Style Tips and Fun with Fashion

Sunday, 18 March 2018

4 Great Reasons to be Lazy! #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

I'm happy to hold my hand up and admit that I'm a lazy person!
Being lazy is not something shameful, or even negative.
In fact, being lazy means you hold some great life skills.
Being lazy can be a good thing.

People have been miss-labelled as lazy for years.
Laziness is NOT a bad thing.
Lazy people are not stupid or slow.
The opposite is often true.
Laziness is not something to shy away from.
Being a lazy person has some amazing benefits.

4 Great Traits of a Typical Lazy Person


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

What ARE you Wearing? It Doesn't Go!

Cobalt coat, striped sock boots & hot pink trousers | Fake Fabulous

It feels really good to wear some seriously bold colour from time to time.
I am a colour lover and often mix and match different shades but, this outfit takes colour to the next level.

I love a mega-clash but clashing high contrast colours can be intimidating.
Sometimes the thought of replicating a look like this can be scary.
This is because bold clashes look much bolder in real life.

The thing about a super-duper clash is that it may look great in a photo but in the cold light of a winter's day colours like these stick out like a sore thumb!

I'm more than happy to be a sore thumb but, if you're not, then it's easy to make an outfit like this one more wearable.
Just switch out one of the bold coloured pieces for a more grounding neutral of your choice.

Cobalt coat, striped sock boots & hot pink trousers | Fake Fabulous

It's not the first time I've clashed this bold blue coat with other colours.
Mixing various blues and pink.
Or bright blue, pale blue and red.
Subtle as a brick and I'm not sorry! 😛

Cobalt coat, striped sock boots & hot pink trousers | Fake Fabulous

I'm lucky to have friends and family that are not afraid to say what they feel.
So when a friend said to me...
"This is an interesting look."
"Quite clashy, eh."
{That was clashy, not classy!}
"Nothing really goes does it?"
They were not being mean or bitchy, just stating a fact, and I took it as a compliment.
For me, bold is beautiful!

Cobalt coat, striped sock boots & hot pink trousers | Fake Fabulous

Are you wary of a (super-mega-uber) bold clash?
Or, do you love to mix as much as me?
What are your favourite mixes?
Please let me know!

TEAL JUMPER: c/o Woolovers
SILK SCARVES: Charity shopped
BLUE COAT: Vintage
BAG: Topshop

Cobalt coat, striped sock boots & hot pink trousers | Fake Fabulous


Sunday, 11 March 2018

How NOT to be Jealous | #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

I've not got a jealous bone in my body.
I'm not boasting or being smart about it.
It's just a statement of fact.

I sometimes feign envy, for fun, but to be honest I'm not even sure I'm doing it right!

My husband thinks my lack of envy and jealousy is because I'm confident in who (and what) I am, but I'm not so sure he's right about that!

I often don't feel very confident.
{But do a good job of faking confidence on a regular basis!}


Thursday, 8 March 2018

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring | 7 Favourite Winter Looks

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! 7 Favourite Winter Looks | Fake Fabulous

My 7 favourite Winter outfits

Winter has been the usual mixed bag of odd Scottish weather.
Ranging from the glorious crisp days of winter sunshine to torrential rain to thigh-deep snow.

Despite the huge (melting) piles of snow outside, today was the first time I've felt the hopeful glow of Spring.

The sun is shining and there's a feeling of optimism.

Of course, it won't last long (this is Scotland after all!) and the rain will return at any moment, but for now, it's a slice of heaven and the perfect time to share my 7 favourite winter outfits.


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Shake it Up and Try Something Different! #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

How many of us are guilty of sicking to the same-old, same-old?
Whether it's the shops we go to, or the type of books we read.
We are creatures of habit.

The problem with habit is that we can become stuck in a rut.
And the problem with being in a rut is that we can become stale, boring and eventually out of touch.

Being out of touch = Being OLD


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Sheepskin and an Irish Aran Knit | Vintage Winter Style

Grey Vintage Sheepskin Coat & an Aran Wool Jumper | Fake Fabulous

Nothing keeps you quite as warm as a sheepskin coat.
Even the latest high-tech fabric (or the fluffiest of down) can't cut it, compared to a real shearling fleece.

However, even though I'm not a vegetarian I still feel a twinge of guilt wearing the skin of an animal.
Which is simply ridiculous when you consider I use leather handbags, not to mention all of my leather shoes and boots!

I feel like such a hypocrite.


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Dots, Spots and Comfortable Shoes!

