Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - What real women wear!

Thursday, 23 September 2021

At Home With ..... Gail - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Welcome to you all.
Great to have you here today.
Just in time to find out a few little secrets and tips from another stylish blogger who I'm pleased to call my friend.  Yes there's another installment of my At Home With .... series.
This month I'm happy to welcome Gail who blogs at Is This Mutton to my post, scroll down to read all about her and her fashions. 

First a little about my week.  I took a trip to my local shopping outlet earlier on in the week and although I found a couple of pieces to add to my wardrobe i'm still a bit dismayed at the lack of clothes and shops around.  I am now having to admit defeat and resort to shopping online.  What I've decided to do is buy a few pieces and send back any I don't like/need.  It's just so time consuming isn't it?  Tell me, is it the way forward that would like or do you still yarn for shopping IRL?

Another long over due purchase I made this week is a new mattress.  Ours is years old and not at all comfortable so I've been doing a bit of reconnaissance over the past couple of weeks and managed to find (amid the maze of choices) a suitable replacement.
My #ootd yesterday was this one.  I shopped my wardrobe for this maxi skirt and knitted short sleeved jumper and it was perfect for the cooler day we had - still a sunny day but definitely Autumn has arrived!  I took my jean jacket with me but didn't need it as the tan knitwear keep me just the right temperature.  Catch my daily outfits on Instagram here.


Monday, 20 September 2021

A Busy Week calls for a Relaxed Weekend.

Hello and welcome my lovely friends.
How you all doing?

I've not been feeling the whole blogging and social media thing recently, you see I've been doing Jury Service at my local court and quite honestly found it not only hard work, but quite exhausting and draining.  Having not worked for a few years now, the whole aspect of getting myself up and ready in the morning quite a shock!  Coupled with the fact it wasn't a particularly nice case I'm honestly glad it's all over.  Even posting blogs and IG posts seemed like hard work for me, so please excuse my lack of visits, comments and likes.  I'm back now and looking forward to getting back to work!

On Saturday it was nice to do something a little different.  Hubby and I accompanied our youngest son to Putney in London, where he took part in a sculling time-trial race on the Thames.  We enjoyed a few hours on the river bank sampling a couple of drinks, a bite to eat and to watch not only the race, but the world go by.  It was a busy little environment with all sorts of people going about their Saturday's and it was so nice to see a bit more normality.
Saturday night we relaxed with a takeaway and a good crap film!  Yep you read correctly it was an absolutely awful film featuring John Travolta and Morgan Freeman.  Eye for an eye was supposed to be an American Thriller but left me almost laughing at some ludicrous scenes that had me wondering just how these two famous actors agreed to appear - definitely wouldn't recommend this film at all!

Yesterday was a very lazy Sunday, we cleared a few jobs in the house and as most of the kids were doing their own thing we decided not to cook a roast dinner and venture into town to our local Posillipo restaurant to have our 'usual' choice of dinner.  Nice to have a meal served to me and not having to cook it myself ... bliss. X

I'm hoping to get out to the shops to see all the new Autumn looks that have been arriving.  I'll also be going through my clothes as I know there's so many I've not worn over the past year or so and it will be nice to sort and replace anything I don't need.  Have you bought any new pieces for the new season yet?  Do tell if you have.


Thursday, 16 September 2021

Jury Service - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hiya my friends.
Hope you're all doing well.
I'm still on Jury Service so haven't had time to get my planned post together - do forgive me!
So I've decided to just share the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP with you,  I hope you'll add a post or two.

Next week I'll be sharing another At Home With .... post, do remember to stop back to see who it is.
Have a lovely week and don't forget to add to the linkup party. X


Monday, 13 September 2021

Midaxi dress - Have you heard of It?

Hiya my gorgeous friends.
How's it going for you today?

Another christening for me on Sunday, this is the outfit I wore.  It's a midaxi style.  What's a midaxi I hear you say?  Well it's a hemline of a dress or skirt that's in between the midi and maxi style.  It sits just above the ankle and below the mid-calf.  It's a seasonless and versatile fashion that you can wear with boots for Winter or sandals in the Summer.

When shopping in London the other week, my daughter and I nipped into TK Maxx to avoid the rain and this is what I came out with.  

I'm still on jury service for another week, so might still be a tad thin on the ground for visiting, commenting and liking your blogs.  I'll be back to normal service next week my friends.


Thursday, 9 September 2021

A Ray of Sunshine Yellow - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello my lovely friends.
How are you all?

Been a very strange week for me so far, you see I'm sitting on Jury Service and have come home everyday with a brain like mush (nothing new there people that know me will say).  It's been an interesting situation and I can't say I'm enjoying it really.  You see I haven't been to 'proper' work since before I had my first child ... she's 33 now so It's all been a bit of a shock to the system.  I've had to get up early for a reason!  I usually get up fairly early, but it's not the same when you don't have to be somewhere is it!  
Concentrating has also been a hard one for me too, I'm usually engrossed in blogging of some description or scrolling through IG .... and having not been able to get on there much am really missing it. 

Last week this was the outfit I picked to wear when it was much cooler to actually wear jeans.  With warmer weather enveloping us at the moment I'm not sure when I'll be wearing jeans again!

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


Monday, 6 September 2021

August Review.

Morning all, a very different day for Mummab today!
I'm actually off to do Jury service at my local courts.  Waited 57 years for this and now I'm not sure I want to do it!  Wish me luck, I'm going to need it!

Over the weekend it's been quite a busy time.  Saturday hubby and I popped to the local shops to find him a shirt, we have two christenings this month so he's all set now.  Later Saturday afternoon we got ready to go out with friends for dinner.  You may recall I ventured to Broadstairs with the same girl friends but this time we went out with the boys.  We had a super evening and, as always the food was excellent.  I'm a  boring lady creature of habit because I ordered my usual - Scaloppine de Pollo that came with a side of saute potatoes and spinach.  No room for dessert and again rather boring finished with a cup of tea! (To be fair that was after a few glasses of fizz)!

Sunday was the first of two christenings. It was my nieces' daughter who was in the limelight and she a pretty little princess who lights up the room.  All the family were there again, so it was nice to see them all in happy & relaxed surroundings.  I found a cute little dress in my local M & Co (I'll share that another day).

Beginning of the month calls for a review, so I'm pleased to share my August Review with you today.

Having seen lots of ladies wearing white dresses, I thought they all looked so cool so decided to buy one.  This came from F & F in my local supermarket and was happy to find I needed a smaller size.  It has so much potential for Autumn too as it can be paired with loads of other colours and tones.
Here I've opted for good old black and white!


Thursday, 2 September 2021

I Love Wearing Pink - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
Wow, welcome September, I do hope you wont reward us by being typical Autumnal weather - I really would like a bit more summer sunshine to relish before cooler days strike!

