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A Fab Discount Code + WIWT - Casual Style




Happy Bank Holiday ladies.  So before I share what I'm wearing there's a fab discount code that you need to be aware of - for today only ASOS have got 20% off everything!!  Which is perfect timing for stocking up on all the family's needs ready for the summer holidays.  To grab the discount all you need to do is click here & simply remember to use code SWEET at the checkout :-)  I've put together some of my favourite picks above & as always just click on any of the images for further details.

My Midlife Fashion, hush military jacket, ramones short sleeve t shirt, zara distressed cigarette jeans, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Back to today & it's an early start for us as we're off to another antique fair to hopefully secure some bargains & new additions for the home.

My Midlife Fashion, hush military jacket, ramones short sleeve t shirt, zara distressed cigarette jeans, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Military Jacket - Hush
T-Shirt - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Military Jacket - Next
T-Shirt - Mango
Jeans - Mango
Trainers - Hush

So an early start calls for a casual outfit.  I've paired my Ramones t-shirt with some distressed cigarette jeans, trainers & my military jacket.  With my parka in the car in case it decides to tip it down!

Anyone up to anything special today or just saving the luxury of not having the school run & work?  Whatever you're up to enoy your day & don't forget it's the last day to grab 25% off over at Boden on their selected favourites.  Just click here to shop & use code 6T2C.  Plus remember the 20% off everything at ASOS only lasts today, grab your discount here with code SWEET & also there's up to 30% off everything for today only over at Wallis, just click here for further details.

See you tomorrow & in the meantime I'll try & remember to upload any bargains onto Instastories see here.

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White Dresses + WIWT - Cashmere, Lace & Denim




Morning ladies today I thought we'd look at white dresses - a real summer staple.  Perfect for wearing on holiday with a statement clutch & showing off the tan or layering up back home with a denim or biker jacket.

These for me are a real staple come holiday season & this year I've invested in a couple of timeless broderie beauties that I've paid a little extra for on the basis that they will never date & can come out to play year after year.

I've put together my edit of the best around at the moment above & as always just click on any of the images for further details.  The only disadvantage I've found with white dresses (apart from avoiding the red wine!) is that they don't hang around for long so if you see your dream dress or one of the above catches your eye I'd advise on 'clicking that button' as soon as possible as a couple of the one's I've purchased have already sold out & there's nothing worse when you've found your dream dress as you can guarantee you'll spend the rest of the summer looking for something exactly the same!

Back to today & it's a simple Sunday look & I'm taking a little bit of inspiration from today's post & teaming my white lace cami with denim & a splash of pink cashmere.  Although I'm hoping the jumper won't be on for long & we get a sunny Sunday.

my midlife fashion, baukjen the boyfriend jeans, marks and spencer pure cashmere v neck jumper, the white company silk lace trim cami, golden goose superstar leather low top trainers

my midlife fashion, baukjen the boyfriend jeans, marks and spencer pure cashmere v neck jumper, the white company silk lace trim cami, golden goose superstar leather low top trainers

Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Camisole - The White Company
Jeans - Baukjen, get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Camisole - The White Company
Jeans - Baukjen, get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Trainers - Baukjen, get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217

So ladies what are your thoughts?  Are you a lover of a white dress & have a few hanging in your wardrobe?  Or have you fallen to the curse of finding the one you love only to find it sold out before you had clicked the 'buy me' button & are still on the hunt for something similar?  Or maybe you're just too worried about stains to even go there?  As always I love reading your thoughts & comments.

Before I go a final heads up on the last Boden offer with 25% off selected favourites here.  Just remember to use discount code 6T2C at the checkout.

Enjoy your Sunday ladies & I'll be back in the morning.  

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Discount Codes Galore + WIWT - Leather & Tulle

My Midlife Fashion, massimo dutti leather biker jacket, j crew vintage cotton v neck t shirt, marks and spencer tulle maxi skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Happy Saturday - how lovely is it waking up knowing we've got the luxury of a 3 day weekend ahead?!

My Midlife Fashion, massimo dutti leather biker jacket, j crew vintage cotton v neck t shirt, marks and spencer tulle maxi skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Biker Jacket - Massimo Dutti
T-Shirt - J Crew
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Biker Jacket - Mango
T-Shirt - J Crew
Skirt - Next
Trainers - Hush

I'm breaking out my tulle maxi skirt today & styling with a simple tee, trainers & biker jacket.  I can't believe we've woken up to rain after such a beautiful day yesterday but fingers crossed it's not around for long!

