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OOTD - Khaki & Black

Morning ladies I going with black & khaki today & layering up with a simple cashmere crew neck jumper, a pleather skirt, ankle boots & a reefer with my scarf adding a bit of interest & pattern.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara Reefer Jacket, Khaki, zara pleather a line skirt, mango ankle boots, marks and spencer pure cashmere crew neck jumper

Coat - Zara
Scarf - Zara
Jumper - Boden
Skirt - Zara
Boots - Mango

Black & Khaki

Happy Monday.  Here's hoping the week gets off to a flying start for us all.

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Stealing Myleene's Style & WIWT

For this month' style steal I'm taking inspiration from Myleene Klass & thinking of cooler Spring days.  It probably doesn't need any explanation as to why I love this look - tailored wardrobe classics with a splash of animal print, what's not to love?!  So without further ado here's Myleene's outfit.

Myleene Klass

And here's how you can recreate the look with picks from the high street starting with this fantastic belted trench that is only £45.  Such a great price for a wardrobe staple plus it's available in another 6 colours to.

Marks and Spencer Belted Mac With Stormwear

Moving onto the splash of 'Bet' next & instead of going for the classic leopard print colour combo this grey & blue version instantly caught my eye.  A little bit pricey as it's cashmere but I have to admit now that I have a few cashmere items hanging in my wardrobe you really can't compare it for warmth & softness.

Marks and Spencer Pure Cashmere Animal print crew neck jumper

For the trousers I've gone with a cropped pair as when tempteratures start to rise they really are so versatile.

Boden Bistro Crop Trouser

Add to this a simple pair of suede court shoes that aren't too high or too pricey - again a real wardrobe staple.

Carvela kairo Suede court shoes

And finally this leather tote, which would be perfect for carrying all the day to day things we women need.

John Lewis Reversible Tote

Back to today & I'm keeping things nice & simple for a quiet one at home.

My Midlife Fasion, Zara checked blanket scarf, cashmere oversized crew neck jumper, distressed cigarette length jeans, golden goose trainers

Scarf - Zara
Jumper - Marks & Spencer
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose

Sunday Style

So ladies what do you think?  Is this a look you could see yourself stealing?  Strangely enough as a huge leopard print addict I don't actually own any leopard print tops!  Something I feel may need rectifying this year.....hubby you have been warned!

See you in the morning & don't forget today's the last day to get 20% off everything at Joules (see here & use code PETAL20) as well as 10% off everything at Boden with code 9J9G click here!

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New Season Edits & My OOTD

Morning ladies, before I show you my outfit of the day I wanted to share with you some fab new season picks I spotted whilst shopping with my mum & sister yesterday - a couple of which may now be hanging in my wardrobe :-0

New Season Edit

Frill Blouse £29.50 - already hanging in my wardrobe - I sized up in this
Faux Suede Trench Coat £75 - limited stock online but it's a beaut!
Longline Shirt £28 - such a lovely fit & love the shoulder epaulette detailing
Longline Shirt £28 - I may have just ordered this
Ruffle Blouse £29.50 - tried this on & it's stunning but unfortunately not my colour

Back to today & one of the colours that is due to be huge for Spring is pale pink.  This boucle jacket from Zara is ancient & is probably one of the first things I ever bought from there.  Over the years it has made the chucking out pile a few times but there's always been something that's made me hang it back in my wardrobe as there's just something very classic & Chanel about the design & with pink being a big trend for Spring I'm hoping I'll wear it a little bit more this season.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara boucle jacket, statement pearl necklace, massimo dutti knitted jumper, hudson Kiver Ankle Boots, Skinny Jeans

Jacket - Zara
Pearl Necklace - Bought in Majorca
Jumper - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Hudson

Pastel Pink & Denim

So anyone up to anything special today or have the weekly clubs & activities after half term recommenced?!  Something a little bit different for us today as we're off to a showing of the first film our son assisted on & then to mark the occasion we're planning on staying out for dinner - to say I'm a little bit excited & super proud would be something of an understatement!

Happy Saturday ladies have a good one.  Don't forget today's the last day before Boden reduce their offer to 10% - grab 15% off everything here & there's still 20% off at Joules, you can see my picks here.

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A Joules Discount Code & My Top Picks + My OOTD

Morning ladies before I share what I'm wearing I thought I'd let you know of a great little promotion that Joules have just launched.  From today until Sunday you can get 20% off all new season stock with promotion code DAISY20.

Now if you haven't taken a look at Joules for a while they're definitely worth a peek - here's just a few items that have caught my eye that would make great wardrobe additions for Spring.

Top Picks

Back to today & I'm keeping things simples & dressing down my faux leather trousers with trainers & a plain knitted jumper.

