All posts tagged: fashion sense

Fashion: Dresses for The Mature Woman

Or as I’d like to call it – those over 40, since sometimes maturity has nothing to do with wearing age-appropriate or those that compliment the figure. But then again, if it makes a person feel good, by all means, I say flaunt it as you vision it. But just in case you are curious, here’s what’s suggested and as always my favorites below. Let me know if you agree or disagree, if a certain dress code should be followed after 40. On another note – are you as excited as I am about the Downton Abbey Movie – which opens in the U.S. on September 20 {featured image source and credit}

Fashion: Backpacks Are In

If you live in a tech city and need to commute to work, while working on your commute, the backpack is the ideal bag-of-sorts to consider. I do, and it has helped a great deal since I converted, especially when the train breaks down in San Francisco, and you find yourself walking a great distance sometimes, so the backpack helps. Not to mention the lunch, the shoes, the laptop, and everything else but the kitchen sink women need to feel whole while outside of our homes. 🙂 Check out these stylish ones… and do you prefer a handbag over a backpack? {source}

Food: Dinner Tonight – Feta and Honey and Cauliflower Salad

I’ve had the weirdest cravings lately – not pregnant – just that I think my body is telling me what nutrients I am lacking. Which right now, or early this morning, I had a taste for feta, and cauliflower and sweet and sour – which I probably could consider combining into one big happy salad. But then I saw this recipe for pan fried feta, and my dinner plans got a whole lot better. Now the trouble is, I also LOVE pan-fried Halloumi cheese – maybe I’ll do both.  Anyway, here are the recipes: INGREDIENTS for Pan-Fried Feta PEPPERED HONEY 1/4 cup honey 1/2-1 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for serving 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for serving FRIED FETA 1 (10-12 ounce) block feta cheese 1 large egg, beaten 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 thinly sliced lemon zest (from about 1 lemon) 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped pita chips or pita bread, for serving {more}   INGREDIENTS for Roasted Cauliflower Salad 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 can (14 ounce) chickpeas, drained 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder 2 teaspoons smoked paprika …

Fashion: Dresses and Shirts from Boden

I discovered Boden last year, when searching for summer dresses that were borderline dressy – from work to play – by play I mean packing for my travels. 🙂 Last year, I bought this dress, which has become my favorite, most comfortable and flattering piece I’ve worn for a while. Considering we’ve had a week long HOT temperatures around San Francisco, I am feeling the need to add a few more pieces to my wardrobe. {featured image source}

Monday Thoughts on A Writer of Novels and Fashion Gowns

Minus the phone calls, I stuck true to how my Sunday was projected  to pan out. This morning I woke up as normal at four to feed my dog, and began my ritual of getting ready for work, except my mind was elsewhere. I was busy thinking about this writer, who, on only novel two, has apparently become a huge success  in France and thanks to his wonderful translator, has managed to offer up his wonderful writings to the rest of the world. Dummy-me for not learning about him until, I happen to walk into a bookstore in England last month and stumble upon his novel, which was not really on display, but rather tucked on a shelf in the back of the store. Lucky for me, because I seldom gravitate towards the promoted books on display at the front door. The gems are filed on the shelves. By the time I got on the train and took my usual seat, my focus shifted to fashion – the ones from last night’s SAG awards and …

Fashion: Budget Friendly Alternative For the Trendy Shopper

We all do it – see a style sense online and feel the need to duplicate – or draw from to create our own look. For this very reason, I figured it would be fun to price the original piece and a budget-friendly alternative: For the Meghan look: Original ensemble details and a budget-friendly alternative  Skirt, Top, Shoes The camel blazer I’ve been searching for – Original pictured and top right $595.00 and replica bottom right $37.00 Herringbone Blazer I wish I never donated over a decade ago – but here’s the original (left) $3150.00 and a budget-friendly alternative $159.00 Shoes in Loafers – my favorite wear in suede can be bought here (left) $128.00 and here for a budget-friendly alternative (right) $69.00 – either way is a win win Quilted jackets in a variety of color: Original (left) $590.00 and budget-friendly option (right) $99.50   Featured image source from here – see my new arrivals pick 

Fashion: 4 out of 8 in Shoes

Shoes that are approved or obsessed over by fashion editors, is a blog entry that naturally caught my attention, mostly because of the top photo. I wanted to see for myself what the fuss is all about since I do love the colors.  And here I found four out of 8 shoes I would incorporate into my daily attire, once the weather shifts from wet to a little warm and sunny. And here’s the rest in case your taste in shoes differs from mine.

Fashion: French Woman’s Winter Guide

I regret the fact I gave away my suit jackets from the 90’s because I am seeing them back in style and that was one style I had always appreciated and wore. In keeping in line with the suit jacket or men’s jackets according to the French, here’s what the French Woman’s guide to winter wear. What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt about style? “To not try to be too sophisticated. Even if I am going to an event or a wedding, I try to just look effortless. The more effortless you look, the more chic you look.” What five things do all French women have in their wardrobe during the winter season? “A perfect sweater, a manly coat or jacket – it’s very important to mix masculine and feminine – a jumper dress (they’re so great because they are warm and cosy, but still feminine), a perfect jean and a great pair of boots.” How do you choose a winter coat? “I absolutely always buy in a bigger size. This is true for …