Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - sharing part of my life with you.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Lotus Chelsea boots for Autumn.

Hi there, how are you lovelies doing?
Looking for fashion inspiration for the over fifties? (or younger - everyone is welcome.) you've come to the right place.

All good here with MummaB, settling nicely into Autumn, but I still haven't managed to sort and organise my wardrobe - slapped wrist for me!
I have managed to work out exactly what I need to .... dare I say it .... complete my Autumn wardrobe! There I've said it but don't tell hubby! Lol.  There's literally a handful of items I need to make my wardrobe work though-out the coming months, yes until the next change of season - no not Spring I mean Winter, ha ha ha!!
So apart for the knee length boots I'm STILL after I don't actually need ANY boots to complete my collection, well that is until I see another pair that I simply HAVE to have.πŸ˜‰

Here's where the latest have to have boots make an appearance! 
Having worked with Lotus Shoes* in the past, I figured these striking boots would be well merited in my boot collection.  Wearing them today I'm feeling even more chuffed with my choice.   I've always loved a Chelsea boot and these are no exception.  Smitten by the shiny silver Chelsea boots,* bowled over by the block heal, quite simply I love everything about these dreamy but dramatic boots.

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.

The silver Ennis ankle boot comes in sizes 3 to 8 (UK sizes) with a price that matches their beauty £59.99.  If these are too bright for you, Lotus also offer the black version - equally as good, but maybe a better option for you.  There's also 10% off your FIRST order, so what are you waiting for?

Just take a look at these beauties for a minute ... the subtle silver leopard print has a slight pink hue in some lights - just perfect for an up-to-date outfit this Autumn.  I picked out this pink long line jacket & pretty pink scarf to complete my look.

I'm going to be able to wear them with plenty of trousers and jeans.  Here I've paired them with some cropped flares that I picked up in the M & S  sale for the amazing price of just under £5 - so pleased with the bargain I've bought another pair to fray!  Having done this earlier on this year to my Zara skinnies I know just what to do, and I still think this over fifty year old can get away with them!

How do you like the boots - cute eh?

Great to see you here today, I do hope you'll stop by again.

Thanks to Emily for taking photos again. X

Cheerio.  XX

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Monday, 16 October 2017

MummaB - Style Steal.

Hi there, welcome to my blog.

Today I'm sharing another style steal.

With so much inspiration on the blogs I follow, back in August I decided to copy a look from another fashion blogger who's style I admired immensely, this has led to a monthly posting of copies from other inspiring ladies.

So without further ado here's my steal for October!

Meet Nancy, her blog about women's fashion centres around her style, fashion and lifestyle in the Netherlands.  You can see more of her enchanting looks over at her blog Nancy's Fashion Style.
Ochre, grey and black are fabulous colour matches for Autumn.  Ochre brings a harmony to black and grey - lifting the whole look to give a brighter more positive feeling outfit.  Well done Nancy I love it!

The instant I saw this look on Nancy I new I could copy it - having just bought a pair of Ochre culottes worn here before and a gorgeous grey velvet tee shirt, the remaining items were an arms length away.

My white double cuff shirt fits the bill just like Nancy's.  I changed the black jumper that Nancy wore for the grey velvet tee that came from F & F, I took this on my recent trip to Venice where I wore it one it's own.  Grey long boots were swapped for ankle boots, these are from Debenhams and get plenty of wear with jeans, crops and dresses.
I chose this grey wrap that's been in the wardrobe for a few seasons to act as the sleeves vest to finish off the outfit.  Do you like the way I've styled the wrap?  I copied this from my youngest daughter who had recently borrowed it, she'd played around with styling this for a night out ending up with this look.  I quite liked it,  & she suggested I try it out - this I completely forgot when taking the photos and was prompted by my other daughter to try it out.  Durr!! You can see it's crossed over at the front and tied at the back.  Looks super don't you think?

Here's my previous versions from some lovely blogging gals, hope you can take a peak.
Catherine - Not Dressed as LambRachel - Rachel the Hat & finally Emma - The Style Splash.

