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

Monday, 3 April 2017

Being a copy cat - When I'm over Fifty!


Morning, how was your weekend?

Mine was mediocre!  Nothing much planned, and nothing much achieved, and no shopping for this over fifty fashion blogger what-so-ever!  I did prepare a rather nice roast pork dinner on Sunday, which was a small family gathering - catching up on everyone's news - feeling thankful for this opportunity with loved ones around me.




Whilst meandering through some of the many blogs I follow, one in particular made an immediate impression on me as soon as I saw it.

I saw a lady with similar style, ideas and likes.

Gail at Isthismutton really has an eye for classic styles, and always looks on-point and stylish.   When I spotted her wearing this stunning burgundy jumper from Ted Baker, which has a cute bow detail on the side of the collar, along with a gorgeous grey skirt,  I thought it's perfect for so many occasions and chic with it.

Knowing I'd got the same grey and burgundy pieces in my collection, I set about putting it together!

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Gail's own photograph, you can see here blog at



Onto my 'copy' of Gail's look.

You'll notice I've swapped the burgundy boots to grey shoes, I struggle to find boots with a wide enough calf to contain my ample leg muscle fat! Lol - my bad for all the dance and athletics I took part in when I was young!

You've seen this jumper before here, and you may remember is has a tie neck detail, but I decided to cover this with one of my much loved scarves - this I bought in Primark mainly because I needed it loved the silky feel and the pretty design.




The grey skirt is from Matalan, this link is to a similar tube skirt as I've had mine for a while now.  A stretchy tube pencil skirt is just so versatile for any over fifties wardrobe, matching with so many other colours including the burgundy shown. 
I love wearing grey with yellow/mustard and also grey with any shade of pink.


Catch this grey skirt worn with mustard here.








This is a style of outfit that could be worn nearly anywhere!  Shopping, dining out, visiting friends or just going for a short walk, as I did on this 'shoot' day!  (this still makes me chuckle, but what other word can I use - answers in the comments box please!)





You're getting a sneaky peak of my god-daughter in these shots -  Esther Ruby has a great eye for detail and an imaginative shot!




Are you like Gail and me, do you think these are styles and colours you would wear?  I'd be pleased to hear what you think about this colour combo.



Photographs care of Esther Ruby.  X

"And now you've gone away and left us with the memories of your smile"



Catch up with me again on Thursday. X





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34 comments

  1. Isn't it fabulous to see an outfit on another woman and realize that you could do that?
    I love your copy cat!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes it really is Jodie, and I'm glad you like it. x

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  2. Love the entire look!!
    Have a lovely week
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: RUFFLE SLEEVES SWEATSHIRT AND DIOR

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    1. So kind, many thanks Monica, hope you have a super week too. x

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  3. You look super cute! I love the addition of the scarf. Happy Monday!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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    1. Awe thank you Liz - glad you like this look, happy rest of the week to you. x

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  4. As you know, Jacqui, I love copying other bloggers! There is so much inspiration out there, why not give credit where credit is due! You did a great job of recreating the look! Love your pretty scarf and blush bag. Perfect spring outfit! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Many thanks Amy, I rather enjoyed it, so will be doing it again soon. x

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  5. You copied well Jacqui. Burgundy really suits you too xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thank you Laurie, chuffed with how it turned out! x

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  6. I like both the original blogger's outfit and your inspired take on it! Burgundy and grey is a good colour combination, one I've worn a lot of myself too :)

    Hope you are having a really good start to the week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Many thanks Mica, glad you like it - I'm so pleased with the result. x

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  7. I love both outfits. The scarf is the perfect accessory and the rich Burgundy color looks fabulous on both you and Gail. Love it. Xo Jonet
    www.FabulouslyChicOver50.com

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    1. Jonet, so pleased you agree and like these styles. I'm grateful you stopped by. x

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  8. Like to say, INspired by... Love the burgundy with the grey and the scarf adds a spring touch and looks lovely! I need more scarves in my wardrobe!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.om

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    1. I do love a scarf! Pleased you popped by Jess. x

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  9. I think you recreated this so nicely, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Love the combination of grey and burgundy! And your floral scarf is gorgeous with this!

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    1. Pleased you stopped by Laura, it's a fab combo!

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  11. Just gorgeous!! Love the print of that scarf!! Pretty pretty look my love!

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    1. Thank you Andrea, kind words, so pleased you could stop over. x

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  12. So smart, Jacqui, Gail will be pleased with your work! Grey just keeps on giving, en. And bare legs, you're ahead of me on that one!

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    1. Bare legs again today, but I need a tan my legs are so pale! Thank you for your lovely comments Mary. x

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  13. Jacqui you have great legs and that skirt is so flattering!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Many thanks for your kind comments Kellyann. x

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  14. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party. This black and burgundy color combination is so chic!

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    1. Very welcome, thank you Nicole for your lovely comments and for hosting the link up.x

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  15. Great inspiration and great look, job well done. Have a great weekend, Jacqui
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Anna, thanks so much. Hope you've had a great weekend too.x

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  16. I love it and the scarf finishes it off so well. You need to tuck that outfit away to wear again.

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    1. Yep I'll be doing that for sure Anna, glad you agree with me. x

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  17. It's great that we all get ideas from each other. Very elegant look!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks again Emma, so sorry for the late reply. x Glad you like the look. x

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