Oscar de la Renta dies…

Oscar de la Renta dies…

Oscar de la renta gown

Oscar de la Renta the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain, sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82.

Edie’s Outfit Autumn 2014

Edie's Outfit Autumn 2014

Matchy, matchy…

Matchy, matchy…
Matchy, matchy mid-century modern goodness…

So, you can imagine my shock upon realising that I’ve been dressing my daughter the same as me without even realising it!

Breakfast at Chez Jones

As we were partaking in breakfast this morning I looked at our pajamas and realised that, apart from hers having an awesome deer pattern on them, they were pretty much the same colours and style!

Yup, the style I like is so narrow that I’m pretty much finding mini versions of what I’d like to wear and what seems comfortable and easy to wash and putting the stuff on her!

I’m certainly not a fashionista (yes, I can hear the laughter from my friends as I type) and tend to mix up what’s current with my retro style, making it into something I can live with, and so it seems I am now doing this to Babyness!

The Boy has always known exactly what he likes and what he doesn’t, I’ve made a point of teaching him to think for himself and not follow trends (clothing or otherwise), and we agree on his choices most of the time… Then again, he’s a boy who really doesn’t care much for clothing.

I’ve got no presumptions on how Babyness will feel about clothing and her ‘style’ as she grows. I have days when I feel I simply must look awesome and this is reflected in the amount of time I spend on hair, makeup and clothing, but sadly, the majority of days involve a very simple, but workable, look that is mine. Jeans, black t-shirt, Converse or cute flats, plus if I’m feeling motivated I’ll ‘put on my face’ and do my hair in something other than a ponytail or pigtails (yep… 41 may be getting a little old to rock that look?!).

As a mother should I be setting a ‘better’ example of style and grooming for my daughter? Some would think so… Others may agree with my thinking and feel that there’s heaps more to me that takes precedence over how I look. It’s not that I don’t care how I look, or spend my days wearing pjs or sweats, it’s just that as long as I am clean, fresh and simply attired (albeit always trying to rock a retro edge!) I just don’t care enough about that sort of thing to spend too much time on it.

What about you? Are you always gorgeously dressed (Elkee from KarmicVintage I’m thinking jealously of you!)? How do you/would you dress your kids? Comfort or style? Is it even important to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter!

Here’s to a lovely, stylishly dressed day!

Love Mrs Jones x

Girl or Boy?

Girl or Boy?

Cashmere scarve
$120 – black.co.uk

Stella Mccartney Luna Socks

Baby Girl


Emerald Green: Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Emerald Green: Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Chiffon dress

Polka dot dress

Vintage wool jacket

Green skirt

Vintage style bag
$1,290 – harveynichols.com

Vintage jewelry
$220 – farfetch.com

American apparel

Retro Timer Mint Green

Gifts for Your Vintage Loving Girlfriend

Gifts for Your Vintage Loving Girlfriend

Long top

Vintage style shoes

Black leather shoulder bag

Plastic sunglasses

Matte lipstick
$23 – debenhams.com

Vintage beauty product
$19 – debenhams.com

An Australian Summer Christmas

An Australian Summer Christmas

VILA loose shirt
$46 – vila.com

Monki summer blouse
$29 – monki.com

Tailored shorts
$92 – repertoirefashion.co.uk

John Lewis elastic waist pants
$40 – johnlewis.com

Strap sandals
$175 – gormanshop.com.au

Carvela shoes
$110 – debenhams.com

Banana Republic leather flat

Lipstik ballerina flat shoes
$37 – theiconic.com.au

Oasis glitter handbag
$48 – oasis-stores.com

GUESS by Marciano stretchy bracelet

A Very Vintage Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas

Vivienne Westwood Red Label silk blouse
$690 – harveynichols.com

Ted baker shirt

River Island peter pan t shirt
$16 – riverisland.com

Pink tartan
$300 – eluxe.ca

Vivienne Westwood Red Label wool skirt
$455 – vanmildert.com

J Brand slim pants
$180 – jades24.com

High heels
$670 – stylebop.co.uk

Carvela nude pumps
$110 – debenhams.com

Banana Republic ballet shoes

Folli Follie vintage satchel

Vintage clutch
$35 – asos.com

Vintage clutch

Rare London vintage beaded handbag
$47 – rarelondon.com

Oroton vintage jewelry
$100 – oroton.com

$14 – oliverbonas.com

Karen walker
$265 – harveynichols.com

Cat eye eyeglass