31 October 2016

An Exclusive Discount Code + WIWT All Black

My Midlife Fashion, The womens society boutique, ida by donna ida rizzo blackest skinny jeans, second female semi shirt black, zara leather biker jacket, felt fedora hat, chloe susanna boots

Morning ladies today I'm wearing a couple of pieces I've been sent by the lovely ladies at The Women's Society Boutique.  Firstly this loose fit shirt that has a lovely bit of detailing in the tie sleeves & an incredibly flattering neckline which is just perfect for layering & wearing with a few fine chains.

My Midlife Fashion, The womens society boutique, ida by donna ida rizzo blackest skinny jeans, second female semi shirt black, zara leather biker jacket, felt fedora hat, chloe susanna boots

And secondly these stunning skinny jeans, which not only are flattering but most importantly have lots of lovely lyrca meaning they're also very comfy to wear.  As well as being high waisted, so perfect for keeping everything tucked in & hidden ;-)

In terms of sizing I'm wearing the jeans in a size 26 (UK 8), which I would say are true to size & the shirt in a size S, which is a great loose fit without being shapeless.

My Midlife Fashion, The womens society boutique, ida by donna ida rizzo blackest skinny jeans, second female semi shirt black, zara leather biker jacket, felt fedora hat, chloe susanna boots

Hat - Zara
Leather Biker Jacket - Zara
Boots - Chloe

All Black - Rock Chick, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, the womens society boutique, john lewis stud trim fedora hat, hush amelia studded boots, ida by donna ida blackest rizzo skinny jeans, second female semi shirt, marks and spencer faux leather biker jacket

Hat - John Lewis
Faux Leather Biker Jacket - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Hush

Now you may recall that I've previously worked with The Women's Society in the summer but for those of you who have yet to take a peek at their site they stock a whole host of fab designs including Ash, Elia B, J Brand, Gina Bacconi, Olivia Burton & Seven Boot Lane to name just a few.  Plus the fab news is that they've kindly given me a discount code to share with you for 20% off when you shop online & all you need to do is click here & use code MIDLIFE20 at the checkout.  Plus the code is valid till the 1st of January so well worth jotting down :-)

Happy shopping ladies, here's hoping the week gets off to a flying start & for those of you struggling with the first day back after half term here's hoping the early start wasn't too much of a struggle.

Back in the morning but in the meantime Happy Halloween. 

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30 October 2016

Taking A Look At Great Plains + A Discount Code + WIWT


Style Inspiration, My Midlife Fashion, Marks and spencer faux leather biker jacket, modern rarity a line knitted tunic, great plains ida wide leg trousers, hush leather star trainers, jaeger cashmere off the shoulder jumper, great plains black mamba textured skirt, village england chelmorton jaguar across body bag, hush thornton ankle boots, great plains blenheim wide revere collar coat, mint velvet fluted sleeve textured top, boden richmond ⅞ trousers, mint velvet evelyn pointed stilletto court shoe




Morning ladies today I wanted to take a peek at Great Plains, a brand I featured last season here & show you some of my favourite pieces from their latest collection & how I'd suggest styling them.  And seeing as they've currently got 30% off (click here) with code GP30AW today seemed like perfect timing :-)

I think you will agree from the above & below style inspiration they have a strong offering for Autumn/Winter & what I love most is that they're timeless pieces that not only can be brought out season after season but with a few tweaks can be brought bang up to date to reflect the latest trends.  

Plus there's a lot of lovely gorgeousness in my favourite colour palette for the season - I don't know about you but I seem to be developing a strong weakness for anything navy, black or grey again this year :-0

Style Inspiration, My Midlife Fashion, Great Plains chester double breasted pea coat, boden the longer line classic shirt, fat face slim dirty washed rip repair jeans, marks and spencer leather leopard print pump, great plains nordic fairisle cropped jumper, village england fulmer bag, uniqlo slim boyfriend fit jeans, river island grey gold trim leather loafers, marks and spencer long sleeve satin jacket, modern rarity silk cami top, great plains seattle faux leather trousers, j crew kiki leather ballet flats




Now I've been lucky enough to have been allowed to choose a couple of pieces to style & whilst I was sorely tempted by the beauties above I decided to choose something a little bit different & go for their tiered lace maxi skirt & their matching folkloric-inspired blouse,

My Midlife Fashion, Massimo Dutti Leather biker jacket, great plains tarim ladder lace maxi skirt, great plains tarim ladder lace detail blouse

One of the reasons I was immediately drawn to the skirt & top was because I just new it would make a great outfit when teamed with my navy leather biker jacket & a pair of block heeled boots.

