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Thursday, 15 April 2021

At home with ... Suzy - The Grey Brunette + #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Hope you're all okay.
The past couple of days have been very nice.  I've not actually eaten out or been to the pub yet, but have stepped inside a few more shops than the run-of-the-mill supermarket.  I'm planning a shopping trip today and hope to be out early to avoid any crowds.  Fingers crossed I come home with something new for Spring.  I had planned to get a new darker handbag for Winter, but you know that story- maybe it will be a lighter one for Summer - ha ha.  I promise you'll be the first to know what I buy my friends!

I've also spent a lot of time in the garden recently, cutting the grass and hedge and getting planters ready for some new flowers.  It's so nice when the weather is good to be outside in the fresh air - keeps my head clear and I adore seeing the birds visiting my new feeders. 🐦

Last month one of my good blogging pals was kind enough to feature me on their blog.
I was elated when Suzy - The Grey Brunette shared bits and pieces about my blogging career, sharing a few photos along the way.
I wanted to return the favour and feature my stylish friend on my blog.
A big welcome to Suzy..


Monday, 12 April 2021

Maxi Dress for Beach Days!

Morning from a very excited Mummabstylish!
Finally we are beginning to see light at the end of a very long tunnel!
Lock-down is starting to ease here, with shops, pubs and restaurants opening today. Hurrah!!!!
Obviously with masks, distancing and outdoor service, but at least it's a start in the right direction.
I can't wait to go shopping.  It will be nice to browse the stores and really look at the clothes before actually buying them, it'll be interesting to see just what the shops have in though eh!
I also can't wait for the gym to open.  You may know I started doing the Couch to 5K and have been quite successful, but I'm a people person and love to interact.  Also I'm tactile, so that might be a bit of a problem! Lol.
The hair salon's are also opening today and I have an appointment booked for 22nd and literally can't wait.  I've been trimming my fringe, but can't quite do it like my stylist, so I'm ticking off the days until Thursday week!!
We've had two family birthdays so far this month - with four more in the next couple of weeks!  I do pray the weather improves for garden parties.  You might have seen the cakes my daughter Little Berry Bakes made for them.  They went down really well, one was Spider-man themed the other Pirates!

Did you read about my latest dress from Bonmarche last week?  I've another beauty to share with you today too.  
It's a maxi and will be flattering addition to my wardrobe for sure.

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


Thursday, 8 April 2021

Animal Print Dress from Bonmarche - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning everyone.
How are you all today?
Hope you aren't too cold, I know it's April so we shouldn't expect anything different!
These four day week's seem to fly by, I nearly forgot to prepare today's post!  Ended up working late into the night to get it done.

So even though it's not really dress weather at the moment ... today I want to share this striking animal print* look with you.

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


Monday, 5 April 2021

March Review.

Morning my lovely friends.
How ya' doing?
Happy Easter Monday.
Did you have a nice Easter weekend break?  
How many Easter eggs have you eaten?  I only got one and that was after lots of big hints to hubby and nearly having to buy it myself - lol.  I usually receive one from my mum, but she hasn't been out yet so didn't get one from her!  Ohhh I sound like a spoiled child don't I!!!!
The children enjoyed their Easter Egg Hunt 🐇🥚  If you follow my IG stories you may have seen my trail.  They had lots of eggs to enjoy, so I hope they didn't eat too many and make themselves ill!!!

Time for the March Review.
It's scary to think we are in April already, I just hope and pray that things keep heading in the right direction and we can continue our route out of lock-down.  
A new month also means I can share last month's blog posts.  
In this post you can read about what I've been obsessing over, I had a busy month that was filled with all sort of emotions.  I sadly lost my darling little Jack Russell Roxy after her being by my side for nearly 16 years.  Also I had a special little lady arrive some ten days early.  She's gone a long way to mend my broken heart. 💖

But first let's start with a vest top.  There's a few different terms for this little jumper and I've been interested to find out what you call them!


