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Thursday 28 October 2021

Forever You Beauty - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
Hope you are well.

I've had a super weekend away with my mum and sister, we went to Rye in Sussex (you may have seen my stories).  We travelled down on Friday, stopping in the town before heading to the hotel after having lunch and a couple of drinks in the pub nearby.  We also had a look in the only supermarket Rye has - Jempson's (opposit the station) which had an amazing array of cakes, biscuits, cheese, wine and just about everything you could want!  I left with a nice bottle of fizz - how on earth did that happen? 
The River Haven Hotel was our home for a couple of days, and it served us well having a nice little bar, lovely food, really pleasant and helpful staff and excellent rooms.  I'd thoroughly recommend staying there!
We ate at a local Italian on Friday evening ... dining on chicken with chips and bang went the Keto diet on that day!  We had a nightcap in the hotel and returned to our rooms for what turned out a difficult sleep for me - I don't often sleep without my hubby and really missed him.  
On Saturday we had a day checking out the town, having a nice scone with cream, jam and a delicious hot coffee.  We decided, after a busy day in the town. we would eat at the hotel. Another super meal for the three of us, and also a cheeky brandy before bed ... yes a better nights sleep for me!  
Returning home on Sunday we arrived upon a chicken roast dinner cooked by some of the family and my hubby, what a nice welcome home that was.  We've decided to look further afield next time and would appreciate any positive recommendations from you lovely lot. x

Do you wear makeup?  
Well I hold my hands up to wearing makeup most days.  I just don't feel dressed without it, and am always watching YouTube for tips and tricks to get my cosmetics routine just right. With that being said I don't wear makeup ALL the time, when I'm at the gym I don't wear it, however I certainly don't like the look - I often have people don't recognize me when I'm dressed up and not in gym attire! How rude ... lol!

I've always loved wearing makeup and can definitely confirm to wearing more now that when I was in my teens and early 20's, and since I started my skincare routine last year have been interested to find new, more age appropriate products for my particular skin.  So you can imagine I was delighted to have been approached by the team at Forever You to sample some of their products.

This is a sponsored post, however these are all my own honest comments. 


Monday 25 October 2021

Style Not Age share our Cosy Autumn Coats.

A big warm welcome to you all.
Thanks for stopping by today, it's good to have you here.
Welcome to the blog today, it's the last Monday of the month so it's time to share the latest challenge that was set by Hilda - Over The Hilda.  She gave us a interesting topic to work with and it fell into my lap at just the right time, I needed a new coat so Cosy Autumn Coats has been well received!

As usual the weather in the UK is playing games with us, one minute it's cold the next there's a warm breeze in the air and Summer dresses are being worn again!  So when I was buying a new coat the other day it seemed a tad silly, I've been way too hot to wear even a jacket recently let alone a big padded coat!   But I know when the weather does change for the worse I'll be more than thankful that I've already got mine!


Thursday 21 October 2021

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

Hello and welcome to the blog.
I like to share my styles & a bit of my lifestyle with you and I'm an over fifty blogger.
Thanks for stopping by, you're just in time to check out another of my blogging friends.
I started the At Home With ... series to share my wonderful friends with you, there's many that you may know, but also some that you might not.  If you'd like to be featured, please do send me an email or drop a message in the comments box below.  Today I'm happy to introduce Michelle - Fifty and Fab to my blog, I'm sure you'll like her just as much as I do. 

It's been a busy week with a couple of gym classes, a ballet class and a trip to see the new Bond film.  Have you seen it yet?  I'm not going to spill any beans on here in case you've not watched it yet ... a little under-whelmed to be honest, and could really have waited to watch indoors - the amount of times some people come and go in the cinema is nobodies business! So annoying!  Why can't they just sit and watch a film!! Grrrr!  Rant over .. lol.
I'm away for the weekend with my mum and sister.  We're off to visit Rye and having stayed there before I know it will be a relaxing time, pondering a few shops, having a bit to eat, a couple of nice evening meals and a good old catch up!  I'll try to take some photos and share how it goes on IG.

Sharing another pink look today - I simply can't get enough of these pretty wide leg trousers and feel they might come away with me at the weekend, just depends on the weather!


Monday 18 October 2021

Burnt Orange & Baby Shower.

Hi there, hope all is good in your world.
All good here, I've had a lovely couple of days ... especially Sunday for my daughter's baby shower.

