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WIWT - Styling Up Some Cropped Wide Legged Jeans

My Midlife Fashion, khaki military shirt, marks and spencer cropped wide leg jeans, marks and spencer large polka dot scarf, charlotte olympia kitty slippers

My Midlife Fashion, khaki military shirt, marks and spencer cropped wide leg jeans, marks and spencer large polka dot scarf, charlotte olympia kitty slippers

Shirt - Zara
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Scarf - Marks & Spencer

Cropped Jeans,My Midlife Fashion, khaki military shirt, marks and spencer cropped wide leg jeans, marks and spencer large polka dot scarf, charlotte olympia kitty slippers, marks and spencer long sleeve shirt, shop my style

Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Scarf - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Boden

Morning ladies I'm bringing out my new cropped wide legged jeans again today & keeping the look really simple by teaming them with a khaki shirt & my statement cat flats.  Which I will layer with a biker jacket & cashmere scarf when venturing outside as it's rather chilly out there.

These wide legged jeans are going to prove a firm wardrobe favourite, which I'm looking forward to teaming with one of my cropped jackets, breton & ballet pumps for a more classic look over the coming season.

So how's everyone's Tuesday looking?  It's a busy day of work & pilates for me, so I must get on.  Enjoy your Tuesday & don't forget the pancakes :-)

Back as always in the morning.

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WIWT - All The Classics

My Midlife Fashion, Zara tuxedo jacket, mango flowy top, zara distressed skinny jeans, chloe susanna studded ankle boots

My Midlife Fashion, Zara tuxedo jacket, mango flowy top, zara distressed skinny jeans, chloe susanna studded ankle boots

Tuxedo Jacket - Zara
Camisole - Mango
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Chloe

Classics, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Dorothy perkins lapel blazer, mango flowy strap top, marks and spencer mid rise relaxed slim fit jeans, office lucky charm ankle boots

Jacket - Dorothy Perkins
Camisole - Mango
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Office

Morning ladies - I don't know about you but the weekend seems to have whizzed by, not to mention this month!

I'm starting the week with some good old wardrobe classics that I may or may not layer up with a scarf when I step outside depending on if it's raining by then as it was pretty mild whilst running this morning.  Sometimes you just can't go wrong with monochrome & some classic tailored pieces, can you?!

Here's to a fabulous start to the week for us all & just remember if you're day doesn't quite go to plan it won't be as bad as Warren Beatty's ;-)

Have a good one & I'll see you in the morning.

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5 Must Have Pieces For The Coming Season + WIWT

Top Picks, My Midlife Fashion, Marks and spencer, marks and spencer pure silk longline long sleeve silk shirt, marks and spencer large polka dot scarf, marks and spencer mid rise cropped jean, marks and spencer pure cotton broderie shift dress, slash neck calypso ¾ sleeve jumper


Morning ladies today I'm looking ahead to next season & some new into store picks.  

Now I was recently challenged by Marks & Spencer to pick my favourite 5 pieces from their latest collection & the above 5 items are the items that made my final top 5.  All strong wardrobe staples that are quite timeless in their design but equally are perfect for breathing some new life into our old wardrobe staples, not to mention ideal for mixing & matching.

Needless to say I've had a quick trying on session to show you how I'd style them.  So first up is this stunning frill detailed jumper, that's a really great price & also available in white.  Size wise I'd say it's true to size as I'm wearing my normal size (UK 8) & although not long in the body it's not too cropped either that you have to worry about exposing any unwanted mum tum.  In terms of weight it's also a lovely light knit that really surprised me in terms of the quality as because of the price I was expecting it to be more of t-shirt than jumper but like I say it's a fab little jumper that will just be perfect for spring & summer.  


Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - Zara, similar here
Boots - Chloe, similar here

Moving onto the wide legged jeans next.  These were definitely love at first sight as  I love the idea of a smarter pair of jeans that are more fitted & cut to flatter.  In terms of size I'm wearing the regular length & I'm 5'7" so unless you're super tall I would advise staying with this length as they are the perfect length & fall just above the ankle bone.  I originally ordered a size 8 (my normal size) but after trying them on & due to the small percentage of elastane I decided to size down to allow for that bit of stretch once they've initially been put on as I want them to be fitted on my waist & not drop to further down my hips.  

For my trying on session I've kept the look really simple by stying with a classic fitted white shirt & trainers & accessorised with another of my top picks the Polka Dot Scarf.  But equally they're going to be perfect for styling with a simple cami, lace top or even a lightweight jumper or breton.  I'm also looking forward to wearing them with a biker jacket or one of my smarter cropped jackets not to mention a simple trench.

