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Thursday 28 September 2017

JJ's Occasion Dress - Pink to make the boys wink!

Hi there lovelies, hope your week is going well.
What have you been up to?

A quiet weekend with a quieter week so far - sometimes it's nice to have some downtime don't you think?  Having had such a busy summer it's nice to relax & unwind a little.
Although no weekend breaks in the foreseeable future, for me there is a spate of birthdays in the next couple of months starting Friday! so I'll soon be a busy bee again!

We all attend weddings throughout the year and that means we always need a new outfit to wear (well I do!!). Catch when I wore my Jacques Vert pale blue lace dress back in August.

I was recently contacted by JJ's House asking if I'd like to pick an outfit from their extensive collection of wedding dresses, formal gowns, party dresses, mother of the bride dresses and prom outfits.
I had a super time musing over their huge collection and settled on this stunning fuchsia pink two piece. 
The website has so many different dresses that would be great for plenty of occasions.  I was spoilt for choice with not only styles, but colour options too!

I settled on this luxurious scoop neck column dress.  It has a knee length finish in a slightly stretchy taffeta material that gives such a flatteringly smooth finish.  The beads across the middle cumberbund give a polished & impressive feel to the dress, & who doesn't love a little bit of sparkle?
With over 15 colours to chose from it can prove to be rather daunting, however you can see the exact possibilities throughout the website - my fuchsia pink was spot on.

I chose a dress with a jacket,* I prefer to have a short bolero style jacket for a special occasion, it makes the look a whole lot more finished. This bolero has three quarter length sleeves with cute little turn ups portraying both elegance & sophistication, also a great cover-up for my upper arms. (until I've had a couple of drinks and then probably won't care!!)😂

The lace matches perfectly with the rest of the dress and has a boned detail within the bodice giving support were it's needed.

JJ's House have a sizing chart & short video, so you can be sure to order the right size.
I have to add I sized up as I was worried about the fit, when I received the dress I found it had, as previously stated, some stretch within it so my normal size would have fitted perfectly.

I'm very happy with the look and feel of the dress & jacket having earmarked it for a wedding next year!  Not mother of the bride I hasten to add!  It will be hanging in the wardrobe waiting to be worn. Love a bit of forward planning!!✔

Having often seen on line shops selling dresses like this I've always hesitated to go through with an order, but to have a dress of this quality for just under £120 - I'd be more than happy to purchase another outfit from JJ's House for a special event in the future.

I didn't see anyone winking at me when having these photos taken, I did however have a man comment how lovely the colour of my dress was! 😉

Photos care of Esther Ruby.  Thanks Hun. 💋

Hope you'll be stopping by on Monday - you won't want to miss the next issue of the 5Over50 challenge.

Have a super weekend people. x

Bye for now.

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

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Monday 25 September 2017

Another way with tan trousers.

Hi there, hope all is well with you.

Well the weather is getting cooler, kids have returned to school (not Mine Obviously), Christmas cards are in the shops (well some of them) and that can only mean one thing .....
No not Autumn arriving!  I mean it's time for Strictly Come Dancing to return to our Saturday night viewing - hurrah. X
I've had a wonderful weekend - and my Saturday nights are seriously back on track - Yay!  Strictly Come Dancing has returned with all the glitz, glamour and spray tans you could want - so along with a take-out curry and bottle of wine it's making my Saturday nights very hard to do anything else other than sit on the sofa and watch telly! Exciting night for an over fifty fashion blogger eh??

Isn't it great when you find a garment that you know will be a wardrobe staple?  Something that's always there to fall back on when you've run out of options.  I've got just that with these peg style tan trousers I bought a few weeks ago.  Already getting my monies worth from this £15 pair of trousers, I've worn them about five times already, value for money I'd say! 
Here's two other colours I've worn them with already - catch them here and here.

Tan and pink are a good match I think, confirming this only too well was the outfit I wore the other day.
Having found this flattering half blouson effect blouse in Primark a few seasons ago.  I had this top in mind when I bought these trousers - I thought they'd go well together, and go well they have!
I paired my tan block healed courts shoes with this outfit, along with my faux suede clutch bag.  A cream bag goes with just about everything.  I'm sure every over fifty lady has at least one in her bag collection!

We took photos in a local boat yard, having only recently found out about this place.  However It makes a fabulous backdrop for photos.  Are there places near where you live that you've never ever been too and suddenly find out about them?

Trousers from Apricot
Blouse from Primark
Shoes from Debenhams.

Glad you could pop over today, I do hope you'll stop by again.

Hugs to Esther Ruby for taking today's photos.