Most of you are probably familiar with what a baby shower is, but for those who don't know let me explain.  When a baby is on its way it's not only the parents who are excited, it's also a joyful time for grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who all eagerly await the special arrival.  It's usual for the female family and friends to get together and have an enjoyable few hours having a drink, bite to eat and maybe play a few games.  Much like it's a male 'thing' to 'wet the baby's head' with a few drinks in the pub.  It's not everyone's 'cup of tea' but for those who do like to join in it's an exciting time to celebrate the anticipated arrival of a cherished baby.
So Yesterday was the suitable date for it to take place.  About 20 of us congregated at my eldest daughters' house to enjoy a beverage or two, some delicious snacks and join in the amusing games of guess the bump size of mum-to-be and guess the chocolate snack hidden in a nappy - urgh!
It's a fun time to relax and and enjoy some time together before baby makes an appearance.  It's also nice to take a gift for mum-to-be or baby too.

I decided to wear a dress, you know how much I love to don a dress for most occasions, this sale buy from Wallis worked a treat and felt the longer length and full arm was a great choice for the cooler weather we've been having.


Thursday 14 October 2021

Pink and Tan ... it Works - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
Hope you are all well.
Anyone else feeling really tired lately?  I seem to feel completely exhausted most of the time and could literally fall asleep!  I've just started a new fitness class -  Absolute Abs, that's on top of the Cycle class I do, so that might be the reason - ha ha!

Today you find me styling pink again, actually pink with tan - It's a combination I seen lots of times before but never actually tired it.  What do you think?


Monday 11 October 2021

Leopard with Mustard & Black.

Good morning my friends.
How are you all?

I've had a lovely weekend.  David and I went on a little shopping trip to our local outlet and came home with quite a few bits!  He found a few shirts and I bought four dresses!  Well there's 'talk' of us going on holiday, so we needed some new pieces to take away.  It was really nice to just get out shopping and actually find something I liked.

I adore Autumn for many reasons including watch Strictly Come Dancing on a Saturday night, sometimes prefer to do that rather than go out!  Must be getting old eh?  Talking of dancing, my evening lesson on Friday night was learning the Rumba.  I'm getting to grips with the harder moves and having the teacher or his wife to partner me makes it even better.  It's nice to have someone steady me when doing twists and turns.  I'm still trying to persuade hubby to join me, but as it's on a Friday night (pub night) I've got no chance!

So here's what I wore for my trip to the shops.

On Saturday morning, whilst scrolling through. I spotted a lovely lady wearing a similar look to my leopard and mustard ensemble, so I set about copying it. 


Thursday 7 October 2021

Dior Dupe! - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
How you doing?
A really chilly Mummab today, well all week really.  It's like I have a switch inside me that changed from being hot all the time to being cold.  I really wish my temperature controller worked better!!

I had a trip into town to collect a Next parcel on Monday, I also came home with a couple of bits I'd bought whilst out.  Guess what! The two items from Next will have to go back as the court shoes were too small & very heigh and the jeans were totally the wrong style.  I didn't have much luck with the skirt I picked up in Primark either.  To be fair I should have known it wouldn't be right as it's that bias cut style, not really one that suits my pear shape, so all will have to be returned.  I did come home with this cute bag from H & M  (This one is green and black, but mine is black and cream).  It's a copy of the trendy Dior tote and I'm over the moon with it!


Monday 4 October 2021

September Review.

Hi there my friends.
A huge welcome to you to my over fifty blog and also to October.
I'm psyching myself up to start my wardrobe change over.  I neglected to do it last season, so still have boots and sandals all mixed up as well as Winter trousers, jumpers and coats.  I got a bit out of sync due to Covid and lock-down restrictions, but want to get my wardrobe sorted this season.  I'm going to try to get this done in the next few weeks. 

Another lovely day with the family yesterday, I had a roast beef dinner for 11.  There was plenty to go around as I'd bought a big fore rib of beef from a local butchers.  It just about fitted into my oven along with roast potatoes, roasted cauliflower (remember I'm following a Keto diet), yorkshire puddings and plenty of vegetables.  Of course we had my husbands 'special' red wine gravy to complete the meal.  It was a fabulous day and there was even loads of meat left so I can cook a chilli with the rest.

At the beginning of each month I share a review of the past month, so today you've arrived to find out all about what I wore last month, thanks for joining me for the ...
September Review.

Way back early in the month I was relishing wearing this beautiful dress I picked up on a trip to the seaside.  I love to wear pink and although I don't have much in my wardrobe I was thrilled to find this one in a little boutique and take it home with me.  You can read about my pretty pink buffet dress here.

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