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Thursday 29 February 2024

A Casual Khaki and Cream Column Dress - #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Hi there my friends. 
Nice to have you stop by today. 

I’ve had a lovely week so far with a cuppa and cake catch up with two good friends and a day out shopping with my sister today. We always used to go shopping together, but with big families of our own and the lack of any decent shops in towns nowadays it’s been hard to get together. I’ll let you know if I come home with any purchases! 

I do have a casual dress to share with you today though. I popped into my local M & S a couple of Saturday’s ago and came home with this one and a blue floral midi (will share that with you next week).  I took my eldest granddaughter with me too and we had a super couple of hours checking out the shops and it was especially nice to browse Boots and Claire’s Accessories (I don’t usually go in them) looking at the beauty products, hair accessories and jewellery, and she came home with a few nice bits too!  


Monday 26 February 2024

Style Not Age Put a Bow on it!

Morning my friends. 
Hope your weekend went well. 

What did you get up to?  I spent a bit of Saturday working on an upcoming project, which worked out okay & Saturday night after watching the rugby I had a curry and watched a film. 
Sunday morning I went with my daughter and her family to watch my granddaughter play football in a little village I grew up in! With the league situation here the matches end up being quite far away so journeys of about an hour away are sometimes normal! It was nice to reminisce and see how the area had changed over the past 50 years!! Yes it was that long ago! 
I had breakfast after the football in the local pub, it was the first time I’d stepped foot in The Six Bells but it was right next door to the church I loved going to the Harvest Festival service and the old school house where I went to the youth club! I’ve got so many memories of my young life there, some very obscure, lots prominent but ask me what I did earlier today I don’t have a clue! 😂 
I must share the results of the match, 3-3 and my granddaughter scored a hat trick - very proud nanny indeed. 🩷

Now shall we get down to today’s post? It’s the last Monday of February, so time to turn our attention to my four colleagues and me for the Style Not Age challenge …

Put a Bow on it!


Thursday 22 February 2024

Styling The Mesh Dress - Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hi there, welcome to the blog today. 
How’s life treating you?

Been a fairly busy week for me, although I’ve not actually done much! I had a super evening out on Sunday followed by a week containing a birthday party for a couple of extended family members, watching my grandkids whilst mummy and daddy went to parents evening, lunched with a friend and had dinner with my eldest daughter, so along with a trip into town and my gym classes the week has been quite busy!

I thought Spring was about to arrive with warmer weather and sunny days recently but as expected the nicer days have been replaced with rain and cooler temperatures! Plays havoc with our Spring outfits doesn’t it? - how do you feel about it? 
Today I thought I’d share this stunner with you and when the nicer weather arrives I’ll be ready and waiting!

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


Monday 19 February 2024

What I wore to a Boom Battle Bar.

Hello everyone. 
How’s the weekend been?

Another slow one for me, although I did go out with all the kids last night to a local venue called Boom Battle Bar.  It’s a local bar where you can go for a fun night out playing games like axe throwing, crazy golf, darts, beer pong and much more. There was a bar there and also a restaurant. We had a couple of drinks, but had eaten before going. 

As always I wanted to be a bit more dressed up but didn’t think a dress was suitable for axe throwing! 🤪 I thought these faux leather trousers would be the perfect choice and grabbed them with this Leo print jumper without any hesitation. They are both comfortable and relaxed but still look trendy and smart, just the look I was after. 


Thursday 15 February 2024

No sign of Valentine’s Day Here - Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to Mummabstylish. 
Did you have a fun day yesterday?

Having been married for nearly 38 years, I realised I don’t need one specific day to celebrate love and feel Valentine’s Day is an over hyped, over commercialised day designed for more and more companies to make money. Now don’t get me wrong buying a gift or taking someone out for a meal is lovely but why not do it on one of the other 364 days of the year!

Today’s outfit has no red or pink in it and is made up from my latest pair of jeans my subtle pale blue jacket & a few old faithfuls from my wardrobe. 🩵🤍


Monday 12 February 2024

My Bargain Jacket that was meant to be!

