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Monday 7 August 2023

July review.

Good morning everyone.
Hope August started well for you!

The weather has been bloody awful here in the UK, so there's been no enjoyment of Summer outfits - I've resorted to wearing jeans recently and even wore a jacket out the other day!  What is the world coming to!

I managed to get dancing on Friday evening, the new dance was the Rumba and I grasped the basic steps okay but just struggled with the technique - it'll take much more than the one hour a week I practice, sadly I don't think that'll be happening anytime soon, I really don't have the time.

I've not much to report about Saturday and Sunday, I looked after Max for a couple of hours and had a tasty curry takeout on Saturday night whilst watching a mediocre film featuring Denzel Washington.  Most of his films are bangers but Fallen didn't really hit the spot for me or David, so it's not one I recommend!  I have bought a book to read though.  I can't remember the last time I bought a book, not that I've even started it yet.  It's the sequel to The boy in the Striped Pyjamas.  All the Broken Pieces is about secrets and atonement after Auschwitz and is narrated by Gretel, Bruno's guilt ridden sister!  I'll let you know what I think of it, but have any of you read it yet?

As it's the first Monday of August, I'd like to share with you my recent posts from July for the ...
July Review.

I started the month with a warmer outfit because the weather was cooler than it should have been, and to be fair it didn't get much warmer as the month went on as my outfits will show.
I wanted to join the waistcoat crusade, but shamefully I still haven't got myself on the trend and am still looking - maybe I'll find one in the sale and keep it for the Indian summer we may probably wont have - Lol! Catch my similar look featuring a knitted vest top and wide leg trousers here.

Did you see my delicious white trousers and hot pink cropped top?  These are my most pleasing garment from the past few months and they were a present for my birthday.  I've worn them a few times so far, but with the wet weather recently they've not been the best choice for obvious reasons!  You can view my post here, but do let me know if they're something you'd wear!

Have you ever been punting?  Well I haven't either, that was until last month when I went with three friends on the River Stour in Canterbury.  We had a leisurely afternoon on the boat followed by afternoon tea in the cafe - I even had a cheeky couple of glasses of Pimms too!

Another question ... have you ever paid croquet?  I've only played a handful of times and am still very much a novice, but I had a wonderful afternoon with David and four friends playing our annual tournament - you can find out here all about my afternoon and who won!

The weather really went downhill so much so I donned a jogger set and jacket for every day chores - this gifted suit really will be a favourite of mine come the Autumn, and I'm contemplating buying another colour.  Let me know your thoughts on my navy suit. X

My white trousers made a second appearance on the blog in July.  I teamed them with an embroidered shirt that accompanied the trousers when I unwrapped my birthday gift from the kids.  I have to admit to them being a match made in heaven.  My little green bag finished off the look perfectly.

I was excited to review this Zuvi Halo hairdryer last month.  It uses natural methods of drying and I've seen a big improvement in my hair since using it.  Do stop back to find out all the interesting details about it here.

Finally I styled this stunning lace kimono for the Style Not Age challenge.  In case your not familiar with SNA it's a monthly blog post I share with four other bloggers and this months prompt was set my Gail, do have a look at what Gail, Anna, Emma and Hilda wore this month - we'd love to know your thoughts. X

What do you think of my month of outfits?  Do let me know in the comments below.
Have a great week and I'll see you on Thursday for the Chicandstylish linkup and I'm also going to show you a stylish pair of sandals from Strive Footwear.
Until then, have a stylish beginning of the week.
Bye for now. X


1 comment

  1. All of your outfits are gorgeous, but I think the white pants win for favorite! They're just so good! I hope your weather improves soon. It's been hot here in the central US.


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