I'm all good and anticipating a fantastic long weekend celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
Haven't got anything planned but whatever I do it will be with the family and some friends, I'll keep you posted what I get up to!
I wanted to get into the festive mood though and have decided to wear red white and blue in my outfits this week. This is one I wore on Tuesday.
This T shirt dress I've had for ages, & I love the navy and white stripes - makes it quite nautical really and the colours make it very patriotic too! I picked it up before a holiday in Matalan. It's so soft & comfortable to wear, it just slips over the head and can be worn with a belt or just loose like this. I like that it's full length and the extra splits up either side add a little sass to the look. I added some red beads, the only one's I actually own and were a gift from my son one Christmas.
Trainers really do give dresses and edgy look and I'm hooked on wearing mine whenever I can, I've also got two new pairs to share with you - do watch out for them on my Instagram page. I topped the whole thing off with a jean jacket, I've acquired this one from my daughter, it's too big for her so she passed it onto me ... how lucky!
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When I was younger I never envisaged reaching my thirties let alone my 50's it's almost like I blinked and became 58 - does anyone else feel like this?
With it being the Platinum Jubilee it's got me thinking how the years have passed so quickly. I remember staying with my dad and step-mum in London when it was the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977! She wore an outfit in my favourite colour - carnation pink! The dress didn't appeal to me then, well I wouldn't have wanted to be seen wearing any kind of two piece with a pleated skirt as I was only 13! My oh my how things have changed. Pleated skirts are the type of look I'm drawn to now, and have got plenty in my wardrobe. You can see me wearing leopard print pleats and you can find "Look one" of Styling a blue chiffon skirt here.
I remember catching a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth when she left St Paul's Cathedral and again at another venue. It was an amazing day & I could sense everyone around feeling joyful and happy around me. I know there were plenty of street parties, my now-husband went to one and he dressed up as a 'punk rocker' complete with Mohican!!! Did you celebrate the silver jubilee?
Fast forward 25 years to The Golden Jubilee 2002. I have to admit to not remembering much about this jubilee celebration. I was in the throes of raising five children! They were busy times with schools, after school clubs, gymnastics, football, holidays and generally enjoying family life ... oh and there were plenty of birthday's to celebrate, in fact that's what I was doing on 4th June, having a party for my youngest son who was 5 on that day!
I had to look up what the Queen wore, and found, as I would have imagined, a classic and rather stunning two piece with matching hat in a glorious shade of blue ... cornflower blue - this was one of the many she wore to the various events she went to. What a busy lady she was and still is, amazing for a women of 96!!!!
For the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 I remember a bit more. The Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pagent included a spectacular flotilla of 1000 boats which travelled from Chelsea to Tower Bridge and was led by The Royal Barge which the Queen travelled on. This had more meaning to me because one of my sons was working on the River (two work on there now) and was thinking about competing in the Doggetts Race. The winners of that can then become one of the Queen's personal rowers ... You can see the winners wearing the famous red Doggett Coat and Badge in the picture below.
I wonder what the Queen will be wearing this weekend for her Platinum Jubilee? I hope one of her outfits is pink, but as she does wear some amazingly colourful outfits I'm sure they'll all be glamorous, stylish, elegant and pretty and I'm sure I'll love them all!
When I was younger I never envisaged reaching my thirties let alone my 50's it's almost like I blinked and became 58 - does anyone else feel like this? I thought I had all the time in the world. I still have plenty of years ahead of me ... hopefully, but I would urge anyone younger than me to enjoy all their years whatever they are doing. Just go for whatever you want to do, jump in with two feet and a big heart, as you never know what's round the corner.
Another important thing to consider is making a will, do remember as your circumstances change then so should your will. We've changed ours a few times over the years, for times we've bought and sold properties. A life insurance is also worth looking into, I'm sure many of you have that sewn up but for those that don't there's plenty of companies that are only a click away with helpful information and can offer tailor made plans to suit your every need. Follow the link to find all your term life insurance quotes and I reckon you'll bag yourself a bargain and feel relieved you'll have no future worries for the 'just in case' situations!
As I mentioned above I feel we should all embrace every opportunity and challenge ourselves daily ... well David and I will be doing that in the very near future as we are planning to build two new properties on our land where our house is situated. And we'll be doing lots of it ourselves! We've built in the past, a big 5 bedroom house on the seafront near us, and I literally can't wait to do it again. However I must add we have only two kids still living at home with us, and feel that by the time the new house is built they may have moved on, but with our 7 + counting grand-kids living very near us, wherever we live our house will be full up with joyous & rowdy children, family fun and plenty of overnight stays! Big or small our house size won't matter!
Time for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP
Favourite blogger from last weeks entries is .... Laurie - Vanity & Me. who's sharing a wonderful collection of fabulous and fancy products and looks so relaxed in her comfortable sandals and relaxing slippers. Do slip over to check-out her page. X
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Have a good one my friends.