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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Toasty fingers with Turtle Doves - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Well hasn't it been cold and wet?
It seems we have one dry day and one wet - I'm thankful that my area hasn't been struck by floods - how awful for the people suffering, my thoughts go out to them!

Are you like me and suffer from cold hands as soon as the weather changes?  It seems there's a switch inside me, going from warm hands in the summer months to frosty fingers once the weather changes!  Just like that my hands are icy cold most of the time.  Well recently something caught my eye when scrolling through Facebook.  The lady was showing off Cashmere gloves!  I was intrigued as you will be too, so do checkout the post for all the details!

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


Monday, 18 November 2019

Feeling Fine in a Flippy-Hem Dress!

Hi there.
How are you all doing?
A happy Mummabstylish as this time of the year brings my favourite TV shows - Strictly Come Dancing has been on for a few weeks, but the best show on telly started last night and I'm going to be gripped for the next three weeks - I'm a Celebrity had me on the edge of my seat last night, I'm so looking forward to the next few weeks, glad that I'm in the comfort of my own home!!
I've had another wonderfully busy week.  Afternoon tea on Thursday with a couple of good friends enjoying the delights of Sands Hotel.  Saturday I had a fabulous evening at Reads with family.  Hubby and I enjoyed the company of my mum and uncle along with my sister and brother-in-law.  The three course meal was, as usual, superb and the setting was equally sumptuous, with staff to make the evening run as smoothly as possible.  Drinks in the sitting room before savouring chicken and prune terrine, roast new season Kentish lamb with caramelised onion, duphine potato, baby spinach with a rosmary jus.  I just had to save a little room for the dessert of  passion fruit souffle.  It's the finishing touches that make all the difference - things like hors d'oeuvre of tiny cheese on dainty toast, anchovy cheese straws, tiny cups of warming soup with mini cheese scones, homemade bread with creamy butter & to finish coffee & HOMEMADE SWEETS - as if I needed any more food!!!
Yesterday I had nearly all the family for a good old fashioned roast beef dinner with all the accompaniments, followed by apple pie and custard - the diet is well and truly out of the window! Lol.
So as you can see I've been so busy enjoying myself - there's been no time to find a suitable candidate for the Style Steal series!
Can I share a little dress with you instead?


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Caramel Courts from Lotus Shoes - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there lovelies.
Hope all is good with you.
I've had a wonderful week with a birthday lunch on Friday with two of my lovely friends and a Sunday roast dinner with the three other couples hubby and I went to Abu Dhabi with.  The hosts cooked a marvellous roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, I baked some profiteroles filled with cream and topped with dark chocolate - delish!  There was also a fresh trifle and a cheese board full of excellent cheeses, pickles and grapes.
Today I'm also out with friends for two birthday celebrations having afternoon tea in a hotel nearby.  I've been to Sands on two previous occasions, and am hoping it lives up to my two experiences with tasty sandwiches, hot scones (with cream and jam - obviously), and there best be a cake or two to devour too!

A busy year for me with a wedding (sorry still not posted about this) and three Christenings.  You might have seen my two earlier outfit choices: my turquoise dress with white accessories and this gorgeous pattern mix yellow dress.  I stopped by the shops and had a quick 'reccy' before picking this classic dress that has a hint of 70's.  It just so happens that it matches a pair of gifted shoes that I chose from the New In styles of Lotus Shoes* ! 😉

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


Monday, 11 November 2019

Party Shoes to Dance the Night Away!

Morning my friends.
Mummabstylish has been running around in circles and going mad quite frankly!
I've had a problem with the blog and with my lack of IT experience don't have a clue how to fix it!
We're talking 3rd party scripts, forward slashes and non-existent blog posts!!  Any help greatly appreciated all you IT wizards out there.
**Late edit - all sorted now thanks to Blogger Help-Desk - phew**
Let's forget about that for now and get back to what I prefer talking about - fashion.
You'll have seen my post last week featuring the dress I borrowed from my daughter - but today I wanted to share more of the outfit with you - namely the sexy shoes!

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

I rather like the attention I got when we had photos taken. 😜


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Second-hand, Borrowed or Vintage - it's the Future! #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
How's your week been?
Nice to get away for the weekend isn't it?  Well that's just what I did recently with my mum and sister.  Mum's choice to head off to Rye in East Sussex for a relaxing couple of days - so barring the walk up hill to the town - opps! it really was.  We had rooms for two nights in the River Haven Hotel which served it's purpose with comfortable rooms, decent meals and a bar - what more does a girl need!
We arrived on Sunday and headed up into the town stopping at The Mermaid Inn for a light lunch and welcomed drink. This quaint little hotel is a grade II listed building and boasts 7 ghosts that have been seen throughout the hotel! The building has 600 years of history & has many stories about it's colourful past.  We enjoyed hearing all about the smugglers, ghosts and celebrities that frequented the venue - and we were very enchanted to hear that my sister's family were descendants of a particular smuggler and ghost, John Diamond,  who was mentioned in their history as being part of the infamous Hawkhurst Gang.  We were shown his named room and also the cellar - I have to admit I had goose-bumps whilst the stories were told and the rooms were viewed - I'd love to return and actually stay in the hotel one night - imagine if the ghosts were real!!!!
Sunday evening we stayed put in our hotel, relishing a roast dinner with a couple of drinks in the bar. Feeling the cold we returned to my mum's room with drinks where we chatted more before heading off to bed.  The rooms were just right having tea/coffee and TV's in the room - it was rather strange to have the room to myself - let alone the remote control - ha ha!
Monday was my mum's birthday - we had breakfast where she opened her presents & cards, I can't remember the last time we were together in the morning for her special day!
Rye town is full of interesting shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants & we also partook in a cream tea and lunch in Haydens a small family-run B&B in the heart of Rye overlooking the town salts.  Prevalent in Rye were plenty of charity/thrift shops, they seem to be in abundance in every town and whilst I'm not a huge fan of shopping in them - I do like to borrow clothes from my daughters' - well they borrow mine enough!