Bit of a busy day ahead with a few errands, shopping, karate run & a trip to the garden centre before a late lunch with my boys followed by a quiet night in with the luxury of knowing we've still got a couple of days to enjoy before routine kicks back in :-)

Enjoy your day ladies & I'll be back in the morning & if you haven't taken a peek yet don't forget there's 25% off all trousers, jeans, skirts & shorts over at Boden.  Simply click here & use code 6T2C at checkout.  Plus The White Company also have a 20% off home event for Bank Holiday weekend, just click here for details & there's 30% off selected lines over at French Connection here plus 30% off the Spring Summer collection at Great Plains with code 30SPRING, click here to shop.  And don't forget there's still 40% off everything at La Redoute with code BIG40 see here & 40% off everything over at Laura Ashley, see here.  Happy shopping :-)

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WIWT - Stars & Denim


Happy Friday ladies.  I'm throwing caution to the wind & getting the denim shorts out in the hope the weather is as glorious as it was yesterday!


Panama - Marks & Spencer
T-Shirt - Baukjen, get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Shorts - H&M
Flip Flops - Havaianas

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Panama - Marks & Spencer
T-Shirt - Baukjen, 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Shorts - Baukjen, get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Flip Flops - Havaianas, 40% off with code BIG40

So it's a simple denim shorts, straw panama (for hiding the lack of make up) & star t-shirt kind of day.  Absolutely love the neckline on this t-shirt I've been sent from Baukjen, super flattering not to mention a great length & thickness of fabric.  Plus it's also available in a plain version here.

A normal busy Friday - pilates, sports massage plus trying to get the desk cleared before the start of the Bank Holiday weekend & there's wine chilling in the fridge for clocking off time :-)  Plus today marks 25% off all trousers, jeans, skirts & shorts over at Boden.  Simply click here & enter code 6T2C at checkout.

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

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More Discount Codes + WIWT - A New Purchase




Happy sunny Thursday ladies.  Before I share a new purchase with you I wanted to let you know of a couple more discount codes that are doing the rounds this week.  Firstly there's 40% off everything over at Laura Ashley including their furniture.  I've put together some of my top picks from their clothing range above (just click on any of the images for further details) & you can see my top homeware picks under the 'shop' section & 'interiors' on the menu bar above.  Plus you can get an extra 10% off if you're a new customer & you sign up to their newsletters :-)  To shop this incredible saving simply click here.

Also it's the last day to grab 25% off all Boden's tops & tees here with code 6T2C.  Plus Baukjen have got 25% off 25 items here.

Back to today & time to bring out a new purchase.....although seeing as the forecast is so glorious for today I've a feeling it won't be staying on for long!

My Midlife fashion, hush military jacket, zara tank tee, french connection rebound cropped kick flare jeans, french sole henriette leoaprd print ballet pumps

Yup I'm breaking out my new Hush military jacket today. I can't tell you how soft & unrestricted this jacket is.  I've found the khaki version so useful since I had it last year that I couldn't resist the faded black version.

My Midlife fashion, hush military jacket, zara tank tee, french connection rebound cropped kick flare jeans, french sole henriette leoaprd print ballet pumps

Jacket - Hush
T-Shirt - Zara
Belt - Gray & Osbourn
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

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Jacket - Hush, also sold here
T-Shirt - Baukjen - 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Ballet Pumps - Boden

Styling it today with my cropped kick flare jeans & a simple tee & breaking up the monochrome with a splash of leopard print.

Enjoy your day ladies, fingers crossed you get to enjoy the sunshine.  See you tomorrow.

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New In At M&S + WIWT

My Midlife Fashion, marks and spencer pure cotton ladder trim flared shell top, marks and spencer handwoven panama hat, marks and spencer kick flare cropped trousers, marks and spencer suede block heel stud sandals

Blouse - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Marks & Spencer, also available in black here
Sandals - Marks & Spencer, also available in black here

Morning ladies today I'm taking a look at all the new into store loveliness that has hit Marks & Spencer over the last couple of weeks.  But be warned there's lots to get us tempted including the pieces I've been sent by Marks to style, which includes the above outfit.  

As we already know I've a huge weakness for a pretty white top & the one I'm wearing above is no exception.  Loose in style & fit it's ideal for keeping stylish & cool come the warmer weather.  I've styled it above with these cropped kick flare trousers that come in three lengths.  I'm 5'7" & I went for the short so they finished above my ankle bone.  They're perfect for showing off my grey block heeled sandals but will also look great dressed down with trainers or ballet flats.  

In terms of sizing I went for my normal size in both but should you want a closer fit on the top size down.  Also the waistband at the back of the trousers is elasticated so if you're between sizes you should be able to size down in this too. 