If you'd like to see the next 5Over50 challenge there'll be a new one on Monday.  Hope you can visit my blog to see what we're styling.

Cheerio for now... X

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Thursday 21 September 2017

Venice with friends.

Hi there,
Back from a super weekend in Venice, just about getting back to normal now.

We hit Venice on Friday around lunch time after an early flight departure from Stanstead Airport.
I could say that was when the fun and laughter started, but I'd be lying because as soon as we met up with our four best friends the laughter started!!


Monday 18 September 2017

Mummab - Third Style Stea!

Hi there....
Monday morning and the third Monday in September can only mean one thing - my style steal.

This style steal has a slight twist on it, in as much as the colours are the same, but the outfit is different!
When I saw this mix up I just knew this was going to be a challenge!  It's time to step up to the mark. Let's hope I succeed!

Who doesn't think that black, hot cerise pink and leopard print are a match made in heaven?  Best buddies forever?  Yes I know I'm not alone so had to make this steal work.

Who's style have I chosen for September? Read on to find out who ......

When I saw Emma from The Style Splash wearing this striking outfit I knew it was one for me to try and copy. 
I had seen these classy Culottes c/o M & S when searching through their Sale rail, but they evaded my thoughts, & I passed them buy - silly me, so spotting Emma wearing them and looking so vibrant and bold in one of my favourite colours I felt quite miffed to say the least -  the saying 'you snooze you lose' came to mind!!!

Congratulating myself when I purchased this bright and lively cerise dress, which just so happened to be care of M & S sale rail some weeks later!
The A line shape works well for the Autumn, as does the bell sleeves - a personal favourite of mine.  I also fancied the tie detail on the back of the neck, I've left this to hang, although I could have tied in a bow as I wore my hair in a bun when we took the photos.
These black boots have been in my collection since just before last Christmas when I saw them in
TK Maxx and bought them with haste, boots like these don't stay in that store too long!   I do struggle with shoes and sandals, spending various amounts of money and still some hurt my feet!  But these are fine for me. Check out when I last wore these black boots with tights and knitted dress from Roman Originals.
This cute clutch is the token gesture of leopard print,  not quite as bold as Emma's but I think fits nicely into my outfit. 

I do have to own up to the fact that this is slightly tight on the arms, I had planned to return the dress because of this, but hadn't realised no refund or exchange is offered on 'final clearance sale' items, so the dress came home with me!  Slightly annoyed that I hadn't checked this - will do so next time!

I hope you managed to catch sight of my previous 'copies' but you can check them out right here July and August.

Many thanks once again to Esther Ruby for taking such super photos - you're a star!

Hope you'll stop by on Thursday, but until then it's been fabulous as usual. X

Thursday 14 September 2017

Tan trousers & Packing for Venice!

Morning, how are you? 
Thanks for stopping by today I'm busy packing for Venice!  Off early, very early tomorrow morning with hubby and four friends for a weekend of partying, drinking, eating and sightseeing - & I can't wait.
I've been channelling my thoughts to gather a 'capsule suitcase' over the past week, and hope to have come up with a suitable amount of clothes for both day and night.
Three one piece outfits for the evenings, by way of two dresses and one maxi dress, plus accessories including one pair of evening sandals.  Three pairs of cropped trousers, one denim, one gingham & one pair of white denim, along with matching tops.  White denim jacket, wrap and cardigan.  One pair of comfortable footwear, plus sandals.

I can't wait to get away, it's been a while since we've had a break and feel in need of one.  I keep day dreaming about gondolas, Bellini cocktails and pasta - I love pasta! All with "O sole mio" in the background. Yes & there'll probably be an ice cream or two.  Won't be long now!!! Yay.

Anyway back to today there's a blog to get posted before I should even think about getting away.
Do you ever buy an item and simply adore wearing it?  That's just how I feel about these tan peg trousers.  The soft feel, the comfortable fit, the perfect length and how they look.  These tick all my boxes making these trousers and exceptional buy at just £15 from Apricot sale.   I just knew I'd be wearing these as often as I could!  Having worn them here with turquoise & a blush cream blouse.  I'll enjoy these throughout Autumn because they'll work with so many other colours.
Today I wore them with my F & F off white fluted sleeve top, here's another way to wear that.
You can see it's becoming the scarf season because I'm wearing a blue and white example.  I quite like the season getting cooler when I can reach for a scarf to match my outfit.  With over fifty in my collection, there's always one that will fit!

I bought this cross-over bag in Matalan, I feel a little boho when I use it, and reckon I can pair it with most colours for a casual look. It's got an inner zip and two pockets with enough room for my purse, phone, keys, and some make-up - a good all round bag.