Thursday, 1 April 2021

Chocolate culottes & Blush Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my lovely followers.
Hope you've been lucky enough to enjoy some sunny weather over the past few days.
It's been exciting to wear dresses and jackets and feel the sun on me.  It's also been lovely to start easing out of lock-down little by little.  The figures seem promising and are heading in the right direction, but who knows how things will pan out!
It's Easter weekend coming up and I'm planning an Easter egg hunt in the garden for the gran-kids.  I never actually had time to do this for my kids, but am pleased to have more time on my hands to arrange a hunt for my darling grand-babies.  I've got plenty of different sized chocolate eggs, little coloured buckets and some face masks my daughter found.  I can't wait to see their little faces hunting out the goodies.  All kids love chocolate don't they, as do their Nanny's ... I do hope my hubby has bought me one too - hint, hint.

Talking of chocolate, I thought I'd show you my new culottes again.  I first wore them for the Faux Leather - Style not Age challenge.  Today I've added blush pink to the equation and love how it's softened the brown culottes even more, creating a harmonious feel.


Monday, 29 March 2021

Style Not Age - Borrowed from the Boys!

Good morning my friends.
Hope you are well.
Last Monday in March can only mean one thing .... a post featuring the ladies from the Style not Age collective.
This month fell to Emma to come up with an interesting topic and a rather engaging prompt she offered us too!
Borrowed from the Boys.

Well this left the challenge wide open quite honestly.  There were so many routes I could take, so I hope you are impressed with the one I chose.
I think Emma had more in mind to theoretically borrow styles that boys wear, where I took it more literally - I borrowed this from 'my boy'!


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Oia Anti Wrinkle Patches, LumiSpa, Lumity Supplements - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
How are you all?
I imagined a lazy week, but so far it's ended up quite busy.  I looked after my grandson for the afternoon on Tuesday, we had lots of fun and he was quite worn out when I took him home - although I was surprised when I left and he waved to mummy and daddy and tried to come back with me - he obviously loves being at nanny's house.  
Yesterday I met up with a friend and went for a seaside walk, it was nice to chat and catch up as this is the only thing we're allowed to do at the moment, but we both can't wait until we can get together properly and enjoy a meal with some fizz. My calendar will be chock-a-block when the day arrives and we can spend some quality time with family and friends. X 

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me right out of my comfort zone reviewing Oia Anti-Wrinkle Patches.  
You can catch the full post here - do let me know what you think.

Monday, 22 March 2021

The Perfect Boots for Spring Dressing.

Hi there my friends.
How are you?
On Saturday I had my first vaccine!  I felt fine afterwards and didn't suffer from any side effects.  I even managed to cut the grass.  Only the front lawn, but all being well and with accommodating weather this week I will tackle the back garden.     
Sunday was the usual slow day, I didn't make any prior plans to cook as I didn't know how I'd be feeling, but with no bad effects I helped cook a wonderful roast lamb dinner - yummy!
I'm keeping up with my couch to 5k routine and am getting back into the swing of running.  I do need some new running trainers and hopefully that will have more of an improvement. 😉

Today I'm sharing one o my Mother's Day presents.  A few years ago the kids got me some ivory ankle boots that have been worth their weight in gold.  They've completed many a stylish outfit and are still going strong ... you've probably seen them on the blog once or twice *tongue in cheek emoji*  How lucky to get another longer version this year.  You're going to love these my friends. X


Thursday, 18 March 2021

Fifth Blog Birthday - GIVEAWAY - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
Can it be time for the #linkup already?

Well if the past year can fly by like it has I suppose the last few days can do too!
With last week being a blur for me, I had wanted to post abut my five year blog-aversary and tell you about my Giveaway to celebrate the fact.  However life had other plans for me.  You can read all about my bitter-sweet week here, and I have to thank all my wonderful friends who have been full of love and support, it's been a great help indeed. X
There's also a fabulous Giveaway to enter, although it's only open to UK residents I'm afraid.  You can find out how to enter below.

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