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Thursday, 23 March 2023

Hot-ter Chocolate Suede Boots - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there.
How are you?

Bit of a different weekend for me, you see I'm looking after four of my grand-kids over the next few days whilst their mum and dad go off for a long weekend.  The children are all used to being with me, but not for this length of time, I'm sure they'll be alright, but bear with me if I'm not back in the room on Monday for the Style Not Age challenge! Lol!  My other children will be around to help and even though I've bought up five children, I'm years older now and I'm sure it won't be the same.  Do wish me luck my friends. X

A few weeks ago I was gifted a stunning pair of boots from Hotter Shoes* and have only just managed to wear and style them.  They're a soft and easy to wear suede boot that's a delicious shade of chocolate brown and feel a dream to wear.  Do stay tuned for a run down of these beauties. X

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



Monday, 20 March 2023

Spring Greens in Lotus Shoes.

Hi there,
How are you?

Hoping you've had a wonderful weekend and an inspiring week and I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day for yesterday ( I know my friends in the US don't celebrate that until later in the year).  I've honestly been spoiled rotten by all the kids.  I went out for breakfast, had some stunning gifts, spent time with all the family and enjoyed a tasty and stunning tapas meal at my daughters.  I'm so lucky to have such wonderful children and was fortunate to have my mum with me too!  Did you do anything yesterday, I would love to hear what you did!

I'm shocked to find out I've missed my blog anniversary!  Not sure how that happened but on the 8th March Mummabstylish was 7 years old!  I had to check how many years I've been blogging and looked back on my first post!  Please don't look at it as I've come a long way since setting off on this blogging journey!

Not much to report over the past week, I've been to the gym and dance classes (let me know if you'd like to see my latest Tango) and everything seems to be running smoothly.  I have done a bit of shopping, well online shopping, and have received a couple of new skirts along with some gifted pieces I can't wait to style (two dresses that might be suitable for the one and only wedding I'm going to this year.)  The skirts are gorgeous with one from Vinted (remember I mentioned it last week when I shared faux leather) and the other is showcasing the 'on trend' denim skirt that I managed to track down on Ebay.  I've got that earmarked for the Style Not Age challenge next week!

Anyway back to today's post.  I recently shared some fancy shoes that were bright orange on the blog.  These were gifted from Lotus Shoes and I'm pleased to share another dazzling pair today.
Step forward you gorgeous green shoes with matching bag. 💚

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


Thursday, 16 March 2023

Alice & Olivia - Find your perfect fit!

Hello and welcome to Mummabstylish.
Hope your week is going well.

Are you a fan of faux leather?  I have always liked wearing this sleek and sturdy fabric and have now got a couple of new skirts along with a pair of jeans and culottes in my collection.  I have another fabulous skirt arriving soon as I bought one on Vinted the other day ... a cheeky little bargain for moi!

In case you're not familiar with Vinted they're an online website where you can buy and sell new or pre-loved garments at bargain prices.  I've bought quite a few bits from them in the past, but admit to only buying 'new with tag' items.  Selling is another avenue where you can literally get rid of anything you no longer want or need.  I went through my wardrobes recently and instead of donating to charity, which I usually do, I decided to sell on there.  It's surprising what people want to buy, even old garments that aren't 100% pristine sell, it just depends what you want for them.  Vinted is very easy to use, with everything on the App easy to follow.  When something is bought the item is paid for along with the postage, you receive an email with a postage label or QR code to stick on your parcel.  All that's left to do is drop off at the selected collection point, as soon as the item is received and has been checked the money (less postage) is transferred to your account, it's as simple as that. (If you'd like to know more, do drop me a message or email my friends).
So as soon as the new skirt arrives, you'll be the first to see it, I promise!

My OOTD is the jeans I mentioned above and this striking top I've received from Salamander Shirts.
I bought my trousers in the Tu Clothing section of my local supermarket and have worn them loads of times since finding them.  They are a perfect fit and look good with lots of tops and jumpers (that I haven't already sold on Vinted) lol!

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments. This is also a sponsored post.


