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Monday, 16 May 2022

Wedding wear in Izabel London.

Afternoon my friends.
I can't believe I'm so late with this post!

I've have such a busy weekend with a wedding on Saturday and then it was my birthday yesterday!
So today's post will be be bit short and sweet, but I promise to be back on track by Thursday.

So let's start with the wedding.
It was the wedding of one of my daughter's oldest friends, which she was bridesmaid.  It's be planned for a few years, and fortunately Covid didn't cause any issues for them.  I mentioned in a previous post I'd bought a dress from the same company I was gifted this beauty from.  Izabel London have an absolutely stunning selection and at one stage I have about 7 in my basket!  I finally too the plunge with this cerise stunner.  I just couldn't resist the colour and style and knew without a doubt that it would suit me and I had just the right shoes to go with it.

You can see my previous post featuring the maxi I was sent and as they're both reasonably priced maybe I should have bought more!


Thursday, 12 May 2022

Birthday's, Ballet Results and Bardot Styles - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there,
How's it going?

I'm on the count down to my birthday, it's only 3 days away! Not that I want to be another year older, but I want to spend time with my family and friends.  Like all of you, lock-down has scuppered any plans to get together over the last two years, so with all the rules lifted I'm hoping my family will be round to celebrate with a drink or two! 😉  
On Saturday I'm off to another wedding with hubby.  My daughter is bridesmaid to one of her oldest friends and it's been lovely to be included in the celebrations.  I've got a couple of dresses in mind, and also a new one has been ordered (hope it comes in time) from the company that sent me this one I wore to the wedding last week. 

The blue lace dress I've been planning to wear has been hanging on the rail since the first and only time I wore it - it was to my niece's wedding way back in 2017, but as it's a classic style I know it wouldn't look out of place - but as I've still not tried in on (I've lost weight and put on weight and lost again since) I don't know if it will fit!!
Don't worry I'll let you know which one I chose to wear.

I need to tell you about my ballet exam result.  Do you remember I did an adult ballet exam a few weeks ago?  Well I managed to get honours with a score of 89!!! As you can imagine I'm elated to achieve this, especially only training once a week and being over 50!  Just goes to show anything is possible and you're never too old to try something new!

Anyway back to dresses, let me share one I've got earmarked for my upcoming holiday to Majorca.  Have I mentioned we are going with ALL THE KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES in June????
It's going to be an interesting one for sure and I'm anticipating all of us being THAT family that people want to avoid - lol!  I'm setting a few ground rules before we travel and I'm hoping for a row free happy holiday - stay tuned for that outcome in July!!!

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


Monday, 9 May 2022

Wearing my Izabel Dress to a Wedding.

Morning my friends.
How you doing today?

I've had a lovely week, with a wedding on Thursday and a lovely dinner with friends on Saturday night.
We have the next stint of birthdays coming up starting with mine next Sunday.  I'm planning on having friends and family round for some drinks and nibble - it'll be the first time I've celebrated a birthday properly since the beginning of Covid and I'm really excited to see everyone together.  I've put my order in for a big birthday cake from my daughter - you can see what she baked me last year.  I've asked for a Victoria sponge but the rest will be a surprise, I love a surprise do you?

It's the season of weddings isn't it and I have three in the space of 3 months, so when I was asked by Izabel London if I'd like to pick something from the website I had fun looking through their pretty items.
My eyes fell upon this stunner so I looked no further! 

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


Thursday, 5 May 2022

Moshulu Sandals by the Seaside - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
I hope you are all well.

Another busy few days for Mummabstylish - the Bank Holiday always throws me off track, so with that and a couple of birthdays recently I don't know if I'm coming or going. 😅 
On Tuesday I went to see the new Downton Abbey film.  It's called A New Era and I was suitably impressed with the whole thing.  I'm a big fan and watched the series religiously every Sunday evening.  My Mother-in-law also loved watching it with us and we had many an enjoyable Sunday evening watching it.  My daughter is also a huge fan too - she walked down the aisle to the theme tune and even had one of the cars featured in the drama for her wedding!  Lovely memories for us all, did you ever watch it? I have to say what a fabulous 'feel good' film it was - thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and actually want to see it again - I always see other bits when I watch a film again - do you?

With a couple of holidays booked I've started thinking about my Summer wardrobe.  I have plenty of one piece dresses and jumpsuits so won't need to add too much there, I will need some swimwear and maybe a couple of cover up dresses.  One thing I won't be needing are a pair of comfy sandals as I was recently approached by Moshulu asking if I'd like to review a pair of my choice.  Well with a fantastic selection I found on the site I just had to say yes!

If you order now and up until Tuesday 10th May (11.59pm) Moshulu are offering £10 off cork sandals - I do love a bargain, do you?  So why not take advantage of the above discount and get yourself a stylish pair too! 

Items marked with * have been gifted and this is a sponsored post.  All comments are 100% my own.


Monday, 2 May 2022

April Review.

Hi there my friends.
Hope Bank Holiday weekend is going well for you.
I've had a ball!

Friday night I went to Ballroom as usual, we learnt the quickstep. Boy was it quick!  I got quite hot running around the floor doing chasse's, lock Steps and quarter turns, it was great to learn these fast steps and I managed to get through the whole routine fairly well, even if I do say so myself.  Back home to a Chinese takeaway and a glass of fizz with the excited anticipation of a long Bank Holiday weekend laying ahead of me.

Saturday morning was spent in the garden, I cut both front and back lawn and after tidying up a few pots and running my daughter into Canterbury I came home to strim the boarders.  I love to see the garden all neat and tidy and will be getting the pots ready for Summer plants and flowers in the next few weeks.  We had a cheat meal again by way of a burger and kebab!  Not the healthiest of dinners, but tasted bloody good!  Hubby and I watched Forest Gump although I have to admit to not seeing the end of it, it's a brilliant film and isn't Tom Hanks just the best actor!

