Hello old friends, how the devil are you? Top weekend here doing all the nice things such as slobbing on the sofa, watching films and eating takeaways and roast dinners. I can highly recommend Bridge Of Spies, Tom Hanks is such a good actor isn't he? I barely got dressed yesterday. Well, I did but nothing to write home about. Leggings and a very old oversized sweathsirt. Slobby dressing for a slobby day. No, you don't seriously want to see that do you?
You do? Ok....you have been warned.
|Check me out! Bottom right hand corner, mending and make doing (aka stitching son's trousers)|
Anyway for today's post. I think we need to recap on what we've talked about over the last few weeks. My head is mush and I can't remember what I've published and what's still in my head so apologies for a rather wordy post, it's certainly photo light (some would say that's a good thing).
Building A Cohesive Workable WardrobeI wrote this post a few weeks back and realise now that it should have been the actual launch of our foray into grown up, sensible dressing. The idea being that we build a core wardrobe that we can inject a few fashion pieces into each season to bring it up to date.
So this is the kick off post (except it didn't appear at the beginning):
Building A Workable Wardrobe
And a little peek into my own closet:
Hero Pieces In My Wardrobe
And putting this into practice, here I talk about how classic pieces work for me:
Two Wardrobe Classics And A Boden Discount
Make Your Wardrobe Work For You
You might be interested in this older post but still relevant:
Do You Know Your Style Personality?
And in these posts, I give you a couple of alternatives to the more formal blazer:
A Blazer Alternative Part I
A Blazer Alternative Part 2
Lots more work to do on this section.
Fashion Trends That Never Date
My attempt to instil a little confidence in to ladies who may be dithering about hot trends right now. There are some that you can safely buy into knowing that you'll be able to wear them again next year.
And here is where I put it all into practice:
Body Shapes & Styling Tips
Popular topics these. Identifying and dressing body shapes, correcting imperfections and styling tips. I'll do a shiny new post soon on how to work out your own body shape and dress accordingly
Giving Your Outfit A Bit Of A BangMasterclasses on how to use accessories to make your outfits a bit more special. I'm a massive believer that the finishing touches can make or break an outfit. A bit like soft furnishings and ornaments in your living room yes? I mean what's the point of going to all that trouble of decorating the walls and putting new flooring down if that's it, you don't do anything else. Hanging pictures and laying rugs makes it your own. It's exactly the same with bags and shoes.
An older post here:
Using Accessories To Give Your Outfit A Bit of Oomph
And more recently (gosh, I got so many emails about this one):
A Bag Is Not Just A Bag Right?
Short Cuts & CheatsOh yes, I'm all for an easy life. As much as I'm obsessed with shoes and jackets and sweaters, I like outfits that I can jump into and get on with my day.
Transforming A Day To Night Outfit
Ok, so I can now see the wood for the trees. Google will probably penalise me for adding too many links to a relatively small amount of text (even though they're my flippin links Mr G) and bury this post in the www black hole forever. Never mind. I know where I'm going now and hope to cover the following topics soon. I say soon, I'm thinking the rest of 2016 and whole of 2017 are sorted!
As Dermot O'Leary would say, in no particular order:
1. Pattern mixing
2. City Chic dressing (as requested several times, sorry to non-city chic-ers)
3. Tops, we need to look at tops urgently
4. Body shapes
5. Building a capsule within your wardrobe
6. Identifying your style personality
7 Skirt and dress lengths
8. How to wear colour, not just neutrals
9. Game changers
10. Grown up dressing
11. Fashion fix vs longevity
*taken from comments below
1. Leather jackets
2. Festive dressing
Phewee! You still with me girls?
Trying to work out when my next slobby Sunday might be. It would appear that we don't have a weekend off until well after Christmas. Unless I pull a sicky and have a duvet day. Mwahahahahaha.
Stunning dog walk in Macclesfield Forest today, just me and his lordship (the pooch, not the husband). I can't get enough of autumn and we've still got the best to come.
If there's something you would like me to cover that I haven't listed above, do leave a comment. I'll do my very best to accommodate.
Off to sniff a candle or something because all this linking has left me feeling quite faint.