Sunday, 19 August 2018


Hello everyone, hope you are well.
In my previous post I was talking about the revival of an old staple, skinny jeans.   Today I would like to continue going down the same avenue and look at another piece of clothing that has been on the fashion scene for quite a while (I bought mine all the way back 2009!!!) yet still shows no sign of disappearing in the near future - cargo pants aka combat pants.  
Originally designed for tough outdoor activities, they can be unmistakably identified by one or more cargo pockets.
Since then, they have gone through some metamorphoses and emerged more stylish-looking and refined.  Their versatility has been tested and extended well past their initial purpose. The most important moment in the history of cargo pants occurred when the new slim shape replaced the bulky heavy shape of the original design thus making it possible to wear cargo pants way beyond occasions that call for a casual dress code.
These days cargo pants are manufactured from much lighter and softer fabrics that allows for a more feminine fitting.  
They also come in different shapes of the leg from the wide floppy functional pants gathered at the bottom into a cuff to slimmer, rather elegant looking shape that actually help visually to elongate the legs.
You might think that having the same pair of pants for 8 years is a long time and I would totally agree with that, however every time I think of disposing of them in the bin and buying a fresh pair, it turns out that they look very similar to mine, obviously, that's why they are called cargo pants, dah, and I return home empty-handed.  
When I went shopping for my cargo pants, I tried few pairs of various shapes trying to figure out what style suits me best until I came across a pair from J Brand  that I really liked.
The fact that I can wear them to a picnic  in a park , come home, kick off my casual shoes and a t-shirt and replace them with a pair of smart or dress shoes, a long-sleeved attractive top, grab a stylish handbag and I will be ready to go out to dinner with very little effort is the main reason that I have kept my cargo pants for that long.  
With just a few simple moves your cargo pants take you from the casual activities during the day to an evening adventure from drinking cocktails at a swanky bar or to a dinner at the hottest restaurant in town.
I am wearing: cargo pants - JBrand
Shoes - Bally
Handbag - Bvlgari
Belt - Hermes
Top - from Iconic

Have a great week, everyone

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Thursday, 2 August 2018


Hi everyone, hope everyone is fine and doing well.

There are a few  items of clothing in my wardrobe that are quite old but somehow I can't bring myself to throw them out.  Not that they hold any sentimental value, but each time I think it's time for this or that piece to go, the wheel of fashion resurrects them back to life.
Case in point, my skinny jeans made of oilskin fabric aka as wet or Harper.   They were hot about five years ago when I purchased them but as popular now as when I originally bought them.

"Call me vain but it gives me the pleasure to know that they still fit"

There are many ways you can wear your skinny jeans.  they are hugely adaptable, comfortable to wear and could be very flattering if the style and fit are right.  You can wear them at any time of the day, casual or smart, rock or chic, depending on what you are pairing them with and what accessories you choose for the outfit.

My husband and I were going for a lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary at the highly popular restaurant called "China Doll" situated on a stretch of the refurbished Cooper Street Wharf  colloquially known as The Sidney's Finger Wharf.  Although the restaurant has won multiple awards for cooking the most delicious modern Asian food, the vibe is light and casual and no particular dress code is required.
With that in mind, I decided that my skinny jeans will be perfect for the occasion. You probably have seen me wearing them before but mainly casually.
This time, however, I decided to dress them up a bit.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know how much I love wearing high heel shoes when going out and my view about the importance of right footwear when constructing your outfit.  True to myself, I'd chosen a pair of black classic high heels pumps by Christian Dior.  These shoes are one of the items I was telling you about earlier, they are quite old but who can throw away a perfect pair of Christian Dior shoes?
The top I am wearing is also one of the oldies that I bought in NY many years ago but since it is hard to pin down what era its belong to, it technically never goes out of style and thus is a keeper.
In fact, the only item that was new in my outfit is a handbag,  an anniversary gift from my husband and since I was getting dressed for lunch to celebrate it, this bag from Furla was an obvious choice.

It was such a warm and lovely day for winter that we were able to stay outside long enough to take some photos of me for the blog .

BTW, as expected, the lunch was sublime.

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