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

Monday, 5 November 2018

One blouse three ways x two = six styles.

Hi there - how are you all?  What's happening in the world of over fifty blogging?
Well I can fill you in on what this blogger has been up to - let me know what you're all doing!

Back in April I got together with Gail (found on her blog Is this Mutton?) when we shared three different personal looks with one M & S blouse. We had fun with this idea and wanted to try it again - last month we picked several items from the online shop and with fingers crossed swapped our choices hoping we would again pick at least one item that we both liked!  Fortunately we did, so the two of us promptly bought the gorgeous red satin blouse and set about bringing it to life styling three contrasting looks.

This pretty blouse has umpteen looks just waiting to be found.  With cute round collar and long sleeves it has an interesting white floral leaf design over it making it eye catching and likeable.
The tiny covered buttons which are also on the cuff add an expensive feel to the soft blouse.  At £27.50 it's reasonably priced and is anything but average, scoring high in my fashion stakes.
The first choice is my beautiful red velvet skirt I got for Christmas from my beloved MIL.  This skirt just keeps giving and giving and you can see it styled various ways including matched with my denim jacketmonochromatic red and feeling Parisian.
Navy pull on boots from Clarks and a navy H & M jumper are all that's need to complete the first choice.

Are you a fan of the wide leg trousers?  I simply adore wearing them, they are so flattering for my pear shape, looking elegant, sophisticated & comfortable at the same time.  Mine are from Bonmarche earlier on this year & can be coupled with just about any top in my wardrobe - catch when I wore them with a pretty sunflower top.   This cream blazer joins the dots for a seamless combination.  Black, cream & red - complete with a little shimmer on my bag.

I'm often found wearing jeans, and have over 15 pairs to my name - so wearing this M & S blouse with jeans was a no-brainer for me.  I love the natural relaxed way this looks, how the soft satin feels on the skin, I'm sure this is going to be a head-turner when I wear it!  Finishing touches were beige suede ankle boots, but my Lotus Shoes red sock boots (as seen last week on Style not Age 'Frill Seekers') would also do the job nicely!

Shall we take a look at what Gail has gone for?
Here's her first outfit. I'd not thought about styling it with grey, but doesn't it work beautifully, with Gail's long duster style cardigan belted at the waist for a feminine silhouette.  Finished off with grey trousers and silver boots - propelling the outfit from finished to fabulous!

Gail is a girl after my own heart with her cropped kick flares, I love the frayed effect and finishing in just the right place to see those stunning red booties peeping out the bottom.  It's such an interesting look - I'd copy it in a heartbeat!  In fact this outfit is very similar to my last one, great minds think alike eh Gail?

Our blouse is work friendly too.  It looks stylish with a blue jumper over the top and matching slimline navy skirt, again we have gone for similar pairings, but Gail you've won hands down with your silver tights & attractive shoes!

Fancy seeing more of Gail's outfits?  Here's a link to her blog to check them out.

Let's us know your favourite outfit and what you'd wear with this pretty blouse, we'd love to hear from you.
Many thanks to Esther Ruby for shooting these pictures for me. Do stop by and check out her website, she'd be chuffed to see you there. Big hugs X
Hope you'll stop by again, until next time thanks it's been fun!
Cheerio. X



  1. Jacquii, you and Gail have done wonderful things with that blouse!!! It really can be styled up or down and even hold its own with a jumper over it. Great job, ladies!

    1. Super isn't it, so pleased with it. Thank for stopping by Kim. x

  2. It goes to show that with a little creativity, a blouse can be worn day in and day out yet so differently!!
    Lovely looks Jacqui!

    1. Many thanks Jodie, pleased with all the looks that are really quite different.. X

  3. Oh my how that blouse was putty in your hands! You've put together some great looks, who would have thought it would be so versatile. It's soul mate though just had to be the MIL gift. Great collab girls, x.

    1. Why thank you Mary - what lovely comments. Glad you like the blouse - it's a real winner. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  4. That shirt is a gorgeous colour Jacqui. I love the pleated skirt too xx

  5. I really like this top with your jeans. Very 70's. Lise

  6. Toutes les nouveautés de l'univers manga en France.

  7. Really super pictures Jacqui, you look so vibrant, the colours of the blouse really suit you! I love how you untucked it too, must try that. Here's to another collab soon!

  8. I love the pleated skirt with the top and well done for thinking of putting them together. But it really is versatile isn't it?

  9. What a lovely blouse Jacqui. You both styled it beautifully :) Thanks for sharing at #CreativeMondays

  10. Great colour on you Jacqui! I love the pleated skirt too. Christmas colours are going to be perfect against your skin xx Maria

  11. LOve these looks Jacqui and Gail! The blouse is very pretty! I love red- Looks wonderful with a blazer, and casual with jeans.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx


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