26 April 2017

Seeing Red + WIWT Monochrome



Morning ladies today I wanted to talk about red accessories.  A real game changer in bringing an outfit to life & adding a much needed pop of colour.

If you're anything like me your colour palette no matter what the season will stick with the much loved neutrals of navy, black, grey, khaki & white.  Yes I might occasionally add the odd splash of colour but generally no matter what the weather you'll find me in these neutral colours.

However, one item I bought last year that was a real game changer in terms of making these colours come to life was a pair of red sandals.  Real game changers that I often teamed with a suede clutch & wore A LOT!

This year I've upgraded the sandals to the below beauties.  A fab open toe sandal that has a little bit of detailing & not too high a heel making them pretty much wearable for most occasions.  These together with my red quilted ballet pumps & cross body bag are all I need for most occasions when I want to add a pop of colour.  Although that's not to mean I couldn't be tempted by a higher heel or even a pair of trainers & with that in mind I thought I'd put together my edit of the best red footwear & bags currently on the high street above.  As always just click on any of the above images for further details.

My midlife fashion, j crew woven suede wedge sandals


Back to today & it's a monochrome & stripe kind of day.  A perfect example of an outfit that would be perfect for adding a splash of red.

My Midlife Fashion, Olia Jewellery Gracie Double chain star necklace, j crew cropped kick flare trousers, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers, wallis cold shoulder stripe top

My Midlife Fashion, Olia Jewellery Gracie Double chain star necklace, j crew cropped kick flare trousers, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers, wallis cold shoulder stripe top

Biker Jacket - Baukjen - 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Necklace - Olia Jewellery
Top - Wallis
Trousers - J Crew
Trainers - Golden Goose

Monochrome, my midlife fashion, shop my style, hush greenwich trainers, wallis black and blush stripe wrap top, marks and spencer cotton rich slim leg trousers, warehouse faux leather biker jacket

Biker Jacket - Warehouse
Top - Wallis
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Hush

So ladies what are your thoughts on red accessories?  Are you a fan & already own a pair/s of shoes & a bag or two?  Maybe you're on the lookout for a pair of new shoes or bag & are tempted to invest? Or perhaps you're not a fan of wearing bright colours so have yet to invest.  If this is the case seriously give it a try.  They don't feel like you're wearing something bright like a shirt & really will make your outfits come to life.  In fact think of them like leopard print & a new neutral.  Seriously you'll be amazed at how useful they are & just how much you can't live without them.

Don't forget today's the last day to grab 25% off everything over at Boden.  Simply click here & use code 6T2C at the checkout & if you need any inspiration my top picks are here.

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

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25 April 2017

WIWT - Styling A Pleated Midi Skirt

My Midlife Fashion, grey knitted boucle jacket, finery grey vest top, asos pleated midi satin camouflage skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

My Midlife Fashion, grey knitted boucle jacket, finery grey vest top, asos pleated midi satin camouflage skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Knitted Jacket - Bought In Majorca
T-Shirt - Finery
Skirt - ASOS
Trainers - Golden Goose

Styling A Pleated Skirt, My Midlife Fashion, shop my style, asos button through pleated midi skirt, hush greenwich trainers, hush vest top, hush jersey blazer

Jacket - Hush
T-Shirt - Hush
Skirt - ASOS
Trainers - Hush

Happy Tuesday ladies I'm breaking out my camo skirt again today & teaming it with a simple vest top & knitted jacket.

Another busy one for me with, I fear far too much on my 'to do' list to stand a chance of being completed today but hey I'll give it a good go!

Enjoy your day & as always see you in the morning.  In the meantime don't forget there's currently 25% off everything at Boden.  Just click here & use code 6T2C at the checkout.  Plus if you need any inspiration my top picks are here.

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24 April 2017

WIWT - Monochrome Monday + A Discount Code

my midlife fashion, mango flowy strap top, j crew pointed ballet pumps, french connection rebound cropped kick flare jeans, j crew leopard print cross body bag, l k bennett charl cream jacket

my midlife fashion, mango flowy strap top, j crew pointed ballet pumps, french connection rebound cropped kick flare jeans, j crew leopard print cross body bag, l k bennett charl cream jacket

Jacket - L K Bennett
Camisole - Mango
Bag - J Crew
Ballet Pumps - J Crew

Monochrome, my midlife fashion, shop my style, l k bennett charl cream jacket, french connection rebound cropped kick flare jeans, clarks couture bloom ballet pumps, asos cross body leather bag with tassel, mango flowy strap top

Jacket - L K Bennett
Camisole - Mango
Bag - ASOS
Ballet Pumps - Clarks

Happy Monday ladies.