Monday, 13 March 2023

Citrus Accents with a Neutral Suit.

Hi there my friends.
Hope you've had a super weekend and dodged the bad weather.

It's been so changeable here with sleet and snow one minute and sunshine the next.  The temperatures improved yesterday and I even ventured out wearing slingbacks without any tights!  Let's hope the weather keeps getting better, but I fear the snow is set to return this week.  Fingers crossed it won't stay long!

Last week was my youngest grand-daughter's first birthday, I went to visit her and stayed for dinner followed by a big piece of cake, she's a bit too young to enjoy a party so it was just the family that went round but she was oblivious to most of it, she enjoyed the little wooden pram I picked though.  She had it filled with soft dolls and cuddly toys. 

On Friday it was the second birthday, in the run of many, for Mummab.  It was another grand-daughters 2nd birthday and I was lucky enough to go on a day trip to The Rare Breeds Center in Ashford.  It was simply wonderful and I'm definitely a girl who likes to be around animals.  I loved the children's barn area where I was able to stroke the animals and also get in the pens with them, my grand-kids certainly loved it too, especially in the pen where the little piglets were.  They nibbled at my grandsons welly toggles and loved being covered in the straw.  There was also a giant rabbit, goats, guinea pigs, a shire horse and huge bovine cow that was simply stunning. 
Another firm favourite for kids was the big soft play area, that even though there was a height restriction nanny just HAD to venture into .. lol!

Anyway back to my Outfit of the Day.  On a recent trip into town I spotted this gorgeous suit in H & M and once home and armed with an online discount voucher a friend gave me I bought the cream two piece and couldn't wait to style it.  I wanted to jazz it up so set about teaming it with bright orange.
With naff weather I've not worn it out yet so you're getting an insight as to how good it looks, do let me know what you think of my colourful creation.

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


Thursday, 9 March 2023

Hotter Suede Boots - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How's it going?

The spate of birthdays has arrived for Mummab!  There's two this month, then six next month followed by three in May, and that's only immediate family!  It's an expensive few months, with lots of fizz and party cake to get through ... I know I'll do anything for the cause!

I went to a couple of shops yesterday whilst birthday present shopping and one in particular wowed me with their offerings.  I abstained though and didn't buy anything ... err well I did buy a sports top as the few I have are a bit tight on me.  The one I found was in the Matalan sale and will work really well for my gym classes, and for only £4.50 I couldn't think of a reason not to!

We had a fun evening last night celebrating my youngest's (grand-daughters) birthday, she's now one and really is a little treasure.  She's been walking since she was 8 months so the little wooden pram I bought her was much appreciated.  She scooted around with a little soft doll and toy doggy on board, I felt that was a good gift for her.  He other grand-daughters birthday on Friday and I'm joining them on a visit to The Rare Breeds Centre which is just outside Ashford, but I'm praying the weather will be nice to us and not be cold or snowy.  Stay tuned for that one!

With warmth at the top of my list at the moment, these snuggly boots arrived at just the right time.  Do read on to find out all about these stylish little ankle boots from Hotter Shoes.

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


Monday, 6 March 2023

February Review.

Hello and welcome to the blog.
I'm thrilled you could make it today!

What have you been up to over the past week?  

It's been full steam ahead for my new build with floor joists being fitted at the weekend along with the steel beams.  It's really starting to take shape now, and the rooms downstairs are almost visible, with a bit of imagination and a lot of thought!  David has been working hard on this particular part of the build with the help of some of the family.  I've been trying to do my 'bit' by making drinks and sandwiches at every opportunity.
Sunday was as usual family day.  Some of the family came round for a pork roast.  Not something I'd usually pick, but I felt this might make a nice change and it certainly did.  I put some carrots, onions and apple underneath the joint and poured a good amount of cider into the roasting tin which worked a treat keeping the meat moist and the crackling crunchy and made excellent gravy.  

As it's the first Monday of the month I'm sharing what I blogged about last month for my ...
February Review.

At the start of the month I was showing off a very versatile shirt dress that's pattern is one of my favourites to wear, yes it's leopard print.
I found this beauty in the M & S sale for a bargain price of £18.  You can find out all about my purchase friendly purchase over here.


