Silly Style – Christmas with Kate & Stacey

Stacey Solomon in green. Princess Kate in red. Put the two looks together and what does one get?   Not that I’ve got anything at all against the Christmas tree look! It’s true that I’m not so keen on the long skirt and sleeves and the great big neck-tie, or the alternative all-boobs-on-display open top; apart…

Savvy Style – This Is It

This is it – the moment that you’ve all been waiting for! The final scenes from the slow reveals, of my cheap-as-chips alternatives to Princess Beatrice’s floral frock, as featured in photos celebrating her recent engagement. Here goes … First, the £10 and something pence dress, ordered from Unbranded on ebay … One cannot deny…

Savvy Style – Ginger Legs

Just about to order a pair of ‘Rustic Ginger’ tights to match my hair colour. I’m also guessing that they will look fab with the £6 dress I bought from Sainsbury’s autumn sale. The very friendly lady at the til joked that it might be next summer before I could wear my bargain, but I disagree….

Savvy Style – Raining Flowers

Today is the day! The aforementioned Unbranded dress from Ebay arrived about three days ago and I still haven’t opened i! Not that I wasn’t excited about another opportunity to upstage Princess Beatrice, with one of my bargain lookalikes – far from it! I was saving it for a rainy day! And, today, without a…

Savvy Style – Princess Forever …

Thought you’d seen the last of savvy-old me? No chance! Yes, I did bag myself up in no less than two Bargain Buy bin bags! But no, I didn’t stick with the bags when I upcycled them! In fact, I didn’t upcyle the bags at all – I just couldn’t  bring myself to use my hand-sewn…

Savvy Style – Bag a Princess!

Update on the whole Princess-Beatrice-lookalike dress on a budget fiasco! As you saw in my previous post, Princess Budget, I did eventually achieve some success with my charity shop jaunt, with a floral wonder from Cancer Research UK – well under budget at £3! It’s true enough that it was a little short and improper, the…

Savvy Style – Legs to Love

Having a branch out! And, no, I’m talking about an extension of my mountain-top tree look … … you can take a look at my post Dear Harry for further details about that particular campaign! Today, I branched out from writing book reviews, to enter the world of high fashion (i.e. cheap fashion). Yes, I know that…

Savvy Style – Dress to live!

“When do you think we might stop dressing the same as we did when we were twenty-something?” For a teeny bit of a moment, my much-younger (approaching forty) cousin-in-law’s question brings on a miniature wave of anxiety. Is she trying to make a statement? Is she dropping a mammoth-sized hint? I try to see myself…

30: Chart Hit

End of the job that somehow led me to where I am now; led me to where I am but, perhaps not to who I am. So who am !? And, more to the point, what am I? Needing to know what I am, it dawns on me that this is a rock-chick day. A…