I'm going with a monochrome Monday feeling today & keeping my look really simple with my cropped kick flare jeans, a simple cami & boucle jacket.  Finished off with ballet pumps & a splash of leopard print.

Can't believe we're nearly at the end of April already but on a positive note that means 2 more Bank Holidays aren't far away ;-)  Plus Boden have just launched the start of a week of discounts with 25% off from now until Wednesday :-)  Simply click here & use code 6T2C at the checkout & if you need any inspiration you can see my top picks here.

Happy shopping ladies, enjoy your day & I'll see you tomorrow.

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23 April 2017

A New Brand + WIWT - Monochrome Classics

Outfit Inspiration, my midlife fashion, john lewis, john lewis and/or, and/or, and/or cut about stripe jumper, and/or venice beach boyfriend jeans, and/or leola leopard two part espadrilles, and/or poncho bell sleeve jumper, and/or avalon ankle grazer jeans, and/or katherine tie leather jeans belt, and/or tierra whipstitch detail ankle boots, and/or knot hem linen top, and/or peg chinos, and/or dorene detail lace up trainers




Morning ladies.  Today I want to introduce you to a new brand that has recently launched at John Lewis called And/Or, which has been designed around the simple formula that 'great denim works with anything & makes everything work'.  

So if you're like me & spend a good proportion of your days wearing denim & love the odd statement clutch/studded shoe then this collection is going to be right up your street.  

A mixture of LA style - think authentic cuts & heritage washed denim teamed with a splash of London urban edge there's plenty of casual boho pieces that are just ideal for hardworking wardrobes & so easy to dress up or down.

I've put together my top picks in the above & below outfits to give you a taster of the brand but there's lots more to choose from here.  Although be warned it's proving so popular items are selling out fast!

Outfit Inspiration, my midlife fashion, john lewis, john lewis and/or, and/or, and/or pom pom mirror clutch, and/or yoke detail top, and/or avalon ankle grazer jeans, and/or bandra embellished tassel court shoes, and/or sienna woodgrain dress, and/or rima mini leather hobo bag, and/or joleta studded detail sandals, and/or maya leather slouch bag, and/or cotton bardot top, and/or silverlake straight leg jeans, and/or guido brogue



Personally I'm sorely tempted to 'click the button' on these sandals.  Plus I think this pair of trousers would fit perfectly in my wardrobe & prove extremely useful over the coming months & I may have already 'clicked the button' on this bag :-)

But before I get carried away I'd better share with you what I'm wearing today & naturally it features my new purchase.  Going with a monochrome theme & letting my stunning new bag do all the talking.  I'm totally in love with this beauty - a great shape & size, not too heavy & the gold stud detailing really does elevate the simplest of looks.



Monochrome, My midlife fashion, shop my style, j crew rhodes blazer, hush cotton slub v neck tee, marks and spencer leather ponte skinny leggings, boden leopard print ballerinas, and/or maya leather slouch shoulder bag, french sole leopard print ballerina pumps

Monochrome, My midlife fashion, shop my style, j crew rhodes blazer, hush cotton slub v neck tee, marks and spencer leather ponte skinny leggings, boden leopard print ballerinas, and/or maya leather slouch shoulder bag, french sole leopard print ballerina pumps

Blazer - J Crew
T-Shirt - J Crew
Bag - And/Or
Faux leather Trousers - French Connection
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

Monochrome, My midlife fashion, shop my style, j crew rhodes blazer, hush cotton slub v neck tee, marks and spencer leather ponte skinny leggings, boden leopard print ballerinas, and/or maya leather slouch shoulder bag

Blazer - J Crew
T-Shirt - Hush
Bag - And/Or
Faux Leather Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Ballet Pumps - Boden

So ladies what are your thoughts on And/Or?  Do you see anything that takes your fancy & gets your fingers twitching to 'click that button'?  As always I'd love to know what you think.

Have a lovely day & I'll be back tomorrow.

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22 April 2017

WIWT - Metallics & Leather

My Midlife fashion, massimo dutti leather biker jacket, j crew vintage v neck tee, jenny packham pleated metallic gold skirt, j crew pointed two tone ballet pumps

My Midlife fashion, massimo dutti leather biker jacket, j crew vintage v neck tee, jenny packham pleated metallic gold skirt, j crew pointed two tone ballet pumps

Biker Jacket - Massimo Dutti
T-Shirt - J Crew
Skirt - Debenhams
Ballet Pumps - J Crew

Leather & Metallics, My Midlife Fashion, shop my style, baukjen everyday leather biker jacket, hush cotton slub v tee, river island light pink metallic pleated midi skirt, marks and spencer bow pumps shoes

Biker Jacket - Baukjen - 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
T-Shirt - Hush
Skirt - River Island
Ballet Pumps - Marks & Spencer

Happy Saturday lovelies.

