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Monday 28 December 2020

Out and About with Style not Age

Morning my lovelies.
Well how did it go?
Well I hadn't REALLY anticipated the Christmas I've just had!  I got a present that most definitely wasn't on my list - yes Covid! In fact half the house had it & the other two are now showing signs. For me it's been like a bad cold, coughing and tight chest & feeling very tired. I'm starting to feel better each day and feel I'm over the worst, but it's been a worrying time for me and the family.

I do hope you managed to have an enjoyable time over Christmas despite bloody Covid!
I think there's many preparations for a second Christmas one day when this is all over - let's pray it's not too far away. Anyone had the vaccine yet?  Looking at the calculator I won't be due until May/June time, so that's going to be a long and boring wait eh!
But let's not dwell on that, shall we talk about the last of 2020 Style not Age challenge?
It was left to Hilda to come up with a topic and she's left it wide open with the prompt of ....

'Out and About'

If only I'd been able to get out and about recently but all my plans were scuppered.  I didn't manage to finish my Christmas shopping so I did a lot of online shopping and everything else I just had to give up.  We had a fair festive period and can't wait to see the rest of the family for a proper Berry Christmas. X
Today's prompt has been a helpful one for me as I haven't been able to meet up with Esther Ruby to take any photos, and this outfit was already photo'd and in the bag!


Monday 21 December 2020

Cool and Casual in the Boyd High Top Trainer from Van-Dal.

Morning all.
Well that's us in Tier 4, didn't realise it went up that high!!!  So I'm feeling well and truly fed up now, how about you?  I was planning on getting my last minute presents ( I know I had planned to have everything done) today, but Covid and Mr Johnson had other ideas.  So I've been doing what I shopping.  It's just not the same as seeing something in the shops and just buying is it!  So by the end of today what I haven't got quite frankly is tough!
I've been doing so much running around lately these new trainers have been a god-send.  So pleased when Van-Dal Shoes and I collaborated again with this trendy pair of trainers. The Boyd high-top trainer in black and leopard print are so easy to walk in, don't rub or give any pain and look bang on trend. I absolutely adored wearing these white sandals way back in the hot weather and these are no different. X
Don't you just love the Boyd* high-top trainer in black and leopard print or you might prefer the conker & animal print version!

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


Thursday 17 December 2020

What I'm Wearing Christmas Day - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
Hope you are all doing well, staying safe and are most definitely still sane!
What have you been up to?  I've had a busy week and am looking forward to a post-Christmas rest - it'll be nice to enjoy some down-time and lazy TV days - how about you?

Last Tuesday I managed to use my Mother's Day voucher in my local beauty salon.  The kids had bought it so I could have a facial.  I'd decided to embrace a new beauty routine this year, involving facials and home beauty treatments so the gift voucher would start the process.  Unfortunately Covid struck so I haven't been able to use it.  However I did start my own skin care regime after being introduced to Neal's Yard Remedies & am impressed with the results.  
Yesterday I actually went into town shopping - relieved to say I'm nearly done.  My daughter is coming for dinner in exchange for wrapping my pressies, which is going to be so helpful.  I also looked after my grandson for a few hours which was a joy!  It involved crawling on the floor barking like a dog and rolling cars to and from him - ha ha ha.
I managed to track down the magazine I'd been after - Yours Magazine is specifically aimed at my age group and I've enjoyed reading it from front to back.  It just so happens I got myself featured again, yes  You can read all about what I'll be wearing on Christmas Day along with another couple of bloggers choices. 


Monday 14 December 2020

Tan Boots from Lotus Shoes.

Morning my lovelies.
How you all doing?
Are you ready?  Well that's the big question on everyone's lips, but we still have a few days don't we, so no need to worry. 😁 
You know the story, you've heard it all before but I HAD planned to have everything done by now - BUT I am nearly there - honestly.
You may remember I've been doing up the spare room!  All the decorating is finished, curtains are up, carpet is down and I've a statement piece waiting to share with you all ..... AND I've managed to order the Ikea wardrobe and Billy Bookcase I've been after.  It's being delivered on 22nd, and I'm anticipating they might be built, in place and filled by Christmas. 🤞 
Which is just as well because my footwear collection is getting bigger by the week.  I'm sharing another pair of boots from Lotus Shoes with you today - a fabulous little bootie with a serving of leopard print on the side.  

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


Thursday 10 December 2020

Hotter shoes - Brierley Boots - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to my over fifty fashion blog.
I'm pleased you stopped by today as I've an exciting pair of boots to share with you.
Firstly a little about my week.  It's been a mixture so far with a day out shopping with two of my girls.  I got a hand-full of presents which are now waiting to be wrapped.  This year I'm taking on the feeling of buying with out worrying.  Every year I ponder each and every present, wasting time as I do.  I'm just over half way and am feeling very positive about the whole experience.  I think Covid has done this & probably better for it!
Tuesday evening I had a "Zoom" get-together with the girls I used to work with - now I have to say "used to work with them" if not my hubby laughs when I say "the work girls" as I've not worked with them for over 30 years! 😂 DISCLAIMER:  I don't go to work, but I do work - he he.
Seven of us managed to get onto zoom and have a great evening, albeit rather annoying we had sessions of 40mins and kept having to re-connect.  We had a little quiz that I even managed to come joint first!  How that happened I'll never know! 
Today I'm staying in, well there' not much else to do, it's going to be a blogging day as I want to get things in place for the next few weeks.  It normally starts going quiet this time of the year doesn't it, so will be nice to take advantage of the down-time from blogging.
Okay about this outfit.  I worked with Hotter shoes earlier this year, and you can see the two sandals that clicked for me here & here.  I've worn them both quite a lot over the summer months and inspired my sister to buy a pair too!
Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.


Monday 7 December 2020

November Review.

Morning all.
Well what have you been up to?
I'm so excited as hubby and I have been decorating the spare room.  I've wanted a walk-in dressing room and have a stunning one planned on our new build but simply can't wait for that to happen.  So once the children moved out we've been hard at work painting and decorating arranging carpets, wardrobes, curtains and the ever popular Billy Bookcase from Ikea (so popular apparently one is sold every 5 seconds 🤯)  Once it's all finished I'll share some piccys with you as I've got a real statement piece that I'm thrilled with. x

I didn't post much in November but what I did share I'm condensing for you in today's post -
November Review


Thursday 3 December 2020

Lotus Shoes - The Whitney Boot with Dress & Teddy Coat.

Morning my lovely friends.
Wow!  December already, where has the year gone.
I know it's been wrapped up and hidden away waiting to be unleashed free from the virus, when will that happen who knows.
I know you all feel the same but I REALLY want this year to be over, not only have we dealt with isolating, staying at home and not seeing our family and friends our family has had a few blows that have left us sad, upset and needing big hugs all the time.  I do hope we can kick goodbye to 2020 and welcome a new and promising 2021.

So let's cheer ourselves up with an idea for a Christmas gift.  I'm always up for a pair of boots and these from Lotus Shoes are right up my street.  Black imi-suede always looks impressive so with the addition of a gold chain and buckle bringing them on trend these are the boots you simply must have!

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

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