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…

Enough As I Am

Inspired by the wise words of Meghan, The Duchess of Suffolk: ‘You are enough just as you are.’ The Royal Foot of Jay Cool, a Salopian, stepping out for a stroll in her Suffolk residence. You are enough, said my foot. You are appreciated for your fine taste in dressing me up in such beautiful royal…