In the unlikely event that the folk at Massimo Dutti should happen to be reading this, here's a list of items I would love an opportunity to test wear for them during my visit to Paris later this year.
10 myths and one undisputable truth with regard what to wear after you reach the grand old age of 50 years #5
Feeling reluctant about starting your day? Click on Read More in order to be reminded of something I sometimes forget.
I was never that much of a fan of the humble T-shirt until I started working in Singapore schools, at which point I realised a plain or patterned tee can be a fantastically hard working garment that won't look like a sweaty rag before you're even half way through the day. Prior to 2012 then, I owned one T-shirt that I really liked and that was about it.
10 myths and one undisputable truth with regard what to wear after you reach the grand old age of 50 years #4
Here's me celebrating the return of a style I've been missing and here too are a whole bundle of experts who assure me that, at 50, I'm too old to be allowed to enjoy 'Mom Jeans'.
Here's a link to a really fun article that appeared in Friday's Telegraph On-Line. I particularly like Lisa Armstrong's suggestion that conducting a jewellery audit every so often can help lift you out of that same old same old style rut. I also just love her choice of role models for the more mature amongst us - Robin Wright and Lauren Hutton. Cool.
General Musings: women we suspect must be keeping a portrait that shows their real age in the attic #1
Realising that his fantastic good looks must eventually fade, Dorian Grey wished to make a deal with the devil so that his portrait would age in his stead. In The Picture of Dorian Grey, that wish comes true and it is Dorian's portrait that reveals its subject as corrupt and increasingly decrepid, and must be hidden from sight as a result. Here's the first in a series of postings about actresses we believe might also have sold their souls in order to remain forever young.
10 myths and one undisputable truth with regard what to wear after you reach the grand old age of 50 years #3
Truth be told, I've only ever come across this item of advice the once, in an article by a particular women's fashion expert, Cynthia Nillis. It just seemed such a strange, pointless and just plain wrong thing to suggest, I feel obliged to refute in this series. You need only look to Channel to realise that tweed isn't always reserved for the making of matronly suits, and there are plenty of other, cheaper labels out there that use tweed to produce perfectly lovely looking clothes.
Here's a skirt I bought to wear for work at Chung Cheng High School (Main). It's a slightly tricky length to wear, I find. However, it meets with the requirements of the MOE dress code, I find it comfortable to wear, and the stretch gives it a sexier feel than your average slightly-below-mid-calf length skirt. So...
Hi there. My name is Liz and at age 50 and after 20 years of shuffling to and fro between Singapore and the UK, I've learned a thing or two about what to wear and how to have fun wearing it.
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