Trousers from Apricot.
Blouse from F & F.
Shoes from Debenhams.
Scarf from Primark.
Bag from Matalan.

So pleased you could stop by today, Hope to see you on Monday.
It's the third update of the Style Steal, you'll be able to see who I'm copying, so I hope you'll give me a visit!  Here's the two previous steals from July August, let me know what you think, I'll be waiting for your comments. X

Linking up with Ashleyand Laurie

Photos courtesy of Esther Ruby. X


Monday 11 September 2017

Styling denim culottes.

Hi there, hope you've all had a fabulous weekend.
How's your transitional shopping going?
I need to have a day to go through my wardrobe and sort things out!
So much disorganisation in there I can't seem to find anything, searching for stuff, and finding something I was previously looking for, what I actually need is a bigger closet!

So back to today, what am I wearing?
Well this outfit I actually wore a few weeks ago.  Having seen denim culottes on a few blogs I thought they might be a good choice to have for Autumn, this has proved to be a great decision because I've worn them umpteen times since I bought them.
They go with so much of my wardrobe, feel comfortable and look casual with a hint of style.
Pairing a blush pink long sleeved blouse which I got from Primark ages ago.  I like the fact it has a blouson effect on the front, but the back remains like shirt tails - great for tucking in or left to hang (and cover me bum!)
As always a cute necklace with a little bit of bling in it - picking out my outfit colours perfectly.
I've also added the recent sale item I bought from H &M, this snood will go a long way with my outfits, adding depth along with keeping me warm!  This was only £3 in the sale!  I can't wait to wear it again.

What about a backpack for a lady over fifty?  Yep I think I can get away with it, however this one was borrowed from Esther, we both thought it fitted in quite well with my look - I may have to buy one, what do you think? amazon similar

I popped on these suede wedge sandals, firstly because they matched colour wise with the snood, and secondly they were peep toe.  I'm pining for a pair of peep toe boots, but so far they've not been found.  I'm not giving in yet, I will find some & hopefully before the weather really changes!!

I'd just like to send my love & best wishes to all who are going through a tough time in the States.  I have been watching the TV news and hope you are staying safe and not suffering too much from the horrendous weather. 😔

So I'm off now, I'll catch up with you on Thursday. x

Culottes from Debenhams
Blouse from Primark  (past season)
Snood H &M
Bag from Esther Ruby
Shoes Debenhams Faith?

Linking with CreativeMonday/Morepiecesofme/Notlamb/Visiblemonday/Mixitmonday/Fakefabulous/The mummychronicles

Photos c/o Esther Ruby. X

Bye & stay safe x


Thursday 7 September 2017

Happiness Boutique - I Feel Happy!

Morning lovelies,
How is Thursday Going - we're doing well the weekend is in sight!

Today I sharing some happiness, in the form of a beautiful necklace and earrings from
Happiness Boutique!
I pondered the website for absolutely ages trying to choose from their extensive range of fashion jewellery. I literally wanted everything - like a child in a sweet shop!
Be your style glamorous, boho, classic or minimalist there will be something to suit your style and pocket most definitely.
Their range includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings in various styles and trends that will match even the fussiest person's outfit.
I settled on the obvious - something with lots of bling on!

.... So onto my picks
I've got a vast selection of necklaces hanging in my room and tend to wear some sort of neck wear most of the time.  This little beauty will be a welcome addition to my collection.

This stylish Silver pearls crystal statement necklace* has silver pearls between the crystal droplets making it a stunning accessory for just about any outfit - paired today with these bright and bold culottes I recently acquired from George @ Asda for a mere £12.50 - going to get plenty of wear from these over the next few months - I just love this colour, just right for Autumn styling.  Panning through my wardrobe I found this H & M past season blouse, it's got the exact matching colour in the pattern & I new it would work so well with my new spicy mustard trousers!
I decided to wear the Starlight Burst Statement Earrings* with my outfit today, but I'd be equally happy to wear them on their own.  They're big enough to be seen and will make a big impression for your stylish outfit - and remember if they don't hurt your ears, they're not big enough! Lol. 😉

Happiness Boutique offer Free Shipping along with a customer reward program,

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll get yourself over to the Happiness Boutique to grab a great deal, I'm happy to share you can get a special 10% discount if you use 'mummabstylish' at checkout, this is on orders over 19 Euros & is valid until 7th October.  Go on grab your own beauty - you know you want to!

Until Monday, catch more from MummaB on Instagram - I'd love to see you there. X

Bye for now.

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