Hi there.
How’s life treating you?

All going smoothly for me at the moment, although my house is still as mad with seeing family most days. The house build is going slowly as hubby it quite involved with my daughters extension which is coming along well. They’re extending upwards which has created four bedrooms, a bathroom, en-suite and dressing room. It’s all looking super exciting as they’re putting up studd walls so we can really get an idea of what the rooms will look like. Emily and I dared to start talking about decor and what we’d both like in our new houses, there’s so much choice now-a-days and it’s been nice to checkout Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok for ideas. Where do you turn to for inspiration my friends? 

Yesterday was a busy day for me, David was working so I cooked the roast dinner for some of the family (there were 14 of us with the kids). A roast chicken was on the menu with all the trimmings of course and I have to admit to over indulging just a tad, so back to calorie counting this week, I hope I don’t get on the scales this morning  and wish I’d not eaten what I did! 

Today’s outfit came about from a recent bargain purchase. 
Read on to find out how I got this cute jacket. 


Thursday 8 February 2024

Neutral Trousers with Navy - Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning everyone. 
Hope your first week of Feb is going well. 

I’m looking forward to seeing some new Spring styles and am planning on popping into town to have a look, I won’t be holding my breath though, as I’ve been let down by my local shopping centre before, it’s quite depressing to see just what they’re lacking but fingers crossed for a few newbies to add to my wardrobes. I’ll be sure to remember my vow after styling this tricky skirt - only buying something I know what it can be styled with and if I’d definitely wear something with three things. 🌸

Now I have to admit the trousers I’m wearing today were purchased a few years ago and although they weren’t an impulse buy were bought on their own. I did know I’d make some sort of outfit with the bits I already have in my wardrobe. As you all know I love wearing neutral shades and have worn these umpteen times since buying them AND I’ve got them in two sizes for when my size fluctuates. 😁 See them worn with my faux leather here and here with a swirly top and blazer. 


Monday 5 February 2024

January Review.

Good morning my friends. 
Hope all is going well with you. 

I’m so pleased for the new month, the weather has slightly improved (I’m sure it won’t last) but it really feels like Spring is on its way. The shoots are peeping through as are the Spring flowers, there’s daffodils, crocuses and other pretty blooms all around. It’s nice to see a bit of sunshine and hear the birds chirping, but I best not get ahead of myself as I'm sure mother nature will turn around and bite us in the bum within the next few days! 

It’s the beginning of February so time look back on my previous posts and share what I’ve been wearing and doing in case you’ve missed any. Please click on the highlighted links to view. 
I'm excited to see what's coming up that we'll be drooling over.  That's the exciting thing about new seasons, isn't it.  I do think red will play an important role as well as the metallic themes and I've heard pink and green will be trending too!

So read on to see my recent post's for the ...

January Review.

How many jackets and coats are too many?  Asking for a friend lol.
I was delighted to receive two gifted coats last month and set about styling both of them in different ways.  It wasn't too hard as they are both so different.  This padded jacket is a joy to wear.  It's an ultra lightweight padded jacket in khaki green and is not only extremely warm but packable too.  Do stop by this link to find out all the details and read more about my look.


Thursday 1 February 2024

Tan & Crimson Red - Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Good morning everyone. 
How’s your week gone and more importantly happy 1st February. 

I’m hoping for better weather to arrive soon, this winter seems to be dragging on! 😂 
Do you recall me telling you about some new jeans I’ve bought?  Well they arrived and I’m smitten! They suit me perfectly, as I thought they would, because I’m obsessed with the wide leg trouser. (Did you see Monday’s post featuring a wide leg jumpsuit?) I figured jeans would be a good addition and these stood out to me after seeing someone on Instagram wearing them. These beauties will see me through to the Summer, pairing tops and jumpers for some Spring inspiring looks. You can see them next week as I’m taking photos soon. 
Hope you’ll stop back but until then let me update you on a favourite colour combination that I wore the other week. ❤️🧡

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