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Monday, 7 August 2017

5 Over 50 Challenge: Orange is the New Black

Is This Mutton? blogger Gail Hanlon's take on the latest challenge for five fashion bloggers over the age of 50. Orange kick flare trousers from Missguided teamed with a hat and vintage bag, and a cropped cashmere cardigan. Stunning necklace by Eternal Collection.
I had a few false starts before I finally got an outfit together for Lazy Daisy Jones's challenge this month. Strangely, orange has never really been on my radar, so I didn't have anything to use. Then I was gifted a beautiful orange toned necklace from Eternal Collection, so that was my first acquisition.


I found a Boden skirt on eBay but it turned out to be more red than orange. A pair of orange trousers from Asos were too voluminous. I sourced a vintage 80s orange bag from Etsy and a hat, a hat! from eBay. (I'm starting to get a bit of a thing for hats). It is orange, honest, but looks a red shade in the images.

With the clock ticking away, and every charity shop in the area raided, I finally ordered a pair of kick flare trousers from Missguided. And I was good to go.
Where did you get that hat? ebay as it happens
Orange and pistachio green, a refreshing combination
Hats off! Is This Mutton? holds onto her hat


Close up of blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton? in orange agate Radiance necklace from Eternal Collection
Close-up of the beautiful orange agate Radiance necklace from Eternal Collection. I don't know if you've discovered this website yet but they have wonderful jewellery at very good prices.A statement necklace really rounds off an outfit for me, and they have such a great selection.

Outfit details: 

Necklace, Eternal Collection*; hat, ebay; vintage bag, retroroxyboutique at Etsy; cashmere cardigan, Marks and Spencer, past season - similar here, although I couldn't find the same colour;  kick flare cropped trousers, Missguided. Wedges: Artigiano, past season.

Makeup: 

Autograph Illuminating Primer; Darphin Melaperfect hyper pigmentation correcting foundation, beige; Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer, medium beige; Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector; Hourglass Ambient blush; Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara; Guerlain Kiss Kiss Liplift; Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in In Love With Ginger.

Disclosure:  * indicates gifted item. My opinions and editorial are always objective.

Let's see how the other 5 Over 50 Bloggers are rocking Orange


Ashley Cramp from Lazy Daisy Jones in Orla Kiley print dress
Here's Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones looking amazing in a field of wheat in her Orla Kiely print dress and vintage basket. Sadly it's Ashley's last challenge, but she's published a very nice retrospective of all the challenges so far.  See her post here.
Jacqui Berry from Mummabstylish in orange flared trousers and cropped top

 There's also wheat behind Jacqui from Mummabstylish, who's added stylish touches of brown with her necklace, clutch and sandals to this show-stopping orange jumpsuit. Read her post here.Blogger Laurie Bronze from Vanity and Me in orange and white for the 5 Over 50 Challenge
Orange looks great with white as Laurie Bronze from Vanity and Me demonstrates. Loving the basket! Laurie's post here
Anna Parkes from Annas Island Style in retro orange and mauve frock with ankle socks and sandals
Anna from Anna's Island Style has brought her retro orange and mauve frock bang to to date with cute ankle socks. She says she's channelling her inner Vivienne Westwood! Read more here.

Sharing this post with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style, Creative Mondays at Claire Justine, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Emma at Stylesplash, Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. 

The #5OVer50 have a Pinterest board showing all the challenges so far. 

This Week on Is This Mutton?

Wednesday: Five Beauty Keepers. Top beauty bloggers tell us the products they buy repeatedly.
Friday: Mutton's Choice Cuts for August
Monday: Pearls everywhere! 

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31 comments

  1. Delightful, very stylish, and I love these colours together Gail. xx Lovely to see everyone's ideas - don't we look good! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  2. Thanks Jacqui - I have a surprise up my sleeve for your challenge next month!

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    1. Oh I can't wait - I've got photos already - but uming about them! x

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  3. I just bought an orange shirt, and I received so many compliments on it....I was just thinking that I needed more in my closet!!
    Those jeans are fabulous Gail!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie - they're from a brand which markets to teens and young women, but occasionally you can find items that work perfectly well for the older girl!

