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

Monday 30 July 2018

Style not Age - Not square with Gingham!

Hi lovelies.
Thanks for visiting today.  The Style not Age ladies are sharing their latest collection today.
Hilda's choice, which is rather an interesting one this month …
Not square with Gingham.
I've only recently jumped on the gingham bandwagon, therefore have only got two items in my wardrobe.  You may well remember seeing three ways with my gingham crops - which I absolutely love.  I also have a rather easy wearing cold shoulder top too!


Thursday 26 July 2018

Re-living Ibiza. #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello my friends.
Hope I find you well.

Seems like my holiday to Ibiza was years ago.  When in fact I've only been back a couple of weeks! Isn't is a shame how long we wait for holidays to arrive, then no sooner do they transpire than we are back home, back to work and back to normality - feeling like we've never been away!

My weeks holiday in Es Canar with the family was a knockout.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my time away.  The weather was amazing, the food - well the food was appealing, varied & plentiful, the drinks flowed and the company was brilliant.  All of this made even better upon the surprise arrival of my youngest daughter!


Monday 23 July 2018

Style Steal - White Linen.

Hi there my lovelies - how are you all?
Thanks for joining me today, you're just in time for this month's Style Steal.  If you're not a regular visitor to my little blog let me explain what my Style Steal is.  Every month I try to emulate another bloggers outfit, sometimes a pretty good copy, other times I might just use the same colours with a different angle.

This month has proved rather a difficult one.  You see I've spotted plenty of pretty & stylish outfits, but they all seem to have components that were out of my grasp!  That was until I saw my delightful friend wearing a crisp cool pair of wide leg linen trouser with a dainty slip of a top.
I have had a pair of linen trousers hanging in the wardrobe for ….. well for years!  See when I wore them with my black and white Jaeger top.  My pretty floral top was bought for my recent holiday to Ibiza - blog to follow this week.
This was still too warm to wear so I switched to white shorts for the rest of the day.  Much cooler!  I'd wear this for an evening out with friends, it's such a relaxed look and the linen trousers can be worn with just about any top.


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!! 😍


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.


Thursday 12 July 2018

Asos if you're Over Fifty - Yes! #chicandstylish #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!


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.


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.


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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