31 December 2016

WIWT - Knitwear & Camo

My Midlife Fashion, HM V Neck cashmere jumper, asos pleated skirt in satin camp, mango block heel ankle boots

My Midlife Fashion, HM V Neck cashmere jumper, asos pleated skirt in satin camp, mango block heel ankle boots

Jumper - H&M
Skirt - ASOS
Boots - Mango

Camouflage, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, ASOS pleated skirt in satin camp, hush thornton ankle boots, marks and spencer pure cashmere v neck jumper

Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - ASOS
Boots - Hush

Happy New Year's Eve ladies :-)

So what's everyone up to this evening?  Do you have plans to welcome 2017 in style or do you prefer a quiet night in after all the Christmas festivities?  We've got friends round tonight so it's a day of tidying the house up, cooking & making sure everything is ready, with perhaps a cheeky snooze as it's guaranteed to be a late one!  

So today's outfit is quite simple & I'm styling my new camouflage pleated skirt with a simple 'V' neck jumper but I can't wait to dress it up with a cami & blazer or layer it up with a biker & trainers for another look.  I'd certainly highly recommend it if you're tempted to 'click that button'.

Right I'd better crack on. I don't know about you but I can't wait to start the celebrations as we always have lots of fun catching up, eating & drinking far too much with a few board games thrown in for good measure :-)

Whatever you're up to tonight have a fabulous time & I'll post tonight's look here.

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30 December 2016

WIWT - Keeping It Simples

My Midlife Fashion, Whistles cropped kick flare trousers, aurora london willow bag, red leopard print court shoes, marks and spencer per una frilly blouse

My Midlife Fashion, Whistles cropped kick flare trousers, aurora london willow bag, red leopard print court shoes, marks and spencer per una frilly blouse

Blouse - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Whistles
Shoes - Zara

Keeping It Simple, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Hobbs saira blouse, boden wave mid heel court shoes, whistles cropped kick flare trousers

Blouse - Hobbs
Trousers - Whistles
Shoes - Boden

Morning ladies so this morning I'm tackling the housework & giving the house a good clean in readiness for tomorrow night's celebrations.  Then we're off out to my nephew's second birthday party, which equals a good excuse to continue the over eating & drink & of course drag out the glad rags.  I'm keeping things pretty simple with my cropped kick flares & some festive red & will either throw my biker jacket or a faux fur stole over the top to complete the look.

I don't know about you but I can't believe it's the last but one day of 2016 - this year has completely sped by hasn't it?!

Enjoy your day & I'll be back as always in the morning.

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29 December 2016

WIWT - Neutrals



Jumper - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Bought in Majorca

Neutrals

Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Jeans - Jigsaw
Shoes - John Lewis

Morning ladies another quiet one at home for us, which is our idea of bliss.  Films, snoozes, board games, fires & lots of yummy nibbles - you just can't beat this time of year can you?!

So a cosy day calls for casual clothes that are perfect for lounging around in & cashmere & denim fit the bill perfectly.

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

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28 December 2016

My Hush 20% Off Pre Sales Picks + WIWT - Christmas Red



Morning ladies I think a lot of us love a bit of Hush Homewear & equally get excited the moment the words 'discount' or 'pre sale' are uttered.  So seeing as Hush have recently launched their pre sale extravaganza with 20% off everything (see here), I thought today I'd share with you my top picks of items I either already own (can highly recommend the grey ankle boots, snake print scarf & biker jeans) or are currently on my wish list.

Back to today & we're enjoying a quiet one at home so it's comfy jeans with a splash of festive red for me.

My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Per Una Ruffle Blouse, zara straigh leg turn up jeans, french sole india animal calf hair

My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Per Una Ruffle Blouse, zara straigh leg turn up jeans, french sole india animal calf hair

Blouse - Marks & Spencer
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

Styling Turned Up Jeans, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, John lewis square toe ballet pumps in leopard print, jigsaw portobello turn up jeans, hobbs saira blouse

Blouse - Hobbs
Jeans - Jigsaw
Ballet Pumps - John Lewis 

So ladies has anyone already shopped Hush's pre sale & been 'clicking that button'?!  Or perhaps like me you've got your eye on a few pieces & are looking forward to a quiet half an hour to peruse the entire website before making a decision?  As always I love to read your comments & thoughts & you can grab 20% off the entire website here.

I hope everyone is having a truly magical Christmas & as always I'll see you in the morning.

