Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - What real women wear!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Another look at The Bias-Cut shirt. #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning, thanks for visiting my little blog space.

Today I thought I'd share another look with my Bias-Cut Shirt.
I don't know what was going on with my hair when these shots were taken, although it was raining, so my hard work of drying and styling were somewhat wasted!
Anyhow - I felt like channelling my inner 'Anna' and doing a bit of pattern matching - please say I've got it right!!
I knew this shirt would work perfectly for many different looks, and figured I could wear it as a jacket.  I picked this dress, but was unsure what the result would be - I reckon it's worked though as I quite like the look.  I definitely needed the extra layer as the rain had made it a little chilly!  My dress is from Matalan a couple of seasons ago, and I have to say I love wearing it.  The thin straps are just the job for hot weather, and the full skirt gives movement and swish when I walk, creating a little breeze wherever I go.  It also makes a lovely circle when I spin round - not that I do it that often, only when my grand-daughter is around - she loves a dancing dress!! 😍


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Monday, 16 July 2018

Sharing my Ralph Lauren Sunglasses.

Hi there, how are you?
Today I thought I'd share a recent birthday present with you.
When my birthday arrived back in May, hubby treated me to a couple of fabulous items, & I knew I wanted a new pair of sunnies, but couldn't find any in our local town.  We decided to have a look at the airport the next time we went away,  I didn't have long to wait as we had a few days in L'Escala a week or so later?  So arriving at the airport I perused the duty free sunglass section. (Love doing this, don't you?)
Here's my choice.


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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Asos if you're Over Fifty - Yes! #chiandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my lovelies.
Today is my 32nd wedding anniversary.   It only seems like yesterday I was planning my wedding.  Five children, two grandchildren, two dogs, four houses, umpteen cars, plenty of holidays and a lifetime of happy events, all shared with my gorgeous hubby.  My oh my how the years seem to go by quickly!
Maybe he will be taking me out for a special anniversary meal, but let's just wait and see.
If he does, I've got just the dress to wear! Have you heard of ASOS?


I purchased this ASOS dress last year, happy that they proved a point back in 2017.  Being familiar with this company and assumed (wrongly) that their clothes were only for young girls, probably because my daughters' bought so much of their wardrobe from them, how wrong I was!  You don't have to be young and carefree to wear these clothes!

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Monday, 9 July 2018

Something to wear for an evening party.

Hi there - what you all up to?
Home after an exciting week away in Ibiza, back to washing, ironing and catching up on everything.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been doing too, so I'll be working my way through your blogs throughout the coming week.


Now the hot weather has finally arrived it's making me think of what to wear for evening parties in the summer.

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

I'm hooked on these Vionic sandals! #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there lovelies.  How are you my friendly over fifty bloggers?

Are you on a summer holiday, looking after children/grandchildren, working or studying?  Whatever it may be I hope you're having fun.
I'm just about surviving the boredom of drinks on tap, delicious food, sunshine (hopefully) laughter and playtime with the kids.  Yes you guessed I'm still on holiday with hubby, my eldest and her family.  Sorry if I'm rubbing it in 😋  Do stop by next week to find out how it all went. X


Today I thought I'd give another look to a recent acquisition to my shoe-collection, these Vionic espadrilles.

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Monday, 2 July 2018

"Out of Office" Tee shirt with DIY frayed Jeans.

Hi there my lovelies.

As the title says I'm 'Out of Office' today and for the next few days because I'm on holiday in Ibiza with hubby, my eldest, her hubby and my two grandchildren.  Rather a different holiday to my usual carefree weekends away, but I'm going to enjoy this one just as much if not more!
We're on an all inclusive hotel, which caters for families, so although that's the case, because it's still in term time, there won't be too many older kids around.  There's a fun swimming pool, with lots of water features and play areas, so I'm sure the kids will be having plenty of fun in the sun.  I'm hoping to visit the beach as the hotel is just next door, but princess keeps saying she doesn't like the sand in her toes (who does) & my prince will probably be eating it!!!


Today as I'm out of the office (house really 😂) I thought I better show you my recent purchase that came back with me from my recent trip to L'Escala.

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Sunflowers with mustard culottes #LINKUP #chicandstylish

Hi there, how are you all?
I'm counting down the days till Saturday as I'm off to Ibiza.  I'm so looking forward to getting some sunshine as my tan is starting to get noticeable - well through squinty eyes, in a dark room and wearing white! 😆  No really I've been away a couple of times already & we've also had some sweltering weather recently so I've got a bit of a base!

