Bits and pieces

I was busy, Christmas holidays… I took a break from looking at clothes, my favourite past time!  But now I am back. The first two months of the year are quite horrible, I know, the sales are on. But things are changing, more and more fashion brands have new arrivals all the time 🙂 That’s why I have a few suggestions, no theme, just random pieces:

  1. Because chinos are always useful and comfy and I love these two colours.



What can I say, I love tartan and I love puffed sleeves.


GIORGIO ARMANI Borsa la Prima grande in pelle palmellata

This is a gorgeous bag. I adore the colour burgundy and this kind of “scratched” leather look. Unfortunately the price is rather high..but, once in a lifetime, a girl ought to have a bag like this. It is an investment, so one should think long and hard before buying it.



Rather more inexpensive this cute little fun bag. Nonetheless, very precious.



Tweed culottes. Great with knee high boots and a little cashmere jumper.


Now, Zara’s earrings are obviously affordable, I can’t say the same thing for the chain necklace…. I am sure it’s possible to find something similar though. After all, there’s no need to get in the shower with it.


No caption here. Just a link . If you can afford cashmere at home, this is the site for you. Heaven.



Because a cashmere jumper is forever, forget diamonds!





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!



The Scotch House – London

When I went to London for the fist time, I visited many places, but one, amongst many others, left a mark in my heart. It was a shop, not any kind of shop though, it was a wonderful place, full of tartans and things made with beautiful tartan fabrics: The Scotch House.

I think I came across it by chance, but, having always been in love with everything fashion related, I had to go inside. Now, the shop was very nice and the things they sold too. I love fabrics and I love tartans. But it was when I entered the round room in the middle of the shop that my heart skipped a beat. It was gorgeous, dark wooden shelves all around, with piles of nicely folded tartan fabrics. I know it’s perhaps difficult  to understand, but that place, for me, was like a Spa for others. There I felt great, at peace, relaxed and happy. It was just too beautiful to explain in mere words.


(sorry about the man in the middle, but I couldn’t find any other pics)

Unfortunately this shop does not exist anymore. I went looking for it the last time I was in London and realised it had closed down. I was very sad. I am telling you all this, so you will be able to understand what I am going to tell you next.

There’s a shop, a second hand one, or vintage if you prefer (these days is cooler to call it this way, even though it tends to be the same thing), I sometimes have a look in the window and more seldom go inside (I am afraid I will find something to buy!!). Last week I lingered in front of a display where there was a kilt. I have been looking for a tartan skirt for a few years now and that one looked rather like what I wanted. I didn’t go in though. A week later , it was still there, calling me… I decided it was fate and went in. It was my size…

But what was that made me decide I should try it on was the joy at seeing it was from “The Scotch House” ! Fancy finding the perfect kilt and made by my favourite tartan shop ever!!!! It was perfect. I bought it of course. It isn’t just a skirt, it’s much more than that, it’s memories. I don’t know if you can understand but, when I will wear it, I will feel so chic and I will always feel the way I felt in that beautiful room so long ago.