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Thursday 30 November 2023

How to Style a Slip Skirt - Chic & Stylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to Mummabstylish today.
So good you are here.

How are you today on this last day of November? 
The big day is edging ever closer and I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made re ‘present buying’, So if I keep up the good work I might be finished in time to enjoy the run up to Christmas Day. 😉

I’ve been having a bit of a spend up on Vinted and have bought a stunning pair of M & S faux leather trousers, a pair of red culottes and also some long wide leg trousers. I fancy pairing the red with leopard print as I know both are very fashionable this season. 

I had a lovely day out with my mum, sister and her granddaughter on Tuesday, mum had a dentist appointment and after that we went to a local garden centre to have a look around. We went last year and I came home with a fancy Christmas tree ornament, this year was no different and I returned with a pair of sparkly gold ballet shoes. Upon putting them on my tree I realised the decoration I got last year was a similar pair in white! Are you always drawn to the same sort of things like I am?
They have a sweet set of singing reindeer in the store, when upon pressing the button they sing Christmas carols and move their heads. I adore them and would love them in my garden for the festive season here’s a quick peak of them on my IG account. 

The weather has gotten quite chilly recently so I put on warm and comfy jeans, jumper and boots with a classic blazer for my trip out, but last week I styled this gorgeous slip skirt and wanted to share my look with you to find out what your thoughts were. X


Monday 27 November 2023

Style Not Age are Inspired by Autumn Leaves.

Morning all.
How’s your month going?

Anyone else in shock at how quickly November went? It’s nearly December for god’s sake! I’ve failed at getting all my present buying done by early December and as usual with be frantically looking for gifts right up until Xmas Eve I expect. I have put nearly all the decorations up and it’s looking very festive in Mummab’s house. I need to get a tree for outside the front door and David has still to put the lights on the Hawthorn tree - that’s always funny to watch as it always end’s in tears - both meanings … lol 😂 

So as it’s the last Monday of the month, it can only mean one thing … the post from the ladies of Style not Age. 

This month’s topic is right on time for this season and one you can appreciate for the colours we are sharing, autumnal tones for the prompt ….

Inspired by Autumn Leaves. 🍁 🍂

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


Thursday 23 November 2023

Styling a Tweed Blazer - Chic & Stylish #LINK

Hello my friends and welcome to the blog today.
How's your world going?

I’ve had a bit of a cough going on, you know the ones that don’t come to much but are really annoying!  I’ve still been to the gym, so it’s not that bad at all. I’ve been adding to my Christmas decorations over the past few days and my house is looking very festive I can tell you. I’ve also been buying more baubles, but don’t tell the kids! 😂

I’ve also done a bit of shopping, online and in store. I’ve found an elegant cream tweed jacket in F & F (featured today) and it’s a dreamy one for sure. Another purchase was an additional slip skirt (I’ve a blush cream to share soon) which is black and is going to be a versatile little skirt for dressy and casual outings alike. My favourite purchase though was a stunningly sparkly pair of black sequined leggings, I’ve got plans for them for a couple of Christmas evening outfits, I’m so excited to wear them and have been tempted to just pop them on indoors for bit of fun and excitement - who else does this?

Here’s that blazer I was telling you about, looks very chic & made me feel like I was wearing a Chanel beauty. 


Monday 20 November 2023

Leopard Print with Grey!

Morning everyone. 
Hope I find you well. 

What have you been up to this weekend? Well let me tell you what I did. Can you guess?  Yep you’re right, I put the Christmas decorations up! Too early you think? Not in my book, I love to see everything festive and need the happiness it creates to stay around for a long time. 

Will you be investing your time in the new I’m a Celebrity this year?  I probably will be watching it just to be nosey really as I hate watching the eating and crawling-through-bugs challenges. I feel I’d be okay at the heights though, although the first one walking off of a high rise building might be a no! Just as well I’m not doing this time then eh! 🤣

I cooked a delicious roast pork dinner yesterday complete with cracking and Yorkshire puddings - tell me I’m not the only one who has them with nearly every roast!  I also used up the egg whites from a Carbonara I had in the week, as I wrote this post it’s still in the oven (not on) so maybe by today it’ll be ready to eat!! Having cooked it before in a ‘switched off oven’ I’m not sure it’ll work but will keep you posted!

Todays outfit is stolen from an Instagram’er I follow and was quite taken by the combo - don’t leopard print and grey pair well together?


Thursday 16 November 2023

Black & White Stripes with Ecru Jeans -Chic & Stylish #LINKUP

Hi there everyone. 
Is your week going well?

Just normal stuff for me with Max’s birthday yesterday which was the highlight!  He’s 2 and I can’t believe how quickly the past two years have gone. He’s living with me, along with his mum and dad as their house is still being extended. Therefore, yes it was a mad house with all the family and a few friends calling in on the afternoon. We had easy to prepare hotdogs, chips and onion rings washed down with beers (for the boys) and Prosecco … for me and my daughters. We had a chocolate and kinder cake which was so tasty and made by my daughter … Little Berry Bakes … you’ve seen her cakes but in case you haven’t here’s a link to her IG account. 

