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Monday 30 December 2019

Style not Age - Winter Opulence.

Hi there,
Sorry to have been AWOL for the last week, I had planned posts to go live, but it seems 'life' got in the way!  I figured why stress out over blogging when the family are around and need me more.  But I'm looking forward to getting back to what I love doing.  I do hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a fun and prosperous New year.

So no time like the present to get back to work.  Today being the last Monday of the month and year for that matter, the ladies from the Style not Age collective are really pushing the boat out with Emma's challenge of ....
Winter Opulence.

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


Monday 23 December 2019

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!

Hi there.

Thanks for joining me today.
No post from Mummabstylish as I'm up to my ears in baking, cooking, preparing and enjoying the grandkids!
Whatever you are doing I hope it's fun and you get some quality family time with your loved ones.
I'll be back next week with the ladies from the Style not Age collective so hope you'll stop by to see how we tackle the challenge.


Thursday 19 December 2019

What to wear NYE - Leather Look Matalan Skirt - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello there .... hope you're surviving the Christmas preparations!
All going well with me, so far!

With new year fast approaching I'm thinking about what to wear for the festive night.  We are out with friends to a local pub, so it's not really a very 'dressy' night, but you know me always wanting to push the boat out as they say.  So here's one possibility of what I might wear.
"She's not wearing a dress"  I can hear you say!  Well yes I know I tend to wear dresses at every opportunity as they're so bloody easy to wear!  But when I was away with my sister last month, she showed me one of her latest buys - this leather look pencil skirt.  It's from Matalan and at a snip of a price £16, it has to be the buy of the season.  I tried hers on and it fitted!  Guess where I went the following week?  Yes you guessed right ... Matalan.  I figure it can be dressed up or down, here I've picked it up a level for NYE celebrations, but paired with a chunky jumper, thick tights and boots that will change the feel completely - what do you think?

Guess where I went the following week? 


Monday 16 December 2019

A snakeskin outfit from Outfit.

Hello there my friends.
Another busy weekend, which has been lovely.  I went to a 4 year old's birthday party on Friday, taking my grandson with me which was rather special.  He's just at that interesting age ... 2 1/2 ... stringing sentences together, quite literally jumping into everything and basically enjoying all he does - when he calls me Nanny he melts my heart. He's a cheeky chappy and I love spending time with him as I do all the gran-kids.

... when he calls me Nanny he melts my heart.

Saturday night hubby and I were out, out for drinks and dinner,  it was so nice to catch up with my sister and her husband and we certainly made a night of it - drinking way too much and subsequently having a really slow Sunday morning!  We were out for a friends birthday for Sunday lunch, what a delicious roast meal we had at Cafe and Kitchen.  Very often roast dinners out are just not like our own home cooked versions, but I can honestly say our meal was every bit as yummy.  You can tell I'm on the run up to the big day as my diet has gone out the window - I managed to demolish crayfish cocktail followed by roast turkey, roast potatoes, etc - polished off with plum crumble AND custard - I could hardly move after all I'd consumed and literally wanted to lay down and relax!!!  Guess what? I relaxed watching one of my favourite movies ..... Elf, brilliant fun, easy to watch and really one to get you in the festive mood. 🎄🎅🤶

Snakeskin is a neutral trend that's still at the forefront of fashion - complementing many a black outfit as well as loads of other colours (see when I wore a rust snakeskin dress last week).  I've got a few other items that work hard in my wardrobe and these shiny drape trousers are proving a welcomed addition too.  I'm going to have fun styling these again and again.


Thursday 12 December 2019

Another Rust Dress from Asos - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hope you're all okay.
Another week has passed since the last #chicandstylish #LINKUP and we're another week nearer to the 'big' day.  I'm feeling less worried than usual as I'm sort of sorted, with most of my presents bought and very nearly wrapped as well - how about you?
Today I'm sharing a dress that's been patiently waiting in my wardrobe since the summer.  I vaguely liked it on the Asos site when looking for something to wear for June's Style not Age challenge when I chose to wear scorching red as my interpretation of Flaming June!  Whilst in the thick of cold, wet and windy weather - a sweltering summer seems a lifetime ago!

But silver lining means the dress I bought that was way to hot then is suitably warm enough to wear now!


Monday 9 December 2019

Another look for my Vionic Trainers.

Hi there!
How's everyone doing?
Are you ready for the big day?
I'm still getting ready, busy buying presents, wrapping and sorting the final bits.  I don't have to worry about the menu as we always have the same!
I invariably make a chicken liver pate and smoked salmon pate, which is always loved and devoured by all the family.  Without doubt we have turkey, and usually buy two - one for the freezer to have over Easter.  We have roast potatoes, a baked red cabbage, plenty of vegetables, stuffing, pigs-in-blankets (both sausage filled and cheese too) Yorkshire puddings & bread sauce .... oh and I dare not forget ... the piece de resistance ... the TURKEY GRAVY!!!
Oh my mouth is watering at the thought, I can't wait!

Okay, okay enough about food - let's talk trainers.
You might remember I featured these last week and promised to share them again styled with my faux wax jeans, well here they are.


Thursday 5 December 2019

Vionic Trainers for Everyday! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
Hope you are well well.
It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas in the Mummab household. The tree is up, lights are hung and the presents are being bought as we speak and wrapped by hubby (when I can get him pinned down) - how exciting.  Are you ready and waiting, or leaving it to the last possible minute?
I'm not sure if I like this time of year or not!  There's always something to do, and my weeks are filled with shopping, wrapping and preparing for Christmas, along with my gym and dance classes fitted around housework and meal prep - I'm missing having time to relax and get things done at MY pace!  It will all come to an abrupt stop come 25th December, when everything has to be ready & eating takes over - I've already got my tins of Quality Street, Heroes and Celebrations ready and waiting - lol!!

Today I'd like to share some comfortable trainers with you. When the weather is better placed these are my favourite trainers to wear.  They're from a company called Vionic, and I've had the pleasure of wearing some of their footwear in the past which is an absolute joy. You'll be impressed with both these blue espadrilles for hot summer months & my cute kitten heels which are wonderful for nearly all occasions.

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


Monday 2 December 2019

OASIS Party Dress Styled Three Ways!

Wow how did we get to the last month of the year?  It seems like only yesterday I was busy helping plan my daughters wedding!  It was a wonderful time, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I've still to do a post on it, but want to get it just right - it's a work-in-progress post!
Well party season is right on us now, and you may have already started your festive celebrations.  I have a few occasions to don a sparkly dress and wear some party heels, and am always on the lookout for just the right dress.  With a dinner - dance coming up along with a couple of nights out, I was thrilled when Oasis asked me to style an outfit three ways for the festive season and immediately found THE dress that would suit all the occasions I had planned.

... immediately found the dress that would suit all the occasions I had planned.

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

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