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to go out for the day with three friends.  We went out to play ... well have a meal and a few drinks and we caught the train to do it!
I can't tell you how excited I was, you'd have thought I was a teenager getting out in the Summer holidays.  
The station is just down the road so my daughter dropped me off.  Not having caught a train for a long time she told me where to go and what to do in order to buy a ticket at the machine and what platform to go to!  I sound like an idiot, but getting older and usually driving and not having been out much due to Covid really did squash my confidence.  It was so easy to get the ticket and I was soon waiting for the train to arrive, I'd asked my friends to look out for me, which they did and as soon as the train arrived I made my way to find them.


Monday, 30 August 2021

Statement Sleeves - Style not Age

Hello my lovely friends.
How's your Bank Holiday weekend going?
Hasn't the month just flown by!  I think it's because we've had a little more freedom as I'm fitting more and more into my weeks.  I've been enjoying it, but admit it's been hard keeping up with it all, I hope in time I'll get used to it again and fit even more exciting things in too.

Over the weekend I enjoyed a family party at my mum's house.  Fortunately the weather was good for us and we had an outdoor event with a bouncy castle for the kids that lasted into the early evening when the weather got windy and much cooler.  We made it easier for mum by all taking a plate of food - I made some smoked salmon pate and coronation chicken with rice.  It was a super afternoon and we all had a thoroughly great time - and that was without any adults having a go on the bouncy castle!

Anyway enough of my weekend antics, let's jump into the August Style Not Age challenge.

The challenge was set by Emma - Style Splash who's prompt of Statement Sleeves certainly got me thinking!  I have many items with noticeable sleeves and knowing I've used most of them on the blog already made the challenge a little hard for me.

I've ended up picking a pretty top that you may recall seeing in the past (I've had this Bonmarche top for years).  I wanted to pair it with a classic white skirt but couldn't find one suitable so decided to go with the Autumnal transitional look and wore these grey culottes .... complimenting grey leaf on my pretty blue floral blouse perfectly.


Thursday, 26 August 2021

Coffee & Cream - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Wow, how late am I, sorry for the delay - just been such a busy bee!
Hope you're all enjoying the last few days of August.
I've had a some nice outings over the past few days, you may have seen my IG post's sharing a belated Christmas Present at The Fordwich Arms and also my day out in London with my daughter

I have a family party on Saturday at my Mum's all the family plus my sisters family and my uncle will be there.  We're all taking a plate of food which will make it much easier on my mum, so she won't be left having to prepare food for 30!!  I've opted to make a salmon pate & coronation chicken.  I can't wait to get together with my extended family as it's been way too long - will hopefully take some photos to share with you all.

I've been to two classes today, then had my hair trimmed too!  I'm looking bright & fresh with my newly coloured and cut locks X


Monday, 23 August 2021

A Day out in London in Bonmarche.

Hiya, how are you?
I've had a busy few days over the weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Friday the usual dancing into the weekend finishing off the waltz I started learning the week before.  As a young child I loved watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing across a huge stage with fabulous backdrops and often wished I could dance like they did.  I went on to learn ballet, tap and modern dancing and loved every minute of it.  I was involved in shows and taking exams, but rarely entered any competitions.  Since beginning Ballroom dancing a few years ago I've wished I'd have learnt earlier than just over fifty, so I'm having to make up for it now and look forward to Friday evenings with excitement.
Saturday night hubby and I got to enjoy a long awaited Christmas present from the kids.  We had a voucher to sample the tasty cuisine at The Fordwich Arms which is not too far from us. Do have a look at this post to see what we ate!

Sunday was spent in London.  My husband and SIL went to watch football at Arsenal - not something my daughter and I really enjoy so we spent a few lovely hours shopping and having a snack.  We did the usual Covent Garden and surrounding area, and had wanted to see a show but the times didn't fit for us.  It was nice to just talk about all sorts - her baby is due in November & when she finishes work I'm sure we'll have a bit more time to catch up before baby arrives - then she won't have time to think let alone talk eh!

I opted for comfort over a dressy dress, I would have preferred to flounce around in one of my buffet dresses, but the weather hinted at rain (which we got) so my jeans and trainers were a more suitable substitute.

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


Thursday, 19 August 2021

At Home With ... Hilda - #Chiandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome my lovely friends.
How's it going in your neck of the woods?

After a busy weekend with the family, it's been back down to earth with the usual spin classes and general household duties.  
Yesterday I caught up with a friend for a nice lunch in our local Zizzi, we had planned to visit Prezzo that was over the road, but it was closed!  Think this covid 'pinging' is affecting everyone in some form or other.  Our restaurant had run out of wine, they literally had two to offer due to lack of deliveries.  I've noticed shelves in some supermarkets have been empty of random items - it's a crazy world we are living in!
The weather has still been so changeable, I started off in jeans, and ended up in a dress with boots, does it feel like Autumn is just round the corner?  I've even put the duvet back on today - maybe that will entice an 'Indian Summer' to appear! 🌞

Today I'm lucky to share enough fabulous blogging friend with you for my At Home With .... series.

I'm so pleased to welcome Hilda - Over The Hilda to the blog - I wonder what secrets and helpful tips she may have to share!


Monday, 16 August 2021

White Horse Energy - BBQ Time.

Morning everyone, how was your weekend?
Mine was fabulous.

All the family round for dinner yesterday as Hubby and I prepared Beef Wellington with Dauphinoise Potatoes and a mixture of veg followed by fresh fruit with marshmallows and dipping chocolate.
I love to have all the family round, but it isn't always possible as some have families of their own to think about.
I also had a family gathering last week and enjoyed a BBQ in the garden with some of the kids, I'm trying to make the most of any snippet of warm weather as I'm afraid Autumn will be upon us soon and we'll be thinking of getting all snuggly indoors with the heating on!

Where do you get your BBQ supplies from?  Have you heard of White Horse Energy?
I've been excited to receive a box of EcoBlaze Charcoal Briquettes* and EcoBlaze Natural Firelighters.* from them and am thrilled with the results.

White Horse Energy supplies wood pellets, kiln dried firewood and wood briquettes nationwide, with blisteringly quick delivery times and a commitment to exemplifying all that customer service should be.

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


Thursday, 12 August 2021

Mellow Yellow Maxi Dress - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello there my lovely blogging friends.
How are you all doing?

