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

Thursday 30 March 2023

Rose Wrap Dress from Nasty Gal - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
Thanks for stopping by.

How's your week been?
Can't believe my next post will be in April, how can that have happened!

It's Easter in a few days and this year mine will be a little different.
You might have read earlier that I'm going skiing with David for a long weekend to Valmoral in The Alps.  We've been before a couple of years ago and enjoyed a cheeky break in the snow and enjoyed some quality time together.  I won't say we'll have a relaxing time as we drive down on the Friday, which will be about a 9 hour journey, ski on Saturday and Sunday and travel home again on the Monday, quite a flying visit - but well worth it ... so long as they have some snow ... lol!

I'll be packing light as I only need clothes for a couple of days, I'm going to travel down in my cream track suit, take a pair of jeans and my faux leather jeans, a couple of nice tops and a lounge suit.  The only other things will be my ski wear, thermals and socks.  The focus is on getting away - not what I'll look like!  (A pretty top can be very alluring and mask what's being worn below the waistline .. ermm basic jeans ... lol)

Something quite opposite from what I'll be wearing over Easter, today I'm sharing a dress that I bought with a June wedding in mind.  I spotted it on the Debenhams website when I was looking for an orange top to wear with my gifted orange beauties from Lotus Shoes. 
How do you like the wrap around dress in this Spring friendly shade of Rose pink?


Monday 27 March 2023

My Style Not Age friends share ... Denim, but not Jeans!

Hi there,
How are you?

All good with Mummabstylish, how about you?

I've had a bit of a different weekend to normal, you see I've had four of the grand-kids staying with me since last Wednesday evening.  Their parents have been to Florence for a long weekend and it's actually the first time they've been away from all the children.  I bet the main topic of conversation was what the kids had been up to ... ha ha!
It's been an ... err .. interesting weekend with me realising I'm not at young as I thought I was!  But I didn't do a bad job ... with the help of my other kids it all worked out fine.  Both my daughter and SIL had an amazing time, as did me and my hubby, hard family work that was worth it. XX

As it's the last Monday of the month I'd like to welcome my four friends for the the Style not Age group who have tackled my challenge this month and set about styling ....

Denim, but not Jeans!

I admit I did have this style of skirt in the back of my mind when I set the task, although I'd not found one until until a couple of weeks ago.  I'd been hunting Vinted and Ebay every night and eventually found this one that was perfect - just what I'd been wanting - maxi, darker wash, my size and a good price.  It must have been just waiting for me! Lol.


Thursday 23 March 2023

Hot-ter Chocolate Suede Boots - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there.
How are you?

Bit of a different weekend for me, you see I'm looking after four of my grand-kids over the next few days whilst their mum and dad go off for a long weekend.  The children are all used to being with me, but not for this length of time, I'm sure they'll be alright, but bear with me if I'm not back in the room on Monday for the Style Not Age challenge! Lol!  My other children will be around to help and even though I've bought up five children, I'm years older now and I'm sure it won't be the same.  Do wish me luck my friends. X

A few weeks ago I was gifted a stunning pair of boots from Hotter Shoes* and have only just managed to wear and style them.  They're a soft and easy to wear suede boot that's a delicious shade of chocolate brown and feel a dream to wear.  Do stay tuned for a run down of these beauties. X

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



Monday 20 March 2023

Spring Greens in Lotus Shoes.

Hi there,
How are you?

Hoping you've had a wonderful weekend and an inspiring week and I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day for yesterday ( I know my friends in the US don't celebrate that until later in the year).  I've honestly been spoiled rotten by all the kids.  I went out for breakfast, had some stunning gifts, spent time with all the family and enjoyed a tasty and stunning tapas meal at my daughters.  I'm so lucky to have such wonderful children and was fortunate to have my mum with me too!  Did you do anything yesterday, I would love to hear what you did!

I'm shocked to find out I've missed my blog anniversary!  Not sure how that happened but on the 8th March Mummabstylish was 7 years old!  I had to check how many years I've been blogging and looked back on my first post!  Please don't look at it as I've come a long way since setting off on this blogging journey!