I've finished the look with a classic panama, which makes a great accessory during the summer months whether on holiday or back home.  The one I'm wearing is from the men's department as I personally find the fit & style to be true to the classic design.  Plus it comes in 4 different sizes so you should find one to fit all heads.  I went for a medium, which is a good fit in terms of not being too tight or large.

Top Picks, my midlife fashion, marks and spencer, marks and spencer cotton wrap ruffle a line midi skirt, marks and spencer pure cotton ladder trim flared shell top, marks and spencer tiered ditsy print a line maxi skirt, marks and spencer aztec print hand embellished clutch bag, marks and spencer kick flare cropped trousers, marks and spencer handwoven panama hat, marks and spencer frilled asymmetric round neck jumper, marks and spencer floral print a line midi skirt, marks and spencer embroidered long sleeve tunic dress, marks and spencer pure cotton cutwork peasant v neck blouse, marks and spencer cotton blend romantic lace swing midi dress, marks and spencer flared tie back sleeveless maxi dress, marks and spencer floral embroidered shopper bag, marks and spencer cotton blend striped fringe jacket


Before I share the my other couple of looks I also wanted to show you some of the other stunning pieces that have recently hit the stores & online.  Since last Autumn I've really started feeling the maxi skirt love & the three I've featured above are all stunning & each would be perfect styled with a blazer or biker jacket.  As you may know from a previous post this ruffle skirt has already caught my eye & is now hanging up in my wardrobe!

Now I probably don't need to explain why I picked either of the white dresses & think these would look amazing teamed with some gold metallic sandals.  As would the khaki maxi dress - throw on some gold jewellery & I reckon this would look far more expensive than what it actually costs.

My Midlife fashion, marks and spencer handwoven panama hat, marks and spencer aztec print hand embellished clutch bag, j crew two tone pointed flat ballet pumps

Ballet Pumps - J Crew, similar here

For me apart from the classic straw panama another summer 'must have' is an embroidered clutch, which I personally find so useful for adding extra interest to a simple look & they truly come into their own when away on holiday.  Needless to say I couldn't resist this gold & black clutch that should you need it also comes with a shoulder strap, although I shall probably just use it as a clutch.  Nice & lightweight so ideal for packing & also a great size so it will definitely fit all your essentials in.

marks and spencer frill asymmetric round neck jumper, j crew billie boot cut cropped jeans, marks and spencer aztec print hand embellished clutch bag, baukjen sol sana porter heel

Jeans - J Crew, similar here
Sandals - Baukjen (15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217) or similar here

As you can see I've styled it above with another item Marks have sent & that's this ruffle crew neck knitted top.  This top is ideal for a simple evening look styled with jeans & heels.  A smart fitted top that falls away from the chest down so super flattering plus it conceals a multitude of sins & is true to size.

The final item of clothing also features a few ruffles & I'm actually wearing it today.  I don't know what's come over me but I seem to have found a love for pattern recently & it was certainly love at first sight as soon as I spotted this skirt.  Just perfect for dressing up or down, with flats or heels.  I'm thinking a simple cami when the weather is nice & hot & layered with a t-shirt or 'V' neck & biker/blazer when cooler.

my midlife fashion, baukjen everyday biker jacket, and other stories cupro tank top, marks and spencer disty print frilled a line maxi skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Biker Jacket - Baukjen (15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217), or similar here
Skirt - Marks & Spencer, different pattern available here
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Biker Jacket - Baukjen (15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217), or similar here
Skirt - Marks & Spencer, different pattern available here
Trainers - Golden Goose, similar here

So ladies what do you think?  Do you see anything that's tempting you to get clicking?  I can highly recommend all the pieces I've styled above & if you're tempted to join me in 'clicking that button' on the striped ruffle midi skirt you can see what I think about sizing here.  Plus if you need further temptation then check out the Rosie for Autograph new collection of swimwear & beachwear here.  There's some lovely pieces & in my view it's definitely their strongest swimwear collection to date.  Talking of which anyone seen their latest advert?  I absolute love the idea behind it & it's definitely something I can relate to both in terms of what I wear & in embracing life.  When I watch it, it just makes me want to do something that normally I wouldn't even consider.  How about you?  Is it an advert that strikes a nerve & makes you want to grab life?  If so I'd love to hear.

In the meantime have a lovely day ladies & don't forget to let me know what's caught your eye.  See you in the morning & if you've been eyeing up any of Boden's tops & tees now's the time to shop with 25% off today & tomorrow here, just remember to use discount code 6T2C.

