Thursday, 26 January 2012

Cardi's as dresses, and other sartorial musings

Just back from London work is done and it is fab to be home with my boys, and it is London that has inspired most of my multi functioning outfits - i always take loads, wear loads and run out - which should be quite impossible - i am not a light traveller!  but hey believe you me it happens - there is of course always one outfit - normally heavy in both thought and reality, made of many components that never gets worn but that really is a whole different post.  And this is where i have learnt to multi task - this cardi, has been a dress, a cardi and even a scarf - i love a layer - and on that note have a very good weekend - nearly here xx


I often stick to really simple jewellery on my easy days, and i do love a delicate gold bracelet and necklace


This was one of the scarfs my man got me for xmas it is so fab as it ties in browns, blacks and beiges - i absolutely love it and it makes me feel very grown up - laughable i know - i dont know how in my head i am at least 20 years younger! 


 And here he is the lovely boy xx



Marni shearling lined gilet, proenza boots, stella cardi, bottega bag, lanvin scarf, borsolino hat

All pieces from previous seasons updated with a new scarf and hat 


90 comments:

  1. The lovely boy looks particularly lovely today. Adore his face to bits.
    You look so cosy and beautiful, love the outfit very much. Glad to hear London was good to you.
    Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend!
    Kisses and hugs to Frankie from me and pupster.
    xxx

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    1. Natalia you are the very sweetest - have a very good weekend xx

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  2. Thanks David - i love layering feels so interesting and fab - best think about winter all the layers xx

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  3. Love this outfit. It's simple, comfy and chic. I've never thought to layer the different pieces like this but it works so beautifully.

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    1. That is so very sweet and you know i love an outfit but i do love comfort too - and layers are just so much fun - have a good weekend x

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  4. You look very pretty. Love your bag and hat.

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  5. LOVE this outfit! the scarf is so fab and goes amazing with this look :)

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  6. This is definitely your style, and look at your bottega veneta bag! I knew the brand even before reading it!! And claire, I have the sam problem: in my head I am 20 years younger!!

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  7. Haha Francesca - you made me laugh out loud - what is it????? xx

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  8. Love the scarf - your photos are delightful and happy! Have a great weekend!

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  9. You might feel younger in your mind but you actually look younger evrytime I come to your blog I always love the way you style your looks, the hat is always such a nice touch! I love hats too! Nice weekend to you too. xx

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    1. Aren't hats the best and thanks - i think it is the hat covering the wrinkles! xx

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  10. I really love that scarf. It's so pretty! Love the colors.
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  11. That's a great idea, my cardies are not quite long enough. But that looks great on you, looks toasty and chic on you

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  12. The fur addition raids a lot to the overall silhouette. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. You really have winter layered glamour down pat, I've been out in parka and Uggs this morning!

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    1. Tabs if i lived in scotland i would be out in uggs and two parkas! x

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  14. I havent worn my fedora this year and perhaps I should, because I love looking how you're rocking yours. and let me tell you how much I adore your gilet, it's so amazing.
    I love leyering and I'm absolutely faving your look.

    xoxo Ra

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    1. That gilet has been suuuuuch a good buy - live and die in it xx

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  15. Claire, you're such an inspiration! I spotted the Bottega bag from the first photo: how I love their woven works! Love your boots, I have a very similar pair, but different brand, and I've worn them the most this winter (well, until the snow made me reach for my ugly Uggs-I know, I have sworn not to put those on again, but nothing works for me in this weather).
    You are so right about accessories, Claire, they can update your look in no time. Every season I make sure to invest in a few good pieces.
    Have a wonderful weekend! xo
    Ada

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    1. These are so my walking boots - they literally have hundreds of london miles on the tread - 3rd winter and still going very strong - obviously i resole and heel at end of every winter - and yes it is all in the accessories - have a very good weekend too x

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  16. I think outfit is absolutely amazing! So nice colors and LOVE your hat!
    <3

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  17. oh i also love to wear long cardis as dress but i never tried it like a scarf you have to show us a foto! beautiful outfit! the lanvin scarf is so beautiful and i love your hat;)
    kiss,mary

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  18. You always look so chic, polished, and confident. This is certainly no exception.

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  19. great bag!!1 i love it
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  20. love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  21. Nice layering;-)
    Adore this well put together ensemble.
    Have a nice weekend. xx

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  22. neutral gorgeous winter colors! what a fabulous winter stylish country outfit! in love with the scarf

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  23. You look beautiful and yes your "big girl" scarf ties the entire outfit together. Keep that man!!Pats to Frank xxx

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  24. omg your proenza booties are perfection! the man did a fab job with the scarf btw - he has been taught well :-) you are so effortlessly gorgeous as always :-)

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  25. Girl you do no mess around with the labels you wear and love....
    Frank looks very happy to see you back...

    xo
    m

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  26. Love the bag! Great look! :)

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  27. Love your interpretation of fashion muli-tasking by 'multi-styling' a cardigan! Claire, this ensemble is my ideal outfit for a casual chic w-e and the mix of neutral colours work so well. Needless to say that your Bottega is such a beautiful baby...Hope you had a relaxing w-e and great week!

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  28. Oh Claire you look gorgeous! Always so chic and stylish!