The scarf is also a great way of incorporating a little Parisian chic into your wardrobe & equally will look fab teamed with a breton for a spot of pattern clashing.  Plus of course it can be worn tied on your wrist as something a little bit different to a bracelet provided of course you've got a willing pair of hands to tie it for you!

My Midlife Fashion, golden goose super star low top leather trainers, baukjen coco shirt, marks and spencer large polka dot scarf, marks and spencer cropped wide leg jeans

Scarf - Marks & Spencer
Shirt - Baukjen
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Golden Goose, more purse friendly here

I think most of us will agree we can never have enough black dresses hanging in our wardrobes & this pretty black cotton broderie dress is perfect for the coming summer months.  I'm wearing the regular length & it's a lovely midi length - not too short to be unflattering on my calfs & not to long it can't be worn casually during the day.  Layer it up with tights, ankle boots & a biker jacket while the temperatures are cool then team with some simple understated flat sandals & a panama hat come holiday time.  Or even dress it up by adding a belt for definition with some statement heeled sandals & a pop of colour with a clutch for date night.

My Midlife Fashion, marks and spencer pure cotton broderie shift dress, zara leather biker jacket,  boden studded pointed flats

Dress - Marks & Spencer
Biker Jaket - Zara, similar here
Shoes - Boden , similar here

I'll share with you my 5th choice in a bit as I'm actually wearing the item today but before I do I thought you might like to see my top 9 picks that made it onto my short list.

Top Picks, My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer, Marks and spencer pure cashmere ¾ sleeve jumper, marks and spencer cropped tuxedo crepe jacket, marks and spencer pleated a line midi skirt, marks and spencer pure cotton ¾ sleeve broderie shell top, marks and spencer ring detail cropped wide leg trousers, marks and spencer military bandstand jacket, marks and spencer patch pocket tapered leg trousers, marks and spencer floral print a line skirt, marks and spencer floral print long sleeve maxi dress


Back to today & my final choice, which is this stunning longline silk shirt.  I was sold as soon as I spotted the colour, which is a completely beautiful shade of pink - a colour that's set to be huge all next season.  I chose my normal size & I'm really pleased with how it fits - fitted but not too tight so it has a slightly oversized feel about it, which is just perfect for teaming with jeans on a casual day.  

Now I was a little worried that because the shirt is long in length it would be too long to tuck into trousers without showing the excess bulk but it's not provided you make sure when you tuck it in the fabric falls flat against your body.  Equally you could easily just unbutton the last few buttons at the bottom & loosely tie them instead of tucking in if you want to create a different look to when wearing loose with leggings or skinny jeans.

My Midlife Fashion, marks and spencer pure silk longline long sleeve shirt, zara distressed cigarette jeans, boden studded flats

I'm pairing the shirt with some distressed cigarette length jeans today but equally this colour looks stunning when worn against light blue denim, navy, white & grey & is ideal for adding that much needed pop of colour to your wardrobe.  Plus being silk it just has that added splash of luxury & style.

My Midlife Fashion, marks and spencer pure silk longline long sleeve shirt, zara distressed cigarette jeans, boden studded flats

Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Boden

Hot Pink, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Marks and spencer pure silk longline long sleeve shirt, mango relaxed mom jeans, marks and spencer leather sling back flats

Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Jeans - Mango
Shoes - Marks & Spencer

So ladies what are your thoughts on Marks' new collection?  Do you see anything that gets you wanting to 'click that button'.  As I've mentioned in the past they really do have some great pieces coming through this season so are definitely a store to keep an eye on.  In fact I've just spotted this beauty & have 'clicked that button' instantly!

Enjoy your Sunday ladies & as always I love hearing your thoughts & comments.

Back again in the morning & if you haven't taken advantage of Boden's diminishing code week today's your last day with 10% off here.  Just use code 6T2C at the checkout & for inspiration you can see my edit from their latest collection here.

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WIWT - New Boots + Wardrobe Basics

My Midlife fashion, boden relaxed fit cashmere V neck jumper, j crew boyfriend jeans, marks and spencer military styled coat, finery jake leather studded ankle boots

My Midlife fashion, boden relaxed fit cashmere V neck jumper, j crew boyfriend jeans, marks and spencer military styled coat, finery jake leather studded ankle boots

Military Styled Coat - Marks & Spencer
Jumper - Boden
Jeans - J Crew
Boots - Finery

Wardrobe Basics, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Finery Jake leather studded ankle boots, boden split cashmere jumper, marks and spencer slim fit relaxed straight leg jeans, marks and spencer double breasted limited collection overcoat

Jumper - Boden
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Finery

Morning ladies.  It's a simple kind of Saturday for us - no karate run as it's half term week, so we're just enjoying the luxury of a quiet & lazy morning at home getting a few things sorted & ticked off the list.

