Friday, 13 April 2012

Birthday Rings, Champagne and Pussy cats

It was my birthday a couple of weekends ago and i had a really lovely Saturday, met friends lunchtime and then my lovely man, Frank and i went for a wander up Sloane Street, some mutual shoe shopping and then champagne and nibbles at the Capital - culminating in a cupcake and a picnic at Birling Gap the following day - it was truly fab.  Now i can honestly say i am not that enthralled by another year post 45 but hey i love the pressies and all the lovely people that remember and make it special, not to mention champagne and cupcakes.  So this is what i wore (the sloane street bit, not the picnic!).

Its here my fashion friends so from me to you - have a very good weekend xx


I love a bit of camel - but i like to liven it up a bit so i got these duck egg blue pumps from Ferragamo - i love them - they kind of do the pastel thing without having to do it too hard... mmm? knowing me - watch this space 


This is my birthday pressie from my lovely man - how stunning is that blue and matches my shoes - double lucky me


This is one of Franks feline nemesis's (english??) - my lovely maine coon Marmy - who is old and arthritic and soo very gentle - gentle giant 


Done up - kind of essential with the weather - hot/cold - what is it doing??


I saw this fabric and fell in love with it - then the buttons and you cant see but it has apple green lining - it is really very easy and the cut is perfect (thank you Jackie) I adore the colours but the fabric is a bit of a pig and even though it is interlined twice i fear for its longevity - so i am loving it right now even more 


I liked the way the bag echoes the fabric without actually matching and the pickup of the ring and shoes plus the bangles pick up the colours in the jacket too - just in case you are interested in quite how anal i am when it comes to my sartorial choices 


From behind - what a cut xx

Jacket - Fashion and Frank, Bag Bottega Venetta, Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo, 
Trsrs Carven, Cardi Miu Miu, Hat Borsolino








54 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday, my lovely. The hat is lovely and I adore those egg blue shoes too.
    The fabric of jacket is so You;-)

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  2. Thank you so much Barbara, it is so funny you should say that - i was in Whole Foods the other day and one of the ladies that works there and i chat too - said how much she loved it and when i said it was my design she said that what little she knows of me that fabric is just so me it just says me all over it - so i guess it does and i do love it xx

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  3. Happy birthday, darling!!!
    I love the colors of your jacket!!!
    Very elegant and chic as always!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  4. Love the jacket, and especially those shoes, gorgeous!!! And a belated Happy Birthday to you. Having another birthday certainly beats the alternative, so I celebrate every year as a victory.

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  5. Oh I haven't visit to your blog in a while and I every single of you looks above is just perfect. You look amazing in all of them :)

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    1. Thanks Victoria good to hear from you x

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  6. exquisite jewelry. The jacket turned out amazing, and I like how the buttons echo the style of your ring too, and how the bag echos the texture of the jacket. Well done as always!

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    1. i hadnt noticed the buttons echoing the ring - your right it does - even better - have a good weekend xx

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  7. quick question: how many pieces have you got in your Fashion and Frank collection? From what I've seen so far, it really is impressive.

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    1. About 20 and counting - i know when i get my teeth into something boy to i get my teeth into it - absolutely loving it xx

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  8. Happy belated birthday! The colour of the shoes is beautiful and really sets off your outfit!

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  9. looking gorgeous as always! Love youyr tweed coat and your bag matches!! But your shoes have stolen my heart :) xx

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    1. oh happy belated birthday darling and hey you really have no reason to worry about adding another year post 45 if you look fabulous like that! jacket and shoes are really amazing!
      kiss,mary

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    2. thats really sweet Mary Lou xx

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  10. Happy belated birthday! Yes, those post 45 birthdays don't sit comfortably, but let me tell you once you get to 50 everything starts to feel like a bonus!
    Anyway, love,love,love your outfit, its a tight finish between the shoes and the jacket as to which I love the most.
    Oh, and your birthday celebrations sound like the perfect day!

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    1. they so dont - so i will wait for the post 50 feeling Claire!! and thank you very much for your lovely comment x

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  11. Belated happy birthday Claire!!!!!! Hey I know what you mean on june I'll turn 41!!! I am truly in love with that tweed coat!! And I think that those shoes are sooooooo cool!! Say hi to frankie please!!!

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    1. Frankie sends that big hello back - i think the years after the big one 41, 46 etc are often eek ones - then again there is always the pressies!! xx

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  12. amazing outfit!!! love the colours and the contrast between shoes and jacket!!!
    visit my blog on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com
    xoxo Marika

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  13. Happy birthday! Gorgeous ring!!!!