Thanks for visiting today, what do you think of my 'style steal'?  Would love to hear your comments.  I'm looking forward to seeing more of your blogs outfits - maybe it'll be your style I steal next month!

Hope you have a great week, and I'll see you bright and early on Thursday morning.
I'm sharing something special with you, so hope you can join me. X

Thank you Emily for my photos today. πŸ’–

See ya... X


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Floral for Autumn - why not!

Hello there, thanks for visiting today.

Last week my daughter decided to clear out her wardrobe.  So she scattered all the clothes over her bed, on the chest of drawers & also on the floor & set about going through them.  Managing to create some three or so bags for the charity shop and one for the bin! 
This is something I need to do, but I keep putting it off!  I will psych myself up and try to address this soon! Pinky promise!!!

Anyway, whilst my daughter was reorganising her wardrobe I spotted a jacket lurking under the charity pile.  Pulling it from it's slumber from under the huge pile I asked about it.  She explained it was a jacket she had bought some months earlier, but hadn't checked the size It must run in the family It was on the wrong hangar, so she bought the wrong size! 
Silver lining... I benefited from her loss and nabbed a freebie for myself!  I must add she's only gone and done it again a few weeks ago and guess what?  I got another give-away jacket - read about that in a future post I'll be sharing. X

Floral blooms continue to flourish for Autumn 17, however they've taken on a darker inclination, so I saw the potential in this lightweight jacket straightaway.  Floral is one of the biggest tends of the season - check out some interesting items in Debenhams here
Pink and green are both good colours in my eyes, but the dark black background gives room for intrigue & attitude.  This autumnal jacket will work equally well with a black, pink or green tee shirts as well as roll neck jumpers for colder days.
Today I matched it with this green tee shirt and black straight leg trousers.  The nice bright ball beaded necklace picked out the colours beautifully.  A match made in heaven.

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I love big pockets on garments, & this jacket has two which is fabulous for the odd tissue, phone or lippy if I've not taken a bag with me.  On this occasion I did have my TKMaxx black Fiorelli handbag, big enough for all my bits and pieces that I like to shove in - obviously with my Bag Tidy.

I feel it's about time I purchased some new black shoes, but with all honesty I just haven't found the perfect pair.  These came from Clarks absolutely years ago, but they keep giving and giving to so  many of my outfits and have travelled well with me.  I'm reluctant to let them go until I get the perfect replacement.  I've seen plenty here that might just work!

Glad you could stop by and hope to see you here again soon.

Wishing Esther Ruby a really Happy Birthday.  xxx
Emily took photos today, thanks so much my love. X

See you Monday & hope you all have a super weekend.

Bye for today. X


Monday, 9 October 2017

Navy crops with pattern matching & gin tasting.

Hi there, hope you're all okay.

Was it a good weekend? 
What did you get up to? 
Hope whatever it was you had fun!

Saturday night we went to friends for a 'Gin Night' which involved tasting gin, and lots of it too!  Lucky me!
Are you a lover of gin?
Gin is a neutral spirit flavoured with Botanicals such as juniper berries, angelica root, coriander seeds, ginger root and cassia bark to name but a few.  There are plenty of other ingredients that are used to infuse & gain a different taste.
Eight gin lovers set about sampling some eight gin and tonic's, all slightly different in flavours mixed with tonic & the likes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel and cucumber.  Fortunately we had some nibbles to soak up the alcohol, interspersed with water breaks and lots of chat.  By the end of the evening there might have been was some hot moves on the living room dance floor to some 80's R & B/Soul favourites -  Great memories! 

So after a late night Saturday It only felt right to have a lazy Sunday doing nothing. Doing nothing obviously meant no cooking, so we had a meal out with some of our children.  Six of us went to our local North African/Andalucian themed restaurant, and dined in their lantern lit cellar.  Stuffing our faces on the delicacies such as Slow Roasted Pork Belly served with Patatas a la Pobre & salad, Chorizo and Pepper Stew, Lamb Meatballs, Grilled Halloumi, Marinated Tiger Prawn Brochette, Spinach Potate and Manchengo Tortila  (am I making you hungry? sorry).  Settling down Sunday evening to catch up on my beloved Strictly Come Dancing - the perfect end to my weekend!  How was yours, what did you get up to?