My Midlife Fashion, Tassel pom pom scarf, monochrome, zara faux leather trousers, golden goose trainers, massimo dutti jumper, my midlife fashion

Jumper - Massimo Dutti
Scarf - Zara
Faux Leather Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Golden Goose

Dressing Down Faux Leather Trousers

Scarf - John Lewis £20
Trousers - Zara £39.99

Off out for lunch later with my mum & sister & no doubt there'll be a spot of shopping & chaos in the changing room - so if you're anywhere near us I apologise in advance now as there's always plenty of giggles ;-)

Hope everyone has a great Friday & if you missed Boden's 20% offer fear not they're now offering 15% off everything (see here).

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WIWT - All Blue

Happy Thursday ladies.

I'm going with an all blue theme today finished off with my new Hudson boots.  You also may notice I've had my H&M shirt shortened by a few inches as I think I'll find it more useful & practical at this length for layering.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara skinny jeans, hudson Kiver ankle boots, faux fur gilet, stripes, H and m ruffled striped blouse

Faux Fur Gilet - eBay
Shirt - H&M
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Hudson

All Blue

Shirt - Topshop £36

Have a great day (final day of Boden's 20% off see here to shop) & I'll see you in the morning.

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Taking A Look At Bells Shoes & WIWT To Celebrate My Blogging Anniversary

Today I'd like to introduce you to a great website that stocks shoes for all the family.  I have to admit I'd not heard of Bells Shoes before but having taken a look at their website I'm really impressed by the brands, stock & service offered.

In case like me you've not heard of them Bells Shoes was originally founded in 1890 & is a family run business that prides itself on offering 'an extensive range of products at some of the industry's lowest prices'.  Plus their customer service is second to none as they aim to process & despatch all orders within 24 hours with all orders placed before 3pm despatched the same day & free delivery too :-)

I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of shoes/boots of my choosing.  Now before I share with you the pair I eventually picked I thought I'd share with you my top picks.

Top Picks

Rocket Dog Jazzin Canvas Trainers £37.95
Ash Virgin - £129
Gabor Harper 33 Slip Ons £89.95
Hudson Tala Boots - Now £99.95
Hudson Celeste - £109.95
Hudson Encke Beige - £74.95
Butterfly Twists Cleo Leopard Print - £24.95
Butterfly Twists Sophia Rose Gold - £24.95
Gabor Peony Leopard Print Loafers - £89.95

In the end I decided to go with these boots from Hudson.

Hudson Kiver ankle boots

I just love the classic design of these boots.  Perfect for wearing with jeans/trousers as well as dresses & skirts.  Plus they're currently on offer & also available in navy (see here).  

As you can see from the pictures below the boots are a pull on design & have suede uppers with leather lining & soles.  Plus they have the perfect height heel (6cm) making them practical for daytime wear on a regular basis. 

My Midlife Fashion Hudson Kiver Ankle Boots

My Midlife Fashion Hudson Kiver Ankle Boots

In fact I love them so much I'm wearing them today & styling my outfit around with boots with neutrals, cashmere & pearls to set them off.

My Midlife Fashion, Pearls, Zara cashmere off the shoulder jumper, zara skinny distressed denim jeans, hudson kiver ankle boots

Necklace - Zara
Jumper - Zara
Bracelet - Danon
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Hudson

Neutrals, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, ASOS Daisy Street oversized off the shoulder jumper, hudson kiver ankle boots, marks and spencer skinny jeans, marks and spencer pearl effect cluster necklace

Jumper - ASOS Now £16

So ladies have you heard off Bells Shoes?  If not I can definitely recommend them & they stock a wide variety of brands from Ash, Hudson, Clarks, Havaianas, Birkenstock & Superga to name just a few.

Busy day at work for me but I'm planning a little celebration this evening as not only is our son home late this evening from filming in London but today marks my 3rd year of blogging.  I can't believe time has sped past so quickly & the journey writing this blog is taken me on.  As ever I would like to thank each & every one of you as none of this would be possible without you & your support really does mean the world.

Have a fab day & I'll see you in the morning.  Anyone shopped the Boden sale yet?!  Only 2 more days with 20% off everything, see here & don't forget to use code 9J9G.

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A Fab High Street Find + My OOTD Double Denim

Happy Tuesday ladies, before I get onto what I'm wearing today I wanted to share a new find with you that I happened to stumble upon when doing some research for a client.

Now we all know that ruffles/frills are going to be huge for SS16 so if you're after a shirt that is a nod to the trend without being too frilly that it will date quickly then feast your eyes on these beauties.

I have to fess up that both were ordered for 'research purposes' & both are now safely housed in my wardrobe.  They're made from a lovely soft cotton & extra long so they just skim below your bottom.  So perfect for wearing tucked in or out & the collar looks simply gorgeous worn under a blazer with the cuffs peaking out - it was most certainly love at first sight for me.  Plus they're also currently reduced by £10 so a great time to get 'clicking that button!'.

Ines Stand Collar Long Sleeve Shirt

Unique Ines Stand Collar Long Sleeve Shirt

Back to today & I'm going with a look I only rarely dip my toe in - double denim.  Personally I think is easier to pull off when mixing the colours of denim as opposed to wearing the same colour.

