Is This Mutton?

Fashion,beauty and jewellery for the non-invisible woman over 45

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The beauty and fitness books that changed my life: and link up

Glamour School, a beauty book dating from 1957, still has very relevant guidance and know-how today
Ladies, let me introduce you to two icons of my teen years. These two books fed my obsession with beauty, and later fitness, and I still use some of their tips.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Mixing old and new to create a contemporary outfit

Is This Mutton? the fashion blog for the fashionable over 50s styles a pair of 90s check trousers with touches of leopard print and sequins for an up to date look.
My "Rupert Bear" trousers are suddenly in vogue.  I've had them since the early 90s and they occasionally get an outing. You last saw them here.

Check trousers are now everywhere, and shades of brown, caramel and cream are also very trendy, so I've styled my Rupert Bears with something new - a sequinned jumper - and another older item, a camel cape from Asos which is about five years old.
Rear view of a woman wearing a camel cape with leopard print accessories and original 1990s check trousers
I've always loved capes although they're not very practical. I added a touch of leopard print with a clutch (Next, SS16) and ankle boots (Office London). The jumper is £20 at Sainsbury's.
Close up of a pink sequinned jumper from Sainsburys
The trousers are what we used to call "Oxford Bags," as worn by David Bowie in the Hunky Dory period.
Shades of brown and camel with check trousers, camel cape and leopard print bag and boots
Yesterday I spent an exhausting hour sweeping and bagging all the leaves. It's a small garden but we have four trees, a deciduous hedge and three clematis montana - that's a lot of leaves!

What do you think of the check trouser trend?  And the return to brown and caramel?
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Friday, 16 November 2018

Meet the deceptive Citrine, birthstone for November

Close up of a baguette shaped citrine ring against a gold sequin bag.
Who could not fail to love the bold, extravagant citrine in its flamboyant shades of yellow, orange and red? This magical gemstone is one of the birthstones for November.  But first, some bad news about citrine. Those deeper yellow and orange shades may actually not be citrine at all!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions and Link Up

Not just for millennials: the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette
Very excited ladies to share this gorgeous palette of green, gold and bronze eyeshadows from trendy brand Huda Beauty.
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