|Barbour duffle coat (£125 from an outlet), Levi's jeans (outlet), Kickers boots and Ralph Lauren breton top.|
|Warehouse faux leather jacket (£55), Peter Jensen printed tunic (discounted from £190 to £25), skinny black jeans (£30) and Jigsaw flats.|
Now that I'm zooming closer and closer to the 4-0 mark, I've started to pay more attention to ladies of similar age group. I pounce on friends, raid their wardrobes and pick their brains about their fashion sense. Thankfully, I've got very good-natured friends who are happy to accommodate my requests.
I live in England where it's cold AND wet 295 days of the year. While I could only gaze in admiration at the teeny tiny shorts on many bloggers that I adore, it would have an adverse effect on the general public and I, should I ever attempt to wear them out. One, I would stop traffic and cause a horrific crash along the main road as I go about my usual school run. Not for the right reasons, of course. Cellulite, stubby legs and denim shorts do not complement each other the way crepes and Nutella do. Secondly, I would freeze into an ice block before I arrived at the school gate.
I've long admired Sandrine's style. She's a Parisian transplant who still adopts the French way of dressing. You may remember her when I interviewed her here. She's a bargain hunter, doesn't follow trends, wears minimal make up, has a small closet and only buys what she truly loves.
"I didn't buy it because it's a Barbour jacket. It would've be an unknown brand but I bought it because I love it and it has a nice finish. Some of my clothes are from quite a few years back. I'm happy in them so I still wear the clothes. I don't have a big collection of clothes because I've never ever had a big wardrobe. I'm frugal but I like quality, shape and texture."
We sat down over lunch that she'd prepared, along with another friend while we discussed about the different sartorial trends in the countries we've lived in - England, France, U.S, Malaysia, New Zealand and South Korea.We giggled over gang-nam style that has infiltrated the world and marveled about escort service for women in Seoul. Ahh... the things we discuss....
Until next time when I raid yet another friend's wardrobe!