Thursday, 15 April 2010

Fairytale Endings

When I was growing up Princess Di was the Grace Kelly of my age.
A relative "ugly duckling" plucked from what appeared to be relative obscurity and transformed into a fairytale princess.
What teenage girl could resist that fantasy?
As her career as an icon grew I kept a scrapbook of all the clothes she wore (that I loved).
My favourite look was always the chinos and chambray shirt she wore along with the flak jacket to raise the profile of landmine victims.
As I would only come up to Princess Di's waist I never felt I could emulate that long legged look.
Until I walked into New Look the other day and saw these chinos.
I never thought they would suit me but I bought them to try on in the privacy of my home.
Bloggers, I was shocked.
I could wear them with flats, with ankle boots, rolled up with sandals and skyscraper heels.
And all for the not so Princely sum of £20.
Who says you can't have a fairytale ending?

I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Chinos - New Look
Body - Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan - Tesco
Belt - Asda


  1. We adored Princess Di in Italy and I used to have a pair like that as well and they were exactly like Princess Di's, Armani, a present from my parents for my birthday. I lilerally worn them out. I will check New Look and 'copycat' you, thanks!

  2. Really cute. I love how long your cardigan is, I want one like that so bad. I like your stone red necklace, very unique.

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

  3. Well, I never was sure about Princess Di but I can really follow you on the Chinos! Will try to find some, as well as the straight black jeans tomorrow - THANKS!

  4. The chinos look fab! It's so satisfying when something you weren't sure would work on you turns out to work really well, isn't it?

  5. Great pants!

    I'd love to see you Princess Di scrapbook!

  6. Princess Di as a style icon is a great plan - those chinos look fantastic.

  7. Beautiful pants! I also am hesitant to wear pants (being short myself) but these are so casual-chic. I adore them!


  8. Oh Yes, you look sooooo good Jan xx,

  9. I'm loving chinos at the moment! I keep getting various style emails featuring them so I may have to do a post! x

  10. Just don't try to dodge paparazzi with a drunk driver at the wheel.

  11. Awesome pants! I loved Princess Di!

    Wonderful blog!!

  12. Oh as you described what Di wore to visit the land mine sites it was as if I could see her... I remember those pictures vividly.
    I always liked her grace and the dignity she carried herself with...
    I am sorry to hear about that cloud over your head... ruining your plans.


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