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27 December 2016

WIWT - Layering Up

My Midlife Fashion, Zara striped oversized shirt, french connection faux leather leggings, hush thornton ankle boots, J Crew Regent blazer, Modern Rarity a line knitted tunic

My Midlife Fashion, Zara striped oversized shirt, french connection faux leather leggings, hush thornton ankle boots, J Crew Regent blazer, Modern Rarity a line knitted tunic

Jacket - J Crew
Shirt - Zara
Tunic - Modern Rarity
Faux Leather Trousers - French Connection
Boots - Hush

Layers, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Hush thornton ankle boots, modern rarity a line knitted tunic, mint velvet fitted flannel jacket, mango printed cotton stripe shirt, marks and spencer faux leather leggings

Jacket - Mint Velvet
Shirt - Mango
Tunic - Modern Rarity
Leggings - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Hush

Morning ladies I hope everyone's having a truly lovely Christmas & enjoying all the celebrations as well as a little down time with loved ones.

It's a quiet one for us today so I'm layering up my Modern Rarity knitted tunic & throwing on some faux leather trousers for a chilled day at home with hopefully the odd cheeky mid-afternoon snooze & lots of nibbles & films, which just has to be one of my favourite kind of days this time of year.

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

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26 December 2016

Happy Boxing Day, Get 20% Off At Hush + WIWT

My Midlife Fashion, Golden Goose Superstar Trainers, Zara camisole top, zara military cargo trousers, hope fashion deep vee slouchy jumper

My Midlife Fashion, Golden Goose Superstar Trainers, Zara camisole top, zara military cargo trousers, hope fashion deep vee slouchy jumper

Jumper - Hope Fashion
Camisole - Zara
Cargo Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose

Casual Style, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Marks and Spencer pure cashmere v neck jumper, zara camisole top, zara military cargo trousers, hush leather star trainers

Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Camisole - Zara
Cargo Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Hush

Happy Boxing Day ladies.  So how's everyone feeling after Christmas Day?  Full & never wanting to eat another sprout again or ready to go with Boxing Day treats?!  Well if you've got a quiet day in on the sofa you may want to take a peek at Hush as they're launching their pre-sale with 20% off everything here!

We've got a quiet day in before heading on over to my cousins for a full on family celebration & gathering of all my family including aunts, uncles, cousins & all our children so it should be great fun & usually involves a quiz & lots of fun & laughter.  But before that it's another family tradition of bubble & squeak with left over turkey, which for me is almost as tasty as Christmas lunch.

Whatever you're up to enjoy your day & I'll be back in the morning.

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25 December 2016

Happy Christmas + WIWT

My Midlife Fashion, Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas ladies!

Before I share what I'm wearing today I just wanted to thank each & everyone of you that follows, reads, comments & likes my posts.  I still have to pinch myself that my blog has become what it has but it's only down to each & everyone of you & for that I will always be hugely grateful & send you all the above Christmas wishes.

So what to wear for the big day?!  Well after lots of trying on I've gone for comfort that feels like I've made an effort, but that most importantly will accommodate a HUGE Christmas dinner & a snooze on the sofa :-)

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew pearl twisted hammock necklace, marks and spencer pure cashmere crew neck jumper, marks and spencer jacquard a line skirt, zara court shoes

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew pearl twisted hammock necklace, marks and spencer pure cashmere crew neck jumper, marks and spencer jacquard a line skirt, zara court shoes

Necklace - J Crew
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Zara

Styling A Midi Skirt, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, j crew pearl twisted hammock necklace, marks and spencer pure cashmere crew neck jumper, marks and spencer rose jacquard a line skirt, jigsaw freya pointed toe court shoes

Necklace - J Crew
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Jigsaw

Needless to say I've been awake since silly o'clock as I just truly love the magic of Christmas even though it's many years since our son believed fully in Christmas but I think you can still keep the magic alive no matter how old they are & it's something we try to do each year with new family traditions.

This year we're off to the village club for a pre-Christmas drink with friends & neighbours whilst the lunch cooks then I can't wait to spend some time in front of the fire with the 2 (3 if you include the dog!) loves of my life - board games, films & the odd snooze is just my absolute idea of heaven.

I hope you all have a truly special day with your families & loved ones & that Santa brought you a special little something & as always I'll be back in the morning.  Enjoy your special day.

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24 December 2016

My Sales Picks From The Dressing Room + Happy Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve ladies!  Needless to say I'm MEGA excited about tomorrow, not to mention our plans for later & the build up to the big day but another event that's sure to get me excited is sales time!  

Whilst alot of the sales have already started, one sale I always look forward to each season is The Dressing Room's 50% off sale, which actually starts at midnight tonight online here.

Now you may recall that I've previously worked with The Dressing Room on a few occasions & I can honestly say one thing that always strikes me about the boutique is the wide range of brands they stock, which often have that little bit of extra timeless detailing that I love & their service really is second to none.  So naturally come sales time they're definitely one of the first brands I make sure I take a peek at.  In fact I've actually been lucky enough to get an insider glimpse into their winter sale & have not only got my 'top picks' to share with you but I've also styled 3 pieces that would make great buys. 

