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Monday 29 October 2018

Style not Age - Frill Seekers!

Good morning.
How are you?
Being the last Monday of the month means today's feature is the ladies from the Style not Age collective.
My turn this month, and I've had this one up my sleeve for a while - Frill Seekers!  Obviously going down the frilly route and as this particular fashion is still popular it wasn't difficult to find my outfit.  Having already got plenty of frills in my wardrobe I ditched them and bought something new.  Two reasons - the first being you've seen all my frilly pieces on the blog already - I didn't have anything new to share. Secondly I needed an additional dress to take away to Abu Dhabi next month.  Resulting in buying a new dress with frills that I could take on holiday.

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

Thursday 25 October 2018

Monochrome with my blue pleated skirt - #chicandstylish #linkup

Hi there, how you over fifty bloggers doing?

Do you recall I shared the fact I'd been dieting?  I've actually been on the Ketogenic Diet, now I know some of you will say it's not a good diet, but honestly it's the only one I've lost this much weight on.  It really is down to changing one's mindset.  I've been raised having carbs with every meal, sometimes carbs on carbs!  But all this stopped a few months ago and I'm really pleased with the results.  There's plenty out there on the web to point the right direction, with substitute recipes for almost everything.  This evening I had shepherds pie, the mash switched to cauliflower mash smothered with cheese.  I can still have the odd G & slimline T, and really the only things I've missed is a curry, rice & the odd prosecco!  I did have a cheat meal last Saturday and relished the takeaway I'd been hankering after.  So whilst I carry on finding these tasty meals and shed some more pounds I can feel happier & slimmer in my clothes and any that are too big I can enjoy shopping for new ones - win, win!! 😉

On Monday I featured my Style Steal, sharing a copied look from my blogging friend Anna.  Let me know what you thought of my bright version of her vibrant ensemble - I love hearing from you.
I mentioned I'd got another style waiting in the wings for my blue pleated skirt and here it is...

My monochromatic outfit was easy to style from picks in my wardrobe and fortunately the separates matched perfectly.  With the drape of the blue and white scarf I was good to go!


Monday 22 October 2018

Style Steal - Pink and Blue - my kind of colours.

Morning lovelies.
Hope you're well.

So happy you've joined me today  - since it's the third Monday in the month I'm sharing a Style Steal.
The two colours I'm featuring today really are two of my favourite ones - pink, always has been & cobalt blue a recent addition.  I tended to steer towards red when I was younger feeling it went better with my colouring, but since seeing a program on tv a few years ago I've somewhat changed my mind.  The stylist showed that with a bit of a tanned skin blue can look just as good if not better!  I'm not even sure that pink suits me really but as it's always been at the top of my colour chart I always gravitate to anything in it's tone, and I love it so basically it has to suit me! Lol
So let's see what I'm talking about.

I've been styling this dainty pleated skirt a different way each month and there's another look coming your way on Thursday, but I wanted to use it today for this Style Steal too - so there's two looks with this Primark skirt in one week!  Kind of a twofer.  Also see it previously styled with a mustard lace top and worn casually here. 

Thursday 18 October 2018

Eva Trends cotton & lace dress - #chicandstylish #linkup

Hello and welcome to the blog.
What's happening in your world?
Still enjoying some warm weather here in the UK, honestly I don't know what to wear from one day to the next!  Yesterday I opted for white three quarter jeans and a sleeveless top, but felt slightly out of place because everyone had jumpers and dark jeans on, yuck!  Today opting for my stripy wide leg ankle swingers from H & M (recently reduced to £12 & they actually look great) and a tee shirt with my denim jacket, but I felt slightly chilly - please mother nature make up your mind!

Last week was such a busy one, with an even busier weekend, so this week it's been nice to slow down slightly, catch my thoughts & do a bit of day-dreaming.  I'm dreaming about my next holiday - we've booked to go back to Abu Dhabi with the same 6 friends and I literally can not wait!!! In my mind I'm perusing what dresses to take with me, along with everything else I might need, swimsuit, day dresses, something practical and respectable for days out & trips to the mall.  This is where my last piece from Eva Trends comes up trumps.
Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.

