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.
Now back at the beginning on the month I shared this gorgeous dress befitting the title mother-of-the-groom, I featured the pleated skirt with a lace bodice combination in very pale pearl pink with a view to wearing it to my son's wedding earlier in June - you all know the ending to that story, yes wedding was postponed so no occasion to wear it. I wanted to show it off anyway, it's a real eye-catching stunner and I have to say I felt like a princess in it - do let me know what you think! I'm still un-decided whether to wear it in October when fingers crossed the wedding goes ahead.
With wet and windy weather arriving I decided layers would be the best choice, so my Bonmarche culottes really came in handy. I paired the animal design with bold bright red - it makes the print really noticeable and with the extra layer of my blazer a worthy winner for Autumn too.
I followed this post with another sharing some amazingly comfortable espadrilles from Hotter Shoes - do stop by to check them out.
In the middle of July I shared a favourite of mine - white jeans. They work so well in all seasons don't they! I managed to borrowed this bright blue and red blouse from my daughter - the perks of having her stay with me (there's no down-side) - I can peruse her wardrobe whenever I like! 😉
Next I shared another pair of culottes from Bonmarche - these are just as versatile and will team with so many other colours. I chose big and bold by way of this OTS sunflower blouse - also from Bonmarche a couple of seasons ago.
For the Style not Age collective I styled a dress from Next that has to be my favourite of the season. I know it's probably more suitable for cooler summer days or the impending new season which is just a few weeks away - and all before we've really had any time to enjoy Spring or Summer!! The patchwork shirt dress has a mixture of bold navy and pink patterns making up a delightful dress ready for all seasons.
Finally I blogged about another fabulous pair of sandals from Hotter. Wedges are such a comfortable and easy to wear style and work for special occasions as well as casual shopping when ultimately you want the best! I paired mine with a cute beach dress from Matalan which was a bargain at £12.50 and now an even better buy in the sale for £8!!!!
I've had such fun sharing July's outfits with you & hope you'll stop by both Monday's and Thursdays to see more of my over fifty style. 👋
Many thanks for stopping by the blog today - hope you'll join me again.
Photos all c/o Esther Ruby - thanks Hun.
I'm off to read the rest of my Platinum Magazine so ...
Bye bye for today. X