Mummabstylish

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

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Vionic Trainers for Everyday! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP


Hi there my friends.
Hope you are well well.
It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas in the Mummab household. The tree is up, lights are hung and the presents are being bought as we speak and wrapped by hubby (when I can get him pinned down) - how exciting.  Are you ready and waiting, or leaving it to the last possible minute?
I'm not sure if I like this time of year or not!  There's always something to do, and my weeks are filled with shopping, wrapping and preparing for Christmas, along with my gym and dance classes fitted around housework and meal prep - I'm missing having time to relax and get things done at MY pace!  It will all come to an abrupt stop come 25th December, when everything has to be ready & eating takes over - I've already got my tins of Quality Street, Heroes and Celebrations ready and waiting - lol!!

Today I'd like to share some comfortable trainers with you. When the weather is better placed these are my favourite trainers to wear.  They're from a company called Vionic, and I've had the pleasure of wearing some of their footwear in the past which is an absolute joy. You'll be impressed with both these blue espadrilles for hot summer months & my cute kitten heels which are wonderful for nearly all occasions.

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


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Monday, 2 December 2019

OASIS Party Dress Styled Three Ways!

Morning.
Wow how did we get to the last month of the year?  It seems like only yesterday I was busy helping plan my daughters wedding!  It was a wonderful time, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I've still to do a post on it, but want to get it just right - it's a work-in-progress post!
Well party season is right on us now, and you may have already started your festive celebrations.  I have a few occasions to don a sparkly dress and wear some party heels, and am always on the lookout for just the right dress.  With a dinner - dance coming up along with a couple of nights out, I was thrilled when Oasis asked me to style an outfit three ways for the festive season and immediately found THE dress that would suit all the occasions I had planned.

... immediately found the dress that would suit all the occasions I had planned.

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


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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Glowing with Lumity -#Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
I've had a super week, starting with a new keep fit class early on Monday morning, it really set me up for the day.  I started the abs, core and more class that was fast and furious getting me running on all cylinders for the day, it's amazing how taking a class like this can make one feel.  I was ready to face anything!
Which was just as well, because my next appointment was having my eyebrows semi-permanently tattooed.  If you ever thought about having it done I say "go for it" - eyebrows frame the face, and it's the best thing I've done, especially as I don't have many brows to show off.  I'm thrilled with the results, and will be showing them off once they're all heeled up.
Straight after that I met up with Esther Ruby for some photos - I've been styling a really stunning gold lurex dress three ways, so please do give me a look on Monday to check the options - you might pick up some inspiration my friends.

With a very basic skin care routine, I've been wanting to branch out in the beauty care area for a while, so when Lumity* asked if I'd be interested in reviewing some products I jumped at the chance.  Find out what I thought about their Morning and Night Supplements, Facial Oil and 4 in 1 Cleanser.

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


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Monday, 25 November 2019

Style not Age - Go Back in Fashion.

Morning!
I'm starting to get excited .... it's nearly time to put the decorations up!!!!
The indoor decorations will be going up within the next week or so & the lights outside possibly one night this week. We've trimmed the hawthorn bush and purchased new lights to cover it.  It's quite a funny sight when hubby and I put them on, no sorry try and put them on, it's like a Laurel and Hardy sketch!  This year he's got an "idea"... watch this space to see if it works!
The last Monday of the month means the latest edition from the ladies of the Style not Age collective.
This month we're re-visiting a theme that I covered a few weeks ago - re-visiting our old clothes!
Hilda was inspired by my post - so set the challenge for us to take up .....
Style not Age go Back in Fashion.
We're showing off our outfits that we've had for over ten years, or even older!  Nearly all of us have something that's been loved, kept & worn, or just been reluctant to ditch!
Is there anything you have that's really old? (excluding bodies and hubby's) - lol.


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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Toasty fingers with Turtle Doves - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Well hasn't it been cold and wet?
It seems we have one dry day and one wet - I'm thankful that my area hasn't been struck by floods - how awful for the people suffering, my thoughts go out to them!

Are you like me and suffer from cold hands as soon as the weather changes?  It seems there's a switch inside me, going from warm hands in the summer months to frosty fingers once the weather changes!  Just like that my hands are icy cold most of the time.  Well recently something caught my eye when scrolling through Facebook.  The lady was showing off Cashmere gloves!  I was intrigued as you will be too, so do checkout the post for all the details!

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




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Monday, 18 November 2019

Feeling Fine in a Flippy-Hem Dress!