For the second time this month I decided to step away for my usual look and feature another smock style dress from Eva Trends.  With some mixed feedback about the last dress, I'm not sure this is a style I'll go for again.  It's not really making me feel confident, but I love the look of the dress especially the block of lace on the hem, so what do you all think? Will it make the cut and be added to the suitcase … 🤔

Monday 15 October 2018

My weekend antics and #wiw

Hi there, how are you all my lovely over fifty blogging friends?
Busy weekend for Mummab!  Meeting a friend for cake and a cuppa on Saturday with an exhilarating walk along the seafront to work it off!  My little town was absolutely buzzing with people everywhere.  It seemed like a summers day especially with the delightfully warm wind blowing off the sea.  People were sunbathing on the beach, although I didn't see any swimsuits.  Ideal weather for flying kites, & I saw a couple of bright flyers swooping and soring high on the breeze.
Stopping in the aptly named Windy Corner Café for an acceptably large piece of Lemon Drizzle and Polenta cake - naughty but oh so nice! Washed down with plenty of tea.  Nice to catch up with a friend like this and it was such a treat because it's not something I'd normally do on a Saturday!
You'll never guess what I did on Saturday night!  It was Esther Ruby's birthday and she had a silent disco!  Yes you heard right (sorry - excuse the pun!) a silent disco.  With personal headphones and a choice of three music channels to dance the night away!  I did think I'd end up in the front room listening to the juke box with the oldies, but had a really fun time dancing and singing all night!  When a new song came through there was lots of pointing, mouthing and pulling one earphone off to shout "switch sides" "hey this is a good one" or "I love this one". Although it was hilarious when I took the earphones off and I could hear everyone 'humming' and 'singing' to their own personal songs! Out of tune & drone came to mind - ha ha ha!

Here's what I decided to wear.  Because of the unexpectedly warm weather on Saturday night I chose to wear a sleeveless top over some black jeans.  I picked up some boots in Florence and Fred (I'll show these in the next few weeks) on Friday and couldn't wait to wear them, super comfy soles meant I could and did dance all night!  These aren't in the photos because I hadn't bought them when they were taken.  The tassel ankle boots look great too so I could have worn them, but they aren't quite so great on my feet!


Thursday 11 October 2018

Feeling relaxed in a Maxi Dress #chicandstylish #linkup

Good morning lovelies.
How's it going in blogging land?
We've had glorious weather today, I even managed to get the grass cut good and short.  It was hard work, but so nice to be out in the warm air and sunshine - such a shame it's the end of the season and not the beginning.  I do hope we're not in for long cold Winter again!

Over fifty doesn't mean you can't step out of your comfort zone and try something different.
That's just what I did when I picked this dress from Eva Trends.

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


Monday 8 October 2018

Michaela Louisa worked for me!

Hello, how's it going in the over fifty fashion world?
I've had a wonderful weekend, attending my niece's wedding.  I love getting dressed up for a special occasion.  Being around the people I love makes it all the more special.

Here's the outfit I chose to wear.  I looked and looked all over the high streets, wanting to stay away from the Wedding-ey 'Mother of the Bride' shops - I feel anything with wedding in the title puts the price up considerably!  So after retuning too many times disillusioned by the high streets and malls I turned to online shopping!  Yes I know I hate shopping this way!  I know it's the way of the future, but I love to see and feel garments, hold them against me, see if the colours suit me and generally have fun looking! Retail therapy IS good for the soul.


Thursday 4 October 2018

Eva Trends White Shirt - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

How are you over fifty bloggers - what fashions are you styling this month? Let me know by adding to the #linkup below.
Does anyone else seems to be getting busier and busier?  My life seems to be one long thread of hustle and bustle - I'm far busier than when the children were younger and at school.  Or is it that I can't handle it anymore? That said I've had a couple of days that haven't been so manic so I got a lot done, those little jobs that seem to get neglected and forgotten.  I've posted a few bits on Ebay, delivered a charity bag & generally sorted through clothes and shoes I've left out over the last few weeks!  It's nice to catch up every once in a while isn't it?

Today's outfit is pretty casual, something I'd normally wear from day to day.  A smart but reliable look, that never really goes out of fashion - yes jeans and white shirt.
You may remember I recently shared some pieces with you from the huge selection at Eva Trends.
My lovely lace dress, cotton coverup and a long line cardigan.
These three items proved invaluable over the past summer months and you can check them out again by clicking on the link. X

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

You can never go wrong with a white shirt can you.  We've all got one or two holding pride of place in our wardrobes and this Eva Trends Hugson pleated white one* will be no different for me.


Monday 1 October 2018

Another look for my blue pleated skirt.

Hi there. 👋
Hope you're well.
So October has definitely arrived, it seems we only have to use the word Autumn/fall & it's well and truly upon us.  Have you put your heating on yet?
Today I'm sharing another look with my charming pleated Primark skirt.  Last month I wore it casually with baseball trainers and a jean jacket, but today I wanted a more elegant style.  Paired with trendy mustard, I'm hearting how nice it looks.  I have to add it's somewhat a copy because my first dabble with mustard and blue came from my Style not Age companion Emma from Style Splash!

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