My Midlife Fashion, Double Denim, Denim shirt, skinny jeans, zara reefer coat, boden joni b animal print ankle boots

Coat - Zara
Denim Shirt - Zara
Skinny Jeans - Zara
Boots - Boden

Double Denim

Denim Shirt - Topshop £29
Skinny Jeans - Boden Currently £39.60

Happy Tuesday everyone, have a fab day & I'll see you in the morning.  Don't forget get your 20% off everything at Boden by clicking here & using discount code 9J9G - happy shopping!

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WIWT - Greens & Blues

Happy Monday ladies.  

I'm going down the route of rule breaking today & teaming blues & greens - which someone decreed 'should never be seen' but I just love these two colours worn together.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara wool draped coat, zara military khaki shirt, skinny jeans, boden joni b animal print ankle boots

Coat - Zara
Shirt - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Boden

Blues & Greens

Coat - Zara £39.99
Shirt - Zara £29.99
Shoes - Topshop £62

For many of you today will have been the first day back after the half term holidays & no doubt the early start & back to routine has been a shock to the system.  If you're anything like we were when our son was at school you'll have skidded through the school gates just as the bell finished ringing.  But hopefully all the necessary book bags, homework & PE kits have been remembered & hey it's not long till they break up for Easter :-)

Right before I leave you just a quick heads up that Boden have just launched 20% off everything, click here to shop the offer & use code 9J9G at checkout.  And also it's the last day to get 20% off at Marks & Spencer on all clothing, beauty, home & furniture click here & use code FEB16A16 :-)

Hope everyone has a lovely day.  We're off out on a date night tonight as our son has gone off to London for a few days with work filming.  Obviously it's going to be strange not having him home & I shall be constantly checking in with him but seeing as the cat is away the mice are going to play!

Happy Monday & see you tomorrow.

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What I've Been Buying In January & My OOTD

Yup it's that time of the month again, so what have I been buying?  Well this lovely breton from H&M which is a gorgeous thickness & weight.  Plus the zip detailing on the side makes it a little bit less ordinary.  Also available in black on white if you're interested here, which I may have also purchased!  Plus if you use code 6413 you can currently get 10% off plus free standard delivery!

H and M Top With Zips, Breton

Plus this red one.

Toast Breton Stripe Top

And this off white & red one too!  Again a really great price & for the money the fabric is a great weight & it's also available in several different colours!  I think it's safe to say I'm covered on the breton stripe front for Spring!

Uniqlo women striped boat neck breton top

Now this next shirt from Zara they've done the past two seasons in different colour ways & I just love it.  So naturally I've had to get this khaki version.  Perfect with denim & leopard print as I wore recently for an afternoon/evening out with the girls.

Zara Military Style Shirt

And finally a couple of pairs of trousers.  First off these faux leather biker trousers - I've ummed & ahhed over these for a while but in the end I just couldn't resist & reckon the zips add a bit of interest when teamed with a classic top.

Zara Faux Leather Biker Trousers

And secondly these skinny frayed edge jeans.

Zara mid rise skinny jeans

Back to today & I'm layering up some black & grey with a statement silk scarf for a splash of colour.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara draped wool coat, Charm churi silk scarf, zara distressed biker skinny jeans, silk shirt, grey suede ankle boots

Scarf - CharmChuri
Coat - Zara
Shirt - Zara
Studded Belt - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Zara

Greys & Black

Scarf - CharmChuri £44
Coat - Wallis £64

So ladies anyone care to join me in the confession box?!!  Come on you know you want to ;-)

See you tomorrow.

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OOTD - Monochrome & Stripes

Happy Saturday ladies!  As usual we're up & out nice & early.  I don't know about you but I just love getting out early on a Saturday morning & hitting the shops when they've just opened.  It's so much more pleasant than when it's busy & I find you can whizz in & out in just over an hour as the queues are so much smaller.  Even hubby who isn't such a fan of getting up early on a Saturday can see the logic.  Plus of course with no karate run today we'll then have the whole day ahead of us :-)

I'm going with another monochrome look today & teaming my military reefer styled coat with some good old stripes & my pleather Zara skirt.

My Midlife Fashion, Breton, Stripes, Monochrome, H&M Zipped breton striped top, zara faux leather a line skirt, military, reefer coat, reeter jacket, block heel ankle boots

Coat - Zara
Breton - H&M
Skirt - Zara
Boots - Zara

Monochrome With Stripes

Skirt - Zara £25.99
Boots - Dune £84

So anyone looking forward to the return of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway?  It's a show that always makes me giggle & we're definitely planning on being crashed in front of the TV tonight ready for it's return.  Although I don't know about you but when they cross over to those hidden cameras I always breathe a huge sigh of relief that no one has set me up!

Have a great Saturday.

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