If, like me, you find pattern matching puzzling and awkward then how about trying to mix it up with textures, these add depth & interest to a basic outfit without full on mixing.  See if you like my first attempt here - let me know what you think.

Here's today's example of an easier pattern amalgamation.
I've chosen my basic navy cropped trousers, then added an off white embossed short sleeved top, to give interest to an otherwise bland colour.  Now choosing my H & M Aztec patterned jacket in off white and grey. The finishing touch some grey beads to bring the colours together.  See how I've created an outfit that's full of interest without going hard on patterns and colours.  Hope you like today's choice.

These navy cropped wide leg trousers came from Florence and Fred, I bought these a few weeks ago in the sale for a fiver!  I love finding great deals, but don't we all?
The cream top came from New Look, having had this in my wardrobe for a few years now - it's a good basic item that gets plenty of wear.  Finishing off my look with this H & M jacket that I bought a couple of years ago.  It's a heavy weave that's perfect for Autumn when a little jacket keeps the chill at bay.

These shots were taken by Esther Ruby - thanks so much my love. X

Thanks for stopping by, if you'd like to see more from Mummabstylish you can join me on my Instagram account - I'd love you to pop over and see me there. πŸ˜€

Until Thursday, bye for today. X

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

RoseGal Wish List.

Hi there, how it's going?

Rosegal my wish list.
Sharing with you today my wish list from Rosegal and their fabulous selection of dresses and blazers.
Read on to find more information about my list.

Well and truly into Autumn now, so the Summer wardrobe is taking a nap, although I am taking a break in November to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (more about that in the future).  Therefore a few items will be getting an airing & seeing the light of day again - albeit only for a week!
I've been buying a few more garments for my Autumnal wardrobe recently, these include something I've been seeking for ages.  Peep toe boots have been on the top of my wish list, but until last week I had no luck with finding the right style and colour.  I happened to be looking for long boots and by chance came across these beauties on the J D Williams site.  The perfect colour - tan, the right style - not a boot, however not totally a shoe.  The heel height just ideal for an everyday run around, I've worn these twice already, feeling rather pleased that I've found them.

I'll be sharing some of the other items in the next few weeks, but today I thought I could share some of my wish list with you, having got wish lists for plenty of shops - yes I know want, want, want all the time!! Lol.

Have you heard of Rosegal?   It's a website jam packed with gorgeous women's wear, men's wear, shoes and bags, along with jewellery and accessories.  With homeware, hair and beauty sections it's got everything you could need under one site.
I saw plenty to wet my appetite so have listed a few below that I have added to my Rosegal Wish List

This is going to be at the front of my wardrobe every time I look for something to wear.  The long sleeves are winners for cooler months along with the longer length this will look fabulous set among tan boots and bag, which is great I've got my eye on a pair of rust brown long boots from the previously mentioned JD Williams.  Navy and rust will be good companions colour wise or I could go down the dressier route with a pair of navy court shoes, so let's hope I get both!  Available in sizes S M L for just over £20.  Shipping is free - brilliant!

Green Printed Empire Dress

Love the colour of this next choice - a cute midi dress that could have a place in my wardrobe! The chiffon sleeves are adorable & with green being near on extinct in my wardrobe it would be a pleasant addition.
This would be another perfect dress for the Autumn, great  with strappy sandals and pashmina for an evening out & equally as suitable with long flat boots, a long sleeve tee shirt and jumper for a day shopping.
In sizes S M L XL, the price just under £18.

I reckon this pretty white lace creation has my name all over it.  I'm feeling this would be perfect for  a night out in Dubai, what do you think??πŸ€”
Cold-shoulder and lace will look good with a tan, idea holiday wear.  I've got plenty of strappy sandals to complete the look and any number of bags to complement it too! 
For just under £18, again in sizes S M L XL.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've given you some ideas for the autumn and for any holidays you may have to look forward to.
I'm going back to my wish list's just in case I've missed anything!! he, he, he.