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  14. love your outfit!

    http://scarletredblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Tus zapatos son bellos, me encantan !
    Lindo post , lindi blog , lindo outfit , lindo todo !
    Te sigo ya mismo.
    Un beso

    JIMY ESCOBEDO VERA
    www.escobedojimy.com

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  16. Happy belated birthday, glad you had a fab day and that outfit screams YOU. I love the shoes and that JACKET!

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  17. this look is so elegant and stylish!

    xx
    http://ohsoalexandrish.blogspot.com/
    visit my blog please)
    if you follow me - i'll follow you back!)

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  18. Claire, happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a great day: perfect outfit and what a beautiful present! I would love to see all your F&F pieces...I truly love the fabric and mix of colours of your jacket. I hope you are enjoying a nice Sunday!

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    1. Thanks Caterina - i love my ring - so lucky - i think you may well get to see them all - i seem to be wearing very little else! good sunday to you too xx

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  19. Firstly Happy Birthday all be it belated. Love your jacket, you are right it is beautifully cut. And your new ring and shoes swoon. Xxxx

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    1. thanks Dvora - i adore that blue - so pretty in love with them too xx

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  20. What a lovely blazer! Great outfit dear! Love it :) Mind to follow each other?

    Alessia

    THE CHILI COOL


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  21. Happy belated birthday.
    Sounds like a delicious tea...and as long as we have birthdays I say we celebrate. One is never too old to eat cake. (or cupcakes!)

    Marmy reminds me of our Stickley, they are such wonderful company.

    BTW your jacket is heavenly :-)

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  22. likeeee your blog lovely,
    keep posting and go for it!!!

    XO

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  23. The husband know's how to make you happy!>!>>>
    The ring is my favorite along with you lovely Cat....

    xo
    m

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  24. Happy belated birthday, darling!!! And don't even think about the age - you look so beautiful and fabulous - who cares what your birth certificate has to say about it.
    Loving the new jacket so so so much, such a great fabric and so very classy.
    Thank you for introducing us to another family member - you seem to have to best of everything, even the cat is a special one. :)

    xxx

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  25. Happy belated Birthday! You look fabulous as always, and I am loving the jacket and pants with the pop of blue!xx

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  26. Happy belated birthday Claire! Sounds lovely, especially that picnic! I love your outfit! And those pastel shoes and rings are gorgeous!

    p.s. Love your kitty--I had a Maine coon cat too growing up--they are so beautiful!

    xo Mary Jo

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  27. Happy belated gorgeous! It's official, you need to start selling your designs, that coat is beyond fab, and this is the perfect spring ensemble!

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  28. Happy belated birthday, Claire! It sounds like a wonderful celebration. Lovely neutral outfit (the Bottega Veneta,what a beauty!) and pastel shoes. xo
    Ada

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  29. Oh Claire happy belated birthday! You looked absolutely stunning!

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  30. So fresh and young and so classic too, love those shoes. I have so much camel and keep buying it - am addicted but you make it really lovely with the blue and colourful shots in your jacket

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  31. the shoes, oh my the shoes! what an incredible color! just the most perfect pastel blue ever

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  32. i love your fashion sense, its so sophisticated!!

    http://jbeyouZAINA.blogspot.com

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  33. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CLAIRE

    Your outfit is absolutely stunning and I love the variety of textures and how your ring repeats the colour of your shoes. Pats to Frank

    Helen xx

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  34. You looked really beautiful! Happy B day! ;)

    A.
    FASHION IMPERATIVE

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  35. love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other? http://comeduegoccedacqua.blogspot.it/

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  36. Love your hair, lady!
    Just discovered your blog- so far, so good! Anyone who loves their fur babes as much as I do is a good person on my list!
    Eat Cake

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  37. Just came across your blog,
    very nice too.
    What a beautiful lady in the pictures.
    Your beautiful cat has arthritis.
    My vet tells owners to give a little olive oil on paw (for cat to lick off)
    as it helps their arthritis.
    (agree MandaJ)
    animal lover. Summer.

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  38. dear you,

    was just reading your post. what a lovely ring. i adore the opalescence of it. may i ask you where it is from? it looks like calcedony .. best wishes to you and Frank! anne from Cannes .

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  39. It is ann, it was from Harvey nichols - talisman gallery and the designer was iranian but i cant remember the name x

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