Are you a culotte wearer?  I myself love them but have got only three pairs.  I'm needing to add to my wardrobe, but haven't found the right ones yet.  I fancy a patterned pair, either floral or maybe a stripe.  So I'll be scanning the stores next time I shop, until then I'm showing off my mustard pair that came from the sale in George - a store where you can buy a little frivolous fancy at the same time as buying your milk!

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Monday, 25 June 2018

Style Not Age. The shirt - a Wardrobe Staple!

Hiya.
Thanks for stopping by today.  You're just in time to see what the Style not Age collective are sharing this month.
You may have seen some of our previous challenges, but if not don't worry you can still catch them by clicking on the following links.  See us styling our Jumpsuit's in MaySharing our rainbow outfits along with Going dotty for polka dots!

This month is a little bit different.  We were approached by The Bias Cut and took on the challenge of  The shirt - a wardrobe staple  all of us were bubbling with excitement to get the task started.  So without further delay let's see what's been created.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Vionic Sandals - comfort all day long! #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning, welcome to my blog today - how are all you over fifty ladies doing?

Today I'm so excited to be sharing these oh-so-comfortable espadrille sandals with you.  I was recently in contact with Vionic Shoes* and after scouring their website I settled on these darlings.  Drawn by the colour and the ankle tie ribbon.  I've heard so much about this company and wanted to find out for myself just what all the fuss was about!

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



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Monday, 18 June 2018

Style Steal - White, Denim & Tan, what better mix?

Hi there lovelies.
Thanks for stopping by.  Can you believe it's the middle of the year already?  Only a few days before we have our longest day!  I always feel rather sad when getting to this point in the year because although we have a long hot summer in July and August to appreciate (who am I kidding - lol), the nights gradually start to draw in, meaning we're heading towards cooler weather, shorter days and Winter.  But let's not get ahead of ourselves there's still plenty of warmer, sunnier climbs to enjoy. What's more I've got a whole mountain of summer clothes to wear, and a week in Ibiza too!
Here's my latest Style Steal featuring a look that screams summer - a white dress.


Who can go wrong with a white dress, a denim jacket, tan accessories and a pretty turquoise necklace?
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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Wide leg trousers & Cold shoulder top. #LINKUP #chicandstylish

Morning, are you ready for some w - i - d - e  leg trousers?
I do hope so because I'm sharing these extra wide floral pair today!  Also the #chicandstylish #LINKUP is live today, why not add a post of two?


I had these wide leg trousers for quite a few years now, the girls bought them for me a few birthdays ago.  I consider them quirky and they come out to play every once in a while.  Today I've paired them with this gorgeous, deep coral pinky red top.  I bought this especially to wear with the trousers, picking out the flower perfectly.  I also like the cold should box style of this pretty top. Making it a summer must-have!

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Best of the last six months.


Hi there lovelies.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Just back from a fabulous few days away  I feel it's going to take me a little while to get back to normal, although I'm fully refreshed as I knew I would be.  The weather in L'Escala was very favourable for me and I spent three wonderful days lounging on the beach.  This destination is more like going home rather than a holiday.  I first visited Spain way back in 1984, when three important things happened to me.   Getting engaged to my soul mate, buying our first house together and travelling abroad on holiday with my now hubby.  Plenty of things there have changed over the years, and I have some amazing memories of brilliant holidays with my family and close friends.

First day going to the beach ….


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Thursday, 7 June 2018

TK Maxx for dresses #LINKUP #chicandstylish

Morning my fellow bloggers.

Thanks for stopping by today, although I'm away for a few days I've still managed to get a blog post out today, woo hoo!  I'm not sure how because I've been soo busy!  Birthdays, nights out and generally running around like a lunatic!
I'm sure at the moment I'll be sunbathing on a beach or sipping a sangria in the bar, either way I'll be relaxing I'm sure!  Sorry don't mean to rub it in lol, but this over fifty blogger needs a little R & R.


Packing for any kind of holiday or long weekend always brings it's own little problems, and I always seem to struggle with what to select.  Getting it wrong more than I get it right!  I either pack to much, not enough, the wrong choice, or just the wrong season, lol!

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Impromptu nights out & Hokey Pokey Ice Cream.

Hi there lovelies.
How are you all?
Another birthday is being celebrated today, my youngest son turns 21!  I still can't believe he can be that age especially as I'm still only 18. 😂
I've had a brilliant weekend, you know when nothing is planned and then last minute someone suggests an impromptu walk along the seafront with a few drinks along the way, culminating with dinner in a local restaurant.  Yes we've all had one of those, well sometimes they can be the best nights by far - can't they?


