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

Monday, 29 January 2018

Dark floral tunic with Jeggins & long boots.


Morning, how are you all?  What you been up to?

Back from my holiday with mixed feelings.  I simply love skiing and hate to leave such stunning scenery after having so much fun on the slopes, but I need to rest my achy legs - this fifty year old is not used to such an exhausting activity.  Can I have a few days off and go back again please?  Pretty please? 🤣


Since arriving home I've been checking out your blogs and have seen a lot of you embracing the latest Pantone trend of violet.  Never having worn this colour, so not knowing if it would suit me or not. Luckily I found this tunic blouse with the colour picked out in the pretty flowers and leaves over it.  I thought it would be perfect to add the trending tone to my wardrobe.  Here I've worn it over black jeggings & long black boots.  I'm loving the dark florals that have been exploited this AW season, they bring a feminine feel to many a dull outfit.
I've been happy to wear both floral trousers and a decorative jacket in recent months.


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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Blue and Green should never be seen!

Hi there, how are you?  I'm still enjoying the slopes in France, I'm here for another couple of days, so I'm actually really good. 😉

I heard it said many times before that 'blue and green should never be seen'!  After seeing other bloggers addressing this issue & subsequently poo pooing the idea - because actually it worked and looks great too!  So I've tried these colours together and really like the outcome. To think all those years I've avoided pairing them - shame!


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Monday, 22 January 2018

Style Steal - Monochromatic Magenta!

Hi there lovelies, are you settling into January nicely?
I'm settled right in at the moment - into skiing lol.  Finally after waiting all year I can relax and enjoy my time away, just kidding I'm probably knackered & facing a gruelling day on the slopes.  Looking forward to pit stops for hot chocolate with Brandy & a slice of pizza or a burger & fries.
Actually I love this energetic pastime, it's a laid-back type of holiday where you don't have to dress up and look immaculate.  However at the end of the day I still like to put on a pretty top and some make-up! 😊  Please check out my IG to follow what I'm up to.

Having settled down after a hectic festive period I've had a chance to check out all your amazing blogs. Wow what a great read you've given me.  I've gained plenty of inspiration from you all & honed in on lovely Mary from The Pouting Pensioner so it's now time for this months Style Steal.



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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Feeling brighter with a pink scarf.


Hi there lovelies, all good with me hoping it is with you too.

Only two more sleeps and then this over fifty fashion blogger is jetting off on a skiing holiday.  Have you got any holidays that you are preparing for?  Is nice to be getting away from this awfully dreary weather, everything gets wet, damp and dirty & it's really the time of year that I dislike.

Skiing weather is just so different, I know it's cold but it's not a damp cold - and dressing accordingly makes such a difference.  When I'm in the mountains I wouldn't dream of stepping out how I do at home, donning hat, gloves and full ski suit in the day, whilst of an evening when going out I wear jeans, boots, thick coat and gloves - the hotel, bars and restaurants are always baking hot so once inside I'm roasting! Follow me on IG to catch what I'm doing and wearing. Would love to see you there. X



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Monday, 15 January 2018

Packing Light & Chanel Styles.

Hello there lovelies, how are you are doing?
With my skiing holiday within touching distance I'm getting everything ready to pack into my case.  There's not much to plan for this holiday, basically I just take about three pairs of jeans with various tops and jumpers, along with a tracksuit - skiing is quite laid-back so no fancy dresses or skirts will be accompanying me, I'll save them for the next holiday! 😏  Hopefully everything will fit into one case then I won't have to take a cabin bag with me.  I like to travel light now-a-days!  But it never used to be like that, have a read to see why!




This is such a funny story involving my best friend some thirty odd years ago ....

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Styling my new/old check skirt.


Hi there lovelies, how are you? 
Hope it's not too miserable and dreary for you and you haven't got the Christmas blues!  I'm getting very excited for my skiing holiday.  For the past 15 years we have travelled to The Alpes for a weeks skiing.  Bundling the kids in the car along with our bags and equipment stuffed in too.  Having five kids there wasn't much room, but hubby was ace at packing and always got everything in.  Every nook and cranny in our people carrier was spilling out stuff!  Odd shoes, coats, bottles of drink, socks you name it we had it!  It worked out financially better for us to travel by car and not fly - plus we got an extra day skiing arriving early and leaving late - result!  Of later years we've taken to flying, much easier with only having to worry about my own case, taking time for a meal & then shopping.  But looking back I'm yearning for our old family fun trips that started as soon as we got to the channel tunnel!

So as I carry on dreaming about my past and forthcoming holidays, I want to share this cute burgundy, black and grey check skirt with you.


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Monday, 8 January 2018

I went to the Panto!

Oh no you didn't!
Oh yes I did, with my three daughters and princess. We had a wonderful girls afternoon out, great to have a little girly time!
For those who aren't familiar with the Pantomimes in the UK read on to find a little bit about our Pantomime tradition.
Okay so a Panto is a musical comedy stage production, traditionally for all the family to watch over the Christmas & New Year period.   Modern Pantomimes feature gender-crossing actors, combining topical humour with a story that's loosely based on a well know fairy tale, children and parents are encouraged to join in with singing & shouting out of phrases.  Confused?  yes lots of people are.  We had a lovely afternoon out watching Peter Pan, which was full of dancing, singing, jokes and acrobatics,  we all loved it - although princess did ask when were we going home about half way through!


Do you remember me saying I gain inspiration from my surroundings? 

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

JJ's House - My NYE Velvet dress.

Welcome 2018 we've been expecting you!

A big warm welcome to everyone visiting my blog today, new or old friends I hope to see you again throughout the coming months. A couple of days late with my blog post and hope you forgive my tardiness - a very busy Christmas & New Year is my excuse.
Last year flew by so quickly it seems like only yesterday I was cutting the grass and laying in the garden sunshine drinking prosecco!  That being said isn't it fabulous to be at the beginning of a exciting new year?  After having a tiny break over the festive holiday I can't wait to get back into blogging, I have plenty of ideas & goals up my sleeve for my 'baby'!

I was totally spoilt this Christmas, with plenty of wonderful presents, both wearable and useful, one in particular I'm eager to start. A photography course I received from two daughters and their partners.  That's going to go a long way towards improving my blog, I've learnt a teeny tiny amount since I started, so I'm enthusiastic & impatient to find out more.  I'll keep you posted how that one goes.



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