Dear Friend,

This skirt arrived in the post a couple of weeks back…and it completes me.





As soon as I bought it I set about finding a duck brooch to go with it.

It’s not vintage but it has a bit of age to it.


I’m no good at casual clothes.

So, this coming Autumn/Winter I am looking to rectify this by buying some 40’s style casual clothes. I’m talking serious English staple clothes- tweeds, wools, flannel and corduroy. I’m looking for warm, comfy clothes for dropping the kids to school, doing groceries or early morning at the markets.

This group of items need to go together (style wise and colour wise) and mix ‘n’ match for effortless dressing. For this reason they will all have to fit into an earthy colour palette of browns, mustards and earthy tones.

Part of this philosophy is easy hair do’s for my days off- more scarves, more snoods and hats. I’m trying to think of them as chic not cheat.


The first item I bought to fill this gap in my wardrobe was this Harris tweed jacket (by Jigsaw) from the lovely Catherine of Audrey Scarlett VintageI bought it last year and have been dying for the cooler weather to come so I can wear it.

Although it’s bulky and warm it is very feminine on.

It cuts a mean silhouette from behind


….and this picture was taken without the aid of a girdle, bustier or cincher!

I adore it’s retro label


and it even has it’s fabric label that denotes it’s a Scottish Harris Tweed


What are you planning for the upcoming colder months?