Blue Fit and Flare Dress, Spotty Tights and Mary Janes | Fake Fabulous

Today the snow is coming down heavier than I've seen it in a long time (we have a Red Met Office weather warning which has never been seen here before) so I'm cosied up in layers of wool and sharing an outfit from last weekend.
No snow in these photos but it was still bitterly cold!
My big coat is just out of shot, and I'm gritting my teeth against the chill.

This outfit has so many layers under it that I'm almost a dress size thicker, although my bare wrists are still not happy.
My feet, on the other hand, are grinning from pinky to biggy.
Happy toes!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

It's not My Style but You Might Like it! #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

Pink Embroidered Maxi dress in Winter | Fake Fabulous

First world problems, eh?
A blogger getting sent something that is not to their taste.
You may be thinking...
"Awww Didumns. My heart bleeds for you. Just send it back and stop moaning!"
I would normally agree and do just that!

However, this time I started to think about how many times we shop online and buy things that turn out nothing like what we were expecting.
How many times have you not bothered to send something back that didn't suit?
I'm certainly guilty of that!

Maybe that not-quite-right item is banished to the back of your wardrobe waiting for that elusive "one day"?

So today is the day I'm wearing a dusky pink maxi dress that's not my style at all!


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Burgundy, Cream & Orange | The Perfect Neutral

Burgundy Pinafore Jumpsuit, Orange Polo Neck & a Cosy Cardigan | Fake Fabulous

What colours are you loving to wear at the moment?
I just can't seem to get enough burgundy, despite the fact that it's neither "on trend" or a colour that is supposed to suit me.
{See my burgundy legs and blouse HERE and an old Burgundy look HERE, with lots of pinks and reds!}

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Pick One Positive Thought... #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

This week has been a whirlwind of different emotions and experiences and I'm sure your normal week involves something very similar...

For me, it was the serious worry about a family member's health.
An annoying eBay issue I had to deal with.
The feeling of gratitude that I've reached my 44th Birthday (that was on Friday).
A tedious (and unnecessary) work issue.
Oh, and what felt like 100 other thoughts floating about too.
My brain has been up, down and round the doors this week!

I'm sure your week has involved plenty of ups and downs too.
Some minor, maybe some not so minor.
No wonder we often feel frazzled.

It's good to pause, take stock and focus on one simple thing.

Focus on one positive thought to take into the week ahead.

Each Sunday night I like to take stock of my week and try and put any negativity behind me.
I feel like each week is a fresh start and thinking about something positive helps me to move forward with ease.

Last week my positive thought was to find the bright side of every problem and put things into perspective.
This week I'm going to do something kind every day, with no other motive than for my own enjoyment!

{Being kind is great for my our mental wellbeing as well as making other people happy}

I'd love for you to share a positive vibe you would like to take into your new week.
Whether it's something silly (and simple) like spending an extra 5 minutes doing nothing every day... or enjoying a brew in total silence.
Or, it might be something more serious... like starting that big project you've been putting off.

Whatever it is I'd love to hear all about it!

Last week the lovely Jodie wrote a post about her family connection and it reminded me of how lucky I am to have certain relationships in my life.
Love and support doesn't always have to come from family members.
Friends can be just a special.
Read her full post HERE... and check out some of the fashion choices back in the day!


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Bad days, eBay Pitfalls and Charity Shop Consolation!

Magenta Wool Dress, Teal Coat, Fuschia Bag | Winter Colour | Fake Fabulous

Wouldn't it be nice if we could sail through life without a glitch?
No major problems.
Not even any minor niggles.
It would be great, wouldn't it?
I bet there would be no furrowed brows in the world!

However, back in reality, sometimes really bad things happen to us all.
It's inevitable.

What's also guaranteed are those silly and annoying little things that happen more regularly than we'd like them to.

Today was one of those annoying little niggle days.

In a nutshell...

I had decided to get back onto eBay after an age away from it.
I'm selling a few pieces that don't fit me too well, or I've only worn once or twice and don't see myself wearing again.
You know the type of things, don't you?
We all have them lurking.

Anyway, I am thrilled to sell a coat of mine I've only worn a couple of times.
It's a beautiful coat, only being sold because it's too tight on the shoulders for me.
{You can see the coat HERE.}
I'm sure any buyer will be thrilled with it.

Yay, I'm all excited!
My first eBay sale in a long while.

Then the inevitable happens...


