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Monday, 19 August 2019

Dressing like a Deck Chair! Style Steal.

Morning all.
How are you lovely lot?
All good here, just wishing the weather was a bit nicer for us, it's making me think about Autumn clothes and I really don't want to be thinking about that yet!  But what I am thinking about is how the hell I can do a Style Steal without a steal?  Well technically that's wrong because I do have a steal - I just don't have a photo of the steal!!
Confused?  Read on my friends.

Well technically that's wrong because I do have a steal - I just don't have a photo of the steal!!

I'm a huge fan of Instagram (catch my stories here), scrolling through looking for ideas, commenting on lovely outfits, make-up designs and beautiful destinations.  Whilst looking through some time ago I spotted a gorgeous lady wearing a really interesting dress.  I liked and commented and that was as far as I got.  Imagine finding the dress in my local H & M - in the sale for like £8 I jumped on it, not really knowing if the strange-but-exciting style would suit me.  Well you can let me know what you think, but I'm rather taken with the 'deck chair' pattern and unusual design.


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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Black and White from Roman Originals - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends, how's over 50 blogging land?

How have we arrived at Thursday Already!  The days seem to be going by so quickly!  August has been a busy month for me, with plenty of birthdays, appointments and happenings filling my time.  We have a family gathering on Saturday which I'm really looking forward to, I have a couple of things to prepare and bake, but with everyone bringing something with them it makes it so much easier because it's not just down to one person to do the catering.  Fingers crossed for good weather, but I fear it may be a wet day with everyone indoors!!

Does anyone else love to have their other half pick something they like for you to wear?  I adore when I shop with my hubby and he points to a piece he likes.  We seem to have slightly different taste when it comes to what I wear but whenever I put on what he chooses I like it!  That's just what happened when we went to our local outlet just before our recent holiday to Majorca.  Hubby wanted to get some shorts from the Ralph Lauren shop and I just had to partake in a little peruse of the Roman Originals store - like you do!
I needed another one-piece to take away on my trip, so when he pointed to this black and white shirt dress I just had to try it on. Here's the exact dress if you're taken by it like me!
Roman Originals have a big collection of dresses, skirts, tops, trousers and jackets and I always find at least three of four pieces that I love.  I wouldn't say I'd pick the shirt dress immediately, but willingly tried it on to find I loved it.



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Monday, 12 August 2019

Floral Trousers with a new purchase from Zara.

Hi there - thank for stopping by this morning.
My weekend has been a rather quiet and relaxing affair, with heavy winds ruling the play on Saturday I failed to get the grass mowed or the hedge cut with my new trimmer.  I did have a nail appointment which was probably the most exciting thing to happen!  I received some tongs from Hot Tongs in the post and managed to have a practice curling my hair.  Without using any product along with the windy weather it didn't last too long!  I may even try to do a blog post about them, but will see how I get on with them first.

As the weather has taken a change for the worse it's made me think of my Autumnal wardrobe, so today's outfit is one that will definitely be worn come the next few months when it's going to be cooler.
You might remember I wore these floral trousers earlier on this year when it was much colder here.


I've got my share of jackets hanging in my wardrobe, and this long line blazer was picked up in the Wallis sale earlier this year.  I know it's boring beige, but feel it will go with so many of my outfits and give them longevity into the cooler months.  How cute is this similar version from Marks and Spencer?

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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Lotus Sandals with Bright F & F Jumpsuit - #chicandstylish #linkup

Morning lovelies.
Hope you're all well.

With it being 8th August already I thought I should get this post, featuring my latest jumpsuit out before the weather changes and the Autumnal transitional period begins - although fingers crossed there'll be an Indian summer on the cards for us in the UK!
I picked this bright floral number up in my local F & F, needing an extra item to take on holiday.  This one ticked all the right boxes for style, colour and length - it's just got me written all over it!
So it was a real bonus when I realized my latest heeled sandals from Lotus Shoes complimented it perfectly!

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



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Monday, 5 August 2019

My Striking Necklace by Eternal Collection.

Morning all - how's everyone doing?
What did you get up to at the weekend?
Saturday, among other things, I looked after my grand-daughter and grand-son whilst my daughter took her young 2 year old to the barbers.  Him not being a big fan of having a hair cut, he ... how shall I put it ... screams the place down, and fights to get outta the chair!  So she has to bribe him, hold him, and try to calm him down so he can have it done - anyone else have that problem?  However on this occasion he was on his best behaviour & his long locks were trimmed in no time.  She returned to mine to spend the rest of the day with us before leaving with only two kids as princess was mine for the night - yes she was on a 'sleepover' with nanny and grandad.  😍 We all managed to stay awake until 9.30 when we all went to bed!  Rock and roll eh?
Sunday morning I was wide awake at 7.00am .... no I was fast asleep and didn't really want to get up! Regardless - princess & I got up and had breakfast excited to get ready for a family bbq.  I shopped for the ingredients for Vanilla Cheescake and Profiterols along with meat (way too much as usual).  Another fabulous day with nearly all the family, aren't they the best times!  What did you do at the weekend?  Do let me know in the comments box, love to hear from you.


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


Eternal Collection are a family run business based in rural Highland Perthshire, UK and offer a fast and friendly service from beginning to end.  There are plenty of options to customise your choice & all the pieces are carefully packaged in well presented gift boxes, which make receiving an item an exciting experience.  I'm hoping you saw me unwrapping my stylish gift - very pleasant indeed!

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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Calla Shoes Three Ways - #chicandstylish #LINKUP


Hello, welcome to the blog my over fifty friends.
How's it going in your part of the blogging world?
Two things I want to share with you today - first being the #chicandstylish #linkup party - carry on reading to find the link!  More importanly I'm excited to share a wonderful pair of sandals from Calla Shoes today.
Having such an exciting & stylish pair of sandals to show off, I wanted to let you all know that they're so versatile there's loads of outfits to let them shine in.  I've three different looks I want you to see - let me know what's your favourite my friends.


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


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