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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Playtex Lingerie - Did I Didn't I? #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning, how are we all doing?
A little nervous to share this post with you today.
You see for the very first time I'm styling lingerie, yes an over fifty year old styling lingerie!
I jumped in feet first without thinking of the consequences!  I'd been approached by Playtex Lingerie asking if I'd like to feature some underwear on the blog.  As I said I sent my affirmation without too much thought, once the pieces arrived and I started wondering just how I would style them, I know it's not hard - just put them on and take photos - right? wrong!  How shall I pose? How much do I show? What will people think of my body? Where shall we take the shots?  I have to say I had a few days worrying about it all!

Let's see did I or didn't I??

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


Monday, 18 February 2019

Style Steal - 400th post!

Welcome to the 400th Mummabstylish blog post!  Quite a feat in my book. With many highs and lows, I'm actually rather proud of my little baby, my fashion from an over fifty point of view & even though there's been times I wondered why I'm bothering - I actually love what I'm doing, it's given me my identity back so for the foreseeable future I'm staying put!

I'm off shopping today, going to check out what's new and hot.  Will be posting on my IG stories so do take a look.  I need to find accessories for the green dress I've purchased for the wedding I'm attending next month.  I think I might go for nude, but will see what grabs my attention.
Another busy weekend working in the garden on Saturday, we're hosting our daughters wedding in May so the garden needs to be in tip top condition which means cutting and shaping the boundary hedges to a more manageable height, along with flattening more of the garden ready for grass seed.  We're having a marquee with all the trimmings, & since the new year it's becoming very real.  We will be celebrating a wedding and seeing our daughter move on - yikes!  I've got to fit in mother of the bride dress shopping, and I've not got an iota of what styles or colours I want so will be starting with a blank sheet!  You'll all be the first to know when I eventually do find 'the outfit'.

Today is also the Mummabstylish Style Steal.  With so much inspiration from your blogs it was hard to chose a candidate.  Who do you think I've copied this month?


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Skiing, Ballet and Ballroom + #chicandstylish #linkup

Hi there - hope you over fifty fashion bloggers are well.
Happy Valentines day to you all too!
Not something I participate in as I feel I don't need a special day to celebrate my 'beau' but love hearing stories from people who do - so good luck and 'carry on valentine-ing' my friends. Mwahh 💋
What I do join in with is #linkup's and it just so happens my #Chicandstylish is live right now so do add a post of two.

This is what you might call a 'catch up post'.  With the busy times I've had since Christmas all these occasions have been on my blogging 'to do' list since then!


Monday, 11 February 2019

Leopard and Leather, what better combination?

Hi there lovelies, how's it going in over fifties land?
Another busy weekend starting on Friday evening.  Did I tell you I've started Ballroom dancing?  So far I've been to three classes and absolutely love it.  Every year watching Strictly Come Dancing I really want to tread the boards and learn to ballroom, so when my best friend asked if I'd like to join her I though what the heck and just went for it!  Forty five minutes of learning basic steps, ending in dancing to music for about 5 mins at the end of the class, the teacher and his wife take turns in partnering the singletons which makes me feel like I'm actually dancing properly.  Watch out I might make SCD one day - well if a vlogger can compete there might be a chance for an enthusiastic blogger eh?

Saturday I had my third adult ballet exam!  It's only taken us about a year to learn an arm sequence, foot enchainement and a short dance - you'd have thought we'd had to learn a full on ballet!  Finally it all came together and the numerous "have you practised" "I've forgotten it" and "what do we do next" calls from the past weeks evaporated!  We all remember the steps and flew through the routines.  I'll keep you posted as to how I got on as soon as I find out. 🤞

With animal print still very much in the limelight, I bought this sassy little leopard print tee shirt from H & M before my recent skiing holiday.  Keeping it plain with black easy to wear pieces, and there's no better companion to leopard print than leather look accessories namely my new faux jacket.


Thursday, 7 February 2019

Paisley Blouse with Grey Trousers + #Chicandstylish #linkup

Morning, hope your weather is playing fair.  It seems we have one awful day with wind and rain beating down on us and then another day that's sunny but chilly.  I always seem to pick the first one to take photos on!
I had a super day on Monday taking photos with Esther Ruby, alas the weather was a pain so we shot them indoors!  Looking forward to seeing them as I ventured into the lingerie world eekk!  Sharing a set that was gifted to me from Playtex.  I'll be bravely sharing this post in the next week or so once they've been studied, checked and certified in detail! Lol.
Today I was left to my own devices as all the children were out at work so I've been shopping for a few new bits - shush don't tell the family as I've just had a wardrobe cull!!  Mind you I haven't actually parted with anything yet, it's still all in a pile.  I might just be pulling some bits back again as I've seen some similar tops in the shops today - well they might just come in handy again one day!

