Wednesday, 10 February 2016

What I Was Up To In January & WIWT - Checks, Ruffles & All Blue

Morning ladies you may recall that back during the first half of January I had a day off work & headed to London for an exciting project.  Which for those of you who follow me on Instagram (here) I had hoped to share a few pictures with but in the end was sworn to secrecy & you just got images of my snacks for the day - Minstrals then the most gorgeous mega chocolate brownie ever!  

Fast forward a few weeks & I can now tell you that I went to London to take part in a photo shoot for Woman Magazine!  To even be typing those words is totally surreal let alone to say them out loud.  Even though I have been writing my blog for just short of 3 years I'm still totally amazed that it has grown & developed into what it is.  As I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined or hoped for what it has become & that is only down to each & every one of you who reads, follows, comments & supports me so THANK YOU!

The feature in which I took part has now been published in this week's magazine - hence I'm allowed to share it with you & features myself with two other lovely ladies who have each taken a milestone birthday - 30th, 40th & 50th to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones.

As most of you will know mine was to push myself into putting myself out there by writing my blog. To say it was totally outside of my comfort zone is something of a HUGE understatement as I'm naturally a very shy person who before my blog didn't put herself 'out there' or wish to draw attention to myself.  I'm certainly not one of these 'hey look at me' people.  I just have & always will love clothes & creating new looks & after a couple of years of saying to hubby that I would love to have a blog, with his & our son's encouragement I finally took the plunge.    

I know I say this a lot but I seriously didn't expect the blog to take me to where it has or give me the opportunities that have presented themselves, let alone work with some amazing brands.  But more importantly it has given me the confidence boost to be me & happy in my own skin.  I actually started My Midlife Fashion with only my hubby & son knowing & only after several months did I pluck up the courage to tell my Mum & Sister - in fact there are still a lot of family & friends that don't know anything about it.  I think most of the time I forget that people all over the world read & look at my posts - which is something I don't think I'll ever get my head around.  

You can read the full feature in this week's issue of Woman Magazine (see here) but in the meantime I thought you might like to seem some pictures taken from behind the scenes on the day of the shoot - a real knees wobbling in a nervous way kind of day but a lot of fun & everyone from Woman Magazine was just lovely.  Just don't get me started on my hair & make up - how lovely would that be on a daily basis?!!

My Midlife Fashion, Studio Shoot, Woman Magazine

My Midlife Fashion, Studio Shoot, Woman Magazine

My Midlife Fashion, Studio Shoot, Woman Magazine

Dress - Next £45
Shoes - Next £56

My Midlife Fashion, Studio Shoot, Woman Magazine

My Midlife Fashion, Studio Shoot, Woman Magazine

Back to what I'm wearing today & sadly no professional hair/make up or photographer just my son & my iPhone!  So I'm going with an all blue theme teamed with ruffles, checks & denim.

my Midlife fashion, alice temperley ruffle blouse, zara checked blazer, skinny denim jeans, clarks caddy belle over the knee boots

Blazer - Zara
Blouse - Alice Temperley
Studded Belt - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Clarks

Blue, Ruffles, Denim & Over The Knee

Blazer - Mango £79.99
Jeans - Boden £49.50

Happy 'hump' day & once again thank you so much for all your support.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

WIWT - Keeping It Simple

Happy Tuesday ladies, I'm keeping things very simple today with a chunky knit polo neck, faux leather 'A' line skirt & my over the knee boots.  I can't tell you how useful this pleather skirt has been not to mention my over the knee boots.  I was always unsure how much wear I'd get out of boots like these but I'd really be lost without them & they're so comfortable to wear.  If you're still thinking about investing I really recommend these & they're a great price too!

My Midlife Fashion, Zara chunky knit polo neck, faux leather a line skirt, Schuh dash over the knee boots

Jumper - Zara
Skirt - Zara
Boots - Schuh

Simple Styling

Skirt - Zara £25.99
Boots - Schuh £65

Busy day in the office so layers & something cosy are perfect for the day ahead.

Happy Pancake Day!  See you tomorrow.

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