It's been lovely to enjoy some warmer weather over the past couple of days, even had the roof off my car and soaked up the sunshine whilst I was driving around.  Hubby bought me a new car for our anniversary last month and my convertible has been a joy to drive, I must admit I am a very spoiled & lucky lady. 💕

I've also been lucky enough to style another item from the Bonmarche website too!  Take a look at this super classic maxi dress.*  I seem to be drawn to a yellow maxi dress as I've got two in my wardrobe already!  See this one I wore to the beach in the UK and one I wore in Spain.  To me a sunny lemon shade brings on the sunshine for the dreary days we often have in the UK, and I adore wearing it on holiday too.  I do hope we can start getting away safely soon, I can't tell you how much I long to get away, I'm sure I'm not the only one.  Have you booked a trip abroad yet?

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


Monday, 9 August 2021

Styling a Shirt Dress from Bonmarche.

Morning my friends.
How are you all getting on?

Another weekend with changeable weather - hasn't the rain been absolutely  brutal!  On and off leaving outfit picking an absolute nightmare.  It's still warm which makes wearing anything that gives coverage in wet weather awfully sticky.  Hubby and I went out to look for a new sofa (I know we're still looking) and ended up sitting in the car until the rain stopped.  I wore this nice new shirt dress from Bonmarche - which sort of kept me dry with the addition of my faux leather jacket.  I picked mules which did make my feet get wet, so maybe I should have worn the second choice you will see below - my trusty trainers!

Do you have grand-kids?  I'm so lucky to be a nanny to five little darlings 💖 (and another due in November) and I enjoyed a sleepover with my grandson on Saturday night.  His sister was also on a sleep over so we decided he could come to ours on his own as he's usually shares with her - he felt very big and grown up and was a pleasure to have around.  
Have you been watching Love Island?  I'm hooked on the program, although I hate watching it - it's something I love to hate, what do you think of it?  It's not aired on Saturday night, so we try to enjoy a good film and a takeaway.  

So here's my weekend look.  I'm obsessed with this black and white check midi and it's one I'll certainly be wearing again and again come the next few months, hope you don't get bored of seeing it! 

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


Thursday, 5 August 2021

White Midi with Black Additions - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
I do hope you are all doing well.

Writers block has hit me today, I'm finding it hard to write anything really!  It's a hard time of the year with memories of loved ones who've passed away in this month - it proves to be a tough time for all the family.  It's something we all have to come to terms with isn't it, but I have a good strong family around and I find talking really helps.  
I also think I've just about had enough of Covid and all it has brought with it, but I do feel things are very slowly beginning to settle down.  Masks have become second nature and I feel quite naked when I don't have one on when I'm anywhere near the shops - lol.  How are the Covid restrictions where you live?

What I can tell you about is something I've been enjoying styling and wearing recently, and honestly who doesn't love a white dress
If you follow me on IG you might have seen me styling this white dress a few different ways - here's a link if you'd like to see it.  I had lots of lovely comments and found that most of you favoured the same one that I liked the most.  It's just a black and white combination, and doesn't disappoint in the fashion stakes. 


Monday, 2 August 2021

July Review.

Good morning my friends.
Wow August already .... It's crazy to think we've arrived here, sad to think Summer is beginning to ebb away, I've even had mushrooms pop up in the garden - a sure sign that Augutmn is just around the corner.😢
With torrential rain at times over the weekend I starting to think Winter isn't far away - I've still got plenty of Summer dresses to wear and a host of BBQ's to enjoy.  I actually had to sit under my fur blanket yesterday and was very nearly tempted to put the heating on!

Friday night at ballroom dancing we learnt a new dance, the Samba!  I've never tried it before and simply loved it!  I picked it up really well and felt like I'd danced it previously, (I think I've been watching too much Strictly Come Dancing, and often secretly dance when nobody is watching). 🤣
We'll be finishing off the sequence next week before moving onto a new dance - but I'll keep practicing, well you never know SCD may want an over fifty blogger to compete one day!!!! 😉

Saturday morning I went with my Daughter-in-law to help look after my grand-daughter whilst she ran around with my grandson at his Little Kickers session - he spent most of the 45 mins running off in the other direction!  It was set up really well getting the little ones to collect cones, balance them whilst walking around obstacles and then following an obstacle course which ended with them kicking the ball into the goal.  All the kids loved it, but I think the most fun was had by my DIL ....😉

As it's the beginning of the month it's time to look back on July to see what I was doing and catch up on any post's you may have missed. Welcome to the ....
July Review.

Well it's been quite a busy month for Mummabstylish - way back at the beginning of the month we were celebrating my son winning the Doggett's Coat and Badge.  His hard training over the past couple of years paid off and we couldn't have been any happier for him.  Do pop back to read about our special day on the River Thames with our family and friends.  In support of his chosen colour we all wore white outfits.


Thursday, 29 July 2021

Bonmarche Gypsy Skirt - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
How are you all doing today?

Seems I've missed a day, thought I had another one to prepare today's blog post!  My reason for being late is that it was my daughter's birthday yesterday and the time just flew by!  I mowed both front and back garden by lunch time, then we had a stream of family and friends visit to wish her well on her birthday - but as they say "better late than never" eh!  She had a lovely day as I did too and it was so nice to catch up with family who I'd not seen for a while.

Today I'm trying out a new-to-me gym class .... Body Balance!  Anyone heard and tried it?  I'll let you know who it goes, I've also booked a spin class straight after so wish me luck ... 😅

I try to wear dresses in the summer, but I'm also smitten with a skirt, and if it's a swishy, twirly version then I'm all over it, just like this one from Bonmarche.

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


Monday, 26 July 2021

Style Not Age - Jackets for July!

Hi there my lovely friends.
So pleased you could join me today.

I've had a fantastic weekend, which started on Friday when I had a trip to the seaside with friends.  My Abu Dhabi ladies decided to catch up for an afternoon of fun and laughs, reminiscing about our previous holidays and the possibility of planning another when we can get away safely - who knows when that will be!  We're all wanting to get away as soon as we can and feel, like everyone, that we took going away for granted!  
We took the train to Broadstairs and found our way (via a gorgeous boutique - and yes I did buy a dress!) to the little Italian restaurant which overlooked the beach.  After a delicious meal and a couple of bottles of Prosecco we moved onto an outdoor bar for cocktails and more laughs and chatter.  It was so nice to actually feel free and normal.  I hadn't realised just how different and restrained I'd felt.  We had a couple of Porn Star Martinis (my favourite) and felt even more relaxed with the great company and enchanting surroundings. We made our way back to the station and then back home, all feeling happy and content with the meet-up and looking forward to doing it again. X

Saturday was a spent in the garden cutting yet more hedges ... seriously who needs the amount of garden and hedges we have!  😖  
If you're lucky enough to have grand-kids you'll know how fun it is to have them for a sleepover.  It was my daughter's wedding anniversary so whilst they celebrated with a night out having dinner - we had McD's and a house full of children (3 to sleep and 1 more for dinner)  It was bedlam, but they all had fun bounching around playing with toys, hide-and-seek and generally being loud!  I got them settled at a reasonable hour making way for a film and a glass of chilled rose - well maybe more than one glass was consumed - ha ha!

