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Thursday 31 March 2022

An Everyday Look - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hiya my friends.
How's you week going?
Not much to report from the past few days, been helping with the school run, seeing the grand-kids, going to gym classes and generally just chilling out.  Hubby has been rather busy in the garden - you see we have plans for a two new builds on our property - it's a big plot with a really old house on it and loads of grass (hence I'm always cutting it and moaning about who needs lots of grass).  So he's been building a hard-standing for all the materials we will need, plus he's tidied up the area I'm calling a patio.  We have a lovely set of rattan furniture and it will look super on the new area until the new house is built. 

So with no shopping recently I've been shopping my wardrobe and wearing old faithfuls.  Do let me know what you think of my look today, you've seen all the pieces before, but maybe not in this way.

There's nothing more feminine than frills on an outfit!


Monday 28 March 2022

Style Not Age are Iris Apfel Inspired.

Hi there my friends.
Do hope you've had a super weekend - I certainly have with the icing on the cake being a big family roast at my daughters house to celebrate Mother's Day with all the family attending.  My mum came too which was marvellous.  We had roast turkey and all the extras, I even had a frozen red cabbage left over from Christmas and my son-in-law made his own pigs-in-blankets - yum yum and totally full up now.  So the rest of the week will be back calorie counting to compensate for my 'pigging out' on Sunday!

With it being the last Monday of the month it's time the latest installment from the ladies of Style Not Age.
With this months theme falling into the hands of Hilda she gave us the tasty yet tricky prompt of ...

Inspired by Iris Apfel.

There's a new collaboration in town between Iris Apfel and H & M.  I'm excited to see this up close and personal, so will be paying a visit to my local store toute suite.  Iris, who's pattern mixing is second to none, pairs flashy prints with feather boas, bangles, beads, beads and more beads.  She wears statement round glasses too, these are here signature so you'll never forget who she is! 
These looks aren't for everyone, but will certainly make you stand out from the crowds. Do share if you've seen the new edit and if you've bagged an unusual garment or two. 

Well I can confirm that this proved to be 100% a tricky title for me.  I didn't want to buy anything new as I figured I had plenty in my wardrobe to complete the look and so I set about styling my copy with enthusiasm.  I have to add it's not my most favourite look and I probably won't be repeating it, but it was interesting to try!

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


Thursday 24 March 2022

Jumpsuit Joy from Nomads Clothing - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning everyone.
Hope you are well.
Nearly the end of March can you believe it!  The weather has been lovely recently, really quite warm on some days, so much so I wore a dress with my legs out the other day!  Had to quickly reach for the fake tan though, I really need to get on the sunbed I think!

The grandchildren have been filling my days this week, and tonight I have two for a sleep-over.  They are staying for the day tomorrow so I'm planning on taking them to the kids soft play center so they can let off a bit of steam.  I can get a coffee there and watch them play, although as they're still quite young I'm sure nanny will have to join in and play with them. 😉

Going back to the warm weather we've been having, I though it might be time to talk about proper Spring dressing like this new jumpsuit I was gifted from Nomads Clothing.  One of my favourite things about warmer weather is wearing less layers, I do hate bulky jumpers and and thick coats and adore wearing thinner jumpers and jackets.  

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


Monday 21 March 2022

Black and White with a Splash of Fiery Orange!

Hi there my friends.
Hope you're all doing well.
As I said last week the weekend was a quiet affair.  Didn't get up to much and even my ballet exam was postponed for a couple of weeks due to a Covid outbreak for teachers and a few pupils.  I do admit to being rather pleased to have the extra practice, I think I need it to be honest!

I looked after my grandson on Sunday, just for a couple of hours before going to the local for dinner. Neither me or hubby felt like cooking, so David suggested going out to eat and as you can imagine I jumped at the chance - any reason not to cook works for me ... lol!

I'm always on the lookout for a charming dress and when I saw this in the Dorothy Perkins sale I though why not?  As it was a mere £15 I popped it into my online shopping basket and home it came to me!

Once it arrived I didn't really like the look, so it might go back, do let me know what you think my friends.


Thursday 17 March 2022

Mother's Day Ideas - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How are you?
After my busy weekend it's been nice to have a quieter week.  I've been to the gym and apart from that I've basically stayed at home doing 'catching up bits', a bit of ironing and generally tidying up - it's been quite therapeutic really! I'm not out at the weekend so it'll be good to have a takeaway and watch an exciting film or two.  I do have a ballet exam on Saturday afternoon, but that will only be about a quarter of an hour and will be over in a flash!  

