Views are strictly my own and I am not professing to be an expert on fashion...
Hostess Style aka Grammy Style,
is an honest, comfortable, and affordable way of dressing.
I have new, vintage, and thrift shop finds in my closet.
Essentially, I dress to camouflage my figure flaws,
drawing focus on the better bits and minimizing the mid section!
My wardrobe is small, curated, and bordering on spartan,
and it leans decidedly toward conservative...
The colours tend to be mostly black and grey.
Black is so versatile that I keep getting drawn back to it time and again.
It looks dressy in daylight and elegant at night. You get a lot of mileage out of black clothes as they go with everything...that's the "practical" coming out in my personality!
Black is rather like a backdrop,
a black canvas perhaps, just waiting for accessories.
The iconic LBD is still as popular today
as it was when it was first introduced many decades ago...
I own several little black dresses and they are so easy and effortless to wear.
I recently purchased a simple black skirt that sits slightly above the knee.
It will get worn quite a bit over the holidays and can be dressed up or dressed down. I already own several pairs of black shoes; flats, kitten heels and pumps as well as Chelsea boots.
This budget friendly addition is a welcome garment for the festive season.
At this time of year I like to add a bit of sparkle...
St. John black knit top with beads...
great with my new skirt or pants.
Can you imagine this top worn with my boyfriend jeans
black leather "moto jacket" and Chelsea boots?
Vintage wool and sequin top from Woodwards,
It's party time!
J Crew necklace and two vintage Sherman brooches.
Festive dressing can involve a few bling-y pieces and at this time of year I like to play at bit more with accessories when dressing up.
I also like to take some extra time with my skin care regime.
A morning spent quietly sipping tea and giving myself a facial
is my idea of luxury.
Sleep has been hit and miss for me for the past few months
I go to sleep but wake in the night and I do not fall back asleep easily.
Unfortunately this pattern of waking seems to show up on my face...
it is actually bugging me as I used to be such a great sleeper.
As a result
I have been focusing more on healthy eating
making sure that I stay hydrated
taking time to set aside a few minutes to meditate
and focus on my breathing
I also think that I need to get back to practising Yoga in the New Year.
Bone broth with turmeric
Nourish, just as its name suggests, serves healthy nutritious food.
Many of the options are dairy and gluten free.
Poached eggs on a bed of kale, mushrooms and sweet potatoes
topped with a cashew cream hollandaise.
So how do you like to dress for the holidays?
Are you drawn to bright colours or do you prefer neutrals?
What, if anything, are you planning to add to your wardrobe?
I like to add a splash of scent everyday
and two of my favourites are
Mitsouko by Guerlain and Jour d' Hermes
Hope your week is off to a great start...
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~