Okay I'm going to pull myself away from the weekend frolics and talk about the July Style not Age challenge which was set by me!

Jackets for July.

I felt this title would give a wide scope for everyone, and with the weather being so changeable it would be the perfect prompt to cover every eventuality.  I had a few ideas for today's outfit, but settled on this new number from Bonmarche.

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


Thursday, 22 July 2021

Vibrant & feminine OTS Dress - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends, hasn't it been scorching weather recently?
I must admit to finding it a tad too much at times - I'm sure it won't last too long so I should just try to enjoy it. Trouble is doing everything I want to do makes it twice as hard when it's hot!  I've still been to gym classes and have done work in the garden, but it's totally taken it's toll on me!

The garden is looking really nice now, I'm keeping on top of the grass cutting and with the flowers blooming everywhere, it's a real joy to sit outside.  Today I've planted some wild flower bombs - I can't wait for them to grow and I'll be putting them near my little bee hotel - think that might be quite helpful to them. 

On Tuesday I joined my daughter and mum for an afternoon tea.  It was actually my mum's present from my daughter for Christmas, but with covid and lockdown Tuesday was the earliest opportunity to go.  They invited me too which was so lovely - I really do enjoy an afternoon tea and had fun spending the whole of the afternoon with them both at our local  nearest Cafe Rouge in Bluewater.  We dined on sausage rolls, quiche, ham and lettuce rolls followed by my favourite ... Scones, jam and clotted cream, Fruity Carrot cake, Billionaire torte and Blackforest mousse.  We drank endless amounts of tea, but I just had to add the optional glass of Prosecco to my meal, well would have been rude not to!

Yesterday I did a lot of 'getting things done'  I tend to leave things to the last minute & if they don't need doing I wont start them ... my mum calls it 'finding it hard to get to first base'  my daughter spurred me on and I got about 3/4 of the list completed.  Not big endless tasks, just small things like arranging a carpet cleaner and sewing part of my ripped gazebo.  It's quite refreshing to finally tick them and a few other jobs off my list!


Sunday, 18 July 2021

Pleated Skirt with Mustard Accents and Lotus Shoes Wedges.

Hello and welcome to my blog.
It's aimed at ladies over 50, but quite honestly everyone is welcome!

How's your weekend been?
The weather certainly didn't let us down this weekend, with temperatures soaring into the 30'S at times I just had to sit in shade ( I know who actually am I - lol).   
Friday night my ballroom dancing had me tangoing into the weekend with flair & energy.  This was the first time I'd learnt any Tango steps and I really enjoyed the twists and flicks.  It's a work in progress but it's nice to push yourself every once in a while eh!

Saturday was garden day!  Hubby and I spent most of the day cutting hedges and generally tidying up the drive.  We cleaned up and headed over to my daughters to watch the Formula 1 Sprint Race and The Open (which is down the road at Royal St Georges in Sandwich.)  I'm enjoying watching golf more and more over the past few years, and am starting (slowly) to grasp the rules!  It may be a sport I'd like to learn one day, although I don't think I'd be any good at it .... I struggle with Crazy Golf!!! 😆

I enjoyed not cooking on Sunday ... going to my daughters for a BBQ was heaven.  The family were also there so we had a nice few hours soaking up the sun and putting the world to rights - we decided we needed a pool of some description, but had to settle on dunking our feet in plastic boxes full of cold water .... ha ha ha. 😍
Wearing shorts and a bikini top I figured photos of this wasn't going to make the blog, but here's what did!

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


Thursday, 15 July 2021

Paisley Maxi, coral and Denim - At Home With ... - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi everyone, glad you could make it today.
I'm excited to share another fantastic blogging friend with you.  Do keep scrolling to see who's joining me today!

But first can I show you my OOTD?  I'm trying to entice the sunshine to pop over and stay for a while - so far this week  it seems to be working!

I've shopped my wardrobe today, prompted by a lovely lady over on IG (will try and link to her).  She was wearing a lovely maxi skirt with a dainty pale coral top - so here's my copy.
I've had the maxi for a while as I have the top and my old jean jacket made the hat-trick, so for the haul I wore some really old trainers too! 


Monday, 12 July 2021

Dressing for a Garden Party, Matalan Style.

Morning my lovely friends.
How are you?
Sorry I'm so late with today's post, but you know how it goes sometimes!

Been a busy weekend for me with dinner out on Saturday night for my brother-in-law's birthday.  We went to a local haunt that we used to use years ago - was nice to have a trip down memory lane remember the good times with family and friends.  
The Red Lion is a little village pub complete with green and church next door, typically an idyllic olde worlde venue and the meal we had emulated the fabulous ambiance.  I picked a delicious prawn and crab cocktail served with brown bread and followed this classic started with roast garlic and thyme chicken, dauphinoise potatoes served with seasonal greens and copious amounts of Prosecco - I certainly paid for it the next day feeling very much the worse for wear!  My daughter made a fantastic cake, chocolate with more chocolate decorated with a mixture of chocolates and a dusting of gold sprinkles [I'll try to link a piccy for you all].  It ended up a very late night after we carried on the party at my SIL's with more Prosecco & some dancing, I wonder why I couldn't move the next day - I certainly pulled some snazzy moves!

So after a late start on Sunday it was round 2!  I had been invited to my friend's birthday garden party.  I took a nice fresh potato salad to accompany the tempting buffet she'd laid on ... shall I tease you? 
Freshly bbq'd burgers and chicken, avocado salad, coleslaw, pesto rice & aubergine parmigiana [which I fell in love with, so I'm getting the recipe and am going to try making it myself].  This was followed by homemade apple and summer fruit crumble and custard, this was also very yummy.  I was a good girl and decided to drive, this meant taking a bottle of Nosecco .. my new found friend.  If you don't want to drink, but feel like you're missing out, this is a brilliant way to 'cheat'.  It pop's like a proper bottle and has bubbles too - if you pour it  into a champagne flute you'll feel like you're having a real drink - that's half the problem isn't it, having a coke in a big glass makes you feel like you're not drinking and being different.  [I don't know why that is a problem, but it is!]  So a wonderful afternoon was spent sitting in the garden having a laugh and chatting with good friends.  We left in time to watch the football at my daughter's house, let's not get onto that subject as it's still too sad to talk about! 😭   

Shall I let you see what I wore to the garden party?  It was perfect weather, not too hot and not too cold.  I wore this glorious dress.  It's a buffet style and just spot on for the wonderful buffet we devoured.


