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Thursday 27 February 2020

Grey Culottes with Lemon Yellow - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my lovely friends.
What you been up to?
I've been trying to dodge this awful weather, it's been horrendous!  Have you been touched by the weather recently?  I do hope you're staying safe and warm.

I was taking about my recent purchase from Primark last week.  The soft grey culottes will work wonders in my wardrobe, and I've been scouting around looking for other options.  I've noted a few, so will be checking them out and sharing them over the next few weeks.  Now here's my first variation for my grey trousers that have a faint white check over them - lemon yellow.


Monday 24 February 2020

Style not Age - Flower Power.

Hi there my friends.
Thanks for popping by today.
You're just in time to check out the latest offerings from the Style not Age collective & guess what?
We have a new member!
A big warm welcome to Gail - Is This Mutton.  If you don't already follow her blog you might remember she was an original member of the 5 Over 50 group.  So she's back with us to share her take on our monthly challenges

Let's waste no time in getting to the challenge.
It fell into the lap of Hilda this month and she's given us a popular choice for the new season ...
Flower Power
Florals play an important part in every season, but I have to say Spring florals are my favourite.  Spreading a happy vibe when worn, they can't help but make us think of warmer weather and bright flowery gardens, bee's and birds floating on a warm breeze & that's where I got my incentive from.


Thursday 20 February 2020

Grey Culottes with Soft Pink - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How is blogging land going?
With half term this week my ballet class isn't on, so along with the fact that my spin classes have been stopped due to the room being refurbished (that's another story) I've enjoyed being a little more relaxed and have spent more time indoors - which is just as well as the weather has been atrocious!  I've been blown into the middle of next week when venturing out and my hair has looked, how shall I put it .... like I've been pulled through the hedge backwards. 🤣  Now with weather playing 'unfairly' I've been pushed into a corner and had to wear sensible jeans and boots, but literally can't wait to start wearing more 'season appropriate' clothes like my new culottes I recently found.  I have been a huge fan of them, but since losing weight mine are too big so have been looking for replacements.  Over the winter I have tried to stick to a neutral colour palette wearing rust, tan and blue among other shades, so felt a change was needed.  I spotted these grey culottes in Primark so popped them into my bag knowing I had a few options to play with at home.
Here's the first .... grey with pink. 💟


Monday 17 February 2020

My Wardrobe Staple - Jeans.

Hi there my friends.
Have you survived Storm Dennis?  It's been a a bit of a washout weekend, the highlight being a family birthday party on Saturday evening and Sunday dinner with my daughter at her house.
As usual Saturday night was a brilliant evening with our family and friends. They have a jukebox which always attracts a lot of attention - it's a push button style that uses actual 45's records and is from the 1970's.  We played songs from the 80's from Abba, Barry Manilow & The Jacksons and also older songs from the 60's and 70's.  They also have one that's wall hung that's a much later style and works through a computer, there are hundreds of tunes from all genres which is incredible for someone like me who likes a mixed bag!  Anyone who likes the sound of having music played on a jukebox I've checked out this one on Amazon which is a really modern up-to-date model, it'll complete your bar or function room with retro style & amazing choices of thousands of songs at the click of a button.

Esther and I took full advantage of Friday's weather and popped out to take photos. The weather was glorious with not a hint of rain & only a slight breeze, shame it changed so dramatically the next day!  We have such fun when we get together which is no surprise that her mum is my best friend.  Which has given me a thought, watch this space for a feature about her and my sister-in-law!


Thursday 13 February 2020

Guess Who Forgot Their Make-up? - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
How are you all?
With Storm Ciara really taking hold these past few days, the weather has been quite awful really.  Although I haven't been put out at all and have still managed to go about my daily business without any trouble, but it's so blooming cold I just want some nice calm weather to arrive, not sure that will happen because we have Storm Denis on the horizon - oh well my Spring buys will have to wait & I'll just have to put all my jeans, jumpers and boots to good use - which is fortunate as I managed to get the Monsoon boots I'd been after! 😜
If you follow my IG stories you might have seen my huge mistake on my recent holiday skiing in Sestriere.  It wasn't until I was going through security at the airport that I realised I hadn't packed my makeup bag ... not a single thing!  No foundation, no eye-shadow, no concealer or any brushes!  I was so mad, the only thing I had hidden in my bag was an old lipstick that had just about nothing left!  Guess where I spent the next half hour!  Yes looking for replacements!  I managed to get away with the minimum amount along with a lovely set of brushes (hubby said I'd done it on purpose - lol)  Read on to find what I did buy - along with my favourite bottle of perfume Donna by Valentino. 😃

This is a sponsored & gifted post, however these are 100% my own honest comments.