With the weather reaching the high 20's it felt like I was on the Mediterranean rather than the English Channel!  I even went out without, yes you read correctly without a jacket.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Lanhydrock NT + #chicandstylish #LINKUP


Morning lovelies.
Glad you could stop by today - please do read further and join the #chicandstylish #LINKUP with a blog post or three!


Last weekend I had a little break in Cornwall.  We took my mum to see her brother and have a couple of nights in the fabulous Pencubitt House, which is situated in Liskeard.  Arriving after a journey lasting roughly 7 hours (yer … I know a long journey) which included stopping for lunch, I had well and truly earned the G & T that was waiting for me!

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Monday, 28 May 2018

Style Not Age - My Jumpsuit Joy!


Hi there ladies, how's May going for you?
Today It's time for May's Style not Age challenge.

I've been away in Cornwall for the weekend with my family & only just got back!  After the busy couple of weeks I've had lately it's been nice to take time away to collect my thoughts and relax a little.
The stunning Pencubitt House which is situated in Liskeard played host this weekend.  I enjoyed the surroundings of the countryside in Cornwall whilst partaking in drinking large G & T's, wine and wonderful food - well someone has to! 😉 The silence interrupted by the distant mooing of cows, the flapping and swooping of the swallows building their nests & our intermittent laughter! I'll be sharing a post about my weekend away soon, so hope you'll watch out for that one!
Back to the Style not Age Challenge ….



May's task fell into the lap of Anna.  My Jumpsuit Joy has been one of my favourite challenges so far, and I jumped in (sorry) with two feet.  I did think I'd be buying a new jumpsuit as you've seen all my collection already, here's my snakeskin choice, orange is the new black pick & finally my faux velvet style steal.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Eva Trends Lace dress, #LINKUP #chicandstylish



Morning lovelies.
So pleased you've joined me today.  Along with the #chicandstylish #linkup I'm sharing my last piece I received from the vast choice at Eva Trends. Having already shown you my previous two choices Cool, crisp linen dress and throw on & go cardigan, I feel I've saved the best till last!


You all know I'm a big fan of lace having worn it umpteen times in the past see, my black lace dress, this pretty lace top from Spain, wearing pink lace for a wedding & my lace patterned skirt.
             
When this caught my eye on the screen, I didn't realise quite HOW nice it would be!  Screens never really do outfits justice do they?

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Oh cheeky I'm stealing TWO Styles!


Morning lovelies.
How are you all?
Ready for a Style Steal?  Last month I missed this feature for no reason in particular, so as soon as I spotted two of my favourite bloggers wearing this colour combination for Ada's birthday party earlier this month I knew I had to try and emulate both their styles. Yes two styles, I'm trying to make up for last months missing post!


So do you know who's style I have copied this month?  If you've seen either of these bloggers you'll understand just why I wanted to steal from them.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Bright Floral Skirt + #LINKUP #chicandstylish


Hello lovelies and thanks for joining me today.
You've found me on the #chicandstylish #linkup, so please do join the party and link up a post or two.
Today I thought a floral skirt might go down well.  I bought this from Primark a few weeks ago for only £13!!  Drawn by the bright flowery pattern I had ideas to wear it for April's Style not Age challenge, but opted for these plisse cropped trousers instead.



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Monday, 14 May 2018

Eva Trends - Linen Beach Cover-up.


Hello there lovelies.  How's your month going?

Last week I shared my casual but elegant longline cardigan with you, I've still not bought anything else to 'go' with it, but have seen a pretty pleated skirt in the same colour, but don't think that will look right!  I've also seen a few cute tops that will look stunning, so watch this space!

Remember a few days ago when we had sunshine? Erm it's that big yellow ball in the sky lol 😁 Well that was probably our summer and I spent an hour or so by the beach with Esther taking photos!  This is one of my shots, what do you think?
I do hope that's not it!  I want to wear this beach cover up again and in the UK not just when I'm on my holiday!
Eva Trends have an exciting collection of tunics and dresses, & whilst scrolling through their range of linen items I was drawn to this appealing number. I remember a linen tunic cover up my friend had worn on holiday over a bikini and had liked it, so without any more musing I ordered it.


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

Whether you're looking for dresses, cover ups or pretty little tops Eva Trends might have just what you're after.  I'll also be sharing a stunning lace dress with you soon, I wore it on Saturday night and got so many compliments I was blushing - or was that the copious amounts of prosecco??

