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Monday, 17 January 2022

Styling a Shirt Dress from Roman.

Hello my friends, welcome to the blog and I'm so happy to see you here.
How's your January going?

I’m very carefully starting to look forwards to my skiing holiday.  All being well I'll be hitting the Milky Way in Sestriere.  It will be my second visit and I can't wait. The anticipation of what the weather and snow will be like thrills me.  I've skied for quite a few years now and have encountered nearly every senario, for instance ... icy slopes, too much snow, not enough snow, skiing in a snow storm, skiing in a blizzard, skiing in a cloud and the best skiing - in perfect sunshine with blue skies to boot.  I literally love every part of a skiing holiday, from getting to the airport to enjoying apres ski, are you a fan or would you give it a big old wide berth?

When I'm skiing I like to dress casually with a pair of jeans and a nice top or a tracksuit.  I've bought some gorgeous chunky boots to wear and hope they will complete a trendy outfit or two, I won't be taking any heels with me - just no good on the snow! 😆 
Today I'm sharing a stylish shirt dress from Roman Originals, this I also won't be taking to the slopes!
But do let me know what you think of my versatile floaty frock.


Thursday, 13 January 2022

Love my Pillow - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi my friends.
Hope your January is going well and living up to your expectations.
Covid is well and truly rumbling around the friendship bubble, I'm definitely thinking of isolating before my forthcoming holiday to Sestriere at the end of the month.  Random people I know are testing positive and it's a bit too close for comfort, especially since my son had it over Christmas - I'd hate to miss out on skiing this year!

Back to the gym this week with three classes including a couple of sessions in the gym.  I've been for a review and aim to get into a routine before or after my classes, just to increase my exercising and tone up (one of my New Year's Resolutions).  I have to admit to aching in places I've not ached in for a long time, but as they say "No pain, no gain".  Are you a fan of going to the gym?  Do share what you prefer to do. X

Last weekend I managed to get together with some good friends for a takeaway, we also exchanged 'Secret Santa' presents.  We've done this for a few years. We've set a limit of £10 and basically can buy anything that's suitable for the chosen person.  Either something that's helpful or funny.  There's been funny socks, face masks, mugs and books to name a few. There's also been a couple of risque, that I won't mention! 😆
See what my TWO presents were!


Monday, 10 January 2022

Pleasing Pleats from Roman.

Morning my friends.
How are you doing?

I'm making a concerted effort to get back on my blogging game as well as my social media sites.
After my holiday to Abu Dhabi and my weekend away in Scotland I've gotten all behind in posting, visiting and commenting on your blogs.  I aim to address that and get back to normal in the coming weeks.

My weekend came and went rather quickly.  It was the first session back at ballroom on Friday and I can't tell you how much I've missed it!  We were thrown straight into the Tango!  I kept thinking about the scene in 'The Full Monty' where Gaz (Robbie Carlyle) and friends were watching Gerald (Tom Wilkinson) in their dance class - I wonder if I look like them dancing in the village hall! 😊
Saturday night we had a takeaway with friends, not the usual raucous night we have with our good friends but we had a lovely evening talking of old times and planning new memories.  
Sunday was a small family roast dinner affair, so small we ate at the kitchen table!  The total opposite to the usual dinner for 11 in the dining room! A tasty leg of lamb with trimmings was devoured by five of us.
I also looked after my grandaughter whilst her mum and dad took her brother to see Hot Wheels Monster Trucks at the 02, he loved it and got to view the monster trucks up close, what a treat for a 3 year old!  My little princess was an absolute joy and even though she's not stayed with me overnight before she was a pure angel.👼

Are you a fan of pleats?  I love to wear them as I find them just so flattering and ever-so lady like.  I have quite a few in my wardrobe and even have a stunning dress with pleats that looks amazing on.

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


Friday, 7 January 2022

Grey & Off White Outfit - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning everyone.
How are you all doing?
I have a big apology for being a day late!  That what happens when we have a bank holiday at the beginning of the new year ... I lost a day!
So please do join the party and add to #Chicandstylish my friends!

I've popped into town twice this week, came home with a stylish roll neck jumper from H & M and a silky blouse from Primark.  I'll be sharing the latter with you soon, but until then, how do you like this neutral number with my wide leg trousers?


Monday, 3 January 2022

December Review.

Hello and welcome to the blog.
Lovely to have old and some new followers, it's great to have you join.

It seems like only yesterday I was sharing my November post's and now in the blink of an eye I'm telling you about my December Review.