Monday 10 February 2020

Brighten up with cheery yellow.

Good morning my friends.
How are you all doing?
Can you believe this is my 500th blog post!!!  I'm actually amazed there's been so many, and having looked back at my first few posts I'm impressed at how far I've come!  I've toyed with the idea of deleting these awful early days but when would I actually start from because every day is a learning curve in blogging as in everything we do.  As humans we strive to be better, fitter, nicer and have more.  It's not a selfish thing it's natural.  Some can be happy with 'our lot', but there's plenty of us who want more - not just tangible things but things like experiences, learning and achieving.  For me being over fifty means I have the best of all worlds, I enjoy my family and friends, can spend a little more on clothes and makeup etc, have some wonderful holidays (with more to come) & enjoy learning to dance.  I still go to adult ballet once a week and have been going to ballroom dance lessons for over a year now - not only is it fun it keeps me fit.  Do you have any new hobbies you've just started?

Along with fashion I love learning about makeup & skin care. I love to watch YouTube videos sharing makeup ideas, skin care techniques and specific make routines - I've just found a wonderful lady who specialises in over 50's makeup, she deals with lots of issues from dry lips to hooded eyes and I'm so pleased I've found her.  If you're interested here's her link ... Shake Up Makeup.

With Storm Ciara taking hold this weekend taking photos has been a nightmare, double that because this was the first time I have used my new camera on a remote control setting - let's just say it's a 'learning in progress' situation.  So with the weather being very Wintery I wanted to brighted up my demeanor by wearing something bright - to be fair the sun has been out all morning, but that wind is still so strong!


Thursday 6 February 2020

I Wish I Was Still Skiing in Sestriere - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there - thanks for joining me today.
Have been into town today and seen plenty that will look better in my house than in the shops!  Bought a couple of bits and am looking forward to seeing how they fit into my collection. I have spotted a cute pair of boots from Monsoon, but wasn't happy with the only pair in my size - so will have to check on-line to see if they have any there.
What have you been buying lately?

I'm actually really pining to be back on the slopes, it seems to get worse every time I go!  It makes me so sad to wash and put everything away until next year (unless I can persuade hubby to go again 🤔).
I've been back just over a week now and even now it seems like a lifetime ago, excuse me whilst I cry into my hot chocolate - WITHOUT BRANDY - I might add!!! Lol.

The holiday started early on Sunday morning, we drove to the airport and caught the early flight to Turin.  It only took an hour and a half to get there, plus another 2 hour coach trip eventually arriving mid-afternoon.  Met by a beautiful hotel, warm bar and pleasant staff we enjoyed some drinks, cakes and cute little couple who sang and played the piano!


Monday 3 February 2020

A Camel Coat to Finish Any Look.

Morning to you all.
February already!  The weather seems to be improving, with signs of Spring on the way.  Is anyone else in need of some sunshine?  I just need some colour on my skin, so will be reaching for the Dove fake I've just purchased!!
I'm looking forward to seeing what's new in the fashion stakes.  It's always nice to see what colours are popular and more importantly what will be leaders in my wardrobe.
I've been busy writing about my recent ski trip to Italy, so will be sharing that with you on Thursday.
This post is a bit #ootd really - nothing new that you haven't seen before, but just a different way of putting things together.  I'm really trying to add interest to my outfits since starting blogging, I rather like seeing what goes together rather than what totally matches - if you get what I mean.
This outfit is based around the coat - you've seen it styled with tan and blue, well this is similar but with added warm tones of red! Do you think it's interesting enough?

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