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Eva Trends - Throw on & Go! #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to my over fifties blog.
How've you all been?  Has the weather been kind to you?  We've had a mini heatwave here in the UK, but I wouldn't be surprised if we're back to cold weather soon - that seems to be the 'norm' atm!
After the four family birthday's of previous weeks we have a bit of a lull in the MummB household, that's until next week when there's three in a row mine, princesses then eldest son's!  Gets to be an expensive month I can tell you!  Just as well mine is first - lol 😏
Having recently been contacted by Eva trends who have a stunning collection of garments ranging from stylish dresses, unusual tops and outwear including jackets, coats and cardigans.
I wanted to share my latest addition with you.

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



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Monday, 7 May 2018

Calla Shoes for Bunion Sufferers or not!


Hi there, thanks for stopping by my little blog space today.
Did you visit on Thursday?  Not only was there the #chicandstylish #linkup, but also my first ever Giveaway - a chance to win a personalised map location heart frame.  This stunning and unique keepsake will be a charming addition to your wall space, so hope you'll hop over and enter.
After a lovely long bank holiday weekend that's still in full swing, I'm making the most of the decent weather & chilling with the family in the garden with a BBQ.
Saturday was also spent in the garden, grass cutting, hedge trimming, weeding and cleaning the conservatory - crikey how did that get so dirty!
Saturday night we attended a friends 65th party - surrounded by friends, plenty of fizz and a boogie to the band - yes they had a band in their kitchen!  After the late night it was nice to have a Sunday morning lie-in.  In the afternoon we met friends for a couple of drinks by the sea, finishing off the afternoon with some of the family at my daughters for a BBQ - yes two in one weekend!  This weather is really making me show off!


Can I ask you a personal question.  Are you a bunion sufferer?
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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Bombus - Giveaway + #chicandstylish #LINKUP


Morning lovelies.

How are you?
I have a very special treat to share with you today, a chance to receive a stunning piece of artwork in my first ever Giveaway.  It's also Thursday which means time for the #chicandstylish #linkup, be sure to add a post my over fifty blogger friends - well everyone really. 😉

I was recently contacted by a local company that my god-daughter works for, and
if you like both unusual and meaningful gifts or ornaments then this is the post for you.

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Monday, 30 April 2018

Ready for another way with my Red Pleated Skirt?


Morning everyone.
Hope you are well.
Want to know what this over fifty fashion blogger has been getting up to?  Read on to find out more.


My family are well into the season of family birthdays, we celebrated hubby's birthday on Friday, with all the family round to help us enjoy a few drinks & nibbles along with a little dancing to the jukebox (catch my weekend at a Jukebox Fair here).

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

100 Years of Family & Fashion. #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning, I hope I find you well my friends.
What have you been up to?  With the sunshine making a very welcomed appearance everything seems to look better and the positivity just flows.  Isn't it funny how sunny climates make everyone feel happier and act in a more friendlier way.  People smile, want to chat and generally seem to be in much better moods.


Last weekend we were away again overnight - I know cheeky aren't we?  Some of the positives of having older children are that we can catch up with friends and family without having to worry about getting home for the children, cooking for them and ferrying them around - lol.  Although I do worry about my little doggie Roxy, she misses me when I go away, so I leave strict instructions what to do with her, when to feed her & to make sure she has a walk and plenty of water!
We went to Brighton to a Jukebox fair, both our friends have Jukeboxes that take vinyls, so they enjoyed looking through the boxes of records at the fair. We have one that's on a computer chip, so we were just as happy checking out the various stands and watching the couples jive to the live band.  Every time we go (we've been three times now) we say we're going to learn how to jive, but as yet no one has committed!
Having a Jukebox is good fun on a night in with friends or family, we throw some stunning dance moves I can tell you - especially after a few glasses of vino!

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Monday, 23 April 2018

Style Not Age. After the rain comes the Rainbow.

Hi there my friends.  How have you been?  All good I hope.

As with all my challenges, as soon as I hear the subject I find I'm stumped, no difference with the latest Style not Age task either!  This was Emma's choice and very apt I might say, due to the weather changing from plenty of rain to lots of lovely sunshine.
My blank mind didn't last long because I remembered the pretty rainbow shoes I acquired from my daughter whilst tidying out our garage.



Check out my first outing with these pretty rainbow shoes where I wore them with white jeans, chunky red jumper and my daughters rainbow scarf.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Bonmarche Wide leg & Sunflowers #LINKUP

Morning lovelies, are you ready for the #chicandstylish #linkup? 
I'm looking forward to seeing your offerings this week, I'm sure they'll be full of sunshine and bright colours, but if not don't worry because I love seeing all your looks!

