Wednesday 16 October 2013


One of the joys of being a women is  that we all relate to each and share each other's sentiments, learning to accept our changing bodies, declaring peace with crows feet and getting to grips with sagging body parts. The beauty lies in the fact that we are never alone, a comforting thought when trying to decide what to wear when the seasons change. How frivolous is that? Some women conveniently hide their lack of interest in grooming  behind the bold  statement  that looking good and taking care of your appearance, is unimportant.  Fortunately, the followers of that particular school of thought does not support or  write blogs on fashion and appearance. Like most things in life, the key to this is balance.
When concern for our appearance becomes an obsession, we are in dire need of therapy, not of the retail kind (although it brings relief for many other ailments). Since I am concerned about looking groomed and feeling comfortable at the same time, I choose to wear a trench coat to guard me against sudden changes in temperatures in mid season, allowing me to meet the dress code of my profession and to look fairly decent at the same time.  My vanity does however   sometimes take charge of me causing me to dance on the periphery of fretting, and when it prevails, I decide to perk up my look with a pair of dressy shoes. Ad  a dash of lipstick and a pair of heels, grab your trench coat, and you're ready to go. The trench coat has certainly become a staple item in my survival kit. The joys of being a women. 

Trench Coat - Trenery
Skirt - Daniel Hechter
Top - Thrifted at unknown store in Albureira
Shoes - Torrid, not Valentino's, not replicas, just Torrid
Leather Tote - Unbranded, sourced from unknown store in Como, Italy


  1. This outfit including the shoes looks great on you! You look very well!!!

  2. They look gorgeous, the shoes are spectacular. I really liked the skirt and blouse. The tone of the color, so soft, it's beautiful.

  3. Stunning look, Nicolene! Those shoes really add a nice punch to a classic look.

  4. beautifully set, and I also have a shoe and a Valentino or not, you look wonderful :)

  5. Always fabulous, Nicole.
    love and admiration.

  6. Beautiful <3 Love it :)
    We are following back!

  7. Nicolene I'm so impressed with your blog! You are definitely one stylish lady with a refreshing writing style. Keep up the brilliant work. It's inspirational.

    - Mandi

  8. I'm with you, a trench coat always looks good. Love how you added color in the stylish shoe. Very nice mix especially with the pleat in your skirt.

    blue hue wonderland

  9. Hi Nicolene, you are always an image of grace and elegance, you look so classy in this wonderful trench, adore those fabulous heels! Thanks for your kind visit ... Happy Friday!

  10. Those red shoes are absolutely gorgeous! You are so chic and elegant!

  11. Dear Nicolene,
    I totally agree upon your thoughts about some women saying "that looking good and taking care of your appearance, is unimportant". I think it's more to comfort yourself than others ... It's a kind of respect to yourself if you enjoy dressing nice and putting on a lipstick.
    I really like your colourful shoes - and the match with your lipstick! :-)
    Hugs, Karin

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  12. Hi Nicolene!!! I love this nude color outfit with the touch of red on your lips and on your fab shoes!!!!!
    Amazing, as usual!!!!

  13. NIcolene, I always enjoy how you give your chic and elegance ensemble that finish nicolene touch as the pop of pink color in those fabulous shoes and lipstick. It totally lifts the neutral.