CHEAP SHOES

I never thought I would say this…I bought a pair of cheap shoes, they are not even leather!! Never, never in my life I have even considered buying shoes which are not good quality and I’d rather think this is not the start of a new trend. But, there, I did come home with these:

Not bad, are they?! In fact, I think they look reasonably expensive. In order to make them look even more so, I have changed the laces and substitute them with some flat fabric classic ones:

The other thing I am going to do is to get new rubber heels on them, they otherwise make that gastly “cheap shoe heels sound”, which will give my game away! This, together with good quality clothes, will disguise the shoes true origins!

E.

COS white T-shirts selection

A white t-shirt is what they call a “must have”, always. I reckon one ought to have at least 3, in one’s wardrobe, at any time, perhaps more during summer.  So, if you are missing any, here is a great selection from COS:

You absolutely must look at the details on them, their cut and their fabric. Or not, otherwise you will order them all!!

A white t-shirt will tone down a trousers suit:

a skirt look, a little more casual:

Will make your old jeans very chic:

your chinos cool and more elegant:

and your wide leg trousers even chicer:

E.

Heritage style

I read, a little while ago, on Vanity Fair, this winter the “Heritage look” is back.

Immense joy! I have always loved it and always will. Think classic fabric like tweed, tartan, corduroy; shetland wool (itchy I know, but gorgeous), argyle patters, WOW!! I am not sure why I adore all this, perhaps fond of old times?

Anyhow, now, I am a “little older”, I think perhaps all this might make me look I come from that period in history and not in a positive way!! But, there is a way, actually, to approach it without looking too ancient:

the secret is to mix those beautiful items together with clashing patters and/or colours. I am going to give you a couple of examples,  I don’t actually like the single items in them necessarily , but they show well enough what I mean:

Does this explain better? (The pics are from Vanity Fair) Rather than wearing an argyle pattern top over something plain, worn over another pattern makes it look up to date. If you throw in a strange colour as well, than you have the modern Heritage look!

E.