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Thursday 28 December 2023

My Christmas! - #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Good morning and a big hug for joining me today. 
How’s your Christmas gone?

It actually seemed to come and go really quickly for me. 
There I was enjoying Christmas Eve in Canterbury for a last minute shop, couple of drinks and fantastic meal in one of my favourite restaurants. The next I’m sitting here preparing today’s blog post!  The town was very quiet to be fair and I reckon most people completed their shopping by Friday! Even the supermarket wasn’t that busy, which made getting the last minute ‘essentials’ easy! By last minute essentials I mean sweets and chocolates … lol!


Monday 25 December 2023

Style Not Age Show how to Dress for December!

A Merry Christmas to you all!
Thanks for stopping by I appreciate your time. 

I’ll be in the throes of celebrating with the family, opening presents, cooking & eating dinner and most definitely having a glass of fizz, if you read this on Christmas Day. 

You will be familiar with the Style not Age ladies and our monthly challenges, this months fell on the big day so we all agreed we’d go ahead with the challenge so long as all the photos were swapped prior to the weekend. We all managed to do it in time (mine was late Friday afternoon) and what a lovely collection of outfits we have produced. 

Our topic was set by Gail who decided upon the title ….
December is for Dressing Up.


Thursday 21 December 2023

Khaki Green & Navy - #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Morning my friends. 
How’s your run up to Christmas going?

This week seems to have flown by, so much so I didn’t have a post ready to share with you!  I went out with my three daughters last night and arrived home late and only then realised I’d not done it! So please forgive me this one might seem a little rushed. 
I’ve been busy getting ready for the big day and enjoying an evening out for dinner and a quiz with the girls last night. 

Let me share a bit about my evening. It was a last minute idea to venture into our local  restaurant chain and join in the weekly quiz! We had a nice meal for a very reasonable price with a cheeky glass (or three) of fizz. I decided on a burger without bacon - who on earth has bacon on a burger? 😂 I passed on a starter mainly because I wanted the dessert, anyone else work backwards on menus? I spotted a sticky toffee pudding so that was a no-brainer for me. I opted for custard not ice cream and boy was that the best choice. As it was only down the road we walked there and back, picking my eldest daughter up on the way and dropping her off upon return. I hate walking alone at night and don’t like my daughters doing it either!  Such a sad world to think we have to be like this! 😞 
Me and the girls came a respectable 3rd … out of 4 teams, well at least we weren’t last! 😂

I wore an old faithful which you’ve seen before. My faux leather trousers came out to play as did my festive top that ticked all the right boxes. I neglected to get any photos therefore today I’ll show a recent outfit featuring green and blue, a colour combo that used to be frowned upon but now it classed as the height of fashion. X


Monday 18 December 2023

Sequins and Silky Top.

Hey there,
How’s your weekend been?

Another fab one for me, and I’ve actually been out out!
On Saturday night I went with friends for dinner and dancing to a band at a local venue run be a publican friend. I went with David and two other couples, who we usually try and get away before Christmas for a cheeky weekend break (last year we went to Baden Baden).
I decided weeks ago to wear some sequined trousers I’d found in Matalan and was rather pleased with the outcome. I teamed the black sparkly trousers with a plain silky top and black jacket also from Matalan! 


Thursday 14 December 2023

Casual Combo - #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Hello, how are you?
Is your week going well and how’s your preparations for Christmas going?

I managed to wrap all the presents I’ve bought so far  yesterday and got the my Christmas cards written and posted the day before, so things are going quite well for me. Do you send cards? All my daughters have been really helpful as well, so I’m not too stressed this year. I do hope that continues! 🙏

I’m out on Saturday night with friends for dinner with a band, so there might be some dancing too. We’ve decided to exchange our secret Santa gifts then too. We’ve not managed to get away this year which is a shame, but you can read about our trip to Baden Baden last year here
I’ve got a super sparkly pair of trousers to wear which I plan to team with a silky short sleeve top and sparkly shoes, I’ll share the look when I can, I do hope it looks okay. 👌 

I’ve been otherwise occupied over the past few days so today I’m sharing this casual combo with you. ❤️🖤🤍


Monday 11 December 2023

Styling the colour of the season - Red.

Good morning my friends. 
Hope you are well and getting excited for for the big day!

Things are getting ever busier for Mummab as I’m sure it is for all of you. Present buying is going well and I’m well on the way to being finished. I do need to get some cards bought, written and sent and plan to do that within the next couple of days.  I’ve bought wrapping paper so will engage David to help wrapping the presents I have got which will make it things easier - I might have to entice him with a glass or two of Bailey’s!

I’ve finished putting the inside decorations up now and am really pleased with how festive my house looks. Am I the only person who wishes they could stay up all year round? David put the lights on the Hawthron bush relatively easily, there were no dramas and no breakages which is a good sign, let’s hope we can take them off just as well.  We had a roast chicken dinner yesterday and although a mad house it as good fun, just wished both my boys (and families) were there too!  

I’ve recently shared a very festive colour on Instagram, you may have seen my reel on Instagram , but if not thought you might like to see some interesting ways to incorporate red into your fashion equation. ❤️


Thursday 7 December 2023

Styling my Faux Leather Trousers - Chic & Stylish #LINKUP

Hi there everyone. 
Hope your world is good and you’re getting ready for the festive season. 

I’ve yet to really get going.  I’ve purchased a few gifts already, but need to get loads more plus cards, wrapping paper, table decorations and all the food … the list is endless!
I’m planning on a trip to the outlet on Friday so fingers crossed I come home with bags spilling and empty lists! 

Today I’m out for lunch with the ballet ladies, we’re off to a local chain for a festive meal and glass of fizz, it’s just down the road so not far for me to travel. Not sure what I’m going to wear though, but it will be festive, I’ll try to post some piccys on Instagram for you to see.  Have you been out for a Christmas party yet? Let me know if you have or are, and do share what you are wearing! 

I might give these super smooth trousers a try. I’ve worn them once already, and you can read on below to find out why they are so lovely. 

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


Monday 4 December 2023

November Review.

Morning all.
How’s your weekend been?

Can you believe it’s the first week in December? I know I say it every year but this month really does seem to have flown by. It’s been a busy one for me with the new build going up and my daughter and her family moving in the weeks have all merged into one!  I’ve not been away since the hen weekend so I think that’s made a difference too, normally I have a couple of weekends breaks and a week or so away, and looking forward to those usually makes the time go slower doesn’t it!

However with all that being said plans are being made for the annual ski trip and although thin-on-the-ground with numbers still hope to have a super time with those who are able to participate, I’ll keep you informed as to where and when I’m going. 

Remember I mentioned on the last post I’d been buying a few pieces in Vinted? Well do stop by on Thursday as I’m sharing some cropped faux leather trousers that I bought BNWT from Marks & Spencer’s via them. They are gorgeous and look amazing on, and I’m showing you another stunning top from Salamander Shirts. 

Now as it’s the first Monday of the month, it’s time to look back on the last months looks for the ….
November Review

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