Thursday, 8 July 2021

One Night On The Spirit of Discovery - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
Many thanks for joining me today.
How's July going for you?
I decided to head over to my local outlet yesterday, I was so looking forward to spending a couple of hours wandering round the shops - Imagine my disappointment when every shop had hardly anything I liked!  I wanted to see what M & S had in there, especially the underwear - very little was being offered.  Same in Clarks, the shoes and sandals were pretty naff to be totally honest.  Phase Eight and Roman weren't any better and after an hour I decided to call it a day and come home.  I might have to resort to doing what I hate .... online shopping!  I just don't enjoy it - I like to look at clothes, feel them, see what the fabric is like, do the colours suit me up close and finally try them on in the store!   Am I the only one who feels like this?  Please tell me I'm not!
Anyway enough about my shopping antics let me tell you about my night away. 💓


Monday, 5 July 2021

June Review.

Hi there my friends.
How are you all doing?
I finally managed to cut the grass last Friday and I also took advantage of the window of pleasant weather on Saturday morning and potted my plants!  They all look so pretty and have started to grow already, although everything seems to be late this year with many of my  original plants not even in bud!  I've been using a plant feed for the first time, so fingers crossed they bloom into beauties soon.  Come on sunshine we need a lot more of your company!

Saturday afternoon we popped to a friends for an open air party in a field.  I was very nervous of the rain on Saturday, but we were blessed with a cloudy but warm event.  That evening we watched the England - Ukraine football match at my daughters.  Seems times have changed as hubby watched the whole match and we got four goals - maybe I'll let him watch the next match on Wednesday!

So shall we get cracking on the ...
June Review.

Early in the month although warm I was sharing a Spring style with cream culottes, pale blue chiffon blouse and my jean jacket.  I wore boots with it too, but decided by switching boots for sandals and leaving out the jacket I could wear it on a cooler Summer day.  Hop back to check out the full post here. 


Thursday, 1 July 2021

He Won!

Morning everyone.
I do hope you are feeling good, I'm one very proud Mummab!  Read on to find out why.
Getting ever nearer to hopefully the ending of lock-down, although I know many people aren't entirely pleased with it.  It's a big topic of discussion that I wouldn't even dream of entering into as everyone has their own opinion of what should and shouldn't happen, what I will say is it can't come quick enough for me now!
So back to the post, you might have been following my IG stories recently when I shared the fact my youngest son would be competing in the oldest rowing race in the world - The Doggett's Coat and Badge Wager, and you can read all about if here


Monday, 28 June 2021

Style not Age .... Perfect Attire for a Picnic.

Morning my friends.
How are you today?
Nearly July, can you believe that!!
Scary how quickly the months go by - we'll be starting Christmas shopping before long! (Sorry)!!
Now did you see my stories and IG page?  Do you remember my son was competing in the Doggetts Coat and Badge race on the River Thames?  Well he won!!!!  I'm ecstatic and bursting with pride.  I'll be sharing a dedicated post soon, so do look out for it my friends. 🥇

Today it’s time for another challenge for Style not Age, I do hope you enjoy seeing how we tackle these challenges as much as we love doing them!
This month it's been Gail's job to find a prompt for us, she's picked a brilliant one, which is just so apt for the month of June .....

Perfect Attire for a Picnic!

I had romantic ideas of a picnic in a field complete with picnic hamper, checkered table cloth & wispy grass swaying in a light warm breeze - alas my busy week and changeable weather scuppered those plans.  I resorted to taking piccys in the garden with no fun filled afternoon in sight!  
My dress is from Matalan, and was the obvious choice for a lazy summer picnic.  I'll be holding onto that idea for a future outing, and will be wearing this outfit when I can. 💛💛


Thursday, 24 June 2021

Am I really old enough for a Saga holiday? - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
Hope you are well.
I'm actually away at the moment, but will be home later.  
Hubby and I have been away for the night, we've been taking part in the Saga Shakedown before they go back into service.  The Spirit of Discovery was our home for the night and we took full advantage of all the facilities including the bars, restaurants and evening entertainment.  We had to follow all the Covid safe directions which started with taking two tests that obviously had to give negative results and we had to have had both our jabs.  Mask wearing was needed as we would usually do when visiting restaurants and bars. We didn't actually leave the dock, as it was only for the night, so a nice tropical sunset might have given us a prettier outlook.  I'm not sure if cruising is my thing or not, but it was certainly very nice to be spoiled by everyone on the boat.  It made a really nice change to be away somewhere different too. Many thanks to my nephew who works for Saga for the opportunity. X

I knew exactly what I was going to wear for both days and the evening, and everything fitted into my overnight case beautifully.


Monday, 21 June 2021

Loafers from Lotus + Jeans, Tee Shirt & Duster.

Hello my lovely friends.
How you all doing?
Not much went on over the weekend, just been watching Euro 2020, but I'm not even going to mention the England - Scotland match, that's better left un-said! (Nil - Nil) in case you didn't know!!! 
If you follow me on IG you may have seen I was lucky enough to go to the local Nicholson's Pub* on Thursday.  I was gifted an experience with them to watch the footy at The Buttermarket, so hubby and I had a lovely evening enjoying some drinks and a nice meal watching it.  Denmark were playing Belgium & the score of 1 all proved exciting to watch, such a shame that the next day our team couldn't emulate that thrilling game!

With changeable weather again, I've been between outfits, the cooler dresses have been replaced with jeans, tee shirts and cardi's,  I even wore a jacket last Friday when it was tipping it down!  I managed to cut both front and back lawns before the rain set in, so that may be kept at bay for a bit.  I'm sure as soon as the sun's out, it'll need doing again! 

This week I'll be getting prepared for Friday.  It's race day for my son when two years of preparation finally comes to fruition.  You can read about his first attempt here and also my older son's race day here too.
This year we are team white, not the best colour to be wearing with the grand-kids around - I'll try and take photos earlier rather than later. Ha ha.

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


Thursday, 17 June 2021

At Home With ... Laurie - Vanity & Me - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my lovelies.
Hope everything is going well for you.
Not much to report since Monday.   I've been having a wonderful time in the garden, getting the grass in order and sorting out the planters.  I've also visited the garden center, it was nice to wander around checking out all the pretty plants and flowers, and aren't the pots & planters expensive!  I bought some pretty flowers to entice the bees, I love having these little visitors in my garden.  I have two big tropical looking plants in pots that have sprouted huge flower stems in the middle which the bees just love - there's plenty busy buzzing around collecting all the nectar.  I would just love to know where they are taking it too - Bee's intrigue me and I've always been very tempted to have a bee hive in my garden!  Just not sure that would be any good with my grand-kids around - they don't like anything that buzzes around them!!  