So let's crack on.  Firstly here's a few actual styling ideas from items in The Dressing Room's sale.

Firstly this timeless festive red Ba&sh Eliet Top, which is of a loose, flare fit design with beautiful button detailing to the back.  I've styled it below quite simply with my pleather 'A' line skirt & over the knee boots.

My Midlife Fashion, BA&sh Eliet Top, marks and spencer faux leather a line skirt, zara over the knee boots

Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Zara, similar here

My Midlife Fashion, BA&sh Eliet Top,

Secondly this chic Tuxedo Jumpsuit from Great Plains, which whilst I've styled with a biker jacket & flats could so easily be teamed with a tuxedo jacket & heels for a more dressier look.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara leather biker jacket, boden studded pointed flat shoes, village england thurlaston, great plains tuxedo jumpsuit

Biker Jacket - Zara, similar here
Jumpsuit - The Dressing Room
Clutch - Village England, or similar here
Shoes - Boden (currently on sale!)

My Midlife Fashion, Zara leather biker jacket, boden studded pointed flat shoes, village england thurlaston, great plains tuxedo jumpsuit

And thirdly these Hudson Compound Suede Boots, that feature a suede snakeskin effect design with a heel height of 4.5cm.  Size wise I found these boots came up on the slighly large size so it might be worth comparing a couple of sizes or even downsizing but they're super comfy.  I've gone for a casual look of teaming with a chunky knit & biker trousers - something that's just perfect for throwing on for busy day's like today.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara chunky cropped polo neck, zara faux leather biker trousers, Hudson compound suede boots

Jumper - Zara, similar here
Biker Trousers - Zara, similar here

My Midlife Fashion, Hudson compound suede boots

Finishing with my top picks from their sale.  I've chosen items which would all make great wardrobe additions, that are perfect for dressing up or down depending on the occasion but there's lots more available online here.

Favourites, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, The Dressing Room, The Dressing Room St Albans, sundry just us embellished pullover, ba&sh zebu shirt, cocoa cashmere lace star cashmere jumper, current elliot cuffed skinny jean, my sunday morning nancy leopard dress, reiko claryss shirt, great plains georgia lace open back dress, frame denim le crop mini bootcut jean, day birger et mikkelsen lavanny lace top, hudson moss leather buckle boot, lily and lionel betty blue leopard silk tank top


Back to today & we're up & at it early this morning as we're cooking our turkey ready for a late lunch of turkey & cranberry sandwiches with my mum & her fiancé (plus it's one less job tomorrow!) then we're all off out into Birmingham for cocktails, the pantomine & then back to the pub for a late dinner before welcoming in Christmas Day all together - whoop whoop!

Right I'd better get on but if you do manage to grab 5 minutes before all the excitement & festivities of tomorrow kick in, I'd definitely recommend you take at peek at The Dressing Room's website here.  Plus if you're super organised you can pop the items you've got your eye on into your virtual shopping basket & then re-visit quickly anytime after midnight tonight to grab those bargains ;-)  After all once us ladies get our eyes on the prize there's no stopping us is there?!  Plus which one of us doesn't deserve a treat or two after organising, buying, wrapping & cooking everything for the big day ahead?!  And with prices reduced by 50% it would be rude not to surely ;-)

Enjoy your Christmas Eve ladies & fingers crossed we all get a visit from Santa in the morning.

As always I'll post tonight's outfit on Instagram here & I'll be back in the morning with a quick post on what I'm wearing for the big day itself.  In the meantime I've got my 'he's behind you's' to practice :-)

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23 December 2016

WIWT - Leopard Print & Cropped Flares

My Midlife Fashion, Zara faux fur leopard print coat, primark polo neck jumper, whistles kick flare cropped trousers, boden studded flats

My Midlife Fashion, Zara faux fur leopard print coat, primark polo neck jumper, whistles kick flare cropped trousers, boden studded flats

Coat - Zara
Jumper - Primark
Trousers - Whistles
Shoes - Boden

Styling Up Leopard Print, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, New Look white animal print faux fur midi coat, marks and spencer pure cashmere polo neck jumper, whistles cropped kick flare trousers, boden studded flats

Coat - ASOS (low stock), similar here - both currently in the sale!
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Whistles - currently in the sale!
Shoes - Boden - currently in the sale!

Morning ladies it's a really busy one today.  We're all breaking up tonight whoop, whoop but before that there's a few appointments to fit in, battling the crowds with the last minute treat food shop & then the mega food delivery this evening.  Which will no doubt involved trying to cram everything into the fridge & freezer & wondering why on earth we've ordered so much!

So it's a simple outfit & I'm styling my cropped kick flares with a classic polo neck, my studded flats & dash of Bet.

Hope everyone has a good one & for those of you who are also breaking up today.....not long to go :-)

See you tomorrow.

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