Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - What real women wear!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Red Jeans with Leopard Blouse #Chicandstylish #LINKUP - Playtex GIVEAWAY!!!

Morning all - Happy Easter!
Looking forward to a relaxing weekend with friends and family, with the odd glass of prosecco and a few nanny cuddles. 😉
All good in Mummabstylish over fifty blogging land.


I'm so pleased to be giving away a fabulous bra and briefs set very similar to the one I shared not long ago - read on for the GIVEAWAY.

With nice sunny weather over the past couple of days, my wardrobe has definitely taken on a Spring vibe with me wearing brighter, lighter clothes - much to my delight the appearance of a jacket once or twice too.  So I decided to style my red jeans again yesterday along with my grey leopard print blouse.  I like how they look together - one plays up to the other and compliment each other beautifully.

I took a trip to my local shopping center in order to look for a few pieces I wanted, unfortunately I couldn't find what I needed.  The shops seem to be lacking in all departments so I came home empty handed except for some work jumpers for hubby.  Is it just me or does anyone else feel disappointed with high street stores now-a-days?  I don't really care for online shopping but feel it's starting to become a necessity.  I wish shopping was like the old days.  Coming home with a bag full of goodies from the various shops and boutiques that crowded the town center.  All selling unique and unusual clothing - or does 'rose coloured glasses come to mind'. Lol.
Anyway moan over for today - here's what I wore.


Monday, 15 April 2019

Check out my checks!

Hi there my friends.
Is over fifty land being kind to you?
I've had another gruelling weekend in the garden, but it's finally starting to look good!  I need a mixture of weather over the next few days - rain and sunshine to germinate the grass seeds - then the garden will be much easier to tackle.
Hubby and I recently installed a large shed which we put together - yes that was quite a feat if you'd have seen how big it is and probably funny to watch too.  He's fitted lights, plugs, and shelving so last night we lit a fire to get rid of the off cuts, turned the rather old radio on and opened a couple of beers - we know how to 'rock and roll' on a Saturday night! 🤣
Both paying the price on Sunday morning with his knee hurting and my hands aching!!!
So onto Monday, the beginning of a shorter week in the UK with Good Friday being a Bank holiday, let's hope there wont be any more garden work to do so we can really enjoy the day off!!

Do you remember I've been clearing out my larger sized trousers, I needed them replaced, so that's what I've tried to do in recent weeks.  I shopped the Zara sale a while ago and came home with these.  I've wanted check trousers for ages, well since seeing lots of other bloggers wearing them really.  Check (excuse the pun) out Nancy - Nancy's Fashion Style, Anna - Anna's Island Style & Suzanne - Crazy Blonde Life.  I spotted these on the sale rail for £12 and took a chance that they'd fit.  With crossed fingers at home I tried them on, yes they fitted really well - result, so I set about styling them.


Thursday, 11 April 2019

Co-Ord or Two-Piece? #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning lovelies.
Hope you are well.  What's been occurring in over fifty blogging land?

I've spent the last few days gardening and enjoying the grandkids.  There's nothing better than staring at a newborn, playing with a two year old, cuddling a 3 month old and helping a four year old.  Beauty of being a grandparent is that we can step away & return to normality, thus leaveing it to the kids - kind of been-there-done-that rule!
My blogging has taken a bit of a back seat over the past few days, which is actually what draws me to blogging life.  I love the fact I can blog when and where I want so it really fits into my lifestyle.  The drawback to that ... my stats seem to be down!  I understand that these go hand in hand so I need to pull myself away from the cuddles and get back to serious blogging!

Serious blogging and seriously loving this outfit!  Whether you call it a Co-Ord or Two-Piece this is one of the most flattering pieces I've owned.  It just screams femininity to me & so pleasing to wear.


Monday, 8 April 2019

When I'm Blue a cuddle will do!

