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


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • 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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