30 November 2016

Deck The Halls + A Unique 15% Discount Code + WIWT - Stripes & Stars


My Midlife Fashion, The White Company Eucalyptus and winterberry garland, the white company cascading fairy lights

Morning ladies, I don't know about you but I can't believe it's going to be the 1st of December tomorrow.  The fact we're just over 3 weeks till Christmas Day means it really is time to seriously start getting everything ready.  So after sharing my gift guides, today I thought it would be fun to look at Christmas decorations for the home.

Apart from having down time to spend with loved ones & Christmas Day itself, not to mention all the food treats & presents.  One of the things I really enjoy doing is decorating the house & getting the Christmas tree up.  I think most people will agree that Christmas is the time of year that our homes really come to life & I for one certainly love as many fairy lights as possible.

We generally don't put our decorations up until after my birthday (which is early December) but our son is always itching to get them out as soon as possible.  So he was delighted when I received this beautiful  Eucalyptus & Winterberry Garland from The White Company.  

A mixture of winterberries, firs, frosted pine cones & branches this garland is perfect for dressing up any part of your home from the banister in your hallway, to adoring your fireplace or mantle piece or even down the centre of your dining table Christmas Day.  

My Midlife Fashion, The White Company Eucalyptus and winterberry garland, the white company cascading fairy lights

As you can see from the above pictures I have hung my garland in our hallway along the handrail of our banister, attaching it with red velvet ribbon that I bought from eBay here & then intertwined with these fairy lights.  Although I was also tempted to hang it around the archway of our front door to create an ultimate festive welcome but in the end opted for the hallway so that I could enjoy its beauty too :-)

My Midlife Fashion, The White Company Eucalyptus and winterberry garland, the white company cascading fairy lights

Talking of beauty there's a whole load of festive temptation over at The White Company, some of which I've featured below.  

Plus if you love everything about The White Company as much as me you might be interested in the special 15% discount code I've been given to share with you.  Simply click here & use code AP238 to get 15% off all full priced items + free delivery on orders over £50 :-) & it can also be used instore too!

Christmas Decorations, The White Company, My Midlife Fashion, The White Company Mistletoe scented candle, the white company eucalyptus and winterberry door wreath, the white company porcelain hearts and stars tree decorations, the white company fair isle knitted stocking, the white company silver beaded snowflake tree decoration, the white company pre lit large beaded hanging star, the white company mini etched bauble, the white company mercury dinner candle holder, the white company large glass baubles, the white company mercury fluted tealight holder, the white company mini star fairy lights, the white company knitted snowy penguin tree decoration, the white company 6ft artificial fir christmas tree, the white company confetti rockets, the white company knitted reindeer decoration

Mistletoe Candle - you can't beat a scented candle especially at this time of year
Ultimate Eucalyptus & Winterberry Wreath - this would look amazing with a red velvet bow
Porcelain Hearts & Stars - I love a mixture of hearts, stars, toys & glass baubles on our tree
Fair Isle Knitted Stocking - you can't beat a traditional stocking that comes out each year
Silver Beaded Snowflake - such a pretty tree decoration
Ultimate Beaded Star - I just love this & it's something that could be kept out all year long
Mini Etched Bauble - there's nothing prettier than glass baubles hanging off your tree & reflecting the fairy light
Mercury Dinner Candle Holder - another all year long item.  I've collected several of these in different sizes & shapes for clustering together
Fair Isle Knitted Stocking - I know my stocking is going to be out Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa comes
Large Glass Baubles - The ultimate Christmas tree bauble
Mercury Fluted Tealight Holder - perfect for lining up on your mantle piece
Star Fairy Lights - these would be ideal for weaving in between some tea light holders on the mantle piece
6ft Fir Christmas Tree - I just love the shape of this tree stunning with a wicker skirt
Knitted Snowy Penguin Decoration - I love a Christmas tree decorated with a few children's toys
Confetti Rockets - these have to be a Christmas Day & New Year's Eve 'must have'
Knitted Reindeer Decoration - ever tree needs to have at least one reindeer

Back to today & thinking all things Christmas has influenced my look as I'm throwing some metallic stars at today's outfit with this fab super thick Zara scarf, which I think may have now sold out as I can't find the link online.

John lewis felt stud fedora hat, h&M stripe breton, zara limited edition star scarf, zara tuxedo jacket, french connection rebound skinny jeans, chloe susanna boots

John lewis felt stud fedora hat, h&M stripe breton, zara limited edition star scarf, zara tuxedo jacket, french connection rebound skinny jeans, chloe susanna boots

Hat - John Lewis
Scarf - Zara
Breton - H&M
Tuxedo Jacket - Zara
Boots - Chloe

Monochrome, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, John Lewis stud trim fedora hat, french connection rebound skinny jeans, office lucky charm boots, french connection classic tuxedo jacket, hush night sky scarf, john lewis zip detail breton stripe top

Hat - John Lewis
Scarf - Hush
Breton - John Lewis
Tuxedo Jacket - French Connection
Boots - Office

It's a bit of a monochrome, pattern clash kind of hump day for me & I can highly recommend the Zara scarf if you mange to spot it in store as it's a real beaut for the money but if you can't find it & fancy something similar then the Hush one I've linked to above is similar just with smaller stars.

