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Monday, 25 September 2023

Power Dressing


Five bloggers interpret the challenge Power Dressing with Is This Mutton going for red

Dear friends. It was Emma's turn to choose this month's Style Not Age Challenge, and she went for Power Dressing.

Style Not Age is a challenge for five bloggers aged 45 upwards. Each month we tackle a prompt to style an outfit.

Thursday, 21 September 2023

Tell Us About: Legacy

 Kathleen Lovis, grandmother of Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon

Dear friends. Welcome to this month's Tell Us About challenge, where 8 global bloggers interpret a prompt in their own way.

This time it's Legacy, chosen by Leslie from Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After.  It seems to have most of the group scratching their heads.


Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Autumn New Arrivals

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Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in warm pink, rose gold and brown tones for autumn
Dear friends. Autumn - fall - has arrived in London. The trees aren't yet changing colour, but the temperature has fallen and the late summer heat has departed.

I'm ready for autumn, having made a few careful purchases. Today I'm wearing a new cashmere jumper with dark brown velvet trousers and rose gold boots. A lux and warm combo which will see me through many different types of event. 

A lux look for Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton: cashmere jumper and velvet trousers with rose gold boots

I've looked at the various autumn trends  (I wrote about them here), and will embrace some of them, including red. But these days I'm less of a fashion victim. I prefer to seek out the colours which suit me, rather than look insipid or ill in the colours chosen by the retailers. This year they have gone big time on black, olive green and Barbie pink, three colours which do nothing for ne.

I found the cashmere jumper in the sale at Pure Collection. I love cashmere, nothing feels better, but I rarely pay full price. Instead I stalk certain pieces until they're reduced in price.

The brown velvet trousers are new at Robell. A pull-on style, the velvet fabric adds a bit of richness to whatever I'm wearing.

You've seen the rose gold boots many times before. I love them! This year I'm searching for a pair of yellow gold boots, with a small heel. The bag is a perfect flamingo pink - a warm toned pink. It's beautifully made, by Osprey, but cost just £35 on ebay. Finally the necklace echoes the tones of the jumper. It was bought from Etsy.

I'm using a different colour than normal on my eyelids, pink. I blended 2 tones from the gorgeous Hindrash Monochrome palette (Cult Beauty). Lipstick is English Rose by Max Factor.

Have you made any buys yet, boots or jumpers/sweaters? Or a coat?  Do let us know in the comments.
Join me and the gang tomorrow for the monthly Tell Us About Challenge.

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Saturday, 16 September 2023

A Feast of Reading: September Books


Six books featured in the September Is This Mutton book reviews

Dear friends. The autumn chill has not yet arrived in the UK but it's due any day. That will signal the blissful feeling of more reading to be done in the next few months, along with mugs of hot chocolate and a cosy throw.

There's a bumper crop of excellent reads this month:  two books get my highest accolade, five stars.

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