Not much to report over the past week, I've been to the gym and dance classes (let me know if you'd like to see my latest Tango) and everything seems to be running smoothly.  I have done a bit of shopping, well online shopping, and have received a couple of new skirts along with some gifted pieces I can't wait to style (two dresses that might be suitable for the one and only wedding I'm going to this year.)  The skirts are gorgeous with one from Vinted (remember I mentioned it last week when I shared faux leather) and the other is showcasing the 'on trend' denim skirt that I managed to track down on Ebay.  I've got that earmarked for the Style Not Age challenge next week!

Anyway back to today's post.  I recently shared some fancy shoes that were bright orange on the blog.  These were gifted from Lotus Shoes and I'm pleased to share another dazzling pair today.
Step forward you gorgeous green shoes with matching bag. 💚

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


Thursday 16 March 2023

Alice & Olivia - Find your perfect fit!

Hello and welcome to Mummabstylish.
Hope your week is going well.

Are you a fan of faux leather?  I have always liked wearing this sleek and sturdy fabric and have now got a couple of new skirts along with a pair of jeans and culottes in my collection.  I have another fabulous skirt arriving soon as I bought one on Vinted the other day ... a cheeky little bargain for moi!

In case you're not familiar with Vinted they're an online website where you can buy and sell new or pre-loved garments at bargain prices.  I've bought quite a few bits from them in the past, but admit to only buying 'new with tag' items.  Selling is another avenue where you can literally get rid of anything you no longer want or need.  I went through my wardrobes recently and instead of donating to charity, which I usually do, I decided to sell on there.  It's surprising what people want to buy, even old garments that aren't 100% pristine sell, it just depends what you want for them.  Vinted is very easy to use, with everything on the App easy to follow.  When something is bought the item is paid for along with the postage, you receive an email with a postage label or QR code to stick on your parcel.  All that's left to do is drop off at the selected collection point, as soon as the item is received and has been checked the money (less postage) is transferred to your account, it's as simple as that. (If you'd like to know more, do drop me a message or email my friends).
So as soon as the new skirt arrives, you'll be the first to see it, I promise!

My OOTD is the jeans I mentioned above and this striking top I've received from Salamander Shirts.
I bought my trousers in the Tu Clothing section of my local supermarket and have worn them loads of times since finding them.  They are a perfect fit and look good with lots of tops and jumpers (that I haven't already sold on Vinted) lol!

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments. This is also a sponsored post.


Monday 13 March 2023

Citrus Accents with a Neutral Suit.

Hi there my friends.
Hope you've had a super weekend and dodged the bad weather.

It's been so changeable here with sleet and snow one minute and sunshine the next.  The temperatures improved yesterday and I even ventured out wearing slingbacks without any tights!  Let's hope the weather keeps getting better, but I fear the snow is set to return this week.  Fingers crossed it won't stay long!

Last week was my youngest grand-daughter's first birthday, I went to visit her and stayed for dinner followed by a big piece of cake, she's a bit too young to enjoy a party so it was just the family that went round but she was oblivious to most of it, she enjoyed the little wooden pram I picked though.  She had it filled with soft dolls and cuddly toys. 

On Friday it was the second birthday, in the run of many, for Mummab.  It was another grand-daughters 2nd birthday and I was lucky enough to go on a day trip to The Rare Breeds Center in Ashford.  It was simply wonderful and I'm definitely a girl who likes to be around animals.  I loved the children's barn area where I was able to stroke the animals and also get in the pens with them, my grand-kids certainly loved it too, especially in the pen where the little piglets were.  They nibbled at my grandsons welly toggles and loved being covered in the straw.  There was also a giant rabbit, goats, guinea pigs, a shire horse and huge bovine cow that was simply stunning. 
Another firm favourite for kids was the big soft play area, that even though there was a height restriction nanny just HAD to venture into .. lol!