Tonight I'm off out, I'd love you to stop by my IG stories to see what I'm up to ... I'll share all on Monday in case you miss it. 

Today I'm At Home With .... Laurie - Vanity & Me.
I'm pleased to welcome Laurie to the blog today, and look forward to sharing some secrets about how she goes about her blogging life.
I've long admired Laurie's fabulous style and have often tried to copy.  However with totally different colourings, the shades that suit this stylish blogger don't seem to suit me.  Her style tends to be of a neutral fashion, and everything she wears is finished off to perfection.  So let's get started on the questions and let you see for yourself Laurie's effortlessly chic outfits.


Monday, 14 June 2021

What to wear to a Summer BBQ.

Morning everyone.
Thanks for joining me today - so good to have you here.

What have you been up to over the weekend, do tell all!

Friday night I was ballroom dancing again, it's been lovely to get back to a normal'ish' way of life and great to catch up with friends - especially my best one.  We have been learning the Rhumba, it's been an easy routine to remember & I like the fast pace of learning in this class, but it has been a shame to have to dance alone.  
Saturday hubby and I visited an Aunt in Harlow, Essex.  We had a wonderful couple of hours reminiscing old times and having plenty of laughs along the way.  It's awfully sad to think times have gone when she used to come to stay with my dear MIL, we would go out for dinner and they would come to ours on a Sunday for a roast with all my family.  She's always been full of life with plenty of funny stories to tell - alas times change don't they.  We have to embrace the present, now is the time we make tomorrows memories.  

We also visited the local Robin's Pie and Mash shop.  It's a traditional East End dish comprising of minced meat pie (different pastry for top and bottom), mashed potato and green liquor ( made of parsley, potato water & eel jelly)  Obviously we bought home Pies and Liquor for the family, its a real treat in my house. 😀
Sunday was good fun too.  My best friend's birthday so we were invited to her's to make pizzas and have a few drinks (alcohol free obviously)  You may have seen my stories on IG showing me making pizzas.  What a brilliant idea, they were easy to make, I put on my choice of toppings and slid them into the oven.  Some five mins later they were ready, smelling super tasty I enjoyed mine with some salad.  
Oh yes and there was also the option to make sweet pizzas with chocolate, strawberries and biscoff spread - yep I can confirm they tasted awesome.  Here's the oven my friends have. 

With weather in the high twenties yesterday, I was melting.  I thought my shoestring strap floral black and white dress was the best option.  I didn't want sleeves or anything too tight.  I would probably have been better off in shorts and a bikini top, but that wasn't really the look I was aiming for!!! Lol


Thursday, 10 June 2021

Culottes, Tan Blazer & Pretty White Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
How's it going?
We've had some brilliant weather here in the UK recently, I hope you've been blessed with some warm rays. 
I'm getting the garden into shape and today after ballet I'm off to the garden center to pick up some new flowers.  I really enjoy being in the garden and would happily work outside than do any housework or cooking!  As it was so hot yesterday we had a BBQ of burgers and sausages, we all agreed a basic menu like this is sometimes all you want!  
I'm on day 10 of no alcohol and calorie counting - it's going well so far - so I'm hoping I can trim down again.  I'm also back to my spin classes, I absolutely love working out and even though I find it bloomin' hard work I know I feel better for it.  My dancing classes are open again, so I've been having fun getting back into the swing of them too. 

Did you miss any of last month's posts?  You can catch them all in one on Monday's post featuring my May Review.

Had my 2nd jab on Monday, all went well and we even managed to have a bite to eat in a local restaurant.  The little Italian called Posillipo is in the center of Canterbury and was rather busy for a Monday night.  We had a table inside and devoured our dishes washed down with a beer (zero for me) - no wine on a school night of course. 😆  I wonder if you saw my dishes on Instagram? Hope I didn't make you jealous?  I had Scalopine Di Pollo with a side order of Spinaci - what more can I say it was delicious. 

I've been wearing lots of dresses over the past few days, it's been too hot to wear much else.  I wanted to share this pretty blouse with you today.  I need to wear it with a pretty white skirt, but first I need to get a pretty white skirt - lol. X


Monday, 7 June 2021

May Review.

Good morning everyone.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
How you all feeling?

Isn't the year flying by!  I can't believe it's June already, without a hint of a holiday or break away on the horizon.  Have you managed to escape somewhere interesting and exciting - do tell!
My season of birthday's has finally eased with only one birthday late next month.  I'm certainly all caked out now which doesn't help with losing weight - lol.

As it's the beginning of the month it's time for the May Review so in case you missed any you can catch them here in this concise post.

I've started a new monthly series called At Home With ..... did you see it?
If you would like to be featured please do let me know, I would love you to join in. X

So cast your mind back to the start of May.  The weather was typical for the UK and very changeable, so I was between wearing trousers and boots with coats to wearing dresses with trainers and pretty jackets.  My first look is my shacket, my opinion did a full 180 with this trend & now I love them! 
This is from my local F & F and I think it smartens up jeans and these faux leather trousers perfectly.


Thursday, 3 June 2021

Neutral Casual Chic - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
Hope you are all well, are you enjoying a four day week?

I had a super weekend and because the sun was shinning everything & everyone seemed happier.  I actually sat in the garden on my new-last-year rattan furniture, haven't managed to do that yet this year!  We even ate dinner outside on Monday.
It's half term here in the UK and the town has been really busy so I try to avoid it unless I pop in early.  I met a friend on Wednesday, we went to have lunch at our local which is in walking distance - we've not seen each other since the beginning of lock-down and it was lovely to catch up with her.  Sitting in the pub garden, in the sunshine, eating and drinking was pure heaven, I'm not going to take things like this for granted anymore.

On Tuesday I returned to my spin class at the gym, I was worried I wouldn't be any good - but I surprised myself and finished the whole class not coming in last but with quite a respectable score.  I'm pleased to have booked another class this morning - wish me luck!
I also have a trip to our local wildlife park booked today - I'll be going with my girls and grandchildren, I'm excited to be visiting Wingham Wildlife Park as I've not been before.  There's lots for the kids to do, so the fun and adventure begins as soon as we arrive. 

Now let's tell you a little about my outfit of the day.

The long necklace I fancied wearing works really well - it's got a bit of everything going on, wood, beads, gold and chains.


Monday, 31 May 2021

Style not Age .... Inspiration from the Sky & Sea,

Hello my lovely friends.
Welcome to the blog on this gorgeous Bank Holiday Monday.