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A Couple More Discount Codes + WIWT - All Blue




Happy Tuesday ladies before I share what I'm wearing today I wanted to let you know about another discount code that's doing the rounds over at La Redoute, where there's 40% off everything with code BIG40.  I've put together my top picks above so just click on any of the images for further details or alternatively click here & remember to use the discount code at check out.

My midlife fashion, zara boho embroidered top, j crew billie boot cut jeans, j crew pointed toe metallic two tone pumps

Back to today & I'm going all blue today with a simple embroidered boho top worn with cropped kick flare jeans & metallic ballet pumps.

My midlife fashion, zara boho embroidered top, j crew billie boot cut jeans, j crew pointed toe metallic two tone pumps

Top - Zara
Jeans - J Crew
Ballet Pumps - J Crew

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Top - Next
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Ballet Pumps - Marks & Spencer

As always lots to do, so I'd better crack on.  Don't forget you can also still get 25% off all Boden dresses as well as mens and boys shirts & baby playsets here with code 6T2C.  Plus you can get 20% off all full priced items at Warehouse by clicking here & using code HOTSUFF.

Have a great day & in light of the dreadful events in Manchester cherish your loved ones, hold them close & enjoy every precious second.  

See you in the morning.

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Discount Time + WIWT - Pleather, Boucle & A Tee

My Midlife Fashion, L K Bennett Charl black jacket, french sole arabella black glitter ballet pumps, zara faux leather trousers, j crew vintage v neck t shirt, single long length pearl necklace, laura ashley blue plait detail tassel suede cross body bag

Morning ladies.  So today marks the start of another Boden discount week, starting with 25% off all dresses, men's & boy's shirts & baby playlets for today & tomorrow.  Just click here to grab the discount & remember to use code 6T2C at the checkout.

It's a monochrome kind of Monday for me & today I'm teaming my single row of pearls with a simple long sleeve tee, boucle jacket & faux leather trousers.  Plus a pop of colour with my blue suede bag.

My Midlife Fashion, L K Bennett Charl black jacket, french sole arabella black glitter ballet pumps, zara faux leather trousers, j crew vintage v neck t shirt, single long length pearl necklace, laura ashley blue plait detail tassel suede cross body bag

Jacket - L K Bennett
Necklace - Bought in Majorca
T-Shirt - J Crew
Bag - Laura Ashley
Trousers - Zara
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

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Jacket - L K Bennett
Necklace - Marks & Spencer
T-Shirt - Hush
Bag - Laura Ashley, similar here
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

Here's hoping the week gets off to a great start for us all.  Enjoy your day & I'll see you in the morning.

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Something You Can Never Have Enough Of + WIWT - Stripes & Culottes




Morning ladies today I want to talk white tops, which for me & no doubt a lot of us are a complete wardrobe essential.  Something we can never have enough of & can so easily 'justify' a new wardrobe addition as they simply go with everything, available in a whole host of styles & are quite frankly worth their weight in gold this time of year.  Throw on with a pair of denim shorts & a panama for instant style whilst of holiday, team with a pair of jeans & flats for a 'go to' look for summer or style up for evening with heels & some cropped kick flare trousers.  Simply timeless fashion that you're never going to feel wrong wearing.

I don't know about you but I just can't seem to resist looking for new additions be it a classic white tailored shirt, a pretty lace broderie number for summer or a statement blouse with that extra bit of detailing.  For me they're something I reach for if I'm not sure what I want to wear - a total no brainer & come this time of year I just live in them.

As you would expect there's lots of tempting beauties currently on the high street to make us want to 'click that button' & during my research for this post I may have 'clicked that button' on the odd one on the justification that there's a couple in my wardrobe that need updating & have lost their whiteness.  I've included my edit of the best above & as always simply click on any of the images for further details.

Back to today & it's simple styling with another item I think we all have a soft spot & huge weakness for - stripes.

My Midlife fashion, j crew metallic pointed ballet pumps, j crew boatneck breton with built in cuffs, great plains timed out tencel culottes

My Midlife fashion, j crew metallic pointed ballet pumps, j crew boatneck breton with built in cuffs, great plains timed out tencel culottes

Breton - J Crew, also available here
Culottes - Great Plains
Ballet Pumps - J Crew

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Breton - Boden
Culottes - Great Plains, or similar here
Ballet Pumps - Marks & Spencer

So ladies see any beauties above that may have got you itching to 'click the button'?  Or is your wardrobe full to the brim with white tops that you seriously can't justify anymore.  Perhaps you just don't see what all the fuss is about & would reach for a bright number any day of the week as opposed to something neutral?

As always I love reading your thoughts & comments.