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  29. Super outfit, casual but trendy and how nice Frank looks. He is a dear!!! Luv, M xx

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  30. You look wonderful as always. Loving the layering. The one good thing about winter is being able to do this. Xxxx

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  31. You look fantastic!! So glam and chic!!!I absolutely love your look! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

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  32. Oh hello cute doggy! Yours is certainly very different to mine (I have a Maltese) but I brought up with a Rottweiler - they are such affectionate, beautiful creatures! xx

    South Molton St Style

    ps - love your blog!

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  33. I adore your hat and scarf, so chic and elegant <3
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  34. Classy and chic! You look beautiful! in love with your scarf!
    <3

    Mani

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  35. Totally love this!!!!!!!!!!!

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://briidechic.blogspot.com

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  36. Perfection my dear. So lovely the scarf is; have a great weekend dear. -xxoo

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  37. Such a great look - I adore how it shows that winter layers can be both functional and chic!

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  38. Such a fab look! Love your hat and bag.

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  39. YOu look amazing!!! every piece is beautifull

    xx Haunted

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  40. You look fab!!! Love the way you've combined all the colors.Cool bag.;)
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  41. Hey claire, how is it going?? Still busy busy???

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  42. You look so gorgeous--love that whole outfit! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip--I have been insanely busy here so much so that I didn't realize I hadn't stopped by for a week--but missed you!

    xo Mary Jo

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  43. Love the whole look!

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  44. That's it, I officially miss your style musings and outfit posts! :)

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    1. Oh paola me too - should be back end week!! x

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  45. How are you doing in town in the snow. Or are you safely back home again. Xxxx

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    1. it was no prob in london - coming back - brrrrr xx

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  46. Great look!! I´m a huge fan of MARNI!! Both coat and boots are really nice! And the scarf too! Very nice present!
    xoxo
    MY LITTLE SUEDE SHOES

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  47. You outfit is very glamorous!! You always dress nicely! You would be they type of person I would stop in the mist walking to admire her outfit!!

    Sophia x

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  48. Claire I canceled your comment, my mistake...could you write it again on notafashionblogger@gmail.com?
    Thankssss!!!

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    1. I think i sent it to the right place - if i didnt let me know francesca and i will let you know again x

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  49. this lokks so fine!
    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  50. hi Claire, i haven't been around that much but i've been seeing your posts... is good to be back. Love your booties in this one!
    Happy Valentine's day!
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

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  51. You look so smart and beautiful!! I love your outfit :)

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    A chic kiss ;)

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  52. really pretty!
    a luxurious look with Frank together
    what a warm scene!

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  53. hello dear, we haven't talked for a while now; you look as lovely as ever;love your silk scarf and your bag; come by to say hi and see my new posts:
    http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/

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  54. Hello lovely, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Missing you. Obviously you are still very busy. From tomorrow on it will go that way for me too until after the 1st week of March. Are you guys planning to pop over to LFW again this season? If so it would be lovely to see you again. Xxxx

    The new verifications are very had to read.

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    1. Oh i do hate verifications - i think i might just get rid of them - i am in the throws of finalising this brochure today and then just need to get the show layout done - the last two months have been abs manic. I am up in London this weekend for a date with the man on Saturday night I just dont know if i can face the mania of somerset house - too bloody tired - maybe we can tie up though - will let you have my details xx

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  55. Hi Claire! I hope everything is ok with you, Frank & Mr Fashion & Frank!
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    1. Hey Francesca - i am good - soooo pleased it is the weekend - i have told mr we are getting the camera out - we are having a date tomorrow night and i am sooo glad i have put the work brochure to bed and i might actually have some more time! xxx

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  56. Hello lovely, hope you are well! while I have not heard from you!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  57. You look fab; I really love the bag.;)
    There's a blog award for you on my blog.

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  58. There you are! You've been plaiyng hide and seek with me. Look forward to your next post!;-)

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  59. really niceee!

    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  60. Oh I love it! And what a great blog you have! I LOVE the concept. You boy really is adorable too :)
    xx, Micol

    http://www.themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  61. My dear,
    I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting, sweet amazing [probably your own qualities right?] and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! ;)
    I'd like to invite you to follow each other. I’d be very pleased.
    I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often
    kisses

    http://cottoncandy-peaches@blogspot.com/

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  62. Love this entire look! Everything is perfect.

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  63. Great, was wondering where you were, see you when work's all completed.

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  64. Hi Claire, How are you? I don't want to turn this comment in an email, but I was looking for your email address on the blog but I couldn't find it...Just to say that I hope everything is fine and I hope you'll get back to your wonderful posts soon...Have a nice Sunday! Caterina

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    1. Caterina that is so sweet i am missing my blogging too - i am hoping to get a bit of a break this week and even though i dont like them doing some self portraits - have a really good sunday too xx

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  65. amazing! each one outfit is so classy and stylish!
    love your dog!!!!
    kiss,
    heelsontheclouds.blogspot.com

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  66. Wow, I love your blog and love this outfit on you. You wear that hat so well. It's perfect!

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  67. Beautiful Dog you have and great shots! I love your blog page! I see you saw one of our articles on Black and Blond! You should def check us out!

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    XOXO,

    Micky London

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