Morning my friends, how are you doing?
An exciting weekend for me.
My Friday was filled with anticipation and the subsequent arrival of my grandson.  After waiting a few days for him to make an entrance he finally put in an appearance mid evening.  I rushed over to meet him after already falling in love with him!  Strange how we can love our children and grand-kids before we've even met them!
More hugs and cuddles on Saturday after another stint in the garden I joined the family to celebrate my grandson's second birthday.  How sweet to see him singing 'Happy Birthday' whilst opening presents and eating crisps & sweets!  My daughter had made an amazing birthday cake which totally went against my Keto diet but I just had to have a small large slither, mind you so did the two glasses of Prosecco I quaffed - 🤣
Is there anything you struggle with when you're blogging?  There doesn't seen to be a day goes by without having to work out how to do something!  Recently I've been trying to delete something from my HTML, but felt like I was going round and round in circles - there didn't seem to be anywhere to 'go' to for proper information - thank god for YouTube sometimes.  But when even that doesn't have the answers who do you turn to?  I eventually got things sorted with the help of my son-in-law to be,  with a great big sigh of relief when my 'problem' was resolved. X
Another 'problem' I've been having huge issues with is photo taking.  I end up using so many of the different settings, never really knowing exactly what I'm doing.  So with the help of YouTube again I took myself off into the garden and had a play about,  I had a sort of 'light-bulb' moment and have produced some relatively acceptable photos even though the setting was naff!

So my #ootd is more about the photos and less about the outfit.  But I certainly wasn't blue with the outcome!


Thursday, 4 April 2019

Hang in there!

Hi there fellow over fifty bloggers.
Did you notice my April Fools Day joke?  Well it wasn't really a joke but I missed posting on Monday!  Due mainly to a really busy weekend of fun and enjoyment.
Friday I was out all day and dancing in the evening, Saturday I was busy getting food ready for the evening get-together along with having brunch with the family.  We celebrated Mother's Day a day early at a local restaurant.  I got some lovely sentimental and meaningful cards, beautiful flowers and a classic knitted Co-Ord set that I'd been dreaming about - will be posting that in the next couple of weeks, it's ticking all my boxes so I can't wait to share it with you. Finally on Sunday I attended a wedding,  it was truly an emotional, memorable and beautiful day - I was totally worn out and gave into the fact I couldn't blog and shouldn't beat myself up that I wouldn't be posting on Monday - please forgive me being AWOL - It won't happen again!

Do you remember my leopard outfit last week, it was just hanging together and looked great, well another mixture caught my eye too, very similar but after the liberating feeling I had when producing my latest Style not Age creation my self confidence oozed so another mixed pattern has taken shape!


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Leopard Pencil & Rusty Frills - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello there, welcome to my over fifty fashion blog.  Here I share my styles, parts of my days & a little about my family life.
I spent last weekend working in the garden grass cutting, shed building and generally clearing out winter residue to make way for summer excitement.  We got a lot done which is just as well because this one will be a busy fun one!  Saturday morning I will be having brunch with the kids for Mother's Day as we're not all free on Sunday.  Saturday evening we are having a family & friends get together in rememberance of my mother-in-law - it will be an evening of celebration with lots of stories and photos being shared.
Sunday we are going to a wedding with friends, I know it will be a rush as the clocks go forward here in the UK.  Thankfully I know my phone will do it automatically which is just as well because I'm sure to forget to actually change my watches & clock!  I've got a super emerald green lace dress that I can't wait to wear and share with you all.  Look out for that post in the next few weeks as the dress is fabulous.

Laying in bed a few weeks ago, my wardrobe doors were open, basically too much stuff hanging inside and out so the doors wouldn't shut - am I the only one this happens too? *thinking emoji* and this outfit was staring at me - not altogether, but the pieces were pulled out near each other - I liked how they looked so planned the outfit for my next shoot.   Another caught my eye in the same way, but will be sharing that in the next month or so.


Monday, 25 March 2019

Style not Age - March Madness!