Anyway back to my Outfit of the Day.  On a recent trip into town I spotted this gorgeous suit in H & M and once home and armed with an online discount voucher a friend gave me I bought the cream two piece and couldn't wait to style it.  I wanted to jazz it up so set about teaming it with bright orange.
With naff weather I've not worn it out yet so you're getting an insight as to how good it looks, do let me know what you think of my colourful creation.

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


Thursday 9 March 2023

Hotter Suede Boots - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How's it going?

The spate of birthdays has arrived for Mummab!  There's two this month, then six next month followed by three in May, and that's only immediate family!  It's an expensive few months, with lots of fizz and party cake to get through ... I know I'll do anything for the cause!

I went to a couple of shops yesterday whilst birthday present shopping and one in particular wowed me with their offerings.  I abstained though and didn't buy anything ... err well I did buy a sports top as the few I have are a bit tight on me.  The one I found was in the Matalan sale and will work really well for my gym classes, and for only £4.50 I couldn't think of a reason not to!

We had a fun evening last night celebrating my youngest's (grand-daughters) birthday, she's now one and really is a little treasure.  She's been walking since she was 8 months so the little wooden pram I bought her was much appreciated.  She scooted around with a little soft doll and toy doggy on board, I felt that was a good gift for her.  He other grand-daughters birthday on Friday and I'm joining them on a visit to The Rare Breeds Centre which is just outside Ashford, but I'm praying the weather will be nice to us and not be cold or snowy.  Stay tuned for that one!

With warmth at the top of my list at the moment, these snuggly boots arrived at just the right time.  Do read on to find out all about these stylish little ankle boots from Hotter Shoes.

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


Monday 6 March 2023

February Review.

Hello and welcome to the blog.
I'm thrilled you could make it today!

What have you been up to over the past week?  

It's been full steam ahead for my new build with floor joists being fitted at the weekend along with the steel beams.  It's really starting to take shape now, and the rooms downstairs are almost visible, with a bit of imagination and a lot of thought!  David has been working hard on this particular part of the build with the help of some of the family.  I've been trying to do my 'bit' by making drinks and sandwiches at every opportunity.
Sunday was as usual family day.  Some of the family came round for a pork roast.  Not something I'd usually pick, but I felt this might make a nice change and it certainly did.  I put some carrots, onions and apple underneath the joint and poured a good amount of cider into the roasting tin which worked a treat keeping the meat moist and the crackling crunchy and made excellent gravy.  

As it's the first Monday of the month I'm sharing what I blogged about last month for my ...
February Review.

At the start of the month I was showing off a very versatile shirt dress that's pattern is one of my favourites to wear, yes it's leopard print.
I found this beauty in the M & S sale for a bargain price of £18.  You can find out all about my purchase friendly purchase over here.


Thursday 2 March 2023

Latte Colours for my New Gilet - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there everyone.
Wow March, doesn't that mean Spring should arrive soon?

Life remains as hectic as ever for Mummabstylish.  Gym classes, dance classes, watching the grand-kids and general life leaves me with little time to get blogging and find out what you've all been doing.  I'd love you to share your life style on my link up below and look forward to seeing what you got up to over the past week too.

So I've still not managed to get into town to see the new styles, but I have purchased a couple of pieces online.  Two dresses and a pretty blouse have made an appearance in my wardrobe, but the jury is still out as to whether I keep them or not!  I've a wedding in June so one of them was a possibility, however it's a long sleeved maxi that has loads of fabric on a really wide skirt, it's also a heavy satin and so all things considered I fear it will be way too hot for me to wear.  I'm going to share it on the blog soon, so you can let me know your thoughts.

Let's get back to today's look, I've been wearing jeans mostly throughout the Winter, but with slightly better weather, although still cold, I donned this look earlier in the week for a trip into my local town to run a couple of errands.  The gilet is new and was kindly gifted to me from Tilletts Clothing as were the jeans with pearl embellishments on that I featured on the blog last week.

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

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