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

Thursday 30 May 2019

Neutral crops & OTS Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends, how are you doing?
I'm just about starting to come back down to earth after the weekend of wedding celebrations.
It ended up a two day event with friends and family returning on Sunday to finish off the last of the drinks along with a hog roast.  It's been a hectic, emotional and draining weekend, but am so pleased with how it all went.  I'll be posting a blog about it very soon, just need to see the photos and get into the right frame of mind start it!

Until then how about taking a look at another outfit I've recently come across.  I found the cropped trousers lurking in the wardrobe.  I bought these from M & Co, these are nearly the same, a few years ago as i'd lost some weight then and needed some new pieces.  With me gaining weight they gained a back seat in the cupboard and have only just been re-introduced after my weight loss - I can see why I wanted to buy them as they are nice and casual for everyday wear, but with the addition of a smart blouse can be transformed to a somewhat dressier affair - maybe lunch with the family, or drinks with friends.


Monday 27 May 2019

Style Not Age - Recycled Fashion!

Hi there my friends.
Hope you are all well.
I'm probably still on cloud nine after my daughters wedding aka THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR!
Now I'll be clearing up the mess from two days of partying - wish me luck.
Last Monday of the month can only mean one thing - Style not Age Challenge.
Set by my lovely blogging friend Anna  - Anna's Island Style  & I have to admit to not giving 100% to this challenge.  To be totally honest with all the wedding stuff going on I completely forgot!
So without further ado, here's my burnt offerings for .....

Recycled Fashion.
I had a multitude of ideas for this month's challenge, none came to fruition due to wedding preparations, so I will have to save them for another post.
My rushed response settled on the outfit I wore on my recent trip to Spain with the 'hens'.
I took three outfits for the evenings out and one had been recycled from the charity pile, so is sort of recycled if you like!


Thursday 23 May 2019

Bonmarche Biker Jacket - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
How's everyone today.  I'm running around like a mad person - finishing the last minute bits and pieces BEFORE THE WEDDING!! Yikkes!!
I had planned to get all my blog posts ready to go, but as usual I've left them to the last minute and am keeping busy busy until everything is sorted.  I toyed with the idea of not blogging for a month, but with FOMO in my head I've carried on - do you have FOMO???
Fear of missing out - I haven't got it bad at all I just like to stay involved and keep up-to-date with you my fellow bloggers.  I like to know what people are doing and wearing, just so I can get ideas and keep abreast of the latest 'real' fashions.  I'm not an avid follower of magazines as such, just like to peruse and see what's on the horizon, then I put my spin on it.  So I'm here to stay for this month at least. 🤣

So today let's talk about this cute little jacket....
I'm delighted to be collaborating with Bonmarche again.  Having worked with them in the past they are proving to be up there with the leaders.  You can check out my previous choices here.
Last week in stripy trousers, last year in a very cute jacket, skirt and blouse & in Spain being spoilt in the sun!

You won't be surprised to know this jacket isn't any different with fabulous quality, on trend style and in-your-face colour.  My pick is not only serviceable, but stylish as well.

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


Monday 20 May 2019

Floaty Dresses for Summer - Style Steal.

Hi there.
So excited that you've joined me today - it's not only my May edition of the Style Steal, but also my brand new series of COPY CAT!!! YAY!
I'm so pleased to tell you that I have a wonderful blogger friend join the series today - do read on to see who it is. X
Anyway back to my Style Steal.  I could have chosen a number of bloggers to copy this month, but one lady in particular caught my eye, she was wearing the classic floaty dress that will be on repeat by everyone I reckon.  So my "twin" is based around her summery dress.


