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Something For The Home + WIW - Camouflage & Cashmere

My Midlife Fashion, glitter ball


Morning ladies before I share what I'm wearing, I wanted to share with you a new home addition we've recently bought.  After featuring it on my Facebook Page & Stories On Instagram yesterday I've received a lot of messages asking where we got ours so I thought I'd share them here.  

I've been after a glitter ball for ages but was a little uncertain if it would go with our style of kitchen & perhaps end up looking tacky but what girlie girl doesn't want a bit more sparkle & bling in her life?!  Hubby was uncertain & our son just rolled his eyes & mutter the words 'midlife crisis' but in the end I clicked the button as I reckoned nothing ventured nothing gained.  

Well the glitter ball arrived on Thursday was up by Thursday evening & then after shining a torch on it just to see, we decided we needed the LED light for maximum sparkle & bling :-)  This arrived Saturday & was plugged in & positioned in time for our entertaining on Saturday evening & it's a huge success.  It really does make us smile.  Naturally a quick blast of Saturday Night Fever was played before our guests arrived just to trial it out & we kept it on all night.  In fact I love it so much I've popped the light on timer so it comes on every morning & evening.

my midlife fashion, iris and ink off the shoulder cashmere jumper, j crew leather cross body bag, asos camouflage satin pleated maxi skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

So back to what I'm wearing & I'm breaking out an old favourite from last year - this ASOS camouflage maxi skirt, which today I'm teaming with a simple off the shoulder jumper & trainers.

my midlife fashion, iris and ink off the shoulder cashmere jumper, j crew leather cross body bag, asos camouflage satin pleated maxi skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Jumper - Iris & Ink
Bag - J Crew
Skirt - ASOS
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Jumper - ASOS
Bag - Oasis
Skirt - Whistles
Trainers - Hush


I hope everyone's had a wonderful weekend & is feeling rested & ready to meet the new week heads on!  Here's hoping the week gets off to a great start for us all.

See you in the morning & just a quick heads up that the Boden up to 40% off sale has started here!

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10 Items Under £50 + WIW




Morning ladies, I can't believe another month has flown by so quickly & it's time for another ten items under £50 feature.

This month you'll see I've mainly gone for monochrome items that should work with most things already hanging in our wardrobes.  From statement tops that can be dressed up or down to the most fabulous maxi skirt that would be perfect worn with a silk shirt & heels as much as it would flats, a crew neck jumper & biker to a style jumper I'd be lost without - the off the shoulder knit.  There's something for everyone & best of all it doesn't have to break the bank :-)

Back to today & it's a simple Sunday look consisting of a simple denim shirt & some distressed boyfriend chinos.

my midlife fashion, golden goose superstar leopard print trainers, j crew boyfriend chinos, iris and ink leather shoulder bag, zara denim shacket

my midlife fashion, golden goose superstar leopard print trainers, j crew boyfriend chinos, iris and ink leather shoulder bag, zara denim shacket

Denim Shirt - Zara
Bag - Iris & Ink
Chinos - J Crew
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Denim Shirt - Only
Bag - Iris & Ink
Chinos - Fat Face
Trainers - Marks & Spencer

So ladies anything in particular catch your eye?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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

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WIW - Ruffles, Tassels & Leopard Print


Morning ladies.  I'm bringing out the white jeans for possibly their last outing before we hit the depths of Autumn - although saying that I do love white jeans teamed with chunky grey knitwear so  I may possibly style them like this later on in the season. 


Blouse - Boden
Belt - Grey & Osbourn
Bag - Uterque
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Blouse - Boden
Belt - John Lewis
Bag - Mango
Jeans - Next
Trainers - Dune

Anyway back to today & I've teamed by jeans with a frill detailed chambray blouse, a dash of leopard print & my ever useful red bag.

We've got my cousin & wife coming over tonight to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.  I can't believe how quickly it's gone since I was their bridesmaid, it only feels like 10 years ago!  So it's a day of cooking & tidying up the house in preparation!

Have a lovely day & as always I'll see you in the morning.

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WIW - All Blue With A Pop Of Red

My Midlife fashion, j crew pearl twisted hammock necklace, uterque mock croc cross body bag, great plains silk shirt, j crew toothpick jeans, charlotte olympia kitty flats, witney fabric belts ripley

Happy Fri-yay ladies :-)

I'm breaking out my pearls today & teaming them with a simple all blue look & some splashes of red.

