How was your Easter Holiday, more's the point are you still off today to continue enjoying it, and even more importantly are you still chomping your way through chocolate?
I'm feeling rather excited as the whole family are coming over for a huge roast and all the trimmings! Followed by Vanilla Cheesecake - a banging Vanilla Cheescake at that.
I love having family round, the older generation along with the younger members of my family.
It's going to be a tad tight indoors likewise very noisy!
Thinking back to Easter Saturday,
Saturday night had me at a party, not just any party but an Easter Bonnet Party (I think that's just an excuse to have a party - but that's fine with me he he!)
The only requirement to gain entry - Wearing a decorated Easter Bonnet upon arrival.
From the offset I didn't have a clue what to make, but figured by starting with a basic bonnet and some chicks, bunnies, eggs and other paraphernalia from the craft section, my bonnet might appear!
And eventually it did appear, after sticking, cutting, drawing and plenty of asking "where shall I put this, what shall I do with that"? The spotlight was on my splendid Easter Hat.
No - It's no good I'll have to 'fess up'
I didn't have anything to do with the production of my Bonnet, my middle daughter and god-daughter Georgina can take all the responsibility, praise and glory! What a splendid job they did too!
Thanks girls I reckon I might win with this one. X
What do you think?
Angry bird is what they were aiming for - and I think they created a rather good copy, if he hadn't arrived with a decorated bonnet the hostess would of been a very Angry Bird instead!! ha ha.
Here's the full assortment of Bonnets the girls made, didn't they do a good job?
Back to my #ootd, I'm asking the question ...
Can you wear a beach cover-up as a top when you're not going to the beach?
I saw this gorgeous pink cover-up on a recent visit to Matalan - drawn obviously by the colour, pink!
I decided to try this challenge out just to see what it would look like, and without a grain of sand in sight I reckon it looks delightful.
The colourful pattern, the soft, light and flimsy feel of the cloth, the tassel tie all enhance this paisley print kaftan making it a double delight for not only your holiday wardrobe, but your floaty blouse collection too.
Because it is a very sheer, transparent material, I've added a turquoise blue vest T shirt underneath, which turns it into a stunning top for an evening out in the summer also warmer Spring evenings.
I've added my silk covered beads, also in turquoise which picks out one of the colours in the kaftan, but I could also have chosen, lemon, white or there's a slight purple in the print making it an all round, adaptable top.
You can pick this up in Matalan for £14, a cheap top that you can get double the wear - result!
Here you can really see how stunning this kaftan is, striking, bright colours equally at home on the beach as well as a fancy restaurant!
With the addition of white three quarter length jeans (these are a must in any over fifties jean collection) mine are from Wallis, but plenty of stores stock them including these from
M & S for £25! I've paired my white, cork wedge sandals simply because I love wearing them - they're cute, comfortable and continuing to be my 'go to' choice for this and next season. I wish I'd bought the tan option too!
Well I think the answer is yes - you can adapt a beach wear kaftan for an every day blouse, by just adding a corresponding coloured vest or cami top.
What do you think, is this something you would do?
I hope this gives you some inspiration to try something out of the ordinary, and step outside your box, what's the worst thing that can happen?
Anyway enough of my forward thinking to summer outfits, I'm now off to prepare my family roast!
I'll probably have a
Back again on Thursday. X