Thursday 16 May 2019

Bonmarche - Stripy Trousers #Chicandstylish #linkup

Morning my friends
How are you all?
I'm still in a pre-wedding frenzy, running about here, there and everywhere getting the last few pieces of the wedding puzzle sorted.  I know the day will be here before I know it, and all too soon it will become a distant memory, so I want to try and enjoy what I'm doing but that's easier said than done!
We've had the 'Hen' weekend, which I will be sharing in the next couple of weeks, my outfit is ready and waiting, the hair and makeup has been booked - along with my nail and spray tan appointment. Caterers are sorted I just need to finalize the drinks and a few other finishing touches then I'll be wedding ready.  Wish me luck to get it all done my friends.

I was recently in contact with Bonmarche & it couldn't have come at a better time.  Having lost weight in the past few months, many of my clothes are now too big.  I've been adding bits and pieces to my otherwise sparse wardrobe, so these stripy trousers are a welcome addition for me.
As you may well know I love wide leg palazzo trousers, finding them flattering and comfortable.  These are no exception, and will give tons of options for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

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


Monday 13 May 2019

Suits Me!

Hiya my friends.
How are you all?
Currently I'll be sipping cocktails by the pool laying in the sunshine topping up my tan!  I just need one good reason not to go home - lol  Please don't make me!
I've bought a couple of new pieces to take away with me, and seeing that my god-daughter is with me I'm hoping she be able to take a few shots in the idyllic surroundings so I can share them with you on the blog.

But today let's talk about reviving an extremely old outfit that's been patiently waiting at the back of my wardrobe.  Having not seen the light of day for some years now I felt it was the right time to attempt to get back into my suit.  Only trouble is it's gone the other way now and the trousers are too big for me!  I bought this trousers suit back in 2012, although after having a conversation with Esther I thought I bought it in the 90's - the memory isn't all that good then eh!


Thursday 9 May 2019

Well deserved Time Out with the Girls #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Hi there my friends.
How are you all doing?
I'm frantically getting ready for a weekend away with the girls, so today's post will be short and sweet.
I've not packed yet, but know exactly what I'm taking so it's just a case of fitting it all in.
Various bikinis and swimsuits with cover-ups, a pair of comfy pool sliders, three dresses/jumpsuits, a pair of shiny sandals, shorts, tees and a beach dress should have me just about sorted - what this space to find out if I resisted the urge to pack more!


Monday 6 May 2019

Black, Mustard and an Eye Catching Jacket.

Hello and welcome to the blog today.
What have you over fifty bloggers been up to?
Another long weekend to enjoy - here's what I've been up to.
I've had a really girly weekend with my daughters, you see my hubby and the boys have been on the 'stag' weekend, and by the time you read this i'm hoping they get back safe and sound!

Saturday I managed to get loads done, trimming the hedge took little over an hour so I'm happy with that, left me more time to catch up on some YouTube videos, spent a bit of time playing around with my hair, and putting makeup on.  Been nice to have a bit of me time!

Saturday evening was spent with my daughters and grand-kids eating takeaway and talking wedding.
Sunday we went for another dress fitting, it's all starting to feel REAL now, and I have to admit I'm a tad apprehensive at the thought of my middle daughter leaving home - albeit three roads away, but that's for me to deal with and work through.  Sunday evening was a real treat as my gran-daughter came for a sleepover, luckily with Bank Holiday Monday and hubby still away, there was no school and enough room in the bed for the pair of us, this is obviously the plus side of having empty nest syndrome - grand-kids come along and fill the gap!! Whoopie!


Thursday 2 May 2019

Chanel Style Skirt - #Chicandstylish #linkup

Morning my friends.
How are you all doing my over fifty blogging friends?
Enjoying the warmer weather I hope.  There's nothing better than sitting in the garden with the birds singing and sun shining, when the days become longer and more attractive to work outside.  Our garden is starting to come together, after spreading seeds and tidying the pots.  I'd love to have a fully laid out oasis, but they just take so much time to look beautiful.  I'm going to start small and work my way up to that!

A few weeks ago, Esther and I took advantage of the beautifully bright day and headed to the surrounding fields.  I wanted to share what i'd picked up in the M & S sale, so with no rain and a sunny climes I ditched my jeans, unveiled my legs (very white legs) and wore this skirt!

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