I'm breaking out a gold metallic pleated skirt, which when I bought I had to have 7" taken off the length (& I'm 5'7") but the skirt falls beautifully & doesn't crease so was worth the extra investment. For it's first outfit it's a case of keeping the look really simple with a 'V' neck tee & biker jacket.

Here's to a fab weekend for us all.  We're off to the local quiz night tonight so I better do some more reading up on current affairs :-0  Enjoy your day ladies & I'll see you in the morning.

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21 April 2017

WIWT - Casual Layering

my midlife fashion, zara military shirt, finery vest top, olia jewellery ellie feather necklace, zara distressed cigarette length jeans, the kooples studded belt, golden goose superstar leopard print trainers

my midlife fashion, zara military shirt, finery vest top, olia jewellery ellie feather necklace, zara distressed cigarette length jeans, the kooples studded belt, golden goose superstar leopard print trainers

Shirt - Zara
Vest Top - Finery
Necklace - Olia Jewellery
Belt - The Kooples
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose

Casual Layers, my midlife fashion, shop my style, marks and spencer leather leopard print lace up trainers, french connection rebound cropped kick flare jeans, marks and spencer linen rich long sleeve shirt, hush vest top

Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Vest Top - Hush
Trainers - Marks & Spencer

Happy Friday ladies.

You've got to love that Friday feeling haven't you.  A simple look today with layers & a shirt I really must wear more as I just love the colour & fit.

So another doing day of completing work before the weekend can begin plus a pilates session & walk with a friend to hopefully make up in some way for all the chocolate that has been consumed this past week :-0

Here's to wine o'clock lovelies.  Enjoy your day & as always I'll see you in the morning.

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20 April 2017

WIWT - Keeping It Simples

My Midlife Fashion, j crew rhodes blazer, zara tank top, leopard print across body bag, leopard print calf hair belt, french connection rebound cropped kick flare trousers, french sole henriette leopard print ballerina pumps

My Midlife Fashion, j crew rhodes blazer, zara tank top, leopard print across body bag, leopard print calf hair belt, french connection rebound cropped kick flare trousers, french sole henriette leopard print ballerina pumps

Blazer - J Crew - now reduced!
T-Shirt - Zara
Belt - Gray & Osbourn
Bag - J Crew
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

Classics, my midlife fashion, shop my style, j crew rhodes blazer, baukjen v neck tee, karen millen leopard print belt, french connection rebound cropped kick flare jeans, boden leopard print ballerinas, new look brown leopard print across body bag

Blazer - J Crew - now reduced!
T-Shirt - Baukjen - 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Belt - Karen Millen
Bag - New Look
Ballet Pumps - Boden

Happy Thursday ladies.  How quickly is this week flying by.....although that's probably helped in my case by the fact I keep thinking today is Friday!

I'm off personal shopping with a client today so I'm looking forward to helping my lady find the perfect dress & of course having a little mooch round the shops afterwards....all for research purposes of course ;-)

So today's outfit is all about comfort, which in my case means flat shoes, comfy jeans & a small across body bag so I'm hands free.

Always love that Thursday feeling & with only one more sleep until the weekend I'm thinking a cheeky small glass of vino with dinner tonight with perhaps a small piece of Easter egg....well it's still Easter week isn't it ;-)

Also a quick heads up on an offer that Finery have just launched - from now until Sunday you can get a £25 gift card for every £100 you spend :-)  Just click here for the offer.

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

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19 April 2017

Stealing Claudia Winkleman's Style 3 Ways + WIWT - Stripes & Sailor Pants

Claudia Winkleman

Morning ladies today I thought it would be fun to steal Claudia's style as I don't know about you but I just love her look.  Most of her outfits on Strictly plus those that you see her photographed in I can honestly say I'd love to have hanging in my wardrobe.  Plus she really makes me giggle & I just think she seems like a really lovely down to earth person who'd be a lot of fun on a girls night out.

Now as soon as I spotted the above picture of her it instantly reminded me of a similar outfit I'd worn here - apart from the camo of course.  But having dipped my toe in the camouflage clothing pool with my pleated midi skirt it's a pattern I really enjoy wearing.  With the added bonus that it goes with so many items hanging in my wardrobe seeing as my wardrobe is full of grey, black, white & navy clothing.  Not to mention looks fab with a pop of red or patterned clashed against some leopard print or stripes. 

