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Monday, 18 January 2021

Fashion with a Fedora & Fur Gilet.

Hi my friends, how are you?
I'm feeling fine now after my dealings with Coronavirus, but it's lingered a little longer for hubby who now has a chest infection off the back of it, it's called long Covid apparently.  He's got antibiotics for it and I am keeping an eye on him - it's such a worry though.  
I was due a hair appointment this week, but that's not allowed, so I've resorted to buying some thinning scissors to sort out my fringe.  It's not perfect, but doesn't look too bad - anyone else seem to get a headache with a long fringe?
I've been busy sorting my new wardrobes out, now there's room for my jackets, it's nice to be able to see them not bunched up and in good light.  Hoping the weather improves so I can really get them working to full potential.  
For Christmas I got a lovely casual cream padded jacket from the kids along with a stunning colour-block jumper that is trending atm - will share them with you soon. 

It's so hard to stay motivated with a long stretch of lock-down ahead of me, but I've got more outfits to sort out for future photo shoots so that'll keep me busy for a few days.  I'm going to be making full use of my new vintage clothes stand as I can hang the outfits on it complete with shoes or boots.
What have you got planned for the week - do tell!
Here's what I had hanging on the stand the other day - you may have seen this fashionable look on IG.
Block with a blast of fur topped off with a hat.👌


Thursday, 14 January 2021

Pattern Clashing Again - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there, how you doing?
What have you been up to?
Not much to report here, a few walks and a couple of trips to the supermarket, living the high life eh?
Hubby and I have little conversations asking where we might be going - our replies are usually of the fashion getting dressed up to go out, have a couple of drinks before hitting a fancy restaurant for a delicious meal with friends or on our own, followed by drinks and cocktails in a quiet & relaxing little bar before heading home - oh we can dream can't we!

I hope you saw my post sharing my recent experience with Coronavirus, but if you missed it you can catch up here my friends. 

Anyway back to my blog post, do you remember seeing my first proper attempt at pattern mixing?  I shared this black and white co-ordinated outfit last year and go so many lovely comments and feedback I vowed my aim for 2021 is to do more pattern blends.  It's a hard one to get right and some people can just 'do it' but I find it stressful, but do let me know your thoughts.


Monday, 11 January 2021

My Experience with Coronavirus.

Hi there.
How's it going?
The Dressing room is coming on nicely now, and I've been able to free up some space in my bedroom that's been crying out for a clear up!  It's looking a bit bigger and it's been nice to re-arrange things there too. I've got a big bag of shoes and am working my way through my wardrobes getting rid of pieces that are too small, out-of-date or I don't want - it's quite therapeutic isn't it!  It's keeping me entertained until there's a chance of actually going out!  Until then I urge you to heed the advice of the higher powers and stay safe indoors, I from my own personal experience can say Coronavirus isn't very nice and we need to eradicate it ... soon! 
My post might be a bit daunting, but I'm happy to say I'm feeling so much better now, and most definitely am over it!

It started with a cough! .....


Thursday, 7 January 2021

My new Dressing Room - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
How are you all?
Been a strange couple of weeks since Christmas, it's always an odd time of the year without having a lock-down on ours hands!  I hate this time of the year and usually have a skiing holiday to look forward to, alas this year our plans are in the hands of Covid.  So I've something up my sleeve to pass the time and get excited about - my new dressing room.
Since blogging I've seen many a stunning room full of clothes, shoes, bags and jewellery and have a big one planned for our new build.  I don't know when that will happen so decided once my daughter and her family moved out to turn the spare room into my own little space and fill it with my outfits.


Monday, 4 January 2021

December Review.

Well good morning!
Wishing you all a Happy New Year - and welcome to 2021!
Is it a good morning for you?
I'm over the worst of Covid and couldn't be happier.
What an awful virus to have, I plan to share my experience in a future post.
But first let's have a look back over the past month for my ...
December Review.

It's been a month of new boots for me, which unfortunately I've not been able to wear any since not being able to go out.  Once my isolating is over I plan on trying them all out again with different outfits!


