STYLE | the LBD

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Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you  – don’t bother me.” – Yohji Yamamoto

Black … one of my favourites.

Black Magic … delicious.

Black … the colour associated with death , with mortality and creatures of the night.

Black is black – I want my baby back ! [ if you know you know ]

Black … kohl pencil smudged into your water line to create a smokey eye. If it’s good enough for Kate Moss then count me in!

Amy Winehouse sang about it in her hit ‘Back to Black ‘ and chances are I’m guessing you have a little black dress , otherwise known as your LBD, lurking somewhere in your wardrobe.

My mum instilled it into me from an early age that it was something I should have in mine.

A wardrobe basic.

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STYLE – Occasion Wear with JD Williams

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In a few weeks myself and 5 of my favourite lady friends are venturing to Malaga for 4 nights of fun and frolics in the Spanish sun.

We have been escaping on our annual ‘girlie trips’ away every year since we were a group of spritely 17 years old ; give or take the baby years! I believe they are a necessity and are good for the soul. There is something very special about spending time with your closet friends.

This year it is a little more special as it’s one of the ladies 50th. We plan to celebrate in style while we are out there, with a fancy meal on the Saturday night, followed by lots of dancing in one of the numerous roof top bars.

It was therefore absolutely perfect timing when the lovely guys at JD Williams asked me to choose a couple of occasion-wear outfits. With birthday celebrations in mind and the possibility of York Races later in the year I choose these two outfits.

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LBD with added shizz & floral shoes

“One Is Never Over-Dressed OR Understated With A Little Black Dress” Karl Lagerfeld

I didn’t plan on buying anything, honestly I didn’t. I’ve been in a fashion rut just a lately.

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve put a little weight on recently and I feel like everything looks blahhh on me or it’s the weather.

Maybe it’s a combination of both.

Anyway I’m on a diet, I’ve started a new fitness regime that involves lots of walking and it’s getting warmer.

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The Little Black Dress …

I thought I’d do something a bit different today…you’ll have to let me know whether you like these kind of posts or not?

Christmas is only a stones throw away , its also party season and boy do I like to party. Don’t we all !

It’s also my birthday month . I’m 46 this year – don’t even ask me how that happened! I swear I was only 21 a few years ago – or that’s how it feels anyway. My mum always told me it flew by when you reached your 30’s. Boy was she right.

An item of clothing that will see you through is the ever trusty Little Black Dress fondly referred too as the LBD.

Over the years I’ve had a few of these and they are a god-send. Dressed up , dressed down coupled with the right accessories it can look like a totally different outfit.

First up is the dress of my dreams…and totally out of my price range.

Isn’t she gorgeous?

I’m 5ft 10 so this dress wouldn’t drown me. Lace , pleats, high neck what’s not to love?

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Self Portrait £320.00

I swore I’d never wear a long dress again after I was Brownie Queen and made to wear an awful pale green monstrosity ! It haunted me for years.

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