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 July 2020 by Hilda
This month, I have asked my ‘Style Not Age’ friends to each choose their Signature Colour. This is their ‘go to’ colour, the colour that they are drawn to when they open their wardrobe or go into a shop. I head straight for red, orange and yellow (more mustard really) as I am obsessed with
This month, my friends and I in ‘Style Not Age’ are featuring anything and everything check. I love check and have featured many looks over the past few years. You may remember these trousers from Punt Roma, exclusive to Shaws Department Stores. They have got a lot of wear because they are so comfortable. The
Our Style Not Age ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ prompt for May comes from Emma (Style Splash) and gave us plenty of scope. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am addicted to animal print. The leopard, cheetah, tiger and even zebra prints are prominent in my wardrobe.
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 ‘Style Not Age’ group is tackling Jewel Brights this month, with the challenge being set by Anna. What are jewel tones? Jewel tone colours are rich gem colours like emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red and amethyst purple. In fact, almost any coloured gemstone can be replicated with a comparable jewel tone. They are
It is a while since you met my ladies from ‘Stylish Mondays’ and this month we are showing you our versions of Cosy Chic, based on where we live in the world. My readers in Ireland know that you can get all the seasons in one day here. We have a few simple rules at
My last post of the year features my ‘Style Not Age’ gang and Winter Opulence is December’s theme, chosen by Emma. I took my inspiration from ‘Dr Zhivago’. Mention winter opulence to me and I imagine being whisked away in a horse-drawn carriage or over the snow in a sleigh. So yes, I went all
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
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’.
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
‘Frill Seekers’ is the challenge for our ‘Style not Age’ group this month and I must admit that I found it a challenge. When it comes to frills, I am quite muted. Let’s face it, frills add bulk, so they can be difficult to wear. I tend to keep frills to a minimum in a
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’.
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
Monday, 25 June 2018 by Hilda
Jacqui’s shirt challenge ‘The Shirt a Wardrobe Staple’ got me counting the number of shirts in my wardrobe. Dozens, literally dozens. My ‘go to’ daily wear is skinny jeans and a shirt, usually worn outside and covering the bum. This month is a little different as Jacynth from The Bias Cut kindly gifted us each
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,
You may recall that as a part of a blogger group called ‘5 over-50’, I participated in a series of style challenges where we took it in turn to create a theme. Only recently, two of our group, Gail and Laurie, left because of other commitments, so we are now joined by young Emma and