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Thursday 30 July 2020

Looking Hot in Hotter Shoes! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my lovely friends.
What's going on in your neck of the woods?
We're still having changeable weather here in the UK, it's so annoying having to dress differently each day - sometimes the same day when the weather suddenly decides to switch temperatures!

We celebrated my youngest daughter's birthday on Tuesday, having afternoon tea in the garden which was prepared by my other daughters (I made some half decent cupcakes along with a birthday cake which went down well). We also had take-out pizzas delivered that evening and had a fun night with the family sharing stories and having a few laughs & drinks along the way.

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


Monday 27 July 2020

Style not Age - My Signature Colour

Morning my friends.
How are you all doing?
Another month has rolled by - days and weeks seem to melt into one mundane blur don't they! Well some of the time anyway.  Although it does mean it's time for me and the girls of Style not Age group to get together again - this month our challenge has been set by Hilda.  She's had our best interest at heart and went with the open title of ....
My Signature Colour.
Well now what's my signature shade ...hmmm let's see.  I've been deliberating this since Hilda sent over the email. I love wearing all sorts of colours and there aren't many I don't call upon. So I came to the conclusion I don't really have a signature colour! I adore wearing any tone of blue and I like to wear red, I also enjoy wearing pink as that is my favourite colour but I wouldn't say any were MY signature, therefore I picked a dress with both blue and pink in it.


Thursday 23 July 2020

Stone Culottes & Sunflowers - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello there my friends.
How are you all?
I've had a good week so far with two runs under my belt nearing my 5k target each time.  Mind you I'm a picture when I've finished!  I'd love to be one of those ladies who run their circuit and don't break out in a bead of sweat!  Me - I look like I've run through torrential rain and need a shower and hair wash when I'm finished, but to be fair it's good I run first thing then come home, shower and change into more stylish attire.  Anyone else have that problem or can you stay in gym gear for the remained of the day?
I had my hair trimmed last week and it's now settled into a happy, less stressed style - my hair seems to get 'scared' whenever I have it trimmed it doesn't lay right and I never like the way my stylish blow-dries it either. 😟 I like to style it 'my' way and put a little 'oomph' into it - do you have that issue?

One thing I don't have an issue with is wearing culottes.  Today I'm sharing another pair from Bonmarche and like last week's animal design these stone version are really going to work hard in my wardrobe throughout the Summer and into Autumn too!

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


Monday 20 July 2020

White Jeans.

Morning my friends.
How are you doing today?
What a changeable weekend it's been, scorching hot on Saturday and totally the opposite on Sunday with cold, very wet and dreary weather - guess which day we decided to have the BBQ on?  Yep you're right, on Sunday!  We sat under the gazebo whilst hubby and son cooked under the parasol, bloody annoying when we'd finished cooking and eating it cleared up making way for clearer skies!

Well after the last few days I'm almost feeling like a new woman, hair cut on Thursday, a much needed visit to the salon on Friday followed by a manicure and pedicure at the weekend - freshly painted nails in a bright cerise pink has made me very happy. 💕 This might give you a big clue as to what colour I might just wear for next weeks Style not Age post ... My Signature Colour! Lol.

I've been seeing many of you wearing white jeans recently, so with the mixture of temperature we've been having in the UK I decided to wear mine.  I've got a few pairs to my name and of recent years have taken to wearing them in the winter on dry - cooler days when they can look really stylish paired with all white, tan or black - the list is endless!  With temperatures dipping last week I took full advantage & wore my white straight legs with this striking blouse I pinched from my daughter. 😀.

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY that went live last Thursday - there's a pretty polka dot dress up for grabs!!!


Thursday 16 July 2020

Bonmarche GIVEAWAY - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
How are you all today?
I'm feeling chilly today, seems mother nature has insisted on making this Coronavirus situation as difficult as possible - I mean who want's to sit outside when it's freezing cold?  I need to invest in a Firepit I think. 😄
Last month I featured this gorgeous dress from Bonmarche - I ended up with two dresses, so have decided to share one with you my lovely friends. Do join the GIVEAWAY below for your chance to win this lightweight linen beauty.  It's a size 12 tunic style dress with plenty of room so probably would fit a size 14 - both UK sizes or maybe you could gift it to a friend!


