Tuesday, 26 May 2015

New OOTD - Styling a Pleather 'A' Line Skirt

Getting my Zara pleather skirt out for an airing today & teaming it with an old Zara cream top, khaki scarf, nude tights (to keep my legs warm) & black accessories to break the look up.

My Midlife Fashion, khaki, faux leather, pleather, a line, skirt, ankle boots, Zara, Mango, Ashiana

Top - Zara
Scarf - Zara
Bracelets - Ashiana
Bag - Zara
Skirt - Zara
Boots - Mango

Khaki and Cream, My Midlife Fashion, Mint Velvet, Zara, Mango, Marks and Spencer, Crossbody Bag, Ankle Boots

Scarf - John Lewis £35
Skirt - Zara £25.99
Boots - Mango £59.99

I don't know about you but the sun is still hiding behind clouds here at the moment so I plan to throw on my oversized grey cardi & hope that it comes out to play by lunchtime.

Have a great Tuesday, it's always nice starting the working week on a Tuesday isn't it ;-)

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Monday, 25 May 2015

New OOTD - Keeping It Classic

Keeping things classic today & building my outfit around these stunning pearl earrings from Eternal Collection.

Now despite having pierced ears, I was keen to try these clip on earrings as these days I very rarely wear large earrings.  This is due to the fact that many years ago an old hairdresser caught their comb in my earring & ripped the hole in one of my ears so I'm now careful not to wear earrings that are too heavy to avoid causing any more damage!

I must admit it's been years since I last wore a pair of clip ons & I can still remember the pain as you took said clip ons off but did you know that you can adjust clip ons to make them more comfortable?  No neither did I (see here to learn how).  So when Eternal Collection got in touch I couldn't resist these beauties.  As a lover of pearls I've been contemplating ordering some navy pearl beads to make some jewellery for myself so as soon as I saw these with the cubic zirconia stones I knew I'd have to give them a go.

I just love this design of earring a real classic & the pearl is the perfect size (10mm in diameter).

And I have to say the appearance of said earrings looks far more expensive than the £15 that they cost.  They really would make a stunning gift & I just know I'm going to be wearing these beauties for many years to come.  As for comfort levels well they weren't too bad at all, at first it felt a bit strange but it was surprising how quickly I forgot I was wearing clip ons.

So I've decided to stick with blue to compliment the earrings & I'm wearing navy with denim & cream & adding a bit of interest with my Boden sparkly flats for a quick trip to the garden centre then fingers crossed a quiet afternoon on the sofa....I still haven't read a page of my book yet & I promised myself this weekend I'd get lost in my book.

My Midlife Fashion, Boden, Clarks, Zara, Saddle Bag, Sparkles, Crystals, Boucle, Skinny Jeans

Jacket - Zara
Top - Zara
Bag - Clarks
Bracelet - Ottoman Hands
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Boden

Keeping It Classic, Boucle, Navy Jacket, Skinny Jeans, Broderie Top, Saddle Bag, Boden, Mango, Zara, Next, Marella

Jacket - Marella £238
Top - Next £26
Jeans - Zara £29.99
Shoes - Boden £69

So have you tried clip on earrings recently?  If not would you be tempted to or does the pain from years ago put you off?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Bank Holiday Monday ladies, hope everyone has a good one & don't forget today is the last day of Boden's 25% off selected items click here.

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