The weeks seem to have flown by since Christmas with the safe arrival of my grandson, school run duties and a skiing trip to France I seem to have been on the go for weeks. It's nice to now sit back and collect my thoughts.
I'm still having doubts about my blog though. Am I the only one to question myself? Am I doing the right thing, is my blog working, is it interesting enough? Then there's the comparing, comparing my content, my style & my photography (when I take photos myself). Shall I give up? Shall I carry on? Should I change things? If so what should I change? Gosh it makes me dizzy thinking about it all. In truth I have to brush it off and give myself a good talking to. I'm writing this blog for me, and if anyone joins me along the way then that's a bonus - right? So that being said I'd like to say a big "Thank You" to all who do follow along and support Mummabstylish - I really do appreciate it. 💗
How do you tackle your uncertainty?
One thing I am 100% sure on are these Vionic court shoes. I'd been ogling them on the website for months, and finally got my own pair a few weeks ago!
Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.
Vionic merge fashion with their trusted biomechanics resulting in not only elegant and stylish footwear but shoes giving maximum comfort too (a very soft, but supportive insole). The secret being a footbed which is injected with a breathable man-made & microfibre sock - do pop over and check out all the detailed information providing help for heel pain such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.
See my first pair of Vionic espadrilles that I wore nearly all the summer.
Being a big fan of animal print I've always been drawn to snakeskin, leopard or any of the other creature prints around, you can see just a few of my acquisitions here on a jumpsuit, here over a pencil skirt, also covering my cheetah print blouse. So you see it was the obvious choice to pick the Josie kitten heel court shoe*. (I lingered over the leopard print version but stuck to my guns with my first choice)
By chance I already had this over-sized clutch bag which matched the courts quite well, therefore this outfit's accessories were matchy-matchy which I'm okay with.
Guess what? The Josie kitten heal court* has been reduced to £60!! Apart from the fact they are so comfortable and supportive, come in 6 trend setting colours AND come in half sizes - yes you heard right. Why can't more companies offer in-between sizes?? So what reason could there be NOT to buy them - lol.
I literally grabbed this dress last minute when buying some Christmas presents - it called me as I walked past the sale rale in my local Bonmarche, there it was in a 12! (do you remember I've lost weight and need to replace some of my wardrobe?) Should I try? Would it fit? Without a second thought I popped into the changing room & slipped it on - it fitted beautifully, so feeling good knowing it was a size smaller than normal - I just had to buy it! 😊
I wore it for a works dinner/dance just before Christmas - but didn't manage to get any photos - too much dancing and drinking if I'm honest - ha ha ha!!
Happiness Boutique necklace - which I forgot to add when we took these photos - Derrr!!!
A simple plain black bangle and my latest faux leather jacket completed the outfit. Do have a look at the Vionic collection - they also have a men's selection as well.
Yay thanks for joining me today for the #Chicandstylish #Linkup.
Most favoured blog post from last week is Nancy wearing her Prairie dress from H & M. I know Nancy has marvellous taste as this outfit shows. I have the pleated skirt in this pattern, but seeing how lovely this looks I wished I bought the dress instead! H & M usually carry a theme through their pieces making it hard to make a decision on what to buy - Nancy you get top marks for your pick.
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Photos c/o Esther Ruby - thanks Hun. X
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