Monday 13 July 2020

Fiji Wedges - The Perfect Summer Sandal from Hotter.

Morning my lovely friends.
How are you all?
Have you ventured out into any pubs or restaurants yet?  I haven't.  I've been shopping in our local town, early in the morning to miss the crowds and not at the weekend - there's way too many people about and if I don't need to be there I'm better off avoiding it.
Saturday evening we got together with two other couples and had a lovely 'socially distanced' evening with them.  Enjoying home cooked pizza, nibbles and a few beverages it almost felt 'normal'.  Nice to spend an evening with friends and we worked out that we'd not been together since the end of February, we're hoping to do the same in a few weeks time - have you manged to see friends-at-a-distance too?
David and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary yesterday, we were at home with the family and didn't venture to our usual anniversary venue.  Reads is my FAVOURITE restaurant, and you can read about my evening there last year here when I wore a dress that I'd worn ten years earlier!  Just reading the post makes me want to go dine there even more, I'm longing for the day when it will be safe to visit. I can't wait for this silly virus to 'jog on and do one'.  We had a roast dinner in the garden on my new garden furniture, I've been wanting some rattan furniture for ages and am finally proud to say I own a super corner sofa set and a table and chairs for 8 people - it's the little things in life that make me happy! 😁

Last Thursday you may have seen me wearing these gorgeous sandals from Hotter Shoes.  I mentioned I'd share all the details about these heavenly wedges, so here's everything you need to know to bag your own - they're like walking on cushions of air! ☁️

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


Thursday 9 July 2020

Black & White Bonmarche with a Red Top - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my lovely friends.
How you doing?
Our windy weather has made way for rain - it's been a very grey here with only a glimpse of sunshine today!  I've been in charge of the grand-kids over the past couple of days as Mummy & Daddy have been busy building their new home.  It's been such a fun time and I know I'll look back on our times together with love and affection once the house is finished and lock-down is over.  I wonder what they will remember when they are older? 🤔  My princess is back at school & my prince is at pre-school, one loves it the other doesn't - they are like chalk and cheese.  I definitely think getting kids back to normality and school is better for their mind-set & don't we all need a bit of normality!

My new dresses from Next have arrived - although I've not had a chance to try them on yet!  I like to set aside a little time so I can try on, mix with shoes, jewellery and jackets, you know work out a few looks for the future, I can't wait for that to happen.
What have you been wearing lately?  Still wearing your comfy casuals or are you dressing to impress - even if it's only the cashier - lol.  I trying not to wear my denim too much & my newly acquired culottes from Bonmarche are doing a good job.  I'm smitten with these wide leg crops having grabbed them plenty of times lately as they are so comfortable. In fact I'm wearing them now!

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


Monday 6 July 2020

June Review.

Morning all.
How you all been?
Hasn't it been windy in the UK!  My new gazebo looked like it might end up in my neighbours garden on many a big gust!  I'm wishing for better weather soon and hope some warm sunny - no-wind days are on the agenda.
Did June fly by for you too! I not sure why because I've not done anything - I feel like I'm just existing now, wishing the days to go by, longing for weekends & dreaming of past holidays, and hoping for more in the future. With the highlight of every day what I'm going to eat!

June started with a borrowed dress, really pleased I could squeeze into my daughters giraffe dress that looked fabulous with my statement necklace and snakeprint court shoes.


Thursday 2 July 2020

JJ's House, Pleats & Lace - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
What's keeping you sane?
I'm getting my zest back for blogging, my enthusiasm always ebbs when I don't have any photos to use, but having met up with my god-daughter for a socially distanced shoot recently I've an abundance of photos to share with you and my juices are flowing.
Back in June my son was due to get married, but with the current situation this bloody Coronavirus had other plans so the wedding has been postponed - fingers crossed it will go ahead!  I've now to find a suitable dress for the in-between season of October.

Are you familiar with JJ's House  I've shared a couple of collaborations with them in the past which you can see here - in a bright pink two piece and here - sharing this elegant velvet dress.

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

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