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Thrift and consignment shopping in Los Angeles and what Lorraine bought

This is the third article by Lorraine on her visit to LA. During my recent holiday in Los Angeles with fellow 40plus style follower Rita (see article here), it was a given that we would go shopping! As well as looking forward to visiting American retail shops I had read about, I was keen to […]

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How to layer like a pro and create a variety of styles – A style interview with Chrissie

Chrissie is one of my favorite style bloggers. Even though I don’t read her articles and just look at the images (she writes in German) I love the way she puts outfits together and creates the most interesting silhouettes. Let’s find out more about her. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? […]

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Jamie looking fab in jeans, black and a bit of turquoise

One of the fabulous bloggers I had the pleasure of meeting is former 40+Style star Jamie from More than Turquoise. You can read her style interview here. On this day she looked fierce and fab in blue jeans and black with turquoise accessories (of course).  I will share pictures and details of my own outfit […]

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Wide cropped jeans with black and white sheer

I have shown you these cropped pants a few times before.  I wore them here in a completely different way with a colorful wider jacket on top and here in a monochrome look with a leather top. What all these looks have in common though is that the top is short in the front or tucked […]

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Streetstyle inspiration: 70s Style – Which of these 7 looks is your favorite?

The 70s vibe is strong this season. Expect to see lots of suede, fringe, and over the knee boots. Here are some looks spotted on the streets of New York to inspire you. #1 Fringe See picture above. #2. Flared Jeans #3 Fringed Coat #4 Suede Coat #5 Wide colorful pants #6 Short suede jacket with […]

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Having fun shopping at the best consignment shops in New York

One of the things I had looked forward to while visiting New York was to shop in its fabulous consignment shops. I had heard that it was so much easier to find high quality consignment finds in New York than anywhere else and that turned out to be the case. The prices are not super cheap though. […]

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High heels are ‘instruments of torture’

Shoemakers admire their work, 1955. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS Sir Herbert Barker, the famous manipulative surgeon, interviewed by the Central News on Saturday on the controversy about high or low heels for ladies’ shoes, said:- “If the controversy results in low heels becoming the unchanging fashion and also the abolition of the V-shaped toe for ever, […]

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Prince of Wales turns down free pair of clogs

Traditional style clogs. Photograph: Don McPhee for the Guardian It is curious to learn that there is actually a Clog Publicity Association in existence, and that it was meeting yesterday in Manchester. One would have thought that clogs supplied their own publicity by the clatter which they create – at least they did for the […]

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‘Things are better for women on the high street today than when we started’

Mary Portas: ‘Almost all luxury fashion brands target women in the 35-plus age group.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Alyson Walsh It was just a year ago that a major survey claimed that women aged 50-plus felt ignored by the high street, despite the fact that 90% of British retailers had seen most growth […]