I’ve started to think about Christmas now and am seriously considering putting the decorations up this weekend - too early? Nah not for me I love to see them covering the house and making everything festive. I also want to do some table scaping - is that a word? I think so. I understand it’s making the dinning table all pretty and Christmassy, any pointers or ideas greatly appreciated. When do you put your decs up? 

Are you a fan of stripes?
I rather enjoy adding them to an outfit and feel a Parisian vibe whenever I don them. I was excited to receive this striking knitted jumper the other week and could not wait to style it because stripes always look fashionable eh? Do let me know your thoughts on my banded beauty. 

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


Monday 13 November 2023

Cobalt blue maxi with matchy matchy accessories.

Morning all!
What’s happening in your world?

Mine is going well thanks for asking (I’m assuming you did) lol! I’ve been having fun getting back into the blogging and Instagram game recently and again as you might remember the main reason is photos. I’ve been taking full advantage of nice weather outside or my dressing room to get some super shots - todays included. So do let me know what you think. 

Todays outfit has been in the pipeline for a couple of weeks & I’ve been telling you it’s “on its way” for a while and hooray it’s here …. finally. 

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


Thursday 9 November 2023

Mansur Gavriel - Chic & Stylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
How's your first week of November going?

Mine has been okay so far, although last weekend I finally caught the bug I thought I'd evaded.  I spent all day Sunday in bed and haven't felt 100% since!  I did manage to go shopping on Tuesday and came home with a really lovely Crombie style coat.  I'd seen a fellow IG'er wearing one from a selection in Primark so hot footed it down there to find my own.  I tried three on and ended up with the lighter one that didn't have any additional details.  I'm really pleased with my choice especially when one of the coats weighed so much, it was really heavy.  I don't need any extra weight to carry about lol!  I went for black as I realised the other day I haven't got a nice black coat.  I've got a shorter sort of jacket style that's yonks old and is really starting to look it and a nice full length rain coat complete with hood - perfect for wet weather, but is quite casual.

I'm still working on the post for my mum's 90th birthday, I had to take some extra photos of my stunning blue dress and promise to share it with you next week!  It features matching sparkly shoes and clutch bag and I'm excited to hear what you think, so please do look out for it!

Whilst tidying my dressing room last week I started looking at my bags.  I have lots and lots in all different places and I've neglected to sort through them for ages - there's quite a few I need to get rid of because some are old and damaged and many were quite cheap and haven't lasted well.  
In recent years I've taken to paying a little more for any sort of purse realising quality comes before quantity.  Today's post is all about stylish handbags and how to keep them looking pristine and in tip top condition.

This is a sponsored post. 


Monday 6 November 2023

October Review

Morning my friends.
Hope you are okay.

Has anyone else noticed the adverts have arrived for Christmas?  They started appearing the day after Halloween! Crazy isn't it, why can't the advertisers just let us enjoy some down time before a new festivity is shoved in our faces!  Don't get me wrong I love anything to do with Christmas, being adverts, shopping, putting the decorations up and Christmas day it'self.  Maybe it's a gentle reminder to get my bum into gear and get everything sorted by at least the beginning of December, stay tuned to see if that happens! 

We've been a 'sicky' house over the past couple of days, but so far I seem to have evaded the bug, although I may have to edit this before it's published on Monday, I do hope not as this is something I definitely don't want to join in with ... lol!  (Late edit I went down with the bug on Sunday and stayed in bed all day!  Feeling better now though so obviously just a 24hr bug!)

It's the first Monday of November, so it's time to have a look back over the previous posts for the ...

October Review.

The first post of October seems so long ago and hard to believe we were enjoying warmer temperatures and sunshine.  I spotted these grey trousers whilst shopping in my local supermarket and couldn't help myself and bought them.  They'll go with so much and so far I've liked wearing them with this candy stripe shirt, a white jumper and a black Tee shirt, do stop by to see the first fashionable look here.


Thursday 2 November 2023

How to wear Loafers - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends. 
Hope you’re well. 

Wow November, you seem to have arrived way too early. 
It seems only last week I was wishing for Summer to arrive, well that didn’t really happen did it!

I'm still working on the post from my mum's 90th birthday festivities, so for today I thought I'd share an outfit I wore earlier this week.  It's based around my gifted loafers and I'd love to know what you think of it.

I wanted to show off the shoes to their full potential so picked these peg style trousers rather than my favourites ... my black wide leg trousers.  I've had these for a while and have a love - hate relationship with them.  One time I enjoy putting them on and love the way they look, other times I think they look awful - what do you think?

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

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