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

Thursday 30 September 2021

Neutral Trench, Animal Print Blouse - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning everyone.
Thanks for joining me today.
I can't believe it's the first day of October tomorrow and just like that Autumn has arrived.  It's like a big switch has been clicked on ... I've been cold for the last two days!

I've started a Keto diet again, since putting on the two stone I lost I've decided now is the time.  I'm only on day 4, but it seems to be going well so far. 👍

So with changed weather I've been wearing jeans more recently.  I need to get some warmer dresses and maybe a couple more vests and jumpers so I can layer up in order to still wear the dresses I've got.
Today I'm sharing a look that's pretty normal for me, jeans, shirt and jacket ... my lightweight trench coat.


Monday 27 September 2021

Style Not Age are Pretty in Pink.

Morning my friends.
Hope you're doing well.
My oh my, didn't September fly by, tell me who's started buying Christmas Presents already?  I've made my list and will try to get bits and pieces throughout the month and hopefully will manage to get all I want.  There's rumors of not being able to get much in the run up to Christmas due to a shortage of lorry drivers, I do hope the get the situation sorted out as we've all had enough of crap times haven't we!

Saturday night, after a quiet day hubby and I went out to dinner with my daughter and hubby.  After finding out one of our favourite restaurants has now closed down, much to our devastation, we ended up in Cote Brasserie.  Annoyingly it wasn't our first or second choice, but nothing worked in our favour time-wise so we ended up in there.  We didn't think it would be any good, especially when being told after we had our drinks that half the menu wasn't available!  They had been waiting for a delivery from the day before!  Bizarrely the delivery arrived whilst we were there and they managed to find more items that we wanted.  We ended up having a really nice three course meal and a few glasses of fizz, and enjoyed a night with our family before the approaching arrival of their first baby in November ... I can't wait. 💖 

Now back to the Style not Age prompt - Pretty in Pink. I was so pleased when Anna picked this as her choice.  Pink is my all time favourite shade and although I don't have much in my wardrobe it's a colour I love to wear.  I suppose it's because it's associated with being girly and graceful, the type of person I like & try to be and think I am, it doesn't always work because I'm often found in jeans or track-suits and not at all very feminine. Lol.


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.

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