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Monday 31 August 2020

Style not Age - What I would wear on the Frow.

Hello everyone.
Thanks for visiting me today.
Just in time for August's Style not Age challenge.
I'm snatching a few minutes to get on top of my blogging, it's hard to find the time with the house full with grandkids to play with, love and cuddle but I know they won't be here for much longer as their renovation and extension is nearly ready.  I'm so excited for them to have a new place - they have their own bedrooms, a playroom, huge garden and a wonderful living area.  It's so big I'm sure they will all have their own space with no rows or upsets - I think you can work out for yourselves if that will happen or not! Lol
So back to the matter in hand - August edition of Style not Age.
Anna, Hilda, Emma & I have been hard at work preparing for the challenge set by Gail.
Do hope you think we are all ready for the Front Row in our styling for ....

What I would Wear on the Frow.


Thursday 27 August 2020

Another look for my White Culottes - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my lovely friends.
How are you all?
Well didn't Storm Francis cause a few problems!  Debris everywhere including my new gazebo that somersaulted over my 8ft high hedge ending up in the side road next to me 🤯 Just so lucky it didn't hit any people or cars!! My shoot was also disturbed with us having to take photos in the wind and rain!  Esther managed to make the best of a bad job and produced some great shots for the Style not Age challenge that I'm hoping you'll join me for next Monday.
Another blow this week was my fridge freezer packing up - it's not working properly so I've ended up calling out a repair chap who can hopefully fix it!  Most of the frozen food has been wasted, but on the plus side I've wanted to empty it for a while so now it's been done for me.  I'm praying the technician will get it up and running tomorrow or I'll be needing a new one!

Do you remember seeing my new white culottes?  Well I happy to share another version with you today - a version to wear out in the evening.


Monday 24 August 2020

Styling my Karen Millen Dupes.

Morning all, hope you've had a good weekend.
I've had a super one.  I had a catch up with my best friend on Friday and was surprised when she arrived with a big plate of tomato & mozzarella sprinkled with olive oil, salt & pepper - what a treat!  Chuffed she'd read my blog on Thursday about her tasty homegrown tomatoes. X

Yesterday we had all the family gathered for a big Sunday roast, we cooked leg of lamb with roast potatoes and all manor of vegetables.  My daughter supplied the desserts - mouth watering Biscoff cheesecake and Nutella brownies - yum, yum!  We also made room for cheese and biscuits - I literally couldn't move all evening and vowed to cut down through-out the week - let's see how that pans out - lol!


Thursday 20 August 2020

Styling a Cut-Out Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
Thanks for stopping by today.
What are your plans for the weekend?
Nothing much lined up for Mummabstylish this weekend, it's quite daunting to think of nothing happening at the weekend paired with horrible wet weather isn't it!  Bring back the sunshine please 🥺

Before the summer runs out I thought I'd better share this cute little cotton cut-out top with you.  I'd seen another blogger wearing an eye catching beauty and wanted to find my own - alas I couldn't find the right top (it was sold out) and found this pretty white cotton top was a good substitute.


Monday 17 August 2020

Check Mate!

Morning all!
Wow isn't August flying by!
It's really showing signs of Autumn do you think?  With temperatures dropping considerably I'm wondering if Summer is now over!  It's just as well I didn't end up buying very many new Summery pieces, maybe I will try to concentrate on transitional bits instead.
I'm a big fan of wearing dresses and I recently shared two with you that I bought in the Next sale, remember my patchwork shirt dress and this boho beauty.  This post features the last in a trio of bewitching beauties.

Checkered patterns never really leave the arena do they, they are always mingling in the background and every so often make it to the top of the fashion stakes just like this little stunner.


Monday 10 August 2020

Block White and Mint Green Duster - #Chicanstylish #LINKUP

Morning all!
What you up to?
I've had a busy few days with a trip to the beach, a cuppa and catch-up with my best friends and a meeting (today) with my lovely friend who's going to run through a few Neal's Yard essentials with me - you can see my favourite pieces on last week's blog when I shared some exquisite smelling hand sanitizer and rose facial oil.

Even though the weather has been scorching lately today I've decided to think ahead to cooler transitional days and wearing layers - you might have seen a snippet of this outfit that was featured in Platinum Magazine
Do you wear white jeans in every season, yes me too and I reckon they work really well on colder days when the weather is dry.  Here's the type of outfit that will work a treat in Autumn.


My Next Maxi is Perfect for Holidays!

Good morning my friends.
How's your week gone?
Have you had hot weather?  We've had beautiful sunny hot days recently, you know the ones with really blue skies and no clouds, so much so I've invested in a fan!  It's been on most nights and almost feels like I've been abroad. Although the room service isn't much to talk about! Ha ha ha.
You may recall I recently bought some dresses from Next online - this rust maxi was one of them!  I wanted some summer dresses as I love wearing them when it's hot as they're so much easier to style and oh-so-comfy to wear.  When I manage to get away for a break I'll be continuing to take one pieces with me for that very reason!  I can just picture myself in this one strolling pretty towns and village boutiques, dining alfresco somewhere hot and exotic!  Oh I can dream can't I!


Thursday 6 August 2020

Neal's Yard Remedies - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there - hope you are well!
What has the week pushed your way?

Last month I was lucky enough to spend a wonderful afternoon with a few lovely friends for a girlfriends birthday.  Even though it was her special day she prepared a lovely selection of sandwiches, cakes and freshly baked homemade scones with CLOTTED CREAM & JAM!!! Yummy. Standard table accessory being cups of tea & glasses of fizz plus a bottle of essential hand sanitizer.  We all used the bottle at one stage or another throughout the afternoon but another friend whipped out a cute little spray bottle that smelt out of this world!  I asked what it was and she told me all about the product from Neal's Yard that contained lemon grass & witch hazel - it smelt heavenly.  I fell for it and immediately bought some for myself to spray and sniff whenever I needed or felt like it!

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

How cute is this dress I donned for the gathering? Do Stop by on Monday to see all the details about this maxi dress. It's one of the three I bought from Next last month - got to be a winner for my Summer/Autumn collection.  Read about another Next shirt dress I wore for the Style not Age Challenge last month.


Monday 3 August 2020

July Review.

Morning my lovely friends.
How's was your weekend?

Can you believe it's August and we've still got the 'C' word hanging over us - like a big ugly headache that won't go away.  I'm keeping myself to myself and haven't ventured into any bars or restaurants - I don't want the hassle that might go with it. I don't want a two week lock-down as a result.  I know some places are and some aren't taking details, but it'd be just my luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I've shopped in town a couple of times, but honestly felt quite anxious when I did so won't be doing that too often.  Are you going out yet or happy to stay safe indoors?
One thing I am happy, really happy about.  I was lucky enough to be featured in Platinum Magazine.  I'm so impressed with the features and there's so much to read - hope you'll pick up a copy.

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