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Grey & Lemon | Dressing for Spring when it's Still Cold

Dove Grey Cashmere Culottes and Lemon Tunic Jumper | Fake Fabulous

I'm getting a little fed up with my Winter woollies and dark clothing BUT it's far too cold for cotton, linen and spring-like fabrics.
What can I do?


Sunday, 11 February 2018

What's Wrong with Going Grey? #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

Are you ready to go grey | Should you go grey | Fake Fabulous over 40

Going grey... what's the fuss all about?

Why is it such a big deal?

How come getting your hair coloured a 'trendy' grey is super-cool but rocking a 'natural' grey is somehow distasteful?

And before you say...
"Hang on a minute Sam, going grey is cool.
There are plenty of people doing it ... and rocking it!"
I totally agree!
There are older bloggers, celebrities and models with grey hair.
There are also plenty of younger women going grey with sass.
BUT, for the most part (unless your hair has an all-over even icy tone) grey hair is frowned upon by society.

Grey hair is seen as somehow a little grubby.
Grey hair is associated with getting old and past it.
Letting your hair go grey means you've probably given up on looking nice.
You've just let yourself go.

Hmm... Why the hell should it!?

Why do we feel like we've got to apologise for (or justify) our greying hair?
Why do we make excuses for it...
"I'm allergic to the dye / my scalp is irritated / I'm fed up with the hasstle, mess, expense..... blah blah blah."
Who are we kidding on?
As if dying our hair is fooling anyone anyway.

Everyone knows that if you are over a certain age that head of glossy brown locks is anything but natural.
As for the 'natural' blondes out there... come on ladies we all know what's really going on.

So WHY do we do it??

Why do we put chemicals on our hair... and into our water?
Why do we find it so hard to be who we really are?

Well, it's not our fault!!
We have been conditioned (since we were little girls) into thinking that 'young' is best.
Culture/Media/society puts enormous pressure on women to stay young forever... and makes a FORTUNE from it!

And it's not fair!!

How come men get to be older, grey (and even balding) and end up looking distinguished, learned, dashing... and just as sexy (sometimes even more so) than their younger self!
Whereas we women just get old?
Where's the justice in that?

I'm thinking of letting my grey come through and plan on going with it for now and seeing how it looks.
Or (more importantly) how I feel about it.

My hairdresser assures me that my grey will just blend and lighten my natural colour.
I'm not so sure.
I still feel the pressure to colour it.
I'm not sure why.

I'm *disappointed with myself for even thinking like that! (*shakes head)

Please let me know your thoughts on this subject.
I'd love to hear your opinion.

I'd love to hear your grey hair stories.
Are you a die-hard dyer?
Are you embracing your natrual beauty?

OR... do you want to give up the bottle but can't face the consequences?

No more faffing about... Let's get linking!

Last week the link up went all weird, so I'm hoping this week works a little better.
Thank you for linking up last time, if you could manage it!
Apologies if you couldn't.

The lovely Jennie caught my eye last week, especially her fabulous 'do'.
Her grey colour looks like one of the on-trend toners (unless Jennie is super-lucky!) but it just goes to show how cool a trendy cut can look with a grey colour!
Check out her full post HERE.


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Old Fashioned is the New Cool!

Tweed dress, vintage satin blouse, coloured tights & Chunky boots | Fake Fabulous

I don't know about you, but sometimes the annual springtime sales push that tells us...
"This is the latest must-have-fashion, don't miss out!" 

Leaves me a little chilled.

Of course, I love looking at the new season's latest trend pieces... especially the colour trends and combinations.
The 'new' stylings are always inspiring, and I love seeing how I can use similar pieces in my current wardrobe to create a modern look.

Tweed dress, vintage satin blouse, coloured tights & Chunky boots | Fake Fabulous

However, some days I crave something a little more unique.
Perhaps a better quality fit and finish?
Items that are more skillfully and thoughtfully made.
Pieces built to last.
For this nothing beats a bit of vintage.
Vintage pieces are perfect when you're looking for something different.

AND vintage (or vintage inspired) looks are easy to create for that one-of-a-kind feel.

Tweed dress, vintage satin blouse, coloured tights & Chunky boots | Fake Fabulous

All you need is a little confidence to pull them off.
AND, it doesn't even need to be genuine!
Fake confidence works just as well.

{If you lack the confidence to strut try these 5 steps to body confidence or find out How to overcome fear...HERE.}

This vintage blouse was just the ticket to star in this simple outfit.
Rich colours and different textures add interest.
Chunky boots and equally chunky earrings finished things off nicely!

