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Monday 30 January 2023

SNA Share January Blues.

Morning my friends.
Hope you've had a nice week and better weekend.
Don't the weeks just fly by now?

I'm on the run down for my holiday to The French Alps.  I'm off for a weeks skiing on Saturday, I'm going to Les Arcs and literally can't wait.  Let's hope my knees don't play me up.  I've been at the gym trying to strengthen them so I'm sure anything I've done will help.  I'm going to get everything sorted early this week so there's no rush on Friday, I don't need anything new as I've got plenty already.  I'll run my salopettes and jacket through the wash and add a sachet of protector into it, I don't want to get wet whilst I'm on the slopes!  Are you a fan of skiing?  I simply love going and am usually last in, I wonder if that will still be the same this year!

So today it's the last Monday of the month, and the first of the year which can only mean a new installment from the ladies from the Style Not Age collective.  If you've never heard of us before, myself and four friends come together and share our interpretation from a prompt set by one of us, this month Hilda - Over The Hilda set the task.  It's perfect for the new month, do let us know what you think of our looks based on our title ....

January Blues.


Thursday 26 January 2023

Salamander Shirt with Hotter Shoes - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning, good to have you here.
Sorry there wasn’t a post on Monday, various reasons and I didn’t want to beat myself up about it, you understand I’m sure. X
Hope you're going to join the #linkup below.

You've joined a very unhappy Mummab today.  You see I've managed to get photos taken yesterday, and stupidly deleted some of them as I was transferring them to my computer!!  I'm so annoyed with myself as I'm usually so careful.  My daughter has offered to take them again, but it's such a faff isn't it!
In future I'll be doubly careful with what I do so that it doesn't happen again!

I've had a normal week so far, gym has been good and although my I've been unable to get into my usual cycle class I went into body attack instead.  I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up but was pleasantly surprised at how well I did, I've come away feel quite chilled with 'nicely' aching muscles, I'm sure I won't be able to walk in the morning, but that'll be tomorrow's worry ... lol!  That's the trouble with going to the gym in Jan and Feb, everyone is on a fitness spurt aren't they.  All the classes get booked up and the loyal gym go'ers can't get booked in, do you know I have to book a week and a day in advance to get into cycle classes, that means waking at 6.00 am on a Sunday and Tuesday to book for a Monday and Wednesday the following week!  If I'm late there's no chance of booking in!  I really need to look into going to another gym, but I like the instructor so I'm staying put for now, oh and just keep moaning about it!! ha ha!! 😝

So today I wanted to share two new items with you.  I've been a big fan of Salamander Shirts* for a while now and was delighted to receive a couple of new designs from them recently, so what do you think of this pretty floral shirt?  It's been teamed with my 'go to' trouser of the season ... my jeans.  However I wanted to give a bit of a Spring vibe so opted for these cute court shoes from Hotter* in the subtle nude shade.  

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


Thursday 19 January 2023

Cross-Over Maxi from Jenerique - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
What's been happening?

Been a normal week for me since going to London on Sunday to see Frozen.  I've been seeing the kids, going to gym classes and thinking about getting back into blogging and Instagraming like normal.
The gym classes have been going well and even though I'm exhausted when I've done them I feel 'good' too!  It's kind of a 'good' ache rather than just aching ... ha ha ha! How's your gym activites been? Are you a regular or just started on your fitness journey?  I hate not going to work-out classes and need to get fitter for my up and coming skiing holiday in February.

The weather has been cold here of late and it's been hard to get into the swing of things.  Photo taking has been non existent, so today's post has been a difficult one to sort out.  It's either raining, cloudy, too cold, windy or too dark.  Having to resort to old photos today, well not old they were taken before Christmas in my dressing room, let me know what you think of my stunning cross-over maxi dress.  
It's from a selection from Jenerique and you can see some other items I've styled from them here (this stunning jacquard blazer) and here (my stylish khaki coat).

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


Monday 16 January 2023


Hi everyone,
How are you?

Don't worry, I'm not frozen, I've been to see Frozen.
I promised my grand-daughter that I'd take her to see the musical in London for her birthday and for various reasons yesterday was the first opportunity to go.
So along with her mum and two aunties we traveled to London to see the matinee show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane London.

I had a busy morning to get ready to leave at 10.30.  I live about an hour from London, but allowing for traffic, parking and the tube ride I wanted to make sure we'd have plenty of time.  I'd decided to wear a dress with boots and took a chance on my faux leather jacket to be warm enough.  I just about managed to get away with it as once in town the weather wasn't too bad and I didn't have very far to walk.

I thought I'd share a few photos from my day so you can see what I wore and everything else I got up to. X 

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


Thursday 12 January 2023

Khaki Kool - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there,
How are you all doing?

