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Monday, 8 August 2022

Building Work & Baby Shower.

Good morning everyone. 
How you all faring today?

Been a busy week for me, we started our new build in the garden last Monday and the week was full on!
The concrete footings are in now so 'the once plans on paper' now is very real. I actually can’t wait as since we moved into our house over 10 years ago we’ve not done much to it at all. The only things we had to do is put in a new kitchen and complete my new dressing room. 
I’m thinking of doing an IG account for it so you can follow along, but not sure if I can make another one yet! Something to do with one account for one email. ๐Ÿ˜•

So with the footings dug, measured, leveled and finally had the pour it’s all ready for the next stage.  
David can do a lot of the work himself and knows many people in the trade so will be our Project Manager (that’s a flash title, maybe I can be assistant project manager!!)

Saturday I joined my girls for a friend's baby shower.
It’s a nice way to celebrate with the mum-to-be, family and friends. They did a wonderful graze board and we had bucks fizz to compliment the food.  We also played a couple of games ... guess the bump size using a piece of cord, guess the due date, write a note on a nappy for 'mum' to read when baby's here and guess the 'Baby or Beer Belly' photos.  We had a lovely couple of hours and then went on to meet the rest of the family to watch the carnival.

With weather still in the mid 20’s I had to be in a dress! This was my second purchase from Majorca, you can have a look at my first one that get's lots of nice compliments here. 


Thursday, 4 August 2022

My Holiday Edit - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there everyone, how are you doing?
Are you managing in the heat?
It's still hot here in the UK although some days are more muggy and humid than blazing sunshine. I have to admit I've managed to keep topping the tan up which I love, little and often is a good policy for tanning!
I've been an excited Mummab this week as we have finally started our new build.  When we bought our house over 10 years ago we had plans to knock it down and build two new houses!  For various reasons we had put that on the back burner but last Monday everything was in place for the building to start.  
You can't imagine (unless you've built your own) all the tests, checking, plans and paperwork that goes into building new properties.  However the hard work has just started as my husband does a lot of the work himself!  I'm quite hands-on too and like to get involved when I can.  Just today I was sawing planks of wood to make some shuttering. It was a big electric saw and I'm actually really proud of what I did!

My recent holidays now seem to be a distant memory.  It doesn't take long to get back to normal once the suitcases and holiday clothes are packed away.  All the washing and ironing has been done and I'm dreaming of my next break which, hopefully isn't too far away! 
Today I thought it would be nice to re-live some memories and share some of the dresses I wore to Majorca.
The first is one of my favourites, a super cute green tee shirt midi. 
This is one of the first times I've ever worn this shade, but boy I can tell you I'll be wearing it again!
I picked this up in Peacocks just before my trip to Majorca, it was a bit of a last minute buy and I'm so glad I did.  I've dressed it up and down and it looks great for both! It's in the sale now for a tenner - amazing value!


Monday, 1 August 2022

July Review.

Hi everyone.
Thanks for joining me today, Mummabstylish needs and welcomes all your support - so Thank You!

It's shocking to be in August already don't you think?  This year, like many once we are a bit older seem to fly by so quickly.  Before long we'll be talking about Christmas won't we!

Anyway would you like a little re-cap of July and all her wonderful outfits and antics?
Well look no further as your wish is granted. x

The July Review is here.

My month has been a bit full on really.  With a week in Majorca in June and another trip to Rhodes last month there hasn't been much time in-between to get back into blogging.  I promise to get my head into the right space and produce better posts and hope you'll stay around to enjoy it with me. X

Looking back to the beginning of July I was lucky to find this stylish dress in Majorca, in the local market to be exact.  I like to return home with a little purchase or two & actually came back with two similar dresses, this one and another I've yet to show you.  Have a look at this classic smock dress that's an  irresistible shade of orange - well I certainly couldn't resist it, I had to have it.
What would you have done?  Seems I wasn't alone with my love of this one as I've had lots of nice comments about it. ๐Ÿงก


Thursday, 28 July 2022

Finally Wearing my White Lace Dress. - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all!
How's it going?
My daughter's birthday today, so we will be celebrating with a few drinks tonight, with a fish and chip dinner as well. Happy Birthday Sophie - Little Berry Bakes.
Popped into town yesterday to pick up a few bits, the sales are on in some of the stores, but I still didn't manage to find anything that excited me enough to bring it home!  I also didn't buy anything on my recent trip to Greece, to be fair there wasn't that many shops where we went and the ones they had were mostly tourist shops selling leather goods, hats and local jewellery.  Not that I need anything you understand but it's nice to bring something fancy home to remind me of my stay.

