Saturday, 17 December 2011

Two parts Margo, Two parts Barbara

Christmas comes in a box, for those of you more familiar with that wonderful piece of british television heritage ,The Good Life, you will know exactly what i am referring to.  I am not a good wife, i have not been baking, i would like to be, but no you see i am Margo or at least according to Mr i am two parts Margo - fashion fabulousness, bossy old Margo and two parts Barbara - low maintenance, green, nice Barbara, but then does that make him two parts Gerry two parts Tom??

In my younger years how i hankered to be Margo - not the snotty Margo - oh no - the fabulous, Harrods driven, fashion fabulous Margo - oh to sit around all day tending entirely to oneself and ones aesthetic needs, to pamper, preen and gossip - bloody marvelous i used to think.  But then i liked Barbara, Barbara was nice and pretty and sexy and low maintenance and liked animals and i kind of wanted to be her too but then we parted company i have to confess i hated Tom i couldnt think of anything worse than being married to Tom - bleeeuch - Tom was my teen nemesis - uurgh - get the picture - i did not aspire to a Tom.

And then there was Gerry - well it has to be said i quite liked Gerry - he was fun, he didn't do a lot but god he was Margo's perfect foil, he was the switch that flashed Margo's light - i quite liked a Gerry and all the bits i love in Mr are very Gerry - he is funny, he thinks i shine (most days) but then every now and then he turns into Tom, grumpy, know it all, bossy old Tom - sexless yeeuchy old Tom.  But then again maybe thats what saves me from being ten parts Margo - so the yuletide balance is firmly in check, xmas will come in a box i will be 3 parts Margo to one part Barbara and Mr will be 9 parts Gerry to one part Tom - after all it is a good life xx


We had a bit of a flash disaaaaaster so all round apologies to my photographer friends x


The second piece created by moi - the fabulous faux fur - full post to follow


Mum now you can see the Prada shoes xx


Xmas do, entire team, Pelham Arms, year 9 ......


My baby feeling poorly and not wanting a pic taken - he and Mr have been partaking of too much xmas fare and are both feeling a tad under the weather - they both wear the same boohoo face xx

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High/low mix for your Francesca, Zara blouse old, Miu Miu skirt - Outnet complete bargain 80% off, Prada shoes this season and faux fur all fashion and frank xx


PS i was chanelling the ever fabulous Carinne - all smokey eyes, silk blouse and pencil skirt Carinne 



49 comments:

  1. love love love the skirt because it is like a perfect skirt! you look good in nude colors, not many people do! love the chairs too!!! and what a tree, so big

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  2. omg i love the shoes and the fab skirt !!!
    you look amazing!!

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  3. I have never heard of that show but now I am intrigued and I must say Hubs and I are similar to you and Mr. F&F. Hilarious!

    You perfectly channelled Carine!! Smashing ensemble.

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  4. Mrs K the tree is massive - we just got it in - typical me - i wanted a big one and it didnt look that big in the yard - i am just waiting for a pet to climb it ...... thanks for the fab comment

    Thank you Natalia, lovely name x

    LR - you have to get it - it is abs bloody wonderful and thank you so much i was definitely channelling le fashion editrix extraordinaire xx

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  5. My first thought when I saw the first picture was how much your look reminded me of Carine Roitfeld! You totally channeled her look. I love the nude colours on you, you look fabulous!

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  6. You look amazing. Love your skirt =)

    http://maramasplace.blogspot.com/

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  7. lovely oufit! That skirt is so pretty xx
    cantruninheels.blogspot.com

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  8. Omg, you could not look any more fabulous and I somehow adore the muted peachy/nude sparkly look with gray heels for the holidays! Congrats on the faux fur! I love it on you! I am thinking how I will wear mine but you have to be a very skinny girl to pull it off right!

    xo Mary Jo

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  9. Wow! You are so very ready for the holidays! You look stunning! I especially love your hair in the first picture.

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  10. Thanks Louise - i thought it came off x

    Mary Jo if you saw how many mince pies i ate today you would know that i will not be slim for long - thanks for the lovely comment xx

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  11. Thanks Lindsay i put it up as it flopped virtually straight away - which it usually does x

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  12. Poor Frankie looks really moody, such a sweet baby he is...
    On a movie-related note - I've got to watch the series properly as all I can recall is Felicity and her neighbour (see, I don't even remember their movie names, nor can picture any men who happened to be around :( ) I always compare myself to Friends characters, I'm 2/3 Monica and 1/3 Rachel, oh and a bit of Phoebe (as a veggie, nothing else, so isn't worth leaving a whole 1/3 for this bit).
    The outfit is beautiful, I adore the combination of powedery pinks and silvery and coppery sequins and grey fur and Pradas are gorgeous. Oh, and your hair looks amazing, too.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Claire! And give a kiss to Frank for me, hope he feels happy soon.
    xxx

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  13. Two parts monica huh, love it - i will have to think on for that one .... thanks so much for the lovely comment and yes i will give le frank that kiss xx

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  14. wow, so classy!!! Love the coat. My dog looks so much like yours :)

    xo Emma

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  15. Poor Frank, I hope he feels better! You look gorgeous! Love the tree and Prada shoes!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  16. You look gorgeous! I love that skirt - heading to the Outnet now to try to snag something that fabulous! Your tree looks so perfect, too!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  17. Loved reading about the Good Life - you are a good mix of Margo and Barbara. Always said you wrote interesting letters and you should think of writing and here you are - mother always knows best!!! Loved reading it!! You look beautiful, a very sexy outfit. Great faux fur - especially the colour and the shoes I now see are divine, really beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful evening and Frank and my son-in-law are both fit again. Plus the tree looks amazing. Wish I was there!!! Luv, Mum xxx

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  18. I love how you make your own pieces, have you always done that? Will you eventually take orders? Hint hint!
    Oh and I'm in lust with the shoes and skirt.

