Dressing-gowns

I have always wanted one.

I like to get up in the morning and take it easy. I like to lounge around, have breakfast and seat on the sofa, while listening to the news and messing around on the computer.

Now, I don’t know you but, as soon as it starts being a little chilly, I need to wear something over my pyjamas. I have always been fascinated by those films where the men (I know, man, not woman, a little weird!) wear fantastic tartan, woollen, elegant, chic, warm (enough?), dressing-gowns! I do think a person should always look nice and tidy, even at home and even in their PJs, in fact, more so in those situations! One already isn’t at his/her best, hair all over the place, no make up, etc. etc. Which means one must try at least with the clothes. And anyway, I reckon a gorgeous dressing gown, would make you feel very chic and beautiful…

I have wanted one all my adult life, but, I haven’t got one yet!!!! That’s because it’s terribly hard to find something half decent. And I actually want a well cut dressing gown and it must be made in a very good fabric. I am not making compromises on this one! (well, I suppose a rarely do when it comes to clothes…).

I have found a site, where it says they actually make it by hand and, for what I can see, the gown looks nice. Here it is:

I love the colour too. They have others, but this is the one I prefer. I haven’t ordered it yet though…I have doubts…you can’t see the shape of it properly, nor the length, or the fabric for that matter! It costs quite a bit and, most important thing is, you can’t return it.

If anybody knows of where else I could look, please let me know. I am considering having made by a local dress maker too.

E.

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Tartan, tartan and more tartan!!

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Since it looks like quite a few people like tartan (it is my most successful subject ever!!), I think I will have to update my last year’s post about it, with this year’s tartan clothing…..

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There are two problems though, the first one is, there’s not much around, I suppose the trend is fading. The second one is, Tartan needs to be good, otherwise it looks awful, so prices are definitely rather high.

But, I searched extensively and found some interesting things, even though not many, to be fair..  As a matter of fact, it has really been difficult to find tartan clothing and what there is, isn’t very nice, lots of cheap stuff!! I have found a site though, where they sell “preowned” things. They are mostly quality designer pieces:

http://www.covetique.com

There ‘s otherwise  “The Outnet”, from the “Net-A-Porter’s Group , which sells previous season’s items at discounted prices. Here too, you can find some very good quality things, perhaps the only way most of us can end up owning a designer’s piece!!

http://www.theoutnet.com

First of all, I would like to show you some accessories. I like the idea of wearing a simple outfit and then adding just one tartan piece:

Such a nice wallet! Why hide it in your handbag, use it as a small clutch instead!!

Or you could go for something more casual:

BARBOUR GREEN TARTAN MORAR TARRAS BAG

BARBOUR GREEN TARTAN MORAR TARRAS BAG

 

Or an I-Pad case, again, used as a clutch:

AMI ALEXANDRE MATTIUSSI tartan iPad case

AMI ALEXANDRE MATTIUSSI tartan iPad case

 

 

 

 

 

What about adding some tartan shoes? Not with the bag of course, instead of it!

I love this pair of high heels or these quite unusual ankle boots:

Can you imagine a LBD or a dark grey one with them?!? Beautiful.

If you really want something tartan on your phone too, here’s a case for it:

Blue Tartan Phone Case by PATTERNPANDA

Blue Tartan Phone Case by PATTERNPANDA

I also found this belt:

Fausto Pugliesi tartan belt

Fausto Pugliesi tartan belt

I would wear it on a pair of jeans, wouldn’t that be chic?!

Let’s now talk about clothes.

I have a gorgeous outdoor’s jacket:

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren tartan and faux fur jacket

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren tartan and faux fur jacket

 

 

 

This is the first time ever I see a faux fur collar which looks like a real one, it does look really nice.

 

 

 

Another jacket, which could be worn in a more elegant way, or not:

LOVE MOSCHINO women's tartan wool jacket - red check

LOVE MOSCHINO women’s tartan wool jacket – red check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now a couple of shirts, a silk one:

Tommy Hilfiger tartan shirt

Tommy Hilfiger tartan shirt

MIH JEANS GREEN SILK DOUBLE LAYER TARTAN TOP

MIH JEANS GREEN SILK DOUBLE LAYER TARTAN TOP

 

 

and a cotton one:

 

 

 

 

Next a top,

Boden HATTIE TOP

Boden HATTIE TOP

 

Isn’t it quite interesting? I would wear it with either a shirt or a long sleeves top underneath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, now some skirts!

a lovely, vintage dress:

Liana Woolen Tartan Dress With Pleated Skirt by MRS POMERANZ

Liana Woolen Tartan Dress With Pleated Skirt by MRS POMERANZ

Trousers:

Do wear all of these things with plain and newest trends for maximum effect.

This is it I am afraid…

E.