Today's look is no more high-fashion, fashionable or on-trend than flea in the air.
BUT, somedays we just need to do our own thing don't we?
Regardless of what the world is telling us we should be doing.
A mini style rebellion!

BLOUSE: Vintage Jacques Vert
BOOTS: Vagabond
BAG: Old
POLO NECK: La Redoute

Tweed dress, vintage satin blouse, coloured tights & Chunky boots | Fake Fabulous

Do you sometimes tire of being sold something "New" that is just a re-worked version of something old!?
Please let me know by leaving me a comment.
I love reading them!


Sunday, 4 February 2018

7 Fabulous Bloggers you Should be Following

I've been bowled over with inspiration after my plea to...
"Please share your favourite bloggers with me!" 
I decided to be utterly selfish and trim the list down to 7 bloggers that I loved from all of your (fabulous) suggestions.

Thank you so much to anyone who took the time to comment and email me.
I really appreciate your efforts.
I was overwhelmed with all of the suggestions.

Please check out my blogroll for some more awesome blogs with wonderfully inspiring ladies that I love following.

However, my daughter challenged me to list my top 5.
"Mum, if you had to pick ONLY 5 unmissable, must-read, can't-miss-a-moment blogs which ones would they be?"
Yikes... SO tricky!

I narrowed it down to these 5 amazing ladies...

Catherine @Not Dressed as Lamb

Monica @Senora Allnut

Lisa @ The Sequinist

Lisa @ Lisa Eldridge

Liyana@ Affordorable

I love these 5 blogs for different reasons.
Some of these bloggers are HUGE, making their living from blogging... others are relatively small BUT all of these ladies are truly unmissable for me.
When I only have 5 minutes to browse the blogging world I HAVE to see what these women have been up to.
They are always so uplifting and inspiring!

Do you agree with my top 5?

Now on to some 'new' blogs... that aren't new at all but they are new to me and my blogroll and definitely worth checking out.

To quote a lovely email I received... 
"She lives in California (and) is in her 50s.I think she is, or was, a style consultant. Very sweet gal, seems very likeable.  She has a casual lifestyle and a great knack for styling casual clothes." 

2. Bettye @ Fashionschlub

The lovely Bettye seems like a genuinely nice person with a very supportive and generous nature.
I love her attitude and style
Plus, she is a dog lover too!

3. Angie @ You Look Fab

Angie's blog is different from the usual.
She has an interactive forum where you can get plenty of support from likeminded ladies all around the globe.

4. Andriana @ Fake Leather

This blog is SO beautiful.
Andriana is a stunning Mexican lady living in Spain, her style and her photos are fabulous!
Chic and stylish.

4. Paola @ Finding Paola

Colour, rich colour and .... more vibrant COLOUR.
I LOVE the images and the attitude.
My kind of blog!

5. Tolly @ Tolly Dolly Posh

I've got jeans older than Tolly! (She's 17) but she has a mature and talented head on her (beautiful) shoulders.
Her blog is colourful and eclectic with an ethical angle.

6. Amina @ Tassel Fairy

I must admit that I let out a little squeal when Amina's page loaded.
If you love colour then check out her (uber) bright style!

7. Jessica @ Jessica Rose Williams

Monochrome and minimalistic... certainly not 'me' but absolutely beautiful.
Calming and inspiring!

I could go on and on.... (and on)... as there were SO many suggestions!

These ladies, however, made me linger on their blogs for longer than the others and I spent hours exploring their posts!

Is there anyone missing from this list?
Is your favourite not mentioned here (or on my blogroll)??

If so, please let me know so I can check them out!


Thursday, 1 February 2018

It's a Little New Romantic Style

Pale Grey and Pink | Mixing Patterns and Colours | Fake Fabulous

Personal style is lots of fun and the best thing about being a style blogger (as opposed to a fashion blogger) is that you can share and wear whatever you want!

Some days are fashionable.
Some days are vintage.
Some days are minimal and some are more eclectic.

Today, I'm feeling a little 'New romantic' and mixing my patterns.
Some might call it eclectic.
Some might say eccentric!

I say it's fun to mix up your look.


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Bold Stripes and Bright Colours in Winter

Boden Ottoman Dress & Bold Colours | Winter Style | Fake Fabulous

Bold stripes are quite a statement on their own but why stop there?
Especially on a dull Winter's day.

Today I'm wearing my black and white striped dress with plenty of layers... and a splash of colour!