Sunday was nice and relaxed, I'd decided not to do a big roast but knew I had a full fillet steak in the freezer so decided to cook a Beef Wellington.  Yes it was amazing!  Tasty and delicious as you can imagine it would be - I didn't prepare or cook, hubby did that, but I am a fantastic sous chef getting everything chopped and ready to go, oh and having little tastes along the way - well that's the perks of the job isn't it!

As it's the beginning of May, there's only one thing to share today ... the April Review!

With April being a month of colder temperatures I wanted to share some new sandals and a shirt with you.  So layers are the best thing to turn to in cooler climbs therefore I picked wide leg trousers, a cotton shirt and little jacket which was just right for the mid-temperatures that we encountered.  Do stop by to read all about my frilly blouse and comfy mules.


Thursday, 28 April 2022

A Pink Teddy Blake - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning everyone,
Thanks for joining me today.
Do add to the #Linkup below, be great to see what you've been wearing lately.

Well I'm well and truly in the thick of birthday celebrations with Hubby's yesterday and my son-in-laws today!  Not a big celebration, just pizza and a couple of drinks so no sore heads today - always a silver lining!
Ballet starts again today and I hope to find out my results from the recent exam I took - I'll let you know how I get one.  It's also my son-in-law's birthday today, so will be seeing him later after a visit to The Cotswold Company as I've been invited to their opening launch party - will try popping something up on IG for you to see.

I said on Monday I would share a recent gift with you. Seems by birthday came when this beauty arrived - it's a stunner!  Well just see for yourself who wouldn't want this stunning Teddy Blake bag?

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


Monday, 25 April 2022

Style not Age - This Old Thing!

Hello and welcome to the blog.
How's you week gone?

They seem to be flying by for me, I only seem to blink and it's Monday again!
Had another super family filled weekend.  It's was my eldest's birthday on St Georges Day (Saturday) and she had a little gathering of about 50 people.  It was lovely to all be together which has been much miss I can tell you. It ended up quite a late night for me, but totally worth it although we missed a lift home and had to walk (took twice as long as we were both a bit tipsy .. ha ha).
Have you managed a large family event yet?

As you can imagine Sunday was a slow day and I decided to not cook a big dinner.  Yes you guessed what we ate ... an Indian - my absolute favourite, followed by chocolate - I just had to finish the rest of my Easter Egg, I just need them gone!
I had little Max to look after but he was, as usual, as good as gold.

So do you remember me telling you I was going on a one-2-one photography course?  It was for three hours on Friday in Canterbury.  I didn't know what to expect, but took along my camera - making sure I remembered my SD card and that the battery was full.  The course started at 10 am and I met up with the lovely Tania by The Marlowe Theater.  We went back to her flat where she explained all sorts of details about exposure compensation, focus, camera settings and things like making the background blurry.  I can honestly say I couldn't remember everything that Tania told me, but she has since sent a brief summary of what she taught me along with general notes for the one day digital course. I will be doing lots of studying over the next few weeks.  I set the camera up for hubby to take photos (I'm sharing those on Thursday) and today's were the second lot he took - still not 100% but I feel it's a work in progress and as they say Rome wasn't built in a day was it?  I've just been working on one setting so far and feel it will be better to start on one thing and really learn that before trying anything else - any pointers greatly appreciated. X

Anyway back to the blog, it's the last Monday of the month which means it's time for me and the ladies from Style Not Age to share our takes on the prompt that Gail presented us with ....

...This Old thing!

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


Thursday, 21 April 2022

I'm Ditsy over Florals - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to Mummabstylish.
So happy you've found my blog today.

I'm an over fifty fashion blogger and love sharing my styles and a little of my lifestyle.  I'm a busy mum of 5 grown up kids who have blessed me with 7 grand-kids ... so far.
It's a hectic house as I have two still at home and the others are only a short journey away.  They are always popping by or needing help so there's always something going on.  Just yesterday I looked after two of them whilst daddy caught up on sleep (he works shift patterns) and the night before I had little Max whilst mummy and daddy went out for dinner.  They certainly do keep me on my toes - quite literally!  
Tell me are you hand's-on grand-parents or still parents - it's hard work and I take my hat of to you!

I'm also a very excited Mummabstylish.  Reason being I've treated myself to a one-to-one photography course.  It's just for a few hours on Friday (tomorrow) but I hope to have mastered how to take (or set up the camera) photos of me for the blog - wish me luck!

I'm so thankful to have wonderful children who are fully supportive of me and my blog.  They help me in any way they can.  Hubby also helps me with ideas for blogs and also taking photos.  So once I've had my lesson on Friday I hope I've got a better idea of what I'm doing, fingers crossed for better photos.
My youngest daughter helped take these photos today, hasn't she caught the skirt brilliantly!

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


Monday, 18 April 2022

Easter Egg Hunt!

Happy Easter Monday everyone.
How's your weekend gone so far?

I've had a brilliant time.  Dancing on Friday when we finished off the Tango!  I thoroughly enjoyed it and had the pleasure of dancing at the end for the tuition video - I'll have to check with the teacher to see if I can share it on here!
Saturday was grass cutting and getting the garden ready for the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday morning.
We had a yummy takeout curry whilst watching Joker staring Joaquin Phoenix.  What a dark and mysterious film but I have to say I was gripped throughout the dramatic psychological thriller and found the performance by JP amazing - if you've not seen it I'd 100% recommend it!

More about this outfit on Thursday, but today I'd like to share yesterday's Easter Egg Hunt. 🥚

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