Today I wanted to show off this beautiful sunflower top, if this doesn't remind us of lazy summer days, I don't know what will!  Although I'm hoping the weather yesterday was a sign that it's changing for the better, I was so bloomin' hot, all the doors and windows open it was a real treat!
I had the pleasure of looking after my prince and princess yesterday as mummy and daddy had to go out.  Well it was full of laughs - mostly at my expense!  Spending about 10 minutes trying to put up the buggy - why are they so difficult until you realise just how easy they are (upon checking YouTube lol)! 
I also spent about 20 minutes looking for my phone, convinced princess had hidden it.  I could hear it ringing behind me but could not find it ... yes you've guess, it was in my back pocked - one red faced nannie right here! 👋 ... he he he.


How pretty is this Sunflower Bardot Gypsy* top?  When asked to pick a few items from the latest collection from Bonmarche I was stunned at the amount of goodies I wanted!  They really have upped their game over recent years and it's shining through in all the garments. Here's my previous choices.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

M & S Blouse three ways or more!

Hi there lovelies, how you all doing?
I have to say I've had a wonderful weekend, you might be thinking I been out shopping, out for a interesting evening or spending the night with great company, eating gourmet food and drinking delicious wine, but you'd be wrong.  Actually I've been gardening with hubby and then sitting on the sofa watching TV with a takeaway!  I've had a brilliant weekend.  The weather was delightful, warm and sunny with a real Spring feel which is about bloody time really!  Better weather always gives me a spring in my step along with renewed energy that evades me over the winter period.  We managed to cut the grass, trim the hedge and generally tidy up some of our over-grown garden.  So happy with the results, but there's still a lot to do.



Do you remember the pretty lilac blouse I purchased from good old M & S?  Turns out my former 5Over50 colleague Gail had bought the very same one!

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Kent & Sussex Steam Train. Weekend away. #LINKUP

Hi there, thanks for joining me today, are you going to join the #LINKUP I do hope so!

You might recall last Saturday I spent the night in Tenterden after spending the evening travelling on the Kent and East Sussex Railway.  We were celebrating a special birthday of a close friend and the weekend certainly was a celebration.  Arriving mid-afternoon we had a quick look around the town, stopping for a drink in a local hostelry.  If you follow me on IG you'll have seen I found the house my Nan lived in, having last visited her when I was roughly 8, I congratulated myself that everything was as I remember!  I longed to knock on the door and have a look around, but thought that rather cheeky so didn't do it!  I have many happy memories of afternoon tea around her coal fire, albeit rather strong tea for a child!  Thinking it funny to have a coal scuttle in the kitchen and coloured glass (yellow I think) in the bathroom window!  She always had potted Hyacinths on the table, and to this day every time I smell one it takes me back to my nans front room!  Strange how aromas evoke feelings and memories as soon as the smell hits your nose!


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Monday, 9 April 2018

Bonmarche Skirt, Blouse & 'must have Jacket'.


Morning ladies,  how's it going?
Things are going well for me.
I had a wonderful night out on Saturday, we stayed in Tenterden, which is about an hour away from where I live.  Our evening plans were to ride on the Kent and East Sussex Railway which included a five course meal.  Pop back on Thursday for the full post plus the #chicandstylish #linkup

Recently I was very kindly asked to pick a few pieces from the new Bonmarche Spring collection and this jacket was top of my list.  Laurie from Vanity and Me Style also has the same jacket - great minds eh?  I have to say it's definitely the 'must have jacket'* of the season, and if you want a new jacket and only buy one I suggest you pick this one!  Season appropriate because it's going to compliment more-or-less any outfit.  You can dress it up with a flattering skirt or dress it down with jeans.  Have you guessed I love my new PU addition? PU-abulous!! Lol



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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Lotus Shoes - Houston Handbag #chicandstylish #linkup


Hello lovelies, hope you're having a fabulous week.
Rather enjoying the fact that it's been a short one after the Bank Holiday on Monday.  Meaning the weekend is nearer which is great as hubby and I are having a cheeky night away.  We'll be boarding the Kent & East Sussex steam train for a journey and meal, with a night in the local hotel.  I'm looking forward to enjoying the company, atmosphere and gourmet meal.  I'll be sharing this weekend jaunt in the next couple of weeks.

Another exciting day on Friday as it's my grandsons first birthday!  Wow that year went quickly.
So with some fun times coming up I'd like to share a fun bag with you.


On Monday I featured the fabulous wedges I've been sent from Lotus Shoes and today it's the Handbag's turn.
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Monday, 2 April 2018

My Lotus Nude Wedges - the perfect shoe!