My Midlife fashion, j crew pearl twisted hammock necklace, uterque mock croc cross body bag, great plains silk shirt, j crew toothpick jeans, charlotte olympia kitty flats, witney fabric belts ripley

Necklace - J Crew
Shirt - Great Plains
Bracelets - Olia Jewellery
Bag - Uterque
Jeans - J Crew

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Necklace - Marks & Spencer
Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Belt - Mango
Bag - Mango
Jeans - Mango
Shoes - Boden

Just a normal Friday here - pilates, a little bit of housework to finish off before the weekend & I'm hoping for a productive day workwise & aiming to clear the decks ready for the start of the weekend.

Have a fab day ladies & see you tomorrow.

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Another Discount Code, A Mid-Season Sale + WIW - All Black For A Day Of Fun

my midlife fashion, philip balmain tuxedo jacket, zara lace trim camisole, j crew toothpick 8" skinny jeans, cocorose london ballet flats, leopard print ballet pumps

Morning ladies & happy Thursday :-)  I'm off out for a catch up day with my mum & sister, so a leisurely lunch & a spot of shopping is definitely on the cards.

my midlife fashion, philip balmain tuxedo jacket, zara lace trim camisole, j crew toothpick 8" skinny jeans, cocorose london ballet flats, leopard print ballet pumps

Blazer - Pierre Balmain
Camisole - Zara
Jeans - J Crew
Ballet Pumps - Cocorose

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Blazer - Mango
Camisole - Anine Bing
Jeans - J Crew
Ballet Pumps - Cocorose

For a day of being on my feet & shopping I'm going for comfort in the foot department & wearing my Cocorose leopard print ballet pumps - comfort & style with their padded insoles & wedge heel means my feet will still be speaking to me at the end of the day :-)  And I'm keeping the rest of my look really simple - all black with skinny jeans, blazer & lace cami.  A definite failsafe combo.

Before I leave you I've got another discount code to share - Missguided have 50% off their entire site with discount code HELLYEAH.  I've put together a few picks below but you can shop their entire collection here, just remember to use the code at checkout :-)



Plus Monsoon have up to 50% off in their mid-season sale here.

Have a great day & I'll see you in the morning.

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New Purchases + WIW A Favourite Top

And other stories straight fit silk shirt


Morning ladies it's that time of the month again where I confess to new items that somehow seem to have found a new home in my wardrobe!  Now as with every month I always start by telling the hubby I don't need anything new - which is true & that I'm going to be really good this month - which I certainly intend to & then the old halo slips from writing & researching this blog :-0

I think I've already confessed to a few of these but just in case you've missed them here's this month's round up.

One thing I'm consciously trying to do is build a timeless wardrobe of well made, good quality pieces that are going to stand the test of time.  I absolutely love my white silk shirt (see here) & wanted something similar in black that was just as understated & easy to dress up or down.  So the above shirt was a no brainer & is a good price for silk.

Zara Long cloth cape


As you can see there's been quite a few colourful pieces to my wardrobe this month....not, & this above cape is no exception!  Whilst what I've bought isn't colourful, I do know that I'm never going to tire of wearing black so not only will these pieces breathe new life into my wardrobe & go with everything, they're also going to be loved for years to come.  Including the above knee length cape.  Now I've been hankering after one of these for several years & kept telling myself I didn't need one but the desire for one just wasn't going away.  Plus I tend to wear jackets/gilets a lot more than coats so I'm banking on this being super useful.

Hush cashmere fingerless gloves


Talking of useful then fingerless cashmere gloves are right up there.  Lovely & warm on your wrists so no gaps to let in the cold/draught & warm hands whilst still being able to operate your phone etc means a win win in my book.

& other stories 2 strap sandalette


The above sandals are a timeless addition & a style I've been looking to purchase for a while.  What swung it for me with the ones above was that they're made from leather & the heel height (7.5cm) isn't too high, making them walkable!

Zara Flat Leather Ankle Boots with toe cap detail


Seeing as I seem to have fallen head over heels in love with cropped kick flare trousers & jeans I've been on the lookout for a fitted, fairly high, low heeled ankle boot - preferably something that could be worn with black, grey & navy.  So when I spotted the above grey ankle boots they were ordered immediately.  I love the fact that they have a very small heel & are pointed at the front making them ideal for wearing all day long with trousers, skirts or dresses.

