Thursday 23 April 2020
Cream Pleats and Paisley- #Chicandstylish #LINKUP
Hello my friends.
Thanks for staying with me during these unprecedented times. I really appreciate your support.
My days have been full of quizzes over the past few weeks and some have been driving me mad! My mum has set some brainteasers of cryptic clues of surrounding towns, and the kids have set general knowledge puzzles to stretch our brains too!
My running is going well and I'm now up to just over 3k - it's a work-in-progress but I'm aiming to increase that to running 5k with ease in the coming months.
Today is my eldest daughters' birthday - it's actually really nice to have her with me on her special day as she's been married a few years. It's been awkward to get things I need like cards, wrapping paper and gifts, but I managed to buy her something online and have also given her some money to get what she wants. I normally try and buy the whole months cards in one shop, but as that's obviously closed I've resorted to the supermarket - not much choice and hugely expensive - the big supermarket chains have the upper hand here don't they? I'm not sure how long before companies will be in uproar. I was surprised to find all sections of Tesco open and they were happy to sell anything to me - even something from the clothing department (which I must add I often buy from) but it's hugely unfair that other clothing stores are unable to open - even under the "2 metre rule"!
What are your thoughts on this?
So onto today's outfit ..... Another from my closet that you've seen before in a different guise.
The pleated skirt which came from M & S a while ago is a firm favourite for warmer days - it's neutral beige with a gold sheen running over it. I've worn it a multitude of ways, and as it's a basic colour there's so many options for it. Today I've picked out the gold/beige in the paisley design of my silky blouse. Again you've seen this on the blog paired with my palazzo trousers and aztec jacket.
Let's give you a quick run down of the outfit. I've layered the blouse over a plain tee shirt for warmth - it's still chilly outside even in the sunshine. This blouse has been a firm friend over the past years and always looks as good as when I first bought it from H & M. The paisley pattern is often in fashion so a purchase of this design will see you right for years. Mine is a stunning navy blue with light blue, cream and gold running over it. It also looks great with jeans too.
Pleated skirts never go out of fashion do they? I have quite a few & feel very sophisticated when I wear any of them. You can see mine with tassel boots and a cute short sleeved blouse & in a Style Steal with a white jumper and baseball flats.
I felt like dressing up today, so have opted for gorgeous pearls - I fancied wearing a few so picked three longs stands with a choker style at my neck - it's all about adding interest to an outfit don't you think! check out this beauty on Amazon for a snip of a price.
Now about these court shoes - Can you believe I've had them for years - probably nearly 5 and have never worn them! They are very comfortable, look great and have a suitable-for-anything height heel. I don't even have an excuse for not wearing them, just not fancied them at the time! I intend to change that this year - watch this space! These are really similar if you'd like some (not to leave in your wardrobe - lol)
Now it's time for #Chicandstylish #LINKUP
Here's the most favoured blogger from last week.
Welcome Lucy - Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva. She's sharing her flamboyant style in various spring outfits - all of which look sassy and with an edge of chic. Do stop by for a full read.
Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
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Thank you for joining me today. Big hugs to you all.
Many thanks to my Birthday girl Victoria for taking my photos. X
Do share what you're doing and how you're getting on.
Catch you again on Monday for the April edition of Style not Age.
Bye bye. X
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