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Monday, 10 August 2020

Block White and Mint Green Duster - #Chicanstylish #LINKUP

Morning all!
What you up to?
I've had a busy few days with a trip to the beach, a cuppa and catch-up with my best friends and a meeting (today) with my lovely friend who's going to run through a few Neal's Yard essentials with me - you can see my favourite pieces on last week's blog when I shared some exquisite smelling hand sanitizer and rose facial oil.

Even though the weather has been scorching lately today I've decided to think ahead to cooler transitional days and wearing layers - you might have seen a snippet of this outfit that was featured in Platinum Magazine
Do you wear white jeans in every season, yes me too and I reckon they work really well on colder days when the weather is dry.  Here's the type of outfit that will work a treat in Autumn.


My Next Maxi is Perfect for Holidays!

Good morning my friends.
How's your week gone?
Have you had hot weather?  We've had beautiful sunny hot days recently, you know the ones with really blue skies and no clouds, so much so I've invested in a fan!  It's been on most nights and almost feels like I've been abroad. Although the room service isn't much to talk about! Ha ha ha.
You may recall I recently bought some dresses from Next online - this rust maxi was one of them!  I wanted some summer dresses as I love wearing them when it's hot as they're so much easier to style and oh-so-comfy to wear.  When I manage to get away for a break I'll be continuing to take one pieces with me for that very reason!  I can just picture myself in this one strolling pretty towns and village boutiques, dining alfresco somewhere hot and exotic!  Oh I can dream can't I!


Thursday, 6 August 2020

Neal's Yard Remedies - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there - hope you are well!
What has the week pushed your way?

Last month I was lucky enough to spend a wonderful afternoon with a few lovely friends for a girlfriends birthday.  Even though it was her special day she prepared a lovely selection of sandwiches, cakes and freshly baked homemade scones with CLOTTED CREAM & JAM!!! Yummy. Standard table accessory being cups of tea & glasses of fizz plus a bottle of essential hand sanitizer.  We all used the bottle at one stage or another throughout the afternoon but another friend whipped out a cute little spray bottle that smelt out of this world!  I asked what it was and she told me all about the product from Neal's Yard that contained lemon grass & witch hazel - it smelt heavenly.  I fell for it and immediately bought some for myself to spray and sniff whenever I needed or felt like it!

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

How cute is this dress I donned for the gathering? Do Stop by on Monday to see all the details about this maxi dress. It's one of the three I bought from Next last month - got to be a winner for my Summer/Autumn collection.  Read about another Next shirt dress I wore for the Style not Age Challenge last month.


Monday, 3 August 2020

July Review.

Morning my lovely friends.
How's was your weekend?

Can you believe it's August and we've still got the 'C' word hanging over us - like a big ugly headache that won't go away.  I'm keeping myself to myself and haven't ventured into any bars or restaurants - I don't want the hassle that might go with it. I don't want a two week lock-down as a result.  I know some places are and some aren't taking details, but it'd be just my luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I've shopped in town a couple of times, but honestly felt quite anxious when I did so won't be doing that too often.  Are you going out yet or happy to stay safe indoors?
One thing I am happy, really happy about.  I was lucky enough to be featured in Platinum Magazine.  I'm so impressed with the features and there's so much to read - hope you'll pick up a copy.


Thursday, 30 July 2020

Looking Hot in Hotter Shoes! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my lovely friends.
What's going on in your neck of the woods?
We're still having changeable weather here in the UK, it's so annoying having to dress differently each day - sometimes the same day when the weather suddenly decides to switch temperatures!

We celebrated my youngest daughter's birthday on Tuesday, having afternoon tea in the garden which was prepared by my other daughters (I made some half decent cupcakes along with a birthday cake which went down well). We also had take-out pizzas delivered that evening and had a fun night with the family sharing stories and having a few laughs & drinks along the way.

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


Monday, 27 July 2020

Style not Age - My Signature Colour

Morning my friends.
How are you all doing?
Another month has rolled by - days and weeks seem to melt into one mundane blur don't they! Well some of the time anyway.  Although it does mean it's time for me and the girls of Style not Age group to get together again - this month our challenge has been set by Hilda.  She's had our best interest at heart and went with the open title of ....
My Signature Colour.
Well now what's my signature shade ...hmmm let's see.  I've been deliberating this since Hilda sent over the email. I love wearing all sorts of colours and there aren't many I don't call upon. So I came to the conclusion I don't really have a signature colour! I adore wearing any tone of blue and I like to wear red, I also enjoy wearing pink as that is my favourite colour but I wouldn't say any were MY signature, therefore I picked a dress with both blue and pink in it.


Thursday, 23 July 2020

Stone Culottes & Sunflowers - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello there my friends.
How are you all?
I've had a good week so far with two runs under my belt nearing my 5k target each time.  Mind you I'm a picture when I've finished!  I'd love to be one of those ladies who run their circuit and don't break out in a bead of sweat!  Me - I look like I've run through torrential rain and need a shower and hair wash when I'm finished, but to be fair it's good I run first thing then come home, shower and change into more stylish attire.  Anyone else have that problem or can you stay in gym gear for the remained of the day?
I had my hair trimmed last week and it's now settled into a happy, less stressed style - my hair seems to get 'scared' whenever I have it trimmed it doesn't lay right and I never like the way my stylish blow-dries it either. 😟 I like to style it 'my' way and put a little 'oomph' into it - do you have that issue?

One thing I don't have an issue with is wearing culottes.  Today I'm sharing another pair from Bonmarche and like last week's animal design these stone version are really going to work hard in my wardrobe throughout the Summer and into Autumn too!

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


Monday, 20 July 2020

White Jeans.

Morning my friends.
How are you doing today?
What a changeable weekend it's been, scorching hot on Saturday and totally the opposite on Sunday with cold, very wet and dreary weather - guess which day we decided to have the BBQ on?  Yep you're right, on Sunday!  We sat under the gazebo whilst hubby and son cooked under the parasol, bloody annoying when we'd finished cooking and eating it cleared up making way for clearer skies!

Well after the last few days I'm almost feeling like a new woman, hair cut on Thursday, a much needed visit to the salon on Friday followed by a manicure and pedicure at the weekend - freshly painted nails in a bright cerise pink has made me very happy. 💕 This might give you a big clue as to what colour I might just wear for next weeks Style not Age post ... My Signature Colour! Lol.

I've been seeing many of you wearing white jeans recently, so with the mixture of temperature we've been having in the UK I decided to wear mine.  I've got a few pairs to my name and of recent years have taken to wearing them in the winter on dry - cooler days when they can look really stylish paired with all white, tan or black - the list is endless!  With temperatures dipping last week I took full advantage & wore my white straight legs with this striking blouse I pinched from my daughter. 😀.

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY that went live last Thursday - there's a pretty polka dot dress up for grabs!!!


Thursday, 16 July 2020

Bonmarche GIVEAWAY - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
How are you all today?
I'm feeling chilly today, seems mother nature has insisted on making this Coronavirus situation as difficult as possible - I mean who want's to sit outside when it's freezing cold?  I need to invest in a Firepit I think. 😄
Last month I featured this gorgeous dress from Bonmarche - I ended up with two dresses, so have decided to share one with you my lovely friends. Do join the GIVEAWAY below for your chance to win this lightweight linen beauty.  It's a size 12 tunic style dress with plenty of room so probably would fit a size 14 - both UK sizes or maybe you could gift it to a friend!

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