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

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!

What better way to brighten up the day than by wearing bright colours.  I've had these bright canary yellow trousers for a few years, and they never fail to cheer me up when I don them.  The cute bows on the side are a neat detail that I really like.  They're from Zara, with excellent quality and unusual details - I'm really pleased with the fit too.  I've paired them with a plain black jumper I picked up in H & M a week or so ago - catch when I wore it with these wide leg trousers last month.

Now you know how much I love a scarf don't you!  Well I couldn't resist wearing this fabulous coloured one that's still in my daughters bedroom, it brings the whole outfit together and adds another flash of yellow and also pink to bring the look to life.
I ventured out in sandals too!  The block heels are amazingly comfortable and I've worn them so many times since getting them.  See when I wore them with my Oasis Christmas dress here.

Here's the feminine bow - it adds another layer of detail don't you think?

 Can you tell how windy it was?  I should have put my hair up for these shots, but you know me!!

These are the first photos I've taken on my new camera, I took it Skiing to practise, but unfortunately didn't get the opportunity to take it out - I didn't want to risk breaking it on my first outing!!!!
Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks to you for stopping by.  So pleased to have you here.
Catch you all again on Thursday for #Chicandstylish #LINKUP
Bye for today. X


  1. Well these photos didn't come out too bad did they? Glad you got there in the end Jacqui. I still have all my posts on my blog, and when I look back it's such a laugh! I couldn't delete them. xx

    1. Awe thanks so much Laurie, I need to get more practise in I think. Yes have decided to keep the old ones - I wouldn't know when the cut off date would be - lol. xx

  2. I love those little bows on the pants: such a fun detail! I have lots of problems with the wind at my house when we take pictures. Makes for some funny pictures.

    1. They are cute aren't they Hun - I'm going to get more wear out of these as they fit me better now. Yes the windy weather has been - hmmm interesting! x

  3. What a cute outfit! I love the pop of yellow, such a fun colour for this time of year xo

    Makeup Muddle

  4. Whoo I love the yellow Jacqui. Such a bright and cheerful colour :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up; It’s Not What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It..Hope to see you tomorrow for The Weekend Link Up :)

    1. Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop, Jacqui. Hope you can join us on Friday :)

  5. First of all, well done with your new camera! The shots look really crisp even though you've had to use your remote. I still fight shy of doing this as the timer always gets me in a flap!

    I have to say how much I love these yellow trousers especially with those cute little bows. The fit is great and that scarf is a lovely addition too.

    Have a super weekend xx

  6. Colored jeans are a big thing right now. You really rock them. Great styling. Thanks for sharing your great style at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  7. I love those yellow pants on you! I've been wanting yellow jeans for a while - haven't found them yet but I hope I will soon - it's such a fun and cheerful colour! :) I like how you added the bright scarf with your outfit too!

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend :)

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! The new link up is live on my blog now, I'd love you to join again.

    Away From Blue

  8. When I look at my old posts, I sometimes wonder what was I thinking but you are right, it was a learning curve. These yellow pants are great, love the detailing at the bottom

  9. YEa with your new camera! Nice job! I love details like the little bows on your pants. Great color too for those wintery dreary days! My hubby and I took a class long time ago on different types of dance, my favorite was Swing dancing! The scarf is lovely with your outfit.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  10. Jacqui, how fun is this outfit! These pants are fabulous and definitely will turn some heads. I love the bow details and your beautiful scarf is perfect with this. How great that you have published 500 posts! I had to go check my count and I have recently just exceeded 1,000 posts. It is totally insane. And I also cringe when I look back at old posts, but like you said, we improve with time so we need to keep that baseline in tact in order to appreciate how far we have come. Thanks for linking up, my friend!



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