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  19. oh darling i don´t know what is glittering and shining more you or the christmas tree;) nude loves you, you look so gorgous here!
    kiss,mary

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  20. Gosh thanks Mary Lou what a lovely comment x

    Tabitha when i was at college i did all my own and over the years when skint i used to indulge my passion with the old sewing machine, i miss it but i no longer have the time or the urge to get it out so i decided to work with a tailor - who i have to say is in a different league to me when it comes to garment construction - i love the design, fabrics and styling and having studied fashion design i am a competent technical drawer, i also understand garment construction so with Jackie's skill it has worked out very well so far and i am rather enjoying it i have to say xx

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  21. you look SO effing fabulous.

    xo
    Jinna
    http://greaseandglamour.com

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  22. wow! another impressive piece. you, my freind have great taste.

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  23. Your high/low it's definitely better than mine...look at that Miu Miu skirt! And teh Prada Pumps?? And that zara blouse is gorgeous too!
    I got lost in your descriptio cause I am not suere that we have this TV show in italy, but at the end I've got the meaning of it. And poor Frankie? Half Lassie and half Beethoven??

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  24. hi claire thank you so much for your lovely comment on iwanttobearoitfeld..my name is dara I write for my own blog too, entitled sisters in black frocks. your style is really amazing and I so love this pencil skirt. you are indeed so channeling a very carine roitfeld type of look here! very chic!

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  25. OK, I don't know the show, but now I'm completely intrigued and I'm about to google it...Claire, love the outfit, so very ladylike (I'm sure Carine would be proud of you!) and you made me think that I 'need' to wear more silk skirts...so classy!

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  26. David thank you - so do you - so thank you x

    Oh Francesca you make me laugh - Frankie half scooby do half fat lab at the mo xxx

    SiBF - thank you so much i was very impressed by your article - fab blog btw

    NJaPD - google it - it is abs fabulous - so so funny and thank you so much for such a fab comment x

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  27. Thank you for your kind comment, this is definitely one of my favourite looks from you, perfect colour and I love that skirt! You are so elegant and poor Frank he looks so sweet.

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  28. I am slightly confused after reading your post ;) I've heard of this series, so must try and get it on DVD sometime. You are looking very fabulous. I think pencil skirts are always much sexier and classier than short ones, and I like the brown leather? cuffs and collar on your faux fur!

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  29. MySA i think you have to have seen it - the cuffs, collar and trim are all in a nubby cashmere - i will post a closeup soon x

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  30. Another piece created by yourself! It's beautiful, Claire! Is there any need to say that I love this outfit? The dusty pink hues and the fabulous shoes, you look wonderful! Sorry to see Frank so sad. He must get an extra present for this. :)
    Ada

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  31. Oh Ada i am so smiling - he will get an extra pressie - he is the funniest dog he truly has the most miserable face in the world when poorly and at first we used to really panic now we know he is just one big wus and tomorrow he will be bouncing about being a complete pain - yet i always fall for it and baby him ridiculously - so who is the thickie?? xxx

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  32. The shoes are to die for! The skirt is gorgeous. Christmas is approaching!

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com/

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  33. Sensational look dear! Those shoes are beautiful with this outfit.

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  34. hahaha! Well scooby is my fave dog ever!

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  35. U look amazing dear!!! and ur skirt is so gorgeous!!! loveddd
    <3
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  36. You look fabulous and lovely to see dear Frank, even if he just makes a cameo appearance.
    Helen xx

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  37. i just fall in love only by see the header, you wearing Armani Prive in the Header? and i scrolled down, just love your style :)

    Herdiana Surachman
    http:/deluxshionist.blogspot.com/

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  38. That outfit is fabulous and you look gorgeous as of always. Really interested to read your post on the faux fur jacket.
    I so love your self description of two parts Margo, two parts Barbara. Also, Frank's dejected look, I hope he recovers his good humour soon.

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  39. Thanks Claire, lovely comment - he is well and truly recovered - he has been indulging a little too greedily and gets tummy ache - poor little bugger or greedy little bugger really x

    Heridana it is vintage Gianfranco - thanks for your lovely comment x

    I know he is rather cameo at the mo Helen x

    Thanks for all the great comments x

    Mine too Francesca x

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  40. You look very elegant and stylish. Your skirt is perfect.
    I like these colors too.
    Nice photos and cute dog.

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  41. i love your tree trimming ensemble - the blush colours look gorgeous on you, and the grey fur and pumps are a PERFECT complement! merry merry!

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  42. I don't know the series but now you have made me wonder! You look amazing!Love your hair up in the first photo!Love the styling kind of 40's.. You truly are a beautiful woman (Inside and outside :) ) Happy Xmas. x

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  43. THIS OUTFIT IS PERFECT !!! Your dog too :) I use to had a dog similar as yours.
    Love the skirt the shoes, everything :)

    Peace n' Kisses from France

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  44. the moment i saw you i knew who you were channeling, i love the skirt its such a unique piece to wear and i can imagine hundreds of other outfits to pair it with.
    love from http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/

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  45. Love a good high-low mix. you look lovely:)

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  46. The monochromatic image is great.

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