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Bandanas for Summer

Posted on June 19, 2016 at 2:10 AM
Bandanas are very useful items to carry in your purse, folded square and pressed. They can be good for many sorts of emergencies, and even used as napkins at table. In the heat of summer, it is helpful to have a bandana or two in one's glove compartment or pocket for facial blotting. Cotton ones become softer with each washing, and unlike paper products do not leave dust on the skin.
©M-J de Mesterton
Below: My Collection of Cotton Bandanas

Easter Dresses with Hats

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM
   

Elegant Pencil Skirt

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Ladies: Superb Burberrys Suit

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM


Lovely Lingerie

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM


Bali Skimp-Skamp

Here is a proper pair of ladies' underwear that clings to the waist for smooth lines and a pulled-together feeling: Bali Brief # 2633

©M-J de Mesterton, Elegant Survival 2011

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Glacier-Blue Tweed Skirt Suit

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 10:55 AM

An exquisite, face-and-figure-flattering classic woman's suit in Islay tweed wool, offered by our sterling friend Peter in Herefordshire. This is a three-season, light wool ladies' suit that has an elegantly-tapered, back-slit, knee-length skirt and a jacket which will lend an hour-glass shape to its wearer. This is the height of daytime elegance for a woman who attends luncheons and/or business meetings.

~~M-J

Ladies' Aquascutum Jacket

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 8:45 AM

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOMENS-AQUASCUTUM-BLACK-VELVET-COLLAR-TWEED-JACKET-12-/290567832163?pt=UK_Women_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item43a7314263

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOMENS-AQUASCUTUM-BLACK-VELVET-COLLAR-TWEED-JACKET-12-/290567832163?pt=UK_Women_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item43a7314263#ht_2566wt_905 Please read the measurements very carefully to ensure a proper fit. This is a magnificent ladies' double-breasted tweed houndstooth jacket with an elegant black velvet collar. Made by Aquascutum of England.

Evening Dress for Mature Women

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM

M-J de Mesterton wears a diaphanous black silk blouse with abalone buttons, a Burgundy and black changeant taffeta skirt, and elegant, sensible shoes by Clarks--a perfectly respectable ensemble for a July evening. ©M-J de Mesterton July 2011 Click Here to Read M-J's Latest Elegant Survivalist Posts

Bandana Collection

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Stop Staring: Elegant Swimsuit

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Stop Staring Clothing has had a successful internet presence for thirteen years, purveying charming retro-styles of cocktail dresses, vintage-inspired swimsuits, and other sartorial necessities for women. Here is a swimming costume that I think is particularly figure-flattering. Read Stop Staring's sizing-chart for an accurate fit. There is additional elegant swimwear on offer there, so you may enjoy perusing the category.  Stop Staring has a very helpful staff on-hand for advice--we spoke with the knowledgeable Sarah, who informed us that Stop Staring is developing a custom-sizing system in which we will be able to choose cloth and fit-dimensions when ordering some of their dresses. ©M-J de Mesterton

Aquascutum Jacket

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOMENS-AQUASCUTUM-BLACK-VELVET-COLLAR-TWEED-JACKET-12-/290567832163?pt=UK_Women_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item43a7314263#ht_2566wt_905&afsrc=1

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOMENS-AQUASCUTUM-BLACK-VELVET-COLLAR-TWEED-JACKET-12-/290567832163?pt=UK_Women_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item43a7314263#ht_2566wt_905 Please read the measurements very carefully to ensure a proper fit. This is a magnificent ladies' double-breasted tweed houndstooth jacket with an elegant black velvet collar. Made by Aquascutum of England.

Shapely Silhouette

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM
This superb, elegant women's pinstriped suit is offered by our reliable and sterling friend Peter in Herefordshire. He will ship outside of Great Britain.
This vintage women's skirt-suit gives a very shapely silhouette to its tasteful wearer.