Popping out later to hit a localish Chinese supermarket to stock up on supplies & I think fingers crossed our son is planning on cooking Chinese tonight - I can't wait Chinese food has to be one of my favourites & of course it tastes even better if it's cooked for you :-)

I don't know about you but when normal commitments have a break for the school holidays, I always find it feels like a real luxury not to have to clock watch on a day that's usually a little manic.

So a simple outfit for a simple Saturday & I'm breaking out some new Finery boots - comfy, flat & fitted on the ankle with a little bit of detailing for me equals a real winner :-)

Enjoy your day ladies & I'll be back in the morning.  In the meantime don't forget it's the last day to grab 15% off over at Boden.  Just click here, just use code 6T2C at the checkout & for inspiration you can see my edit from their latest collection here.

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Perfect Brows + WIWT - Dressed Down All Blue

My Midlife Fashion, Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder


Morning ladies before I share what I'm wearing today I just wanted to let you know about a fab & cheap eyebrow filler that is incredibly easy to use & does the job perfectly.  I don't know about you but I'm always a little hesitant to use powder to shape & fill my eyebrows in the worry that they'll look over done & that you'll see my eyebrows enter the room before me but this beauty is honestly so easy to use.  You literally just give it a shake & apply straight on to your brows.  

Available in 4 different shades I went for the second lightest & even on my dark brows it's a pretty good match.  Plus you can also use it on your lower & upper lash lines for an easy smokey look & the best bit is it doesn't cost a fortune :-)

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew vintage v neck long sleeve tee, lily and lionel leopard print scarf, laura ashley edge to edge stitch jacket, golden goose superstar leather trainers, zara distressed boyfriend jeans

Back to today & it's a simple all blue look for me today & I'm dressing down my knitted Laura Ashley jacket with a simple tee, jeans & a dash of 'Bet'.

My Midlife Fashion, J Crew vintage v neck long sleeve tee, lily and lionel leopard print scarf, laura ashley edge to edge stitch jacket, golden goose superstar leather trainers, zara distressed boyfriend jeans

Jacket - Laura Ashley - currently 40% off!
Scarf - Lily & Lionel
T-Shirt - J Crew
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose

All Blue, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Golden Goose superstar trainers, j crew vintage long sleeve t shirt, hush boyfriend jeans, mint velvet blake print dark blue scarf, laura ashley edge to edge stitch jacket

Jacket - Laura Ashley - currently 40% off!
Scarf - Mint Velvet
T-Shirt - J Crew
Jeans - Hush
Trainers - Golden Goose or purse friendly alternative here

Lots to do before the weekend so I'd better crack on.  Hope everyone has a fab day & here's to wine o'clock :-)

See you all in the morning & if you missed Boden's 20% off offer don't panic, you can still get 15% off by clicking here & using code 6T2C at the checkout.  For inspiration you can see my edit from their latest collection here.  And finally there's 40% off everything over at Laura Ashley (thank you Angela for the heads up), simply click here to shop :-)  You can see my top picks here & here.

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WIWT - Sailor Pants & Ruffles

My Midlife fashion, J Crew cropped sailor pants, golden goose super star leather trainers, j crew regent blazer, uniqlo high collar frill blouse

My Midlife fashion, J Crew cropped sailor pants, golden goose super star leather trainers, j crew regent blazer, uniqlo high collar frill blouse

Blazer - J Crew
Shirt - Uniqlo
Trousers - J Crew
Trainers - Golden Goose

Blue & Grey

Blazer - J Crew, or more purse friendly here
Shirt - Miss Selfridge
Trousers - Karen Millen
Trainers - Golden Goose or more purse friendly here

Happy Thursday ladies.

It's more of my favourite colour combo today & this time I'm breaking out a high neck frill collared blouse & pairing it with my cropped kick flare sailor pants, a grey blazer & dressing the look down by throwing on some trainers.

A quick reminder that it's the last day to grab 20% off at Boden, so if you've been meaning to take advantage of the saving click here & use code 6T2C at checkout.  You can see my edit from their latest collection here if you're looking for some inspiration.

Have a fab day & fingers crossed you don't get blown around too much by storm Doris - I've already got a soaking on my morning run so hoping to dodge the storm for the rest of the day!

I just love that one more sleep until the weekend feeling :-)  See you in the morning.

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Stealing Sarah Jessica Parker's Style + WIWT

Sarah Jessica Parker

Morning ladies as soon as I saw this image of Sarah Jessica Parker I just knew it would make the perfect style steal.  I mean who doesn't love the combo of stripes & denim not to mention various shades of blue?!