Hi there my over fifty blogging friends.
It's the last Monday of the month which means the latest installment from the ladies of
Style not Age - this month we turned to Hilda for the prompt - March Madness, and it certainly turned some of us mad!  Scratching my head trying to think of an idea.  After a couple of messages with the other ladies & the help of my daughter things came together, scroll down to see my choice.

How can we nearly be at the end of March?
Already May is high on the horizon, that's when my second eldest gets married and moves out!  Actually I'm dreading it. Fortunately I've been a 'stay at home mum' and have always been around the children (sorry they're adults in their 20's & 30's) loving the fact I could/can always be there for them.  When my eldest got married and moved out I had two years to get used to the idea.  My son moved out (with no prior planning - yes that's boys for you) two years ago, and I have to admit I'm still coming to terms with that! But the fact he's giving me a grandson makes it somewhat easier - another darling to spoil. 💙 Consoling myself that I still have three children at home to 'care for' (stay with me - I know they don't NEED me).  Well that's changed since my daughter's engagement last year when we went skiing.  I told myself I had just over a year to get used to the idea.  It still scares the hell out of me!  But I've given myself a good talking to & here's my advice.

  1. I've been lucky enough to have her around for more years than her sister.
  2. I want her to have that special time, the times when you can do what you want in your own home - have parties, leave your stuff all over the place, clean and clear and have it staying that way. Not having your clothes 'borrowed' and not put back!
  3. She's literally moving 5 minutes away, so I'll hopefully see her everyday having quality time not quantity.  
The silver lining in this means I will have more time for myself.  More time for gym classes, dance classes and more time for blogging!
So back to blogging and the latest Style not Age challenge - here's my choice, let me know what you think.

I've gone down the route of stepping out of my comfort zone and worn pieces that I'd happily wear but wouldn't necessarily put together.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Mother's Day Ideas + #chicandstylish #linkup

Good morning.
How are all you over fifty bloggers & everyone else for that matter.
After a week with Storm Gareth clearing out the cobwebs, it also bought a faulty phone line with it.  I spent half the week without any phone or internet - the phone line wasn't really a problem because I had my mobile, but no internet for nearly four days was pure hell!  Blogging, on-line shopping, searching and generally everything I wanted to do depended on the internet working, I wanted to pull my hair out!  I was a bit like when I was younger & lived out in the sticks - when we had a power cut I'd think of doing things like the ironing!! Come on own up, you used to do that too???

I'd wanted to check out some gift ideas for Mother's Day, both for my mum and for me ( you know I like to drop hints).  To be honest the best present you can give someone is your time.  I love having all the children around me on Mother's Day - heaven!  Although this year i'm going to a friend's wedding, so will spend time with the family on Saturday, hoping to take my mum out for lunch the following week - shushh don't tell her it's a surprise!

For Mother's Day last year the kids surprised me with some boots, not just any boots though, they happened to find just the boots I'd seen in Next and bought them for me!  Yes, you guessed they all have a sixth sense - not really I'd let slip numerous times the ones I wanted - lol.
Since getting my ivory ankle boots they've been the finishing touch to so many of outfits making them a valuable addition and worthwhile present. White boots have been in the limelight over the past year, and seem to be going from strength to strength.  Have you got yourself a pair?

To be honest the best present you can give someone is your time.


Monday, 18 March 2019

Style Steal - White and Gold Re-Re-Created!

Morning lovelies.
How's over fifties blogging land today?
How can we be half way through March already?  Time seems to fly by so quickly doesn't it!
It's the 3rd Monday in the month so that means it's time for a Style Steal - a monthly post where I copy a bloggers outfit and try to re-create it either copying the outfit, the colours, the style or the idea ( I have been know to copy someone's blog title too!)
You'll remember this lady from last month, well she's done it again.
I fell for this one back at the beginning of February.  Just when I was sorting my copy for February, Andrea - Living on Cloud Nine went and threw this into the mix, I then had two fetching numbers to emulate - result. 😃

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