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Fashion and beauty for sassy over 40 women

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New Shoes!

It was great to get a delivery of bright pink shoes on such a cold dull day!
I have no idea what I will wear them with, but when I saw them I loved them.
These block heels are a great trend ---- much more wearable than the vertiginous heels we have seen for the last couple of years.

Pink metallic shoes from Asos
Mary Jane shoes from Asos

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Getting Ready for Summer

So here it is - my inaugural post!

My first post has to be about the summer clothes that I start buying in January, as soon as new season fashions start appearing and as soon as I've booked the June holiday.

This year it's been slightly different because I've lost 2 stone  (28 pounds) and it's more fun to experiment and try things on. I was hoping that a lot of the clothes I haven't worn for a couple of years would now look great, but my shape seems to have changed too and the size 12's  (US size 8) that suited me two years ago now seem a bit shapeless. I need to cinch in the waist.

I saw this jacket by Phase Eight in a magazine and instantly wanted it. It wasn't on their website at the time so I had to keep going back to check.

Sometimes I spot something in Grazia and it's either not yet on the website (with no opportunity to pre-order) or they've already sold out. I wish retailers would make it easier for us. I like it when they say "As seen in...." and have the items in stock. If they are out of stock, please email me when they're in. Not that difficult!

I love a loose, floaty white top for summer. I found this one at the new online store Madeleine.  The jeans are also new, from Boden, and the block heels by Clarks. Clarks are really worth checking out - they have a lot of on trend shoes at half the cost of some stores.

Their model was wearing it with a gold link belt and it caught my eye. The "ball" is very heavy and the belt looks luxe.

I always find a few easy pieces at Kettlewell Colours. It's a terrific site if you've had your colours done and know what suits you, but find it hard to find those colours.  I'm a bright clear Spring and my best colours are orange/peach and green including lime, kelly and pistachio. I love that they now sell dresses and skirts.  This skirt is bias cut and very flattering.

This is another Kettlewell combo. The skirt is jersey the top, in Salmon, is a great colour that I don't often find.

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