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Thursday 28 February 2019

Lounging around in a Lounge suit - #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning all.
Everything going well in the land of Mummb blogging.  I've been having a lazy few days, which were much needed I must say.  The past few weeks have gradually slowed down and I've been able to concentrate a little more on blogging without feeling guilty that I should be doing something else.
I've been taking advantage of wearing this lounge suit to sit back and unwind in.

Now I have to hold my hands up to say I'm off skiing again for the weekend so this will come in handy for my Apres ski antics.  I'm off with hubby for a cheeky little jaunt to the ski resort of Valmorel to enjoy the slopes one more time this year - that's if the kids let us out the country! ha ha ha!


Monday 25 February 2019

Style not Age - Spring Green's from Next!

Welcome everyone - new & old I'm pleased you are all here.
Today being the last Monday of the month means it's the turn of the Style not Age ladies to take center stage.  This month's choice worked out to be mine.  I wanted a title that portrayed the new season so decided on this ....
Spring Green's
Now the title was set I started looking in the shops for something that I could use for the challenge as well as wear throughout Spring and Summer too!  Could I find anything in the shops? In a word NO - feeling fed up I trotted into Next and there it was staring at me - this pretty green dress with a flower pattern over it.  I picked up a 12 and a 14 and made a beeline for the changing room.  The 12 fitted superbly and I loved it the minute I slipped it over my head.  I didn't hesitate on putting the 14 back whilst heading for the till.  I knew I'd got plenty of boots & shoes that would complete my look, so after buying some cheap earrings in Primark my job was done!


Thursday 21 February 2019

Playtex Lingerie - Did I Didn't I? #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning, how are we all doing?
A little nervous to share this post with you today.
You see for the very first time I'm styling lingerie, yes an over fifty year old styling lingerie!
I jumped in feet first without thinking of the consequences!  I'd been approached by Playtex Lingerie asking if I'd like to feature some underwear on the blog.  As I said I sent my affirmation without too much thought, once the pieces arrived and I started wondering just how I would style them, I know it's not hard - just put them on and take photos - right? wrong!  How shall I pose? How much do I show? What will people think of my body? Where shall we take the shots?  I have to say I had a few days worrying about it all!

Let's see did I or didn't I??

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


Monday 18 February 2019

Style Steal - 400th post!

Welcome to the 400th Mummabstylish blog post!  Quite a feat in my book. With many highs and lows, I'm actually rather proud of my little baby, my fashion from an over fifty point of view & even though there's been times I wondered why I'm bothering - I actually love what I'm doing, it's given me my identity back so for the foreseeable future I'm staying put!

I'm off shopping today, going to check out what's new and hot.  Will be posting on my IG stories so do take a look.  I need to find accessories for the green dress I've purchased for the wedding I'm attending next month.  I think I might go for nude, but will see what grabs my attention.
Another busy weekend working in the garden on Saturday, we're hosting our daughters wedding in May so the garden needs to be in tip top condition which means cutting and shaping the boundary hedges to a more manageable height, along with flattening more of the garden ready for grass seed.  We're having a marquee with all the trimmings, & since the new year it's becoming very real.  We will be celebrating a wedding and seeing our daughter move on - yikes!  I've got to fit in mother of the bride dress shopping, and I've not got an iota of what styles or colours I want so will be starting with a blank sheet!  You'll all be the first to know when I eventually do find 'the outfit'.

Today is also the Mummabstylish Style Steal.  With so much inspiration from your blogs it was hard to chose a candidate.  Who do you think I've copied this month?


Thursday 14 February 2019

Skiing, Ballet and Ballroom + #chicandstylish #linkup

Hi there - hope you over fifty fashion bloggers are well.
Happy Valentines day to you all too!
Not something I participate in as I feel I don't need a special day to celebrate my 'beau' but love hearing stories from people who do - so good luck and 'carry on valentine-ing' my friends. Mwahh 💋
What I do join in with is #linkup's and it just so happens my #Chicandstylish is live right now so do add a post of two.

This is what you might call a 'catch up post'.  With the busy times I've had since Christmas all these occasions have been on my blogging 'to do' list since then!


Monday 11 February 2019

Leopard and Leather, what better combination?

Hi there lovelies, how's it going in over fifties land?
Another busy weekend starting on Friday evening.  Did I tell you I've started Ballroom dancing?  So far I've been to three classes and absolutely love it.  Every year watching Strictly Come Dancing I really want to tread the boards and learn to ballroom, so when my best friend asked if I'd like to join her I though what the heck and just went for it!  Forty five minutes of learning basic steps, ending in dancing to music for about 5 mins at the end of the class, the teacher and his wife take turns in partnering the singletons which makes me feel like I'm actually dancing properly.  Watch out I might make SCD one day - well if a vlogger can compete there might be a chance for an enthusiastic blogger eh?

Saturday I had my third adult ballet exam!  It's only taken us about a year to learn an arm sequence, foot enchainement and a short dance - you'd have thought we'd had to learn a full on ballet!  Finally it all came together and the numerous "have you practised" "I've forgotten it" and "what do we do next" calls from the past weeks evaporated!  We all remember the steps and flew through the routines.  I'll keep you posted as to how I got on as soon as I find out. 🤞

With animal print still very much in the limelight, I bought this sassy little leopard print tee shirt from H & M before my recent skiing holiday.  Keeping it plain with black easy to wear pieces, and there's no better companion to leopard print than leather look accessories namely my new faux jacket.


Thursday 7 February 2019

Paisley Blouse with Grey Trousers + #Chicandstylish #linkup

Morning, hope your weather is playing fair.  It seems we have one awful day with wind and rain beating down on us and then another day that's sunny but chilly.  I always seem to pick the first one to take photos on!
I had a super day on Monday taking photos with Esther Ruby, alas the weather was a pain so we shot them indoors!  Looking forward to seeing them as I ventured into the lingerie world eekk!  Sharing a set that was gifted to me from Playtex.  I'll be bravely sharing this post in the next week or so once they've been studied, checked and certified in detail! Lol.
Today I was left to my own devices as all the children were out at work so I've been shopping for a few new bits - shush don't tell the family as I've just had a wardrobe cull!!  Mind you I haven't actually parted with anything yet, it's still all in a pile.  I might just be pulling some bits back again as I've seen some similar tops in the shops today - well they might just come in handy again one day!

Here's part of the outfit I wore - well just the blouse really.  I picked it up in H & M just before departing for my skiing break, I think It will go well with jeans which is just what I wore it with all day.  Anyway that's an outfit for sharing another day.  Here's what I will be wearing when the weather gets a tad a lot hotter.


Monday 4 February 2019

The Sunshine Blogger Award.

Hi there lovelies - thanks for stopping by my over fifties blog today.
Not much to report since last week really.  Saturday I popped to my local T K Maxx for a browse, but couldn't find ANYTHING I liked - yes hard to believe.  I searched all the departments and came up with zilch - not even a bag caught my eye!  Maybe it's because I had money to spend - does that ever happen to you.  Money in your pocket = can't find a thing, no money = plenty I see, plenty I want and more!  Sunday afternoon I was invited to a Baby Shower.  Have you ever been to one?
I might feature it in more detail in a future post, but here's what I wore to an event I'm proud to say two of my daughters planned, bought for, made for & organised.  It was a brilliant success with mum-to-be and guests thoroughly enjoying themselves.

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