Style Mashup – Victorian meets Rock ‘n’ Roll

Here I’m mixing a couple of favorite styles that I have rocked many times in the past…


You have to be of a certain age to remember the Laura Ashley craze for all things Victorian which had otherwise sane London gals trotting around the city dressed for milking cows down on the farm ;).  In the early 70s I went for the full long dress complete with lace and pintucks, since then I have periodically rocked this look in a variety of combinations…including real underpinnings from the actual era ;O  Mostly I’ve mixed cotton tops with jeans or Utility pants.  Here I’m giving a nod to both by wearing boyfriend jeans similar here and a khaki color cardigan and boots.

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The boots are old Zadig & Voltaire similar here and here  the cardigan, also old, is by American Vintage, similar here

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The true Rock ‘n’ Roll vibe comes from channeling Michael Jackson (or maybe Prince) with LOTS of studs on my belts here  I bought this 3x around black number last season but it is re released, and the white one is very old, also from Zadig & Voltaire…but there are lots of alternatives about.  I predict that this look will be all over like a rash this season..;)

I once got into a bit of bother at Airport Security…long before they became really terrorist aware and time consuming.  It must have been in the early 90s when I was returning from a visit with my cousin who used to live in Antibes on the Cote d’azur.  Pauline dropped me at Niece airport to catch the flight back to the UK and I was running a little late…of course my belts set all the metal detectors jangling.  I had the dubious pleasure of being divested of said belts by at least 3 male, otherwise idle security guards..Hmph!  The moral of the story is not to wear lotsa studs when your flying 😉

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Its all in the deets…

You can find links to similar jewelry to mine…most is from Thomas Sabo…love the skulls (clearly) The bag is another old favorite from Zadig & Voltaire who repeat the style but not exactly the same, similar here

That’s it for now folks.  Thanks for calling by, Sarah x


Arm Candy…A Spot of Leopard Anyone ;)?

Just a minor obsession with leopard purses ;O

Leopard bag Dolce
Above:  Dolce & Gabbana here Feature image Fontanelli here
Leopard bag Fontonelli
Above another beauty from Italian brand Fontanelli here
Leopard bag No 21
No 21 hits a double trend with the round water canteen shape here
Leopard bag Jerome D
Cool Parisienne chic from cult label Jerome Dreyfuss here
Leopard bag Prada
Last but not least an eye wateringly expensive but eye poppingly gorgeous mini trunk from Prada 😀 here

Temptress duties done…I’m off for a lie down 😉 Bye for now, Sarah x

Wardrobe Musts

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There is something about Chelsea Boots that make my heart sing and when I spied this pair I have to say that my heart stopped and my eyes popped.  I just had to have these boots…perfect for everyday wear with jeans or leggings, or as here, styled with faux leather, similar here  Of course money is an object with me…that is I have not got unlimited funds (like you guys I guess) but on the other hand using my ‘Cost per Wear’ rationale I think that these will turn out to be a real investment ;D  exact here and in plain black here  The bag I’m carrying is a perfect example that justifies my philosophy, it is several years old, Diego style, by Alexander Wang.  It is still loved by me and admired by others, available here and here I also like this one in leopard print (no surprises there then ;)) here I plan to wear my boots also with my new mini bucket from Jerome Dreyfuss (mega cool Parisienne brand) here

Trend Spotter – Cropped Wide Leg Pants

Trend Spotter - Cropped Wide Leg Pants

Topshop white peplum top
€64 –

Toast pink coat
€125 –

Marni zipper pants
€485 –

Topshop gray shoes
€93 –

3 1 Phillip Lim genuine leather handbag
€1.035 –

Hermès hermes bangle
€1.045 –

Le Specs tortoiseshell glasses
€47 –

Fashion Forecast – Brown Is the New Black!

Fashion Forecast - Brown Is the New Black!

The Row white sweater
$470 –

By Malene Birger gray turtleneck
$195 –

Acne Studios coat

A.L.C. pants

SLY 010 leather pants
$395 –

Tory Burch drawstring backpack
$665 –

Brown handbag

Silk scarve

Matte eyeshadow