Monday, 6 July 2015

New Outfit Post - Lace & Leopard Print

Today I'm breaking out a new top that I was sent from House of Fraser.  As you will see from the picture below it's a gorgeous shade of red (also available in off white & yellow) & has the most lovely embroidered lace detailing with capped sleeves & a keyhole button fastening at the back.

House of Fraser Therapy Embroidered Yoke Woven Front Top

Before I show you how I've styled it I thought I'd share with you a couple of close up pictures so you can see the beautiful detailing.

House of Fraser Therapy Embroidered Yoke Woven Front Top, My Midlife Fashion

House of Fraser Therapy Embroidered Yoke Woven Front Top, My Midlife Fashion

I've decided to dress the top up a bit today (although it could so easily be teamed with jeans & a pair of sandals) & have teamed the top with a pair of cigarette length black slim fit trousers, my Office lace up pointed flats & a touch of Bet to add some contrast to the colours & pattern clash with the lace detailing.

House of Fraser Therapy Embroidered Yoke Woven Front Top, My Midlife Fashion, Leopard Print, Animal Print, Capri Trousers, Statement Shoes, Zara, Boden

Top - Therapy
Trousers - Zara
Bag - Boden
Shoes - Office

Lace and Leopard Print,House of Fraser Therapy Embroidered Yoke Woven Front Top, Boden, Zara, Office Ghillie Shoes, Leopard Print, Animal Print, Zara, Danon

Trousers - Boden £59
Shoes - Office £60

I seem to be wearing a lot of red at the moment, something I'm blaming on a very special & lovely friend who always looks stunning in red & has made me want to incorporate some more of the colour into my wardrobe.

Hope everyone has a fab start to the week.

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Taking A Look At Yosa & WIWT

I was recently contacted by the lovely Rachel who along with running a fashion blog also owns the online store Yosa, which sells statement jewellery & accessories at fantastic prices.  She kindly asked me if I'd like to review & feature a few pieces on the blog & being a girl who believes you can never own enough accessories I didn't hesitate in saying yes.

Rachel stocks both stunning statement necklaces as well as delicate chains which are perfect for layering together with scarves, bags, bracelets & earrings so it's a great place to look at when you're either shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for a friend as all items are competitively priced & she even stocks some of the statement necklaces you'll see in Zara but at a better price!

So onto what I chose & first up here's a few pictures of the lovely goodies that arrived beautifully wrapped in coloured tissue paper.

My Midlife Fashion, Yosa, Glitter Clutch, Tortoiseshell necklace with starburst, Party Perfect Clutch

My Midlife Fashion, Yosa Tortoiseshell with starburst necklace

I just love this necklace, so different to anything I've seen & with the extender chain perfect for either wearing with a low cut top or a higher neck blouse.  The tortoiseshell effect links are stunning against the bling of the main pendant & its perfect for day or evening.  I'm looking forward to styling this with a simple white shirt & a pair of distressed jeans for daytime as the necklace will take the outfit from something plain to a much more pulled together look & it really does look far more expensive that the £15 it costs.

My Midlife Fashion, Yosa Party Perfect Clutch

As for this clutch well naturally my inner magpie luuuurves it!  Plus it's also available in red or gold & size wise it's perfect for holding just the essentials for a night out.  In fact I love a bit of sparkle so much I would also use this for lunch out with a casual outfit of jeans & a simple tee.....well I did tell you I can't get enough of anything shinny!!

My Midlife Fashion, Yosa Tiny Teal Necklace

Moving on this simple chain necklace, which is part of Rachel's 'Simply' collection.  I just love turqoise & silver teamed with a tan & all white outfit in the summer & this falls at just the right length making it perfect for wearing on it's own or even layering with a longer pendant necklace too.

Yosa Grey & Pink Scarf, My Midlife Fashion

Finally what's not to love about this scarf - grey & pink a perfect combo & due to it's light weight it can even be worn on warmer days.  What I really love also is that it's not too long so if you're looking for a scarf that can also be tied at the neck then this one is for you.

As you can see from the pictures, they really are stunning accessories, I mean who wouldn't love any one of these beauties to arrive through their letterbox?

Naturally I just had to wear the necklace today & so that the necklace can do all the talking I've kept my outfit nice & simple & kept with all black & my leopard print ballet flats to tie in with the tortoiseshell effect links of the necklace.  And of course me being me I couldn't resist adding the stunning sequin clutch too!

My Midlife Fashion, Yosa, Zara, Mint Velvet, Banana Republic, Party Perfect Clutch, Tortoiseshell Starburst Necklace

Top - Zara
Necklace - Yosa £15
Bag - Yosa £13
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Mint Velvet

My Midlife Fashion, Yosa Party Perfect Clutch

My Midlife Fashion, Yosa, Tortoiseshell Starburst Clutch

All Black With Statement Accessories, My Midlife Fashion, Leopard Print, Animal Print, Ballet Pumps, Ballet Shoes, Cigarette Trouers, Zara, Boden, Dune, Miss KG

Top - Zara £29.99
Leather Cuff - Mango Now £4.99
Trousers - Boden £59
Shoes - Miss KG £55

So what do you think?  Have you taken a look at Yosa & if not why not?  They really do cater for all your fashion accessory needs & Rachel is so lovely that if you need any advice or help I'm sure she'd be more than happy to help you.  Surely you're like me & believe a girl can never have enough accessories?!!  In fact Rachel has given me a discount code to share with you for all orders over £15, simply enter 'MIDLIFE10' & get 10% off your order!

Enjoy your Sunday ladies & see you in the morning.

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