Morning my friends.
How's life treating you?
Just getting over the first batch of birthdays which has been fun. Saturday was hubby's so we had a small celebration with family and friends. Obviously there was a cake, and hubby was so impressed with the decadent cake my bestie and daughter made. I've included a photo to let you see how good it looked - and yes he's a big fan of Smarties!
Welcome to April's addition of Style Not Age collective - we have an interesting post for you all today. Imagine diluted Smarties, that's just what the collective are styling this month - PASTELS
This month's challenge was lodged in the safe hands of Emma - Style Splash, and whilst at first I found the title appealing - when selecting my outfit I found it way to hard. I'd got plenty of pieces in the wardrobe befitting the title, but when trying bits on found most of them way too big!! Now I know that's a good reason to buy something new, but on my recent visit into town I couldn't find much to tempt me into spending, except for these delicious pastel pinks jeans that I knew would work well with my long line pale green cardigan.
Shall we take a closer look at my Pastel outfit! I'd planned to wear a cream lace pencil skirt. It's been hanging in my wardrobe for a couple of years now, and having only worn it a handful of times I figured it was time to say hello to this fabulous skirt again. You guessed right - it was too big, such a shame because it is a real cutie. I'm on the lookout for a smaller size now - let me know if you see one!
So paired with the soft touch cropped trousers that I picked up in Next, was my long line cardigan. I've also had this a while now, and it's a winner for the length, colour and pretty pattern too. Catch when I wore it over my black and white flecky skirt, it also looks decent with white jeans and tee too!
How about the sparkly bag and pastel popping necklace? Both borrowed from my daughter and made me feel I'd been let loose in a sweet shop!
Let's take a look at how my colleagues attacked pastel picking.
First up is challenge initiator Emma -Style Splash. Sharing a charming creation of soft pastels and elegant trousers, Emma looks every bit the style icon - don't you agree?
Now here's Anna's interpretation, you can find more about her style on her blog Anna's Island Style. When I saw her multi-coloured jacket I was very envious - well who wouldn't be seeing her kaleidoscopic beauty - step aside Joseph!!
Lastly shall we take a gander at Hilda's delicate toned outfit. I'm intrigued to see more of this outfit, being my favourite colour - pink, I'll be nipping over right now to check it out - will you?
Find more about Hilda's outfit on her blog Over the Hilda.
Chocolate cake and Smarties - 2 of my favourite words! Now isn't it a stunning cake! I wouldn't like to say how difficult it was to make, but really looks effective eh?
Many thanks for stopping by today - so pleased you could join us all. Now don't forget to stop over my friends blogs to see more of their own personal style.
Be sure to check back with me on Thursday & I'll be announcing the winner of the Playtex Lingerie - fingers crossed if you entered it might be YOU!
Many hugs to Esther Ruby for taking my photos - fabulous as always. X
Bye for now. X