Another busy week so far with my gym classes back to normal, shopping in town and a meet-up with a friend for a catch up.  This, mixed in with seeing the grand-kids and the usual chores it's been full on!  Doesn't everything take so much longer now-a-days or is it just me?  My local bank has closed down so a trip into town with countless road works, traffic lights & endless traffic made everything hard work.
On the plus side, whilst in town getting a battery for my watch, I did a bit of shopping and came home with a new pair of jeans and a fancy pair of suit trousers - if they look okay I might invest in the jacket as I've ALWAYS loved a trousers suit.  You can see the only one I've ever had here back in 2019
Re-visiting that post I'm surprised at how long my hair was and noticed I was wearing these Vionic snakeskin shoes I'm sharing in today's post featuring my new khaki green coat.

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


Monday 9 January 2023

Fifty Eight - Dressing like I'm Twenty Eight!

Good morning my friends.
Hope you've had a super weekend.

Mine was super and went way too quickly.
I went back to ballroom dancing on Friday, it was the first session after a few weeks off over the festive period.  It was good fun and so nice to get back to enjoying dancing again.  We started the year off with a Foxtrot.  I have to say it all came back to me and I've even taken to using the top half of my body to bend and sway in the right direction - I'm going to need more practice for this, but will try looking at Youtube videos to gain more information.

Saturday was very quiet, I stayed in all day and didn't really do anything.  In the evening I went to have dinner at my eldest daughter's house.  It was fun to be around the children and as they only live down the road we could walk home (managed to dodge the rain fortunately).
Yesterday after a bit of a lay-in I shopped for dinner ingredients and came home to help prepare Beef Wellington with roast potatoes and some vegetables.  This sort of dinner makes a brilliant alternative to a traditional roast lamb, beef or chicken.  Much to the kids delight I did a chocolate fondu with marshmallows and fruit.  They love having this and always ask for it, but it's quite a messy affair with chocolate going everywhere!  It was loud and busy as usual but when they left I settled down to watch Ski Sunday and Country File ... I know how to rock don't I! 

Did I mention I've booked skiing?  We're visiting Les Arcs in the Alpes in a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get very excited ... hence watching Ski Sunday.  They've been talking about the lack of snow due to warm weather coming up from Africa.  Apparently things will change within the next week or so & I'm praying we'll have plenty of the white stuff come February. 🤞

Today I wanted to share an outfit that popped into my mind the other week whilst taking some other photos.
It's basically a look I would love to wear if i was younger, thinner and more confident!
It's a fun and sexy look and I thought I'd see what you thought about it.  Can a 58 year old wear an outfit a 28 might wear?  Do let me know in the comments below. X


Thursday 5 January 2023

Styling my colourful wrap dress - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello, welcome to the blog and I hope you stay for a while.

I went back to the gym on Wednesday, boy was that a shock to the system. To be fair I'm glad I went as I felt amazing after it.
We've booked our skiing holiday.  We're off to France at the beginning of February, and I'm crossing everything that they will have a big dump of snow as it's been sparse to say the least in Europe.  
Our destination does seem to have plenty at the moment, so I hope it will at least stay like that until after we leave!
I won't been buying anything new as I've got plenty to see me through and as it's not a dressy holiday all I've got to take will be good enough. I literally can't wait to get away, our little grandson Max is coming on his first Winter skiing holiday and although he's only just one, there'll be some snow play for sure.  I did send my daughter a TikTok video of a little 10 month old skiing, but I think that's just a tad too much to expect, lol!

I have got a new dress to share with you though, this cute little wrap dress was gifted to me from Bonmarche.  I do hope the weather improves so that I can get back into wearing my dresses.  It's been way too chilly for me recently so I've been rocking my jeans and jumpers.  It's all about the warmth factor for me.

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


Monday 2 January 2023

December Review.

Hiya, and welcome to Mummabstylish and welcome to the first post of 2023!

How did your weekend go?
Mine was both chilled and busy.  Nothing much happening on Friday as dancing isn't on until next week and I'm going to be ready for it.  Saturday was my grandson's birthday, so we went to see him after he'd been out for the day with my daughter and her family.  We stayed for a take out pizza and returned home to watch Maverick and see in the New Year.  It was really chilled and relaxed and just what we needed to be honest.  
On Sunday we had a roast with some of the kids and my mum.  A normal hectic day which was wonderful as always.  The weather has been pants here, tipping it down one minute and dry the next, typical British weather eh!
Today I'm sure I'll be getting ready to get back to normal and hopefully get some classes booked at the gym as I'm starting my diet this week, wish me luck!  I'm looking forward to styling and using some of my Christmas presents, I got a couple of nice pieces along with some new lighting for my dressing room.  I'm hoping my photos indoors will be much better using it.  
Have a chilled day and I'm excited to see you on Thursday for the first #Linkup of 2023.

It's the first Monday of the year and can only mean it's also the first Monday of the month and that can only mean looking back at December for the ....

December Review.

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