My ‘Style Not Age’ group is tackling Jewel Brights this month, with the challenge being set by Anna. What are jewel tones? Jewel tone colours are rich gem colours like emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red and amethyst purple. In fact, almost any coloured gemstone can be replicated with a comparable jewel tone. They are
‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring When weeds in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush’ You may be familiar with Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem which captures the vibrant fertility of the season perfectly. And if you are a gardener (unlike me), you are probably all too well aware of the weeds which are already
Mustard is one of those colours that you either love or hate and those friends whom I asked are mostly haters. As for me, I am not even sure why I chose it, as mustard is not a colour that I find particularly easy to wear. However, I do enjoy a challenge. Our last theme
It’s a jungle out there! We have gone wild this month in ‘Style not Age’ and it is all about the animal print. Did you know that animal skins have long been associated with power? African Chiefs and Napoleon’s army (who trimmed their helmets and saddles with leopard) wore it to convey strength and bravery.
You either love or loathe sales shopping and I am a member of the former category. I love a good bargain and I am easily lured in by the SALE sign. And this year I didn’t have to wait until after Christmas to bag incredible bargains. The general advice is to buy classics that fit
I admit I have always been a sucker for animal print. The stylist daughter (who is not averse to a bit of animal print herself) told me I was channelling Coronation Street barmaids perfectly in my outfit below. “Leather and animal print?” she chided. “Faux,” I replied, my feathers ruffled! “My point exactly!” she