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

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WIWT - Broderie & Denim

My Midlife fashion, j crew garment dyed safari shirt-jacket, baukjen the boyfriend jeans, j crew pointed two tone ballet pumps, zara broderie anglaise top

Happy Saturday ladies.

It's a quiet & simple Saturday here getting a few jobs done & of course the karate run before we head out tonight to a 40th birthday party.

My Midlife fashion, j crew garment dyed safari shirt-jacket, baukjen the boyfriend jeans, j crew pointed two tone ballet pumps, zara broderie anglaise top

Jacket - J Crew
Blouse - Zara
Jeans - Baukjen, get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Ballet Pumps - J Crew

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Jacket - J Crew
Blouse - Mango
Jeans - Baukjen, get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Ballet Pumps - Marks & Spencer

So for a simple Saturday I'm layering a pretty broderie blouse over my J Crew shacket & teaming with some cropped boyfriend jeans & metallic ballet pumps.

Hope you all have a lovely day.  I'm off to decide what to wear tonight, which I'll post on Instagram here.  In the meantime I'll see you all tomorrow.

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WIWT - Simple Dressing

My Midlife fashion, baukjen everyday leather biker jacket, and other stories floral maxi dress, golden goose superstar low top leather star trainers

Whoop whoop happy Friday ladies :-)

I'm keeping today's look nice & simples with my new floral maxi dress, which I'm teaming with my leather biker jacket & every comfy trainers.

My Midlife fashion, baukjen everyday leather biker jacket, and other stories floral maxi dress, golden goose superstar low top leather star trainers

Biker Jacket - Baukjen - get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Dress - & Other Stories
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Biker Jacket - Baukjen - get 15% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION217
Dress - Hush
Trainers - Hush

Bit of a busy day with clearing my desk in preparation for the weekend plus a pilates session to slot in & then a dreaded dentist appointment for my first ever filling - which I'm completely dreading as I have a huge fear/hate of needs :-0  Definitely looking forward to getting it over & done with & keeping everything crossed that the anaesthetic will have worn off enough to enjoy wine o'clock.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day & as always see you tomorrow.

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Another New Purchase + WIWT - All Blue With Silk & Denim

Marks & Spencer Pure cotton wrap ruffle striped midi skirt


Morning ladies before I share today's outfit I've got another shopping confession, this stunning striped ruffle midi skirt.  

Now I'd been eyeing something similar for a while but due to the cost I couldn't justify it so as soon as I spotted this beauty in store I just couldn't resist.  Needless to say I love the ruffles not to mention the stripes & although it's described as a wrap skirt it's actually fixed & has a zip at the back so no worrying about exposing yourself!  Plus it's a great price, although because it's unlined I would advise wearing a short underskirt underneath.  In terms of sizing it does comes up slightly large as I've been able to size down & is available in 2 different lengths.  I've gone for the shorter of the 2 as for some reason it wasn't available in the longer length in my size but I have to say I don't think I'd have wanted it any longer & would describe it as a long midi skirt.  But be warned stock seems to be flying out so if you're tempted get 'clicking that button' to avoid disappointment.

my midlife fashion, great plains sophie silk batwing sleeve oversized shirt, j crew jane cropped flare jeans, j crew tretorn canvas sneakers

Back to today & I'm going for a really simple & easy look today with an overall blue feel & teaming my oversized batwing silk blouse with simple cropped flare jeans & navy canvas trainers. 

my midlife fashion, great plains sophie silk batwing sleeve oversized shirt, j crew jane cropped flare jeans, j crew tretorn canvas sneakers

Shirt - Great Plains
Jeans - J Crew
Trainers - J Crew

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Shirt - Great Plains or similar here
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Marks & Spencer

Ladies if you've not tried some cropped kick flare jeans/trousers then you should seriously give them a whirl.  I'd steered clear until I caught the bug with cropped kick flare trousers last Autumn & I have to say I think they're now one of my favourite styles to wear.  Perfect for pairing with bare ankles & ballet flats/trainers as much as a block heel ankle boot come the cooler months.

Finally you may have noticed that I've been making a few changes to the layout of my site over the course of the last few days, which always amazes me how long it takes.  I'm such a nightmare at underestimating how long jobs will take....I like to think it's down to positive thinking but I think hubby would say otherwise as I'm always doing it ;-)  Anyway hopefully the changes will make it easier for you to navigate as I've added a few drop down options at the top so you can easily find things like new purchases, skincare routine, the make up I use & how I keep fit etc.  I've also introduced a new way of being able to 'shop my style', so you can now either click on the images at the bottom of the post or use the links as before. Like I say hopefully it all makes it easier for you to use.

Only one more sleep until the weekend whoop whoop.  See you in the morning.

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