I'm so pleased you could stop by today.
It's the fourth instalment of 5 Over 50!
Did you manage to view the first three challenges?
Catch up with them here ... May, June & July.
Lets get started on this months challenge, set by Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones.
Orange is the new Black.
This is a colour I seldom wear. I can't think of a single orange outfit I've worn in the past thirty years! (Okay I'm lying I can think of one - but it's more of a red to be fair!) Scrawling through some old photos (yes real hand held photos!) looking for baby photos for the recent Baby Shower, I found a piccy of me in an tangerine orange blouse!
|I look about 12, but this was taken around-about 1986/87 - just about married!
One reason I didn't wear orange stems from watching a TV program years ago called Ten Years Younger, where each week a lady was given a make-over. I recall one women was wearing an orange swimsuit that really looked horrible on her, so the presenter recommended her to wear a blue swimsuit along with having a spray tan, she looked stunning, & it totally changed her overall appearance!
With that in my mind and seeing my reflection of patchwork skin blending with orange garments I'd try on, satisfying myself that orange was not a colour that worked well for me!
Shall we take a look at this months outfit ....
Who doesn't love a jumpsuit?
Finding out that orange was the challenge I immediately thought about the bright orange jumpsuit I'd seen on many visits to Matalan.
I'd spotted it so many times when shopping there & avoided it because of the colour, but hang on ... maybe this would fit the challenge?
It's the Summer & I've got a tan, maybe it would suit me now!
There was only one way to find out & I bought it a few weeks ago - in the sale no less! Twelve pounds bought this romper & for another fiver the necklace was bagged too!
Jumpsuits are fairing well in my wardrobe, with this addition rounding up my collection to five. Making a nice alternative to a dress, befitting my one piece rule for any holidays and weekend breaks.
It's a real Fiery orange, like a bright flame - this is working better for me than tangerine orange. I may well be wearing this colour again in the future, but what do you think?
Before I attempted getting over the gate - I won't give you the thrill of seeing me climbing over, suffice to say it was funny, but Yay I made it without falling - bonus!
The overlay top is a very flattering style, the inner lining is holding everything in & covering any unattractive lumps and bumps. This continues round the back to reveal the zip, again showing a lovely two layer effect.
Snakeskin clutch makes a complimenting addition along with my Kurt Geiger sandals, these are from one of my favourite stores - TK Maxx. A neutral trend running through with the chain, stone and wood necklace. I'd planned on buying this ages ago, but didn't have the opportunity to get it, lucky me it was in the sale for half price. I think it's a great accessory that I'll be wearing again for sure.
Shoes old from Kurt Geiger in TK Maxx.
Necklace from Matalan.
Let's take a look at what my delightful companions have styled for us today.....
Starting with this months challenger
See Ashley's IG here.
Ashely's horizontal stripes demonstrate harmony against the vertical corn. Both Ashely and the corn soaking up the sunshine on this splendid day - let's hope the summer returns to the UK very soon!
A refreshing Pale green matched with radiant orange - I'm thinking of G & T with slices of lime and orange grapefruit!
Laurie is looking stunning, pairing white trousers with a flame orange sleeveless top, along with super bright orange wedges. I love the cut out detailing on her bag, & check out that gorgeous necklace - great taste Laurie, you've chosen well! 😉
Pop across to see the other four ladies, they'll be pleased you have & you'll have a super read too.
Wishing Ashley "all the best in her new venture" as it's her last 5 Over 50 challenge - it's been a pleasure, I look forward to meeting in the future - maybe on another challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you can leave a comment as I love hearing from you. X
Photographs c/o Esther Ruby. Thanks very much darling. X
Catch up with you again on Thursday - I'm looking forward to it.
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