Hello, thanks for stopping by today.
You found me styling the latest edition of the 5 Over 50 challenge. Set by Gail from Is this Mutton? who just so happens to be the lady who bought us all together.
If you haven't seen our previous challenges you can view what five over fifty fashion bloggers styled here, here, here, here & here.
A women wears many hats!
How true is that statement?
This task, as with some of the other challenges had me on a stumbling block.
Upon a little brain crashing I realised this subject had a double meaning!
Actually this woman wears many metaphorical hats! Although owning hardly any!!
When the children were much younger I had many hats to wear including wife, mother, nurse, taxi driver, gardener, children's entertainer, cleaner and chef! (I bet that rings true with plenty of you). Now-a-days I'm still as busy but with some different hats added and some taken away. All of these have enriched my life in so many ways, but there's still so much more to learn and enjoy.
So now the hats I wear are a wife, PA to hubby, cleaner, chef, mother, daughter, gardener, dog walker and occasional taxi driver, however much more importantly blogger, shopper & Nanny💗 need to be added to the list and I particularly love these 'hats'. 🎩👒
So my style today obviously includes a hat, but not my hat as I don't own any like this - my only offering would be a grey pull on beret, oh or a ski helmet - not sure that would look right with my dress, ha ha!
This gorgeous burgundy floppy felt hat belongs to my trusty photographer Esther Ruby. I knew she had a couple that would be perfect for the outfit I'd imagined so asked if she could bring them along for the shoot - voila here's the result.
Picking up a pattern fusing habit from Anna - she's the queen of mixing it up, and I hope she's impressed with my offering. This is a trend that is totally alien to me, I've been taking baby steps to try and get into my groove with blending designs. I'm still not over confident with the abstract pattern of my dress fusing with the snakeskin bag.
Don't they conflict with each other rather than merge?
Having owned the dress for years, it's something that comes out every once in a while and serves a purpose. I'm normally very precise about what I like and don't like with clothes, but by contrast I'm very in-different about this casual jersey dress, I neither love this or hate it! I feel it could be slightly longer, but on this occasion I'm swayed by the colours and front pockets - so for now it's getting a thumbs up from me.👍
Dress from Debenhams find similar dresses here
Boots from Debenhams find similar ankle boots here.
Let's see how my four other friends got on with this challenge.
Over to Gail the founder of 5Over50.
You can find her here IsThis Mutton?
We've obviously got the same mind set because we're wearing similar colour and style hats.
I love your red accessories Gail, especially those boots reflecting that fabulous backdrop of hanging red ivy.
Laurie can be found at Vanity and Me Style.
What a perfect jumpsuit Laurie is wearing, the two tone trilby compliments her accessories wonderfully well, and you're going shine under the golden glow of the lamplight Laurie - glorious!
Next here's Hilda from Over the Hilda.
She is sharing her stunning made-to-measure Anthony Peto hat. How marvellous is this leopard print boater, Hilda you've made a stunning statement with the hat and your super stylish coat - I feel red coats are the way forward this season, so Hilda you're spot on with yours.
Finally Anna from Anna's Island Style.
Sharing not only her style, but some artwork and stunning surroundings too!
Looking cheeky in this blue outfit, & with that cute bowler hat Anna we're seeing your original off-beat style that you create so well.
The links for these bloggers are listed above, so I hope you'll be visiting for more ideas.
Glad you could catch our fifth instalment and hope you'll get plenty of musings from me and my blogger friends. Let us know what styles you've been inspired by & maybe leave a link to a photo!!! 😁
Thank you Esther Ruby for producing such stunning photos again. x
Thanks so much for stopping by, I'd love to hear a comment from you.
Bye for now. X