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Monday, 4 November 2019

Styling Caramel Trousers with Pale Blue & Denim.

Morning my friends.
All good with MummaB & I do hope everything is good with you too!
I've been out for ANOTHER afternoon tea at the weekend.  Relishing the delights of the Sands Hotel with friends made for a great Saturday afternoon, not even the dreary pouring rain could spoil the fun for myself and three friends - basically enjoying the company of what we call 'Friday night wives' - just to clarify with you, we're a group of ladies who's husbands get together in the local pub every Friday night!  We decided to join forces and enjoy some time together on OUR own.  This was the second attempt as many of us couldn't make the last date which ended up being cancelled!  However last Saturday four of us were ready, willing and able to have a fun cream tea with a cheeky bottle of fizz to seal the fun!  With non-stop rain all day, the only thing I wanted to wear was jeans, boots and a warm and waterproof coat!  The outfit I'm sharing with you today is one that I would have preferred to wear for the girly occasion, so as I already had these photos I thought why not share it with you instead!
The outfit is based around the tapered style caramel trousers that I picked up in the F & F Sale - I know they'll just work with loads I already have hanging in my wardrobe (you might have seen my IG stores a while back where I kept finding new pieces to wear with them).


Thursday, 31 October 2019

Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How are you this fine morning?

I can't believe it's the last day of October already!
Remember I told you I was having a busy few days?  Well if you followed my IG stories you may have seen on Friday I was in London with some girl friends to celebrate one of their birthdays.  We caught the train to the capital to have afternoon tea in a pre-booked venue.  Said venue was Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour in Covent Garden.  We had two lovely hours in the quaint, authentic second floor parlour, being taught how to appreciate gin properly.  We had to take a swig and swill it around our mouth for a full minute, after that our mouths felt on fire!  This procedure lets the taste buds become fully receptive - boy can you then appreciate the full flavour of the gin - delicious.  Dainty sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream followed, all washed down with a really tasty gin & tea cocktail served in a tea pot - very quirky and quite different.
Our afternoon finished and we then moved onto another unusual & sophisticated setting.  Archer Street Bar is situated in Soho.  It was perfect for entertaining our small group, but also welcomed couples too.  The bar serves a wide range of drinks and cocktails with a resident DJ playing hip and trendy music interspersed with spontaneous singing from the bar staff - truly a magical & entertaining evening that I'd thoroughly recommend.  I reckon they must be out of work musical actors, who worked their magic for our own personal enjoyment, if you're ever in the capital, do take a look - it's well worth it.
This is taken in Covent Garden, where they have some amazing flower displays that make awesome backdrops.


Monday, 28 October 2019

Style not Age - My Favourite Trend for Autumn ...Rust!

Morning my friends.
Hope you're all good.
I'm actually away with my mum and sister today - so had to plan ahead for this one.
With it being the last Monday of the month the Style not Age ladies are in charge of the post.  It's been my choice this month and after a few harder challenges I thought I'd try and make this one a little easier. So my choice for today's endeavor is.....

My Favourite Trend for Autumn .... Rust!

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

Once a month Hilda, Anna, Emma and I take turns to style a theme our own way, you can see some of our previous topics here for September, August, July and June.


Thursday, 24 October 2019

Slinky Black Midi Dress. #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there, how are you all?
Been a nice couple of days doing not a lot after a busy weekend.  Although there's another busy weekend on the horizon for me, so I'm making the most of the quiet, less chaotic time and just relaxing with the dog!
Friday I'm in London with some girl friends for an afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday.  I'm really looking forward to spending some time in the capital & hopefully having a bit of retail therapy too!  Sunday I'm away for a couple of days with my mum and sister, with mum's birthday whilst we are away so that will be really nice for us to be together.  We're going to stay in Rye - a place I've only driven through so It will be nice to see what the place holds for us - lots of lovely restaurants I hope, maybe the odd pub or two as well! 😉

Today's outfit is a more detailed look into the dress I wore for Esther's 'wig' party.  Have a look and let me know what you think about this slinky little number and what other ways it could be styled -I've got a few ideas rolling around my head already!

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