Contents: Style Confidence!
                Accessory Inspiration!
               Thoughts and Ruminations!
               Happy Days!

Future topics: Big Day Speech Tips / Colour Your World

Style Confidence!

posted 23 May 2017, 18:23 by Julie Driscoll tlcHaberdashery   [ updated 7 Jun 2017, 13:18 ]

Style Confidence
Style is living life!

June 7th 2017

No More Pigeonholing!

Adults are no longer expected to wear “sensible” clothing.

When brushing up against middle age unflattering terminology such as “mid-life” or

just plain old, have long since been outdated when defining the over 40’s.

 Whilst most 35 – 40’s think of themselves as 28, most 41 – 45’s feel in their early 30’s.

Men and women in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and upwards, wear the same clothing brands

as their children and shop alongside them in stores.

Who’s borrowing from whose wardrobe?

The goal now is to adapt a personal style, to express uniqueness, and

with “fashion” being less dictated, this goal is achievable for all.


“I was unwise enough to be photographed in bed wearing a Chinese dressing gown, as an expression 

of enhanced degeneracy. I indulged in silk shirts, pyjamas and underclothes …….. 

coloured turtleneck jerseys ……… and started a fashion”.

Noel Coward in 1924

May 24th 2017

Age is a state of mind!

Whether in their 20’s, 50’s, 80’s or beyond,

men and women have new role models, and their age doesn’t occur to you.

It no longer matters!

Today’s men and women are not afraid to find their style and be creative with it, expressing their individuality.

 Anything goes!

Who do you admire for their style? Is it because it’s immaculately put together? 

Is it because it’s creative and a little wild? Or is it because it shows a sense of complete confidence?

Confidence is the key!

Be confident in your style and the world will admire, 

and even envy you for it. 

"Who's acting in this scene, me or the jacket? - Richard Gere whilst filming American Gigolo in 1980

Happy Day's!

posted 19 May 2017, 07:43 by Julie Driscoll tlcHaberdashery   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 04:49 ]

Happy Days which make you smile, and feel like the sun is shining

Fun days to celebrate and be grateful for, 
bringing a smile to others through life's ups and downs. 

June 24th

Happy International Fairy Day

June 24th a day to celebrate, feel and behave like a  fairy.

To see fairies doesn’t require education


Look and feel like a real life fairy today

       * What type of fairy are you? based on your personal qualities 

                 air, earth, dream, musical etc.                    

* Pick a name that matches your fairy personality telling only your friends, 

as a fairies name is very powerful 

 Rainburst (water) , Amber-Ray (fire), Spirit-Wisp (air)

 *Behave fairy-ish – smile often, have an open heart, be good to others 


chew on liquorice root.

(a fairy treat)


June 2nd

Happy Doughnut Day

Donut Day in honour of The Salvation Army Lasses 2nd June 2017

In honour of The Salvation Army lasses, 

who served donuts to troops on the front lines during WW1 & 11


*Boost someone’s moral today

*Show you value others efforts

*Share a comforting meal 


 Donuts will win the war!

May 20th

Happy Millionaire Day

Live a Millionaire life

Every penny counts. Jar them!


*You are your most valuable asset

* Start the day with a sacred hour, investing in your body and mind. 

*Be clear on values & life goals

*Take time to rest and recharge, there will always be work to do.


Optimism isn’t a life plan, but it is a great tailwind to have at your back - Indra Nooyi

March 17th 

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

                                                                         May your troubles be less
St Patrick's Day Celebrations with flag, leprechaun hat and lucky shamrock.
and your 
blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
come through your door

Old Irish blessing

The Shamrock - a symbol of belief
Four leaf clover - faith, hope, love, luck

Always believe in yourself

Thoughts and Ruminations!

posted 3 Mar 2017, 09:40 by Julie Driscoll tlcHaberdashery   [ updated 29 May 2017, 04:41 ]

Thoughts and Ruminations

Lapel Pin Envy!
I love seeing lapel pin brooches 
all finished in their organza bags, 
with the Tie Lilys CatcH hangtag. 

Packaging is important, 
after all it is the finishing touch.
These are now bagged 
and ready to be wrapped.

I wonder what outings 
these lapel pins will go on. 
What special occasions they will attend.  
Lapel pin envy! 
I think I shall plan an outing ..........
                                                                      but for now, a nice cup of tea will do. 
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Accessory Inspiration!

posted 7 Sept 2016, 04:07 by Julie Driscoll tlcHaberdashery   [ updated 27 May 2017, 08:06 ]

Inspiration for new accessories

Inspiring Tea

My usual tea of preference is green jasmine, but variety is the spice of life so today I tried a chocolate chai blend. I must admit I didn't think I would like it. What a surprise! 
It is warm, with a little spice, and a definite hint of chocolate, and I love it. Will be perfect for Christmas time, although this packet may not last that long now it has been discovered.
So my warming, spicy, chocolaty liquid gold, made me think of this rich luscious corduroy, waiting to be transformed into cosy cravat scarfs for the upcoming season. My tea has inspired me to move them to the top of the list. 

Rich chocolate brown teamed with forest green fleece 

Rich chocolate brown corduroy teamed with forest green fleece for warm cravat scarfs

New Accessory Design's In The Making

posted 18 Aug 2016, 07:12 by Julie Driscoll tlcHaberdashery   [ updated 27 May 2017, 16:39 ]

Working on the next design

August 18th 2016
Aztec Beauty!

The hat will have an Aztec patterned tip and burnished red corduroy crown

I decided on a much more colourful pattern for my next smoking cap. 
The fabric design has an Aztec look, and I think it goes really well with the burnished red corduroy.
Can't wait to see it finished! 

Well here it is all finished! An Aztec beauty in warm Autumn colours. 

Check out the latest  Smoking Caps 

Aztec design handmade smoking cap in warm Autumn colours

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