Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Don't Fear the Frump!

Hi Ladies!
Not here to blend in or please the crowd-
Or seeking male approval-
Women should dress primarily for their own pleasure and comfort, that should be a trend to be saluted!
For me skinny fitted jeans or the perfect fitted jeans is not a priority or a need -
I don't see the point frankly!
Why spend our money on the perfect jeans when so many vintage treasures awaits us!
 Wearing my boyfriend's jeans-
 They're baggy, don't fit well, too short but somehow when i wear them i feel my confidence is boosted!
Cause, i don't care what people think!
And that makes me even more confident!
 Baggy, androgynous denims are considered masculine in any case-
I say, it's not what you wear, it's how you wear it and what you exude-
  That day i felt happy, carefree confident and feminine - 

I was wearing 

Mr.D's jeans - 
Tee- Thrifted at Rennaissance
Belt - Thrifted at Rennaissance
Jacket - Gift from Mom
Boots - Retail - Gift from Mr. D

Have yourself a great day

I will see you soon


Thursday, March 13, 2014

What Color Is Your Mood -

Hi Ladies!
 As you all know I'm not trying to blend in with everyone else around me-
I like to have fun with colors-
I know what colors look good on me and I wear them all the time!
 Colors are a picker upper, they restore my depleted energy and help me deal with stressful situations - 

Different colors have a huge impact on our moods sometimes without us even noticing the changes -

Yellow  is the color of happiness, sunlight, laughter and optimism -
Yellow has the power to bring out creativity -
The right shade of yellow can lift your spirits and evokes friendliness-

Green  the color of nature - Green is calming and is associated with generosity and peace-

Blue is relaxing,  and it balances the mood -

Pink - There is a reason why the cells of some of the most dangerous criminals are painted pink, it has been shown to calm aggression - Pink evokes warmth and love -

Red is the symbol of energy and life- It evokes strength and power -

Purple is  the color associated with wisdom and sophistication -

So what color is your mood today ?

All my clothes were thrifted except for the Docs which I purchased retail 

Have a great weekend Ladies!

My follow up exam went well  at the hospital
Good old cervix is looking swell these days!


Monday, March 10, 2014


Hi Ladies!
I'm back for Visible Monday and Monday Mingle
Mr. D and I set the wedding date - 
August 23!
  We also booked our flight to Paris 
The last time i was in Europe was 1987, I can't wait to go back!
We plan to spend a few days In  Paris
And then the train to Lyon, rent a car and drive to the South of France
We will also spend some time in Corsica
I have heard that Corsica is paradise on earth and once you get there you don't want to come back!
We will keep you posted when we get there!
a1 Got the  floral Docs for my birthday

 I'm into mid -century skirts lately, inspired or vintage
Rummaging through E-Bay, Etsy and the thrift shops, way too expensive on line' but last Friday i found this skirt at Rennaissance for $5
I don't know when it was made but it has an old Loubens Made in Canada label so it's most likely an 80s does the 50s skirt but i'm no expert but i know that i like it a lot!

 I love the pattern
I have found a few of you Ladies on Instagram, so pleased, it makes it easier to keep in touch and see what you are up to! 

I have a 6 months medical follow up this afternoon
Another colposcopy-
I'm dressed  for the part part, I pulled out the whimsy clothes this morning to cheer me up!

Hopefully all will be ok !

Have  great week!

Je vous fait la bise


Monday, March 3, 2014

How I Broke the Rules at the Ritz

Hi Ladies!
You think 54 would make me more age appropriate when it comes to dressing?
Of course not! Should we care what others think at this stage of our lives?
The style confident woman says, it's not about age appropriate dressing  -It's more about body appropriate dressing -
Dress $2  - St-Vincent de Paul
Escada Jacket - $2 -Salvation Army
50s bag - $10
Jeffrey Campbell Platform - Retail  

My, My!  i see fabulously fit and well shaped Ladies over 45  worried about looking too young or

 not age appropriate when it comes to dressing,  but  in fact they look so good!
And nothing wrong with their style choices!
Let me ask you a question- Is there anybody out there in the real world that acknowledge how fantastic you look? and if so, do you believe them?

Why should you worry about the rest of the planet?

Women have a tendency not to believe that they actually look fantastic-
We spend so many unproductive minutes, hours looking for flaws-Why is that?
 Look at me,see the chicken skin on my neck? who cares? that's life!
Frankly, it bugs me a little- 
  But does it make me less attractive?
Is it a reason not  to wear a short dress and platform boots?
Cause, i read awful stuff like, you clothes should match your body?
Where does it all come from?
Who said anything that stupid?
Does it mean i should wear old wrinkled clothes?

  Fabulous 50s purse purchased last year 
 Plus, i went to the St-Vincent de Paul's monthly social security cheque half price sale
I got myself a few retro  $2 dresses for the summer
 a7  a6 a5 a8 I I believe style after 45, 50 and over is not about competing with the younger crowd - or dressing like the girl you were 20 years ago - It's all about dressing like the women you are now-
If you prefer a short skirt, platform shoes, high heels, floral dresses, wear pastels, hearts, cats and the list goes on and on - It's your decision- My decision-
I wore this ensemble to go to brunch at the Ritz Carlton this Sunday for my birthday-
As we were awaiting for our table at the Ritz ,the young hostess  said -
 I love your quirky  outfit - Nice style!

 I rest my case!

I will see you soon, don't know when, but i will be back!

Bises à tous !

Thanks for all your warmest and kindest birthday wishes


Linking up at Monday Mingle

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When I'm 54 - Today Is My Birthday

 It's my birthday today !
  As the Beatles would say....
I changed it a bit...

When I get older buzzed head for many years to come
Will you still be sending me comments
Birthday greetings,  bottle of wine?
If I'd been out of blogging  til quarter to three would you still look for me ?
Will you still need me, will you still  read me, when I'm fifty -four?


Oh, you'll be older too - Ah
And if you say the word, I could stay with you

I could be creative a show a style or 2
I can knit a beanie by the fireside
 Sunday mornings, go thrifting
Do the chazzas, digging for treasures who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still read me, when I'm fifty four?

Every summer we could do a blogger's meet up in the Isle of White,
If it's not too dear
We shall skrimp and save , followers at your knees,
Vera, Chuck and Dave

Send me a comment, drop me a line stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say,
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me an answer, fill in the comment box, mine forevermore
Will you still need me, will you still read me, when I'm fifty-four?
 I will see you soon!

Love you all!

Ariane xo

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What Is In The HAir?

Hi Ladies!
I know Isaid that I would grow my hair-
But for those who have been following me for a while you know that my hair is ongoing and volatile and ever changing  project and what i say is not to be believed 

This you can believe!

 There i have done it again, I shaved it all off!
Tell you the thruth I was not sure if i had the gutts and confidence to do it again,  it's a very intense look  -It takes a lot of attitude to get out in the world with a buzz head  because you get a lot of looks and your are definitively not lost in the crowd!

But  I kept remembering what Vix said, these are not her exact words, but it goes something like that,

People will always have something to say on how you look, so might as well do what pleases you

 That said I really wanted to shave my head - Feck the world!

I love it! It took me a couple of days to get use to it, but now i find myself handling it better that the last time -
D. shaved my head and said you do whatever you want with our hair, I will always support you!

Today's look was inspired  from the french Glamour magazine
Yes, i still buy magazines but not as much as i use to-
I find them extremely boring and style wise pretty dull- They all look the same, same trend after another ,but to my surprise i found this!
It's kind of a Suzie Bubble look
 All items can be thrifted!



Have a great weekend!

I will see you at Patti's Visible Monday  next week