Hi there.
How are you all doing?
A happy Mummabstylish as this time of the year brings my favourite TV shows - Strictly Come Dancing has been on for a few weeks, but the best show on telly started last night and I'm going to be gripped for the next three weeks - I'm a Celebrity had me on the edge of my seat last night, I'm so looking forward to the next few weeks, glad that I'm in the comfort of my own home!!
I've had another wonderfully busy week.  Afternoon tea on Thursday with a couple of good friends enjoying the delights of Sands Hotel.  Saturday I had a fabulous evening at Reads with family.  Hubby and I enjoyed the company of my mum and uncle along with my sister and brother-in-law.  The three course meal was, as usual, superb and the setting was equally sumptuous, with staff to make the evening run as smoothly as possible.  Drinks in the sitting room before savouring chicken and prune terrine, roast new season Kentish lamb with caramelised onion, duphine potato, baby spinach with a rosmary jus.  I just had to save a little room for the dessert of  passion fruit souffle.  It's the finishing touches that make all the difference - things like hors d'oeuvre of tiny cheese on dainty toast, anchovy cheese straws, tiny cups of warming soup with mini cheese scones, homemade bread with creamy butter & to finish coffee & HOMEMADE SWEETS - as if I needed any more food!!!
Yesterday I had nearly all the family for a good old fashioned roast beef dinner with all the accompaniments, followed by apple pie and custard - the diet is well and truly out of the window! Lol.
So as you can see I've been so busy enjoying myself - there's been no time to find a suitable candidate for the Style Steal series!
Can I share a little dress with you instead?


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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Caramel Courts from Lotus Shoes - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there lovelies.
Hope all is good with you.
I've had a wonderful week with a birthday lunch on Friday with two of my lovely friends and a Sunday roast dinner with the three other couples hubby and I went to Abu Dhabi with.  The hosts cooked a marvellous roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, I baked some profiteroles filled with cream and topped with dark chocolate - delish!  There was also a fresh trifle and a cheese board full of excellent cheeses, pickles and grapes.
Today I'm also out with friends for two birthday celebrations having afternoon tea in a hotel nearby.  I've been to Sands on two previous occasions, and am hoping it lives up to my two experiences with tasty sandwiches, hot scones (with cream and jam - obviously), and there best be a cake or two to devour too!

A busy year for me with a wedding (sorry still not posted about this) and three Christenings.  You might have seen my two earlier outfit choices: my turquoise dress with white accessories and this gorgeous pattern mix yellow dress.  I stopped by the shops and had a quick 'reccy' before picking this classic dress that has a hint of 70's.  It just so happens that it matches a pair of gifted shoes that I chose from the New In styles of Lotus Shoes* ! 😉

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


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Monday, 11 November 2019

Party Shoes to Dance the Night Away!

Morning my friends.
Mummabstylish has been running around in circles and going mad quite frankly!
I've had a problem with the blog and with my lack of IT experience don't have a clue how to fix it!
We're talking 3rd party scripts, forward slashes and non-existent blog posts!!  Any help greatly appreciated all you IT wizards out there.
**Late edit - all sorted now thanks to Blogger Help-Desk - phew**
Let's forget about that for now and get back to what I prefer talking about - fashion.
You'll have seen my post last week featuring the dress I borrowed from my daughter - but today I wanted to share more of the outfit with you - namely the sexy shoes!

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


I rather like the attention I got when we had photos taken. 😜

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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Second-hand, Borrowed or Vintage - it's the Future! #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
How's your week been?
Nice to get away for the weekend isn't it?  Well that's just what I did recently with my mum and sister.  Mum's choice to head off to Rye in East Sussex for a relaxing couple of days - so barring the walk up hill to the town - opps! it really was.  We had rooms for two nights in the River Haven Hotel which served it's purpose with comfortable rooms, decent meals and a bar - what more does a girl need!
We arrived on Sunday and headed up into the town stopping at The Mermaid Inn for a light lunch and welcomed drink. This quaint little hotel is a grade II listed building and boasts 7 ghosts that have been seen throughout the hotel! The building has 600 years of history & has many stories about it's colourful past.  We enjoyed hearing all about the smugglers, ghosts and celebrities that frequented the venue - and we were very enchanted to hear that my sister's family were descendants of a particular smuggler and ghost, John Diamond,  who was mentioned in their history as being part of the infamous Hawkhurst Gang.  We were shown his named room and also the cellar - I have to admit I had goose-bumps whilst the stories were told and the rooms were viewed - I'd love to return and actually stay in the hotel one night - imagine if the ghosts were real!!!!
Sunday evening we stayed put in our hotel, relishing a roast dinner with a couple of drinks in the bar. Feeling the cold we returned to my mum's room with drinks where we chatted more before heading off to bed.  The rooms were just right having tea/coffee and TV's in the room - it was rather strange to have the room to myself - let alone the remote control - ha ha!
Monday was my mum's birthday - we had breakfast where she opened her presents & cards, I can't remember the last time we were together in the morning for her special day!
Rye town is full of interesting shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants & we also partook in a cream tea and lunch in Haydens a small family-run B&B in the heart of Rye overlooking the town salts.  Prevalent in Rye were plenty of charity/thrift shops, they seem to be in abundance in every town and whilst I'm not a huge fan of shopping in them - I do like to borrow clothes from my daughters' - well they borrow mine enough!

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