Here's part of the outfit I wore - well just the blouse really.  I picked it up in H & M just before departing for my skiing break, I think It will go well with jeans which is just what I wore it with all day.  Anyway that's an outfit for sharing another day.  Here's what I will be wearing when the weather gets a tad a lot hotter.


Monday, 4 February 2019

The Sunshine Blogger Award.

Hi there lovelies - thanks for stopping by my over fifties blog today.
Not much to report since last week really.  Saturday I popped to my local T K Maxx for a browse, but couldn't find ANYTHING I liked - yes hard to believe.  I searched all the departments and came up with zilch - not even a bag caught my eye!  Maybe it's because I had money to spend - does that ever happen to you.  Money in your pocket = can't find a thing, no money = plenty I see, plenty I want and more!  Sunday afternoon I was invited to a Baby Shower.  Have you ever been to one?
I might feature it in more detail in a future post, but here's what I wore to an event I'm proud to say two of my daughters planned, bought for, made for & organised.  It was a brilliant success with mum-to-be and guests thoroughly enjoying themselves.


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Vionic Josie Courts + Lace Bonmarche Dress #chicandstylish #linkup

Hi there - thanks for stopping by my over fifties fashion blog today.
The weeks seem to have flown by since Christmas with the safe arrival of my grandson, school run duties and a skiing trip to France I seem to have been on the go for weeks.  It's nice to now sit back and collect my thoughts.
I'm still having doubts about my blog though.  Am I the only one to question myself?  Am I doing the right thing, is my blog working, is it interesting enough?  Then there's the comparing, comparing my content, my style & my photography (when I take photos myself).  Shall I give up?  Shall I carry on? Should I change things? If so what should I change?  Gosh it makes me dizzy thinking about it all.  In truth I have to brush it off and give myself a good talking to.  I'm writing this blog for me, and if anyone joins me along the way then that's a bonus - right?  So that being said I'd like to say a big "Thank You" to all who do follow along and support Mummabstylish - I really do appreciate it. 💗
How do you tackle your uncertainty?

One thing I am 100% sure on are these Vionic court shoes.  I'd been ogling them on the website for months, and finally got my own pair a few weeks ago!

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

Let me tell you a few details about Vionic footwear.
Vionic merge fashion with their trusted biomechanics resulting in not only elegant and stylish footwear but shoes giving maximum comfort too (a very soft, but supportive insole). The secret being a footbed which is injected with a breathable man-made & microfibre sock - do pop over and check out all the detailed information providing help for heel pain such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.
See my first pair of Vionic espadrilles that I wore nearly all the summer.


Monday, 28 January 2019

Style Not Age - Our January Jumpers!

Morning - just in time for the new challenge of the year from the ladies of the Style Not Age collective.
Having literally just returned from skiing in The Alpes I have to say I'm finding it hard to get back into blogging mode right now.  Last week on the slopes the temperature reach -14 at times (yes bloody cold) although the skiing conditions of bright blue skies & brilliant sunshine somewhat made up for it.  I thought I was fairly fit, but have really felt my age over the past few days with plenty of aches and pains in all sorts of places!  Back to normality now, so I'm feeling suitably miserable to be back home, back to reality with a mountain of housework and washing to contend with - the only upside is seeing the kids, grandkids, my family oh & my little dog Roxy. 💗

My blogging friend & challenge setter Anna has been a busy bee recently as have Emma & Hilda, but we've all managed to pull it out the bag for this months challenge -
Our January Jumpers.
I just had to style this vibrant knitted piece, my ideal winter jumper.  You see it's cashmere and my first ever at that.


Thursday, 24 January 2019

Can a girl ever have enough handbags? #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning lovelies.
How you doing?
I'm still enjoying the slopes as we speak, and have a few days left to relish.
Today being Thursday it's the #chicandstylish #linkup, so do read on through and join in!
Looking through my handbags I realised I didn't have a grey crossover bag, so after dropping a couple of hints (big ones) to the family prior to Christmas, this one landed under my tree.  I've enjoyed using it quite a few times already, so it's been a good addition.  See it last week with floral & frills also with these wide leg trousers.

I got to thinking about all my other bags - some bought myself, others presents - and here they are!

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