Happy Easter Monday everyone.
How are you all doing?
With the weather still doing it's own thing ( it's getting boring now!)  I just had to break out a spring outfit, in hope to maybe tease the weather into changing for the better!
Having had a wet beginning to the Easter weekend I hoped for a brighter day yesterday, when I had arranged a mini Easter Egg Hunt for my little princess.  As it turned out the grass was way too wet for any fun and games so we resorted to hiding the eggs indoors.  She had a great time searching for the chocolate eggs and she ended up with some twenty odd yummy eggs in various sizes culminating in a large white chocolate bunny hiding in a cupboard!  So after a busy weekend of her first trip to the cinema to watch Peter Rabbit,  picking her own Easter egg (two really) on a shopping trip with me and grandad, finishing with the Easter Egg Hunt she really has had an egg-citing Easter! Sorry. X


Last year I styled a chambray shirt dress.  I'd wanted something in this soft denim drape for a long time, and it took quite a few shopping trips (such hard luck - lol) until I found the right one.  Pop over and see how I styled it last April with tan accessories and my basket bag.

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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Frilly Shirt & Grey #ChicandStylish #linkup

Morning lovelies.
Hope you are well.
On Monday I hope you caught my post featuring the ladies from Style not Age group.  Our task, set by me, was Polka Dots!
I bought two tops, one the cute yellow top from Zara, (that you can see here) the other a dainty blouse from H & M. Initially I had in my mind to return the second blouse, but I tried it on, & now I'm not so sure!
I thought I'd put it out to you lovely readers to decide whether I should keep it or not!




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Monday, 26 March 2018

Style not Age - Dotty for Polka Dots.

Hello my over fifty and over forty friends & everyone else too. 😍

How are you all?
I can't believe how quickly this months challenge has come round!
Yes it's the Style not Age monthly post and I'm in the driving seat.
My brain has been working overload to find an interesting and topical prompt.
..... and so it appeared after running through a few web pages.

Dotty for Polka Dots.



Polka dots are spreading like measles spots, so why not join the party and invest in an item or two. I bought two tops for this challenge, but as soon as I put this outfit together I knew this was the one.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

White with a Kimono & #chic&stylish Linkup.

Morning, hope you're well and ready to face Thursday.

I'm overwhelmed at the amount of lovely bloggers who joined me on my first ever #linkup.
Chic & Stylish went live last week without any hitches - phew, how did I manage that!
So you've arrived in time for the next one and I do hope you'll be adding a post for me to read. X


I don't know about yours but all my Spring clothes are just begging to be worn!  What with snow, rain, wind and a little sunshine I don't know whether I'm coming or going.
So as they are begging to be worn, that's just what I did.
The sun was shining (well sort of) when the photos were taken, so it felt perfect to wear white.  I've started to adhere to wearing them in winter as well as the other seasons, it's what you pair with it that makes it work, oh and the weather has a hand in the decision too!
I wanted to feel brighter and this gorgeous kimono did the job.
I bought this from TK Maxx over a year ago, and as they are back in fashion, were they ever out? it seemed the obvious choice.  And the colours, aren't they striking?  Love the fringing, again this is back on trend - giving sass with a boho feel.
My jeans are a straight leg style which I'm preferring to the usual skinny jeans I wear, more flattering & a little more sophisticated.  The sleeveless sequined vest top wasn't really warm enough, but I'll happily wear this when the weather changes, at least my kimono kept the chill off whilst taking these photos!
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Monday, 19 March 2018

Style Steal - Pale blue and pink.

Hi there, March Style Steal has arrived! 

Who's style have I chosen this month?  I'm really happy with how this copy looks.  These sweet soft pastels remind me that Spring is only round the corner - hurrah!

With awful weather in the cold winter months, the only thing that seems to lift everyone's spirits is some pretty spring-like colours, as well as a holiday if you're lucky enough! 😉



I do hope you stopped by last Thursday, my first linkup was in full swing, I'm so grateful for all of you who added a post - there were plenty to look through with some wonderful styles and informative blogs to peruse over.   Another #chicandstylish linkup will go live on Thursday - maybe you can stop by too. X

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Here's my Red Pleated Skirt Again #Chic & Stylish Linkup

Hello & welcome.
A very excited MummaB greets you today.
I've finally jumped onto the Linkup bandwagon.  Today I'm launching a brand new Linkup.
I know all of you are #chic&stylish, if you'd care to join in I can see all your latest looks, and so will everyone else!
Hopefully things run smoothly with no issues or problems, let's keep our fingers crossed for that then hey?



But before that why don't we take a look at today's outfit?

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Monday, 12 March 2018

What i wore with Jacquard trousers.


Hello and welcome.