My Midlife Fashion, Massimo Dutti Leather biker jacket, great plains tarim ladder lace maxi skirt, great plains tarim ladder lace detail blouse

Leather Biker Jacket - Massimo Dutti
Top - Great Plains
Skirt - Great Plains
Ankle Boots - Zara

And the other reason was because I just love the idea that separates can be worn together to look like a one piece but also utilised & worn separately to create different looks too.

Now in my opinion the images on their website didn't do these items justice as they're much more vibrant in real life & the fabric falls beautifully.

Like I've already mentioned they're really versatile pieces to add to my wardrobe & the top can so easily be dressed down with distressed jeans & trainers for a day or errands, or an 'A' line faux leather skirt but will equally look lovely, or come the warmer months with denim cut offs & a panama.

My Midlife Fashion, great plains tarim ladder lace detail blouse, zara distressed cigarette jeans, golden goose trainers, zara double breasted blazer

Top - Great Plains
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose
Jacket - Zara 

And the skirt well the outfit options are endless.  Team with cosy knitwear like I have today, or a simple white shirt & ballet pumps for a differnt look.  I'm also thinking a simple denim shirt, as well as a navy polo neck & in the summer months a simple navy camisole.  Like I said it's incredibly versatile.

My Midlife Fashion, zara cashmere off the shoulder jumper, great plains tarim ladder lace maxi skirt, hush thornton ankle boots

Jumper - Zara
Skirt - Great Plains
Boots - Hush

Cosy Knitwear With A Maxi, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Great Plains Tarim Ladder lace maxi skirt, hush thornton ankle boots, lauren ralph lauren tongmee jumper

Jumper - John Lewis
Skirt - Great Plains
Boots - Hush

So ladies are Great Plains a brand you shop in or have you been passing it by?  If so I'd certainly suggest you put them back on your radar as they have a great collection this season.  I've only featured a small selection in my post today but for more Autumn inspiration click here & don't forget to use code GP30AW to get 30% off :-)

Finally if you've not taken advantage of Hush's flash sale today's your last day.  Plus there's an additional 10% off, click here to shop!  Plus it's the last day of Boden's diminishing code, simply click here to get 10% off with code 6T2C.

Enjoy your Sunday ladies & I'll see you in the morning.  

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29 October 2016

WIWT - Monochrome With A Dash Of Boucle + Faux Leather

My Midlife Fashion, L K Bennett Charm Cream Tailored Jacket, Hush cashmere boyfriend jumper, Zara faux leather biker trousers, mango block heel ankle boots, louis vuitton monogram shawl

My Midlife Fashion, L K Bennett Charm Cream Tailored Jacket, Hush cashmere boyfriend jumper, Zara faux leather biker trousers, mango block heel ankle boots, louis vuitton monogram shawl

Jacket - L K Bennett
Jumper - Hush
Scarf - Louis Vuitton
Faux Leather Biker Trousers - Zara
Boots - Mango

Monochrome & Boucle, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, L K Bennett charl cream tailored jacket, hush angel jumper, great plains seattle faux leather trousers, miss kG sade block heel ankle boot

Jacket - L K Bennett
Jumper - Hush
Faux Leather Trousers - Great Plains
Boots - Miss KG

Happy Saturday ladies.

We're making the most of a free Saturday & no karate run (although unfortunately our son is having to work all day) & heading out for a date day with the plan to enjoy a lazy lunch a la deux.

So I'm going with a monochrome look & smartening my faux leather trousers by teaming them with a boucle jacket & block heeled ankle boots.

Enjoy your Saturday & don't forget to change your clocks this evening!

As always I'll be back in the morning but in the meantime don't forget it's the last day to grab 15% off over at Boden.  Just click here & use code 6T2C. Oh & Uniqlo currently have an offer on their cashmere jumpers click here to grab the offer & get ready for winter!

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28 October 2016

WIWT - 2 Of My Favourite Things - Leopard & Military

My Midlife Fashion, Zara military jacket, zara leopard print shirt, zara skinny jeans, chloe susanna studded boots

My Midlife Fashion, zara military jacket, zara leopard print shirt, animal print shirt, zara skinny jeans, chloe susanna studded boots, charlotte tilbury the queen lipstick

Jacket - Zara
Shirt - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Chloe

Military + Leopard Print, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Hush skinny joplin jeans, marks and spencer button jacket, zara animal print shirt, hush amelia studded boots

Jacket - Marks & Spencer
Shirt - Zara or similar here
Jeans - Hush
Boots - Hush

Morning ladies & happy Friday.  You've got to love that Friday feeling, which can only mean it's perfect timing to bring out some 'Bet'-tastic print in celebration.

So I'm teaming my new Zara shirt with an old military jacket that I've buttoned up differently to how it's supposed to be with studded boots & faded black jeans.

Have a fab day & if you missed Boden's 25% discount you can still get 15% off by simply clicking here & using code 6T2C at checkout.  Plus Joules now have 25% off here, simply use code ACORN when you check out.

