The versatile velvet jacket

Velvet for daywear. Like leopard print and Lurex, it’s an essential in the Casual Glamourpuss’ armoire. Looking for a non-black alternative to  The Once in a Lifetime Tuxedo  jacket for book-signing events (more details coming soon), the versatile velvet jacket has been top of my list for a while . And juxtaposed with denim, velvet adds a sprinkling of decadent luxury to an everyday outfit. I’ve tried on several styles –Read more

The mid-heel boot that’s not middle of the road

This week’s most-wanted is the Showbiz Boot. The mid-heel style that’s not middle-of-the-road. I’m always looking for ways to add a little razzle dazzle to my denim jeans, and keep coming back to this Elmsworth leather boot (above; available HERE) . The navy, mock croc style is from Finery, the super-successful online label launched last yearRead more

All hail, the essential sweatshirt

The humble sweatshirt has moved on since the days of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren but, as this lovely photo shows, sometimes a simple item can make the most impact. My mum always says, ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May is out,’ and so I’ve been working through my extensive collection of transitional/trans-seasonal sweatshirts likeRead more

Casual Glamour

I know you’re expecting the grown-up guide to camping, but that would be a very short post: don’t. Suffice to say that putting up a tent is more stressful than travelling Ryanair forever and Mr & Mr That’s Not My Age came very close to divorce on Saturday afternoon in Southwold. So, let’s move onRead more