We do have another special day emerging on the horizon though as the weekend after hosts Mother's Day.  I try to combine being with the children with seeing my mum, we either go out for a meal or have a roast at home with everyone giving a helping hand - not sure what the plan will be this year, but fingers crossed I wont have to cook ... ha ha.

I'm always a very lucky lady on special days like this and every year I get beautiful cards, lovely messages and thoughtful gifts, so today I thought it might be helpful to share some ideas of what to buy the special women in your life.

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


Monday 14 March 2022

Dining at The Ritz.

Morning my friends.
Have you had a super weekend?
I've had a really busy one.
On Friday I was in London with my husband and son for another presentation at Waterman's Hall.  This was for winning the Doggett's Coat and Badge race last year - you can read all about it on this post.
I wore a dress that was featured on the blog a while back and the black and white shirt dress looked good even though we'd had to travel in the rain! 
Saturday was a very slow day due to mixing my drinks.  I'm the one who always preaches to the kids not to mix drinks and there I was doing the very thing I shouldn't have!  I did pay for it the next day and even went back to bed to try and get over my hangover!  Will I ever learn to say no to the last drinks? Lol.

Sunday was a different story, I woke early and popped into town to try and get something to wear yesterday.  I did come home with two dresses, you can see I picked this pretty cornflower blue Spring dress to wear even though it also rained yesterday too!  I'll be featuring the second on the blog later in the week so I hope you'll stop by to see it.

With lots of charming Spring tea dresses, brightly coloured trousers and some tempting jumpers I was spoilt for choice.


Thursday 10 March 2022

Chocolate and Leopard Print - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there my friends.
How you all doing?

Well I'm on cloud nine.
You may have seen on Instagram that finally my grand .... daughter has arrived!  Yes a girl to even up the numbers.  Not only that my granddaughter is over the moon about having a sister to love and spoil.  She's only 7 and has a cousin that she adores (she likes the boy cousins she likes as well) but wanted a sister to share the laughs and special times with ... now she has her wish. 💕

I looked after the three of them whilst they were in hospital and it certainly does keep you on your toes, I was shattered and wonder how I managed to bring up 5 of my own!!! Well I was a lot younger then, lol!


Monday 7 March 2022

February Review.

Morning all.
Another busy weekend for me.  
Dancing on Friday evening and dancing on Saturday night too!  You see I was invited to a Ladies Night, which is a dinner dance to celebrate wives of the Freemasons. I had an invite to this splendid occasion and it was so nice to get dressed up in a long dress enjoy a dinner with drinks and a bit of dancing too.
Funnily enough my dancing instructor and his wife were both present at the dinner, however the evening didn't have ballroom style dancing just normal mum and dad dancing ... lol!

Sunday we had a small roast with some of the kids, we're all on tenterhooks awaiting the very late arrival of our newest addition to the family.  Hopefully baby will arrive in the next two days ... 🤞

As it's the beginning of March you'd stopped by just in time to see my catch up post from the past few weeks.  More commonly known as the February Review.

Whilst skiing at the beginning of the month I was pleasantly surprised to share a product to enhance my hair.  I've always had dark hair, that doesn't need much attention, however the shampoo and conditioner enhances it even more.  Do stop by the blog to read more about these fantastic Vegan friendly products and the other products they offer.


Thursday 3 March 2022

Lilac & Orange Dress - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there.

Such sad news this week, my heart goes out to the people of Ukraine, and I hope there will be a safe and speedy conclusion to what's happening. 💙💛

Have you had a good week?  I'm STILL anticipating the arrival of my grandchild.  My daughter, as you can imagine, is pulling her hair out.  Baby should be here by next week though, so I'll let you know my friends. X

Well the end of February did have some lovely weather and it almost felt Spring like here, alas that didn't last and we've experience drizzle since the beginning of March.  I know we've not had much rain over the past few months, but it was just starting to feel like Spring was in the air ... lol!

Florals are always in fashion, and what about dark florals?  Well they are too.  I have plenty of flowery garments in my wardrobe and love pairing them with all sorts.  However the dress I'm sharing with you today has such a big flowery print over it, I'm only thinking of styling it with plain accessories.  I want the pattern to shine through so it can be appreciated for what it is ... big and bold, lilac and orange, moody but still sexy.

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