So ladies anyone got their Christmas decorations out yet?  Or is it too soon for you?  Don't forget if you're on the lookout for some new decorations you can get 15% off at The White Company here, or perhaps even treat yourself or your home to a few other gorgeous pieces.  Just remember to use code AP238 :-)

Enjoy your day ladies & I'll see you in the morning & before I leave you a quick heads up that there's up to 40% off + free delivery over at Boden.  Just click here to get shopping.

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29 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Foodies + WIWT

Morning ladies so today is the last day of my Christmas Gift Guides & I thought I'd concentrate on Christmas gifts for food lovers.

We've often said as a family when we're packing our Christmas presents away that some of our favourite presents that we've received over the festive period have been food/chocolates/bottles of wine as we always open & enjoyed them together, whether it's over a board game, chilling in front of the fire or settling down to watch a film.  Plus of course you can never have enough boxes of chocolates/wine.  Plus you know at some point the recipient of the gift is going to open the gift & enjoy eating/drinking it, as opposed to perhaps a new scarf that never makes it out of the back of a cupboard!

Gifts Under £25



Gifts Under £100



Gifts Over £100



Back to today & it's a monochrome kind of Tuesday with my pleather 'A' line skirt & Mango star printed shirt.

My Midlife Fashion, mango printed star shirt, long line single row pearls, faux fur gilet, marks and spencer faux leather a line skirt, chloe susanna studded ankle boots

My Midlife Fashion, mango printed star shirt, long line single row pearls, faux fur gilet, marks and spencer faux leather a line skirt, chloe susanna studded ankle boots

Faux Fur Gilet - eBay
Pearl Necklace - Bought In Majorca
Shirt - Mango
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Chloe

Monochrome, My Midlife fashion, shop my style, marks and spencer faux leather a line skirt, office lucky charm boots, marks and spencer single row longline pearl necklace, mango printed shirt, oasis faux fur gilet

Faux Fur Gilet - Oasis
Pearl Necklace - Marks & Spencer
Shirt - Mango
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Office

As always I'll see you in the morning & although I may have finished my Christmas gift guides I've still got plenty of Christmas inspiration planned including outfits for all occasions!

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28 November 2016

Cyber Monday Discount Codes Galore + WIWT

Happy Monday ladies so you've guessed it before I share today's outfit there's the small thing of sharing lots of lovely Cyber Monday discount codes!

So for anyone that hasn't started/completed their Crimbo shopping/brought themselves that odd treat or ten here's all the codes you need to be aware of to grab that bargain - or as I like to explain to the hubby investment piece that was so cheap it would have been rude not to ;-)

As on Friday I've included a few inspiration picks for ideas, so as always just click on the image for further details or use the direct links & codes where applicable to shop the site.

So ladies heads down, fingers on the button & go, go go!

30% off at Banana Republic - here



Up to 50% at Matches Fashion - here



Up to 50% off on selected lines at Marks & Spencer - here

Up to 50% at House of Fraser - here

Up to 50% off selected items at H&M - here

Up to 50% off at Topshop - here



Up to 50% off at River Island - here

40% off everything over at French Connection - here with code F40BLF


40% off everything over at La Redoute - here with code BLACKFRIDAY



Up to 40% off at Ralph Lauren - here with code CYBER16



40% off all full priced items at Gap + an extra 10% off everything - here with code CYBERGAP



Up to 40% off Coast - here + free delivery with code BLACK FRIDAY

30% off everything at Laura Ashley + an extra 10% off - here

31% off Baukjen's dresses edit - here with code DRESS2016



30% off all full priced items at Great Plains - here with code GPCM30

30% off everything at Boden + free delivery & returns - here with code F6P8




30% off everything at All Saints - here with code CYBER




30% off selected items at Monica Vinader - here


30% off everything at Converse - here with code CM30

Up to 30% off at Debenhams with 10% off beauty - here

Up to 30% off at Dune - here



30% off everything at Avenue32 - here

25% off everything at Jaeger - here with code GRAZIA25




25% off 25 items at Hush - here

25% off all full priced items at New Look - here with code FAST25

25% off everything at Astrid & Miyu - here



Up to 25% off at Harvey Nichols + 10% off beauty - here

Up to 25% off at Very Exclusive - here

25% off everything at New Look - here with code HAPPINESS

25% off everything at Moda in Pelle + free delivery - here with code BFDEL

25% off everything over at Wallis - here

21% off everything with spends over 321 at Forever 21 + free delivery - here with code CYBER16

