Winter warmers


As you know I just hate the cold and so I am still in denial that winter is really on its way. But the heating went on this week and the Birkenstocks were put away until summer 2010.

I really work with my winter coats and add loads of different accessories as I feel a little drab in them and never that comfortable. I can wear the same coat over and over but I just change the look with my accessories. I love my gloves and scarves and choose boots and bags to match. They never tend to match in fabric but all co-ordinate in a design way.

My scarves have to be either a little chic or completely the other way with a very on-trend feel. I have three huge boxes with windows on top of my wardrobe filled with gloves, scarves and throws to get me through the winter.

Here are some of my favourites this year at QVC and I've already made one purchase from the adorable and ever-so-chic Beth Terrell range.

137915 - Beth Terrell Animal Print Faux Fur Scarf I couldn't resist this Beth Terrell scarf (left) as I have boots to match. So kitch and I wear both with my dark brown leather full length coat. I have kept the coat simple in design as the boots and scarf scream animal print. I love it, so soft and so warm.

142508 - Beth Terrell Washable Suede Gloves with Silver Studs My black coat comes just under my bottom and has a big collar with double breasted big buttons. I wear it with black skinnie jeans, black knee-length flat suede boots, a black soft cap and black suede gloves from Beth Terrell in black (right).

Mind you I am on the look out for some purple boots to go with the purple colour too..oh don't encourage me. A black cross the body bag works well with this look too.139465 - Dreamkeeper Exotic Rapture Beaded Ruffle Wrap

In the evening I'm not really a big coat girl so I live in warm luxury shawls over my outfit or over a light coat. I have my eye on this Dreamkeeper beaded ruffle wrap (left) as it is very glamorous with black velvet ruffles and an elegant floral design. It's perfect Over that little black dress with velvet black shoes at Christmas or even to pick out some of the colours in the floral design looks stunning.
Let me know your favourites and winter choices as I love to hear them.


p.s: I've got lots to tell you soon about my trip down memory lane with my husband after 16 years of marriage, my visit to the vet with Scruncher (what an experience!) and also my trip to the Isle of Wight and going into the Liz Earle store on Union St.


  1. sylvia October 27, 2009 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    I do like watching you on QVC.You are always speaking about your husband ansd Scruncher.I can tell you are a nice contented family.Happy Anniversary.
    Regarding you always feeling the cold,you should try and put some weight on,you always look so very thin and fragile. Take Care.

  2. lucie October 28, 2009 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Jill, i know how you feel, i absolutely hate the cold and really struggle to stay looking smart as all i want to do is snuggle up in something warm and blow how it looks!!!! I only really enjoy buying summer clothes which my husband would say is a good job as our wardrobes are full to bursting as it is! I was wondering, a while back you were showing some lovely slippers which looked soooo warm, they had a rubber sole i believe, do QVC still stock them?. They look just the ticket. You are one of my faves and can’t wait to hear your blog about scruncher! Lotsa Love Lucie xxx

  3. Jill Franks November 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Lucie
    Lovely to hear from you..well winter is just hitting us isnt it, How lucky have we been with the weather…
    I think the range of slippers you are thinking of Lucie are the Deer staggs range. I have 141938…as you can imagine my colour was pink, But if you are not into pink and pom poms then dont worry as they do have a huge range to suit all tastes. Keep an eye out as at the momemt lots are out of stock, But the range is fabulous. I wear mine all the time. Lots of Love Lucie and hope to hear from you soon

  4. lucie November 5, 2009 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    Dearest Jill
    thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me, yes Deer Staggs is exactly what i was talking about, am desperate now to get a pair. Loved reading your blog about the isle of wight, you look such a lovely family with hubby and scruncher. Much love Lucie xx

  5. rachel adams November 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    hello jill,did i read somewhere on the blog that you are causing some of our stockbrokers in the city of london to blow fuses ,apparently they are spending their spare time fantasising about you in a short tight skirt and tight top, this was the most hilarious thing i have read in a long time,always love the show,keep warm

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