November 19th, 2012

Blog Crush

Now that I’m on my own at KiC, and no longer chronicling my conversations with a like-minded co-editor, I am spending more time looking at other blogs. I have my short list of ones I follow and check daily, but I started to feel that there must be more blogs out there to love. So, I started with my readers’ and the first one I went to was a winner. THAT’S NOT MY AGE, a site authored by a former fashion magazine editor out of London, focuses on stylish grown-up women, lifestyle, and the goings-on in her world. And her writing style, dry, pithy, and laugh-out-loud funny, makes this blog a must-bookmark.

My favorite bit from “That’s Not My Age” comes from a recent Q&A with Jo Davies, owner of Black White Denim. This snippet from their conversation below should be glued to the back of everyone’s Amex card…

1. Don’t buy a load of shit you’re not going to wear.
2. Have a few remarkable, stand-out pieces that catch people’s attention and help update your wardobe.
3. Wear these with your favourite items – the stuff you keep till it falls apart (I hear you, Jo). I like to have that experience of living with something and knowing it lasts.
4. Avoid anything too trend-driven. The only place I’ve seen a peplum recently is on Downton Abbey.

I hate peplums too– honestly, who needs a ruffle around their waist?

Thank you TNMA!



what's new


Quant leopard-print calf hair ankle boots


Kellen ribbed cotton-blend tunic


Brixton horsebit-detailed leather collapsible-heel loafers


Emma shirtdress


Eva silk crepe de chine blouse


Linen-blend culottes


Crossover velvet flatform sandals


GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag


Almeria leather wedge espadrilles


Patch-pocket cotton coat


Bilbao mini tote


Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps

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  • Yesss! Love TNMA, as funny in person as on screen and knows her shit!

    DisneyrollergirlNovember 19th, 2012  6:18 AM

  • Oh wow, thank you Preston! What an honour to appear on the Keep it Chic site, I feel very proud. You’ve made my day. And thanks, Disney for your lovely comment.

    That's Not My AgeNovember 19th, 2012  6:37 AM

  • Adore TNMA, she knows style and she knows women.

    Black White DenimNovember 19th, 2012  6:56 AM

  • Thanks for the tip, I didn´t know about this blog, will check it out pronto.
    xo Caroline

    Caroline@inner-outerbeauty.comNovember 19th, 2012  7:09 AM

  • Love that blog, too! She is smart, funny and has a great eye!

    SusanNovember 19th, 2012  7:47 AM

  • Yes, share the news, TNMA is the real deal!

    TreeNovember 19th, 2012  9:15 AM

  • She is fab!
    I have to admit that I have peplums from 20 years ago, I never gave up wearing them, I’m so sad that they are now trendy again.

    TabithaNovember 19th, 2012  10:00 AM

  • Yes, That’s Not My Age is a great blog. Love the exchange you quoted above.!

    Lauren@StyleseerNovember 19th, 2012  11:06 AM

  • So fun…I love it already…heading over..thanks!

    kayce hughesNovember 19th, 2012  11:38 AM

  • Preston, Love your blog and thank you for keeping it alive as the sole editor. (It is my daily go to all the way from Australia).

    Can I implore you to share your list of the blogs you frequent daily. Need more inspiration !!

    RachaelNovember 19th, 2012  10:21 PM


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