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Wednesday 30 May 2018

The no-smell gradual tan wonder from Dove

Dove Visible Glow and Summer Revived gradual tan products in a summer background  from Is This Mutton dot com

It's summer, girls, and time to get our legs out. Fortunately the world of faux tan has moved on a bit since my first encounter in the 1970s, when a friend of mine showed me her fake tan. Reader, she was as orange as an Oompa Loompa.

Sunday 27 May 2018

Dressing up black cropped trousers

In part two of a special on how older women can wear summer 2018's cropped and wide trousers, Is This Mutton dresses up a pair of black trousers with a red top and pearls.
Last week in part one of my Cropped and Wide Trousers special, I hopefully showed that this scary type of pant can be surprisingly flattering. This week I'm wearing a more conservative pair of trousers which could easily be worn to work and also dressed up for evenings.

Monday 21 May 2018

Wide and cropped trousers

How easy is it for an older woman to wear this summer's wide and cropped culottes and trousers? Over-45s blog Is This Mutton? tries a couple of pairs for size.
Now there's a line to strike fear into most older women's hearts:  wide cropped trousers. Last year we had ankle grazers but they were mostly straight or narrow legged.  This year, "what's trending" on Asos tells me that wide, cropped trousers/ culottes are going to be very big this summer. In more ways than one.

Sunday 20 May 2018

Thoughts on the royal wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Image: USA Today
Image: USA Today

Thousands of column inches have been devoted to analysis of the royal wedding but undeterred, I'm going to give my two'pennorth  (or 10 cents, for US readers). Hold on to your hats ladies!

Friday 18 May 2018

Find your perfect Mother of the Bride/Groom dress

Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon in a violet dress and lace shrug by Gina Bacconi for her step son's wedding

Shopping for a mother of the bride or groom outfit is a minefield. You want to look cool and contemporary, in an outfit that flatters. But too many dresses are sleeveless or in a fabric that clings.  And you don't want to go too mainstream in case someone else is wearing the same dress. Here are some tips on finding your best outfit.

Sunday 13 May 2018

Dance your way through summer with Vionic Ainsleigh wedges

Dance and walk in comfort all summer with Vionic's Ainsleigh wedge sandals. Is This Mutton wears them with an elegant tangerine dress from Lavish Alice.

Summer presents us with all sorts of shoe challenges ---- how do we stay comfortable at a wedding, for example, where we might be on our feet all day and night? The answer my friends is Vionic Shoes.

Thursday 10 May 2018

200 mile walk ahead!

Preparing for the 200 mile Coast to Coast challenge which takes in the national parks in England. What to wear and what to take.
By the time you read this, I will be setting off on a massive challenge: the Wainwright Coast to Coast walk.

Sunday 6 May 2018

Lotus Cattleya sandals and Joseph Ribkoff dress

A summer dream team for parties or weddings: Lotus Cattleya sandals in nude with a flattering Joseph Ribkoff dress in lime and leopard print.
I was thrilled to be gifted these gorgeous Cattleya high stiletto heel peep toe sandals from Lotus. Look at the elegant cut out style, which has some diamante that sparkles very invitingly.  And they slip on, with no straps needing to be adjusted. Even better, they're a neutral colour which goes well with anything.

Thursday 3 May 2018

Miami, Mutton and bluebells: Sentence a Day, April

A table decorated for Easter in London, UK, April 2018. Includes an Easter wreath and an Easter tree decorated with glass birds and woolly sheep.
April 1, Easter Sunday
Easter seems such a long time ago! Had a lovely Easter table and roast rib of beef. The kids and their partners came for lunch and we played games afterwards.

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