‘January Blues’ seemed an apt prompt for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’, as I have been feeling below par. You know how it is. Too much indulging over the Christmas season. We put the tree up at the end of November and that meant we started on the mince pies even earlier than usual.
But when January 1st came, I said, ‘No More’ and tried to get some discipline back into my life. I did not give up drinking wine. I can’t do DRY JANUARY, but I did cut back HUGELY. Plus there was no indulging in goodies either. Why are they called goodies when they are so bad for you? So, I went cold turkey on sweets. I don’t even like those Celebrations boxes, but I ate them. It was totally senseless eating.
I was on a mission to get back to healthy eating. Then the first two weeks were just horrible, with lots of rain and grey skies. And nothing gives me the blues as much as grey skies.
Eventually, we had a short respite of frosty, bright days. My mood improved, but now it is back to grey again. For the first time I really felt it would be good to escape to a sunnier country.
My pics were taken on a cold day, but we had blue skies.
The wrap dress was bought in Kildare Village Outlet for €80 I have several dresses from LK Bennett and love the fit. Boots are a few years old from Marks and Spencer and the hat is old Mango. And my cute leather clutch bag is by Irish designer Julie Peelo.
‘STYLE NOT AGE’ FRIENDS
Emma looks very cosy indeed in her M&S outfit. Look at the coat and jumper. What a gorgeous shade of blue. You can pop over to The Style Splash to learn more.
Poor Anna has been very unwell since before Christmas with one of the horrible viruses that has been doing the rounds. So she has a very good excuse for the ‘January Blues’. You can check out her outfit and her health at Anna’s Island Style.
Look at the beautiful blues on Gail that are so perfect for her colouring. Can you guess which item she purchased in the children’s section? You can find out in her post at Is This Mutton.
Jacqui has combined some lovely lighter tones of blue with a fabulous patterned jacket. And, of course, you can find out what Jacqui has been doing on Mummabstylish.
I hope the January Blues have not affected you. As for me, I am definitely in a better place than I was at the beginning of the month. My healthy sensible eating is back on track and I am feeling less sluggish. However, my recent blood tests came back with a few red flags. So I am taking steps to return to full health. More on that another time.
Spring is near.
Thanks for reading as always.