I'm shocked that it will be June tomorrow, time seems to be flying by and that's even with hardly any socializing and holidaying to fill my days!!
By contrast the weekend has been lovely and I've been having fun going out for a couple of special events.  Friday I went swimming with my daughter and her kids, she'd hired a private pool for an hour and it was lovely to see the kids having fun and gaining confidence in the water - by the end of the session the two older kids were getting about quite well, my grandson prefers to be under the water rather than on it!  The youngest who's 2 was jumping in to me - which he loved and I looked a pretty picture too. (There I was thinking I wouldn't get my hair wet) Ha!  
Friday evening the second session learning the waltz, I mastered the fairly easy routine and loved whirling around on my own in my floaty dress. X

Saturday a 30th BBQ and fortunately the weather played ball and was quite warm, yes that strange yellow object in the sky even made an appearance!!! Breaking news "the sun came out".
Typically burgers and sausages were served with salads, potato salad, coleslaw and various other delicious meats.  I took some king prawns that I marinated in chillies & garlic, they were on skewers and cooked in seconds on the BBQ.   Another stunning cake from my daughter Little Berry Bakes - The Batman themed drip cake looked very deceiving as it was decorated in black and yellow with rocky road on the top, what a surprise to find it was delicately flavoured with lemon!

Sunday we met up with friends in a local pub, roast lunch was amazing.  It felt wonderful to actually hug friends and sit enjoying their company - here's to many more.  I had roast beef with trimmings, so nice to have a roast I haven't had to cooked!  Finished off the fabulous meal with gypsy tart and a few glasses of Prosecco, I was completely stuffed. 💓
And just like that it's Monday - do love a long weekend though, wish we could have one every week!
Not sure what the plans are today, but it will probably involve the sofa, relaxing and a takeaway.

Back to the blog title.  My four blogger friends and I tackle a new challenge each month and Hilda from the Style Not Age collective came up with the fab prompt of ....


Inspiration from the Sky and Sea.

With so much scope I figured this wouldn't be too much of a big issue, and to be fair I came up with the outfit a while ago.  I tweaked the skirt as the tulle option just didn't look right and I've been itching to wear the Zara blouse for ages - but I waited as I knew it would be spot on for the challenge. 


Thursday, 27 May 2021

At Home with Anna - Anna's Island Style - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning everyone.
Thanks for stopping by.

How's things going for you?
A better day weather wise for me today, no rain!!! Yep how good is that.  I went to town and didn't get wet today, unlike my visit on Monday.  
I came home to cut the grass.  I can confirm it's worn me out!  We have a huge front garden and back, I only did the front and the side verge - all this rain and a little sunshine makes everything grow!!

I stopped by Matalan on Tuesday to look for a pair of mules, didn't have the ones I wanted so will have to order them online, I did find a super pair of flat mules - you may have seen them on my Instagram Stories, but if not they'll be on here soon I'm sure.  I also found a really pretty necklace in the sale, just had to buy it as it's so sparkly - I do love to wear a bit of bling!

So enough about me, shall we see who's in the spotlight for my new monthly series ...
At Home With ....

She's a blogging queen who I love and adore & I'm sure you admire her too.  Her unique style is something to behold and I love to see what she creates every week - sometimes summoning up the courage to copy her looks!

... she's told me before sometimes she just throws clothes on the bed together and see what jumps out at her - I've tried this on a number of occasions and once or twice have come up with interesting looks, so I know it works I just don't always have the guts to do it! Lol


Monday, 24 May 2021

Tunic Top with Leather Look Jeans & Blazer.

Morning all!
Good to have you here, appreciate you taking time out of your day to spend with me!
Been a lovely weekend for me.  I have seen all the family including my mum who popped in for a cuppa and piece of my birthday cake.  It's been so nice to enjoy some special time with them all, with a few cuddles to savour.
Friday I went ballroom dancing.  It was the first session back since the beginning of lock-down and even though I danced alone and couldn't be partnered it was brilliant.  It was so nice to twist and turn and feel carefree for a change.  We followed all the rules and I felt totally safe learning a little waltz routine.  We have 3/4's of an hour learning the steps and a further 15 minutes practicing them. 
Saturday I took my grandaughter shopping, we only went into a couple of shops - namely Primark, H&M and Marks & Spencer.  She came home with five dresses - the style she likes to wear are sleeveless summer dresses with patterns on - even in Winter ... lol.  My little beauty will look perfect in is this one from H&M.  How sweet is this with cute rabbits on it?
Saturday night if you saw my IG stories I went to my daughter's.  Her hubby cooked us a typical dish from The Alps and it's the nearest I'm getting to being away skiing this year, how sad is that! 😞  We watched the Eurovision Song Contest - bloody annoyed that we got the usual nil points - seriously why do we bother to enter - not sure if voting is tactical or not because I think James Newman's song was brilliant & very catchy - do let me know if you like it my friends. x
Sunday was a family day too.  Got to see my grandson and grand-daughter with mummy and daddy, they popped by to see us all so my other daughters also joined us too - nice to have nearly all the family together.  No roast to worry about either so a takeaway curry was the order of the day - delicious as always. 
How did your weekend go?


Thursday, 20 May 2021

Pleats & Flats with a Denim Jacket - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my lovely friends.
How are you all doing?
Things have calmed down a little after my run of birthdays and I've been enjoying musing over my  birthday presents with a little peace.
With the rain taking center stage over the past weeks all I've wanted to wear is jeans and boots. I long for the weather to improve so I can wear some of my summer outfits and sandals.  I got some cute cream jeans and a pretty white blouse for my birthday along with a really welcomed white jean jacket (I've been wanting one for ages) - this will be one of the first outfits I put on when the sun decides to make an appearance for longer than an hour or so! Ha ha!

Last year I was due to go to Budapest to see the Hungarian F1 race.  Yep you know the answer to that one, so we've managed to extend our deposit and are trying to book for the latest possible date next year.  I've mixed feelings about the whole thing - part of me is really excited to think we might be able to get away next year or maybe this one, but on the other hand I'm half expecting everything to be back in lock-down!!  I do hope this is just me worrying.  Have you booked to go abroad yet?

Let me tell you about today's OOTD.  I took advantage of better temperatures the other week and wore this skirt and jacket combo.   
Do join my #chicandstylish #LINKUP my friends, you'll find the link further down.


Monday, 17 May 2021

Asquith Lounge Suit with Maidenform Bra.

Morning my friends.
Hope you are all safe and well.
Been a crazy birthday weekend for me, well actually It's been a crazy week really. 
I had a wonderful day on Saturday and felt truly loved and cherished by everyone.  I had some amazing presents and as always was very spoiled.  Did you see my IG stories?  I had a wonderful dinner from a local restaurant ... Wheelers Oyster Bar that certainly didn't disappoint.  We had a big selection, including Lobster Lasagna, Prawn and Crab tart, Scallops, Crab cakes, Mezze and other delicious fish dishes. This was topped off with a big cake made fresh by Little Berry Bakes - that was stunning too!

