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Wednesday 26 December 2018

Living Coral: the Pantone colour of the year for 2019

Pantone's color of the year for 2019 is a mellow coral with a golden undertone that "energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." It is neither orange or peach, but the color of a sunset. Living coral will be welcomed by many people who didn't like the color for 2018, ultra violet.

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Outfits for Christmas and Link Up

Over 50s blogger Gail Hanlon in lemon feather-trimmed jumper from Uterque and cream trousers

Christmas is a brutal time for women. All the shopping - for food and presents, the wrapping, the sending of cards, the visiting of relatives, the cooking - mostly falls on our shoulders.  I escape relatively lightly in that I don't have a big family, and the main effort for me is preparing lunch on six for Boxing Day, which is of course the easiest day.

Sunday 16 December 2018

Staying warm and dry

Burgundy fur trimmed parka from Oasis worn with burgundy suede boots and jeans.

Here I am wearing something I would never have bought a year or two ago:  a fur trimmed parka coat. Yes, I used to be very sniffy about coats that were padded, quilted or insulated.  Those, I felt, were best consigned to hill and mountain walks.  Instead, I always bought cashmere coats like this lilac number. 

Friday 14 December 2018

Zircon: alternative birthstone for December

Spectacular zircon ring. In its series on jewellery birthstones, Is This Mutton? looks at an alternative birthstone for December, zircon - not to be confused with cubic zirconia.
Tanzanite is the better known of the three December birthstones, but today we're going to explore the zircon, one of the oldest gemstones which is often confused with "cubic zirconia."

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Mutton's Beauty Maestros 2018 and Link Up

Drum roll - here it is, my list of top beauty products for the year! I've chosen the products that work wonders for the over-45s and our skin and hair needs. These are all products I've used extensively and would buy again when they run out. So without further ado:

Sunday 9 December 2018

How to wear a summer skirt in winter

Take one beige midi summer skirt and turn it into a winter knockout featuring many of the trends of the season: cream, oat and beige colours; leopard print and long leather boots.

The most fashionable length for a skirt right now is midi, with anything short or knee-length looking a bit dated. This is good news for my camel midi skirt bought in summer, because with a few simple additions I can turn it into a skirt suitable for winter.

The big story for boots this winter will soon turn into long boots, particularly with skirts and dresses. It's all part of the "modesty dressing" trend, where a midi skirt and long boots takes away any risk of seeing leg.

I haven't bought a pair of long boots for years and wanted a dark brown, low heeled pair that would also look good with trousers or jeans tucked in.

Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton? in camel midi skirt with mushroom coatigan, brown velvet top and long brown leather boots

Lux cream, oat, brown and caramel shades are big this winter so I added a brown waist cinching belt and a long wool blend textured cardigan in mushroom, both from Marks and Spencer. My clutch is a couple of years old, as is the green and brown necklace.

Cool for winter: brown velvet with shades of cream and camel

Join me on Wednesday for the #WowOnWednesday beauty and fashion link up. I'll be sharing Mutton's Magical Maestros for 2018, my beauty haul of fame.

Sharing this post with: On Mondays we Link Up with Glass of GlamMy Random Musings, #IwillwearwhatIlike at Not Dressed as Lamb, Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style; Style with a Smile at Stylesplash; Turning Heads Tuesday at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, #SpreadTheKindness at Shelbee on the Edge, Chic&Stylish at Mummabstylish,  Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style, Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style. Thursday Moda.at Elegance and Mommyhood.


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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Can these tablets give you better skin? And Link Up

Is This Mutton? blogger Gail Hanlon with Imedeen Prime Renewal, skincare tablets for the over-50s
The best endorsement a blogger can give to a product is to actually buy it. I've just bought three months' supply of Imedeen Prime Renewal tablets, so that should tell you that I've been pleased with the improvement in my skin.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

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