a woman of a certain age Posts

August 17, 2019 / Hunting & Gathering

Happy National Thrift Day! My regular Friday night shop at the thrift store and Saturday morning yard sales lead to fun &…

August 14, 2019 / Beauty

Trying to find makeup that plays well with sunscreen can be challenging. THE ART OF LAYERING We know that sunscreen-infused makeup…

August 12, 2019 / Hunting & Gathering

My weekly jaunt to the thrift store plus Saturday morning yard sales yielded a few nice things. HALSTON ULTRA-SUEDE 70’s perhaps?…

August 8, 2019 / Ageing Gracefully

Whilst looking through the Vogue archives at decades of the September issue for a post (The F Word), I came across a remarkable cover…

August 4, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

Fall, that is. With less than a month of summer left, there is talk of Fall Fashion in the internet air.…

August 1, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

No one would say that sunscreen is a fashion statement. But a parasol certainly is. Of course, a sunshade doesn’t replace…

July 30, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

My favourite summer fabric is linen. I consider wrinkles part of its charm. But the shoes are the real story.

July 29, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

Trends may come and go, but some things are eternally stylish; like the Palazzo Pant. Cooler than a skirt, bolder than a…

July 28, 2019 / Home

We have a portrait of Martha, my mother-in-law, hanging in the foyer. It was painted by Alan Collier in 1949. Martha was 24.…

July 25, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

Thrifting is a treasure hunt for grownups. Some days you just get lucky. Very very lucky. Here are photos of my vintage finds…