If you've seen my Instagram post's recently you may have clocked that I won a Giveway.  I was delighted to win a stylish lounge suit from the super collection of workout & lounge wear.

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


Thursday, 13 May 2021

At home with .....Nancy - Nancy's Fashion Style - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
Hope you are all okay.

I'm sharing another fabulous blogger with you today.  You can find out more about Nancy - Nancy's Fashion Style further down.  She's an exciting blogger from Netherlands and blogs about her passion for fashion & style.  It's always nice to hear more about our blogging friends so hope you'll enjoy her post.

First I'll tell you a little about my week.  I'm getting really excited at the opening of my gym classes next week along with my dance lessons later on in May.  I've still be doing the couch to 5K app and have been working my way through the runs, re-visiting some if I've had a few days off.  I feel much better for going, but it's hard work and I'm not particularly fast! However I keep telling myself I'm over-taking the people still on the sofa (sorry if that's you)!
I've been looking for a new suite this week, mine is looking very sad and in need of being replaced.  I've seen a few that I like, but will need to take hubby and hope we can come to some sort of agreement.  We usually have very similar opinions, but will have to see if he likes any of my choices! 
It's my birthday on Saturday and like last year I've chosen to have my local favourite Wheelers Oyster Bar supply the dinner - the menu sounds amazing if you'd like to take a look at this renowned fish restaurant, it will make your mouth water for sure.  It'll be a busy weekend with two birthday's to follow mine so there'll be plenty of fizz & cake consumed I fear hope. 😜 

Well enough about my birthday let's get involved with finding out about Nancy. X


Monday, 10 May 2021

Neutral Tan with Pop's of Pink.

Hello my friends.
What you doing today?
I'm counting down to the run of three birthdays starting with mine on the 15th.  My gran-daughters is the following day and I remember when she was born so clearly.  I'd made a mild hot curry for my birthday meal which my daughter had, bye the next evening she had mild back-ache which the midwife said was nothing!  Some two or so hours later my little princess arrived, at home in the bedroom - how many people can say they were born at home eh!  As you can imagine she has a list of presents she'd like, one in particular (we're not sure where she got it from) a 'ginger cat' - according to mum and dad she's definitely not getting that one! 

With the weather still so changeable (one day last week we had sun, rain, hail, wind, thunder & lightning) my outfits can't really be confined to one style.  Jeans, have been my 'go to' style, with jumpers and boots, but I've also been sporting wide legs trousers and a nice dress here and there.
I've not worn these culottes this year which is such a shame because they are the perfect Spring piece.  I wore them plenty last year including paired with navy, looking floral with sunflowers and matched with my biscuit trench coat.


Thursday, 6 May 2021

Do You Wear Shacket's - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
Hope you are well.
Another month of birthdays for Mummabstylish with mine, grand-daughters, sons and son-in-law quite close together so another expensive month for me!
The weather is still playing havoc with my daily outfits, falling back on my jeans, boots and jumpers and I can't wait to wear some pretty 'Spring' dresses soon - I've bought two new ones this week and can't wait to share them with you.  I also had a browse in H & M and Zara yesterday - just love all the styles going on, but they do seem to be very similar to lots of bits I already have in my collection!  I was walking around thinking 'I've got similar to that' and 'this will look great with those in my wardrobe'!!  Anyone else think the same?

I want to ask you a question.
Do you like Shackets?
They are the cross between a shirt and a jacket.  I've been seeing them for ages but didn't think they were really me.  You see I've been having dilemma's!  Is my style a little too classic?  Should I try to entertain more fashion into my looks?  I decided to give it a go ...  let me know what you think of my turn-around on the shacket style.


Monday, 3 May 2021

April Review.

Good morning my friends.
Happy Bank Holiday May Day to you.
How are you all?
Can't quite believe we are actually in May 2021 - crazy eh!
April was a busy month for me, with 5 immediate family birthdays to celebrate.  It was also full of anticipation for another easing of lock-down - come May 17th (with fingers crossed we'll be able to go into a restaurant & pub to eat and drink - hurrah!!!)
Haven't done much over the weekend, quiet Saturday and roast dinner yesterday and who knows what today will bring.  If the weather is nice we may go out to eat, but will play that one by ear - who wants to sit and eat outside in the cold?

As it's the beginning of May I'd like to share what I got up to in April, do scroll down for all the outfits I wore.

Starting with this stylish look.  Faux leather culottes in soft brown.  It's a versatile look and I like how easy and relaxed it feels on.  Comfortable & dressy.


Thursday, 29 April 2021

Mom Jeans - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How are you all doing?
Seems crazy to think we had some "almost" nice weather at the beginning of the week, but it's so cold now, with a biting wind and grey skies!  
I met up with a friend for coffee and a scone yesterday - it was a very chilly walk along the beach and we both welcomed the sheltered area where we sat, ate, drank and chatted.  We decided that when we are allowed to enter premises to have a meal or a drink Mother Nature will be there sticking two fingers up as we'll be sweltering in the heat and clambering for outdoor tables - lol.
Anyhow ... this is what I wore, basically I just changed to skinny jeans and ugg boots (boy did I need them)!


Monday, 26 April 2021

Style not Age - Spring Sweaters

Hi there everyone.
Glad you could stop by today.
You're just in time to see what the Style not Age collective have been creating from the prompt set by
She made it easy for us with the challenge ....
Spring Sweaters.

Let me tell you a bit about my week.  I took charge of my Giveaway prize on Friday.  I was lucky enough to win a stylish lounge suit from Asquith London and I'm revelling in the comfiness of the two pieces - do pop over to IG to see them.  
Saturday night we managed to have drinks and food al fresco with our good friends - it was rather chilly so not a late and raucous night we would usually have - that will come, my friends that will come! 🤭
Another two birthday's celebrated over the weekend with my daughters on Friday and daughter-in-law's on Sunday - all celebrated outside I'm pleased to say but was bloody cold though!  There's another two this week and then a bit of a lul until the next three-in-a-row!!!  (I told you it was an expensive couple of months - lol) 


Thursday, 22 April 2021

Tu Skirt & Cable Jumper - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP.

Morning my friends.
How you all doing?
Exciting week for me and I'm happy to say I've been to the beauty salon yesterday and am going to the hairdressers this very day!!!  I'm so excited to be getting my hair trimmed, it's beginning to get me down as it's way too long and out of condition.  Catch the looks on IG my lovely friends.

Today I'm sharing another look from Bonmarche.  A jumper is the perfect addition for Spring - worn over a tee shirt or blouse is a stylish way to layer up when the weather calls for it. Doesn't the bright yellow give off a positive vibe too!

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

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