Summer holiday wardrobe

This, like the winter wardrobe entry for NYC, briefly outlines my summer holiday wardrobe…When it didn’t consist of loads of beads, flowers worn in my hair, sarong-type beachwear and flip-flops…Which happened…Mostly. Ah come on, people – it’s Thailand.    

Embellished shoulders

The 80s make a comeback…Again…Yes! They haven’t yet stopped making a comeback, they’ve been ‘coming back’ some time as we’ve seen the return of – Neons Brights/bold colours Acid wash! Add in the infamous smiley face and it becomes 90s!) Wayfarers! Leggings (and indeed jeggings) Shoulder pads Peplums Floral prom dresses And more! Embellished tops… More Embellished shoulders

Vintage swimsuits

Vintage swimsuits are so beautiful to see on the beach…Or by the pool…Or in the backyard! Pretty much anywhere it’s legal to bare flesh (reminder to those of us in Middle-Eastern locals! ;) ) I went on the search for a vintage 50s style swimming costume…That’s right; a one-piece. I hadn’t worn a one-piece since,… More Vintage swimsuits

Pretty peplums

Originating in the 19th century, a Peplum is a short overskirt that is usually attached to a fitted jacket, top, or a skirt. Early peplums was generally not attached to a coat or a top, it was an extra overskirt or flounce sewn onto, and dropping from, the waist. The modern peplum became popular as a… More Pretty peplums


I am obsessed with the studded look right now. I see it everywhere; Topshop, River Island, Celebboutique, in magazines, on TV. I have been visualising a pale, thin sweater (perhaps pastel pink/cream) with studded shoulders, worn with frayed, cut-off denim shorts. If they were paired with dusty old biker boots..My gosh! What an outfit! (I… More Studded!