Monday, 28 December 2020

Out and About with Style not Age

Morning my lovelies.
Well how did it go?
Well I hadn't REALLY anticipated the Christmas I've just had!  I got a present that most definitely wasn't on my list - yes Covid! In fact half the house had it & the other two are now showing signs. For me it's been like a bad cold, coughing and tight chest & feeling very tired. I'm starting to feel better each day and feel I'm over the worst, but it's been a worrying time for me and the family.

I do hope you managed to have an enjoyable time over Christmas despite bloody Covid!
I think there's many preparations for a second Christmas one day when this is all over - let's pray it's not too far away. Anyone had the vaccine yet?  Looking at the calculator I won't be due until May/June time, so that's going to be a long and boring wait eh!
But let's not dwell on that, shall we talk about the last of 2020 Style not Age challenge?
It was left to Hilda to come up with a topic and she's left it wide open with the prompt of ....

'Out and About'

If only I'd been able to get out and about recently but all my plans were scuppered.  I didn't manage to finish my Christmas shopping so I did a lot of online shopping and everything else I just had to give up.  We had a fair festive period and can't wait to see the rest of the family for a proper Berry Christmas. X
Today's prompt has been a helpful one for me as I haven't been able to meet up with Esther Ruby to take any photos, and this outfit was already photo'd and in the bag!


Monday, 21 December 2020

Cool and Casual in the Boyd High Top Trainer from Van-Dal.

Morning all.
Well that's us in Tier 4, didn't realise it went up that high!!!  So I'm feeling well and truly fed up now, how about you?  I was planning on getting my last minute presents ( I know I had planned to have everything done) today, but Covid and Mr Johnson had other ideas.  So I've been doing what I shopping.  It's just not the same as seeing something in the shops and just buying is it!  So by the end of today what I haven't got quite frankly is tough!
I've been doing so much running around lately these new trainers have been a god-send.  So pleased when Van-Dal Shoes and I collaborated again with this trendy pair of trainers. The Boyd high-top trainer in black and leopard print are so easy to walk in, don't rub or give any pain and look bang on trend. I absolutely adored wearing these white sandals way back in the hot weather and these are no different. X
Don't you just love the Boyd* high-top trainer in black and leopard print or you might prefer the conker & animal print version!

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


Thursday, 17 December 2020

What I'm Wearing Christmas Day - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
Hope you are all doing well, staying safe and are most definitely still sane!
What have you been up to?  I've had a busy week and am looking forward to a post-Christmas rest - it'll be nice to enjoy some down-time and lazy TV days - how about you?

Last Tuesday I managed to use my Mother's Day voucher in my local beauty salon.  The kids had bought it so I could have a facial.  I'd decided to embrace a new beauty routine this year, involving facials and home beauty treatments so the gift voucher would start the process.  Unfortunately Covid struck so I haven't been able to use it.  However I did start my own skin care regime after being introduced to Neal's Yard Remedies & am impressed with the results.  
Yesterday I actually went into town shopping - relieved to say I'm nearly done.  My daughter is coming for dinner in exchange for wrapping my pressies, which is going to be so helpful.  I also looked after my grandson for a few hours which was a joy!  It involved crawling on the floor barking like a dog and rolling cars to and from him - ha ha ha.
I managed to track down the magazine I'd been after - Yours Magazine is specifically aimed at my age group and I've enjoyed reading it from front to back.  It just so happens I got myself featured again, yes  You can read all about what I'll be wearing on Christmas Day along with another couple of bloggers choices. 


Monday, 14 December 2020

Tan Boots from Lotus Shoes.

Morning my lovelies.
How you all doing?
Are you ready?  Well that's the big question on everyone's lips, but we still have a few days don't we, so no need to worry. 😁 
You know the story, you've heard it all before but I HAD planned to have everything done by now - BUT I am nearly there - honestly.
You may remember I've been doing up the spare room!  All the decorating is finished, curtains are up, carpet is down and I've a statement piece waiting to share with you all ..... AND I've managed to order the Ikea wardrobe and Billy Bookcase I've been after.  It's being delivered on 22nd, and I'm anticipating they might be built, in place and filled by Christmas. 🤞 
Which is just as well because my footwear collection is getting bigger by the week.  I'm sharing another pair of boots from Lotus Shoes with you today - a fabulous little bootie with a serving of leopard print on the side.  

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

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