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My Hero...

Those of you have been with me since the beginning of Mission;Style may recall where my love for style came from...

Everyone, meet my Nan - AKA Nanny Bear.

Actually, it's not just my love for style that came from my Nan...My strength, energy, grit and pure determination  have also been passed down the genes to make me the woman I am today.

Sadly, my (our) Nan passed away on Friday and although we are struggling with the loss, I can't help but feel her strength...The words " You can't sit 'round like a yard o' tripe..."..

Hence this post - not to be gloomy, no!

I dedicate this post to the most beautiful soul that was my Nan and want to share some little nuggets of her wisdom with you..;

Before you buy anything, give it the crunch.. Yep - take a handful of the fabric and give it a little squeeze, if it creases and doesn't release well then you either want to avoid or, wear with caution.

If you're thinking about it, buy it! You can always change your mind once you get home, don't regret not buying something that may be gone in a few days (this was pre-internet advice but still true).

Always check the washing instructions before you buy... It could take the bargain sale price of that piece through the roof! 

Keep your wardrobe tidy/organised and in colour order.

Never underdress.

Keep your hair neat and well kept (and not too long... :-)).

Always wear a vest... Ok, this one just makes me smile. My Nan would always check we wore vests and it became a joke when us (5 granddaughters) got older... She had one hell of a shock one day when she went to check me (at 22) and I had had my belly button pierced. 

The list is fairly extensive, these are just a few little snippets. 

12 years ago the following note arrived in the post on the most beautiful note paper, since then it's been in my purse, today it has been framed.

" Be Happy Karen, Whatever x"

You will be sorely missed, I'm honoured that you were in our lives and so very proud of the legacy you have left us with.


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