See you in the morning.

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27 October 2016

Discount Codes Galore + WIWT - Pastel Love In



Morning ladies I don't know about you but I'm finding it hard to keep up with all the discount codes flying around at the moment, every day seems to bring another flurry of codes pinging into my inbox.  So today I thought I'd share my top picks from River Island, as if you click here & use code GRAZIAOCT16 you can get 25% off until Monday :-)

Plus if you fancy treating yourself to some timeless wardrobe classics then it's worth taking a look at Jaeger, as they've currently got 20% off till Sunday.  I've listed my top picks below (as always just click on arrows to navigate).  To take advantage of this offer click here & use code WARMUP20.



Back to today & I'm going for some more pastel action & teaming my pale pink pussy bow blouse with various shades of grey.

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew Regent Blazer, Bow blouse somerfield by alice temperley, hush thornton ankle boots, the white company oxford ulitmate trousers, village england fulmer bag

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew Regent Blazer, Bow blouse somerfield by alice temperley, hush thornton ankle boots, the white company oxford ulitmate trousers, village england fulmer bag

Blazer - J Crew
Blouse - Somerset
Trousers - The White Company
Boots - Hush

Pastels, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, the white company oxford ultimate flannel trousers, hush thornton ankle boots, village england fulmer bag, j crew regent blazer, L K Bennett silk alba pussy bow tunic top

Blazer - J Crew
Blouse - L K Bennett
Boots - Hush

Only one more sleep till the weekend - not long to go :-)  Plus it's the last day of 25% off everything over at Boden click here & use code 6T2C & if you're looking for inspiration I sneaked these babies into my order on Sunday, which have already arrived & are just stunning.  I'm going to say that for me they're the equivalent to the Chloe Susanna boots but in shoe form!  Plus you can find more inspiration here

Have a great day & I'll be back in the morning.

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26 October 2016

Taking A Look At LaBante + A Couple Of New Discount Codes + WIWT

My Midlife Fashion, La Bante Cabriole tote, office lucky charm boots


Morning ladies today I want to introduce you to a fairly new brand that has recently come to my attention called LaBante who are stocked at House of Fraser.  

Created in 2009 the brand has the ethos of 'fashion with respect' & design & produce bags & jewellery that are not only vegan friendly but environmentally friendly & ethnically produced.  With the aim of giving 'consumers the experience of luxury, the finest craftsmanship of a timeless aesthetic, whilst respecting the world we live in'.

I've been lucky enough to have been sent their Cabriole Tote & whilst I know that these days it can be hard to tell the difference between faux & real leather, knowing that the bag had been PETA approved I have to admit I found it really hard to tell that it wasn't made from real leather as the quality & finish of the bag are spot on.

Available in both bordeaux & black & measuring 40cm x 36cm x 15cm I decided to pick the colour bordeaux as I just love this winter red teamed with all the neutrals of black, navy & grey.  Plus I loved the contrast snake detailing on the handles which I felt stood out more in this colourway.

As you can see from the below picture there's plenty of compartments & pockets to keep the contents of your handbag nice & tidy & the large middle zip pocket means your valuables can remain nice & secure.  Plus it also comes with a detachable shoulder strap for anyone needing to go hands free.

My Midlife Fashion, La Bante Cabriole tote, office lucky charm boots

Or as shown in the below picture can even be worn over your shoulder.

My Midlife Fashion, La Bante Cabriole tote, J Crew pearl twisted necklace

My Midlife Fashion, La Bante Cabriole tote, h&m mohair cardigan, J Crew twisted pearl necklace

As you can see in the above picture I'm using the bag today & I'm really impressed with the brand.  Timeless designs, beautifully made that are ethnically produced makes it a win win for me.  

In fact I'm already eyeing up a few more pieces from their latest collection, which I thought I'd share with you below.



As well as my new bag I also wanted to share with you a new beauty product plus a couple of great discount codes.  Regular followers will know that I've recently started to add a few products from REN Skincare to my daily beauty regime (see here for full details).  So when I was recently asked if I'd like to trial their Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask I didn't hesitate in saying yes.


My Midlife Fashion, REN Skincare Glycolactic Radiance renewal mask


Previously I've been using a clay face mask twice a week, which leaves my skin brighter & smoother but since recently reviewing my skincare I had started to think that I should probably only be using this once a week & had started to look at a different mask I could use alongside this.  So you could say it was perfect timing when I received the Ren Skincare one through my letterbox :-)

So what it a Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask?  Well if you look at Ren Skincare's website it is described as a 'potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines & drastically improve skin tone'.  Sounds perfect doesn't it?!

