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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Green Statement Necklace

Over 50s woman in garden on phone with cat at her feet

First an announcement. Nothing new here ladies! But I am showing how a statement (pre-loved!) necklace can breathe new life into an old outfit.

I bought the necklace in question for the princely sum of £2.50 from a charity shop in Epping. Now you probably haven't noticed, but the necklace is actually on upside down! Trust me. But it still looks brill.

In the top picture, Miss Molly the cat (aged 15) was sprawling out on the fake grass so I felt compelled to adopt a faux 1950s pose. What fun!

Over 50s woman wearing a green beaded necklace with green patterned skirt and cropped cardigan

The "old outfit" in question is a Boden skirt and cropped cardigan, probably both around four years old, and a plain white blouse. The necklace has two shades of green going on, so my sandals, about 10 years old, are echoing the second green.  (Clever huh?).

Garden shot of over 50s woman in green and white outfit with striking green necklace and pink bag

I used green eyeshadows from my Huda Emerald Obsessions palette and my signature Guerlain Indian Rose lipstick. I love green and pink together. The bag unclips from a larger tote by VVA  (Sarah Haran).

Over 50s blogger Gail Hanlon in green patterned skirt green cardigan and white blouse

I was thrilled to find the necklace because it's exactly the sort I love, and the right colour for all my green pieces!

What have you bought from a thrift / charity store that made your heart beat faster?  Do tell in the comments.

No items were gifted for this post.

Wow On Wednesday Link Up

Time now for #WowOnWednesday! Two weeks ago the readers' favourite was a post by Jodie's Touch of Style on using color analysis for grey haired women.  Jodie's blog regularly features three women from different decades showing how to add their spin to a particular theme for an outfit.  In this post, Jodie's step mother Nancy, in her 70s, looked amazing in blue and white with splashes of red.

Woman over 60 with grey hair wearing the colors that best suit her cool toned complexion. Blue and white tunic and white shorts with red accessories.

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