Thursday, 2 March 2023

Latte Colours for my New Gilet - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there everyone.
Wow March, doesn't that mean Spring should arrive soon?

Life remains as hectic as ever for Mummabstylish.  Gym classes, dance classes, watching the grand-kids and general life leaves me with little time to get blogging and find out what you've all been doing.  I'd love you to share your life style on my link up below and look forward to seeing what you got up to over the past week too.

So I've still not managed to get into town to see the new styles, but I have purchased a couple of pieces online.  Two dresses and a pretty blouse have made an appearance in my wardrobe, but the jury is still out as to whether I keep them or not!  I've a wedding in June so one of them was a possibility, however it's a long sleeved maxi that has loads of fabric on a really wide skirt, it's also a heavy satin and so all things considered I fear it will be way too hot for me to wear.  I'm going to share it on the blog soon, so you can let me know your thoughts.

Let's get back to today's look, I've been wearing jeans mostly throughout the Winter, but with slightly better weather, although still cold, I donned this look earlier in the week for a trip into my local town to run a couple of errands.  The gilet is new and was kindly gifted to me from Tilletts Clothing as were the jeans with pearl embellishments on that I featured on the blog last week.

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


Monday, 27 February 2023

Style Not Age have it Buttoned Up!

Morning my friends.
How are you?

Another weekend that flew by.  Out dancing on Friday night and we finished learning the Quickstep.  It was very fast too and I'm pleased I managed to get all the steps in the right order at the right time - phew!  I'm going to invest in some new dancing shoes in the next week or so, as the pair I've got were quite a cheap and aren't offering any kind of support around my foot, then I'm suffering with sore feet in the following days. 

Saturday evening I went out to a friends house.  David and I went for dinner with some other friends and it was good to catch up and chat over home cooked burgers and a few glasses of fizz.  I have to say Sunday was slow, even after a lay-in I felt quite jaded and welcomed the fact that I'd already finished the bulk of today's blog post.  
I hope you had a fun weekend and enjoyed some nice weather wherever you are in the world.  I've been thinking about spring styles and have a couple of new pieces to share with you soon. Sad to say I've not been in town so haven't seen any new styles 'up close and personal', but I'm planning on a trip soon and hope the stores will be bursting with new ideas, colours and fashions - have you bought anything new recently?

Today, being the last Monday of the month welcome's the Style Not Age collective.  In case you don't know what we're all about, me and four friends tackle a prompt set by one of us each month and produce unique looks promoting our own individual flair & style.

This month our instigator was Gail, she picked Buttoned Up & I have to admit it had me stumped!
I didn't get this one under my belt until late last week when I finally decided on these cotton trousers!


Thursday, 23 February 2023

My New Jogger Set - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello how are you?
Hope you're doing okay.

I'm a very happy Mummabstylish because my new build is underway and starting to look like a house.
The builders have gotten us to first floor level and the next step of steels and floor joists is in the lap of my hubby David.  He's a very talented man and can turn his hand to lots of things.  We've built our own house before and he's also helped build many homes under the help & guidance of a good friend. It's exciting for him to project build our own property and what he doesn't know he finds out and usually ends up doing it very well.  
If you'd like to see the progress so far do follow along on my other IG account purely for the new build in our garden.   I hope you'll agree my enthusiasm is founded!

I've hardly bought any new clothes recently, have you? I've been waiting for the Spring styles to arrive.  I'm excited to see what's going to be included and have yet to see what's creeping into the shops and haven't actually seen anything online either.  Do tell if you've got anything new yet! 
I have, however, bought myself a lovely trouser suit.  It's actually beige!  I know, I know I should be steering away from shades like this, as I don't want to become invisible.  I do have big plans for it though.  I fancy styling it with bright bold accessories like orange or green and have some stunning additions to style it with already.  Do watch out for this one, I'm sure it's going to be a winner.  Until I share it, do let me show off a wonderful jog suit I bought recently, it's from H & M as well!

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