My Midlife Fashion, REN Skincare Glycolactic Radiance renewal mask

As you can see from the above picture the mask is quite a clear thick consistency that contains glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid & tartaric acid all taken from fruit extracts to gently exfoliate & encourage cell renewal.  As well as Omega 3 to repair, regenerate & prevent scarring, Omega 7 to repair & reduce chronic inflammation & Papain to exfoliate & reduce inflammation.

My Midlife Fashion, REN Skincare Glycolactic Radiance renewal mask

It smells gorgeous & as you can see above it is best applied generously to a cleansed face & neck, which should then be left for approximately 10 minutes.

My Midlife Fashion, REN Skincare Glycolactic Radiance renewal mask

As you can see the product really soaks into the skin & once ready to remove is easily removed by wiping off with the dampened cloth provided, followed by the rinsing your skin in warm water.

So what do I think of the product?  Well the first thing I noticed was how smooth & bright my skin felt immediately after removal & yes possibly better in appearance to.  It certainly seemed plumper & looked refreshed.  I've only used the product a few times but I really do like the feel of it on my skin, so much so I've now added it to my weekly routine in the hope that it will impact my skin's appearance further.  Plus I have to say I'm also liking the difference in texture & feel to my normal clay mask & am hoping that by using each of the two products once a week this will benefit me & they will work well together.

If you're on the look out for a new face mask REN Skincare currently have 30% off all face masks till the 31st of October.  Just click here to take advantage of the offer & use code MASK30.

And finally there's currently 25% off on selected items over at ASOS see here (until 8am tomorrow morning), so I thought it would be rude not to share my top 14 buys.  Just click on the arrows to scroll through.



Back to today & here's what I'm wearing in full.

My Midlife Fashion, H&M Mohair cardigan, j crew twisted pearl necklace, HM lace top, la kooples studded belt, zara cigarette pants, la bante cabriole tote, marks and spencer loafer mules

Pearls - J Crew
Top - H&M
Cardigan - H&M
Brooch - eBay
Belt - The Kooples
Bag - LaBante
Trousers - Zara
Loafers - Marks & Spencer

Black & Grey, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, J Crew twisted pearl hammock necklace, lab ante cabriole tote, boden ⅞ richmond trousers, marks and spencer oversized long sleeve coatigan, marks and spencer trim mule loafer, hush leather stud belt, hush peek a boo top

Pearls - J Crew
Top - Hush
Cardigan - Marks & Spencer
Belt - Hush
Bag - LaBante
Trousers - Boden
Loafers - Marks & Spencer

So has anyone heard of LaBante or perhaps even own one of their products?  If so I'd love to hear what you think.  If not, does the idea of goods that are vegan & environmentally appeal to you or is it something that wouldn't stop you making a purchase?

Don't forget to take a peek at REN's face masks (see here) 30% off is a great saving especially if you fancy trying something new! 

Enjoy your Wednesday & don't forget Hush's flash sale is still live (here).  As always I'll see you in the morning.

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25 October 2016

Flash Sale Time + WIWT - Winter Neutrals

My Midlife Fashion, Hush Homewear

Happy Tuesday ladies, firstly apologises to those of you who read my blog first thing of a morning as the Hush flash sale that was due to start yesterday had to be delayed.  However the good news is that it's going live today from 10:30am :-)  So how about a little treat to get your day started the right way?!  

With up to 50% off on selected pieces, including cosy cashmere, luxurious leather & stunning knitwear, I'm thinking it would be rude not to take a peek & all you have to do to take advantage of the offer is simply click here to get shopping.

But if the thought of up to 64% off isn't enough to tempt you then how about the above images highlighting some of the fab pieces included in the sale?!

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew Regent Blazer, Village England Fulmer

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew Regent Blazer, Village England Fulmer, Zara distressed skinny jeans, Uniqlo high collar ruffle blouse, sparklly ballet pumps

Blazer - J Crew
Shirt - Uniqlo
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Bought in Majorca

Winter Neutrals, My Midlife Fashion, shop my style, j crew regent blazer, village england fulmer bag, hush thornton boots, marks and spencer supima cotton blend white shirt, fat face slim dirty washed rip repair jeans

Blazer - J Crew
Shirt - Marks & Spener
Jeans - Fat Face
Boots - Hush

Back to today & I'm breaking out some more of my favourite colour palette for Autumn & Winter -  grey, denim & white, which will no doubt be something you'll know I love this time of year.  Throw in a splash of black, some leopard print & the odd bit of colour & you've got my whole wardrobe for this time of year.

So today it's an old pair of distressed skinnies teamed with one of my favourite shirts from last winter & a new jacket addition from J Crew, which is just timeless & well worth the investment.

Enjoy your day ladies.  Another busy one for me with a dash of pilates to stretch my back out.  I don't know about you but I'm definitely thinking a little pitstop & a peek at Hush's flash sale (see here!) is a definite priority this morning ;-)

I'll see you as always in the morning.

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