There is still many months of cold weather to go before the first green shoots of spring, at least here in London where there is currently a smattering of snow on the ground. We may be becoming a little bored and jaded of wearing the same pieces every day. The solution as I think I have advocated before is to find a first quality alteration specialist and make him/her your new best friend.
Here are a few pieces I re-modelled this season. First a Nicole Farhi silk batwing sleeve dress. Not sure the batwing sleeves were a good idea in the first place. The dress certainly looks better and more current without them.
|The Original - Not very flattering and out of date batwing sleeves|
|The revised version - slimmed down and the sleeves re-modelled|
I read a very interesting article in the London Evening Standard by Lucy Tobin entitled How to live it up in the Austerity well worth a read if you want some good tips on how to live well in London without spending a fortune. I am sure the principles can be adopted for other cities. I loved her quote "Economic growth this year is looking about as likely as a vegetarian tiger".
She offers some good advice on how to get your hair cut at a top salon by being a "model" for a supervised student. Brand-name beauty products can be purchased from the following Feelunique or Strawberrynet.
There are also useful sites for budget travel and restaurants.
Other bloggers who seem to be on the same theme of adapting their clothes and shopping their wardrobes are:-
Not Dead Yet Style
Passaagedesperles A great post on how to adapt a fur coat
The simply luxurious life
The Vivienne files
I am sure there are many more if so let me know who you are. I would be interested to know and I am sure so would my readers.
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