{See this striped dress worn with flat shoes.....HERE and stripes with lots of shoes HERE}


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Does Blogging Make you Fat?! #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

Okay, I admit that title is a little (ahem) on the sensational side.

What I really mean is...

Does blogging contribute to a sedentary lifestyle?
Does sitting all day at a computer make us a bit squishy around the middle?
Unless you're a fitness blogger, does blogging make you unfit?


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Hard Snow and a Spring Chicken!

Navy Wool Skirt, Rust and Lemon | Fake Fabulous | Style over 40

On some days taking blog photos is more of a challenge than others.
Today was one of those days!

Navy Wool Skirt, Rust and Lemon | Fake Fabulous | Style over 40

I LOVE snow... especially the proper "fluffy" stuff that's perfect for making snowmen.
Great for playing in, not so great for fashion photographs!

Sunday, 21 January 2018

3 Easy Ways to be Stylish on a Budget #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

1. Get the Best Quality 'Basics' you can Afford...

Spend your money on your basics.
BUT before you start, remember that not everyone's basics are the same.

My basics would be dark jeans, boots, a warm coat, jumpers, belts and bags.
Your basics might be dresses, cardigans and court shoes.
Or... trousers, trainers and blouses.
Whatever your favourite items are (your go-to items) those are your basics.
Ignore anyone that tells you that you need certain pieces, like trenchcoats and blazers.
Only buy them if you really love them... and will wear them to death.

2. Try Outlet Shops and Charity Shops.

Be careful.
Only buy what you fall in love with.

Make sure the quality is there.
A bargain priced acrylic jumper will look nasty in no time.
Good quality wool (or cashmere) on the other hand, looks great forever.
{If you look after it}

Sometimes items are at rock bottom prices because they look bloody awful!
If you can, read the reviews.
Check the cost (and ease) of returns.

If in doubt remember my Grandpa's wise words...

"It's only a bargain if you'd have happily paid full price!"

3. Be Cautious with Colour!

Yes, we all know pale coloured outfits can look uber-expensive and super-chic but, only if the quality is tip-top.

Cream trousers (for example) look fabulous if they are made from quality wool crepe.
Not so nice in cheap poly/viscose.

If the budget is tight avoid cheap versions of quality pieces.
If you really want those cream trousers don't waste your money on a cheap pair.
Play the waiting game.
Save a little money here and there, and invest in the best you can afford.

Pale colours draw attention to poor finishes, low quality fabics and dodgy tailoring.
Ignore anyone that tells you pale colours are instantly chic.
They're not.

If money is too tight, and the buget tiny, stick to darker hues like charcoal, aubergine, navy and black.
Darker colours can hide a multitude of sins.
If you crave colour and NEED paler coloured items in your life, you're going to have to get to work searching those sale rails and outlet shops... it's not always easy.
However, when you find a gem it feels fantastic!

BONUS: If you want to elevate your 'cheap' items try changing the buttons and definitely ditch that self-tie (or 'free') belt.

I've stuck to 3 easy tips.... do you have any more to share?
Id love to hear them!

Last week Mary Leigh's pregnancy update post caught my eye, and made me remember (fondly) being so very pregnant.
Personally...I looked like a hippo, and she looks so cute and pretty.
Some women simply bloom.
It's such an exciting time for her and I wish her all the luck in the world with her new arrival!
See her full post HERE.


Friday, 19 January 2018

5 Inspiring (and Thought Provoking) Links

1. How to Spot the Difference Between Real and Fake Fur.

I know it's hardly "breaking news" but, after the recent (appalling) reports about many big brands with no fur policies using real fur under the guise of "Fake"... see this news report from April about the use of real fur by big brands I was keen to share with you something that might help give you the confidence to spot the fake-Fakes.

Apart from the obvious avoidance of the "Made in China" under £30 labelled products THIS article offers a simple guide as to how to tell if your faux fur is actually a fox, mink, racoon dog or even cat.

A horrible thought if you consider the animals are often skinned alive to obtain the pelt.
Whatever your thoughts on meat eating, leather wearing and use of animal-derived products, no one wants to be responsible (and we ARE responsible, as consumers) for such barbaric treatment of any creature.

2. The BUY NOTHING Makeup Tutorial. 

Lisa Eldridge is one of my favourite bloggers.
She is uber-famous, super-successful, makes up the stars and attends fabulous events on a regular basis.
She has millions of youtube follows and could be making a mint from advertising.
However, she never used to have any adverts until recently.
Has she sold out?
She donates her advertising revenue to Plan International, helping girls that need it.
This particular post really appealed to me as she is talking about using what you have.
Is it time to take a break from the consumer wheel?
I think so.