Catch up with you on Monday, have a super weekend too.

Cheerio. X

Monday, 2 October 2017

5Over5O - A woman wears many hats!

Hello, thanks for stopping by today.
You found me styling the latest edition of the 5 Over 50 challenge. Set by Gail from Is this Mutton? who just so happens to be the lady who bought us all together.
If you haven't seen our previous challenges you can view what five over fifty fashion bloggers styled hereherehereherehere.

A women wears many hats!
How true is that statement?
This task, as with some of the other challenges had me on a stumbling block.
Upon a little brain crashing I realised this subject had a double meaning!
Actually this woman wears many metaphorical hats! Although owning hardly any!!

When the children were much younger I had many hats to wear including wife, mother, nurse, taxi driver, gardener, children's entertainer, cleaner and chef!  (I bet that rings true with plenty of you). Now-a-days I'm still as busy but with some different hats added and some taken away. All of these have enriched my life in so many ways, but there's still so much more to learn and enjoy.
So now the hats I wear are a wife, PA to hubby, cleaner, chef, mother, daughter, gardener, dog walker and occasional taxi driver, however much more importantly blogger, shopper & NannyπŸ’— need to be added to the list and I particularly love these 'hats'. πŸŽ©πŸ‘’

So my style today obviously includes a hat, but not my hat as I don't own any like this - my only offering would be a grey pull on beret, oh or a ski helmet - not sure that would look right with my dress, ha ha!
This gorgeous burgundy floppy felt hat belongs to my trusty photographer Esther Ruby.  I knew she had a couple that would be perfect for the outfit I'd imagined so asked if she could bring them along for the shoot - voila here's the result.

Picking up a pattern fusing habit from Anna - she's the queen of mixing it up, and I hope she's impressed with my offering.  This is a trend that is totally alien to me, I've been taking baby steps to try and get into my groove with blending designs.  I'm still not over confident with the abstract pattern of my dress fusing with the snakeskin bag.
Don't they conflict with each other rather than merge?

Having owned the dress for years, it's something that comes out every once in a while and serves a purpose.  I'm normally very precise about what I like and don't like with clothes, but by contrast I'm very in-different about this casual jersey dress,  I neither love this or hate it! I feel it could be slightly longer, but on this occasion I'm swayed by the colours and front pockets - so for now it's getting a thumbs up from me.πŸ‘

Dress from Debenhams find similar dresses here
Boots from Debenhams find similar ankle boots here.

That's a wrap hat from me - lol!
Let's see how my four other friends got on with this challenge.

Over to Gail the founder of 5Over50.

You can find her here IsThis Mutton?
We've obviously got the same mind set because we're wearing similar colour and style hats.
I love your red accessories Gail, especially those boots reflecting that fabulous backdrop of hanging red ivy.

Laurie can be found at Vanity and Me Style.

What a perfect jumpsuit Laurie is wearing, the two tone trilby compliments her accessories wonderfully well, and you're going shine under the golden glow of the lamplight Laurie - glorious!

Next here's Hilda from Over the Hilda.

She is sharing her stunning made-to-measure Anthony Peto hat. How marvellous is this leopard print boater, Hilda you've made a stunning statement with the hat and your super stylish coat - I feel red coats are the way forward this season, so Hilda you're spot on with yours.

Finally Anna from Anna's Island Style.

Sharing not only her style, but some artwork and stunning surroundings too!
Looking cheeky in this blue outfit, & with that cute bowler hat Anna we're seeing your original off-beat style that you create so well.

The links for these bloggers are listed above, so I hope you'll be visiting for more ideas.

Glad you could catch our fifth instalment and hope you'll get plenty of musings from me and my blogger friends.  Let us know what styles you've been inspired by & maybe leave a link to a photo!!! 😁

Thank you Esther Ruby for producing such stunning photos again. x

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'd love to hear a comment from you.

Bye for now. X

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