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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

Grand National Ladies Day at Aintree

It is rare that I get the chance to dress up so creating an outfit for Ladies Day at Aintree was an opportunity that I couldn't miss - even if it was just pretend.  

This Ladies Day infographic offers loads of advice about the history of Ladies Day (did you know it can be traced back to 1711?), general etiquette on the day (don't drink too much champers!) and brilliant fashion do's and don't's (try not to mix a high hemline with a low neckline).


Here is the outfit I created.  What do you think?





I love the brightness of the blue dress and think that the frills and the asymmetrical length are perfect for Ladies Day. The peacock fascinator highlights the blue of the dress is quite unusual. Nude accessories are ideal for showing off the dress but keeping within this season's fashion.  Finally, wedge shoes bridge the gap between needing height from heels and not wanting to sink into any grass.  

Given the opportunity, what would you choose to wear at Ladies Day?  Would you go all flamboyant or stay classy?


Image created using Polyvore:
Blue dress (Spoiled Brat) |  Hair accessory - (Etsy) |  Leather Jacket (Michael Kors - Stylebop |  Wedge shoes (Aeropostale) |  Clutch (John Lewis) | Nail polish (Barneys)



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