Read Lisa's fab Blog HERE.

3. Black Holes make my Head Hurt.

I love science.... especially anything to do with space.
And I want to "Get it" ... so badly.
I know I'm not stupid.
I know I understand (a little) maths and physics.
I'm not going to lie, black holes (or, as I should say, the effects of black holes) make my head hurt.

{Reasurringly, a friend recently said to me... "Anyone who says they understand black holes is an idiot. Even the best astrophysicists are still working on it!"}

They are a complex paradox and the more I read the more confused and bewildered I become.
I LOVE that feeling.

Things that make us really truly THINK (and I mean properly think) are SO good for us.
Maybe black holes leave you cold but whatever stretches your mind, and floats your boat, find out more about it.
It feels good to be out of your depth from time to time.

Read an "idiots" guide to black holes HERE.... and get achy brain with me!

Or Dig deeper HERE.... ouch, even my hair follicles hurt! 🌃

4. People are Amazing.

With all of the negativity, hatred and pessimism on the internet just now, this video reminded me that people can be amazing!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Oh.... and Finally...

5. The Best London Shoe Designers... to Know NOW!

As a shoe lover (ahem...obsessive maybe?) I'm always open to some new foot hugging inspiration.
Especially if it comes with a cool London vibe (I can't help myself).
Look at these ankle boots...swoon.
Find more inspiration by clicking HERE.

What makes YOUR brain ache?
I'd love to hear about it!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Would you Buy a "Blogger Favourite"?

H&M embroidered jumper & knitted midi-skirt | Fake Fabulous

Are you ever seduced by reading the phrase 'Blogger Favourite' when buying clothes?
Does something being a "Blogger Favourite" make you think the item is somehow edgier, funkier and cooler than other things you might be looking at?

Hmm... I must admit that I'm not convinced by this endorsement.

What does the term "Blogger Favourite" even mean?

So, a 'blogger' wore it...
Well, big wowzers!


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Best Bloggers of 2018 | #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

I really need your help this week lovely people!

I'm on the lookout for some of the best blogs of 2018.
Blogs that you love.
Blogs that you know are going to go from strength to strength in 2018!
Those blogs that you really enjoy following.
The ones where missing a post is not an option!


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

FIRE & ICE | Red Hot Tones on a Frosty Day

Fire & Ice | Layering warm tones, orange, red and pink | Fake Fabulous

Baby, it's cold outside... or (much more likely to come out of my mouth) "Ye Gawds it's Baltic!"
I love crisp and sunny winter days.
The light is SO beautiful.

With the cold crispness comes the urge to wear roasty-toasty clothes but I don't always want to look (and feel) bulky or 'wrapped up'.

For me, the best way to get a warm feeling is to mix some traditionally HOT colours together.
Reds, Pinks and Oranges are perfect.

This outfit is all about the "fiyah"🔥 ... and the secret thermal layers!!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Does Loving Shoes Make Me Shallow? #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

It may come as no surprise to you when I say that I LOVE shoes!
I'm not going to try and deny it.
I'm certainly not ashamed of it.

I could look at shoes all day long.
I could talk about them for hours.

BUT... does the fact I love to talk about shoes (and clothes) make me stupid?

Many people (usually those who don't really 'get' fashion) think clothes, shoes and fashion fripperies are utterly pointless.

Bloggers are narcissistic oddballs.
Fashion lovers are as deep as a puddle.
Women (and men) who like to wear makeup are fake, airheads and bimbos.


Saturday, 6 January 2018

I'm not ready to be Frumpy! Breaking colour Rules | Blue & Green

Mixing Blue & Green | Breaking Colour Rules | Fake Fabulous

I'm starting my 2018 posts in earnest this week (Hogmanay recovery over!) and I plan to be breaking a few (more) fashion rules this year.

Last year I was getting a little fed up with being force-fed the 'age appropriate' frump factor.
Companies, brands and media letting me know that now I was in my 40's I should be buying their (frumpy and boring) clothes and stop making a show of myself in brightly coloured items from shops that are 'too young' for me.

Well, for 2018 I'm sticking two fingers up to those boring rules and plan to be mostly wearing MORE colour.
And hopefully being totally inappropriate to boot!

While flashing the flesh leaves me cold (literally!) I still plan to be sporting more unexpected shapes and putting together more interesting colour combinations.

Some outfits might work.
Some may not...
You can be the judge of that!

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