For the mums in the UK Sunday was a very special day - Mothering Sunday, I hope you were spoilt with cards, flowers, gifts, dinner and love.   You can read below what I received.  I was, as always, very spoilt!
What did you get up to over the weekend?
Well I actually didn't do much!  On Friday evening hubby and I met up with the group of friends we went to Abu Dhabi with.  We had a little reunion drink in our local pub, with a delightful meal as well.  Chatting about our previous holiday, made me want to go back!




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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Leopard Print with Green?


Hello lovelies, how are you all?

How's you week been? I have to say mine has been a mixed bag, back to my keep fit and dancing classes - whoopee, but also catching up on my washing and ironing too - what a bore!
So glad the weather has got warmer, we nearly reached double figures when the photos were taken - woo!,  therefore jacket weather!  Is that a fluke, are we getting another bout of cold weather?  No thank you we don't want more beasts from the east arriving,  I want to break out the spring wardrobe - especially my peep toe booties that I bought towards the end of last season, having seen some lucky ladies in hotter climbs donning there's I want to wear mine now!

Trying out a new combination today, how about green with leopard print?  I was looking on Pinterest and found a few inspiring outfits with said green and leopard.  I wanted to try it out.
I 'found' this skirt in my mum's wardrobe & wore it with her stylish blouse the other day.  It dates back from the 80's, so fits nicely on the waist, which is quite flattering as it holds everything in!



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I started with the skirt & leopard scarf, then following my friend Anna's advice I threw some pieces on the bed to see what would work, hey presto this is what emerged!
What do you reckon?
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Monday, 5 March 2018

Chiffon M & S blouse cream/Lilac


Hello lovelies,
How are you all?
Finally seeing some better weather is peeping it's head round the corner - yay!
Whilst out shopping a week or so ago I was looking to buy a floral dress, I ended up buying something online that I'd seen in H & M, but passed on.  You must see & like this blue dress that  I ended up buying and was a really great choice.


Anyway I digress and what I did come home with was this ....

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Pretty in Pastel Pink. Co-host on TFF

Hello - how are you?
Welcome to my 300th blog post!  How did that happen? Although it's been taxing at times, I've actually loved every minute of it, here's to the next 300!!

Finally feeling back to normal and ready to embrace Spring - please *drumbs fingers on table* please!
Have you been buying for the next season?  Let me know what you've bought, I'd love to hear.

Today you've found me co-hosting on the Thursday Fashion Files with Carrie, so glad you could join me, there'll be plenty of exciting and inspiring blogs to peruse so hope you'll add your blog to the link-up then I can see yours too!  It's nice to stop by & leave a comment or two.


Today I wanted to show you my chic French jacket and belt I bought on my skiing holiday back in January.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Fun with Fur from the new 'Style not Age' group.

Welcome and thanks for stopping by - you've dropped in on a great day.


With saying a fond farewell to Gail and Laurie from the 5Over50 collective, we had a fabulous time sharing some snazzy, sleek and stylish outfits over the past few months.
Anna, Hilda, Emma and I are glad to welcome you to our brand new collaboration. 
Style not Age.
Having found ourselves in midlife we're all enjoying the 'best years of our life' & we'd like to share our styles and designs with you so hope you can join us for the ride - it's sure to be good fun!


Style not Age is such a meaningful title, where our style is the important issue, not our ages!
We are four ladies, of different sizes, ages, shapes and styles with one thing in common - we love fashion and dressing with vogue.

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Style Steal - White Jeans & Leopard Print.

Hello, thanks for stopping by - welcome to my blog for the mature lady (well for everyone really).

Catch up with previous 'steals'  July,  August,  September,  October,  November,  December, and January.


My Style Steal today is from a gorgeous lady from across the pond in North Carolina, with a love of fashion in common I've wanted to try and 'copy' one of her styles for a long time.
Meet Jessica who you'll find creating stunning outfits at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish you'll see on her blog she really is both of these.

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Forever Fierce - The Midlife Revolution!

Hello and good morning on this special Forever Fierce Monday.
I'm very proud to say I'm taking part in the The Forever Fierce Midlife Revolution, I hope you can follow along because there's some awesome ladies, with amazing stories to read about. 
I was asked by Jodie from Jodie's Touch of Style to join the fierce group, I'm very proud to say I jumped in with two feet!



But first a little about the last few days.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Good night and Sweet Dreams.

Good morning and how are you all?