You may know how well my husband does at getting me presents for birthdays and Christmas.  Well today I thought I'd show what he got me for my birthday back in May.  It's taken until this holiday to wear it, however there is a good reason why!


Monday, 25 July 2022

My Style Not Age friends share their Summer Sizzlers.

Morning all, how's it going?
Back to normality with a big bump, my holiday to Rhodes came and went in a flash!
As did July, it's nearly in August ... blimey didn't that go quick!
My holiday was full on laughter, great food, lots of drink and plenty of memory making.  It's so nice to get away sometimes, but it's so nice to come home don't you think?  It's been good to return to temperatures a bit cooler, but I have missed dipping in and out of the pool though - maybe I should invest in a swimming pool, my daughter recently bought this one and I'm very tempted to copy her!

Let's get back to the post now though.
Today it's the turn of my stylish friends from the Style Not Age collective.  This month our challenge has been set by Anna.  She's given us the brilliant and very apt prompt of Summer Sizzlers, and boy have we been sizzling in the simmering heat we've been experiencing.  I have been lucky to have the idyllic surroundings of Rhodes for my backdrop and I certainly sizzled in the heat we had there.  Everything I did was at a snails pace.  There's nothing worse when you feel hot and sweaty to have to have photos taken, so my outfit fitted the prompt perfectly as you will see below!


Thursday, 21 July 2022

Another Wedding, Another Izabel Dress - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to my blog.
So pleased you have found me today.

A couple of Saturday's ago I went to the third wedding of the year.  With many people choosing to postpone their weddings due to Covid we had three to attend, none for many years and three come along in a row, a bit like buses as the saying goes.

I needed a new dress and managed to find one from the company I'd got my two previous outfits from and you can see the gifted dress I wore first, and then the one I bought for my daughter's friends wedding.  I was so impressed with the quality and literally fell head over heels for this pretty pink & white tiger print midi.

Izabel London have a stunning selection of dresses suitable for many occasions, and I was delighted when they asked me to review a couple more.  I'd had my eye on this blue maxi and couldn't wait to get my hands on it - do let me know what you think of it my friends.

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


Monday, 18 July 2022

It's Pink and a Bardot Style - Love it!

Hi there everyone.
Hope you are well. x

Good to have you join me today, bet you wished you could join me on the island of Rhodes too because that's where I am today and for the rest of the week!
I've been to Rhodes three times before, once with my sister, once with the family when they were young and 36 years ago on my honeymoon!

I will have two holiday's to share with you when the days become less hectic.  I don't know why my life is so busy at the moment!
Until then, shall I show you one of my outfits for both holidays?  I fell for this jumpsuit big time and adore how it looks.


Thursday, 14 July 2022

36 Years, How Did That Happen? - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there,
It's been another busy week for me, well I'm away on Saturday to Rhodes and I've been getting everything sorted with lots of lists laying around so I don't forget anything.

On Tuesday it was Mine and David's 36th Wedding Anniversary.  If you were quick and had eagle eye's you'd have seen the big mistake I made on Monday's post I put 34 years and don't quite know how that happened.  I saw my sister-in-law the next day who told me about it, I swiftly changed it ... I have to blame someone don't I (can't be my fault), so my proof reader get's the blame! ... aka David. ๐Ÿ˜‚
I can't quite believe where the years have gone, it all seems to go by so quickly doesn't it!  I'm sure it's because we fit so much in our lives and want to achieve more and more as time goes on.  
We went for dinner in our usual venue near us.   Reads Restaurant is an elegant Georgian manor house and the fine dining we experience there is just amazing.

Anyway let's take a look at what I wore on Tuesday evening.

It's a typical summer dress style, shirred bodice, fits to midway between knee and ankle and has a gorgeous puff sleeve and gypsy frill on the hem.


Monday, 11 July 2022

Wide Legs and Leopard Print.

Hiya my friends.
How's you weekend been?

Another hectic one for me with a wonderful wedding in the glorious sunshine on Saturday.
The weather couldn't have been better to celebrate the wedding of my friends daughter.  Everything went to plan, with mouthwatering food, drinks flowing and a cool disco to dance the night away.  I love going to a wedding, it's so nice to see everyone dressed up and seeing what the ladies have chosen to wear is one of my favourite parts.  The men looked well presented too, with my husband taking top marks for his new suit and tie - did you see IG for my photo - pop by to check us out, he looks very handsome and I think my choice was rather a winner too!
I'll be sharing a dedicated post to my latest Izabel London dress that you can peruse in the next week or so. 
Today I want to share another look for my wide leg trousers.

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

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