Since returning from my holiday to Abu Dhabi (post soon) and my break to Loch Awe I was in 'full on getting ready for Christmas' mode. 
My daughters' helped by getting some gifts sorted and I had a few days shopping in stores (the ones when your legs hurt from too much walking & yours arms ache from carrying too many bags and you just want to be watching the telly with a Prosecco!) I also did plenty of on-line shopping which, although I hate, proved so much easier - I feel defeated to say that but it was! 
If you read my post on Bank Holiday Monday you'll know my day didn't go to plan, as like many of you we were hit by an un-welcomed present of Covid.  My son is back to normal now and back to work, and fortunately no-one else in the family caught it - thank god!

I was lucky to receive a gorgeous coat from Bonmarche and have loved styling it over the past few weeks.  I tend to wear neutral coats but every year I vow to pick a brighter option to add to my collection, but it never seems to happen, maybe this will be the year to change.  Anyway have a look at my salt and pepper grey version that has a cool neck detail and shiny buttons. X


Thursday, 30 December 2021

Alright in Abstract - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello everyone, welcome to the last blog of the year, next stop 2022!

That sounds so scary doesn't it.  Twenty twenty one came and went full of Covid and all its restrictions.
Let's hope and pray that the next year improves and we have some kind of normality ... please!

Do you have any plans for NYE?  Did you catch my post on Monday, the ladies from Style not Age were sharing their Little Black Numbers, do have a look.  I'll probably be in a lounge suit on the sofa .. again, as I'm not going out. 🤣

You all know I'm a huge fan of wearing dresses, somewhat a signature of mine to wear dresses more than separates (except for wearing jeans).  So when Roman Originals asked me to pick a couple of pieces from their new range I had to include a dress in my list didn't I!


Monday, 27 December 2021

Style Not Age share - Our Perfect Little Black Number's for NYE.

Hello and welcome to my over fifties blog.
To be honest it's not only for over 50's, everyone is welcome.
And just like that Christmas was over.  All that stress, worry, anxiety and panic for one day and it comes and goes in the flash of an eye.  Why oh why do I worry so much?
My Christmas day was rather a different version than the one I had planned in my mind!  One of the family tested positive for Covid and I had to re-arrange the whole day!  We managed to pack three cars full of cooking ingredients, utensils, cutlery, presents and the turkey and use my daughters house.  At least I could enjoy my day unlike last year but one I hope I don't have to relive next year!
Hope your's went well, I ate way too much as usual.  The gym and spin class can't come quick enough - oh are the gym's still open?  I do hope so.🙏

Can you believe it's the last challenge this year for my group of friends from the Style Not Age Collective ... do stop by for a brand new challenge next month - I wonder what we'll be set!
So are you venturing out for NYE?  With the Government changing plans for day to day, it's hard to know what will happen.  We aren't actually going out so I'll probably be indoors in a lounge suit or something equally as comfortable to laze about in!  Had I been going out and if I hadn't eaten my weight in chocolates over Christmas I'd be wearing this classy number.


Thursday, 23 December 2021

At Home With ... Jess - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to my blog Mummabstylish,  
So pleased to have you join me today as I'm sharing another respected blogging friend Jess for my 
At Home With ... series.
I've followed Jess since I started blogging and get lots of inspiration from her stylish and well-put-together outfits.

Before we learn more about Jess, I'll briefly tell you about my week.
Since getting back from my holiday and weekend in Scotland I've been full on getting everything ready for the big day.  Every year I plan to have things sorted by the beginning of December and alas every year I fail big time! Lol.

I've just about got everything ready now, just one or two little gifts to buy and a couple of deliveries and then put a fork in me I'm done! 
I'm going to share a holiday photo with you all, and hope I don't make you too jealous!  I had an amazing time in Abu Dhabi for 10 whole nights in heaven with my hubby, (watch out for the full post).  This was our last day in paradise, and I travelled home in this floral beauty - soon changed into jeans and boots once I landed at Heathrow - certainly noticed the cold!!!


Thursday, 16 December 2021

#Chiandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
Hop you're all well.

I have a big apology to make as I've been AWOL.  You see I've been away on holiday and I came home for a couple of days and went off for a long weekend to Scotland.  What a busy lady I've been and now I'm frantically trying to sort out my Christmas presents and get the house in order for the festivities.
I'm planning a dedicated post about my trip to Abu Dhabi, until that is ready here's the #linkup to keep you and me busy.

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