Another month nearly over. And we have the perfect prompt of ‘Spring Sweaters’ from Anna for our ‘Style Not Age’ feature this month. There may have been a lot of sunshine but there is still a chilly wind most days. While I have ditched the heavy winter coats, I still need to keep warm. No
Monday, 26 October 2020 by Hilda
GOTHIC ROMANCE Emma’s theme of Gothic Romance is perfect for Halloween Week. I am more of a Romantic than a Goth in my style but I did enjoy the challenge. It certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone. I chose a local graveyard for my backdrop, within my 5k radius in a really beautiful
Monday, 27 April 2020 by Hilda
Since I retired from teaching, I have more comfy casuals in my wardrobe than ever before. In winter, it means jeans and a top/jumper worn with boots. In summer, it is more likely to be a top and light trousers or skirt. VERY CASUAL EVERYDAY LOOK DURING LOCKDOWN For the first few weeks of lockdown,
My friends from ‘Style Not Age’ and I are bringing you denim this month. We decided we need to bring you some normality. In Ireland, Graham and I have been in self-isolation for two weeks. We have seen our family from a distance. More restriction came in two days ago and now we can only
We go back in fashion this month. Let me explain a little more. Sustainable fashion is very much in vogue at present and we are all tying to buy less and buy with longevity in mind. Our recent challenges reflect this. A few months ago, Anna challenged us to scour second-hand/charity shops and mix our
‘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
‘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
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
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.
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
Mustard is one of those colours that you either love or hate and those friends whom I asked are mostly haters. As for me, I am not even sure why I chose it, as mustard is not a colour that I find particularly easy to wear. However, I do enjoy a challenge. Our last theme
The theme for this month’s Style not Age is ‘Life’s a Ball’. ‘You feel very romantic when you’re in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.’ – Carolina Herrera (dress designer) Nowadays we have very few occasions when we (as in ladies) can wear what is considered to be a ‘ball gown’.
It’s a jungle out there! We have gone wild this month in ‘Style not Age’ and it is all about the animal print. Did you know that animal skins have long been associated with power? African Chiefs and Napoleon’s army (who trimmed their helmets and saddles with leopard) wore it to convey strength and bravery.
Wearing gingham is not square, I swear. In fact, if you do you are right on trend. This month’s challenge for our ‘Style Not Age’ group was my choice and because I was busy helping out with my daughter’s wedding, I decided on gingham and thought I was very witty with the title. Many of
Our ‘Style not Age’ collaboration features the jumpsuit with Anna choosing the theme ‘My Jumpsuit Joy’ this month and we have four very different styles to showcase. My all-in-one outfit below is just like a dress, but better in fact, because it has an effortlessly cool vibe. You automatically feel younger, hipper, cooler. You just
Monday, 26 March 2018 by Hilda
It is time for our ‘Style not Age’ challenge again and this month we have gone dotty with polka-dots, set by Jacqui from mummabstylish. There were plenty of options in the shops (spots/dots are in) but I eventually fell back on an old favourite of mine, a Biba dress I bought in House of Fraser,