Today instead of just stealing Claudia's style I've used her outfit as inspiration to create 3 different looks.  The first of which is a casual running around look that could so easily be teamed with a statement cross body bag, ballet pumps & either a breton, denim shirt or simple tee.

Casual Camo, my midlife fashion, hush kafka jacket, camouflage jacket, camouflage shacket, hush cropped relaxed trousers, baukjen long line tank, hush greenwich trainers

Jacket - Hush - now in the sale!
Vest Top - Baukjen - 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Casual Trousers - Hush
Trainers - Hush

For the second look I've gone with a slightly dressier everyday outfit.  I just love this style of jacket teamed with a maxi skirt or dress & the one I've featured below has the most gorgeous & flattering neckline.  Layer up a few fine chains & you've got the perfect summertime outfit, which would be idea for travelling on holiday.  Plus of course the look could be teamed with a variety of different footwear - trainers, flip flops, sandals or even ankle boots.

Everyday Camo, my midlife fashion, shop my style, boden annecy full skirt maxi dress, hush kafka jacket, marks and spencer bow pumps, boden verity bag

Jacket - Hush -  now in the sale!
Dress - Boden
Ballet Pumps - Marks & Spencer
Bag - Boden

And for the final look I wanted to show how you could wear a splash of camo for a night out.  Simple styling with a classic white shirt & cigarette pants with statement sandals & a splash of red.  Or if you want something a little dressier just substitute the white shirt for a lace trim cami.

Dressed Up Camo, my midlife fashion, shop my style, hush kafka jacket, baukjen coco shirt, baukjen sol sand porter heel, boden richmond ⅞ trousers, boden vita clutch

Jacket - Hush - now in the sale!
Shirt - Baukjen - 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Cigarette Pants - Boden
Clutch - Boden
Heels - Baukjen - 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217

Back to today & I'm going with an all blue theme with a splash of red.  Still loving these cropped sailor pants & kicking myself I didn't get them in the khaki.  The gold buttons & cut of the trousers get me every time!

My Midlife fashion, zara striped shirt, single row long length pearls, j crew cropped sailor pants, quilted ballet pumps, ralph lauren military jacket

My Midlife fashion, zara striped shirt, single row long length pearls, j crew cropped sailor pants, quilted ballet pumps, ralph lauren military jacket

Shirt - Zara
Pearls - Bought in Majorca
Cropped Trousers - J Crew
Bracelets - MeMe London
Military Jacket - Ralph Lauren
Ballet Pumps - Bought in Majorca

All Blue, my midlife fashion, shop my style, mango printed shirt, marks and spencer pearl effect long rope necklace, mango military style jacket, mango cotton cropped trousers, marks and spencer bow pumps

Military Jacket - Mango
Pearls - Marks & Spencer
Shirt - Mango
Cropped Trousers - Mango
Ballet Pumps - Marks & Spencer

So ladies are you a fan of Claudia Winkleman & do you love her style?  How about camouflage are you a lover of this pattern or is it something you tend to steer away from & favour stripes & a splash of leopard print instead?  As always I'd love to hear your thoughts & read your comments.

It's another busy day of work for me so it's time to get my head down as I'm determined not to leave my desk until my to do list is completed.....well that's the plan anyway, although I might end up getting distracted by the mid season sale over at Hush, click here to shop!

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

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18 April 2017

WIWT - Wide Legged Culottes

my midlife fashion, baukjen everyday biker jacket, marks and spencer extra wide culottes, j crew tippi jumper with embroidered lips, golden goose superstar leather low top trainers

my midlife fashion, baukjen everyday biker jacket, marks and spencer extra wide culottes, j crew tippi jumper with embroidered lips, golden goose superstar leather low top trainers

Biker Jacket - Baukjen - get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Jumper - J Crew
Culottes - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Golden Goose

Wide Legged Culottes, my midlife fashion, shop my style, baukjen everyday biker jacket, baukjen veja esplar trainer, marks and spencer back pocket cropped culottes, j crew tippi sweater with embroidered lips

Biker Jacket - Baukjen - get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Jumper - J Crew
Culottes - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Baukjen - get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217

Happy Tuesday ladies.

I'm breaking out my extra wide legged culottes today & keeping it simples with my biker jacket, trainers & crew neck jumper.

So how did everyone find getting back to reality this morning?!  I don't know about you but after a long 4 day weekend it was a little difficult getting back up for those early morning runs!

Enjoy your day ladies & I'll see you tomorrow.

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