I Spy

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Outfit: Vintage pleated skirt in colourful scarf print, worn with black scoop neck knit.

Shoes: Black vintage knee high leather boots.

Hair: Worn in a sideswept ponytail, beneath a vintage red wool trilby.

Accessories: Black opaque hosiery, gold and garnet drop earrings, gold charm bracelet.

Perfume: Britney Spears ‘Circus’.

Pearl and Black

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Outfit: Black and white chevron print top with elbow length sleeves, worn with winter white fishtail hobble skirt.

Shoes: Black mock crocodile skin heels.

Hair: Curled and worn down, pinned back with a black and white Scottie dog clip.

Accessories: Nude hosiery, cream freshwater pearl studs, triple row freshwater pearl bracelet.

Perfume: Kylie Minogue ‘Couture’.

Nailed It!

Those observant souls among you may have noticed that I am not sporting my usual French mani in some of the later pics.  It is with a heavy heart that I say this – I’ve had to forgo the French for a time.

I’ve had gel nails now for over six consecutive years, and unfortunately my vanity has taken its toll on my natural nails.  I had my first gel set applied for my impending wedding, and loved them so kept going back.  Not just a vanity matter, my own natural nails are very thin and break before they reach any significant length.  However during a recent trip to the salon, after a look at the state of my nails, the nail tech recommended a ‘break’ (nail joke?) for a time to let my own nails recover from years of abuse – lack of air and sunlight, constant chemical application, harsh filing etc. Sob ;((

So for a while now I have been feeling very odd – literally! – having short natural nails again.  I can feel the ends of my fingertips which is a strange sensation; worse is that I feel less attractive and ‘polished’ than when I have my gel mani.  On the plus side – it is much easier to pick items up from the floor and put earrings on lol!😉

Before you turn away in disappointment in me, yes I am well aware this is a very first-world problem and I am not complaining, just sharing the reason I look the way I do, and how surprised I am to what extent it affected the way I feel – literally and figuratively – and perform basic tasks.  It just shows it’s just what we get used to.

Fashions on the Field Entry (Winner) – Spring Racing 2016 – Theme: Classic Racewear for Spring

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Outfit: Red short sleeved jacket featuring black and white polkadot binding to collar, triple layered peplum and single button closure (plain black cami beneath), worn with black and white polkadot midi skirt with fishtail hemline.

Shoes: Black and white ‘tuxedo’ shoes with buttons and red trim.

Hair: Curled and pinned in loops to left hand side below hat.

Accessories: Nude hosiery, vintage black hat with red ribbon and black crinoline trim, demi parure consisting of black faceted jet in pendant necklace and earrings, black vintage wrist length gloves, black and white clutch.

Perfume: Bulgari ‘Rose Essentielle’.

Sailor Baby

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Outfit: Baby pink button front knit with sailor collar, worn with dark grey ruched skinny jeans.

Shoes: Black platform boots.

Hair: Ballerina bun with pearl pins.

Accessories: Freshwater pearl studs, freshwater pearl bracelet with CZ dangle.

Perfume: Hilary Duff ‘With Love’.

Teed Off!

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Outfit: Cigarette pants – black and white check to front, plain back, worn with lemon yellow knit.

Shoes: Black flat shoes with ankle straps.

Hair: Textured ponytail.

Accessories: Black and white check Baker Boy style cap, sterling silver and citrine heart shaped stud earrings, plain wide silver bangle.

Perfume: Beyonce ‘Heat’.

Cherry Trim

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Outfit: Black A-line dress featuring cherry printed ruffle to neckline and sleeves, worn with black sash belt.

Shoes: Black and white ‘tuxedo’ shoes with buttons and red trim.

Hair: Victory rolls to front, curled lengths.

Accessories: Nude fishnet hosiery, gold belcher bracelet with filigree heart lock, vintage double heart locket necklace.

Perfume: Juicy Couture ‘Juicy Couture’.