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

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

One Year ~ Wow!

Hello, where did that year go? Happy Birthday Mummabstylish....




I'm amazed at how far I come since starting my blog a whole year ago!
Looking back I'm rather proud at how much I've learnt, grown and mastered since beginning this little venture. 
I started Mummabstylish because I felt I was going stale, reaching my fifties, with grown-up children who were starting to fly the nest, I was becoming stagnant, forgetful and in a rut!  Blogging drew me up and away from these feelings - given me something to focus on, test my brain in other ways.  Silly things like lack of vocabulary!  I wanted want to learn new words, along with learning new fashion styles.

An old cliché I know, however, there's been some good times, some fabulous times and some downright horrendous times that have happened over the past year, the blog gave me something else to worry about - when worrying about other things in life won't make a hint of a difference! (I worry when I haven't got anything to worry about!)

This has been and still is a huge learning curve - one that I'm rather enjoying and don't see myself getting off any time soon!  Seeing the positive comments coming through that ladies like my style, enjoying others blogs with the realisation that some are, at times, the same - nervous, wary and maybe frightened of style revision, but then seeing that others have attempted, achieved then have moved forward in their blogging world proves I can do it!

Having made some friends along the way - I'd like to say a big Thank You to you all, I'm happy to admit I've been envious, inspired, influenced, satisfied and contented by you all!

So along with a Birthday comes presents - I've given myself a present to mark this day, and remind me how far I've travelled.

How do you feel about this.....
M & S have some simply stunning clothes just in, I was spoilt for choice but picked this mustard toned dress, both for the style and the spicy feel.  This set me back just short of £30.  This is a fairly classic style so should hold it's own for a few months years to come! 

I'm sure to be mixing this cute dress with a range of colours, but thought I'd start with basic black and then blue.
This dress is a Kimono style short sleeve shift dress, a great length and comes with matching tie belt.  A full zip at the back, along with a small v neck, enhancing either a long necklace, short choker and not forgetting a matching scarf.

I've paired with both a long line plunder necklace from my daughters collection, along with the accessories of black shoes and clutch.










Blue and mustard are a perfect match when it comes to fashion, you know like coffee and cream, salt & vinegar - just made for each other.
I've teamed up my spicy mustard dress with this super bag and shoes I showed you last year - you can see again these Lotus delights here.








Grabbed the scarf as I knew that'd go well together, and so they do - what do you think?  Is mustard and navy blue in your ideal colour combination?


Here you can see the slight bat-wing sleeve, which is ever so comfortable, I hate having tight sleeves, very restrictive - especially when trying to do anything manual like lifting a wine glass ;-)!!!




So here's to the next year, I wonder what this may bring.

Happy Birthday Mummabstylish!






See you again tomorrow - cheerio. X



          Jacqui B.
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27 comments

  1. Beautiful color on a beautiful lady and Happy Anni to your wonderful blog! You're doing great!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, very much appreciate them. x

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  2. Congrats on your milestone! Nice dress, looks good with blue!
    Gail

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  3. Congrats! You have great style and it's always fun to see how much your life and style has changed in one year! You look fabulous in this dress!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Ruth, such lovely comments, many thanks x

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  4. Congrats Jacqui!!
    This dress is quite beautiful and it's been great getting to know you!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. ...and you too Jodie, I'm pleased with this classic dress and can't wait to wear it again! x

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  5. Happy 1st birthday, Jacqui! I sort of let mine slip by recently without giving my blog flowers or bubbly or pressies. Bad blogger, Pout!
    I do enjoy your blog, have fun in your second year.
    I love mustard and it really suits you ... and aahh, a dress, spring is finally on the way.

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    1. Oh Mary, you're not a bad blogger and I love visiting your blog too. Maybe you could celebrate reaching a certain number of blog posts? I'm looking forward to my next year too. Yes today's weather is sunny, feels so good to be out and about in it. X

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  6. Happy birthday, Jacqui! You are looking spicy and mighty fine in that lovely dress. Here is to another year of more growth, learning and fun! Can't wait to see more from you. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thanks Amy, I'll look forward to maybe working together in the future. Cheers! x

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

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    1. Thank you too Nicole, fab link up. x

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  8. Lovely colour. I've got to make time to visit m&s at the weekend. Happy blogirthday.

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    1. Love a bit of M & S, many thanks for your comments. x Looking forward to seeing if and what you purchase there. x

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  9. Happy Birthday to your blog!! I can't wait to see what the upcoming year has in store. Beautiful look, you look stunning in that dress!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Elise, thanks you so very much for your lovely words. It's a fab dress, which I can't wait to style again. I'll be taking it away next weekend and may style if differently. x

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  10. First of all, congrats on your first year blog birthday. It is probably one of the most important anniversaries. Second I absolutely love your mustard dress and you are right about adding a blue colour to it. Lovely outfit
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you Anna, means a lot. Glad you agree with me choice. x

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  11. What a great way to celebrate the first birthday of your blog! This dress is fabulous and I love mustard and navy together. Happy birthday, blogiversary and all that stuff to you, dear Jacqui! May the next year of blogging bring you even more excitement! Thanks for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Many thanks Shelbee, lovely words and I'm glad you stopped by. x

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  12. Happy Birthday, Mummabstylish! And I love the dress! You're right about the silhouette being classic and I love that mustard color on you. It looks wonderful with your dark hair. And here's to many more years of blogging :)
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

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    1. Thank you Kristin, very lovely comments, and thanks for stopping over. x

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  13. Hapy Birthday to this stylish Blog. You look pretty in this dress and the way you have styled it.
    -Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/03/12/savannah/

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    1. Vaishali, thank you for coming by - much appreciate you kind comments. x

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  14. Jacqui keep it up I like your outfits!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: BIKER JACKET & FLARE PANTS

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