Getting back on-track slowly but surely, I just wish this bloomin' awful weather will do one!  It's either really cold or pouring with rain - who wants to get dressed up to the nines in weather like this?  I do try, like today I was indoors in the morning, so popped on my gingham cropped trousers - thinking they'd look super cute with my black suede ankle boots, wrong choice as I was freezing when I popped out to run errands and buy ingredients for dinner.  It was blowing a hoolie, with the wind whipping around my ankles like nobodies business,  I was even asked if my ankles were cold by a shop keeper!  That'll teach me - jeans it is next time. Huh!!! 
On the plus side my dinner choice was banging 👏 homemade Meatballs and Spaghetti, even though I say it myself, I can cook awesome meatballs!  (If you fancy trying them yourself, pop over to see my favourite recipes section to find the recipe.)


Today I'm sharing an awareness post  -  Bladder weakness.

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Readers.Com - Happy Eyes, Happy Wallet.

Hello from Mummab ... how are you all?


Some twenty years ago the idea that I would need glasses for reading never occurred to me!  Naive or stupid?  I'm not sure but now some years later glass for reading is a fact of life.  I actually hate having to wear them, specs on the end of my nose confirms just what age I am.  I've tried contact lenses which I would opt for, but feel because I'm only working indoors, doing housework or blogging it's just not worth it.  So glasses for reading it is then.  If I have to wear them, I'm going to look stylish doing it!

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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Another way with my Red pleated skirt.

Hi there.

I'm very slowly getting back to normal and can't believe how a cold can knock you for six!
I came down with this unwanted ailment last week after retuning home on a high from skiing.  I managed to get all the washing done, except some ski gear and had even managed a cycle class!  then it all went to pot.  I knew I was getting something, but hadn't guessed the severity.  I wouldn't say I had the flu, but certainly was suffering a very bad cold that did necessitate me to stay in bed for a couple of mornings - dragging myself up to then just lay on the sofa - yes that bad!




I'm usually a very 'well' person, always seems to avoid the coughs, colds, and upset tummies that make the rounds most years, so when I am struck down I hate it!
I hate having no energy, no oomph to get things done, not wanting to eat and feeling tired - it's just not me and I'm glad to see the back of it!

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Monday, 5 February 2018

I'm sick - 'cough cough' !!

Morning all.
Well my end of week/weekend have all rolled into one!  I've been in between the bed and the sofa for the past few days, struck down by the lurgy!  I'm not sure it was the flu, but a cold has never made me feel like that before!  Unfortunately having promised you and myself plenty - basically nothing has been done, no blog, no photos, no housework, no cooking and ... hold on a minute .... no eating (well a little) ... I must have been poorly because I always feel like eating!!



So trying to get back to as normal as possible today,  All I have to offer are my three top outfits from January.


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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Cheery red in a dreary Feb!

Hello there, how are you all?

How come when your come back from a winters holiday things seem very dull and boring?  With no sunshine to brighten the day, way too much washing and ironing to do, with no sign of another skiing holiday to look forward to, & I feel a cold is lurking around the corner!

What's the best thing to do when feeling low - dress up in bright, radiant colours of course.  I really wanted comfort today, yes I really wanted to wear my tracksuit all day and lounge on the sofa.  To be fair I didn't have a hard day, just housework and lunch with my mum 😁.
Back to what I wore, jeans - stretch at that!  Comfy boots, long sleeve pain grey tee shirt and it had to be my bold, vibrant red jacket, that cheered me up no end, that and a chat with my mum!



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Monday, 29 January 2018

Dark floral tunic with Jeggins & long boots.


Morning, how are you all?  What you been up to?

Back from my holiday with mixed feelings.  I simply love skiing and hate to leave such stunning scenery after having so much fun on the slopes, but I need to rest my achy legs - this fifty year old is not used to such an exhausting activity.  Can I have a few days off and go back again please?  Pretty please? 🤣


Since arriving home I've been checking out your blogs and have seen a lot of you embracing the latest Pantone trend of violet.  Never having worn this colour, so not knowing if it would suit me or not. Luckily I found this tunic blouse with the colour picked out in the pretty flowers and leaves over it.  I thought it would be perfect to add the trending tone to my wardrobe.  Here I've worn it over black jeggings & long black boots.  I'm loving the dark florals that have been exploited this AW season, they bring a feminine feel to many a dull outfit.
I've been happy to wear both floral trousers and a decorative jacket in recent months.


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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Blue and Green should never be seen!

Hi there, how are you?  I'm still enjoying the slopes in France, I'm here for another couple of days, so I'm actually really good. 😉

I heard it said many times before that 'blue and green should never be seen'!  After seeing other bloggers addressing this issue & subsequently poo pooing the idea - because actually it worked and looks great too!  So I've tried these colours together and really like the outcome. To think all those years I've avoided pairing them - shame!


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