20% off everything at Mango - here with code CYBER



20% off at J Crew - here with code GETSHOPPING



20% off everything at Astley Clarke - here with code GOLDRUSH



20% off most items at The White Company - here with code B902W

20% off everything at ASOS - here with code GOGOGO



20% off everything at Sweaty Betty - here

20% off at Style.com - here with code STYLE20

20% off everything at River Island - here with code SOFA 16 (ends midday)

20% off selected items at Roland Mouret - here

20% off at Look Fantastic - here with code LFCYBER + spend over £65 & get a free make up brush kit

20% off everything at Office Shoes - here with code WONDER



£25 off when you spend £100 at Jack Wills - here



20% off at Benefit Cosmetics - here with code CYBER20

20% off everything at Caudalie + free postage - here



15% off at Mint Velvet - here



And if you need any gift inspiration then you can take a peek at my Christmas gift guides here, herehereherehere & here.

Back to today & I've built my outfit around a new Baukjen top that is not only perfect for layering under a jacket.  It's ideal for this time of year when we all start to over-indulge slightly on the party food, chocolates & cocktails as the ruche detailing is just perfect for creating a waist as well as disguising our tummies.  Teamed with bracelet length sleeves & a cut quite long in the body this top is extremely flattering & something you're bound to bring out year after year.   

My Midlife Fashion, Baukjen Adaline top, j crew twisted hammock pearl necklace, massimo duty navy leather biker jacket, zara wool cropped wide leg trousers, zara block heel ankle boots


My Midlife Fashion, Baukjen Adaline top, j crew twisted hammock pearl necklace, massimo duty navy leather biker jacket, zara wool cropped wide leg trousers, zara block heel ankle boots

Leather Biker Jacket - Massimo Dutti
Necklace - J Crew
Top - Baukjen
Trousers - Zara
Block Heeled Boots - Zara

Blue & Grey, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, mango leather biker jacket, baukjen adaline top, boden odette ankleboots, j crew pearl twisted hammock necklace, great plains ida flannel wide leg trousers

Leather Jacket - Mango
Necklace - J Crew
Top - Baukjen
Trousers - Great Plains
Boots - Boden

I've chosen to style my top in quite a classic way today with cropped straight wide legged trousers, block heel boots & layers of pearls to break the look up.  Finishing with my navy leather biker jacket for a more casual & on trend feel.  Although it could equally so easily be teamed with a leather pencil skirt & court heels as well as dressed down with boyfriend jeans, trainers & an oversized blazer.

Right I don't know about you but I'm off to try & finish my Christmas shopping online & hit those Cyber Monday sales!

Have a great start to the week & I hope you're managing to bag a bargain or two ;-)

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27 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Couples + WIWT

Morning ladies so how's everyone fairing with Cyber weekend?!  I've managed to score a few treats  which have already arrived & are definite keepers - this stunning faux fur navy stolethese black kick flare cropped trousers & this stripe blouse in black & white.

Plus I've also make good headway with the Christmas shopping, which I'm hoping to more or less complete over the next couple of days.  Don't forget all the discount codes you need as well as my  edit of the sales can be found here.

Back to today & today's gift guide is based on Christmas gift inspiration for couples, with something for everyone & to suit all budgets from gifts under £25 to over £100.  As always just click on the arrows to navigate through my suggestions & click on any image for further details.

Gifts Under £25


Gifts Under £100


Gifts Over £100



Back to today & it's a quiet cosy one at home so I'm opting for an easy outfit that still feels like I've made an effort but is comfy for chillaxing time too.

My Midlife Fashion, Boden cashmere polo neck jumper, great plains tarim ladder lace maxi skirt, boden boho boots

My Midlife Fashion, Boden cashmere polo neck jumper, great plains tarim ladder lace maxi skirt, boden boho boots

Jumper - Boden
Skirt - Great Plains
Boots - Boden

Easy Dressing, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, marks and spencer pure cashmere polo neck jumper, boden odette ankle boots, great plains tarim ladder lace maxi skirt

Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - Great Plains
Boots - Boden

So how's everyone getting on completing their Christmas shopping?  Are you taking full advantage of all the discounts flying around to get ahead or perhaps you're finding it all too overwhelming?   To make it easier don't forget you can see my edit of the Cyber Weekend sales together with all the discount codes here.

Plus another code for today - Baukjen have 31% off their winter edit here with code WINTER16.

I've still got one more Christmas gift guide to share with you but tomorrow I'll be back with all the discount codes you need for Cyber Monday.

Enjoy your day & see you tomorrow.

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