And how I’ve been doing it …
A Change of Pace!
I’ve recently retired from a lifelong career in Education and now look to pursuing my interest in fashion and styling.
As a woman working in a senior executive position, my style embraced a corporate look with an edge and a touch of retro, and although I’ve all but abandoned the corporate side of things, I’ve retained a love of the rest.
I can’t wait to share my thoughts, ideas and advice on so many aspects of being relevant and visible at a time of confusing social media inputs.
I’m not going to lie, it’s been tricky to move away from a fitted and tailored aesthetic and towards a more casual, comfortable and “risky” style. I would love to share some of the things that work for me and help boost my confidence, and I will be doing that in both my little business, and on here as well.
So let’s get on with it!
Talking Texture: The Beauty of P/Leather and Tulle!
Want to elevate your style? Add some texture to your outfit!
We are currently spoiled for choice with the beautiful fabrics available to us: leathers and pleathers, tulle, linens, silk, velvets and sheers. In this post today I’m going to focus on pleather and tulle.
Juxtaposition for the Win!
Try putting strong, structured fabrics with sheer and sheer with shiny and shiny with light and airy.
With both of the outfits shown I’m wearing the super valued “third item” of clothing – a cropped jacket which works, along with the lower cut shoe booties, to ensure an elegant and “pulled together” finish to the ensemble.
I prefer to wear booties a lot of the time because I love an edgy look – although there are times where a conservative look is more suitable – it really just depends … and the other thing I love is a belt to give dimension and shape to my figure.
Life Goes On!
On the 10th October last year we lost one of our precious white foreign shorthairs (white Siamese), Odin to heart failure. It was devastating for us and for his twin brother, Loki. We have adopted a new furbaby, a chocolate point Siamese kitten we’ve named Thor and he’s just an absolute delight! He has fit in so well with us! Unfortunately, little Loki has also developed heart failure and we work hard daily to keep him happy and well – it’s no fun giving a reluctant cat medications, I can tell you!!
Thank you all for reading this far – and as I forge a new path I thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web!