And other stories oversized wool scarf


Finally I actually 'clicked the button' on a splash of colour.  I just couldn't resist this hot pink oversized scarf that's going to be perfect for adding some brightness to all the muted tones hanging in my wardrobe & will also look fab when teamed with my cashmere crew neck jumper in the same colour.

Talking of cashmere I'm wearing one of my favourite styles of cashmere jumpers today - a slouchy off the shoulder design, which is just so easy to wear & makes the simplest of looks work.

my midlife fashion, iris and ink off the shoulder cashmere jumper

my midlife fashion, iris and ink off the shoulder cashmere jumper, j crew toothpick skinny jeans, louis vuitton monogram shawl, charlotte olympia kitty flats

Jumper - Iris and Ink
Necklace - Bought in Majorca
Bracelets - Olia Jewellery
Scarf - Louis Vuitton
Bag - Bought in Majorca
Jeans - J Crew

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Jumper - & Other Stories
Scarf - & Other Stories
Bag - Mango
Jeans - Mango
Shoes - Boden

So ladies I'd love to say that's my Autumn & Winter wardrobe sorted but I think we all know that's not going to be the case, although I can hope!

Quick update on that Banana Republic dress unfortunately I had high hopes as from the images it looked perfect but sadly the fit was just all wrong on me & too short in the body.  Not to give up on the black maxi dress hunt I've just ordered this one & think it might be a keeper - keep your fingers crossed!

How about you are you ready for AW17 or are there some items on your wish list that you're looking to add.

As always I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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

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Discount Time + WIW - Pretty in Pink

My midlife fashion, marks and spencer v neck cashmere jumper, pashmina, olia jewellery, the jacksons london jute bag, zara distressed cigarette jeans, french sole india snake print ballet pumps

Happy Tuesday ladies.  I'm all over pink this morning & I just love this pastel shade when it's teamed with light blue denim.

My midlife fashion, marks and spencer v neck cashmere jumper, pashmina, olia jewellery, the jacksons london jute bag, zara distressed cigarette jeans, french sole india snake print ballet pumps

Scarf - Bought in Majorca
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Bracelets - Olia Jewellery
Bag - Sand & Salt
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

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Scarf - Marks & Spencer
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Jeans - Mango
Ballet Pumps - Mango

Luckily for me the pashmina I bought whilst on holiday is more or less the same shade as my jumper so it's perfect for teaming with it :-)

Enjoy your day ladies & I'll be back as always in the morning.  Oh & just to tempt you with a pre pay day treat Debenhams have just launched up to 25% off here & Baukjen have just launched their latest sample sale with up to 77% off here - happy shopping :-)

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The Perfect Monday Treat + WIW - Sweatshirt & Metallics

Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm


Morning ladies & happy Monday.  Before I share what I'm wearing today I wanted to show you a fab tinted lip balm I've been sent from Caudalie.  You may recall I've tried a few of their products, which I shared here, so I was delighted to received one of their latest items.  

Available in 3 shades this tinted lip balm gives a lovely understated shine with a hint of colour & is easily applied using your fingertip.  I went for the middle shade Seduction as I wanted a balm that gave some pinkness to my lips without the full effect of a lipstick & this does the job perfectly.  Plus it moisturises, repairs & protects, is made from natural ingredients & seriously smells gorgeous.  Everytime I put it on I just have to have a sniff - it's that good!  I think it's going to prove really useful over the coming colder months at giving some much needed TLC to my lips & at £10 it makes an ideal treat for beating those Monday blues ;-)

my midlife fashion, j crew new york sweatshirt, debenhams jenny packham metallic pleated maxi skirt, massimo dutti navy leather biker jacket, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Back to today & I'm going for comfort with my J Crew sweatshirt & trainers, which I'm dressing up my pleated maxi skirt.

my midlife fashion, j crew new york sweatshirt, debenhams jenny packham metallic pleated maxi skirt, massimo dutti navy leather biker jacket, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Sweatshirt - J Crew
Skirt - Debenhams
Biker Jacket - Massimo Dutti
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Sweatshirt - J Crew
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Biker Jacket - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Hush

Just a normal Monday here & I'm hoping to make a good start on my work for the week, although I don't know about you but when I think I've got a clear day ahead nothing ever goes to plan, but here's hoping!

Enjoy your day ladies & see you in the morning.

