Haircut: 20 months of Hair Growth

From platinum blonde pixie to honey blonde bob. 

Going back to my natural colour was one of the best hair decisions I've made. Extremely low maintenance at the salon! Hubs was 100% right since he suggested it :)

Had a hair trim yesterday, which happens every 3 months these days. Shaped and thinned at the back. Front still growing, and grows slower than the back. Dead ends cut off. 

This is straight and styled by me. I'll wear it wavy too, of course! The fringe stays out my face with my specs. Handy! 

About two to three more inches to go. Will continue growing it into next year.

......and new easy-to-identify luggage. xo


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WiWs: Belated Birthday Edition

My birthday was 7 weeks ago on July 9. I got the Smythe blazer, the big tan pants, and orange trousers. I wore the blazer with the tan pans out for fancy sushi on my birthday like this. It was a chilly air-conditioned setting so I was glad to have the coverage! 
This is my FAVOURITE ITEM BLAZER OF ALL TIME. It could not be more perfect. I've worn it quite a bit already. The pants too! Versatile items for my style. 

My bold statement of the day:

Modern Classic is my Fashion- Forward  :)

I'm organically adding and wearing more classics. They suit me, feel gorgeously luxe and elegant, and make me happy! It feels fashion-forward to wear a higher percentage of classics at the moment because they feel "new" and are beyond trends - which I love wearing too, btw! I'm a Trendy Classic. 

The BIG pair of tan pair pants are a fringe trend at this exaggerated width. The orange pants are a fringe trend I see coming down the runways too. Straight high waist pants that are full length with a bit of scrunch. Polar opposite to each other and super fun! The grommet belt and ten year old gold loafers are trendy. My eyewear is retro.

The blazer is a classic. Loud and unique in the screaming plaid. 

My new hair, blouse, knitted top, gold belt, both bags, cream loafers, make-up, and pearls are classic.

Sam and Jo are in a league of their own :)

The orange blouse had to be mine. Dutch orange, stirrups, and horse bits for my horse capsule. Enough said! Wore it untucked for a change too. It feels stunning! 

Hair Update: Desperately need a re-shape. The back grows faster than the front, and I want the front longer. Trim next week. VERY much enjoying my natural colour, and the length that finally looks more attractive to my eye. Far fewer bad hair days. 

Thanks for looking! xo


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Complement: Whiskey Boots and Bag

The bag came and is a perfect tonal match with the new tall boots! Lucky.

It's a Baldinini bag. I love Italian made goods, and Italy! It sells for $895 full price. I got it for $175 on Mega bargain at 80% off! It's brand new, stunning, simple, practical, and impeccable. 

In the light of LJP's thread on "forever items", and SarahDH's thread on "the currency of your style" - these are good examples of pieces that I will have for a LONG time. They are Modern Classics, so I personally won't tire of them. Sufficiently current, and always chic and polished to my eye. I can wear them in playful way too ;) 

These items match three more very old wardrobe items that embellish the whiskey complement. More classics, more "forever items", and I'll write a post about that soon. 

My style soul is as classic as it is trendy. A balanced 50/50 split. 


WIW: Brown, Baby!

CHANGE is my word for the year. Wearing chocolate brown with a happy heart is a BIG change.

I haven't worn brown clothing since the '80s, when my school uniform was brown. Took me 35 years to recover..... 

Waving to Brooklyn, Suntiger, April, LJP, Style Fan and Star as forum members who have loved chocolate brown forever! 

When I saw the brown chevron Theory suit at the NAS, I felt a strong affection! Browns are great with my new darker and more versatile hair. And that short blazer with the big wide trousers at puddle length is soooo '80s with a touch of '40s. Complete with sharp shoulders. How can this suit not be mine ;) 

The suit is impeccable, and drapes like a dream! 

This is how I will wear my new brown Theory suit in September when it's cool enough to do so. 

Brown my way. In a bolder way. I'm a loud person, so I can't wear brown quietly! Honest outfits. And just the beginning of a hundred ways I can style this suit.

  • With AllSaints brown mesh top. The pattern is a work of art! The bright bits in the pattern make it for me.
  • With '60s inspired mesh top. Makes me smile :)
  • Cream loafers and boots. Sometimes a cream grommet '80s belt to match. Looped the '80s way.
  • Taupe, orange, cream bags create CONTRAST.
  • Eyewear variations. All prescription lenses. 

Sam and Jo feature heavily in my posts because they're always close-by. I can't be precious about my clothes! They have to work with very doggie daily life, or I'm not interested. This time, our outfits match :)

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend. xo


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