Naturally the pieces SJP is wearing aren't going to be found on the high street & let's be honest no matter how stunning the top is it's probably a little too low cut & fussy for everyday life so with this in mind here's how I'd interpret the look for us mere mortals who don't live quite such a glamorous life as SJP does.

Starting with the top.  Ok so this doesn't create quite so much of a statement but it's definitely more versatile & one that could be worn day or evening.  Plus I'm thinking if you swapped the tie belt for a leather wrap such as this & added a statement necklace such as this one, it would look stunning.  This blouse is also another fab alternative but for me I think it's a little to cropped & would end up sitting in my wardrobe, as I'd rather have something that comfortably passes the waistband of my jeans.

Mango Wrap blouse


Talking of jeans & I'm liking the look of these.  Such a gorgeous shade of denim, I think these would prove great wardrobe staples come the warmer months & would look stunning teamed with a white lace top or even a simple 'V' neck tee.

Mango Straight Unwords Jeans


So far so good & the previous items haven't been expensive purchases......that is until now!  Brace yourselves ladies I've just taken a peek at Sarah Jessica Parker's shoe collection (see it here) & come across the actual sparkly shoes in the picture.

SJP By Sarah Jessica Parker Fugue glitter leather sandals


Although personally my favourite from the collection would be these.

SJP By sarah jessica parker lucille bow embellished satin pumps


And I suppose if you were working on the lines of quality over quantity then an investment in a pair of these timeless & statement beauties would be ideal for all those occasions where you need a pair of heels.  Funnily enough I was having this conversation with my mum the other day & saying that for me I just can't be doing with wearing shoes/boots that aren't 100% comfortable & that if you think of the handful of times you need to wear a pair of heels it's almost worth clearing out your wardrobe of all your current ones & selling them on eBay & then investing in 1 good pair that will last a lifetime, never date & be a lot more comfortable than probably the 10 pairs you've got at the bottom of your wardrobe & so much more likely to be bought out for special occasions.  Anyone following my logic here, or am I just building up to justify a special purchase with the hubby?!! ;-)

Or alternatively if you don't want to break the bank &/or walk around in too high a heel what about these beauties?  Now these are seriously tempting me to clear out all my heels in favour of 'clicking the button' - love, love, love!

Dune Betti Jewelled brooch detail mid heel


Back to today & I'm breaking out my new jacket, which is all about the frill detailing.  I've kept the rest of my outfit really neutral so the jacket does the talking & whilst today's look is quite smart I'm also really looking forward to styling the jacket with a simple breton & jeans.

My Midlife fashion, marks and spencer pure cashmere polo neck jumper, marks and spencer faux leather a line skirt, j crew lady jacket with liberty trim, zara block heel ankle  boots

My Midlife fashion, marks and spencer pure cashmere polo neck jumper, marks and spencer faux leather a line skirt, j crew lady jacket with liberty trim, zara block heel ankle  boots

Jacket - J Crew
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Zara

Statement Jacket

Jacket - J Crew
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - Warehouse
Boots - Boden - get 20% off with code 6T2C

So ladies what do you think?  Are you loving Sarah Jessica Parker's style in the above image & is it something you'd like to steal or recreate with similar pieces in your wardrobe?  And what are your thoughts on clearing out & selling all your old heels for one special & comfy pair that you can enjoy bringing out to play time & time again?  Plus I'd love to hear what you think of SJP's shoes designs do you likey?!

Happy hump day.  Have a great day & as always I'll see you in the morning.  In the meantime don't forget Boden have 20% off everything here, just use code 6T2C at the checkout & for inspiration you can see my edit from their latest collection here.

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WIWT - Tweed & Denim

My Midlife Fashion, Zara cashmere scarf, J Crew metallic tweed lady jacket, massimo dutti loose fit jumper, zara distressed skinny jeans, hush thornton ankle boots

My Midlife Fashion, Zara cashmere scarf, J Crew metallic tweed lady jacket, massimo dutti loose fit jumper, zara distressed skinny jeans, hush thornton ankle boots

Jacket - J Crew
Scarf - Zara
Jumper - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Hush

Neutrals, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, hush thornton ankle boots, fat face shaping skinny jeans, gerard darel pippa pull over jumper, miss selfridge textured biker jacket

Jacket - Miss Selfridge
Jumper - Gerard Darel
Jeans - Fat Face
Boots - Hush

Happy Tuesday ladies.  

It's a simple outfit from me today, with a jeans & knitwear combo finished off with a statement jacket, a cashmere scarf & those ever useful boots again!  Simple & easy for a busy day ahead.

Hope everyone has a fab day & as always I'll see you in the morning.

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