Colour Magic

When I was about 16-17 my Mum took me to have my colours done by Color Me Beautiful. She’d had them done, loved the results and got my sister and I booked in. Based on the principle of seasonal colours matching your skin tone, hair colour etc, Summer and Winter are cool tones, Spring and Autumn warm tones. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My Mum’s one flamboyant lady, both in personality and style. She loves monochrome outfits, (more…)

10 Tips for Summer Dressing

As this week marks 11 years living in the Mediterranean, I thought I’d share with you some summer dressing tips I’ve learnt along the way. Being British, I’m probably better apt at winter dressing. However summers are long and hot here and I live for the summer heat so without further ado:

Go for natural fabrics that breathe such as cotton, linen, viscose or blends of the 3. Avoid polyester or nylon unless you enjoy being in a sweat lodge or sauna all day. Cotton polyester blends are okay.IMG_1221 (1)

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