First Impressions

I had rather an important meeting today where there was a particular reason to make a good impression.

As I lay out several dresses on my bed this morning, from bright pink to polka dots and everything in-between, this simple classic stood out.

Often the best decisions are the most simple and clean-cut. No frills or fuss. No belts or layers. No need for Spanx. Just a simple, well-cut grey dress, comfy pumps and a pretty pashmina

Simple jewellery, nothing distracting. My simple diamond necklace, tennis bracelet, wedding ring and studs in my ears. I am on an island holiday from tomorrow, I promise to post, but my outfits will certainly be more casual

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Granny Pash

I adore eccentric pashmina prints! The louder, the more colourful, the more ghastly at first glance…the better! This beauty was on sale reduced 70% and I have had my eye on it all season. So it finally came home to me. I especially like throwing them over a casual look to add some glam.

Pashmina – Accessorize sale. Jeans – GStar. Heels – Nine West Caress. Striped Top – Mango similar.

Plain heart stack set – here ‘A’ letter ring. Rose Quartz Vintage here – all Accessorize Nail OPI

Floral Pashmina

Every Monday should be accompanied by a flamboyant floral scarf. This has been clinically proven to brighten the spirits and positively influence people’s perceptions of you. Well, I can’t prove it but it feels right doesn’t it?

Floral Pash – similar. Pink Dress – similar. Heels – Charles and Keith new collection. Weird anchor bracelet – local market

 

 

 

Sweat & Style

Exercise clothing has seen some scary trends – remember patterned lycra hot pants underneath a G-sting costume? Fluffy leg warmers…..leotards……..spandex…

Thankfully, exercising is now both fashionable and comfortably functional (who can concentrate with a string up your bum anyway???!!) My three must-have items for gym (I jog, speed-walk & do yoga) include a cap, which secures my hair and shields others from my make-up-free face, a decent pair of trainers that are as light as air, and pants that are loose yet stay put when your legs are in the air. Celeb gym gear is always inspiring: Jennifer Aniston keeps it simple in fitted grey and black. Kim Kardashian adds a little Flash Dance off-the-shoulder-number. Sophia Vergara glams it up with a silk pashmina (love) Jessica Alba adds lumo green laces to her otherwise all-black kit and Catherine Zeta Jones sports a cute pink hoodie with sleeves that hook over her thumbs. Love it all.

Grey vest – Gap sleep wear, sports bra – Nike, pants – Nike, shoes – Nike, pink cap – Lacoste, Earphones – Apple. Watch – Gamin Forerunner. Bag – Topshop

celebs pics from mailonline.co.uk