This month, Style Not Age embraces the autumn floral trend. Autumn is my favourite season. I love everything about it: the cooler days, the changing colours of nature and the darker evenings all appeal to me. Of course, my recent colour analysis confirmed that the colours that suit me best are from the autumnal palette. MY
It is Stylish Monday time again and I am joining with my fellow bloggers in showcasing green. Green is one of my favourite colours and yet I have so little of it in my wardrobe. I am featuring one of my kimonos on the blog today. Actually, it is my daughter’s and I used to
‘When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.’ Written by poet Jenny Joseph at the age of 29 in 1961, the poem ‘Warning’ went on to spawn ‘The Red Hat Society’, an organisation where women over 50 have fun and which now
I join with some stylish sisters in showcasing our love of the maxi. Those of you who know me well, or who have followed my blog for some time, know that there is one item of clothing that I wear more than any other and that is the maxi dress. I have about a dozen
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Monday, 29 July 2019 by Hilda
Stealing someone else’s style is actually far more difficult than it sounds or looks. I chose this theme for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’ challenge because I thought it would be easy. Having dithered about whose style I was going to copy, I eventually settled on Julia Roberts’ ‘Race Look’ in the movie ‘Pretty Woman’.
Endymed – The Non-Surgical Facelift with Jeanne Brophy
Monday, 08 July 2019 by Hilda
Is it possible to tighten the jawline and have some of the effects of a facelift without having surgery? The answer is Yes. I have been lucky enough to have been gifted some treatments at Jeanne Brophy’s salon in Clontarf and I am delighted with the results. You may have read my post on the
‘Flaming June’ may be something of a misnomer as it is very likely that June 2019 might be our wettest June on record. I can tell you that the two most used items in my wardrobe this June are my raincoat and my umbrella. But I am ever the optimist and hope that there is
Monday, 17 June 2019 by Hilda
Within the next two years, for the first time in human history, there will be more people worldwide over 65 than under five. That should be a wake-up-call to BRANDS that they should be more inclusive when it comes to promoting their products. Older people can be more discerning (in many instances) and have a
Stylish Mondays feature Summer Whites this month. I actually do not have a lot of white in my wardrobe and the whites I have tend to be soft not bright. In fact, I am not even sure that these jeans, which I have for years, are even white. They are more off-white or even cream,
The word ‘recycled’ has become very fashionable again in today’s more environmentally conscious climate and Anna (Annasislandstyle) chose it as the theme for this month’s Style-Not-Age challenge. The idea is that we put together an outfit by borrowing or buying second-hand and shopping our own wardrobe. I used to be an avid second-hand shopper.
Tonight I will be making my television debut on ‘How to Live Better for Longer’ on RTE1 at 9.35pm! Having told everyone who listened that I probably would end up on the cutting room floor, I saw and heard myself on the preview, so I know I will feature, however briefly. Below you can see
Wearing Pastels is our ‘Style not Age’ challenge this month and that is, indeed, a challenge for me, because regular readers know that I do not have many pastels in my wardrobe. However, I do like pastel colours when I think of decor and houses. I normally associate pastels with babies (think baby blue and
It is ‘March Madness’ with The Style Not Age Collective and I decided that there is nothing ‘MADDER’ than a theme party. I did mention in my Sunshine Blogger post that there is nothing I like more than a fancy-dress party and we have had some fun over the years throwing and attending them. MURDER
Those of you who are regular readers know that I am always careful in recommending beauty treatments and products, because I believe that we all have different skin and concerns. I can only explain to you what my skin is like and tell you my results and thoughts. But I have come to realise that
‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring When weeds in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush’ You may be familiar with Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem which captures the vibrant fertility of the season perfectly. And if you are a gardener (unlike me), you are probably all too well aware of the weeds which are already
Thursday, 21 February 2019 by Hilda
I recently spent a very pleasant few hours having my colours ‘done’ or analysed by House of Colour consultant Maria Macklin in her County Monaghan studio (below). The process is fascinating. The basis of colour analysis is working out whether your skin colour is warm or cool. You might have an idea already. Check out
Welcome to ‘Stylish Mondays’ and this week we are ladies in red! The words of Chris de Burgh came into my head as I was writing this: ‘The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me It’s where I want to be But I hardly
It is our first ‘Style Not Age’ challenge of 2019 and we are showcasing our January Jumpers! Jumpers are possibly the single most versatile item of clothing in our wardrobes. A jumper/sweater can be worn on its own next to the skin, or over a shirt or tee. It looks great with jeans and trousers.
Friday, 25 January 2019 by Hilda
One of the benefits and delights of blogging is the online connections you make with other bloggers. I am delighted to introduce Andrea Lyons Schwartz. Her friends call her Andy! Andy describes herself as a ‘small town girl’ from Louisiana USA. Below is the view of a sunset from her back yard! We have been
2018 – what a year! Like most years it had a mixture of bad and good. GORGEOUS GRAHAM! Health-wise, GG certainly had a mixed year. He had a hip operation in March and while a lot better than he was before the operation, I wouldn’t say that he is back to full mobility yet.
Hiss! Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you must know that snakeskin print is the new leopard print. Now, don’t worry, the leopard print is going nowhere, but snakeskin print is dominating both the catwalks and high street this 2019 spring/summer season. I am honoured to be joining some stylish blogger friends (our
We may be in 2019 but looking back to last year, there was really only one outstanding highlight from our perspective. It is nearly six months since Kirstin and Mark’s wonderful wedding at Ballymagarvey Village in County Meath and we have had great fun recently looking through the photos and the video, seeing all the
I have only one item with sequins in my wardrobe, a top I bought in Oasis years ago but have never worn. I love sequins on others; they are sparkly, they shine and catch the light, so why don’t I wear them? I consider myself a sparkly fun-loving person, so surely it should be reflected
My most memorable gift when I was teenager was perfume. Who remembers ‘Charlie’, a floral fragrance with sandalwood and musk produced by Revlon? The perfume epitomised the modern girl and I considered myself one of those. The TV and print advertisements with Shelley Hack (later of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fame) in her jumpsuit was the girl