Fashion

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How to be cosy in a jumper and still look glamorous

What's great about this post is the acknowledgement that as well as wanting to looking glamorous, we also want to be comfortable on occasion. Okay,...
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Preppy style reinterpreted for the over 40’s

I must admit, preppy style hasn't been on my radar. I know what preppy style is and what it's about, but being somewhat of...
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Underwear as outwear

So, I may be a bit behind the trend of wearing underwear as outwear, especially if we hark back to Madonna donning lace everything...
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What this midlife woman wore to a black tie ‘Do’

It’s the time of year when invitations start coming in. I’ll be covering party dressing and black tie for women over 40 in more...
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How older job seekers can look their hottest in high heat...

In the scorching temperatures currently being experienced here in the UK, this evergreen article came to my attention just in time. Whilst most of...
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The perfect summer blouse

On a travel down to Essex to see the family, into the suitcase it went. And I have to say this blouse from F...
White kicks, photo credit Carelia Moran

Kicking it in white kicks (without looking like a tourist)

Stark-white kicks are no longer the choice for tourists only. Nowadays (since four years ago to be exact), they have become a fashion statement...
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Mad for this colour blocked coat!

I saw this coat online, and like a woman possessed, I tracked it down and bought it within a space of 60 seconds. Sometimes,...
Winter white coat

Making a statement with winter white

Last night I was heading out on a date with my husband. We went to see a punk band. Yes, you read that correctly! I have...
Summer dress in winter

Styling the summer dress for winter

I used to think that I could wear summer dresses in summer only, but this is nonsense. Wouldn’t we all like to wear our...
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I’ll wear what I like!

The Instagram theme I launched at the beginning of August – I Will Wear What I Like (#iwillwearwhatilike) has been a wonderfully surprising success,...
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Party wear inspiration

Christmas seems to be approaching at an alarming rate and whilst I've been concentrating on making sure I've bought everyone's presents, I've not really...

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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...
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Very first visit to the cinema

We liked Sue's treatment of our writing prompt No. 107 (First cinema experience). Her simple telling of walking out with her dad without, uncommonly,...
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Inner conflict – a writing prompt

This week's writing prompt is about inner conflict. Are you wrestling with a problem, for instance, that has a solution, but you're reluctant to take it?...
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Your personal elevator pitch

This week, we're asking you to sum up in 140 characters or less (actually in about 122 characters or less with the hashtag we give...