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Taking A Look At Finery + WIW Pink Pleats

Dresses, my midlife fashion, finery london, finery london carlo pinstripe shirt dress, finery london glosser poppy red shift dress, finery london conduit animal print jersey dress, finery london cochrane dark navy draped jersey dress, finery london abbi lace detail dress, finery london assam green ferns dress


Morning ladies & happy Sunday.  I thought today we'd have a look at the new AW17 collection that's recently landed at Finery London.  A brand that always has some great pieces & this season is no exception.  

They've got some stunning dresses as you can see from my top picks above.  If you're on the lookout for a suitable dress for work then my first pick would be ideal & how stunning would the Gloster Poppy Red Shift Dress be for the festive season?  

The remaining four midi/maxi dresses would be ideal layered up with a biker jacket & either ankle boots/trainers & come the cooler months could be teamed with a boyfriend style cardi to even worn underneath a chunky knit polo jumper.

Separates, my midlife fashion, finery london, finery london asa solid navy jeans, finery london kirby kick flare trousers, finery london baltic double layered pleated skirt, finery london baltic printed pleated skirt, finery london olivery navy peg trousers, finery london elsa washed black jeans


Now I've not tried their jeans but the solid navy skinny & slightly looser/straight leg washed black jeans look great.  As of course do my favourite style of the moment the kick flare.  And who doesn't love a pleated maxi skirt (more of this later as I may have 'clicked the button!').

Tops, my midlife fashion, finery london, finery london levine forever blouse, finery london maryland frill front wrap shirt, finery london stella suede sling backs with buckle, finery london buxton black lace detail tee


As for tops,  I really love the look of the Levine Forever Blouse.  In fact I'm sure I've previously featured it.  Either worn as shown above or with the bow undone, or even if you're not into ties I reckon this top would look stunning with the bow completely removed as for me the thing I love most about it is the subtle frill detailing.

Talking of frills I really like the look of their Maryland Frill Front Wrap Shirt.  Imagine this tucked in & styled with skinny jeans & grey ankle boots - a simple but oh so stylish look.  Plus who can resist a new lace detailed top for dressing up or down & I think these buckle detailed sling backs would make a great statement shoe.

So earlier I mentioned I may have made a little Finery purchase of my own, that I'm actually breaking out today & that's this stunning pink pleated maxi skirt.

my midlife fashion, j crew tippi sweater, j crew leather cross body grey bag, finery london baltic double layered pleated skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

I just couldn't resist styling it with a splash of grey.  Seeing as we're having a relatively quiet Sunday I've gone for a simple look & teamed it with a lightweight crew neck jumper & trainers.

my midlife fashion, j crew tippi sweater, j crew leather cross body grey bag, finery london baltic double layered pleated skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Jumper - J Crew
Bag - J Crew
Skirt - Finery London
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Jumper - J Crew
Skirt - Finery London
Trainers - Hush

So ladies what are your thoughts on the new Finery collection?  Do you see anything to tempt you into clicking the 'buy me' button?  Perhaps you've already shopped the collection?  If so what's caught your eye?  And if you've yet to take a peek at Finery then you can see their full collection here.  Oh & a quick heads up but if you sign up for their exclusive news updates you can get 15% off your first order :-)

Right I'm off to start the day & I don't know about you but I must remember to take advantage of the Marks & Spencer Sparks discount before it ends - always a great time to stock up on new undies for the boys & of course the odd treat for moi ;-)  If you haven't done so already you can find out mroe here & see my current top picks here.  Enjoy your Sunday ladies & as always I'll be back tomorrow. 

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WIW - Cashmere & Kick Flares

Marks and spencer cashmere ballet wrap cardigan, uterque mock croc cross body bag, woven belt, j crew sammie cropped kick flare chinos, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Happy Saturday ladies.  I'm styling up a few more of my favourite pieces including my cashmere ballet wrap & bringing out my every useful red crossbody bag.

Marks and spencer cashmere ballet wrap cardigan, uterque mock croc cross body bag, woven belt, j crew sammie cropped kick flare chinos, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Ballet Wrap - Marks & Spencer
Belt - J Crew
Bag - Uterque
Kick Flare Chinos - J Crew 
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Jumper - ASOS
Belt - Mango
Bag - Mango
Chinos - Mango
Trainers - Hush

Just a simple look from me for a day of the usual Saturday errands including eye tests - eek!  How have we got to that age where you start to worry if you're going to be told you need to wear them all the time :-0  Then after a busy weekend last weekend it's a nice quiet one of the sofa for us tonight :-)

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

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