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  4. I love orange! And you all look fabulous in the color! It is such a happy color! Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. It does seem to suit everyone, which surprised me a bit - I love red but have never had much orange before!

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  5. Gail you are looking fabulous in Orange it suits you!
    thanks so much for having me on the team thoroughly enjoyed it, wishing you lots more fun and luck for future projects
    lots of love Ashley xxxx

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  6. Gail, this color combination is magnificent! I adore the pale green tones with the vibrant orange (I had painted my kitchen in these green and orange tones in our very first home) ...it is so cheerful and refreshing! Those pants are fabulous and the shoes are amazing! I have a new thing for hats myself. In fact, my post today is about hats! Stop by and check it out if you could!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee, you bet I'll be over, hats are becoming my new passion!

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  7. Orange and minty green in inspirational and works. You all look grand. Orange doesn't suit me at all. I don't know why as I'm warm. I think it's too bold.

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  8. love your outfit! That necklace is so pretty!!!!!

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  9. So well put together, mint and a soft orange, maybe you had a cooling sangria or pimms in your thoughts when putting it together? And I adore those sandals, must revisit Artigiano again, I used to buy business wear from them but I'm sure they've given thought to the pensioner too! And finally, that portrait pic is the top end of beautiful !!!

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    1. I was thinking about a mint julip or a caiparinhia (sp?) - that combination of orange and pistachio is refreshing like one of those drinks. Artigiano used to have some smashing pieces but they've become a bit staid lately (in my humble opinion)

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  10. Orange is such a great colour. I would have never thought of putting these two colours together and it looks great. Love your outfit. I have a orange skirt and a jumper same as yours, I am going to try them together now :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays. Loving all the other outfits too.

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    1. Glad to have supplied some fashion inspo! That pistachio shade works well with so many colours.

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    2. Thanks again for linking up Gail, you are one of my featured blogs this week x

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  11. Orange and green make an adorable combination Gail - this gets 10/10 from me. I love to see the detail of those trousers and rather fancy them myself... And the statment necklace is a wonderful addition, well played! It's sad that Ashley is leaving us, but we'll forge on to pastures new next time.

    Anna x

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    1. I thought you would like the trousers --- I love your black River Island trousers! It's the kick flare detail.

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  12. I would never have thought of Orange and Green, but it all looks so good together. I really like it Gail and I love your necklace. xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. It's a nice summer combo isn't it?

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  13. I really like how your outfit turned out and that it all started with the beautiful necklace! I often build an outfit around accessories...

    Orange and the shade of green you chose look fabulous together! Very well done!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. It's fairly recent that I've started creating outfits from 1 item. Before, I used to acquire several pieces that went together, and would equal, in my mind, just 1 outfit. Now I try to think how to wear pieces in many different ways.

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  14. Have tried to leave comment will try new one..love them all

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  15. Everyone looks smashing in their orange. I just love the shade of green you combined your orange with. And that necklace!

    I get so jealous every time you wear a cardi buttoned up. I want to be able to do that, too! Back on Weight Watchers in hopes of reducing the size of my chest and other things. Then maybe I can, too!

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    1. But doll you look so slender, I'm sure you could rock a buttoned-up cardigan. I make sure they're a size bigger than normal to accommodate "the girls."

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  16. I love these bold colours together! The accessories are fab too, the hat looks great. The necklace from Eternal Collection is lovely, they have some gorgeous jewellery - I get lots of wear from my two necklaces. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  17. This is brilliant, I keep seeing Orange around at the moment and although I have never worn it, you have definatley made it work beautifully.

    Lyn x
    The Lavender Barn

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  18. I love these looks! I am a convert too! I really like orange now, when I used to associate it with Halloween! Love the colors here, the soft green and orange paired, and your coral lipstick is lovely!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Halloween....yes, that's where my dislike of orange originated! I can see myself buying a few orange pieces going forward but it'll never be one of my favourites.

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